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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 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 catcher Jonathan Lucroy looks to the dugout for a sign against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland A’s win behind Jonathan Lucroy’s big night

Jonathan Lucroy and the rest of the Oakland Athletics’ catchers have struggled…

 

Oakland Athletics' DH Khris Davis warms up in the on-deck circle against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Khris Davis takes home run lead, but Oakland Athletics fall to Minnesota Twins

The Oakland Athletics had won 42 of their last 57 games headed…

Oakland Athletics' DH Khris Davis warms up in the on-deck circle against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Buster Posey.  (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Posey and Slater lead Giants past Twins to avoid sweep

AT&T PARK — After the San Francisco Giants had managed just a pair…

Buster Posey.  (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Santiago Casilla, seen here April 3, 2017, will head to the disabled list. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s salvage series finale in Minnesota

There is an old adage in baseball that says if a team…

Santiago Casilla, seen here April 3, 2017, will head to the disabled list. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Bob Melvin, left, pays a visit to the mound with pitcher Sonny Gray and catcher Stephen Vogt, right, in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. The Twins won 4-0. (Jim Mone/AP)

A’s waste Gray start, shut out by Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — Sonny Gray had his good stuff on Wednesday at Target…

Bob Melvin, left, pays a visit to the mound with pitcher Sonny Gray and catcher Stephen Vogt, right, in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. The Twins won 4-0. (Jim Mone/AP)
Sean Manaea throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of Wednesday’s game. (Ben Margot/AP)

Manaea shows signs of settling into big-league role

OAKLAND — The afternoon almost unraveled for Sean Manaea in the sixth…

Sean Manaea throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of Wednesday’s game. (Ben Margot/AP)
Danny Valencia is greeted at home plate by Stephen Vogt. Valencia has been on an absolute tear as of late and could prove a useful trade chip for the A’s. (Ben Margot/AP)

Valencia powers A’s past Twins

OAKLAND — With his white pants rolled up to his knees and…

Danny Valencia is greeted at home plate by Stephen Vogt. Valencia has been on an absolute tear as of late and could prove a useful trade chip for the A’s. (Ben Margot/AP)
Oakland Athletics Coco Crisp, left, is congratulated by third base coach Ron Washington (38) as he rounds the bases after hitting a home run against Minnesota Twins on Monday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Graveman ends long skid in A’s 3-2 win over Twins

OAKLAND — Healthy and playing regularly for the first time in three…

Oakland Athletics Coco Crisp, left, is congratulated by third base coach Ron Washington (38) as he rounds the bases after hitting a home run against Minnesota Twins on Monday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Oakland Athletics' Stephen Vogt (21) and Josh Reddick celebrate after Vogt drove in the winning run against the Minnesota Twins in the 10th inning on Saturday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Burns, A’s steal one for a change

Shoddy defense, a leaky bullpen and struggles in close games left the…

Oakland Athletics' Stephen Vogt (21) and Josh Reddick celebrate after Vogt drove in the winning run against the Minnesota Twins in the 10th inning on Saturday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Jim Mone/APA's pitcher Drew Pomeranz

Pomeranz roughed up as A's fall to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — Eddie Rosario drove in two runs and Glen Perkins got…

Jim Mone/APA's pitcher Drew Pomeranz
Jim Mone/APA's starting pitcher Jesse Chavez was dominate Tuesday

Chavez shines in Oakland's victory over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — Jesse Chavez struck out seven and allowed one unearned run…

Jim Mone/APA's starting pitcher Jesse Chavez was dominate Tuesday
Jim Mone/APThe A's Stephen Vogt

A's can't hold onto early lead in loss

MINNEAPOLIS — Torii Hunter's three-run homer broke a sixth-inning tie, giving Phil…

Jim Mone/APThe A's Stephen Vogt
Carlos Osorio/AP file photoRon Gardenhire is out as manager of the Twins after four straight 92-loss seasons.

Gardenhire out as Twins' manager

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have fired manager Ron Gardenhire after 13…

Carlos Osorio/AP file photoRon Gardenhire is out as manager of the Twins after four straight 92-loss seasons.
Ben Margot/APAthletics' Jon Lester threw a shutout Thursday against Minnesota Twins.

Lester goes the distance in A’s win over Twins

OAKLAND — Jon Lester pitched a three-hitter for his fourth career shutout,…

Ben Margot/APAthletics' Jon Lester threw a shutout Thursday against Minnesota Twins.
Academy of Art University/Rob GarciaBrandon Poulson will join the Minnesota Twins.

'Out of nowhere': Twins add undrafted 24-year-old Academy of Art University baseball player

In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached…

Academy of Art University/Rob GarciaBrandon Poulson will join the Minnesota Twins.
Carlos Osorio/APA’s starting pitcher Jesse Chavez takes his hat off after being relieved in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s loss in Detroit.

Straily, Fuld lead Athletics over Twins 6-1

By the time Dan Straily took the mound for the second inning,…

Carlos Osorio/APA’s starting pitcher Jesse Chavez takes his hat off after being relieved in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s loss in Detroit.
Carlos Osorio/APA’s starting pitcher Jesse Chavez takes his hat off after being relieved in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s loss in Detroit.

A’s rally past Twins in extras after another blown save

Jim Johnson struggled again. The A’s picked up their new closer with…

Carlos Osorio/APA’s starting pitcher Jesse Chavez takes his hat off after being relieved in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s loss in Detroit.
Kevin Jairaj/usa today sports file photoManager Bob Melvin has been a big part of the A's turnaround the past two years and the Oakland players are quick to give him praise.

Reversed call helps A's score 10 in fourth inning of win

MINNEAPOLIS — Jed Lowrie's foul ball that turned into a two-run double…

Kevin Jairaj/usa today sports file photoManager Bob Melvin has been a big part of the A's turnaround the past two years and the Oakland players are quick to give him praise.