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
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
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 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
The A’s just might be the best story in baseball right now.
A club picked to finish last in the division by most experts is 14-2 in July after beating the New York Yankees in four consecutive games at the Coliseum — and winning each game by one run, including Sunday’s 5-4 win in 12 innings.
In fact, the A’s have won five one-run games in a row for the first time in franchise history, which started in 1901. Read More
The A’s have won so many games in walk-off fashion they almost expect it of themselves when a game is tied in the late innings.
And once again the A’s saved their best for last on Sunday after falling behind 4-0 early in the game.
The hero of the game was Coco Crisp, whose game-winning single in the bottom of the 12th lifted Oakland to a 4-3 win, completing a four-game sweep of the New York Yankees. Read More
Coco Crisp burned his former team for the second day in a row.
The outfielder tripled and scored the tie-breaking run in the seventh inning of the A’s 3-2 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday at the Coliseum. A night earlier, Crisp drove in two of the A’s three runs, including the game-winning sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth.
The A’s completed a three-game sweep of Boston, their first sweep of the Red Sox since May 2008. 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. Read More
A’s manager Bob Melvin had a brief talk with his club after Wednesday’s loss to the Minnesota Twins, and he made it clear that the club needs to find the grit that they had earlier in the season, when Oakland was exceeding expectations.
“We’ve got to continue to play hard,” Melvin said. “We play hard, but we have to fight hard. There’s a difference.”During the A’s season-high eight-game losing streak, the team is batting .172, and Oakland has scored 12 runs, total. Read More