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
BOSTON — Aside from the terrible weather, things really couldn’t have gone any better for the A’s on Tuesday.
The A’s ended a four-game losing streak with 13 runs, 13 hits and seven brilliant innings by a seemingly ageless Bartolo Colon in cruising to a 13-0 win over the Boston Red Sox. The game was called after seven innings following an entire night of rain and wind. Read More
Seth Smith, Coco Crisp and the never-say-die Oakland Athletics forced a Game 5 of their AL division series against the Detroit Tigers with their most memorable comeback yet.Smith hit a game-tying two-run double off closer Jose Valverde in the ninth inning and Coco Crisp capped Oakland's most dramatic comeback yet with a two-out RBI single as the A's staved off elimination for a second straight night with a 4-3 victory in Game 4 Wednesday night. Read More
On a scorching hot day in Minnesota, the A’s bats were again reflective of the weather. For the second day in a row, the A’s blasted four home runs, completing a three-game sweep of the Twins with a 9-4 win on Sunday.
Leading 2-1 in the second, the A’s hit three homers in the inning off Twins starter Brian Duensing (1-5), breaking the game open early. Read More
Seth Smith accounted for the lone run with a solo homer and Tommy Milone pitched seven strong innings as the visiting A's clipped Erasmo Ramirez and the Seattle Mariners 1-0 on Monday night.
Ramirez (0-2) struck out 10 and allowed only three hits in the best start of his career, but made one mistake, leaving a first-pitch fastball up in the second inning to Smith. The A's slugger blasted it to straightaway center for his eighth homer of the season. Read More
The A’s underwent major changes in the offseason, and life in 2012 begins without much of last year’s roster, including former All-Star pitchers Trevor Cahill, Gio Gonzalez and Andrew Bailey.“It’s tough,” A’s catcher Kurt Suzuki said at a FanFest event at Oracle Arena on Sunday. “It’s not just the fact that they’re leaving; it’s the fact that you build relationships with these players and you become close to them. ... It’s kind of a surreal feeling.” Read More