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Ty Blach, seen here earlier this season, was solid as the Giants lost to the Dodgers on Saturday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Ty Blach’s solid outing in LA ends in loss for Giants

Ty Blach has been arguably the best starting pitcher for the San…

 

The Dodgers are a steely bunch this year, and that has long-term implications for the Giants. (Michael Ares/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Dodgers’ newfound toughness should concern Giants fans

Who are these Dodgers and what have they done with the prima…

 

Can Johnny Cueto regain his first-half form? (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

3 things that must happen in near future for Giants’ title dreams

Are the San Francisco Giants’ struggles following the All Star Break a…

 

Josh Reddick is no longer an Oakland Athletic. (Steve Nurenberg/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

A’s capitalize as sellers at trade deadline

Another MLB trade deadline has come and gone, and for the second-straight…

Josh Reddick is no longer an Oakland Athletic. (Steve Nurenberg/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
Jose Altuve is one of the best players in baseball this year, and Oakland manager Bob Melvin is glad he doesn’t have to face him again for almost two months. (Ben Margot/AP)

A’s blanked by Astros

Bob Melvin has seen more than enough of Jose Altuve. “He’s one…

Jose Altuve is one of the best players in baseball this year, and Oakland manager Bob Melvin is glad he doesn’t have to face him again for almost two months. (Ben Margot/AP)
It would make sense for the A’s and Giants to be trade partners this year. If they were, Oakland could use Albert Suarez. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

A’s, Giants need to bury egos, give peace a chance

It’s less than two weeks before the non-waiver trade deadline. One team…

It would make sense for the A’s and Giants to be trade partners this year. If they were, Oakland could use Albert Suarez. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Josh Reddick is mobbed by his teammates after connecting for an infield single that plated the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning. (Ben Margot/AP)

A’s overcome Astros in extra innings with walkoff infield single

OAKLAND — Josh Reddick’s walk-off single never even made it out of…

Josh Reddick is mobbed by his teammates after connecting for an infield single that plated the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning. (Ben Margot/AP)
Oakland Athletics pitcher Rich Hill, right, has his hand examined by a trainer in the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays as Athletics catcher Matt McBride, left, watches on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Hill left the game in the first inning. (Ben Margot/AP)

A’s lose to Blue Jays after blister forces Hill out in 1st

OAKLAND — Rich Hill didn’t last very long in what was supposed…

Oakland Athletics pitcher Rich Hill, right, has his hand examined by a trainer in the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays as Athletics catcher Matt McBride, left, watches on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Hill left the game in the first inning. (Ben Margot/AP)
Josh Reddick knows he could be traded at any second, he just doesn’t care. (Ben Margot/AP)

A’s can’t escape trade talk

OAKLAND — Not even Josh Reddick can avoid the constant trade speculation…

Josh Reddick knows he could be traded at any second, he just doesn’t care. (Ben Margot/AP)
Rich Hill works against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

From independent ball to major league trade piece

Before a recent Oakland Athletics’ home game, a longtime scout ambled into…

Rich Hill works against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Oakland Athletics pitcher Rich Hill works against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (Ben Margot/AP)

Hill strains groin, A’s rally for 4-2 win in Detroit

OAKLAND — Rich Hill put a little fear into the Athletics bullpen…

Oakland Athletics pitcher Rich Hill works against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (Ben Margot/AP)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Rich Hill throws during the game against the Seattle Mariners, Monday, May 23, 2016, in Seattle. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

Hill wins again, A’s end skid with 5-0 victory vs Mariners

SEATTLE — Rich Hill pitched eight innings to win his fourth straight…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Rich Hill throws during the game against the Seattle Mariners, Monday, May 23, 2016, in Seattle. (Ted S. Warren/AP)
Khris Davis has hit four home runs in the last two games. (Ben Margot/AP)

Davis, Valencia keep pounding, A’s keep winning

OAKLAND — Khris Davis and Danny Valencia have combined to hit 15…

Khris Davis has hit four home runs in the last two games. (Ben Margot/AP)
Baltimore’s Jonathan Schoop reacts after striking out against Oakland starter Rich Hill in the first game of their doubleheader on Saturday. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

A’s, Orioles split twinbill

BALTIMORE  — Chris Davis homered, Ubaldo Jimenez pitched eight effective innings and…

Baltimore’s Jonathan Schoop reacts after striking out against Oakland starter Rich Hill in the first game of their doubleheader on Saturday. (Patrick Semansky/AP)
Oakland Athletics pitcher Rich Hill works against the Houston Astros in the first inning Sunday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Rich Hill falters, A’s drop series finale

OAKLAND — The leadoff home run by Jose Altuve was hardly what…

Oakland Athletics pitcher Rich Hill works against the Houston Astros in the first inning Sunday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Jesse Hahn returned from being exiled to Triple-A to pitch well on Saturday. Sean Manaea made his major league debut on Friday. Henderson Alvarez is nearing a return from a shoulder injury from his time in Miami. (Ben Margot, Chris Carlson, Frank Franklin II/AP)

A’s undergo early-season pitching staff facelift

OAKLAND — Decked out in a tropical shirt and with a glimmer…

Jesse Hahn returned from being exiled to Triple-A to pitch well on Saturday. Sean Manaea made his major league debut on Friday. Henderson Alvarez is nearing a return from a shoulder injury from his time in Miami. (Ben Margot, Chris Carlson, Frank Franklin II/AP)
The A’s will return home after going 5-5 on a 10-game road trip. They lost to the Tigers on Thursday 7-3. (Paul Sancya/AP)

A’s wrap up road trip with loss in Detroit

DETROIT — After Oakland opened a trip with a three-game sweep of…

The A’s will return home after going 5-5 on a 10-game road trip. They lost to the Tigers on Thursday 7-3. (Paul Sancya/AP)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Rich Hill throws against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Hill keeps A’s hot, beats Detroit

DETROIT — Rich Hill allowed four hits in seven scoreless innings, and…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Rich Hill throws against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Rich Hill throws against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of Saturday's game in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

Rich Hill strikes out 10, A’s win second in a row

SEATTLE — Rich Hill struck out 10 batters over six innings to…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Rich Hill throws against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of Saturday's game in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
Rich Hill was the surprise Opening Day starter for the Oakland A’s after their ace Sonny Gray was hospitalized with food poisoning on Monday. Hill lasted just 2.2 innings before being pulled. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

New season, same old A’s

OAKLAND — For the A’s, the nightmare of an opener began long…

Rich Hill was the surprise Opening Day starter for the Oakland A’s after their ace Sonny Gray was hospitalized with food poisoning on Monday. Hill lasted just 2.2 innings before being pulled. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)