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Stephen Piscotty in April of 2018. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)

Oakland Athletics at home in the playoffs? It could be pretty special

OAKLAND -- As soon as the last fans exited the Oakland Coliseum…

 

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 try using an opener again in Game 2 against New York Yankees

OAKLAND -- After a somewhat unsuccessful first effort at using an "opener,"…

 

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…

 

San Francisco Giants left fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) walks off the field after striking out against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on March 26, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Reports: Andrew McCutchen headed to New York Yankees

Updated Aug. 31, 8:50 a.m. San Francisco Giants home run leader Andrew…

San Francisco Giants left fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) walks off the field after striking out against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on March 26, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jed Lowrie, seen here in May of 2017, drove in his 36th run of the season on Sunday. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

Oakland Athletics: A’s overmatched in series finale vs. Yankees

New York Yankees ace Luis Severino was as tough as advertised on…

Jed Lowrie, seen here in May of 2017, drove in his 36th run of the season on Sunday. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) bats against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: A’s lose lead late, replay review erases potential winning run in New York

For the second straight day, the Oakland Athletics allowed a comeback after…

Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) bats against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mark Canha, left, celebrates with Marcus Semien after the Athletics defeated the New York Yankees in 2016. The two Cal products combined to go 3-for-9 on Friday, with Semien driving in four. (Bill Kostroun/AP)

Oakland Athletics: Yusmeiro Petit saves A’s bacon as Oakland pulls away from Yankees with the longball

The Oakland Athletics have been a far stronger offensive team on the…

Mark Canha, left, celebrates with Marcus Semien after the Athletics defeated the New York Yankees in 2016. The two Cal products combined to go 3-for-9 on Friday, with Semien driving in four. (Bill Kostroun/AP)
Against the New York Yankees, Dustin Fowler will bolster an A's offense that has so far leaned heavily on Jed Lowrie, seen here April 7, was the offensive hero during Tuesday night’s victory over the Texas Rangers. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Dustin Fowler will finally get his first at-bat in New York as A’s visit Yankees

Dustin Fowler never got to play in Yankee Stadium. Last June, Fowler…

Against the New York Yankees, Dustin Fowler will bolster an A's offense that has so far leaned heavily on Jed Lowrie, seen here April 7, was the offensive hero during Tuesday night’s victory over the Texas Rangers. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Sonny Gray will start against the A's on Friday, and will likely face Dustin Fowler, the former Yankees prospect for whom he was traded at the deadline in 2017. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Dustin Fowler could start against Sonny Gray and New York Yankees

OAKLAND -- Towards the end of his 12-strikeout, six-inning performance in Saturday's…

Sonny Gray will start against the A's on Friday, and will likely face Dustin Fowler, the former Yankees prospect for whom he was traded at the deadline in 2017. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland A's pitcher Jharel Cotton, pictured June 13 against the Miami Marlins. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald/TNS)

Cotton, Davis carry A’s to 4-game sweep of Yankees

OAKLAND — On a day when the temperature climbed to 99 degrees…

Oakland A's pitcher Jharel Cotton, pictured June 13 against the Miami Marlins. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald/TNS)
Bob Melvin discussed Kendall Graveman's recovery on Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Melvin talks Father’s Day, offers Graveman update

OAKLAND — Asked about his favorite Father's Day memory before Sunday's matinee…

Bob Melvin discussed Kendall Graveman's recovery on Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Khris Davis sent the A's home as winners on Thursday night. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Davis walks off A’s to snap 3-game slide

OAKLAND — Four-hours-and-29-minutes after Sonny Gray delivered the first pitch on Thursday night,…

Khris Davis sent the A's home as winners on Thursday night. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Santiago Casilla impressed in his last outing before the trade deadline. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Fans dream of star-studded bullpen — trade market says otherwise

Many fans dreamt of transcendent reliever Andrew Miller closing out the Giants’…

Santiago Casilla impressed in his last outing before the trade deadline. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mark Melancon could be a more cost-effective solution for the Giants’ problems at closer. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Sleeping Giants need wake-up call before trade deadline

If you saw this coming at Third and King, raise your hand.…

Mark Melancon could be a more cost-effective solution for the Giants’ problems at closer. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
While New York Yankees pitcher Chad Green, left, watches, Didi Gregorius, center, and Starlin Castro celebrate after a double play during the eighth inning of the baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium, Sunday, July 24, 2016 in New York. The Yankees won 5-2. (Seth Wenig/AP)

Road skid: Giants lose 5-2 to Yanks, finish 1-7 road trip

NEW YORK — The San Francisco Giants headed into the All-Star break…

While New York Yankees pitcher Chad Green, left, watches, Didi Gregorius, center, and Starlin Castro celebrate after a double play during the eighth inning of the baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium, Sunday, July 24, 2016 in New York. The Yankees won 5-2. (Seth Wenig/AP)
Mac Williamson connects for an RBI-base hit against the New York Yankees in July of 2016. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

Giants end skid in extra innings in Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK — Mac Williamson had crossed paths with Ivan Nova before.…

Mac Williamson connects for an RBI-base hit against the New York Yankees in July of 2016. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
Billy Butler and the Oakland A’s fell victim to a series of misfortunate events on Sunday. (Eric Risberg/AP)

A’s skipper has rough Sunday

OAKLAND — A day that began with ace Sonny Gray being placed…

Billy Butler and the Oakland A’s fell victim to a series of misfortunate events on Sunday. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Yonder Alonso and Chris Coghlan celebrate after turning an inning-ending double play. (Kathy Willens/AP)

A’s winners of four straight

NEW YORK — Kendall Graveman got more than a win Wednesday night…

Yonder Alonso and Chris Coghlan celebrate after turning an inning-ending double play. (Kathy Willens/AP)
Will Alex Rodriguez last long enough in Major League Baseball to beat Barry Bonds' all-time home run record? (Bonds: Ben Margot/1997 AP; Rodriguez: Chris O'Meara/AP)

Can A-Rod catch Bonds’ record?

TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez plants his right foot in the batter’s…

Will Alex Rodriguez last long enough in Major League Baseball to beat Barry Bonds' all-time home run record? (Bonds: Ben Margot/1997 AP; Rodriguez: Chris O'Meara/AP)
ESPN commentators and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young, left, former Baltimore Ravens quarterback Trent Dilfer, former Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis and Suzy Kolber talk prior to an NFL football game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Baltimore Ravens in 2015. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

ESPN sliding ‘back, back, back’

LOS ANGELES — ESPN, the sports network that drives Disney’s profit engine,…

ESPN commentators and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young, left, former Baltimore Ravens quarterback Trent Dilfer, former Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis and Suzy Kolber talk prior to an NFL football game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Baltimore Ravens in 2015. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)