Alex Hall

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sean Manaea throws in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Friday, June 22, 2018. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Sean Manaea will start wild card game for A’s

Oakland left-hander will face the Tampa Bay Rays in Wednesday’s winner-take-all game

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sean Manaea throws in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Friday, June 22, 2018. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien (10) rounds third base after hitting a grand slam in the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins to extend their lead to 7-3 at the Oakland Coliseum on July 4, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s drop home finale to Rangers but still win series

Oakland allows five home runs in 8-3 loss

Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien (10) rounds third base after hitting a grand slam in the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins to extend their lead to 7-3 at the Oakland Coliseum on July 4, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien (10) watches a long fly ball go over left field for a grand slam in the 8th inning agains the Minnesota Twins to extend their lead to 7-3 at the Oakland Coliseum on July 4, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s rout Rangers for second straight game

Oakland jumps to early lead and wins 12-3

Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien (10) watches a long fly ball go over left field for a grand slam in the 8th inning agains the Minnesota Twins to extend their lead to 7-3 at the Oakland Coliseum on July 4, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Left to right) Wall Haas, Vida Blue, Tony LaRussa, Mark McGwire and Bert Campaneris stand on the field during the induction of the Oakland Athletics’ 2019 Hall of Fame class. Haas represented his father, Walter A. Haas, Jr. (pictured at far left). (Alex Hall / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Tony La Russa, Vida Blue among five inducted into A’s Hall of Fame

Oakland Athletics hold a pregame ceremony for the team’s 2019 Hall of Fame class

(Left to right) Wall Haas, Vida Blue, Tony LaRussa, Mark McGwire and Bert Campaneris stand on the field during the induction of the Oakland Athletics’ 2019 Hall of Fame class. Haas represented his father, Walter A. Haas, Jr. (pictured at far left). (Alex Hall / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland A’s pitcher Mike Fiers (50) starts against the St. Louis Cardinals at the Oakland Coliseum on August 3, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Mike Fiers beats Rangers on his own bobblehead night

Oakland A’s beat Texas 8-0 in series opener

Oakland A’s pitcher Mike Fiers (50) starts against the St. Louis Cardinals at the Oakland Coliseum on August 3, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers (50) starts against the Texas Rangers on July 28, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Mike Fiers returns to the mound for A’s after injury scare

The A’s open their final 2019 home series on Friday

Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers (50) starts against the Texas Rangers on July 28, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea (left) goes over his bullpen with pitching coach Scott Emerson (right) at the Oakland Coliseum on July 16, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Sean Manaea shines in return to Oakland Coliseum mound

A’s left-hander dominated the Detroit Tigers for seven innings

Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea (left) goes over his bullpen with pitching coach Scott Emerson (right) at the Oakland Coliseum on July 16, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman (26) rounds third base after hitting a homerun off Houston Astros pitcher Aaron Sanchez (18) in the 6th inning at the Oakland Coliseum on August 15, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Athletics set franchise record with six 20-homer hitters

A’s also on pace to break the team record for most total long balls

Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman (26) rounds third base after hitting a homerun off Houston Astros pitcher Aaron Sanchez (18) in the 6th inning at the Oakland Coliseum on August 15, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Athletics bounce back with strong win over Tigers

Athletics bounce back with strong win over Tigers

Chris Bassitt sets career-high with 11 strikeouts

Athletics bounce back with strong win over Tigers
Oakland Athletics pitcher Yusmeiro Petit (36) takes over the mound in the eighth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at the Oakland Coliseum on July 30, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Yusmeiro Petit rejoins Athletics after passing of father

Blake Treinen remains out with a back issue

Oakland Athletics pitcher Yusmeiro Petit (36) takes over the mound in the eighth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at the Oakland Coliseum on July 30, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Oakland Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano reacts after being hit by a pitch from Detroit Tigers pitcher Spencer Turnbull in the second inning at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Athletics bullpen blows another lead in loss to lowly Tigers

