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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).
San Francisco Giants short stop Mauricio Dubon (19) makes his first appearance in the Major Leagues after being promoted from the Sacramento River Cats earlier today before playing against the Arizonia Diamondbacks at Oracle Park on August 27, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Return to Fenway a significant one for Mauricio Dubon

Once a Red Sox prospect, Mauricio Dubon returns to Fenway as the Giants’ starting second baseman

San Francisco Giants short stop Mauricio Dubon (19) makes his first appearance in the Major Leagues after being promoted from the Sacramento River Cats earlier today before playing against the Arizonia Diamondbacks at Oracle Park on August 27, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants’ Mike Yastrzemski (5) jumps onto home plate after hitting the game-winning home run in the 12th inning to beat the New York Mets 3-2 at Oracle Park on July 21, 2019 in San Francisco, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants win on wild pitch to salvage series against Marlins

Mike Yastrzemski scores on wild pitch in eighth to secure a win as Giants head to Boston

San Francisco Giants’ Mike Yastrzemski (5) jumps onto home plate after hitting the game-winning home run in the 12th inning to beat the New York Mets 3-2 at Oracle Park on July 21, 2019 in San Francisco, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants left fielder Mike Yastrzemski (5) flies out to the outfield during the eighth inning at Oracle Park o against the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 9, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Shipping up to Boston: Shaw, Yastrzemski will play in Fenway

Chris Shaw, Mike Yastrzemski and Mauricio Dubon will make their Fenway returns

San Francisco Giants left fielder Mike Yastrzemski (5) flies out to the outfield during the eighth inning at Oracle Park o against the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 9, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics pitcher Liam Hendriks (16) reacts as Oakland Athletics short stop Marcus Semien (10) fields a ground ball hit by New York Yankees short stop Didi Gregorius (18) and the put out to Matt Olson (28) at first base as the A’s defeat the Yankees 6-4 at the Oakland Coliseum on August 21, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special for S.F. Examiner)

Tale of Two Bay Area’s: A’s, Rays could be headed for a showdown

Networks want a piece of showdown between two small-market, big-success teams

  • Sep 15, 2019
Oakland Athletics pitcher Liam Hendriks (16) reacts as Oakland Athletics short stop Marcus Semien (10) fields a ground ball hit by New York Yankees short stop Didi Gregorius (18) and the put out to Matt Olson (28) at first base as the A’s defeat the Yankees 6-4 at the Oakland Coliseum on August 21, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special for S.F. Examiner)
Giants lose to Marlins, Bumgarner misses out on record

Giants lose to Marlins, Bumgarner misses out on record

Giants offense again leaves Madison Bumgarner out to dry

Giants lose to Marlins, Bumgarner misses out on record
Tyler Beede twirls second straight gem for Giants

Tyler Beede twirls second straight gem for Giants

After an up-and-down first full season in the Major Leagues, young righty finds groove again

Tyler Beede twirls second straight gem for Giants
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) looks to the crowd as he runs to first in a ground out to Atlanta Braves shortstop Johan Camargo (17) in the 4th inning on May 20, 2019 at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants move Buster Posey down in lineup

Moving venerable catcher down in lineup is an an experiment, but one that could pay off

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) looks to the crowd as he runs to first in a ground out to Atlanta Braves shortstop Johan Camargo (17) in the 4th inning on May 20, 2019 at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants right fielder Jaylin Davis (49) gets hit by a pitch in the fourth inning by Pittsburg Piratespitcher Trevor Williams (34) at Oracle Park on September 9, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner.                                San Francisco Giants right fielder Jaylin Davis (49) gets hit by a pitch in the fourth inning by Pittsburg Piratespitcher Trevor Williams (34) at Oracle Park on September 9, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner.

Giants go quietly against Pirates in sparsely-attended finale

Jaylin Davis goes down with a wrist injury and the Giants can’t string hits together

San Francisco Giants right fielder Jaylin Davis (49) gets hit by a pitch in the fourth inning by Pittsburg Piratespitcher Trevor Williams (34) at Oracle Park on September 9, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner.                                San Francisco Giants right fielder Jaylin Davis (49) gets hit by a pitch in the fourth inning by Pittsburg Piratespitcher Trevor Williams (34) at Oracle Park on September 9, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) starts against the Pittsburg Pirates at Oracle Park on September 10, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner.

Giants move Johnny Cueto’s next start up to Sunday

Dia de Cueto will come again sooner than planned, plus Alex Dickerson turns a corner

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) starts against the Pittsburg Pirates at Oracle Park on September 10, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) starts against the Oakland A’s at the Oakland Coliseum on August 25, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants fall to Pirates in front of season’s smallest crowd

In front of smallest crowd since 2010, Giants prospects flash, but offense predictably goes flat

San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) starts against the Oakland A’s at the Oakland Coliseum on August 25, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Chris Shaw hoping for a chance, second 2019 Dia de Cueto set

Chris Shaw hoping for a chance, second 2019 Dia de Cueto set

Giants prospect Chris Shaw has had his best season yet, but has gotten sparse time in September

Chris Shaw hoping for a chance, second 2019 Dia de Cueto set