Dodgers Clinch NL's Top Seed, West Title With Win Over A'sWrapping up an NL West title has become routine for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but in a year in which no one was sure three months ago if there would be a baseball season, manager Dave Roberts wanted his team to still savor the moment.
Athletics Clinch First AL West Title Since 2013The Oakland Athletics clinched their first AL West title since 2013 on Monday night with an assist from the rival Houston Astros.
After Pair Of Shutouts, Giants Respond To Rout Playoff-Bound A's 14-2Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam, Chadwick Tromp and Darin Ruf added two-run homers, and the San Francisco Giants prevented the Oakland Athletics from clinching the AL West title at home with a 14-2 victory Sunday.
Lamb Homers, A's Move Closer To AL West Title With Win Over GiantsJake Lamb hit a two-run homer once Oakland finally got to San Francisco's bullpen, and the playoff-bound Athletics beat the Giants by the same 6-0 score for a second straight game Saturday.
A's Clinch Playoff Berth With Win Over Giants, Mariners lossAn AL West title will mean so much more than simply clinching a playoff berth given how the past two seasons have gone for the Oakland Athletics.
Fiers, Lights-Out Bullpen Help Athletics Beat Rockies 3-1Mike Fiers threw six sharp innings before turning it over to a lights-out bullpen and the Oakland Athletics snapped a six-game skid against the Colorado Rockies with a 3-1 win Wednesday.
Minor Tosses 2-Hitter, A's Manage Split With MarinersMike Minor tossed a two-hitter with eight strikeouts, Jake Lamb doubled and homered in his first game after signing with Oakland, and the Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 9-0 in the nightcap of their doubleheader on Monday.
Semien 4 RBIs As A's Win Nightcap 10-1 For DH Split In TexasMarcus Semien drove in four runs, Chris Bassitt struck out eight over six innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 10-1 on Saturday night to get a split in their doubleheader.
A's 3B Chapman Needs Hip Surgery, To Miss Rest Of SeasonOakland All-Star third baseman Matt Chapman is expected to miss the rest of the season because of a strained right hip.
Olson Cleanup Slam In 1st Sends A's To 10-6 Win Over RangersCleanup hitter Matt Olson connected for a grand slam off Luís Garcia after the Texas opener walked the bases loaded to start the game, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Rangers 10-6 on Friday night.
Matt Olson's Homer Backs Sean Manaea, A's Beat Astros AgainThe Oakland Athletics have long been a stellar second-half team. In a shortened season, they have dominated since Day 1.
Laureano Strikes Back, 2-Out Hit In 9th Puts A's Past AstrosRamón Laureano, suspended last month for charging the Houston dugout and triggering a bench-clearing brawl, hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning that lifted the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics over the Astros 3-2 Wednesday night.
Smoke From Nearby Wildfires Creates Eerie Bay Area Baseball SceneThe Oakland Coliseum lights shone brightly for miles through a sunless, smoky sky in the middle of the afternoon — hours before they usually would be on for a night baseball game. By mid-morning across San Francisco Bay, the Giants’ Oracle Park resembled a black-and-orange horror scene.
Gurriel Hits Go-Ahead Sacrifice Fly, Astros End 6-Game SkidDusty Baker waited for the Houston Astros to catch even a small break, and then his club finally got a few.
Davis, A's Hand Greinke, Astros 6th Straight Loss In Game 1Khris Davis homered and hit an RBI double against previously unbeaten Zack Greinke, and the Oakland Athletics sent the Houston Astros to their sixth straight loss, 4-2 Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader.