Boston Red Sox

The Oakland Athletics celebrate Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien (10) hitting a grand slam home run against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on July 31, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: A’s can’t complete sweep in Boston

Even after allowing three runs in the bottom of the first and…

 

Stephen Piscotty in April of 2018. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)

Oakland Athletics: Piscotty homers as A’s clinch series in Boston for first time since 2012

A few exorcised demons, a sentimental moment and a tight finish all…

 

Drew Pomeranz, when he was a member of the Oakland Athletics in 2015. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

Drew Pomeranz beats former team for first time since being traded

Drew Pomeranz is experiencing his best year since being traded from the…

 

Mookie Betts, seen here in 2015, had himself a day against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

A’s still can’t figure out Fenway

As hot as the Oakland Athletics had been, it didn’t help them…

Mookie Betts, seen here in 2015, had himself a day against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)
Oakland Athletics center fielder Rajai Davis (11) talks with fans before the MLB preseason game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on March 30, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s outfielder Rajai Davis traded to Red Sox

Shortly after the game, the A’s announced they had traded veteran outfielder…

Oakland Athletics center fielder Rajai Davis (11) talks with fans before the MLB preseason game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on March 30, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Former San Francisco Giants general manager Bobby Evans sits in the home dugout in 2017. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Giants GM aims to navigate building for future while competing sooner than later

AT&T PARK — The San Francisco Giants officially became sellers during the…

Former San Francisco Giants general manager Bobby Evans sits in the home dugout in 2017. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin, seen here in 2017, has seen his offense flounder without Khris Davis. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Chad Pinder goes yard again but A’s drop series finale vs. Red Sox

OAKLAND — A day after booming a home run into the plaza reserve…

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin, seen here in 2017, has seen his offense flounder without Khris Davis. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Billy Butler was released from the Oakland A's on Sunday.. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Red Sox thump A’s

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics gifted David Ortiz a Big Papi-sized bottle of…

Billy Butler was released from the Oakland A's on Sunday.. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
It would make sense for the A’s and Giants to be trade partners this year. If they were, Oakland could use Albert Suarez. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

A’s, Giants need to bury egos, give peace a chance

It’s less than two weeks before the non-waiver trade deadline. One team…

It would make sense for the A’s and Giants to be trade partners this year. If they were, Oakland could use Albert Suarez. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
The Giants were shut out by the Red Sox on Tuesday at Fenway Park. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Giants out of sorts against the Sox

BOSTON — Jake Peavy showed he hasn’t lost his sense of humor…

The Giants were shut out by the Red Sox on Tuesday at Fenway Park. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Barry Bonds, left, chats with David Ortiz prior to a game at Fenway Park in Boston in June 2007. (Winslow Townson/AP)

The Tao of Barry Bonds

The greatest hitter in baseball would prefer if you did not besmirch…

Barry Bonds, left, chats with David Ortiz prior to a game at Fenway Park in Boston in June 2007. (Winslow Townson/AP)
Mac Williamson rounds third after hitting his first career home run off of Red Sox ace David Price in the eighth inning of Wednesday’s game at AT&T Park. (Ben Margot/AP)

Bumgarner cools baseball’s hottest offense

AT&T PARK — Long before Mac Williamson provided the go-ahead run with…

Mac Williamson rounds third after hitting his first career home run off of Red Sox ace David Price in the eighth inning of Wednesday’s game at AT&T Park. (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)
Pablo Sandoval looks to be ending his 2016 season without a hit. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)

Pablo Sandoval’s season over before it ever started

The Boston Red Sox announced on Monday that former Even Year hero…

Pablo Sandoval looks to be ending his 2016 season without a hit. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Biologically speaking, this activity makes no sense. (Ben Margot/AP, File)

It’s not surfing, it’s the Titans of Mavericks

The Titans of Mavericks surfing competition at Half Moon Bay got the…

Biologically speaking, this activity makes no sense. (Ben Margot/AP, File)
The Cal men's basketball team was bounced out of the NCAA tournament in the round of 64 by Hawaii. Marking a disappointing finish to a confounding season. (Young Kwak/AP)

Poof! ‘Loaded’ Cal leaves legacy of March Badness

Geez, that didn’t last long, did it? What had been called the…

The Cal men's basketball team was bounced out of the NCAA tournament in the round of 64 by Hawaii. Marking a disappointing finish to a confounding season. (Young Kwak/AP)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto throws a ball to a fan during a spring training practice. (Chris Carlson/AP)

Johnny Cueto (and his orange-tinted dreads) fits right in with Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Johnny Cueto showed off some orange-tinted dreadlocks beneath his…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto throws a ball to a fan during a spring training practice. (Chris Carlson/AP)
The Boston Red Sox and ace pitcher David Price have agreed to a deal worth $217 million over seven years, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Source: Red Sox agree to 7-year, $217M deal with Price

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox and AL Cy Young runner-up David…

The Boston Red Sox and ace pitcher David Price have agreed to a deal worth $217 million over seven years, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Eric Risberg/AP PhotoOakland Athletics relief pitcher Evan Scribner

No defense for A's fielding woes

OAKLAND —Things have gone so bad for the A’s in the field…

Eric Risberg/AP PhotoOakland Athletics relief pitcher Evan Scribner
Ben Margot/APThe A's Stephen Vogt

A's snap 6-game losing streak

OAKLAND — Josh Reddick had four hits with a homer and three…

Ben Margot/APThe A's Stephen Vogt