Jed Lowrie

San Francisco Giants' Steven Duggar dives safely for second base on a double against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants' Steven Duggar dives safely for second base on a double against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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)

Oakland Athletics take second game from Houston Astros with big hits from Khris Davis, Chad Pinder

When Houston Astros starter Lance McCullers controls his knuckle-curve, it’s almost unhittable.…

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)
The Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie celebrates with teammates after a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels on April 7, 2018.  (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Bonta Hill: A’s are the hottest team in baseball

Before about three weeks ago, seemingly every conversation about the Oakland Athletics…

The Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie celebrates with teammates after a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels on April 7, 2018.  (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
The Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie celebrates with teammates after a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels on April 7, 2018.  (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Oakland Athletics second baseman Jed Lowrie named an American League All-Star

Major League Baseball has officially added Oakland Athletics second baseman Jed Lowrie…

The Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie celebrates with teammates after a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels on April 7, 2018.  (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics open final road trip of first half with loss to Cleveland

A shaky start by Paul Blackburn, failure to produce with runners in…

Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jed Lowrie. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Sixth-inning fireworks, Jed Lowrie key win over San Diego Padres

OAKLAND — After watching Jed Lowrie rip a go-ahead three-run double against…

Jed Lowrie. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Chapman takes ground balls before the Oakland Athletics host the Cleveland Indians on June 29, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Matt Chapman returns to the lineup

OAKLAND -- Oakland A’s third baseman Matt Chapman was reinstated from the…

Matt Chapman takes ground balls before the Oakland Athletics host the Cleveland Indians on June 29, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Paul Blackburn able to reverse a shaky start and turn it into a win against the Indians

OAKLAND -- After a solid first outing coming off the 60-day disabled…

Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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: Homer streak ends, but A’s and Chris Bassitt edge Detroit Tigers

The Oakland Athletics may have seen their road game home run streak…

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)
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)
Oakland Athletics second baseman Franklin Barreto, center, celebrates with teammates after an 11-2 win 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: Franklin Barreto ties it, Jed Lowrie wins it against Detroit Tigers

Franklin Barreto hadn’t delivered many hits, period, let alone clutch knocks during…

Oakland Athletics second baseman Franklin Barreto, center, celebrates with teammates after an 11-2 win 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)
Franklin Barreto (1), seen here on July 1, 2017, hit two three-run homers on Friday. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Franklin Barreto slugs two home runs in first half of Chicago doubleheader, but A’s split with White Sox

Oakland Athletics infielder Franklin Barreto seems to enjoy hitting at Guaranteed Rate…

Franklin Barreto (1), seen here on July 1, 2017, hit two three-run homers on Friday. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group/TNS)
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)
Stephen Piscotty in April of 2018. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)

Oakland A’s come back in the ninth, win it in the 10th thanks to Stephen Piscotty, Jed Lowrie

The Oakland Athletics looked to be headed to a loss at the…

Stephen Piscotty in April of 2018. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)
Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman cannot make a play on a ball hit by Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus during the fourth inning of a spring training game on Saturday in Surprise, Ariz. (Darron Cummings/AP)

Oakland Athletics: Matt Chapman headed to disabled list, A’s to call up Barretto

OAKLAND -- Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said on Friday that third…

Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman cannot make a play on a ball hit by Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus during the fourth inning of a spring training game on Saturday in Surprise, Ariz. (Darron Cummings/AP)
Jed Lowrie. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: With Matt Chapman on the disabled list, Jed Lowrie heads back to third

OAKLAND -- The last time Oakland Athletics second baseman Jed Lowrie played…

Jed Lowrie. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A’s infielder Jed Lowrie has helped keep Oakland afloat. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Against the odds and despite the injuries, Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants are in the hunt

The number surprised even Bruce Bochy, who was seated atop the dugout…

A’s infielder Jed Lowrie has helped keep Oakland afloat. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Andrew Triggs, seen here pitching in 2016, is working his way back from the disabled list. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

Oakland Athletics Notebook: Ryan Buchter, Andrew Triggs to start rehab soon

OAKLAND -- Cleaning out a locker isn't generally something done with a…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Andrew Triggs, seen here pitching in 2016, is working his way back from the disabled list. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
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: Jed Lowrie provides the tiebreaker as A’s rally late to win series at Kansas City

Jed Lowrie’s go-ahead single in the eighth and Matt Olson’s three-run homer…

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 pitcher Sean Manaea in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Safeco Field in Seattle, Wash. (Ken Lambert/Seattle Times/TNS)

Oakland Athletics: A’s nearly no-hit by Tampa Bay as Sean Manaea struggles

OAKLAND — It was the top of sixth inning on Wednesday night…

Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Safeco Field in Seattle, Wash. (Ken Lambert/Seattle Times/TNS)