posted on Aug, 26 2003 @ 01:10 AM
Miguel Tejada homered and had three hits as the Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-6 Monday night and Seattle lost to the BoSox 8-1 giving the A's
a first place tie with the Mariners in the AL West.
Tejada went 15-for-31 as Oakland went 5-2 on a trip to Boston and Toronto. The Athletics, who lost Mark Mulder to a stress fracture in his right hip,
are tied with Seattle atop the AL West, holding a share of first place for the first time since May 15.
While Oakland has won three straight and at 76-55 is a season-high 21 games over .500, Seattle has lost six straight.
Ted Lilly (7-9) won for the first time in five starts since July 25, allowing three runs -- two earned -- and eight hits in 6 1-3 innings. He struck
out seven and walked three.
Oakland is also tied with Boston for the AL wild card spot, but I'm sure they'd rather win the division.