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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 trade for Cory Gearrin, call up Dustin Fowler ahead of Mariners game

By Alex Hall Special to S.F. Examiner The Oakland A’s made another…

 

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 stand pat at the deadline, but could make moves in August

OAKLAND -- Bob Melvin inadvertently broke a little news on Tuesday, before…

 

Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics open final road trip of first half with loss to Cleveland

A shaky start by Paul Blackburn, failure to produce with runners in…

 

Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Paul Blackburn able to reverse a shaky start and turn it into a win against the Indians

OAKLAND -- After a solid first outing coming off the 60-day disabled…

Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mark Canha, seen here Sept. 6, hit a decisive two-run homer against the Giants on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: White Sox, Yoan Moncada bash Oakland

The story of the Oakland Athletics’ 10-3 loss to the Chicago White…

Mark Canha, seen here Sept. 6, hit a decisive two-run homer against the Giants on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Piscotty in April of 2018. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)

Oakland A’s come back in the ninth, win it in the 10th thanks to Stephen Piscotty, Jed Lowrie

The Oakland Athletics looked to be headed to a loss at the…

Stephen Piscotty in April of 2018. (Courtesy: 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)

Houston Astros, Evan Gattis batter Oakland Athletics as Paul Blackburn flames out early

OAKLAND -- The first pitch that Paul Blackburn threw Wednesday night was…

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)
Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Paul Blackburn’s pitch count up to 90 for second start back

OAKLAND -- The Houston Astros have a stacked team -- they're the…

Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A’s infielder Jed Lowrie has helped keep Oakland afloat. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Against the odds and despite the injuries, Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants are in the hunt

The number surprised even Bruce Bochy, who was seated atop the dugout…

A’s infielder Jed Lowrie has helped keep Oakland afloat. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Andrew Triggs, seen here September 2, 2016, will undergo surgery. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: A’s rotation still a question mark with Paul Blackburn’s return

OAKLAND -- Through 62 games this season, the Oakland Athletics have had…

Andrew Triggs, seen here September 2, 2016, will undergo surgery. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Paul Blackburn earns a win in his first start back from injury

OAKLAND -- After Thursday’s 4-1 win over the Kansas City Royals, Oakland…

Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: A’s option Bruce Maxwell to Nashville, reinstate Paul Blackburn

The Oakland Athletics have officially reinstated right-handed starter Paul Blackburn from the…

Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis walks out of the cage after taking batting practice on May 29, 2018. (Photo: Ryan Gorcey / San Francisco Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Khris Davis ‘champing at the bit’ to return, will likely be in lineup Thursday

OAKLAND -- Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis had a bounce in…

Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis walks out of the cage after taking batting practice on May 29, 2018. (Photo: Ryan Gorcey / San Francisco Examiner)
Khris Davis and Matt Chapman celebrate after Davis hit his 27th home run of the season in 2017. Davis began hitting on the field on Sunday, as he rehabs a strained groin. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Khris Davis and Matt Chapman celebrate after Davis hit his 27th home run of the season in 2017. Davis began hitting on the field on Sunday, as he rehabs a strained groin. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Paul Blackburn throws bullpen, inching towards return

OAKLAND -- Injured Oakland Athletics right-hander threw a bullpen on Sunday, his…

Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland A’s Pregame: Paul Blackburn throws on flat ground, could return by end of month; Dustin Fowler could arrive soon

OAKLAND -- Oakland A's starting pitcher Paul Blackburn threw on flat ground…

Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A’s sweep Rangers behind 9-K day from Cotton

A’s sweep Rangers behind 9-K day from Cotton

OAKLAND — With the Oakland A’s clinging to a 4-3 advantage in…

A’s sweep Rangers behind 9-K day from Cotton
Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Blackburn set for follow-up MRI

OAKLAND — Paul Blackburn's stay on the 10-day disabled list is going…

Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland’s Ryon Healy hit two home runs in Tuesday’s game with the Orioles. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s hang on for thrilling win in Baltimore

Monday showed the frustrations that a young team can cause Oakland Athletics…

Oakland’s Ryon Healy hit two home runs in Tuesday’s game with the Orioles. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Chapman, seen here in August of 2017, is the best defender in the American League. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s see eighth-inning rally go to waste against Royals

OAKLAND — Bob Melvin said on Tuesday night that — even if…

Matt Chapman, seen here in August of 2017, is the best defender in the American League. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)