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Oakland Athletics second baseman Jurickson Profar. (Courtesy Oakland Athletics)

As Oakland Athletics FanFest approaches, A’s welcome new faces

With FanFest scheduled for Saturday in Jack London Square, the Oakland Athletics…

 

Billy Beane (left) and Bob Melvin review the 2018 Oakland Athletics season  on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics plan on extension for manager Bob Melvin

OAKLAND -- At the start of spring training, Oakland Athletics manager Bob…

 

Hunter Pence had a home run and an RBI double for the Giants on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bonta Hill: It’s time to bury these Giants, not praise them

The 2018 baseball season officially came to end this past Sunday for…

 

San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) reacts to being called out at first base against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Dodgers sweep Giants into what could be a turbulent offseason

AT&T PARK -- Hunter Pence was the first San Francisco Giant to…

San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) reacts to being called out at first base against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to 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)

Prepping for playoffs, Oakland Athletics knock off Angels

By Matt Doan Special to S.F. Examiner ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The 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)
September 28, 2018: Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Lou Trivino (62) makes the start for the A's during the game between the Oakland A's and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by Peter Joneleit / Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s loss, Yankees win, means Wild Card game will be in New York

By Matt Doan Special to S.F. Examiner ANAHEIM, Calif. --  The Oakland…

September 28, 2018: Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Lou Trivino (62) makes the start for the A's during the game between the Oakland A's and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by Peter Joneleit / Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bumgarner’s final 2018 start not enough against Dodgers

By Doug Bruzzone Special to S.F. Examiner AT&T PARK — The Los…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Dereck Rodriguez: San Francisco’s Dark Knight

AT&T PARK -- For much of the season, San Francisco Giants rookie…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Dodgers clinch playoff spot as Giants suffer yet another indignity

AT&T PARK -- When Dereck Rodriguez was called up to the San…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Giants reliever Will Smith pitches during spring training on February 22, 2017. He tore his UCL two outings later, and returned last week against the San Diego Padres.  (Courtesy San Francisco Giants)

Will Smith earns Willie Mac Award from San Francisco Giants

By Doug Bruzzone Special to S.F. Examiner AT&T PARK -- In a…

Giants reliever Will Smith pitches during spring training on February 22, 2017. He tore his UCL two outings later, and returned last week against the San Diego Padres.  (Courtesy San Francisco Giants)
MLB.com writer Chris Haft awards San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt with the Good Guy Award on Sept. 26, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Brandon Belt wins Good Guy award, details knee surgery and recovery timeline

AT&T PARK -- Brandon Belt arrived to the San Francisco Giants clubhouse…

MLB.com writer Chris Haft awards San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt with the Good Guy Award on Sept. 26, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Giants manager Bruce Bochy, seen here in 2017. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

With Dodgers series looming, Giants drop finale to San Diego Padres

AT&T PARK -- No matter what the San Francisco Giants do the…

Giants manager Bruce Bochy, seen here in 2017. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Giants manager Bruce Bochy, seen here in 2017. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bruce Bochy has “zero concern” about his future with the San Francisco Giants

AT&T PARK-- San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has not lost his…

Giants manager Bruce Bochy, seen here in 2017. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Madison Bumgarner, seen here in 2017, got the walk-off single on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Madison Bumgarner walk-off single in 12th beats San Diego Padres

 AT&T PARK -- When Hunter Pence went down to the batting…

Madison Bumgarner, seen here in 2017, got the walk-off single on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners

Just before first pitch in Seattle, thanks to the New York Yankees…

Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford waits for a pitch against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants swept as end of season nears

Halfway through the season, it seemed as if the San Francisco Giants…

San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford waits for a pitch against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Oakland Athletics celebrate Jonathan Lucroy's walk-off hit as Pablo Sandoval walks off the field on July 21, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics could clinch playoff berth at home as magic number drops to one

OAKLAND -- The Tampa Bay Rays had just fallen behind 3-1 to…

The Oakland Athletics celebrate Jonathan Lucroy's walk-off hit as Pablo Sandoval walks off the field on July 21, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie makes contact against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics not scoreboard watching with chance to clinch at home

OAKLAND -- There was not a single television in the Oakland Athletics…

Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie makes contact against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson readies to dive to first to put out a runner after fielding a ground ball against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics will have to clinch on the road, Matt Olson homers in loss to Twins

OAKLAND -- While a crowd of just under 37,000 on Saturday night…

Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson readies to dive to first to put out a runner after fielding a ground ball against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants get walked off by Cardinals in 10th

Before September, the San Francisco Giants were 22-24 in one-run games --…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)