The A’s surprising season continued Wednesday with another improbable win. Read More
After a dismal start, the A’s have moved into contention for a wild-card berth after winning 21 of their past 34 games.
The A’s are 43-43 and just 2½ games out of the second wild-card spot as they begin the second half with a three-game set against the Minnesota Twins, who have also played better in recent weeks.
The Twins are 26-23 since May 16, but their 36-49 overall record has them 11 games behind the first-place Chicago White Sox in the AL Central. Read More
Three games left to play in the first half and the A’s are only a game under .500. They’ve scored the third-fewest runs in baseball and six everyday position players have missed games because of injury. Opening Day starter Brandon McCarthy is in the midst of his second trip to the disabled list and neither Dallas Braden nor Brett Anderson have thrown a pitch in a game this season. 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
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. 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
David Murphy’s two-run single capped a four-run fifth inning and put the host Texas Rangers ahead to stay as the beat the A’s 7-6 in the opener of a four-game series on Thursday.
Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre also drove in two runs apiece and Ian Kinsler had four hits as the Rangers improved to a major league-best 48-29 and moved a season-high 19 games over .500. 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. 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. Read More
Brandon Inge had three RBIs, including a two-run double to cap a three-run ninth as the visiting A’s sent reeling Colorado to its seventh consecutive defeat.
Seth Smith and Brandon Moss belted two-run homers and Jonny Gomes had a solo shot for the A’s, which rallied from deficits of 6-2 and 8-5.
Todd Helton belted a grand slam and Michael Cuddyer had four hits with a pair of homers for the Rockies, who tumbled to 0-8 in interleague play. Read More