Brandon Moss homered twice as the offensively challenged A’s handed host Colorado and its major league-worst pitching staff a sixth straight loss, beating them 8-6 on Tuesday.
Seth Smith doubled twice and drove in two runs in his return to Coors Field as the A’s, who entered with a .220 batting average — lowest in baseball — erased a 4-0 lead with five runs in the third inning en route to snapping athree-game losing streak. Read More
OAKLAND —Coco Crisp homered and hit a bases-clearing triple to lead the A’s to a 7-1 blowout over the Rangers on Tuesday afternoon. With the win, the A’s won three of four games in the series in dominating fashion.
"We’re going out there and trying our best," Crisp said. "I think everybody can sleep well tonight knowing they’re trying their best and it’s only going to improve." Read More
The Giants went with a college pitcher, while the A’s selected a trio of high schoolers on the first day of the baseball draft Monday.
San Francisco selected right-hander Chris Stratton, a 6-foot-3, 198-pounder out of Mississippi State, with the No. 20 overall pick.
Stratton, who’s aunt and uncle live in San Francisco, led the Southeastern Conference with 11 wins and a 2.21 ERA.
He struck out 123 batters in 102 innings this season. Read More
MINNEAPOLIS — Playing against his former team, Minnesota Twins left fielder Josh Willingham did it again Wednesday.
Less than 24 hours after clubbing a walk-off, three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Willingham blasted another homer Wednesday to lead the Twins to a 4-0 win over the A’s. Read More
Josh Willingham hit a walk-off, three-run homer off A’s closer Brian Fuentes to rally the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory Tuesday and send his former team to its seventh straight defeat.
Three A’s pitchers combined on a shutout until the ninth, when Jamey Carroll singled and Denard Span walked ahead of Willingham, who blasted a 1-0 sinker from Fuentes (2-1) into the Twins’ bullpen in left-center. Read More
MINNEAPOLIS — The normally unflappable Ryan Cook had his worst outing of the season for the A’s on Monday, allowing a pair of runs in the eighth inning as the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 5-4 win Memorial Day.
Cook (1-1), who had not allowed an earned run this season in 21 appearances, gave up an infield single to Joe Mauer, walked Josh Willingham, then allowed a bloop double to Justin Morneau as the Twins snapped a five-game losing streak. Read More
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig’s comments last week about the A’s and their future contained nothing new, but that didn’t stop local media from exploding over it, on TV and radio and in newspapers. Everyone had an opinion. Read More
The A’s are piling up so many injuries, manager Bob Melvin asked his trainer to take questions from reporters before Tuesday’s game. With seven players on the disabled list, Melvin is barraged with daily-status queries that even he’s not always capable of answering. Read More
OAKLAND — A struggling A’s offense followed up Tuesday’s one-hit performance by mustering only three base knocks in an extra-inning loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.
The Angels topped the A’s 3-1 at the Oakland Coliseum after Alberto Callaspo delivered a two-out double in the top of the 11th that brought a pair of tiebreaking runs across the plate. 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