Marcus Semien

Oakland Athletics' DH Khris Davis connects on a fly ball against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics avoid arbitration with five players, including Khris Davis

A day after signing left-handed reliever Ryan Buchter to a one-year contract,…

 

Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman and Khris Davis congratulate Stephen Piscotty after hitting a three-run homer against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bernstein: Can Oakland A’s keep promising roster and contend by the time new park opens?

Oakland A’s executives have claimed they will try to keep the team…

 

Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin (left), executive vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane (middle) and general manager David Forst (right) announce their contract extensions on Oct. 29, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Billy Beane, Bob Melvin, David Forst extensions announced, along with an increase in payroll for Oakland Athletics

OAKLAND -- In the midst of 2015, Marcus Semien's first season with…

 

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' Matt Chapman and Khris Davis congratulate Stephen Piscotty after hitting a three-run homer against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics magic number shrinks to one as Cal-Stanford drama plays out in wild ninth

OAKLAND -- The last time Stephen Piscotty faced off against Trevor Hildenberger,…

Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman and Khris Davis congratulate Stephen Piscotty after hitting a three-run homer against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 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)

Khris Davis hits two homers, including walk-off blast, in 7-6 Oakland Athletics win

By Alex Hall Special to S.F. Examiner OAKLAND -- Oakland Athletics designated…

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' Nick Martini steps into the batter's box against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics sweep Texas Rangers as Nick Martini keys five-run fourth

OAKLAND -- With the Texas Rangers following the Oakland Athletics' lead and…

Oakland Athletics' Nick Martini steps into the batter's box against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty gestures to the dugout after hitting a double against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics’ second attempt at bullpenning works, back end of bullpen doesn’t against Yankees

OAKLAND -- The first time the Oakland Athletics tried the bullpenning/opener thing,…

Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty gestures to the dugout after hitting a double against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/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 win playoff preview against New York Yankees behind Mark Canha, Jed Lowrie

OAKLAND -- In October of last year, Jonathan Lucroy was catching for…

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 pitcher Edwin Jackson delivers to home against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics put away Mariners 8-2 behind Stephen Piscotty’s five RBIs

By Alex Hall Special to S.F. Examiner OAKLAND -- The latest series…

Oakland Athletics pitcher Edwin Jackson delivers to home against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty gestures to the dugout after hitting a double against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A’s strike early and hang on for 7-5 win over Mariners

By Alex Hall Special to S.F. Examiner OAKLAND -- On Thursday night, the…

Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty gestures to the dugout after hitting a double against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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…

Daniel Mengden. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Ramon Laureano talks to the media after his first career big league hit -- a 13th-inning walk-off on August 3, 2018. (Dan Bernstein / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Ramon Laureano’s absurd throw highlights Athletics win over Angels

The @Athletics are just a throw from the right-field scoreboard away from…

Ramon Laureano talks to the media after his first career big league hit -- a 13th-inning walk-off on August 3, 2018. (Dan Bernstein / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics pitcher Edwin Jackson delivers to home against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics offense wakes up as Edwin Jackson wins 100th game

OAKLAND — Soon after Edwin Jackson earned his 100th career win, he…

Oakland Athletics pitcher Edwin Jackson delivers to home against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' DH Khris Davis connects on a fly ball against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Stephen Piscotty homer sends Oakland Athletics to extras, and Khris Davis’s three-run homer in the 10th beats Texas

Nothing is ever certain in Arlington, Texas, as leads quickly evaporate on…

Oakland Athletics' DH Khris Davis connects on a fly ball against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Marcus Semien. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Win-now trade in 2014 has paid dividends for the Oakland Athletics in 2018

When the Oakland Athletics executed a high-stakes trade with the Chicago Cubs…

Marcus Semien. (Stan Olszewski/Special to 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)
Jonathan Lucroy (right) celebrates with his teammates after his sixth career walk-off hit. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Jonathan Lucroy sends A’s home with a walkoff, Mark Canha has a big Father’s Day

OAKLAND -- This season marks the first for Oakland A's outfielder Mark…

Jonathan Lucroy (right) celebrates with his teammates after his sixth career walk-off hit. (Ryan Gorcey / 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 lose fourth straight, Chris Bassitt throws 102 pitches in four innings

OAKLAND -- Forty-four years ago, almost to the day, Nolan Ryan threw…

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)
Marcus Semien readies to field a ball during a June 16, 2018 game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Semien homered and made two crucial defensive plays in support of Sean Manaea. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Chad Pinder a double short of the cycle in lifting A’s, Sean Manaea to win

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxBtrsESnVw&width=550&height=309[/embedyt] OAKLAND -- With All-Star hopeful Matt Chapman going on the…

Marcus Semien readies to field a ball during a June 16, 2018 game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Semien homered and made two crucial defensive plays in support of Sean Manaea. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)