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Oakland Athletics' Nick Martini steps into the batter's box against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics sweep Texas Rangers as Nick Martini keys five-run fourth

OAKLAND -- With the Texas Rangers following the Oakland Athletics' lead and…

 

Oakland Athletics starter Brett Anderson delivers a pitch against the Texas Rangers on August 21, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Brett Anderson close to returning, Bob Melvin goes on Jim Rome

OAKLAND -- Brett Anderson threw three simulated innings on Saturday before the…

 

Oakland Athletics starter Chris Bassitt throws a pitch during the first inning of a June 15, 2018 game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics plan to keep using the opener, but Brett Anderson’s return could help with rotation depth

OAKLAND -- The Oakland Athletics will likely use an opener on Friday…

 

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 try using an opener again in Game 2 against New York Yankees

OAKLAND -- After a somewhat unsuccessful first effort at using an "opener,"…

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 third baseman Matt Chapman chases down Seattle's Mitch Haniger in a rundown during the first inning against the Mariners at Oakland Coliseum on Thursday, August 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics fall for third time in four games, Mariners creep closer in Wild Card

OAKLAND -- Oakland Athletics starter Frankie Montas came out throwing heat in his…

Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman chases down Seattle's Mitch Haniger in a rundown during the first inning against the Mariners at Oakland Coliseum on Thursday, August 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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 starter Sean Manaea optimistic for return, Melvin not so much

OAKLAND -- The day after his last start on August 24, Oakland…

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)
Frankie Montas pitches for the Oakland Athletics in 2017. (Courtesy Oakland Athletics)

Oakland Athletics call up Frankie Montas, who will start against Mariners

The Oakland Athletics have officially recalled Frankie Montas, along with J.B. Wendelken,…

Frankie Montas pitches for the Oakland Athletics in 2017. (Courtesy Oakland Athletics)
Oakland Athletics left fielder Matt Joyce (23) swings at a Los Angeles Angels pitch at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 5, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics Notebook: Matt Joyce to get back re-evaluated

OAKLAND — Outfielder Matt Joyce was the prototypical Oakland Athletics on-base machine…

Oakland Athletics left fielder Matt Joyce (23) swings at a Los Angeles Angels pitch at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 5, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' DH Khris Davis warms up in the on-deck circle against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics swept by Colorado Rockies, Khris Davis and Matt Chapman homer

On Sunday, German Marquez was the latest in a line of three…

Oakland Athletics' DH Khris Davis warms up in the on-deck circle against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' DH Khris Davis connects on a fly ball against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Stephen Piscotty homer sends Oakland Athletics to extras, and Khris Davis’s three-run homer in the 10th beats Texas

Nothing is ever certain in Arlington, Texas, as leads quickly evaporate on…

Oakland Athletics' DH Khris Davis connects on a fly ball against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Frankie Montas pitches for the Oakland Athletics in 2017. (Courtesy Oakland Athletics)

Oakland Athletics recall Frankie Montas

The Oakland Athletics recalled Frankie Montas fromTriple-A Nashville officially on Tuesday, bringing…

Frankie Montas pitches for the Oakland Athletics in 2017. (Courtesy Oakland Athletics)
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)

Oakland Athletics set rotation for second half, plus injury updates on Matt Joyce and Daniel Mengden

OAKLAND -- Bob Melvin has been up to Mount Davis before, plenty…

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)
Frankie Montas pitches for the Oakland Athletics in 2017. (Courtesy Oakland Athletics)

Oakland Athletics option Frankie Montas, recall Ryan Dull

A day after he shut down the world champion Houston Astros, Oakland…

Frankie Montas pitches for the Oakland Athletics in 2017. (Courtesy Oakland Athletics)
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)
A’s infielder Jed Lowrie has helped keep Oakland afloat. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Lowrie the hero again as A’s come back from 6-0 deficit

For the second game in a row and third in their last…

A’s infielder Jed Lowrie has helped keep Oakland afloat. (Stan Olszewski/Special to 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 club five homers, rout San Diego Padres

Even with Khris Davis out of the lineup in a National League…

Mark Canha, seen here Sept. 6, hit a decisive two-run homer against the Giants on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Frankie Montas pitches for the Oakland Athletics in 2017. (Courtesy Oakland Athletics)

Oakland Athletics: Astros sweep A’s for second straight series

OAKLAND -- In his first three starts this year, Oakland Athletics pitcher…

Frankie Montas pitches for the Oakland Athletics in 2017. (Courtesy Oakland Athletics)
Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) bats against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Khris Davis crushes two homers, Frankie Montas turns in a gem as A’s take the wood to Kansas City

OAKLAND -- Khris Davis lived up to his nickname when he “Khrush”-ed…

Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) bats against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (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: Matt Olson homers twice, Frankie Montas impressive again

Before the Oakland A’s embarked on their two-city mini trip, manager Bob…

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 designated hitter Khris Davis walks out of the cage after taking batting practice on May 29, 2018. (Photo: Ryan Gorcey / San Francisco Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Khris Davis ‘champing at the bit’ to return, will likely be in lineup Thursday

OAKLAND -- Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis had a bounce in…

Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis walks out of the cage after taking batting practice on May 29, 2018. (Photo: Ryan Gorcey / San Francisco Examiner)