Seth Smith homered and scored three times, Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong innings for his first win in nearly a month and the A’s beat the Texas Rangers 9-2 on Monday night.
Colon, who turns 40 on Friday, gave up two runs on six hits and struck out three. It was the first win for Colon (3-3) since April 23 at Boston. Read More
Everything is going the Cleveland Indians’ way. There’s no dispute or debate about that.
One day after the home run that wasn’t, Jason Kipnis, Nick Swisher and Mark Reynolds connected for homers and Scott Kazmir struck out 10 in six innings, leading Cleveland to a 9-2 win over the A’s on Thursday and a four-game sweep of Oakland. Read More
OAKLAND — Bartolo Colon pitched six crisp innings, Josh Reddick doubled in two runs during a six-run first and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-5 on Wednesday to complete another three-game sweep.The Athletics swept a three-game series at Houston during the first week of the season.Seth Smith had three hits and Jed Lowrie added two for the A's, who improved to an AL-best 12-4. Oakland outscored Houston 22-10 in the series. Read More
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PHOENIX — Bartolo Colon knew he had failed a drug test for about six weeks before he got hit with a 50-game suspension last season. He made several starts for the A’s while knowing he probably wouldn’t participate in the pennant race.
“I continued to pitch, but my mind wasn’t good,” he said. Read More
PHOENIX — Shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima made a point of walking across the clubhouse to greet pitcher Bartolo Colon.
The new face of the A’s infield, and an old, familiar one. Read More
Bartolo Colon will be welcomed back to the A’s with no hard feelings — at least by newly crowned AL Manager of the Year Bob Melvin.
Melvin said Wednesday he is “thrilled” the right-hander will return to the club next year after his 2012 season ended with a 50-game suspension Aug. 22 for testing positive for testosterone. Read More
It only took the A’s 162 games to grab sole possession of first place in the AL West.
The A’s completed one of the most incredible turnarounds in the history of Major League Baseball when they nabbed the division crown from the Texas Rangers earlier this week.
In doing so, the A’s became only the third division winner since the advent of the World Series 109 years ago to spend just a single day in first place. 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
It was certainly tempting, in light of Bartolo Colon’s positive drug test revelation, to call my editor at The Examiner and do what Colon did: take the easy way out.
“Hey boss, can you just reprint my column from last week, subbing in Colon’s name for Melky Cabrera’s and subbing the A’s in for the Giants?” Read More