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
Alex Cobb threw his first career shutout and the Tampa Bay Rays won the opener of a pivotal three-game series against the A’s 5-0 on Thursday.
Matt Joyce had a two-run double in a five-run fifth inning and Evan Longoria added two hits and an RBI as the surging Rays pulled within 2½ games of the AL East-leading New York Yankees. Read More
Rookie Tommy Milone pitched eight innings, allowed two hits and a run, struck out five and walked only one batter as the A’s beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 on Wednesday, hours after starting pitcher Bartolo Colon was suspended 50 games by baseball for testing positive for testosterone.
became the second pitcher on the staff to notch double-digit victories and the win ended a personal three-game losing streak. Read More
Exactly one week after Melky Cabrera crushed Giants fans, A’s pitcher Bartolo Colon received a 50-game suspension of his own for also testing positive for synthetic testosterone.
Colon’s suspension isn’t as devastating, at least symbolically, for the A’s. They have more than enough arms in their rotation. Read More
Athletics starting pitcher Bartolo Colon, the former Cy Young award winner and two-time All-Star, won’t be around for Oakland’s surprising pennant push and news of his 50-game suspension stunned teammates who had come to rely on the popular and dependable veteran. 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
CHICAGO — Lanky left-hander Chris Sale continued his quest toward his first 20-win season, striking out 11 and scattering six hits as the Chicago White Sox topped the visiting A’s 7-3 on Sunday.
In his third outing of 10 or more strikeouts this season, Sale (14-3) once again was nothing short of outstanding, giving up just two solo home runs while not allowing a walk to the A’s (61-53). Read More
OAKLAND — When it’s a warm day game, balls fly out of the Oakland Coliseum as easily as they would in Coors Field. But it was the A’s who got the clutch base hits that made the difference.
Yoenis Cespedes hit the go-ahead two-run single and Chris Carter added a two-run homer in the sixth inning for the A’s, who edged the Los Angeles Angels 9-8 on Wednesday afternoon. Read More