Bartolo Colon allowed one run in seven innings to win his third straight start and the host A’s swatted four home runs to snap a three-game losing streak in a 10-4 thumping of the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday.
Derek Norris hit a two-run homer and Jonny Gomes, Adam Rosales and Josh Reddick added solo shots as the A’s moved a half-game ahead of Los Angeles for second place in the AL West standings and into a tie with Baltimore for the second wild-card spot. Read More
Jered Weaver tossed a four-hit shutout to win his ninth consecutive start and lift the visiting Los Angeles Angels to a 4-0 victory against the A’s on Monday.
Weaver (15-1) struck out nine and did not walk a batter to become the first 15-game winner in the majors with his second shutout of the season and sixth career. It was his 11th career complete game. Read More
OAKLAND — The last-place Toronto Blue Jays were resilient this weekend, and they held their own against the surging A’s.Edwin Encarnacion’s two-run homer and Yunel Escobar’s two-run single were instrumental Sunday in the 6-5 win that allowed the Blue Jays to split the four-game series against the A’s.
Toronto’s Aaron Laffey (3-2) pitched six innings, allowing six hits and four runs for the win. Read More
The last time the Los Angeles Angels rolled into the Oakland Coliseum (May 21), they were eight games out of first with an 18-24 record and their pricey offseason acquisition, Albert Pujols, was struggling through the worst slump of his career, batting .211. The A’s, on the other hand, were in second place with a 21-21 record, despite injuries to Yoenis Cespedes, Brandon McCarthy and Coco Crisp. But few thought the anomaly would last. Read More
Tampa Bay right-hander James Shields tossed a three-hitter for his first complete game of the season as the visiting Rays posted their third shutout in four games with an 8-0 victory against the A’s on Tuesday night.
B.J. Upton recorded two hits and two RBIs while Sam Fuld collected three hits for the Rays, who improved to 5-3 on their nine-game road trip while handing Oakland just its fifth loss in 24 games in July. Read More
The Oakland A's won Monday night -- well, really Tuesday morning, after midnight -- but struck out a franchise-record 21 times during the 4-3, 15-inning victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.The day before in Baltimore, the A's racked up 14 strikeouts, so the whiffs are coming fast and furious, with some pretty notable numbers getting put up.On Monday, Josh Reddick and Brandon Inge both struck out four times, Kurt Suzuki three times. Reddick and Inge both struck out twice on Sunday, too. Read More
Wei-Yin Chen may be a rookie with the Baltimore Orioles, but he continues to pitch like a talented veteran.Chen struck out 12 in just 5²⁄³ innings, and the Orioles got homers from Matt Wieters and Omar Quintanilla in a 6-1 victory over the A’s on Sunday afternoon.
Chen (9-6) set a record for strikeouts by a Taiwanese-born pitcher, breaking the mark of 10 that Chien-Ming Wang set on June 17, 2007, when pitching with the Yankees. Read More
What happened to Oakland being the Bay Area’s black hole for sports? Not anymore, it isn’t. Thanks in large part to their incredibly dramatic sweep of the New York Yankees last weekend and a failed trade for Hanley Ramirez this week, the A’s are national news now, on and off the field. The Giants are suddenly playing second fiddle. Read More
Milone continues to struggle on the road Brandon Inge jokingly told the rest of the A’s “Unacceptable!” after their seven-game winning streak came to an end on Thursday.
“We don’t lose!” he said in mock horror to reporters as they approached, then burst into laughter. Read More
The hits just keep on coming for the A’s.
Oakland jumped out to a huge early lead with an eight-run second inning against the Toronto Blue Jays and continued to pile it on en route to a 16-0 victory on Wednesday, the club’s seventh consecutive victory. The A’s, who will go for the series sweep in Toronto today, have climbed to nine games above .500 and have pulled even with the Los Angeles Angels for second in the AL West standings. Read More