Jed Lowrie

A’s infielder Jed Lowrie has helped keep Oakland afloat. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A’s infielder Jed Lowrie has helped keep Oakland afloat. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Khris Davis should return by Thursday from a groin strain. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Khris Davis making progress, likely to return Thursday

OAKLAND -- Oakland Athletics cleanup man Khris Davis will likely be ready…

Khris Davis should return by Thursday from a groin strain. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Brett Anderson, seen here in his last stint with the A's, got the hard-luck no-decision on Wednesday.

Oakland Athletics: Bullpen saves the day again in shortened Brett Anderson Start; Josh Lucas comes up big and Dustin Fowler homers

For the second consecutive night, the Oakland Athletics lost their starting pitcher…

Brett Anderson, seen here in his last stint with the A's, got the hard-luck no-decision on Wednesday.
Chad Pinder, center, awaits his turn to bat while Khris Davis, left, speaks with an assistant coach and manager Bob Melvin stands by. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Chad Pinder slugs grand slam as A’s clinch series in Toronto

Until the eighth inning of Saturday's matinee in Toronto, the Oakland Athletics…

Chad Pinder, center, awaits his turn to bat while Khris Davis, left, speaks with an assistant coach and manager Bob Melvin stands by. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Mark Canha, left, celebrates with Marcus Semien after the Athletics defeated the New York Yankees in 2016. The two Cal products combined to go 3-for-9 on Friday, with Semien driving in four. (Bill Kostroun/AP)

Oakland Athletics: Yusmeiro Petit saves A’s bacon as Oakland pulls away from Yankees with the longball

The Oakland Athletics have been a far stronger offensive team on the…

Mark Canha, left, celebrates with Marcus Semien after the Athletics defeated the New York Yankees in 2016. The two Cal products combined to go 3-for-9 on Friday, with Semien driving in four. (Bill Kostroun/AP)
Against the New York Yankees, Dustin Fowler will bolster an A's offense that has so far leaned heavily on Jed Lowrie, seen here April 7, was the offensive hero during Tuesday night’s victory over the Texas Rangers. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Dustin Fowler will finally get his first at-bat in New York as A’s visit Yankees

Dustin Fowler never got to play in Yankee Stadium. Last June, Fowler…

Against the New York Yankees, Dustin Fowler will bolster an A's offense that has so far leaned heavily on Jed Lowrie, seen here April 7, was the offensive hero during Tuesday night’s victory over the Texas Rangers. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
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)
Sean Manaea, pictured in September of 2017, threw a no-hitter on April 22, 2018, and finally returned to form on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants and A’s: Grading out the Bay Area’s baseball teams after the first month of the season

A common thread connects both Bay Area ball clubs: The Oakland A’s…

Sean Manaea, pictured in September of 2017, threw a no-hitter on April 22, 2018, and finally returned to form on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Against the New York Yankees, Dustin Fowler will bolster an A's offense that has so far leaned heavily on Jed Lowrie, seen here April 7, was the offensive hero during Tuesday night’s victory over the Texas Rangers. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Against the New York Yankees, Dustin Fowler will bolster an A's offense that has so far leaned heavily on Jed Lowrie, seen here April 7, was the offensive hero during Tuesday night’s victory over the Texas Rangers. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Jed Lowrie launched his 6th home run of the season in the A’s extra-innings win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

A’s walk-off White Sox to cap sweep

OAKLAND — The day after the Oakland A’s hosted the Chicago White…

Jed Lowrie launched his 6th home run of the season in the A’s extra-innings win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Matt Olson. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Matt Olson makes history, A’s come back late to stun Tigers

Oakland Athletics rookie Matt Olson continued his historic tear on Wednesday night…

Matt Olson. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jed Lowrie. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Late rally helps A’s snap losing streak, beat Orioles 5-4

OAKLAND — When Bob Melvin arrived at the Oakland Coliseum on Friday,…

Jed Lowrie. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics first baseman Yonder Alonso, seen here on March 30, has been struggling in the second half. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Athletics’ ability to hit, finish games remains to be found as Blue Jays complete sweep

The second half hasn’t been kind to three of the Oakland Athletics’…

Oakland Athletics first baseman Yonder Alonso, seen here on March 30, has been struggling in the second half. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics first baseman Yonder Alonso, like teammates Sonny Gray and Jed Lowerie, is one of the most speculated-about members of the team on the trade front. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The human side of the deadline

Donning a white jersey, the name “Alonso” written across the shoulders, the…

Oakland Athletics first baseman Yonder Alonso, like teammates Sonny Gray and Jed Lowerie, is one of the most speculated-about members of the team on the trade front. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Ryon Healy drove in the first two runs on Sunday as the A's sweep Cleveland.

A’s sweep Cleveland after trading away Doolittle and Madson

OAKLAND — Some 20 minutes before Sean Manaea delivered the first pitch…

Ryon Healy drove in the first two runs on Sunday as the A's sweep Cleveland.
A’s starter Sonny Gray notched 5 strikeouts

A’s close homestand with 2nd win in a row behind Gray’s strong start

OAKLAND — Sonny Gray delivered yet another start that will attract the attention…

A’s starter Sonny Gray notched 5 strikeouts
Franklin Barreto will get an extended look at second with Matt Chapman on the disabled list. (Courtesy Th3TruthPhotos/Flickr)

A’s prospect Franklin Barreto: A short stop for the future

Opportunity arises sooner than expected for A’s prospect  OAKLAND — Tucked in…

Franklin Barreto will get an extended look at second with Matt Chapman on the disabled list. (Courtesy Th3TruthPhotos/Flickr)
Sonny Gray was sharp for the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday against the Miami Marlins. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

A ‘healthy’ Sonny Gray delivers electric performance

Oakland — On a day Sonny Gray recorded a season-high 11 strikeouts…

Sonny Gray was sharp for the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday against the Miami Marlins. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Yonder Alonso and the Oakland Athletics have been on fire lately. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Trio of walk-offs has streaky A’s back on upswing

OAKLAND — As Jed Lowrie's 11th inning home run went flying into the…

Yonder Alonso and the Oakland Athletics have been on fire lately. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to 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)