Mark Canha

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…

 

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…

 

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' Mark Canha follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bullpen implosion and fan-interference-that-wasn’t sink Athletics

OAKLAND — Despite the fact that the Oakland Athletics’ magic number to…

Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha 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' 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)

Khris Davis hits go-ahead bomb as Oakland Athletics stay in hot pursuit of Yankees

The Oakland Athletics had not had a hit since the fourth inning.…

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' 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 designated hitter Khris Davis warms up before the game against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland A’s bullpen strategy goes sour, Khris Davis hits 40th home run, Mariners win 8-7

By Alex Hall Special to S.F. Examiner OAKLAND -- With their starting…

Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis warms up before the game 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 A’s find big hit, gain ground on Astros with 4-3 walk-off win

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

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 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 manager Bob Melvin compares Khris Davis to Willie Mays … sort of

OAKLAND — After Oakland A’s designated hitter Khris Davis hit his 30th…

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' Mark Canha 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 Pregame Notebook: Mark Canha scratched, Ramon Laureano will start in center

OAKLAND — Oakland A’s outfielder Mark Canha was scratched from the lineup…

Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha 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' Mark Canha, left, celebrates with Marcus Semien after the Athletics defeated the New York Yankees 3-2 in 11 innings in a baseball game Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Oakland Athletics secure Bob Melvin’s 600th win in Oakland, Canha adds a bit of daring-do

OAKLAND — Mark Canha had made a difficult decision to forego his…

Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha, left, celebrates with Marcus Semien after the Athletics defeated the New York Yankees 3-2 in 11 innings in a baseball game Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
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' manager Bob Melvin watches the game in the dugout against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland A’s are banged up, but have reinforcements coming in Jeurys Familia

OAKLAND -- Saturday's 11-inning affair in the penultimate game of the Bay…

Oakland Athletics' manager Bob Melvin watches the game in the dugout against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder follows through on a solo home run against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Powerful Oakland Athletics lineup humming headed into second half despite inefficiencies

These days it’s difficult for Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin to imagine…

Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder follows through on a solo home run against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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 even Bay Bridge Series on Mark Canha homer, and he’s not sorry

AT&T PARK — Mark Canha grew up a San Francisco Giants fan…

Mark Canha, seen here Sept. 6, hit a decisive two-run homer against the Giants on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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 Athletics once again come up big late, and win four-game series against World Series champion Houston Astros

The Oakland Athletics have been the hottest team in the major leagues…

Mark Canha, seen here Sept. 6, hit a decisive two-run homer against the Giants on Saturday. (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 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)
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: No structural damage for Andrew Triggs

OAKLAND -- After visiting specialist Dr. Keith Meister on Tuesday, Oakland Athletics…

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)
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)