Oakland A's & MLB

Ben Margot/APJosh Reddick returned to the A's lineup Sunday

Clippard tagged for HR in 10th as A's lose to Mariners

OAKLAND — Jesse Hahn looked unhittable while impressively dueling with Seattle ace…

Ben Margot/APJosh Reddick returned to the A's lineup Sunday
Ben Margot/APA’s newcomer Jesse Hahn pitched five no-hit innings Sunday against the Mariners before faltering in the sixth inning

Erratic start doesn’t squash A’s optimism

OAKLAND — The A’s were down 7-3 in the bottom of the…

Ben Margot/APA’s newcomer Jesse Hahn pitched five no-hit innings Sunday against the Mariners before faltering in the sixth inning
Eric Risberg/AP PhotoOakland Athletics starting pitcher Kendall Graveman throws against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of their baseball game Thursday

Rangers hit 4 homers in 10-1 win over Athletics

OAKLAND — Shin-Soo Choo hit a three-run homer, Mitch Moreland added a…

Eric Risberg/AP PhotoOakland Athletics starting pitcher Kendall Graveman throws against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of their baseball game Thursday
Marcio Joe Sanchez/APAthletics starting pitcher Jesse Hahn throws to the Rangers during the first inning of Oakland's 3-1 loss to Texas.

A's fall to Rangers in Hahn's Oakland debut

OAKLAND, Calif. — A healthy Prince Fielder hit a pair of run-scoring…

Marcio Joe Sanchez/APAthletics starting pitcher Jesse Hahn throws to the Rangers during the first inning of Oakland's 3-1 loss to Texas.
Marcio Joe Sanchez/APOakland starting pitcher Scott Kazmir throws during the sixth inning of the A's 10-0 victory over the Texas Rangers.

Kazmir strikes out 10 as A's pound Rangers

OAKLAND — Scott Kazmir struck out 10 and was backed by a…

Marcio Joe Sanchez/APOakland starting pitcher Scott Kazmir throws during the sixth inning of the A's 10-0 victory over the Texas Rangers.
Eric Risberg/APA's pitcher Sonny Gray took a no-hitter into the eighth inning against the Rangers in the season opener on Monday.

A's win as Sonny Gray takes no-hit bid into 8th

OAKLAND — Sonny Gray carried a no-hit bid into the eighth inning…

Eric Risberg/APA's pitcher Sonny Gray took a no-hitter into the eighth inning against the Rangers in the season opener on Monday.
Darron Cummings/AP File PhotoMarcus Semien

El Cerrito’s Semien brings a humble attitude in his bid to solve the A’s shortstop riddle

OAKLAND — The body action is the same every time, like clockwork.…

Darron Cummings/AP File PhotoMarcus Semien
Kathy Willens/APThe Yankees' Alex Rodriguez was received warmly Opening Day at Yankee Stadium. It was his first game following his suspension for the entire 2014 season for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.

Openers: A-Rod cheered, rain delay booed, Big Papi stays put

Alex Rodriguez got cheered at Yankee Stadium, a rain delay got booed…

Kathy Willens/APThe Yankees' Alex Rodriguez was received warmly Opening Day at Yankee Stadium. It was his first game following his suspension for the entire 2014 season for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.
Eric Risberg/APthletics' Stephen Vogt

Opening victory shows A’s system is intact

OAKLAND — This is how the A’s survive. You learn to love…

Eric Risberg/APthletics' Stephen Vogt
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP file photoFirst baseman-designated hitter Billy Butler is just one of the many new faces who will take the field Opening Day for the A's.

New-look A's open the season against familiar Rangers

OAKLAND — Ike Davis wandered from the clubhouse tunnel to the freshly…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP file photoFirst baseman-designated hitter Billy Butler is just one of the many new faces who will take the field Opening Day for the A's.
Ben Margot/AP PhotoOakland Athletics' Brett Lawrie fouls off a pitch against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game Friday

Keep this handy: Meet the A’s players

In most ballparks, you can’t tell the players without a scorecard. At…

Ben Margot/AP PhotoOakland Athletics' Brett Lawrie fouls off a pitch against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game Friday
Lynne Sladky/AP File PhotoToronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey does stretching exercises during a spring training baseball workout in Dunedin

AP study projects average MLB salary tops $4M

NEW YORK — Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season…

Lynne Sladky/AP File PhotoToronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey does stretching exercises during a spring training baseball workout in Dunedin

Barry Zito's scoreless streak ends; A's beat Angels 13-10

TEMPE — Barry Zito's spotless spring ended when he gave up three…

Darron Cummings/AP file photoA's switch-pitcher Pat Venditte is trying to earn a major-league bullpen spot.

Geekery: One and done or twice as nice

As a novelty, Pat Venditte's switch-pitcher act makes for fun conversation. But…

Darron Cummings/AP file photoA's switch-pitcher Pat Venditte is trying to earn a major-league bullpen spot.

Graveman continues to impress for A's

PEORIA, Ariz.— Kendall Graveman continued his impressive spring with 6 1-3 innings…

Rick Scuteri/AP PhotoOakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray throws in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers

Gomez uses offense and defense, leads Brewers to tie A's

PHOENIX — Carlos Gomez led off the game with a home run,…

Rick Scuteri/AP PhotoOakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray throws in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers
Ben Margot/AP PhotoOakland Athletics' Barry Zito works against the Chicago Cubs in the fourth inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game Tuesday

Butler, Vogt homer in A's 14-2 win over Cubs

MESA — Edwin Jackson might be thinking he wishes he never found…

Ben Margot/AP PhotoOakland Athletics' Barry Zito works against the Chicago Cubs in the fourth inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game Tuesday

Santana powers Cleveland Indians past Oakland Athletics, 8-3

GOODYEAR — Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly,…

A's Parker throws 30 pitches in simulated game

MESA — Oakland Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker threw two innings of a…

Ramirez throws 4 shutout innings, Mariners beat Athletics

PEORIA — Erasmo Ramirez, making a bid for a spot at the…