The A’s haven’t reached the playoffs since the 2006 season, but starting Monday, fans can invest in a potential return trip this season.
Individual game tickets for a potential wild-card game and American League Division Series games involving the A’s at the Oakland Coliseum will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday. The A’s will be using dynamic pricing for these games, so the earlier tickets are purchased, the cheaper the price will be. Read More
A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who had surgery to repair a fractured skull and other injuries after being hit in the head with a line drive last week, was released from the hospital on Tuesday, the team announced.
McCarthy indicated in his statement that he plans to return to baseball at some point, though this season appears to be unlikely. 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
Any thoughts that getting blasted three straight games by the Los Angeles Angels was going to ruin the Cinderella story being crafted by the A’s proved to have no basis in reality this weekend in Seattle.
Jonny Gomes’ three-run homer in the fifth inning gave starter Tommy Milone some room to work, and Josh Donaldson added a solo shot for insurance in the ninth as the A’s pulled out a 4-2 win over the Mariners on Sunday, completing a three-game sweep in the Pacific Northwest. Read More
It’s put up or shut up time for the Niners’ Michael Crabtree, whose 12-touchdown output in three seasons since being drafted 10th overall in 2009 represents significant underachievement, yet he was handed the starting job opposite Randy Moss for today’s opener at Green Bay.
Why was Crabtree given the start over Mario Manningham, who has 18 TDs in 3½ seasons and a far more favorable reputation as a teammate and worker? Read More
A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy was awake and resting comfortably on Thursday following his two-hour surgery Wednesday night after being hit in the head by a line drive during Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels.
McCarthy, 29, was struck on the right side of his head by a line drive off the bat of Erick Aybar in the fourth inning. Read More
If the Los Angeles Angels were looking for proof positive they can make a late push for the postseason, they got it this week.Los Angeles capped a three-game sweep of the A’s — its first over the NorCal rival since October 2009 — with Wednesday’s 7-1 win in front of 15,404 spectators at the Coliseum. Read More
Would you bet against the hottest team in baseball down the stretch?
With 28 games left to play, the A’s are tied with the New York Yankees for the second-best record in the American League (76-58) despite an 8-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels at the Oakland Coliseum on Monday. They’ve won 15 of their past 18 games and hold onto one of the two wild-card spots, with Tampa Bay lurking close behind. But can this team of misfits and castoffs keep it rolling into October? Read More
If the Giants make the playoffs, Tim Lincecum will be in the their starting rotation. Don’t kid yourself. If he’s not hurt, “The Freak” will be getting the ball in October.
His 2010 postseason run, combined with the few flashes of brilliance we’ve seen this season, are all the team needs to justify such a decision.
And be sure that they’ll use it.
And be equally sure that they won’t be using Lincecum as a reliever. Read More
CLEVELAND — For a team leading the wild-card race, the A’s couldn’t have hand-picked a better opponent to play in the four-game series that ended Thursday.
The A’s, who have won six games in a row and 12 of their past 14, took advantage of the reeling Cleveland Indians, belting four home runs and beating Cleveland 12-7. Oakland is 9-2 vs. Cleveland this year. Read More