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Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman (26) grounds out into a double play in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on August 13, 2019 in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Matt Chapman’s homer wins it for A’s in Anaheim

Oakland keeps pace in the wild card thanks to late-inning heroics from slumping third baseman

  • Sep 26, 2019
Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman (26) grounds out into a double play in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on August 13, 2019 in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants outfielder Jaylin Davis hits a 3-2 curveball from Colorado Rockies reliever DJ Johnson over the center field wall for a his first career home run — a walk-off to lift the Giants to a 2-1 win on Sept. 25, 2019 at Oracle Park in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Jaylin Davis makes history with first career homer as Giants win

Giants rookie outfielder Jaylin Davis sends San Francisco home with walk-off homer in ninth

San Francisco Giants outfielder Jaylin Davis hits a 3-2 curveball from Colorado Rockies reliever DJ Johnson over the center field wall for a his first career home run — a walk-off to lift the Giants to a 2-1 win on Sept. 25, 2019 at Oracle Park in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Chris Shaw singles during the second inning of the Giants’ game on Sunday, September 16, 2018. The Giants lost to the Colorado Rockies 2-3. (©2019 S.F. Giants)

Chris Shaw music selection revealed, more Bochy farewells

Why did Chris Shaw choose “Dancing Queen”? Plus, Pablo Sandoval has a surprise, and a health update

Chris Shaw singles during the second inning of the Giants’ game on Sunday, September 16, 2018. The Giants lost to the Colorado Rockies 2-3. (©2019 S.F. Giants)
Khris Davis waits in the dugout during the game between the Oakland A’s and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. on Sept. 24, 2019. (Photo by Peter Joneleit, Cal Sport Media)

Wild card race tightens as Angels beat A’s

Loss cuts Oakland’s wild card lead to half a game with five games to go

  • Sep 24, 2019
Khris Davis waits in the dugout during the game between the Oakland A’s and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. on Sept. 24, 2019. (Photo by Peter Joneleit, Cal Sport Media)
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy waves his cap in salute to fans at the start of his final season before the game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the opening home game of the 2019 season at Oracle Park on Friday, April 5, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Giants manager Bochy wants to savor every bit of final week

San Francisco will say goodbye to Bruce Bochy over his final week as manager

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy waves his cap in salute to fans at the start of his final season before the game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the opening home game of the 2019 season at Oracle Park on Friday, April 5, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (15) and catcher Buster Posey (28) wait for the start of the game in the dugout against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on Sept. 24, 2019 in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants fall to Rockies in 16-inning marathon

Plenty of applause lines for Bochy in extra-inning grind, but none for the final eight innings

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (15) and catcher Buster Posey (28) wait for the start of the game in the dugout against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on Sept. 24, 2019 in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien (10) rounds third base after hitting a grand slam in the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins to extend their lead to 7-3 at the Oakland Coliseum on July 4, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s drop home finale to Rangers but still win series

Oakland allows five home runs in 8-3 loss

Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien (10) rounds third base after hitting a grand slam in the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins to extend their lead to 7-3 at the Oakland Coliseum on July 4, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy waves his cap in salute to fans at the start of his final season before the game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the opening home game of the 2019 season at Oracle Park on Friday, April 5, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Giants aren’t going to the playoffs, but Bruce Bochy might

On Sports Media: Networks hoping retiring Bruce Bochy will lend voice to MLB playoffs

  • Sep 22, 2019
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy waves his cap in salute to fans at the start of his final season before the game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the opening home game of the 2019 season at Oracle Park on Friday, April 5, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien (10) watches a long fly ball go over left field for a grand slam in the 8th inning agains the Minnesota Twins to extend their lead to 7-3 at the Oakland Coliseum on July 4, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s rout Rangers for second straight game

Oakland jumps to early lead and wins 12-3

Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien (10) watches a long fly ball go over left field for a grand slam in the 8th inning agains the Minnesota Twins to extend their lead to 7-3 at the Oakland Coliseum on July 4, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Left to right) Wall Haas, Vida Blue, Tony LaRussa, Mark McGwire and Bert Campaneris stand on the field during the induction of the Oakland Athletics’ 2019 Hall of Fame class. Haas represented his father, Walter A. Haas, Jr. (pictured at far left). (Alex Hall / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Tony La Russa, Vida Blue among five inducted into A’s Hall of Fame

