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The Oakland Athletics' Ryon Healy, seen here on Sept. 15, 2016, had a couple key hits on Thursday night. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Ryon Healy, Bruce Maxwell lift A’s in Houston — plus news and notes

Ryon Healy’s sixth-inning grand slam gave the Athletics a lead they would…

The Oakland Athletics' Ryon Healy, seen here on Sept. 15, 2016, had a couple key hits on Thursday night. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Stephen Vogt goes over grips with Sean Manaea in the Oakland Athletics dugout on May 25. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

A’s cut fan, clubhouse favorite

The A’s are 18.5 games behind the Astros in the standings, meaning…

Stephen Vogt goes over grips with Sean Manaea in the Oakland Athletics dugout on May 25. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Jesse Hahn calls for the ball as Marwin Gonzalez rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the second inning of Thursday's game. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Jesse Hahn’s sloppy outing dooms A’s

OAKLAND — As he was going through warmups in the bullpen, Jesse Hahn…

Jesse Hahn calls for the ball as Marwin Gonzalez rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the second inning of Thursday's game. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Young A’s slugger Matt Chapman will get an opportunity to take several at-bats at the big leagues with Oakland struggling through the first half of the season. (Courtesy Minda Haas Kuhlmann/Flickr)

Lost season provides opening for powerful crew of young A’s

Some two-and-a-half hours before Matt Chapman made his major-league debut on Thursday…

Young A’s slugger Matt Chapman will get an opportunity to take several at-bats at the big leagues with Oakland struggling through the first half of the season. (Courtesy Minda Haas Kuhlmann/Flickr)
Andrew Triggs, seen here September 2, 2016, will undergo surgery. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s end homestand on high note behind Andrew Triggs, Chad Pinder

OAKLAND — At the outset of the Oakland Athletics’ now completed 4-2 homestand,…

Andrew Triggs, seen here September 2, 2016, will undergo surgery. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien (10) chases down a ground ball 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 manager says surgery for Marcus Semien was an ‘easy decision’

OAKLAND — A couple of days after having a screw inserted into his…

Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien (10) chases down a ground ball against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on March 30, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jharel Cotton. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Cotton cruises, as A’s hammer Rangers in home finale

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics’ PR staff dug up a stat that…

Jharel Cotton. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
(Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

No support for Mengden in loss to Mariners

OAKLAND — After needing 35 pitches to make it through the first,…

(Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
David Ortiz, seen here on Friday night, had a pair of doubles off the wall on Saturday against the Oakland Athletics. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

More of the same: Red Sox crush A’s

OAKLAND — Before the Boston Red Sox bashed the Oakland Athletics on Saturday…

David Ortiz, seen here on Friday night, had a pair of doubles off the wall on Saturday against the Oakland Athletics. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Ryon Healy has had a heck of a season already. The A's won 4-3 on Saturday thanks to his home run. (Ben Margot/AP)

Healy emerges as unlikely face of youth movement

OAKLAND — As Ryon Healy stood in front of his locker in…

Ryon Healy has had a heck of a season already. The A's won 4-3 on Saturday thanks to his home run. (Ben Margot/AP)