Brandon Moss’ three-run homer highlighted a four-run second inning, and the A’s clobbered the Boston Red Sox 6-1 Monday night.
Rookie Jarrod Parker got the win, pitching 6²⁄³ innings. He gave up one run on six hits and three walks, and he struck out three. Parker (5-3) has won four of his last five decisions.
Parker is one of two pitchers (Dwight Gooden in 1984) to allow one run or less in nine of his first 13 starts.
Hard-throwing lefty Sean Doolittle retired all seven batters he faced to close out the victory. He struck out three. Read More
Travis Blackley tossed seven strong innings and Brandon Moss homered as the A’s avoided a four-game sweep by beating the Texas Rangers 3-1.
The A’s took the lead in the top of the sixth inning when Jemile Weeks reached on a fielder’s choice, took third on a double by Yoenis Cespedes and scored on a wild pitch by Yu Darvish (10-5). Moss then hit the first pitch of the seventh inning over the right-field fence to pad Oakland’s margin. Read More
In his first full season in Major League Baseball, the A’s Ryan Cook has established himself as one of the top relievers in baseball.
Now, the right-hander can add All-Star to his résumé.
Cook was named as Oakland’s lone American League All-Star representative on Sunday.
“It’s very cool for me and my family and friends, and I’m just honored, really, to even be mentioned, and then to be chosen and get to represent the A’s and the long line of people before me who have done it,” Cook told MLB.com. Read More
Brendan Ryan drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the host Seattle Mariners edged the A’s 3-2 on Tuesday.
Casper Wells singled and stole second to set up the eighth-inning rally against A’s right-hander Jim Miller (2-1). Ryan worked the count full and fought off a pitch in on his hands, sending it just over the leap of Jemile Weeks at second base to plate Wells. Read More
Seth Smith accounted for the lone run with a solo homer and Tommy Milone pitched seven strong innings as the visiting A's clipped Erasmo Ramirez and the Seattle Mariners 1-0 on Monday night.
Ramirez (0-2) struck out 10 and allowed only three hits in the best start of his career, but made one mistake, leaving a first-pitch fastball up in the second inning to Smith. The A's slugger blasted it to straightaway center for his eighth homer of the season. Read More
OAKLAND — Derek Norris learned a couple of things on Sunday. Shaving-cream pies taste awful. And he loves them.
The A’s rookie catcher was smiling despite the lingering sting of the traditional pie-in-the-face celebration that followed his first career homer, a dramatic walk-off three-run blast that lifted the A’s to a 4-2 victory over the Giants at the Coliseum.
“The pie in the face didn’t feel too good, but it’s a feeling I wouldn’t trade for any in the world,” said Norris, still beaming after ending his fourth major-league game in thrilling fashion. Read More
It may be hard to believe, but the once struggling A’s are only two games under .500 after sweeping the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers.
Yoenis Cespedes crushed a line-drive three-run homer just inside the foul pole in the bottom of the ninth as the A’s beat the Dodgers 4-1 on Thursday.
“All my teammates have been thanking me for all the good things I’ve been doing for the team, but the only thing I was needing was the walk off, so I was happy to be able to do that today,” Cespedes said through his interpreter, former A’s pitcher Ariel Prieto. Read More
Tommy Milone continued his dominance at home with his first career complete game as host Oakland made it two straight over Los Angeles with a 4-1 win Thursday night.
Brandon Moss homered for the sixth time in eight games and Yoenis Cespedes returned to the lineup with two hits and an RBI as the A’s improved to 11-2 at home in interleague play against the Dodgers. Read More
Right-hander Brandon McCarthy allowed two hits in seven scoreless innings to win his sixth consecutive decision as the A’s topped the Dodgers 3-0 at the Oakland Coliseum on Tuesday.
Seth Smith and Jonny Gomes had RBI singles in a three-run first inning to help Oakland win for the sixth time in seven games.
McCarthy (6-3) showed no rust from an 11-day layoff due to shoulder soreness, retiring the final eight batters he faced to remain unbeaten since April 21. He struck out five and walked one. Read More
A’s pitcher Bartolo Colon had to leave Sunday’s game in the top of the third inning with a strained right oblique, and Oakland lost to the San Diego Padres 2-1 at home, ending the A’s five-game winning streak.
Colon came off the mound to field Alexi Amarista’s sacrifice bunt in the third inning, according to the San Jose Mercury News. He threw wildly to first base, and the error allowed runners to advance to second and third.After manager Bob Melvin and the training staff checked on Colon, Colon left the game. Read More