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Healy homers, Neal dazzles in loss to Seattle

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 02:34:08 EDT

A Mariners team that has lived off the long ball all season stayed alive for another day by blasting four home runs in a 5-1 victory over the A's on Friday at Safeco Field, putting themselves just a game back of Toronto in the American League Wild Card chase with two games to go.

A's to open 2017 Spring Training vs. Cubs

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:57:03 EDT

The A's, though still engaging in regular-season play, have already announced their Spring Training schedule for the 2017 season.

Cotton carries stellar run into tilt with Mariners

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 02:01:26 EDT

The Mariners ride a three-game win strak into their penultimate regular-season game Saturday just one game back of the second American League Wild Card spot. They face the A's, who have clinched last place in the American League West.

Graveman proud of his durability

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:01:33 EDT

A's pitcher Kendall Graveman provided stability to a rotation that had very little all year. Graveman never skipped a start, totaling a career-high 31 of them, and his performance only bettered with time, further magnifying his durability.

Pinder's first HR not enough as A's fall

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:56:01 EDT

Mike Zunino's home run in the seventh broke a tie and Seattle tacked on another run in the eighth in a victory over the A's on Thursday. Chad Pinder hit his first big league home run and the A's got one more run in the ninth before Edwin Diaz closed things out for Seattle.

Gray's return to mound short but sweet for A's

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:21:02 EDT

A's pitcher Sonny Gray, who spent nearly two months rehabbing a forearm injury, made his first appearances since Aug. 6 on Wednesday, as he tossed a scoreless first inning against the Angels.

Versatile Olson finding footing in A's outfield

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:03:41 EDT

A's rookie Matt Olson perfectly fits the mold of a prototypical first baseman, yet the A's power-hitting prospect, who stands 6-foot-5, has spent more time in right field than any other position in recent seasons.

Davis, Semien go deep, but A's fall in finale

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:03:46 EDT

The Angels got a two-run home run from Kole Calhoun as part of a eight-run fourth inning Wednesday, as they coasted to a victory over the A's. Andrelton Simmons and Shane Robinson each knocked in two runs. Khris Davis hit his 41st home run of the season for the A's and Marcus Semien added a three-run shot.

A's Top 30 prospects list

Sat, 3 Sep 2016 20:30:34 EDT

Who do the Athletics have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Oakland's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

Mengden roughed up in loss to Angels

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:34:47 EDT

Jefry Marte's grand slam was the decisive blow in the Angels victory over the A's on Tuesday, though Kole Calhoun added two doubles and a triple to back Ricky Nolasco. Nolasco allowed one unearned run over eight innings. Ryon Healy had an RBI double the A's lone run.

Manaea solid over 7, but A's fall to Angels

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:43:22 EDT

Albert Pujols knocked in the go-ahead run in the eighth and Mike Trout had two hits, including his 29th home run. Pitcher Jered Weaver retired the first 14 hitters he faced before departing with lower back tightness. Oakland pitcher Sean Manaea allowed one run in seven innings. Stephen Vogt backed him with home run.

Cancer-free, Lambo returns to A's

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:50:01 EDT

A's outfielder Andrew Lambo, cancer-free, reunited with the team in Anaheim on Monday and took part in batting practice.

Cotton keeps making it look easy as A's rout Texas

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:06:38 EDT

Athletics rookie right-hander Jharel Cotton continued the terrific start to his Major League career and the Rangers were the latest team to be impressed. Cotton sent the Rangers back into a tie with the Red Sox for the best record in the American League by pitching the Athletics to a 7-1 victory on Sunday afternoon at the Coliseum.

Neal, Alonso mourn their friend Fernandez

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:15:20 EDT

A's pitcher Zach Neal vividly recalls watching Minor League teammate Jose Fernandez and telling his dad of the young phenom, still just 19 years old at the time, "This guy is the real deal." Neal marveled at him; then, and especially now, speaking in the past tense in the A's clubhouse Sunday morning following the shocking news of Fernandez's death.

Alcantara's consistency, command improving

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:01:51 EDT

About three weeks after appearing like he may not even last a full inning, Raul Alcantara pitched six solid frames, the longest outing of his career, in Oakland's 5-0 loss to the Rangers Saturday.

A's bats silenced as offensive woes continue

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:17:36 EDT

The Rangers went with a makeshift lineup on Saturday, the day after clinching the American League West title, but not every regular could get the afternoon off.

Q&A: Howe reflects on his 7 trips to the postseason

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:15:00 EDT

Art Howe spent 33 years as a player, scout, coach and manager in the Major Leagues, and was able to take part in the postseason seven times. He reflects on those experiences in this week's Q&A.

A's fall short in bid to delay Rangers' clinch

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:48:04 EDT

The Rangers, after avoiding a perfect game being thrown against them by A's starter Kendall Graveman, have wrapped up their fourth American League West title in seven years.

Graveman validates excitement with no-no bid

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:47:31 EDT

The contingent of young arms inside the A's clubhouse has sparked a lot optimism about the starting rotation's future lately. Kendall Graveman displayed why he has the potential to be an anchor of that unit Friday night, flawlessly cruising through the first six innings while not surrendering a single hit.

Arismendy done for season with sprained thumb

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:40:44 EDT

A's infielder Arismendy Alcantara has been ruled out for the rest of the season because of a sprained thumb.