Oakland Athletics hold a pregame ceremony for the team’s 2019 Hall of Fame class

(Left to right) Wall Haas, Vida Blue, Tony LaRussa, Mark McGwire and Bert Campaneris stand on the field during the induction of the Oakland Athletics’ 2019 Hall of Fame class. Haas represented his father, Walter A. Haas, Jr. (pictured at far left). (Alex Hall / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland A’s pitcher Mike Fiers (50) starts against the St. Louis Cardinals at the Oakland Coliseum on August 3, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Mike Fiers beats Rangers on his own bobblehead night

Oakland A’s beat Texas 8-0 in series opener

Oakland A’s pitcher Mike Fiers (50) starts against the St. Louis Cardinals at the Oakland Coliseum on August 3, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers (50) starts against the Texas Rangers on July 28, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Mike Fiers returns to the mound for A’s after injury scare

The A’s open their final 2019 home series on Friday

Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers (50) starts against the Texas Rangers on July 28, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson (28) rounds third base after hitting a homerun in the 6th inning off Houston Astros pitcher Aaron Sanchez (18) at the Oakland Coliseum on Aug. 15, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Matt Olson talks swings with Jim Rome

Oakland Athletics first baseman discusses his career year with Jim Rome

Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson (28) rounds third base after hitting a homerun in the 6th inning off Houston Astros pitcher Aaron Sanchez (18) at the Oakland Coliseum on Aug. 15, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy tosses out the ceremonial first pitch at the start of his final season ahead of the game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the opening home game of the 2019 season at Oracle Park on Friday, April 5, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bruce Bochy wins 2000th game as manager

San Francisco Giants skipper becomes 11th manager in big league history to win 2,000 games

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy tosses out the ceremonial first pitch at the start of his final season ahead of the game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the opening home game of the 2019 season at Oracle Park on Friday, April 5, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics pitcher Homer Bailey (15) starts against the New York Yankees at the Oakland Coliseum on August 20, 2019 in Oakland, California. Chris Victorio | Special for S.F. Examiner.

Mark Canha walks off after a gem from Homer Bailey

Oakland A’s get 11 strikeouts in seven innings from Homer Bailey, but Canha proves to be the hero

Oakland Athletics pitcher Homer Bailey (15) starts against the New York Yankees at the Oakland Coliseum on August 20, 2019 in Oakland, California. Chris Victorio | Special for S.F. Examiner.
Oakland Athletics right fielder Mark Canha (20) at-bat against San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) before striking out at Oracle Park on Aug. 13, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

A’s not sweating hit-by-pitches, Mike Fiers back on Friday

After Mark Canha took two doses last night, Melvin says no to retaliation

Oakland Athletics right fielder Mark Canha (20) at-bat against San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) before striking out at Oracle Park on Aug. 13, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson (28) hits a foul ball during the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins at the Oakland Coliseum on July 3, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Matt Olson keys win with titanic blast to center

Seth Brown drives in winning run against Royals, but first baseman’s blast jolts slumbering A’s

Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson (28) hits a foul ball during the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins at the Oakland Coliseum on July 3, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers (50) starts against the Texas Rangers on July 28, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Mike Fiers throws bullpen, awaits MRI results

Oakland A’s ace Mike Fiers thew all his pitches in a 35-pitch session Tuesday following hand numbness

Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers (50) starts against the Texas Rangers on July 28, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Oakland Athletics pitcher Tanner Roark (60) starts against the New York Yankees at the Oakland Coliseum on August 22, 2019 in Oakland, California. Chris Victorio | Special for S.F. Examiner.

Oakland can’t widen wild card lead, falls late to Royals

Khris Davis gets a go-ahead RBI, but A’s bullpen can’t hold on against struggling Kansas City

Oakland Athletics pitcher Tanner Roark (60) starts against the New York Yankees at the Oakland Coliseum on August 22, 2019 in Oakland, California. Chris Victorio | Special for S.F. Examiner.
Oakland Athletics Stephen Piscotty (25) hits in the second inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on August 13, 2019 in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

A’s face postseason roster dilema in Piscotty, Jesus Luzardo

Stephen Piscotty has an eye on returning for postseason, but roster math may dictate otherwise

Oakland Athletics Stephen Piscotty (25) hits in the second inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on August 13, 2019 in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).