Dan Bernstein

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 take second game from Houston Astros with big hits from Khris Davis, Chad Pinder

When Houston Astros starter Lance McCullers controls his knuckle-curve, it’s almost unhittable.…

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)
Marcus Semien. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Win-now trade in 2014 has paid dividends for the Oakland Athletics in 2018

When the Oakland Athletics executed a high-stakes trade with the Chicago Cubs…

Marcus Semien. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
2018 NBA Draft pick Jacob Evans (right) holds up his jersey with Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Golden State Warriors Las Vegas Summer League Takeaways: Warriors vs. Mavericks

Early in their Summer League contest on Monday against the Dallas Mavericks,…

2018 NBA Draft pick Jacob Evans (right) holds up his jersey with Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Edwin Jackson throws to the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (Michael Urakami / Courtesy Oakland Athletics)

Edwin Jackson has been a pleasant surprise and a welcome sight for a beleaguered Oakland pitching staff

Even though he didn’t have a clear path to a major league…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Edwin Jackson throws to the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (Michael Urakami / Courtesy Oakland Athletics)
San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik (12) high fives San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) after scoring a run against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on September 20, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Joe Panik leaves game with strained groin

AT&T PARK — San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik suffered a…

San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik (12) high fives San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) after scoring a run against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on September 20, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Pablo Sandoval, seen here on Aug. 20, 2017, has once again become the everyday third baseman for the Giants with the injury to Evan Longoria. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants remain committed to Pablo Sandoval despite slump

AT&T PARK — The San Francisco Giants lost a key asset when…

Pablo Sandoval, seen here on Aug. 20, 2017, has once again become the everyday third baseman for the Giants with the injury to Evan Longoria. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Andrew McCutchen, seen here on April 13, 2018, drove in the Giants' only run on Friday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Andrew McCutchen’s seventh-inning single snaps four-game losing streak

AT&T PARK — The St. Louis Cardinals wanted no part of San Francisco…

Andrew McCutchen, seen here on April 13, 2018, drove in the Giants' only run on Friday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Andrew Triggs, seen here pitching in 2016, is working his way back from the disabled list. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

Oakland Athletics Notebook: No structural damage for Andrew Triggs

OAKLAND -- After visiting specialist Dr. Keith Meister on Tuesday, Oakland Athletics…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Andrew Triggs, seen here pitching in 2016, is working his way back from the disabled list. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
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: Sean Manaea sensational as A’s sweep Padres

OAKLAND — With injuries ravaging the Oakland A’s pitching staff at every…

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)
Jed Lowrie. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Sixth-inning fireworks, Jed Lowrie key win over San Diego Padres

OAKLAND — After watching Jed Lowrie rip a go-ahead three-run double against…

Jed Lowrie. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Chapman takes ground balls before the Oakland Athletics host the Cleveland Indians on June 29, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Matt Chapman returns to the lineup

OAKLAND -- Oakland A’s third baseman Matt Chapman was reinstated from the…

Matt Chapman takes ground balls before the Oakland Athletics host the Cleveland Indians on June 29, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Frankie Montas pitches for the Oakland Athletics in 2017. (Courtesy Oakland Athletics)

Cleveland Indians bash Oakland Athletics, halt win streak

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics had won a season-high six games in…

Frankie Montas pitches for the Oakland Athletics in 2017. (Courtesy Oakland Athletics)
Matt Chapman takes ground balls before the Oakland Athletics host the Cleveland Indians on June 29, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Matt Chapman will take rehab assignment in Stockton on Monday

OAKLAND -- Oakland A’s third baseman Matt Chapman completed a successful round…

Matt Chapman takes ground balls before the Oakland Athletics host the Cleveland Indians on June 29, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants outfielder Austin Slater takes batting practice before a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 28, 2018. (Megan Brown / San Francisco Giants)

San Francisco Giants prospect Austin Slater hopes a small change makes a big impact

At first glance, San Francisco Giants outfielder Austin Slater profiles as an…

San Francisco Giants outfielder Austin Slater takes batting practice before a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 28, 2018. (Megan Brown / San Francisco Giants)
Oakland Athletics second baseman Franklin Barreto, center, celebrates with teammates after an 11-2 win 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: Blake Treinen is a witch for nasty pitch combo, plus a Franklin Barreto note on strikeouts

OAKLAND -- Oakland Athletics closer Blake Treinen is quickly becoming a sensation…

Oakland Athletics second baseman Franklin Barreto, center, celebrates with teammates after an 11-2 win 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 first baseman Matt Olson (28) hits a single against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Victory over Cleveland signals return to form

Oakland — Here’s a baseball formula that rarely fails: Get five or…

Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson (28) hits a single against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Alix Klineman dives for a ball during the 2017 AVP Hermosa Beach Open on July 22, 2017. (Robert Beck / AVP)

San Francisco AVP tour stop will include former Stanford star Alix Klineman

Alix Klineman is blessed with a 6-foot-5 frame and world class athleticism.…

Alix Klineman dives for a ball during the 2017 AVP Hermosa Beach Open on July 22, 2017. (Robert Beck / AVP)
Giants starting pitcher Chris Stratton in August of 2017.  (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Chris Stratton improving as he faces Rockies

AT&T PARK -- San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy stopped short of…

Giants starting pitcher Chris Stratton in August of 2017.  (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Sam Dyson, seen here in July of 2017, blew the save against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Sam Dyson gives it up in ninth

AT&T Park — Injured San Francisco Giants starter Johnny Cueto sang in Spanish…

Sam Dyson, seen here in July of 2017, blew the save against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics second baseman Franklin Barreto, center, celebrates with teammates after an 11-2 win 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: Franklin Barreto ties it, Jed Lowrie wins it against Detroit Tigers

Franklin Barreto hadn’t delivered many hits, period, let alone clutch knocks during…

Oakland Athletics second baseman Franklin Barreto, center, celebrates with teammates after an 11-2 win 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)