Tyson Ross said it felt weird trying to strike out his friends and former teammates.It didn’t hinder his performance, though.
Ross gave up two hits and struck out three in three innings, and Yonder Alonso hit one of the San Diego Padres’ three homers in a 10-0 romp over the A’s on Monday. 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
MINNEAPOLIS — Playing against his former team, Minnesota Twins left fielder Josh Willingham did it again Wednesday.
Less than 24 hours after clubbing a walk-off, three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Willingham blasted another homer Wednesday to lead the Twins to a 4-0 win over the A’s. Read More
Despite a 5-2 loss at the hands of the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday, the A’s had every reason to feel good afterward.
The team received a big scare prior to first pitch Wednesday when rookie center fielder Yoenis Cespedes was held out of the lineup for a second day in a row because of soreness in his left hand.
But X-rays showed the injury to be a muscle strain in the back of his hand and, as a result, he will be day-to-day. Read More
The A’s finalized their roster Wednesday by sending pitcher Tyson Ross to Triple-A Sacramento. Ross was 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA this spring, excluding a start in Japan when he gave up eight runs on 10 hits in four innings. The A’s now have 11 pitchers on their 25-man roster and don’t need a fifth starter until April 17. Graham Godfrey will open the year as the fourth starter behind Brandon McCarthy, Bartolo Colon and Tommy Milone. Read More