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The Oakland Coliseum hosts 56,310 for a game between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants on July 21, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics reach player development agreement with Las Vegas 51s

With the Nashville Sounds and the Oakland Athletics parting ways at the…

The Oakland Coliseum hosts 56,310 for a game between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants on July 21, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
The Oakland Athletics watch as shortstop Marcus Semien (10) makes contact with a San Francisco Giants pitch at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on August 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s fall against Tampa Bay, fail to gain ground

Umpiring was in the spotlight on Saturday at Tropicana Field, and it…

The Oakland Athletics watch as shortstop Marcus Semien (10) makes contact with a San Francisco Giants pitch at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on August 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Mike Fiers delivers a pitch. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)

Athletics fall short as Mike Fiers takes first loss with Oakland

One of the only teams in all of Major League Baseball that’s…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Mike Fiers delivers a pitch. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)
Oakland Athletics' DH Khris Davis connects on a fly ball against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Khris Davis hits go-ahead bomb as Oakland Athletics stay in hot pursuit of Yankees

The Oakland Athletics had not had a hit since the fourth inning.…

Oakland Athletics' DH Khris Davis connects on a fly ball against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics continue winning streak thanks to 10-run inning

For the second straight night, the Oakland Athletics only scored in the…

Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Mike Fiers leads Oakland Athletics to fifth win in a row

The Oakland Athletics’ bats went oddly quiet against the worst team in…

Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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…

Stephen Piscotty in April of 2018. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)
Oakland Athletics' Nick Martini steps into the batter's box against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics sweep Texas Rangers as Nick Martini keys five-run fourth

OAKLAND -- With the Texas Rangers following the Oakland Athletics' lead and…

Oakland Athletics' Nick Martini steps into the batter's box against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics starter Brett Anderson delivers a pitch against the Texas Rangers on August 21, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Brett Anderson close to returning, Bob Melvin goes on Jim Rome

OAKLAND -- Brett Anderson threw three simulated innings on Saturday before the…

Oakland Athletics starter Brett Anderson delivers a pitch against the Texas Rangers on August 21, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
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)

Khris Davis makes Oakland Athletics history, Matt Olson hits go-ahead homer as A’s beat Rangers

OAKLAND -- First baseman Matt Olson wasn't supposed to play on Saturday.…

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 designated hitter Khris Davis warms up before the game against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics Notebook: Khris Davis makes history, keeps victimizing Texas Rangers

OAKLAND -- Khris Davis's home run on Saturday was more than just…

Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis warms up before the game against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Ramon Laureano singles against the Detroit Tigers. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)

Ramon Laureano’s two homers lead A’s to 8-4 victory over Rangers

By Alex Hall Special to S.F. Examiner OAKLAND -- The Oakland Athletics’…

Ramon Laureano singles against the Detroit Tigers. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)
Ramon Laureano singles against the Detroit Tigers. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)

Could Ramon Laureano be the new center fielder of the future for the Oakland Athletics?

OAKLAND -- As of the first week of August, Oakland Athletics manager…

Ramon Laureano singles against the Detroit Tigers. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)
Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder follows through on a solo home run against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Getting involved in community nothing new for Clemente Award nominee Chad Pinder

OAKLAND -- On the day he was named the Oakland Athletics' nominee…

Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder follows through on a solo home run against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Mike Fiers delivers a pitch. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)

Mike Fiers shaky early, but reclaims command as Oakland Athletics find their bats against Yankees

OAKLAND -- Before the Oakland athletics faced off against the New York…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Mike Fiers delivers a pitch. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)
The Oakland Coliseum hosts 56,310 for a game between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants on July 21, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Aaron Brooks back in the big leagues, back with the Athletics

OAKLAND -- It took Aaron Brooks less than three years in the…

The Oakland Coliseum hosts 56,310 for a game between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants on July 21, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics starter Chris Bassitt throws a pitch during the first inning of a June 15, 2018 game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics plan to keep using the opener, but Brett Anderson’s return could help with rotation depth

OAKLAND -- The Oakland Athletics will likely use an opener on Friday…

Oakland Athletics starter Chris Bassitt throws a pitch during the first inning of a June 15, 2018 game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
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' 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' Stephen Piscotty gestures to the dugout after hitting a double against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics’ second attempt at bullpenning works, back end of bullpen doesn’t against Yankees

OAKLAND -- The first time the Oakland Athletics tried the bullpenning/opener thing,…

Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty gestures to the dugout after hitting a double against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Piscotty stands for the national anthem on May 8 as a sign honoring his mother is held in the right field stands. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)

Dave Kaval, Oakland A’s and Piscotty family finding a new way to fund an ALS cure

Every time Oakland Athletics right fielder Stephen Piscotty runs out to his…

Stephen Piscotty stands for the national anthem on May 8 as a sign honoring his mother is held in the right field stands. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)