Josh Donaldson smacked a three-run homer and the A’s extended its winning streak to five games with the 8-4 win over the Cleveland Indians.
Yoenis Cespedes and Josh Reddick each had three hits and an RBI as the A’s took a one-game lead over Baltimore atop the American League wild-card standings.
Left-hander Travis Blackley (5-3) went 5²⁄³ innings in a spot start and allowed two runs on three hits as Oakland won for the 11th time in 13 games and beat the Indians for the seventh straight time. Ryan Cook went 1¹⁄³ innings for his 13th save. Read More
Brandon Moss homered and had three RBIs to back six scoreless innings from Tommy Milone as the A’s extended their winning streak to four games with a 7-0 blanking of the host Cleveland Indians on Tuesday.
Chris Carter also homered, collected three hits and drove in a pair of runs to help the surging A’s win for the 10th time in 12 games and remain tied with the Baltimore Orioles atop the American League wild-card standings. Read More
Brett Anderson dominated the host Cleveland Indians with seven scoreless innings to lead the A’s to their third straight victory, a 3-0 decision Monday.
Making his second start since returning from Tommy John surgery, Anderson (2-0) retired the first 13 batters and allowed only two hits while striking out five as the A’s improved to 9-2 in their past 11 games. Read More
It was certainly tempting, in light of Bartolo Colon’s positive drug test revelation, to call my editor at The Examiner and do what Colon did: take the easy way out.
“Hey boss, can you just reprint my column from last week, subbing in Colon’s name for Melky Cabrera’s and subbing the A’s in for the Giants?” Read More
Alex Cobb threw his first career shutout and the Tampa Bay Rays won the opener of a pivotal three-game series against the A’s 5-0 on Thursday.
Matt Joyce had a two-run double in a five-run fifth inning and Evan Longoria added two hits and an RBI as the surging Rays pulled within 2½ games of the AL East-leading New York Yankees. Read More
Rookie Tommy Milone pitched eight innings, allowed two hits and a run, struck out five and walked only one batter as the A’s beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 on Wednesday, hours after starting pitcher Bartolo Colon was suspended 50 games by baseball for testing positive for testosterone.
became the second pitcher on the staff to notch double-digit victories and the win ended a personal three-game losing streak. Read More
Athletics starting pitcher Bartolo Colon, the former Cy Young award winner and two-time All-Star, won’t be around for Oakland’s surprising pennant push and news of his 50-game suspension stunned teammates who had come to rely on the popular and dependable veteran.A week to the day after San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera was hit with a 50-game suspension for testing positive for testosterone, Colon was also suspended for 50-games for testing positive for the same substance. Read More
OAKLAND — One day after celebrating the 10th anniversary of winning an American League-record 20 consecutive games, the A’s extended their current winning streak.Coco Crisp hit a three-run homer and had a career-high-tying five RBIs, and Jarrod Parker pitched eight shutout innings, giving up six hits, as the A’s routed the Cleveland Indians 7-0 on Sunday. Read More
Jeremy Guthrie combined with two relievers on a three-hit shutout and Alcides Escobar had two hits and an RBI as the Kansas City Royals posted their fifth win in seven games with a 5-0 victory against the A’s on Tuesday.
Guthrie (2-3) turned in his second stellar performance, allowing three singles and two walks while striking out eight. The right-hander, who lost his first three starts after being acquired from Colorado, worked eight scoreless frames against the White Sox last week. Read More
The A’s were a league-best 19-5 in July, but have cooled somewhat this month, dropping six of 11 games in August to fall 6½ games back of Texas in the American League West. But Oakland still entered the week just a half-game back of the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles in the AL wild-card race as they prepare to open up a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals today.The Royals have been stuck at or near the bottom of the AL Central all season thanks to an early 11-game losing streak as well as a 4-13 skid coming out of the All-Star break. Read More