George Springer

Marcus Semien. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Defensive woes doom A’s in rubber match in Houston

For the most part, Jonathan Lucroy hadn’t produced much at the plate…


Oakland Athletics pitcher Barry Zito pitches in relief of starter Aaron Brooks to the Houston Astros in the eighth inning  Sunday. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)

Rasmus homers twice, Springer connects, Astros top Athletics

HOUSTON — Colby Rasmus homered twice and George Springer added a two-run…


At 28, three-time All-Star Buster Posey has reached an elite level among major league catchers. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Old man Buster

Sometime between his third World Series parade last autumn, his springtime anointment…