Athletics left-hander Tommy Milone provided a textbook example of a hard-luck loss Tuesday night.
Milone went seven strong innings and didn't allow an earned run, but took the loss as the Cleveland Indians turned two errors and a sacrifice fly into a 1-0 victory over Oakland. Read More
Asdrubal Cabrera homered twice and Mark Reynolds hit one to the deepest reaches of Progressive Field, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-3 win over the A’s on Monday night.
Jason Kipnis and Cabrera hit consecutive homers in the first inning off Jarrod Parker (1-5). In the fifth, Cabrera homered again and Reynolds launched a 460-foot shot — his 10th this season — that nearly cleared the left-field bleachers. Read More
Grant Balfour was angry.
He had just given up a broken-bat single to Brett Gardner and thrown a wild pitch to Robinson Cano, moving the potential tying run to second base with two outs in the ninth inning.
Oakland manager Bob Melvin called for an intentional walk.
“I don’t make the decisions. He felt that was the decision to make. That’s not really for me to answer on this stuff,” the A’s closer said.
Up came Vernon Wells, 6 for 12 with two homers and two doubles against Balfour in his career. Read More
A’s slugger Yoenis Cespedes didn’t have a problem beating Hank Conger’s throw to second in the ninth inning.
Stopping was the issue.
The Cuban cleanup hitter slid past the bag and was tagged out, a gaffe that was magnified when Oakland put two men on base later in the same inning of a 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.
“He’s aggressive and goes in with a lot of velocity,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “He had the bag stolen, obviously. He just slid past it.” Read More
Yoenis Cespedes drove in four runs and Seth Smith finished with three RBIs as the A’s blew the game open in the middle innings to beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-6 a night after playing a 19-inning, 6½ hour game.
Cespedes tripled and doubled for the A’s. Smith, Derek Norris and Eric Sogard contributed two hits apiece for Oakland, and starting pitcher Jarrod Parker (1-4) worked six innings, allowing four runs (three earned) and six hits. Read More
Only in Oakland.
Could there have been any other site for Monday’s epic, 19-inning marathon game between the A’s and Los Angeles Angels?
The East Bay has been ground zero for magical moments this week. Read More
Two games in one.
Brandon Moss hit his second home run of the night with two outs in the bottom of the 19th inning to give the Oakland Athletics a 10-8 victory over the Los Angeles Angels early Tuesday in the longest major league game of the season.
The teams were on the field for 6 hours, 32 minutes in a marathon game that ended at 1:41 a.m. on the West Coast. It was the longest game ever played in Oakland by time and the longest in Angels history as well. Read More
OAKLAND — His face full of dirt and his body atop the third base bag, Eric Sogard was more concerned with being safe than watching the throw from Baltimore's Manny Machado sail into left field.
For a few moments, it even looked as if Sogard would stay put on the ground.
Sogard eventually got to his feet and scrambled home, making a headfirst dive with the winning run in the 10th inning that lifted the Oakland Athletics over the Orioles 9-8 Sunday. Read More
OAKLAND — Nate McLouth's patience as Baltimore's leadoff hitter is paying off nicely so far.
The rest of the Orioles lineup isn't doing too bad, either.
McLouth reached base four times and scored twice to extend his recent hot streak, Nick Markakis drove in two runs, and Baltimore opened its longest road trip of the season by routing the Oakland Athletics 10-2 on Thursday night. Read More
Big Papi almost looks as if he never missed all that time.He had two hits and drove in a run , Stephen Drew hit a two-run triple, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Wednesday afternoon to take a three-game series."When you consider eight months down and I don't know how many at-bats he's had, 15 or so and you consider the number of hits he's compiled, it is impressive," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "He's got such good plate coverage. Against lefties he goes the other way for a double and hits one through the hole. Read More