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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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