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Reddick’s Hot Play Since Return, A Welcome Sight For Athletics

By Matt Furtado / KHTK Sports 1140 The Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros Tuesday night after a six run ninth inning comeback. It was a complete team effort, but Josh Reddick’s play was key […]

KHTK Sports 1140–07/30/2014

HOUSTON, TX - JULY 29:  Josh Reddick #16 of the Oakland Athletics high-fives Derek Norris #36 after they scored in the ninth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 29, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

A’s Rally For 6 in 9th, Beat Astros 7-4

Brandon Moss was having a frustrating night before the ninth inning. Mired in an 0-for-14 rut, Moss turned things around on one pitch. He hit a go-ahead single during a six-run rally in the ninth […]

KHTK Sports 1140–07/30/2014

HOUSTON, TX - JULY 28:  Chris Carter #23 of the Houston Astros hits a three-run home run in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park on July 28, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Astros Launch 4 Homers In Win Over A’s

It all fell apart for Oakland starter Jesse Chavez in a very brief span. Chavez gave up a career-high three homers as the Houston Astros snapped a five-game skid with a 7-3 win over the […]

KHTK Sports 1140–07/29/2014

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 24:  Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates as he rounds the bases after he hit a grand slam home run in the sixth inning of their game against the Houston Astros at O.co Coliseum on July 24, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Moss Powers A’s Past Astros 13-1

A warm day helped Brandon Moss reach another milestone and it helped Jeff Samardzija enjoy even more run support. Moss hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athletics gave Samardzija more run support than he […]

KHTK Sports 1140–07/24/2014

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 23:  Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by Eric Sogard #28 after hitting a three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the second inning at O.co Coliseum on July 23, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Cespedes Hits 2 HRs, Injures Thumb In A’s Win

What should have been a runaway win for the Oakland Athletics ended with questions and concerns. Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with a sprained right thumb. […]

KHTK Sports 1140–07/24/2014

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 22:  Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros slides into home plate to score a run past Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics during the third inning at O.co Coliseum on July 22, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Miss Chances, Fall To Astros In Extras

All that walkoff magic followed by whipped cream-pie celebrations the Oakland Athletics have enjoyed in recent years turned the Astros’ way this time. The big hit was missing, and the A’s watched L.J. Hoes connect […]

KHTK Sports 1140–07/23/2014

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.


Tommy Milone (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Milone, Athletics Fall Short Against Astros

HOUSTON (AP) Tommy Milone said he had his best outing of the year Sunday against the Astros. Milone, however, could not get out of the seventh. Collin McHugh allowed two hits over 8 2-3 stellar […]

KHTK Sports 1140–04/28/2014

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Rough Night For Doolittle Leads To A’s Loss

HOUSTON (AP) Oakland reliever Sean Doolittle wishes he could have Saturday night’s outing back. “That was just unacceptable,” Doolittle said, taking the blame for the Athletics’ 7-6 loss to the Houston Astros. Doolittle (0-2) faced […]

KHTK Sports 1140–04/26/2014

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A’s Sweep Astros, Pad AL’s Best Record

On a day when his fastball didn’t have much bite and his breaking pitches were flat, Jesse Chavez finally got the victory that had eluded him through the first two weeks of the season. The […]

KHTK Sports 1140–04/21/2014

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 6: Jonathan Villar #6 of the Houston Astros dives back to first base against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on September 6, 2013 in Oakland, California.

Jonathan Villar’s Speed An Important Asset For Astros

Despite mediocre hitting, Jonathan Villar has too much speed to keep out of the Astros’ lineup.


Don Nunez

Yuba City Gym Helping Get Professional Athletes Ready For Spring Training

As football wraps up for the season, baseball spring training is just around the corner. But for many local guys, they’ve already been preparing for months.