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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.…

 

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’…

 

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…

 

Giants pitcher Derek Holland takes the mound during spring training at Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Ariz., on March 3, 2018. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

San Francisco Giants clinch Texas series behind former Ranger Derek Holland

By Doug Bruzzone Special to S.F. Examiner AT&T PARK -- In a…

Giants pitcher Derek Holland takes the mound during spring training at Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Ariz., on March 3, 2018. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
Andrew Suarez, seen here in his April debut, set a career high for innings pitched on Monday. (Courtesy SF Giants/via Twitter)

Andrew Suarez returns to form as Hunter Pence, Brandon Crawford club homers in Giants win over Rangers

AT&T PARK -- Twice, on Saturday, the AT&T Park crowd bubbled to…

Andrew Suarez, seen here in his April debut, set a career high for innings pitched on Monday. (Courtesy SF Giants/via Twitter)
Oakland Athletics' manager Bob Melvin heads back to the dugout after making a pitching change against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland A’s selling on and off the field, Bartolo Colon returns, reinforcements coming with September call-ups

OAKLAND -- Monday began with Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin and starting…

Oakland Athletics' manager Bob Melvin heads back to the dugout after making a pitching change against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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)

Stephen Piscotty homer sends Oakland Athletics to extras, and Khris Davis’s three-run homer in the 10th beats Texas

Nothing is ever certain in Arlington, Texas, as leads quickly evaporate on…

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 catcher Jonathan Lucroy looks to the dugout for a sign against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics batter Texas Rangers, sparked by Jonathan Lucroy grand slam

When the Oakland A’s signed catcher Jonathan Lucroy this past offseason, they…

Oakland Athletics catcher Jonathan Lucroy looks to the dugout for a sign against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Daniel Mengden. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Oakland Athletics: Daniel Mengden gives up four homers in loss to Texas

The homer bug that bit the Oakland Athletics in the late innings…

Daniel Mengden. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
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)

Mistakes pile up to stop A’s from finishing sweep

A mix of poor baserunning, shaky outfield defense and rotten luck combined…

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  Marcus Semien, seen here April 10, opened the floodgates for a a six-run ninth inning during Monday night's game. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

A’s obliterate Rangers in ninth

All of the hard-hit balls for outs and men left on base…

Oakland Athletics  Marcus Semien, seen here April 10, opened the floodgates for a a six-run ninth inning during Monday night's game. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Buster Posey. (Emma Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Giants plan to take cautious tact with Buster Posey, Evan Longoria this week

Face of the franchise Buster Posey won’t be catching in any spring…

Buster Posey. (Emma Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Tim Lincecum is returning to the major leagues to be a reliever for the Texas Rangers. His former manager thinks that role will suit him well. (Courtesy dwighta3/Flickr)

Bruce Bochy supports Tim Lincecum returning as a reliever

Three-time World Series champion and two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum…

Tim Lincecum is returning to the major leagues to be a reliever for the Texas Rangers. His former manager thinks that role will suit him well. (Courtesy dwighta3/Flickr)
Tim Lincecum is headed to the Texas Rangers. (Courtesy Jerome Paz/Flickr)

Tim Lincecum spurns Dodgers, reportedly signs with Rangers

Tim Lincecum flirted with the idea of signing with the Dodgers, but…

Tim Lincecum is headed to the Texas Rangers. (Courtesy Jerome Paz/Flickr)
Matt Moore. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants shed salary by trading Matt Moore to Texas

The San Francisco Giants completed their first trade of the offseason Friday,…

Matt Moore. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jharel Cotton, seen here in May, delivered five scoreless innings on Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

A’s and Cotton sweep past Rangers, win 7th in a row

OAKLAND — Thanks to a five-run fifth inning and a sharp outing…

Jharel Cotton, seen here in May, delivered five scoreless innings on Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/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
Khris Davis, seen here on April 6, has had himself quite a start to the season. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Athletics beat up Rangers while Jesse Hahn shines

OAKLAND — By the time Khris Davis’ seventh home run of the…

Khris Davis, seen here on April 6, has had himself quite a start to the season. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Andrew Triggs pictured here in 2017, will have surgery on Sept. 26. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Andrew Triggs dominates, A’s snap skid

OAKLAND — It took a lot of patience, but Andrew Triggs got…

Andrew Triggs pictured here in 2017, will have surgery on Sept. 26. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
The Oakland Athletics, seen here on Saturday, have had plenty to celebrate lately. (Jim Cowsert/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

A’s continue winning ways, take series against Rangers

The Oakland Athletics won their second-straight series by beating the Texas Rangers…

The Oakland Athletics, seen here on Saturday, have had plenty to celebrate lately. (Jim Cowsert/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)