Leading off: A’s seek 11th straight, Plesac’s nephew debuts

Baseball 05/27/19, 21:30

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday:POWER SURGEThe Athletics are riding the long ball to their longest winning streak in 13 years. Oakland looks for an 11th straight victory as it continues a series against the Angels. Matt Chapman has homered in three straight games, and Oakland has ...

Profar, Phegley homer to lead A’s to 10th straight win

Sports 05/27/19, 19:14

The Oakland Athletics are riding the long ball to their longest winning streak in 13 years.Matt Chapman homered for the third straight game, Jurickson Profar and Josh Phegley went deep off former Oakland starter Trevor Cahill, and the Athletics rolled to their 10th straight win, 8-5 over the Los Angeles ...

Red Sox beat Verlander, Astros 4-1 to avoid 3-game sweep

Baseball 05/26/19, 20:04

Rafael Devers homered off Justin Verlander, and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of two errors by the Houston Astros to avoid a series sweep with a 4-1 victory Sunday.Eduardo Rodriguez (5-3) held Houston to one run and four hits in six innings, improving to 5-1 in his last eight ...

A’s beat Mariners 7-1 to complete sweep, keep streak going

Baseball 05/26/19, 17:56

Matt Chapman homered for the second consecutive day, Josh Phegley also went deep and had three RBIs, and the streaking Oakland Athletics won their ninth straight, beating the Seattle Mariners 7-1 to complete a three-game sweep Sunday.Brett Anderson allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings to win after being forced ...

Fiers, A’s send Mariners to 5th straight loss, 6-5

Baseball 05/25/19, 18:21

Mike Fiers won in his first start at the Coliseum since pitching a no-hitter earlier this month and the Oakland Athletics beat Seattle 6-5 Saturday, sending the Mariners to their fifth straight loss.Matt Chapman homered and Ramon Laureano doubled in his fifth straight game, matching Miguel Tejada for the Oakland ...

Anderson leaves with cervical strain, A’s beat Indians 6-4

Baseball 05/20/19, 21:00

Brett Anderson left in the sixth inning with a cervical strain, and the Oakland Athletics hung on to beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4 on Monday night.Anderson (5-3) allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings, improving to 4-0 with a 0.94 ERA in six starts against the Indians. The 31-year-old left-hander ...

Luplow slips, Olson scores in 9th as A’s beat Indians 3-2

Sports 05/11/19, 18:43

Matt Olson scored from third base when right fielder Jordan Luplow slipped trying to field Ramon Laureano's short fly in the ninth inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics over the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in a wacky, sloppy game Saturday.Olson walked leading off against A.J. Cole (0-1), and Kendrys Morales followed with ...

Chapman homers vs Hand in 12th to lift A’s over Indians 4-3

Baseball 05/11/19, 00:49

Matt Chapman homered against Brad Hand leading off the 12th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics over the Cleveland Indians 4-3 Friday night.Chapman hit a 3-2 pitch down the left field line for his first career game-ending hit. The homer was his 10th this season and the first allowed by ...

Atheltics’ Fiers pitching no-hitter thru 6 innings vs Reds

Sports 05/08/19, 00:29

Mike Fiers of the Oakland Athletics is pitching a no-hitter through six innings against the Cincinnati Reds.Fiers has thrown 92 pitches Tuesday night in Oakland. He has struck out five.In 2015, Fiers pitched a no-hitter for Houston against the Los Angeles Dodgers.Fiers has retired 18 of the 19 Cincinnati hitters ...

Phegley drives in 8, A’s rip Pirates 14-1 to end 6-game skid

Baseball 05/03/19, 22:23

Josh Phegley drove in a career-high eight runs to set a franchise record for most RBIs in a game by a catcher and the Oakland Athletics snapped a six-game losing streak with 14-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.Phegley sandwiched a run-scoring single in the third around bases-clearing ...

