Asdrubal Cabrera homered twice and Mark Reynolds hit one to the deepest reaches of Progressive Field, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-3 win over the A’s on Monday night.
Jason Kipnis and Cabrera hit consecutive homers in the first inning off Jarrod Parker (1-5). In the fifth, Cabrera homered again and Reynolds launched a 460-foot shot — his 10th this season — that nearly cleared the left-field bleachers. Read More
OAKLAND — His face full of dirt and his body atop the third base bag, Eric Sogard was more concerned with being safe than watching the throw from Baltimore's Manny Machado sail into left field.
For a few moments, it even looked as if Sogard would stay put on the ground.
Sogard eventually got to his feet and scrambled home, making a headfirst dive with the winning run in the 10th inning that lifted the Oakland Athletics over the Orioles 9-8 Sunday. Read More
Hat on backward and goggles covering his eyes, Yoenis Cespedes started dancing in the middle of the clubhouse as the bubbly streamed every which way.
Quickly, his Oakland teammates joined in the fun — and the Cuban rookie doused anybody he could get.He might have soaked Coco Crisp the best with a double pour over the head. Read More
Another dramatic win in hand, the A’s gathered around the big screen clubhouse TV and began feasting on Mexican food while watching the Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers play the second game of their Texas doubleheader. 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
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
Derek Norris belted a two-run homer and Travis Blackley had a career-high eight strikeouts as visiting Oakland won its sixth straight game by a score of 7-2.
Yoenis Cespedes delivered a three-run single during a five-run seventh inning as the Athletics improved to 15-2 over their last 17 games.
Blackley (3-2) gave up one run and five hits while cooling down a Toronto squad that scored 28 runs in a three-game weekend sweep of the Boston Red Sox. Read More
Issue: Manny’s potential impactAnalysis: Eligible to return to the big leagues with the A’s on Wednesday, though the team has hinted that could be pushed back, Manny Ramirez could make his Oakland debut on his 40th birthday and give Oakland a present in the form of a formidable bat, a positive presence in the clubhouse, and national attention the likes of which the team hasn’t gotten in years.Two out of three ain’t bad. Read More
Opening Day may have officially been in Japan last week, but the A’s have their Stateside opener today against the Seattle Mariners and are glad to be back.“No one is going to have a tough time getting up for an opener here in Oakland,” manager Bob Melvin said. “This is the one you always have your calendar marked on that day.”But the Oakland opener will be different than it was a year ago. Read More
The A’s finalized their roster Wednesday by sending pitcher Tyson Ross to Triple-A Sacramento. Ross was 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA this spring, excluding a start in Japan when he gave up eight runs on 10 hits in four innings. The A’s now have 11 pitchers on their 25-man roster and don’t need a fifth starter until April 17. Graham Godfrey will open the year as the fourth starter behind Brandon McCarthy, Bartolo Colon and Tommy Milone. Read More