Ohtani’s two-run single in the ninth lifts Angels past A’s

Sports 05/29/19, 00:48

Shohei Ohtani hit a tiebreaking two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels snapped Oakland's longest winning streak in 13 years at 10 games with a 6-4 victory Tuesday night.The Angels went ahead in the top of the ninth when Tommy LaStella singled with ...

Canha’s pinch-hit homer off Bauer lifts A’s past Indians 5-3

Baseball 05/21/19, 20:39

Pinch-hitter Mark Canha's two-run homer off struggling Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer in the third inning sent the Oakland Athletics to their fifth straight win, 5-3 over the Indians on Tuesday night.Canha replaced injured slugger Khris Davis and connected off Bauer (4-3), who managed to hang around for six innings despite ...

Piscotty homer in 13th lifts A’s past Reds 5-4

Baseball 05/09/19, 01:35

Stephen Piscotty homered leading off the bottom of the 13th inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Wednesday night.One day after Mike Fiers pitched the 13th no-hitter in franchise history, the A's got a big lift out of their bullpen and then ...

Khris Davis homers twice to lead Athletics past Orioles 8-5

Baseball 04/12/19, 03:58

Oakland's Khris Davis had another great day. Baltimore's Chris Davis had yet another awful one.Khris Davis hit a pair of home runs for the second straight game, increasing his major league-leading home run total to nine and leading the Athletics over the Orioles 8-5 Thursday."He's hit over 40 home runs ...

Khris Davis homers twice to lead Athletics past Orioles 8-5

Baseball 04/11/19, 17:24

Oakland's Khris Davis had another great day. Baltimore's Chris David had yet another awful one.Khris Davis hit a pair of home runs for the second straight game, increasing his major league-leading home run total to nine and leading the Athletics over the Orioles 8-5 Thursday."He's hit over 40 home runs ...

Canha hits 2-run HR, Anderson sharp as A’s top Angels 4-2

Baseball 03/30/19, 23:01

Mark Canha hit a two-run homer in the fourth that held up for Brett Anderson, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Saturday night.Stephen Piscotty added a two-run single in the third. Anderson (1-0) pitched six scoreless innings in his first start of the year after ...

Frankie Montas parlays new pitch into spot in A’s rotation

Baseball 03/26/19, 00:46

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin took another step toward finalizing his pitching rotation Monday, announcing right-hander Frankie Montas will be the team's fourth starter.The 26-year-old Montas has had varied success during parts of two seasons with the A's but was dominant this spring after adding a splitter to complement a ...

Athletics beat Giants 5-0 in Bay Bridge exhibition series

Baseball 03/24/19, 19:47

Japan is over for the Oakland Athletics.A couple of big swings helped wake up the A's.Stephen Piscotty, Jurickson Profar and Ramon Laureano homered, and Oakland beat the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Sunday in the Bay Bridge exhibition series.San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers against the Oakland Athletics ...

Oakland Athletics season preview capsule

Baseball 03/18/19, 21:41

Oakland Athletics2018: 97-65, second place, lost to Yankees in AL wild-card game.Manager: Bob Melvin (ninth season).Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis hits a grand slam off Nippon Ham Fighters pitcher Naoya Ishikawa in the ninth inning of their preseason exhibition baseball game at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo Monday, March 18, ...

Rain, rain, go away! 1st MLB spring training game washed out

Sports 02/21/19, 17:14

The spring training season started with a splash. Just not the kind fans hoped for.In the first major league exhibition game of the year, the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics were rained out Thursday. The Mariners roughed up Jerry Blevins and led 5-0 in the middle of the second inning ...

A’s looking at Robbie Grossman as potential leadoff man

Sports 02/20/19, 15:34

The Oakland Athletics will take a look at Robbie Grossman as a potential leadoff man when they open spring play.The Athletics host the Seattle Mariners on Thursday as the teams get a head start on spring training games. Both teams will also open the regular season ahead of the rest ...

Blevins says he has felt at home returning to the A’s

Baseball 02/14/19, 12:51

Jerry Blevins didn't know many of his new Oakland Athletics teammates yet the left-handed reliever said he has felt right at home returning to the team with which he broke into the big leagues back in 2007.The 35-year-old Blevins rejoined Oakland when he signed a minor league contract earlier this ...

A’s still hopeful Heisman winner Murray at spring training

Football 01/25/19, 19:56

The Oakland Athletics remain hopeful of seeing Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray in their uniform when spring training begins next month.While the Oklahoma quarterback declared for the NFL draft last week, the prized outfielder and 2018 first-round draft pick could report to A's spring training in Mesa, Arizona. He has ...

Column: It’s time for the shift to go

Baseball 12/12/18, 02:18

Ask baseball managers what they think about the dreaded shift, and most of them have the same answer.It's not a problem if the hitters don't make it one."There's an easy way to combat that," Oakland's Bob Melvin said. "Just hit the ball the other way."It's a simple enough solution, though ...

Heisman winner Murray thrills A’s, except when he scrambles

Football 12/11/18, 19:48

The Oakland Athletics love to watch Kyler Murray play, except when the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback scrambles.The A's definitely don't want their prized baseball prospect hurt on the football field.The Oklahoma star is a shifty runner, often dashing from the pocket for big gains. He'll next play Dec. 29 when he ...

Oakland’s Melvin, Atlanta’s Snitker voted top managers

Sports 11/13/18, 19:05

Oakland's Bob Melvin was voted Manager of the Year for the third time, winning the American League honor after leading the Athletics to the playoffs despite the lowest opening-day payroll in the major leagues.Atlanta's Brian Snitker won the National League award for leading the Braves to a surprising first-place finish.Melvin ...

Athletics give contract extensions to Beane, Forst, Melvin

Baseball 10/29/18, 20:13

The Oakland Athletics believe they have stability in their leadership structure to keep a good thing going and build momentum from their 2018 playoff return.Manager Bob Melvin has been rewarded for guiding another turnaround, receiving a long-term contract extension. The A's also reached new deals with executive vice president of ...

Bob Melvin extension among A’s offseason priorities

New York 10/05/18, 18:11

The Oakland Athletics plan to discuss a contract extension with manager Bob Melvin this offseason as well as possible new deals with home run leader Khris Davis and All-Star second baseman Jed Lowrie.Two days after the A's lost to the New York Yankees in a wild-card game, team officials began ...

Khris Davis, slugging A’s hope to build off surprising year

Football 10/04/18, 18:54

The Oakland Athletics surprised most everyone but themselves.A young team that gained momentum with a strong September a year ago slugged its way right into the playoffs and onto the national radar by hanging tough in the difficult AL West this season.Still, it all ended with the same result: a ...

Jackson only starting pitcher on A’s wild-card roster

Baseball 10/03/18, 11:59

Edwin Jackson is the only starting pitcher included on the Oakland Athletics' roster for their AL wild-card game against the New York Yankees.Right-hander Liam Hendriks will be on the mound for the start of Tuesday night's game, and A's manager Bob Melvin would not say who will follow.His bullpen includes ...

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