Kansas City Royals

Jesse Hahn.  (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

A’s flip Jesse Hahn for Ryan Buchter, Brandon Moss and cash

Jesse Hahn struggled with consistency after having a breakout season with the…

 

Matt Chapman, seen here in August of 2017, is the best defender in the American League. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s see eighth-inning rally go to waste against Royals

OAKLAND — Bob Melvin said on Tuesday night that — even if…

 

Oakland Athletics right fielder Matt Joyce (23) celebrates a two-run home run against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on August 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

After Casilla blows lead, A’s rally past Royals with six-run inning

OAKLAND — After an epic bullpen collapse, the Oakland Athletics scored six…

 

Jharel Cotton remains winless dating back to June 23 (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Grand slam spoils Cotton’s night, carries Royals past A’s

OAKLAND — As Cam Gallagher's towering drive went sailing toward the left-field…

Jharel Cotton remains winless dating back to June 23 (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Jnesday afternoon. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Early homers sink Cueto, Giants

AT&T PARK — Johnny Cueto surrendered a trio of home runs in…

Jnesday afternoon. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Ty Blach walks back to the mound after Eduardo Nunez fails to make an out on a sacrifice bunt by the pitcher. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Ty Blach’s bid for a quality night against the Royals derailed in the sixth

AT&T PARK — Ty Blach was well on his way to a…

Ty Blach walks back to the mound after Eduardo Nunez fails to make an out on a sacrifice bunt by the pitcher. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Seth Roberts (10) and Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrate a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on December 4, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders dreams of winning division hinge on tonight

The Oakland Raiders haven’t made the playoffs since the last time they…

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Seth Roberts (10) and Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrate a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on December 4, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Daniel Mengden. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

A’s club Royals to complete sweep

The Oakland Athletics haven’t been great this year, but against the Kansas…

Daniel Mengden. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Billy Burns reaches third base with a triple against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. He scored the winning run on a Josh Reddick sacrifice fly. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Burns runs Athletics to series win over defending champs

OAKLAND — Billy Burns' speed, along with a little luck, helped Oakland…

Billy Burns reaches third base with a triple against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. He scored the winning run on a Josh Reddick sacrifice fly. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Oakland Athletics' Stephen Vogt, right, is congratulated by third base coach Ron Washington after hitting a home run off Kansas City Royals' Dillon Gee in the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

A’s, Royals split opening games of weekend set

OAKLAND — Sonny Gray wasn't at his sharpest, but the A's ace gutted…

Oakland Athletics' Stephen Vogt, right, is congratulated by third base coach Ron Washington after hitting a home run off Kansas City Royals' Dillon Gee in the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto made his first spring training start on Wednesday. (Chris Carlson/AP)

Johnny Cueto has rough first spring training outing

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — San Francisco newcomer Johnny Cueto gave up five runs…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto made his first spring training start on Wednesday. (Chris Carlson/AP)
Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt works on a drill during a spring baseball practice in Mesa, Ariz., on Sunday, Feb. 21. (Chris Carlson/AP)

Stephen Vogt goes deep twice in spring training game

MESA, Ariz. — Stephen Vogt hit a pair of home runs and…

Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt works on a drill during a spring baseball practice in Mesa, Ariz., on Sunday, Feb. 21. (Chris Carlson/AP)
After several rough performances, the 49ers have decided to bench Colin Kaepernick and start backup Blaine Gabbert. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File)

QB change, trade — putrid 49ers look bound for 2-14

The 49ers have tried like heck to avoid the r-word this season…

After several rough performances, the 49ers have decided to bench Colin Kaepernick and start backup Blaine Gabbert. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File)
Member of the Kansas City Royals celebrates after Game 5 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Royals win World Series, rally late, then rout Mets in 12th

NEW YORK — Crown 'em, Kansas City! One agonizing step from ecstasy…

Member of the Kansas City Royals celebrates after Game 5 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
The Kansas City Royals celebrate their  win against the New York Mets in Game 4 of the Major League Baseball World Series Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in New York. The Royals won 5-3 to take a 3-1 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

Royals rally late, beat Mets for 3-1 lead

NEW YORK — The Kansas City Royals keep finding new ways to…

The Kansas City Royals celebrate their  win against the New York Mets in Game 4 of the Major League Baseball World Series Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in New York. The Royals won 5-3 to take a 3-1 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
Royals starter Johnny Cueto reacts after getting New York Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes to fly out to end Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night in Kansas City, Mo. (David J. Phillip/AP)

Royals up 2-0 after Cueto gem

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Following the final out, after Johnny Cueto completed…

Royals starter Johnny Cueto reacts after getting New York Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes to fly out to end Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night in Kansas City, Mo. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Kansas City Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez learned of his father’s death just before he started Game 1 of the World Series against the Mets on Tuesday. (David J. Phillip/AP)

Royals’ Volquez unsure of next start

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez said Wednesday that…

Kansas City Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez learned of his father’s death just before he started Game 1 of the World Series against the Mets on Tuesday. (David J. Phillip/AP)
From left, New York Mets starters Steven Matz, Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey along with catcher Travis d’Arnaud leave the field after batting practice in advance of Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

Mets’ young arms look unbeatable

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Anyone arriving a little early to a New…

From left, New York Mets starters Steven Matz, Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey along with catcher Travis d’Arnaud leave the field after batting practice in advance of Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
Kansas City Royals' Ben Zobrist, left, celebrates with starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) after their 7-2 win over the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the American League Division Series on Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Kansas City, Mo. (Orlin Wagner/AP)

Cueto tosses gem as Royals beat Astros in ALDS clincher

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Johnny Cueto delivered a masterpiece on his biggest…

Kansas City Royals' Ben Zobrist, left, celebrates with starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) after their 7-2 win over the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the American League Division Series on Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Kansas City, Mo. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
The Kansas City Royals acquired Johnny Cueto in a trade with Cincinnati on Sunday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Royals get Cueto in trade with Reds

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals acquired Johnny Cueto in…

The Kansas City Royals acquired Johnny Cueto in a trade with Cincinnati on Sunday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)