Catcher George Kottaras hit a second-deck homer to lead off the 10th inning and propel the A’s to a 3-2 victory against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, pulling the A’s within four games of the leaders in the American League West.
Kottaras homered to right field off Mark Lowe (0-2), maintaining the A’s two-game lead over the Los Angeles Angels in the wild-card race. The Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 Tuesday. Read More
Adrian Beltre hit a game-tying two-run homer in the seventh inning and cranked a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Texas Rangers over the visiting A’s 5-4 in the opener of a key four-game series Monday. Read More
Don’t talk wild card or division title to Bob Melvin.
“All I’m trying to do is win as many games as I can,” the A’s manager said Thursday after his A’s came back to drub Detroit 12-4 to break a two-game slide by winning the final game of the series.
Oakland has made a living off other teams’ mistakes this year, while Detroit has spent the season trying to overcome its defensive deficiencies. Read More
Justin Verlander worked six scoreless innings and Miguel Cabrera drew closer to the American League Triple Crown with his 41st homer as the host Detroit Tigers defeated the A’s 6-2 on Wednesday.
Omar Infante doubled in a pair and scored during a three-run third inning and Jhonny Peralta added an RBI single for the Tigers, who pulled to within two games of the Chicago White Sox in the American League Central. The White Sox fell 3-0 to the Kansas City Royals. Read More
Miguel Cabrera homered twice and drove in six runs as the host Detroit Tigers survived Max Scherzer’s early exit and cruised past the A’s 12-2 in the opener of a three-game series on Tuesday. Read More
A.J. Griffin pitched eight shutout innings to become the first pitcher in franchise history to start his career with six consecutive victories as the visiting A’s defeated the Los Angeles Angels for the third straight game 4-1 on Wednesday.
Yoenis Cespedes homered for the second time in two nights and the A’s won their sixth straight contest and matched a franchise record with their 12th consecutive road victory. Read More
Zack Greinke pitched seven strong innings to win his third consecutive start and the surging Los Angeles Angels beat the A’s for the second straight game 6-1 on Tuesday night at the Coliseum.
Kendry Morales had three hits and two RBIs and Alberto Callaspo had two hits and two RBIs as the Angels won for the seventh time in eight games to get within 3½ games of the American League wild-card lead. Read More
The summer and fall of 2002 produced one of those magical sports periods for professional sports teams in the Bay Area. The Giants, A’s, 49ers and Raiders all reached the postseason and had fans buzzing. Read More
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. 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