Oakland led into eighth inning, but loses in extras after 28th blown save

Oakland Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano reacts after being hit by a pitch from Detroit Tigers pitcher Spencer Turnbull in the second inning at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers (50) starts against the Texas Rangers on July 28, 2019 in Oakland, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

A’s wrap up win over Tigers in makeup of suspended game

The May 19 game had been called early due to rain

Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers (50) starts against the Texas Rangers on July 28, 2019 in Oakland, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Oakland Athletics center fielder Ramon Laureano (22) hits a 3-run homerun over center field to score Khris Davis (2) and Mark Canha (20) during the 3rd inning against the Minnesota Twins at the Oakland Coliseum on July 3, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Athletics activate Ramon Laureano from injured list

Oakland activates injured center fielder, calls up reliever J.B. Wendelken

Oakland Athletics center fielder Ramon Laureano (22) hits a 3-run homerun over center field to score Khris Davis (2) and Mark Canha (20) during the 3rd inning against the Minnesota Twins at the Oakland Coliseum on July 3, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland A’s catcher Josh Phegley (19) hits a single to the outfield against the Angels during the third inning at the Coliseum on March 30, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s sweep Angels with wild comeback victory

Oakland scored seven runs in the seventh inning

Oakland A’s catcher Josh Phegley (19) hits a single to the outfield against the Angels during the third inning at the Coliseum on March 30, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Former A’s pitcher Dave Stewart throws the ceremonial first pitcher after a 1989 World Series Championship tribute before the A’s play against the San Francisco Giants at the Oakland Coliseum on August 25, 2019 in Oakland, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

A’s announce Dave Stewart’s jersey will be retired

At 1989 World Series reunion, the Oakland Athletics announced that No. 34 will be double-retired

Former A’s pitcher Dave Stewart throws the ceremonial first pitcher after a 1989 World Series Championship tribute before the A’s play against the San Francisco Giants at the Oakland Coliseum on August 25, 2019 in Oakland, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants center fielder Kevin Pillar (1) slides to home and scores after a sacrifice fly ball from San Francisco Giants catcher Stephen Vogt (21) to Oakland Athletics center fielder Mark Canha (20) at the Oakland Coliseum on August 25, 2019 in Oakland, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

San Francisco Giants beat A’s 5-4 to take Bay Bridge Series

Giants capture Bay Bridge Series as Athletics blow another late lead

San Francisco Giants center fielder Kevin Pillar (1) slides to home and scores after a sacrifice fly ball from San Francisco Giants catcher Stephen Vogt (21) to Oakland Athletics center fielder Mark Canha (20) at the Oakland Coliseum on August 25, 2019 in Oakland, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Oakland Athletics right fielder Stephen Piscotty (25) steals a hit from St. Louis Cardinals catcher Matt Wieters (32) in the fifth inning at the Oakland Coliseum on August 3, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Full team effort leads Athletics past Cardinals 8-3

Oakland wins for fifth time in last six games

Oakland Athletics right fielder Stephen Piscotty (25) steals a hit from St. Louis Cardinals catcher Matt Wieters (32) in the fifth inning at the Oakland Coliseum on August 3, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
IA’s Stephen Piscotty (25) hits a foul off Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) at Oracle Park on March 26, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Athletics activate Stephen Piscotty from injured list

Oakland also claimed catcher Dustin Garneau off waivers

IA’s Stephen Piscotty (25) hits a foul off Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) at Oracle Park on March 26, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
A’s drop second in a row to Rangers

A’s drop second in a row to Rangers

Oakland offense falls flat again after taking early lead

A’s drop second in a row to Rangers
Oakland Athletics left-handed pitcher Jesus Luzardo conducts an interview in the A’s corporate headquarters on Jan. 25, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Athletics top prospect Jesus Luzardo suffers injury setback

The lefty pitcher is out indefinitely with a Grade 2 lat strain

Oakland Athletics left-handed pitcher Jesus Luzardo conducts an interview in the A’s corporate headquarters on Jan. 25, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)