Yoenis Cespedes and Brandon Moss hit consecutive home runs in the third inning, A.J. Griffin matched his season high with eight strikeouts and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 5-1 on Monday night. Read More
It’s been a stretch of struggles for Oakland, and no one on the A’s struggled more Sunday than Brandon Moss.
The right fielder struck out four times in a 6-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners, the A’s sixth loss in seven games. At a time when everything seems to be going wrong for the A’s, Moss had the toughest day of them all.
“I can’t feel much worse,” Moss said. “Four strikeouts on 14 pitches. You can’t do much worse. I guess I could have done it on 12.” Read More
An apparent game-tying homer by the A’s Adam Rosales was ruled a double by umpires in the ninth inning, and the Cleveland Indians held on to beat Oakland 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Rosales sent a drive off Indians closer Chris Perez that looked as if it cleared the left field wall. However, second base umpire Angel Hernandez called it a double, and the crew concurred after leaving the field to review the videotape. Read More
Athletics left-hander Tommy Milone provided a textbook example of a hard-luck loss Tuesday night.
Milone went seven strong innings and didn't allow an earned run, but took the loss as the Cleveland Indians turned two errors and a sacrifice fly into a 1-0 victory over Oakland. Read More
Grant Balfour was angry.
He had just given up a broken-bat single to Brett Gardner and thrown a wild pitch to Robinson Cano, moving the potential tying run to second base with two outs in the ninth inning.
Oakland manager Bob Melvin called for an intentional walk.
“I don’t make the decisions. He felt that was the decision to make. That’s not really for me to answer on this stuff,” the A’s closer said. Read More
A’s slugger Yoenis Cespedes didn’t have a problem beating Hank Conger’s throw to second in the ninth inning.
Stopping was the issue.
The Cuban cleanup hitter slid past the bag and was tagged out, a gaffe that was magnified when Oakland put two men on base later in the same inning of a 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. Read More
Yoenis Cespedes drove in four runs and Seth Smith finished with three RBIs as the A’s blew the game open in the middle innings to beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-6 a night after playing a 19-inning, 6½ hour game.
Cespedes tripled and doubled for the A’s. Smith, Derek Norris and Eric Sogard contributed two hits apiece for Oakland, and starting pitcher Jarrod Parker (1-4) worked six innings, allowing four runs (three earned) and six hits. Read More
The hottest lineup in the American League went cold for three days against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Roberto Hernandez pitched six effective innings Sunday for his first win since he was known as Fausto Carmona, and the Rays completed a sweep of the A’s with an 8-1 victory.
The A’s, who still lead the league in run production, batted .179 without a home run and scored only four runs in the three-game series. Read More
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A pair of Colorado Rockies pitchers were so wild Sunday, the A’s barely had to swing to score.
Oakland had 12 hits but pushed across its first four runs without putting the ball in play. Read More
There are tough acts to follow, and there are unbelievably tough acts to follow.Merely tough was the task of hitting the stage to perform at Sunday’s Grammy Awards show in the immediate wake of Justin Timberlake’s massively hyped, Jay-Z-enhanced return to the music business. Read More