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Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman (26) is tagged out at home by Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver (18) during the 10th inning at the Oakland Coliseum on July 3, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Blake Treinen returns for A’s, gives up winning run to Twins

Athletics closer Blake Treinen comes off injured list, falters in extra-inning affair

Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman (26) is tagged out at home by Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver (18) during the 10th inning at the Oakland Coliseum on July 3, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics’ Chad Pinder follows through on a solo home run against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Athletics fall 8-2 to Rays in series finale

Oakland finishes the homestand at 6-4.

Oakland Athletics’ Chad Pinder follows through on a solo home run against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Athletics place Blake Treinen on injured list

Athletics place Blake Treinen on injured list

A’s closer goes on 10-day IL, Liam Hendriks will serve as closer in meantime

Athletics place Blake Treinen on injured list
Fiers, Chapman lead Athletics in 4-2 win over Rays

Fiers, Chapman lead Athletics in 4-2 win over Rays

Mike Fiers throws his seventh consecutive quality start

Fiers, Chapman lead Athletics in 4-2 win over Rays
FILE: Frankie Montas threw six innings of two-run baseball in the Oakland Athletics’ 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on June 4, 2019 at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Peter Joneleit, special to SF Examiner)

Where do A’s go now after Montas suspension?

Oakland has several options to shore up its pitching rotation as midway point approaches

FILE: Frankie Montas threw six innings of two-run baseball in the Oakland Athletics’ 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on June 4, 2019 at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Peter Joneleit, special to SF Examiner)
FILE: Ramon Laureano takes a swing at the Oakland Coliseum on March 31, 2019 in Oakland, California against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He hit a home run on Friday against the Rays. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Athletics can’t find the big hit in loss to Rays

Oakland falls 5-3 to even series with Tampa Bay, no comeback magic this time

FILE: Ramon Laureano takes a swing at the Oakland Coliseum on March 31, 2019 in Oakland, California against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He hit a home run on Friday against the Rays. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics’ Matt Chapman follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Chapman walks off, A’s beat Rays in series opener

Matt Chapman walk-off homer caps explosive ninth inning in A’s victory

Oakland Athletics’ Matt Chapman follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Lou Trivino (62) makes the start for the A’s during the game between the Oakland A’s and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., on Sept. 28, 2018. (Peter Joneleit / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Athletics bullpen falters again in 6-3 loss to Mariners

Oakland maintains AL lead in blown saves

Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Lou Trivino (62) makes the start for the A’s during the game between the Oakland A’s and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., on Sept. 28, 2018. (Peter Joneleit / Special to S.F. Examiner)
FILE: The Oakland Athletics’ Marcus Semien gestures to the dugout as he runs the bases after a two-run home run in the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. The A’s won, 5-3. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

A’s bounce back with 11-2 victory over Mariners

Oakland lost big on Friday, but returns the favor on Saturday

FILE: The Oakland Athletics’ Marcus Semien gestures to the dugout as he runs the bases after a two-run home run in the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. The A’s won, 5-3. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
FILE: Matt Olson is congratulated in the dugout during the game between the Oakland A’s and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. on June 4, 2019. Olson drove in his 10th run in his last 10 games on Friday. (Photo by Peter Joneleit, Cal Sport Media)

A’s can’t find any answers in 9-2 loss to Mariners

Nothing went Oakland’s way in the series opener

FILE: Matt Olson is congratulated in the dugout during the game between the Oakland A’s and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. on June 4, 2019. Olson drove in his 10th run in his last 10 games on Friday. (Photo by Peter Joneleit, Cal Sport Media)
Oakland A’s right fielder Stephen Piscotty walks back to the dugout during a game on March 31, 2018. (Courtesy / Oakland Athletics)

Stephen Piscotty has melanoma removed from ear

The skin cancer was discovered during a routine spot check

Oakland A’s right fielder Stephen Piscotty walks back to the dugout during a game on March 31, 2018. (Courtesy / Oakland Athletics)
Oakland Athletics’ manager Bob Melvin watches the game in the dugout against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A’s losing streak reaches five games as Astros win in extras

Oakland Athletics get swept out of town by Houston, Piscotty gets tossed

Oakland Athletics’ manager Bob Melvin watches the game in the dugout against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
FILE: Stephen Piscotty readies to swing against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at the Oakland Coliseum on March 31, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Athletics quiet against Justin Verlander in 5-1 loss

The A’s only managed five hits against the Astros on Saturday.

FILE: Stephen Piscotty readies to swing against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at the Oakland Coliseum on March 31, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Athletics activate Khris Davis from injured list

Rookie outfielder Skye Bolt goes back to Triple-A

Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics’ Matt Chapman and Khris Davis congratulate Stephen Piscotty after hitting a three-run homer against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland welcomes in Astros for three-game set

Oakland Athletics will host battered Astros looking to gain ground in AL West

Oakland Athletics’ Matt Chapman and Khris Davis congratulate Stephen Piscotty after hitting a three-run homer against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
FILE: Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman swings at the Coliseum on March 31, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Athletics win 10th in a row behind another power display

Oakland hit three more homers against the Angels in an 8-5 victory

FILE: Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman swings at the Coliseum on March 31, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Athletics hit three homers to power past Mariners 6-2

Athletics hit three homers to power past Mariners 6-2

It’s the A’s first win over Seattle in five tries this season

Athletics hit three homers to power past Mariners 6-2
Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis is congratulated after hitting a two-run homer in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at the Oakland Coliseum on Friday, March 29, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Athletics place Khris Davis on injured list, recall Skye Bolt

Oakland A’s star slugger will get to rest his sore oblique and hip, A’s call up Skye Bolt

Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis is congratulated after hitting a two-run homer in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at the Oakland Coliseum on Friday, March 29, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson readies to dive to first to put out a runner after fielding a ground ball against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Olson homers, but Mengden can’t hold back Tribe

Matt Olson hits first homer since return, but Indians get better of Daniel Mengden in season debut

Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson readies to dive to first to put out a runner after fielding a ground ball against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland A’s DH Khris Davis (2) celebrates rounding 3rd base after hitting a 2-run home run in the 6th inning against the Los Angeles Angeles at the Coliseum on March 29, 2019 in Oakland, California. Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner

Athletics call up Daniel Mengden to make season debut Sunday

A’s call up right-hander and Khris Davis returns to lineup against Indians

Oakland A’s DH Khris Davis (2) celebrates rounding 3rd base after hitting a 2-run home run in the 6th inning against the Los Angeles Angeles at the Coliseum on March 29, 2019 in Oakland, California. Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner