Mike Trout

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)

Athletics demolish Angels in record-setting 21-3 rout

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

 

Cliff Pennington (7), seen here in May, hit a grand slam on Wednesday against his old team, the Oakland Athletics. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

A’s swept on Cliff Pennington grand slam

The phrase “Cliff Pennington grand slam” would have brought joy to Oakland…

 

Austin Beck takes the field at the Coliseum for batting practice on Tuesday. (Karl Buscheck/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s top pick enters farm system amid Trout-sized comparisons

OAKLAND — Bob Melvin won’t even say the name. Minutes after Austin…

 

Khris Davis crosses the plate, ending the day of Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs, right. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

A’s sluggers off to hot start, don’t want to talk 2016

OAKLAND — Last season, it took until April 15 for Oakland Athletics slugger…

Khris Davis crosses the plate, ending the day of Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs, right. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
A's outfielder Khris Davis (2) rounds second base after hitting a home run off the Angels' Ricky Nolasco in the sixth inning on Opening Night, 2017, at the Oakland Coliseum. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Khris Davis powers A’s past Angels on Opening Night

OAKLAND — Some 15 minutes after Rickey Henderson's opening night press conference…

A's outfielder Khris Davis (2) rounds second base after hitting a home run off the Angels' Ricky Nolasco in the sixth inning on Opening Night, 2017, at the Oakland Coliseum. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Madison Bumgarner would like to compete in this year's home run derby. (David Zalubowski/AP)

Bay Area sports characters say the darndest things

This country has an obsession with power pitchers, home runs and cowboys.…

Madison Bumgarner would like to compete in this year's home run derby. (David Zalubowski/AP)
Mike Trout is congratulated by Dino Ebel after scoring against the A's in the fifth inning on Wednesday in Oakland. (Ben Margot/AP)

Coghlan frustrated after A’s lose three-straight

OAKLAND — Chris Coghlan thinks the Oakland Athletics are a better team…

Mike Trout is congratulated by Dino Ebel after scoring against the A's in the fifth inning on Wednesday in Oakland. (Ben Margot/AP)
Oakland Athletics fans view batting practice prior to a spring training exhibition game in 2015. (Ben Margot/2015 AP)

A’s fall to Trout, Angels in spring debut

TEMPE, Ariz. — Mike Trout went 3 for 3 and made an…

Oakland Athletics fans view batting practice prior to a spring training exhibition game in 2015. (Ben Margot/2015 AP)
Cam Newton celebrates after a touchdown run during the Panthers' NFC Championship victory over the Arizona Cardinals. (David J. Phillip/AP)

As we admire him, Newton injects race

Scared? The only people who should be scared of Cam Newton are…

Cam Newton celebrates after a touchdown run during the Panthers' NFC Championship victory over the Arizona Cardinals. (David J. Phillip/AP)
At 28, three-time All-Star Buster Posey has reached an elite level among major league catchers. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Old man Buster

Sometime between his third World Series parade last autumn, his springtime anointment…

At 28, three-time All-Star Buster Posey has reached an elite level among major league catchers. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Morry Gash/AP PhotoLos Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout answers questions before a spring training baseball workout Wednesday

Trout has much room for improvement despite AL MVP award

TEMPE — Mike Trout knows he has a lot to work on…

Morry Gash/AP PhotoLos Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout answers questions before a spring training baseball workout Wednesday
Jim Mone/APThe AL's Derek Jeter tips his cap after leaving the game.

Jeter, Trout lead AL over NL 5-3 in All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players…

Jim Mone/APThe AL's Derek Jeter tips his cap after leaving the game.