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

Oakland Athletics at home in the playoffs? It could be pretty special

OAKLAND -- As soon as the last fans exited the Oakland Coliseum…

 

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 lose series to Houston Astros on Tyler White’s walk-off homer

For the second straight day, the Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros went…

 

Daniel Mengden. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Oakland Athletics and Brett Anderson crumble in the middle innings, Houston Astros cruise to 11-4 comeback win

The reclamation project that was Oakland Athletics starter Brett Anderson had finally…

 

Brett Anderson, seen here in his last stint with the A's, got the hard-luck no-decision on Wednesday.

Oakland Athletics drop 12-inning finale to Mariners, Astros await

By John Hickey Special to S.F. Examiner OAKLAND – The preliminaries are…

Brett Anderson, seen here in his last stint with the A's, got the hard-luck no-decision on Wednesday.
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 A’s can’t finish comeback, fall in extras to Houston Astros despite Piscotty homer

A miraculous four-run comeback in the ninth inning and a go-ahead homer…

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: 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) hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Houston Astros, Evan Gattis batter Oakland Athletics as Paul Blackburn flames out early

OAKLAND -- The first pitch that Paul Blackburn threw Wednesday night was…

Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A’s starter Daniel Mengden failed to escape the third inning in Oakland’s 11-0 loss to the Houston Astros on Saturday. (Courtesy photo)

Oakland Athletics: Two mistakes haunt A’s Mengden in loss to Houston Astros

OAKLAND -- In five career starts against the Houston Astros -- the…

A’s starter Daniel Mengden failed to escape the third inning in Oakland’s 11-0 loss to the Houston Astros on Saturday. (Courtesy photo)
Brett Anderson, seen here in his last stint with the A's, got the hard-luck no-decision on Wednesday.

Oakland Athletics: Reunion goes awry as Anderson crumbles

OAKLAND -- As far as reunion tours went, this one left something…

Brett Anderson, seen here in his last stint with the A's, got the hard-luck no-decision on Wednesday.
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…

Marcus Semien. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Chapman, seen here September 6, struggled in the field on Thursday and is headed for an MRI. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s use unusual rally, long ball to sweep past Astros

OAKLAND — Thanks to a bizarre sixth-inning rally and a quartet of…

Matt Chapman, seen here September 6, struggled in the field on Thursday and is headed for an MRI. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Carlos Correa, seen here June 25, hit a home run on Thursday against the Oakland Athletics. (Ken Lambert/Seattle Times/TNS)

A’s drop rubber match in Houston

For the second time in as many weeks, Brad Peacock held the…

Carlos Correa, seen here June 25, hit a home run on Thursday against the Oakland Athletics. (Ken Lambert/Seattle Times/TNS)
Jesse Hahn, seen here June 22, got roughed up by the Houston Astros for the second-straight outing on Wednesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Astros rock Jesse Hahn again as A’s drop slugfest

When he hasn't had to face the Houston Astros, Jesse Hahn has…

Jesse Hahn, seen here June 22, got roughed up by the Houston Astros for the second-straight outing on Wednesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
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)
(Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Sonny digs big hole in A’s loss to Astros

OAKLAND — On a night Sonny Gray was facing a potential future…

(Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Jed Lowrie, seen here on March 30, hit a key home run on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s walk fine line to snap losing streak

It came down to the wire, but the Oakland A’s snapped a…

Jed Lowrie, seen here on March 30, hit a key home run on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Marcus Semien, seen here on Aug. 28, was a lone bright spot for the Oakland Athletics' lineup on Tuesday. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

Kendall Graveman pitches well, A’s fall to Astros

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Kendall Graveman scattered a few mistakes, received no…

Marcus Semien, seen here on Aug. 28, was a lone bright spot for the Oakland Athletics' lineup on Tuesday. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)
Jose Altuve is one of the best players in baseball this year, and Oakland manager Bob Melvin is glad he doesn’t have to face him again for almost two months. (Ben Margot/AP)

A’s blanked by Astros

Bob Melvin has seen more than enough of Jose Altuve. “He’s one…

Jose Altuve is one of the best players in baseball this year, and Oakland manager Bob Melvin is glad he doesn’t have to face him again for almost two months. (Ben Margot/AP)
Josh Reddick is mobbed by his teammates after connecting for an infield single that plated the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning. (Ben Margot/AP)

A’s overcome Astros in extra innings with walkoff infield single

OAKLAND — Josh Reddick’s walk-off single never even made it out of…

Josh Reddick is mobbed by his teammates after connecting for an infield single that plated the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning. (Ben Margot/AP)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Kendall Graveman throws to the Houston Astros during the second inning of a baseball game Monday, July 18, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Graveman wins 5th straight to pace Athletics past Astros

OAKLAND — The Houston Astros issued so many free passes in the…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Kendall Graveman throws to the Houston Astros during the second inning of a baseball game Monday, July 18, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)