Asdrubal Cabrera homered twice and Mark Reynolds hit one to the deepest reaches of Progressive Field, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-3 win over the A’s on Monday night.
Jason Kipnis and Cabrera hit consecutive homers in the first inning off Jarrod Parker (1-5). In the fifth, Cabrera homered again and Reynolds launched a 460-foot shot — his 10th this season — that nearly cleared the left-field bleachers. Read More
OAKLAND — Michael Morse hit a three-run homer and a solo shot, Hisashi Iwakuma followed up Felix Hernandez's gem with an impressive outing of his own, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 7-1 on Tuesday night. Read More
Justin Verlander threw a fastball that caught a bit too much of the plate, allowing Oakland's Coco Crisp to lead off the game with a stunning home run.For the first few innings, Verlander labored, his pitch count rising while his control deserted him. But the Athletics could manage only that one run, missing their best chance of the night to break through against Detroit's hard-throwing ace. Read More
Brandon Moss and Cliff Pennington homered and Jarrod Parker pitched seven strong innings as visiting the visiting A’s won their fourth straight game and snapped Los Angeles’ six-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory on Monday.
Parker (10-8) allowed one run and three hits as the A’s moved within three games of the idle Texas Rangers in the American League West and extended their hold on the top wild-card spot. Read More
OAKLAND — One day after celebrating the 10th anniversary of winning an American League-record 20 consecutive games, the A’s extended their current winning streak.Coco Crisp hit a three-run homer and had a career-high-tying five RBIs, and Jarrod Parker pitched eight shutout innings, giving up six hits, as the A’s routed the Cleveland Indians 7-0 on Sunday. Read More
Jeremy Guthrie combined with two relievers on a three-hit shutout and Alcides Escobar had two hits and an RBI as the Kansas City Royals posted their fifth win in seven games with a 5-0 victory against the A’s on Tuesday. Read More
The A’s were a league-best 19-5 in July, but have cooled somewhat this month, dropping six of 11 games in August to fall 6½ games back of Texas in the American League West. But Oakland still entered the week just a half-game back of the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles in the AL wild-card race as they prepare to open up a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals today. 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
The interleague schedule kicks off this weekend as the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s renew their Bay Bridge rivalry at AT&T Park starting today.Both teams find themselves in similar situations, hovering around .500 and in second place in their respective divisions. Barry Zito will get the start against the team he played for when he won the AL Cy Young award in 2002. He has a 1-4 record and 7.24 ERA against them since joining the Giants. Read More