OAKLAND, Calif. — Jemile Weeks shook off the worst night of his career and became the latest member of the Athletics to deliver a walk-off victory.
Just another magical night in July for an Oakland team that has been the hottest in the majors since the All-Star break.
Weeks hit a sacrifice fly in the 15th inning, and the A’s outlasted the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Monday night in a game that took more than five hours.
“That’s just been the way the game’s been going for this team right now,” Weeks said after his first career walk-off RBI. “I kind of was beating myself up before because I had some chances and didn’t get it done. Another opportunity came, I just stayed confident and it worked out.”
The A’s improved to 19-4 this month and assured themselves of the best winning percentage in July in franchise history.
They’ve done it in dramatic fashion, too.
Oakland leads the majors with 12 walk-off wins this season. The A’s have won three of their past four games at home in the last at-bat, extending a season-long pattern.