Drury’s 3-run HR in 11th sparks Jays to season sweep of A’s

Baseball 04/28/19, 17:31

Brandon Drury started and ended the weekend with dramatic home runs.Drury hit a tying three-run homer in the 11th inning, Justin Smoak following with a game-winning single and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat Oakland 5-4 Sunday, completing a six-game season sweep of the Athletics.Drury's two-out, ninth-inning homer won ...

Pinder’s two-out single in 9th lifts A’s past Rangers 6-5

Baseball 04/24/19, 18:25

Chad Pinder's two-out RBI single in the ninth inning lifted the Oakland Athletics to a 6-5 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday.Stephen Piscotty singled with one out off Chris Martin (1-1) and then stole second base. After Khris Davis flew out, Pinder looped a soft hit into right field. ...

Chapman, Piscotty lead A’s offense in 11-5 win over Rangers

Baseball 04/24/19, 00:34

Matt Chapman homered and walked three times, Marcus Semien had a two-run double as part of a six-run fourth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 11-5 on Tuesday night.Stephen Piscotty matched his career high with four hits and scored three times. Piscotty has a franchise record 16-game ...

Piscotty’s 3 RBIs lead A’s over Rangers, end 3-game skid

Baseball 04/23/19, 00:03

Stephen Piscotty homered and drove in three to back Chris Bassitt's winning season debut, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 6-1 Monday night to end a three-game skid.Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus left in the seventh inning as a precaution after being hit by a pitch in the first ...

Blue Jays put RHP Shoemaker on injured list with knee sprain

Baseball 04/21/19, 17:24

The Toronto Blue Jays have put pitcher Matt Shoemaker on the 10-day injured list, a day after he sprained his left knee at the end of a rundown. The Blue Jays made the move Sunday and recalled infielder Richard Urena from Triple-A Buffalo. Shoemaker is 3-0 with a 1.57 ERA in five ...

Blue Jays lose Shoemaker to knee injury, beat Athletics 10-1

Baseball 04/20/19, 18:38

Toronto pitcher Matt Shoemaker injured his left knee in a rundown chase, and the Blue Jays went on to beat the Oakland Athletics 10-1 Saturday.Rowdy Tellez and Brandon Drury hit back-to-back homers during a five-run fourth inning. Justin Smoak also homered and shortstop Freddy Galvis made an over-the-shoulder, barehanded catch ...

Blue Jays starter Matt Shoemaker hurts leg in rundown

Baseball 04/20/19, 16:34

Toronto Blue Jays starter Matt Shoemaker had to be helped off the field after injuring his left knee during a rundown in the third inning Saturday against the Oakland Athletics.Shoemaker gave up a two-out single to Matt Chapman, then bounced a pitch to Stephen Piscotty. As Chapman strayed off the ...

Montas pitches A’s past Houston to end Astros streak

Baseball 04/17/19, 23:43

Frankie Montas pitched into the seventh inning to stop Houston's 10-game winning streak, Matt Chapman homered for the third time in six games and the Oakland Athletics beat the Astros 2-1 on Wednesday night.Jurickson Profar added two hits including an RBI double to make up for his team-leading fifth error. ...

Santana keys 8th-inning rally, Rangers stun A’s 8-7

U.S. 04/14/19, 17:29

Danny Santana had a two-run, pinch-hit triple and scored the go-ahead run during a four-run eighth inning, lifting the Texas Rangers over the Oakland Athletics 8-7 Sunday.Santana tripled into the gap in right-center to tie it at 7, then scored on Delino DeShields' bunt single two batters later. Santana, in ...

Khris Davis hits 2 HRs, Chris Davis hitless, A’s thump O’s

Baseball 04/10/19, 20:54

Oakland slugger Khris Davis homered twice and had three hits, Baltimore's Chris Davis extended his record hitless streak to 50 at-bats and the Athletics beat the Orioles 10-3 Wednesday night.Chad Pinder, Matt Chapman and Jurickson Profar also homered for Oakland, which can take the four-game series Thursday.Chris Davis entered as ...

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