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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)

Bernstein: Can Oakland A’s keep promising roster and contend by the time new park opens?

Oakland A’s executives have claimed they will try to keep the team…

 

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)

Prepping for playoffs, Oakland Athletics knock off Angels

By Matt Doan Special to S.F. Examiner ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics…

 

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)

Khris Davis hits two homers, including walk-off blast, in 7-6 Oakland Athletics win

By Alex Hall Special to S.F. Examiner OAKLAND -- Oakland Athletics designated…

 

Oakland Athletics pitcher Edwin Jackson delivers to home against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics put away Mariners 8-2 behind Stephen Piscotty’s five RBIs

By Alex Hall Special to S.F. Examiner OAKLAND -- The latest series…

Oakland Athletics pitcher Edwin Jackson delivers to home against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty gestures to the dugout after hitting a double against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A’s strike early and hang on for 7-5 win over Mariners

By Alex Hall Special to S.F. Examiner OAKLAND -- On Thursday night, the…

Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty gestures to the dugout after hitting a double against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Oakland Athletics swarm Matt Chapman (26) after his walk-off single in the 10th inning on July 22, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Bob Melvin on board with Matt Chapman’s plea for increased Oakland Athletics attendance

By John Hickey Special to S.F. Examiner OAKLAND – The Oakland Athletics…

The Oakland Athletics swarm Matt Chapman (26) after his walk-off single in the 10th inning on July 22, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Jeurys Familia  makes his Oakland Athletics debut on July 22, 2018, at the Oakland Coliseum against the San Francisco Giants. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Bullpen games an option for the Oakland Athletics, but not front of mind for Bob Melvin

OAKLAND — During select late-season matchups, the Oakland A’s could eschew their…

Jeurys Familia  makes his Oakland Athletics debut on July 22, 2018, at the Oakland Coliseum against the San Francisco Giants. (Ryan Gorcey / 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)

Oakland Athletics set triples record, complete four-game sweep of Texas Rangers

After a wild two nights in Texas, there would be no dramatic…

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' 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)

Oakland A’s are banged up, but have reinforcements coming in Jeurys Familia

OAKLAND -- Saturday's 11-inning affair in the penultimate game of the Bay…

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)
Oakland Athletics' manager Bob Melvin heads back to the dugout after making a pitching change against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Breaking down the sinkerballing Jeurys Familia

OAKLAND -- Oakland Athletics catcher Jonathan Lucroy spent seven and a half…

Oakland Athletics' manager Bob Melvin heads back to the dugout after making a pitching change against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mark Canha, seen here Sept. 6, hit a decisive two-run homer against the Giants on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland A’s even Bay Bridge Series on Mark Canha homer, and he’s not sorry

AT&T PARK — Mark Canha grew up a San Francisco Giants fan…

Mark Canha, seen here Sept. 6, hit a decisive two-run homer against the Giants on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie celebrates with teammates after a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels on April 7, 2018.  (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Bonta Hill: A’s are the hottest team in baseball

Before about three weeks ago, seemingly every conversation about the Oakland Athletics…

The Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie celebrates with teammates after a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels on April 7, 2018.  (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
The Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie celebrates with teammates after a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels on April 7, 2018.  (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Oakland Athletics second baseman Jed Lowrie named an American League All-Star

Major League Baseball has officially added Oakland Athletics second baseman Jed Lowrie…

The Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie celebrates with teammates after a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels on April 7, 2018.  (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
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)
The Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty, left, with teammate Matt Olson after his two-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Saturday, June 23, 2018. The A's won, 7-6. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Nick Martini’s first hit lifts A’s in Chicago after five-run comeback

Recalled from Triple-A Nashville earlier in the day and playing less than…

The Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty, left, with teammate Matt Olson after his two-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Saturday, June 23, 2018. The A's won, 7-6. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Stephen Piscotty in April of 2018. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)

Oakland A’s come back in the ninth, win it in the 10th thanks to Stephen Piscotty, Jed Lowrie

The Oakland Athletics looked to be headed to a loss at the…

Stephen Piscotty in April of 2018. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)
Marcus Semien readies to field a ball during a June 16, 2018 game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Semien homered and made two crucial defensive plays in support of Sean Manaea. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Chad Pinder a double short of the cycle in lifting A’s, Sean Manaea to win

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxBtrsESnVw&width=550&height=309[/embedyt] OAKLAND -- With All-Star hopeful Matt Chapman going on the…

Marcus Semien readies to field a ball during a June 16, 2018 game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Semien homered and made two crucial defensive plays in support of Sean Manaea. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Marcus Semien, seen here in April of 2018, made a crucial defensive play to save a run in a tie game on Sunday against Kansas City. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Marcus Semien saves a win for the A’s against the Kansas City Royals

OAKLAND -- Sean Manaea had pitched as brilliantly as he had since…

Marcus Semien, seen here in April of 2018, made a crucial defensive play to save a run in a tie game on Sunday against Kansas City. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Paul Blackburn earns a win in his first start back from injury

OAKLAND -- After Thursday’s 4-1 win over the Kansas City Royals, Oakland…

Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Olson, pictured Sept. 6 against the Angels, hit a home run against the Royals on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Jed Lowrie provides the tiebreaker as A’s rally late to win series at Kansas City

Jed Lowrie’s go-ahead single in the eighth and Matt Olson’s three-run homer…

Matt Olson, pictured Sept. 6 against the Angels, hit a home run against the Royals on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)