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Sean Manaea looks down as Milwaukee Brewers’ Chris Carter rounds third after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning of Tuesday's game in Milwaukee. (Morry Gash/AP)

Manaea missteps, A’s lose to Brewers

MILWAUKEE — Sean Manaea made two big mistakes in an otherwise solid…

Sean Manaea looks down as Milwaukee Brewers’ Chris Carter rounds third after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning of Tuesday's game in Milwaukee. (Morry Gash/AP)
Sean Manaea throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of Wednesday’s game. (Ben Margot/AP)

Manaea shows signs of settling into big-league role

OAKLAND — The afternoon almost unraveled for Sean Manaea in the sixth…

Sean Manaea throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of Wednesday’s game. (Ben Margot/AP)
Danny Valencia is greeted at home plate by Stephen Vogt. Valencia has been on an absolute tear as of late and could prove a useful trade chip for the A’s. (Ben Margot/AP)

Valencia powers A’s past Twins

OAKLAND — With his white pants rolled up to his knees and…

Danny Valencia is greeted at home plate by Stephen Vogt. Valencia has been on an absolute tear as of late and could prove a useful trade chip for the A’s. (Ben Margot/AP)
Sonny Gray has struggled this season and on Sunday, the Oakland Athletics placed him on the 15-day disabled list. (Mike Carlson/AP)

Sonny hits the shelf

It’s been a nightmarish 2016 campaign for the Oakland Athletics’ Sonny Gray…

Sonny Gray has struggled this season and on Sunday, the Oakland Athletics placed him on the 15-day disabled list. (Mike Carlson/AP)
Khris Davis has hit four home runs in the last two games. (Ben Margot/AP)

Davis, Valencia keep pounding, A’s keep winning

OAKLAND — Khris Davis and Danny Valencia have combined to hit 15…

Khris Davis has hit four home runs in the last two games. (Ben Margot/AP)
Khris Davis celebrates his walkoff grandslam by shooting his batting helmet like a jump shot. (Ben Margot/AP)

You can’t predict baseball: Davis delivers walkoff win for A’s

OAKLAND — After Khris Davis hammered three home runs — including a…

Khris Davis celebrates his walkoff grandslam by shooting his batting helmet like a jump shot. (Ben Margot/AP)
Sean Manaea lasted just 2.2 innings against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday. (Charles Krupa/AP)

A’s rookie suffers welcome-to-the-big-leagues start

BOSTON — Allowing a home run to the first batter he faced…

Sean Manaea lasted just 2.2 innings against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Oakland Athletics' Chris Coghlan catches a foul ball hit by Houston Astros' Tyler White duirng a game Friday. Coghlan has been wearing many hats for the A's this season, but the one place where he could improve is behind the plate. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Melvin rotates lineup as A’s seek winning combination

OAKLAND — Chris Coghlan wears so many gloves with the A’s that…

Oakland Athletics' Chris Coghlan catches a foul ball hit by Houston Astros' Tyler White duirng a game Friday. Coghlan has been wearing many hats for the A's this season, but the one place where he could improve is behind the plate. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Nori Aoki slides into third base as Stephen Vogt’s throw gets past third baseman Mark Canha. Aoki then scampered home for the winning run. (Ben Margot/AP)

A’s error allows Mariners to steal series opener

OAKLAND — The Athletics’ demons have not been exorcised after all. Despite…

Nori Aoki slides into third base as Stephen Vogt’s throw gets past third baseman Mark Canha. Aoki then scampered home for the winning run. (Ben Margot/AP)
Oakland Athletics pitcher Rich Hill works against the Houston Astros in the first inning Sunday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Rich Hill falters, A’s drop series finale

OAKLAND — The leadoff home run by Jose Altuve was hardly what…

Oakland Athletics pitcher Rich Hill works against the Houston Astros in the first inning Sunday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Jesse Hahn returned from being exiled to Triple-A to pitch well on Saturday. Sean Manaea made his major league debut on Friday. Henderson Alvarez is nearing a return from a shoulder injury from his time in Miami. (Ben Margot, Chris Carlson, Frank Franklin II/AP)

A’s undergo early-season pitching staff facelift

OAKLAND — Decked out in a tropical shirt and with a glimmer…

Jesse Hahn returned from being exiled to Triple-A to pitch well on Saturday. Sean Manaea made his major league debut on Friday. Henderson Alvarez is nearing a return from a shoulder injury from his time in Miami. (Ben Margot, Chris Carlson, Frank Franklin II/AP)
The A’s will return home after going 5-5 on a 10-game road trip. They lost to the Tigers on Thursday 7-3. (Paul Sancya/AP)

A’s wrap up road trip with loss in Detroit

DETROIT — After Oakland opened a trip with a three-game sweep of…

The A’s will return home after going 5-5 on a 10-game road trip. They lost to the Tigers on Thursday 7-3. (Paul Sancya/AP)
Sonny Gray lasted just two innings on Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers. Gray threw 65 pitches and walked four during his brief start. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

Sonny has grim outing, Tigers beat A’s

DETROIT — Sonny Gray’s control issues finally caught up with him. Gray…

Sonny Gray lasted just two innings on Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers. Gray threw 65 pitches and walked four during his brief start. (Carlos Osorio/AP)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Rich Hill throws against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Hill keeps A’s hot, beats Detroit

DETROIT — Rich Hill allowed four hits in seven scoreless innings, and…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Rich Hill throws against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Yonder Alonso and Chris Coghlan celebrate after turning an inning-ending double play. (Kathy Willens/AP)

A’s winners of four straight

NEW YORK — Kendall Graveman got more than a win Wednesday night…

Yonder Alonso and Chris Coghlan celebrate after turning an inning-ending double play. (Kathy Willens/AP)
Billy Burns reaches third base with a triple against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. He scored the winning run on a Josh Reddick sacrifice fly. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Burns runs Athletics to series win over defending champs

OAKLAND — Billy Burns' speed, along with a little luck, helped Oakland…

Billy Burns reaches third base with a triple against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. He scored the winning run on a Josh Reddick sacrifice fly. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Oakland Athletics' Stephen Vogt, right, is congratulated by third base coach Ron Washington after hitting a home run off Kansas City Royals' Dillon Gee in the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

A’s, Royals split opening games of weekend set

OAKLAND — Sonny Gray wasn't at his sharpest, but the A's ace gutted…

Oakland Athletics' Stephen Vogt, right, is congratulated by third base coach Ron Washington after hitting a home run off Kansas City Royals' Dillon Gee in the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Oakland assistant coach Ron Washington is guiding Marcus Semien into being a young power-hitting shortstop who isn’t a liability defensively. (Ben Margot/AP)

Homegrown shortstop rounding into rare asset for Athletics

There was one player out on the field five hours before the…

Oakland assistant coach Ron Washington is guiding Marcus Semien into being a young power-hitting shortstop who isn’t a liability defensively. (Ben Margot/AP)
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A’s dislike Giants decals, despise social media backlash

The A’s have had it with the Giants decals on their plane…

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Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin has words with umpire Gerry Davis after a call during a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Melvin must shape A’s into ego-less underdogs

OAKLAND — If the A’s are going to shock the baseball world…

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin has words with umpire Gerry Davis after a call during a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)