Oakland Athletics

The Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson picks up teammate Franklin Barreto (1) in the dugout after his solo home run against the Chicago White Sox during the sixth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Saturday, June 23, 2018. The A's won, 7-6. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
The Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson picks up teammate Franklin Barreto (1) in the dugout after his solo home run against the Chicago White Sox during the sixth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Saturday, June 23, 2018. The A's won, 7-6. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Billy Beane (left) and Bob Melvin review the 2018 Oakland Athletics season  on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics plan on extension for manager Bob Melvin

OAKLAND -- At the start of spring training, Oakland Athletics manager Bob…

Billy Beane (left) and Bob Melvin review the 2018 Oakland Athletics season  on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
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 fall to Angels in final tune-up before heading to New York

By Matt Doan Special to S.F. Examiner The Oakland Athletics dropped the…

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 left fielder Khris Davis (2) hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Prepping for playoffs, Oakland Athletics knock off Angels

By Matt Doan Special to S.F. Examiner ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics…

Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
September 28, 2018: Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Lou Trivino (62) makes the start for the A's during the game between the Oakland A's and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by Peter Joneleit / Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s loss, Yankees win, means Wild Card game will be in New York

By Matt Doan Special to S.F. Examiner ANAHEIM, Calif. --  The Oakland…

September 28, 2018: Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Lou Trivino (62) makes the start for the A's during the game between the Oakland A's and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by Peter Joneleit / Special to 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)

Stephen Piscotty bobbleheads will help support ALS research

With the Oakland Athletics headed to the playoffs to cap an improbable…

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)
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 clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners

Just before first pitch in Seattle, thanks to the New York Yankees…

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)
The Oakland Athletics celebrate Jonathan Lucroy's walk-off hit as Pablo Sandoval walks off the field on July 21, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics could clinch playoff berth at home as magic number drops to one

OAKLAND -- The Tampa Bay Rays had just fallen behind 3-1 to…

The Oakland Athletics celebrate Jonathan Lucroy's walk-off hit as Pablo Sandoval walks off the field on July 21, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman and Khris Davis congratulate Stephen Piscotty after hitting a three-run homer against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics magic number shrinks to one as Cal-Stanford drama plays out in wild ninth

OAKLAND -- The last time Stephen Piscotty faced off against Trevor Hildenberger,…

Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman and Khris Davis congratulate Stephen Piscotty after hitting a three-run homer against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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 not scoreboard watching with chance to clinch at home

OAKLAND -- There was not a single television in the Oakland Athletics…

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 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 will have to clinch on the road, Matt Olson homers in loss to Twins

OAKLAND -- While a crowd of just under 37,000 on Saturday night…

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' 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)

A’s open final home series of 2018 against Twins

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

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 left fielder Khris Davis (2) hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Khris Davis hits two homers, including walk-off blast, in 7-6 Oakland Athletics win

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

Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to 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)

Athletics demolish Angels in record-setting 21-3 rout

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

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 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)

Should Oakland Athletics DH Khris Davis be in the MVP conversation? Bob Melvin thinks so

By John Hickey Special to S.F. Examiner OAKLAND – Oakland Athletics designated…

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' Matt Chapman and Khris Davis congratulate Stephen Piscotty after hitting a three-run homer against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Stephen Piscotty drives in five as Oakland Athletics snap three-game skid

By John Hickey Special to S.F. Examiner OAKLAND – Think of Wednesday's…

Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman and Khris Davis congratulate Stephen Piscotty after hitting a three-run homer against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bullpen implosion and fan-interference-that-wasn’t sink Athletics

OAKLAND — Despite the fact that the Oakland Athletics’ magic number to…

Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha 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' 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)

Liam Hendriks takes ownership of the opener role for the Oakland Athletics

OAKLAND -- When Liam Hendriks was called back up to the Oakland…

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)
Andrew Triggs, seen here September 2, 2016, will undergo surgery. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics pitcher Andrew Triggs to undergo thoracic outlet surgery

The Oakland Athletics have announced that right-handed pitcher Andrew Triggs will undergo…

Andrew Triggs, seen here September 2, 2016, will undergo surgery. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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)