Former Major League Pitcher Ed Sprague Dies At 74Former major league pitcher Ed Sprague Sr., a right-hander who played eight seasons with four different teams, has died. He was 74.
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.
A's Waste Late Lead To Royals, Lead Over Tampa Bay Down To 1Brett Phillips hit a tying home run off Liam Hendricks in the ninth inning, Adalberto Mondesi followed with an RBI double and the Kansas City Royals beat Oakland 6-5 on Monday night to end the Athletics' six-game winning streak.
A's Bounce Back To Pound Astros, Hit 6 HRs In 21-7 RompThe Oakland Athletics could think of no better way to erase the memory of a blowout loss to the Houston Astros than to turn things around on the AL West leaders on Tuesday night.
Astros Hit MLB-Record 6 HRs In 2 Innings, Beat A's 15-0The high-scoring Astros routed the Oakland Athletics 15-0 Monday night for their fifth straight victory.
A's Beat Tigers 7-3 In Game Resumed Nearly 4 Months LaterEven the managers were perplexed by all the quirky details of a game that began nearly four months ago and finished in a different ballpark way out West.
A's Score 7 In 7th To Beat Angels; Trout Hits 45th HomerRobbie Grossman hit a two-run triple over the head of center fielder Mike Trout as part of a seven-run eighth inning when the Athletics benefited from four consecutive walks, and Oakland rallied to beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-6 on Thursday to complete a three-game sweep.
Murphy Homers For 1st Hit In MLB Debut, A's Blank Angels 4-0Sean Murphy homered for his first hit in his major league debut, Marcus Semien added a two-run shot two batters later and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-0 on Wednesday night.
Pillar Hits Go-Ahead HR To Lift Giants Over Cardinals 9-8Kevin Pillar had four hits, including a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the San Francisco Giants rallied to cool off the St. Louis Cardinals 9-8 Wednesday night.
Seth Brown Hits 2 Triples As Athletics Beat Angels 7-5Seth Brown hit his second RBI triple of the game to break a sixth-inning tie in a special home debut, Matt Chapman hit a three-run homer, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-5 on Tuesday night.