Athletics

Diaz Hits 2 Homers, Rays Beat A’s 5-1 In AL Wild-Card GameYandy Diaz slugged baseball's lowest spender into a matchup with mighty Houston, Charlie Morton silenced the powerful Athletics on the mound, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Oakland at its own game 5-1 in the AL wild-card round Wednesday night.
A's Clinch Wild Card Spot, Tied With Rays After Loss To MarinersThe Oakland Athletics wrapped up a playoff spot before the first pitch, then missed a chance to move closer to hosting next week's AL wild-card game when closer Liam Hendriks gave up two runs in the ninth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
Hernández Says Farewell, Playoff-Chasing A's Top MarinersWhen the time finally arrived for Félix Hernández to say goodbye to Seattle and all the history of 15 seasons with one franchise, his manager had a message as he walked off the mound.
Chapman HR In 9th, A's Help Wild-Card Hopes, Top Angels 3-2Matt Chapman hit a two-run homer with one out in the ninth inning and the Oakland Athletics boosted their playoff chances, rallying past the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 on Wednesday night.
A's Lose To Angels, Lead Over Rays Down To Half-GameHomer Bailey lost for the first time in eight starts and the Oakland Athletics suffered a setback in their postseason pursuit, falling to the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Tuesday night.
Olson's Deep Homer Helps A's Rally Late To Beat Royals 2-1Matt Olson hit a tying homer leading off the seventh, Seth Brown hit a go-ahead double two batters later, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Tuesday night.