Bay Area Baseball

ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 03: Sonny Gray #54 of the Oakland Athletics throws against the Texas Rangers in the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Game Preview: Athletics At Twins

(AP) - The Minnesota Twins are the hottest team in the AL Central, and that's been without much help from staff ace ...

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OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 07: Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers completes a double play over Craig Gentry #3 of the Oakland Athletics during the third inning at O.co Coliseum on April 7, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Game Preview: Athletics At Rangers

(AP) – Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin elected to give Scott Kazmir an extra day of rest, and given the lineup he’ll now face, he still might not have to overexert himself. The in-form left-hander takes […]

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 28: Eric Sogard #28 of the Oakland Athletics and Brett Lowrie #15 of the Oakland Athletics celebrate with teammates after a win against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at O.co Coliseum on April 28, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Game Preview: Angels At Athletics

(AP) – Mike Trout put together an impressive hitting streak to open the season, but he’s fallen on harder times in the batter’s box more recently. It’s likely no coincidence that Los Angeles’ offense is struggling […]

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Orioles-White Sox To Experience The Sounds Of Silence

BALTIMORE (AP) – No vendors will be selling peanuts or Cracker Jack. No one will be there to root, root, root for the home team – or any team. The old ballgame won’t be anything […]

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Yankees Not Following Giants Lead During Home Run Chase

By Matt Furtado/KHTK Sports 1140 Does anyone remember when San Francisco Giants’ slugger Barry Bonds was chasing down Willie Mays on the all time home run list? It wasn’t too long ago, just 11 years. […]

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 26: Ike Davis #17 of the Oakland Athletics scores on an rbi triple from Josh Reddick #22 against the Houston Astros in the bottom of the second inning at O.co Coliseum on April 26, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Game Preview: Angels At Athletics

(AP) – Jered Weaver is winless through the first four starts of a season for the first time in part because Sonny Gray bettered him less than a week ago. For Gray, it was an extension […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Bumgarner’s Strong Words About Scherzer And DH Rule

Madison Bumgarner had some choice words about Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer and his views on putting a designated hitter across both leagues in the MLB. “He knew the rules. Whatever much he signed for […]

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Angels Deal Troubled Hamilton To Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Josh Hamilton is back with the Texas Rangers. After two troublesome years with the Los Angeles Angels and less than halfway through a $125 million, five-year contract, Hamilton was traded to AL […]

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 26: Jake Marisnick #6 of the Houston Astros steals third bases sliding under the tag of Brett Lawrie #15 of the Oakland Athletics in the top of the ninth inning at O.co Coliseum on April 26, 2015 in Oakland, California. The Astros won the game 7-6. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Swept By Astros After Gattis Leads Rally In 9th

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Athletics will finally get a day off – their first in more than a week and just the second of the season. With a tired bullpen and a four-game losing […]

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 13: Scott Kazmir #26 of the Oakland Athletics throws against the Houston Astros in the first inning at Minute Maid Park on April 13, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Game Preview: Astros At Athletics

(AP) – Once again shining in April, Scott Kazmir will try to help the Oakland Athletics regain their footing after an inconsistent road trip. Dallas Keuchel will try to get the Houston Astros back in the win column […]

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 22: Sonny Gray #54 of the Oakland Athletics throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 22, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Game Preview: Athletics At Angels

(AP) – Contributions from up and down the lineup helped Oakland turn the tables on the Los Angeles Angels. The Athletics hope Jesse Sanchez can serve as an effective stopgap in the rotation and help them […]

Giants
PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 06:  Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants is introduced before the Opening Day MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 6, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Giants defeated the Diamondbacks 5-4.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

3 Reasons Why San Francisco Giants Fans Are Worried

Bruce Bochy and his team have had better days to say the least. The Giants have some injured players early in the season that have some San Francisco fans worried. 1. Jake Peavy  There was […]

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - MARCH 07: Pitcher Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants sits in the dugout before the game against the San Diego Padres on March 7, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Opening Day Preview: Giants At Diamondbacks

PHOENIX (AP) Madison Bumgarner was 0-3 with a 4.91 ERA in six spring training starts. No need to worry about the San Francisco Giants’ ace. The left-hander feels good and is coming off one of […]

Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants delivers a pitch during a Cactus League game. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Tim Lincecum Goes 5 In 6-4 Loss To A’s

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Tim Lincecum pitched five shaky innings for the San Francisco Giants, and Billy Butler hit a two-run double that helped the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory Thursday night. Giants catcher Hector […]

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - MARCH 11:  Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants swings at a pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning of a Cactus League game at Scottsdale Stadium on March 11, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Giants Look To End Trend: 4 Things To Know For 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Giants lost Pablo Sandoval to big money and the Boston Red Sox. They missed out paying big money to left-hander Jon Lester, who instead signed with the Chicago Cubs. While the […]

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Major League Infields Shift In Response To Data Explosion

Players no longer are told to do everything the way Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth and Christy Mathewson did. The Big Shift is on, and long-held beliefs have burst in this post-steroids era, where hits and runs have become as precious as rare gems.

A's
OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 07: Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers completes a double play over Craig Gentry #3 of the Oakland Athletics during the third inning at O.co Coliseum on April 7, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Game Preview: Athletics At Rangers

(AP) – Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin elected to give Scott Kazmir an extra day of rest, and given the lineup he’ll now face, he still might not have to overexert himself. The in-form left-hander takes […]

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 28: Eric Sogard #28 of the Oakland Athletics and Brett Lowrie #15 of the Oakland Athletics celebrate with teammates after a win against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at O.co Coliseum on April 28, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Game Preview: Angels At Athletics

(AP) – Mike Trout put together an impressive hitting streak to open the season, but he’s fallen on harder times in the batter’s box more recently. It’s likely no coincidence that Los Angeles’ offense is struggling […]

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 26: Ike Davis #17 of the Oakland Athletics scores on an rbi triple from Josh Reddick #22 against the Houston Astros in the bottom of the second inning at O.co Coliseum on April 26, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Game Preview: Angels At Athletics

(AP) – Jered Weaver is winless through the first four starts of a season for the first time in part because Sonny Gray bettered him less than a week ago. For Gray, it was an extension […]

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 26: Jake Marisnick #6 of the Houston Astros steals third bases sliding under the tag of Brett Lawrie #15 of the Oakland Athletics in the top of the ninth inning at O.co Coliseum on April 26, 2015 in Oakland, California. The Astros won the game 7-6. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Swept By Astros After Gattis Leads Rally In 9th

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Athletics will finally get a day off – their first in more than a week and just the second of the season. With a tired bullpen and a four-game losing […]

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 13: Scott Kazmir #26 of the Oakland Athletics throws against the Houston Astros in the first inning at Minute Maid Park on April 13, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Game Preview: Astros At Athletics

(AP) – Once again shining in April, Scott Kazmir will try to help the Oakland Athletics regain their footing after an inconsistent road trip. Dallas Keuchel will try to get the Houston Astros back in the win column […]