Scribner helps A's to the verge of the playoffs
A middle reliever for the pennant-chasing Oakland Athletics, the former Spartan and UConn righthander pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his first career victory in Oakland's 3-2 win over division rival Texas.
The 27-year-old has spent the bulk of this season as a middle reliever with the A's, one of the surprise teams in the major leagues in 2012.
Scribner, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound right-hander, had last appeared Sept. 22 in front of family and friends at Yankee Stadium, tossing a pair of scoreless frames during a 14-inning Oakland loss.
Heading into the final games of the regular season the ex-Spartan had logged 32.1 innings pitched over 29 appearances, striking out 28 batters and walking a dozen, while pitching to a 2.78 ERA.
The Athletics boasted a 92-68 record and appeared playoff-bound as either West Division champion or as a wild card with two games to play against West rival Texas.