A's Inbox: Could Reddick return next year?

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:20:50 EDT

Could Josh Reddick or Rich Hill return to Oakland next year? Will Danny Valencia be with the team in 2017? Jane Lee answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.

Statcast tracks Alcantara's risk on bases

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:34:31 EDT

As they try to rally for a spot in the postseason, the Astros need players to rise to the occasion in big moments. As Statcast™ helps demonstrate, that's exactly what reliever Luke Gregerson and catcher Jason Castro did to finish off Wednesday's 6-5 win at Oakland.

A's aggressive rally thwarted by Astros

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:25:06 EDT

The Astros were hoping to take advantage of a more favorable schedule down the stretch in their push for the playoffs. So far, so good.

Manaea, Cotton display bright future with A's

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 02:40:53 EDT

Left-hander Sean Manaea, like right-hander Jharel Cotton the night before, gave the Athletics an exciting glimpse of the future.

Maxwell shines with max effort, first homer

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 02:30:35 EDT

Bruce Maxwell chews gum the way he plays baseball: at full speed and aggressively.

Manaea masterful but A's fall short in 10th

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 03:10:16 EDT

The Astros are surging just at the right time. In a game in which Jose Altuve collected his 200th hit, the Astros moved to within two games of the Orioles for the second spot in the American League Wild Card race.

A's play Astros under protest after overturned call

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 02:05:53 EDT

The A's played Tuesday's game against the Astros under protest after manager Bob Melvin appeared to express disagreement with the placement of a runner following a replay review in the third inning.

Khris, Hanley share AL Player of the Week

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:18:04 EDT

A power barrage last week led to American League Player of the Week honors for Hanley Ramirez and Khris Davis.

Cotton spins gem but A's fall on late rally

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 03:12:39 EDT

The Astros were in desperate need of a hero in the late innings Monday night, and Marwin Gonzalez answered the call.

Gray progressing, hopes to pitch this season

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:30:14 EDT

Righthander Sonny Gray still hopes to pitch again this season and he may not be that far off.

Davis reaches 40-homer mark with two dingers

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 18:41:24 EDT

Not since 2000 had the A's employed a 40-homer player before Khris Davis totaled two in the A's series-clinching 5-2 victory over the Rangers to reach the mark. His previous career high was 27, set with the Brewers last year.

A's quash Rangers with pair of nifty catches

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 18:57:27 EDT

Two tremendous plays by A's outfielders robbed the Rangers of extra bases, and a chance at a victory, as Oakland went on to win the finale of the three-game series, 5-2, Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park.

Wendle excels after being thrust into leadoff role

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:07:03 EDT

When Oakland pulled the trigger on a Brandon Moss trade and reeled in Joey Wendle from Cleveland nearly two years ago, the whispers ran rampant: Wendle's offense was considered well ahead of his defense. The young infielder got word and went to work to quiet them.

Alcantara's confidence grows with 1st win

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 01:21:03 EDT

Raul Alcantara earned his first big league win on Saturday evening on his third try, doing it against one of the better lineups in all of baseball.

Davis homers twice as A's slow Rangers' roll

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 20:27:42 EDT

The Athletics, trying to avoid a second straight last-place finish, are making it tough on the first-place Rangers in the final month of the season. Khris Davis, who has been pummeling the Rangers all season, hit two home runs and the Athletics won for the second straight game with a 5-2 victory on Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park.

A's swat 3 HRs, get Alcantara 1st win

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 01:55:34 EDT

Raul Alcantara, given a 7-0 lead after five innings, outpitched Rangers starter Yu Darvish, and the Athletics held on for an 11-2 victory at Globe Life Park on Saturday night.

Healy effusive with praise for Midland

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 20:18:26 EDT

Ryon Healy, who began the season with Double-A Midland, was quick to congratulate the coaching staff after the RockHounds clinched their third consecutive Texas League championship on Friday night.

Streak ends after win slips from A's grasp

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 02:12:54 EDT

Cole Hamels' struggles continued on Friday night, but in the end it didn't matter, as a two-run walk-off single by Jonathan Lucroy in the ninth propelled the Rangers to their Major League-leading 45th comeback victory, 7-6, over the A's at Globe Life Park.

Davis has Classic invites from U.S., Mexico

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 20:01:30 EDT

For much of the year, Khris Davis has given serious thought to playing for Mexico in next spring's World Baseball Classic. Then the U.S. squad came calling. Now Davis, who says he's on the preliminary invitee list for both teams, has a decision to make.

Thrice as nice: RockHounds finish Texas League three-peat

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 01:31:38 EDT

The Midland RockHounds claimed their third straight Texas League title on Friday night when they defeated Northwest Arkansas, 4-1, at Security Bank Ballpark in Game 4 of the best-of-five series.

A's bats do major damage in sweep of Royals

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 01:25:38 EDT

The homestand that was supposed to provide a launching pad for the Royals into serious postseason contention instead may have sealed the defending World Series champions' fate.

Ryon Healy crushes a 480-foot homer in Kansas City

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:18:34 EDT

Ryon Healy crushes a 480-foot homer in Kansas City

A's to begin 2017 season vs. Angels at home

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:46:01 EDT

The 2017 regular-season schedule was announced on Wednesday, with plans for the A's to christen the campaign at home against the Angels on April 3.