The hottest lineup in the American League went cold for three days against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Roberto Hernandez pitched six effective innings Sunday for his first win since he was known as Fausto Carmona, and the Rays completed a sweep of the A’s with an 8-1 victory.
The A’s, who still lead the league in run production, batted .179 without a home run and scored only four runs in the three-game series. Read More
PHOENIX — Tommy Milone had a successful rookie season, and then started off spring training with five scoreless innings in two starts. Still, he’s treating camp as if he needs to earn a spot in the A’s rotation.
Milone allowed six hits and three runs in 3²⁄³ innings, but the bullpen shut down the hot-hitting Kansas City Royals on Tuesday for a 6-3 victory. Read More
Catcher George Kottaras hit a second-deck homer to lead off the 10th inning and propel the A’s to a 3-2 victory against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, pulling the A’s within four games of the leaders in the American League West.
Kottaras homered to right field off Mark Lowe (0-2), maintaining the A’s two-game lead over the Los Angeles Angels in the wild-card race. The Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 Tuesday. Read More
With the A’s all the rage, turning heads with a nine-game winning streak as surprise contenders, the Los Angeles Angels arrived on Monday with their own message: Don’t forget about us.
Los Angeles strapped on its work boots on Labor Day, belting three homers along the way, to snap Oakland’s win streak with an 8-3 decision with 20,180 in attendance. 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
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
Tommy Milone continued his dominance at home with his first career complete game as host Oakland made it two straight over Los Angeles with a 4-1 win Thursday night.
Brandon Moss homered for the sixth time in eight games and Yoenis Cespedes returned to the lineup with two hits and an RBI as the A’s improved to 11-2 at home in interleague play against the Dodgers. Read More
Vin Mazzaro was once penciled in as part of future A’s rotations.
He was a 2005 third-round pick of Oakland and in the rotation in 2009-2010, making 35 starts, but he was traded to the Kansas City Royals for outfielder David DeJesus after the 2010 season.
Mazzaro beat the A’s 2-0 on Sunday, holding them to four singles in six innings, while walking three and striking out three. Read More