The A’s haven’t reached the playoffs since the 2006 season, but starting Monday, fans can invest in a potential return trip this season.
Individual game tickets for a potential wild-card game and American League Division Series games involving the A’s at the Oakland Coliseum will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday. The A’s will be using dynamic pricing for these games, so the earlier tickets are purchased, the cheaper the price will be.
Game dates and times are to be determined and tickets purchased for any unplayed games are refundable. Read More
A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who had surgery to repair a fractured skull and other injuries after being hit in the head with a line drive last week, was released from the hospital on Tuesday, the team announced.
McCarthy indicated in his statement that he plans to return to baseball at some point, though this season appears to be unlikely. Read More
Brandon Moss and Cliff Pennington homered and Jarrod Parker pitched seven strong innings as visiting the visiting A’s won their fourth straight game and snapped Los Angeles’ six-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory on Monday.
Parker (10-8) allowed one run and three hits as the A’s moved within three games of the idle Texas Rangers in the American League West and extended their hold on the top wild-card spot. Read More
Any thoughts that getting blasted three straight games by the Los Angeles Angels was going to ruin the Cinderella story being crafted by the A’s proved to have no basis in reality this weekend in Seattle.
Jonny Gomes’ three-run homer in the fifth inning gave starter Tommy Milone some room to work, and Josh Donaldson added a solo shot for insurance in the ninth as the A’s pulled out a 4-2 win over the Mariners on Sunday, completing a three-game sweep in the Pacific Northwest. Read More
A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy was awake and resting comfortably on Thursday following his two-hour surgery Wednesday night after being hit in the head by a line drive during Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels.
McCarthy, 29, was struck on the right side of his head by a line drive off the bat of Erick Aybar in the fourth inning. Read More
If the Los Angeles Angels were looking for proof positive they can make a late push for the postseason, they got it this week.Los Angeles capped a three-game sweep of the A’s — its first over the NorCal rival since October 2009 — with Wednesday’s 7-1 win in front of 15,404 spectators at the Coliseum.The Angels not only beat the A’s, they dominated a team that had won nine straight and trailed only seven innings during the streak. Against Los Angeles, Oakland never led and got outscored 21-5 in the three games. Read More
Zack Greinke pitched seven strong innings to win his third consecutive start and the surging Los Angeles Angels beat the A’s for the second straight game 6-1 on Tuesday night at the Coliseum.
Kendry Morales had three hits and two RBIs and Alberto Callaspo had two hits and two RBIs as the Angels won for the seventh time in eight games to get within 3½ games of the American League wild-card lead. Read More
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With 28 games left to play, the A’s are tied with the New York Yankees for the second-best record in the American League (76-58) despite an 8-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels at the Oakland Coliseum on Monday. They’ve won 15 of their past 18 games and hold onto one of the two wild-card spots, with Tampa Bay lurking close behind. But can this team of misfits and castoffs keep it rolling into October? Read More
With the A’s all the rage, turning heads with a nine-game winning streak as surprise contenders, the Los Angeles Angels arrived on Monday with their own message: Don’t forget about us.
Los Angeles strapped on its work boots on Labor Day, belting three homers along the way, to snap Oakland’s win streak with an 8-3 decision with 20,180 in attendance.
The Angels have won six of seven and 10 of 13 to pull within 4½ games of second-place Oakland in the American League West, and the Angels know it’s now or never to make a late-season push. Read More
CLEVELAND — For a team leading the wild-card race, the A’s couldn’t have hand-picked a better opponent to play in the four-game series that ended Thursday.
The A’s, who have won six games in a row and 12 of their past 14, took advantage of the reeling Cleveland Indians, belting four home runs and beating Cleveland 12-7. Oakland is 9-2 vs. Cleveland this year.
With the victory, the A’s maintained their one-game lead over the Baltimore Orioles in the wild-card race while completing their first four-game sweep of the Indians in Cleveland since 2002. Read More