Last Build Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:21:38 EDT
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:01:33 EDTA'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.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:17:49 EDTMike 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.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:09:13 EDTRookie Raul Alcantara makes his fifth career start on Friday when he faces the Mariners at Safeco Field. Seattle will counter with Taijuan Walker, who has a 2.03 ERA against the A's this season.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:21:02 EDTA'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.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:03:46 EDTThe 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.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:03:41 EDTA'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.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:34:47 EDTJefry 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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:43:22 EDTAlbert 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.
Sat, 3 Sep 2016 20:30:34 EDTWho do the Athletics have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Oakland's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:50:01 EDTA's outfielder Andrew Lambo, cancer-free, reunited with the team in Anaheim on Monday and took part in batting practice.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:06:38 EDTAthletics 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.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:15:20 EDTA'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.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:01:51 EDTAbout 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.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:17:36 EDTThe 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.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:27:05 EDTSonny Gray will pitch one more time this season, with plans to start Wednesday's game in Anaheim on a limited pitch count.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:15:00 EDTArt 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.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:48:04 EDTThe 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.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:47:31 EDTThe 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.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:40:44 EDTA's infielder Arismendy Alcantara has been ruled out for the rest of the season because of a sprained thumb.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:20:50 EDTCould 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.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:34:31 EDTAs 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.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:25:06 EDTThe Astros were hoping to take advantage of a more favorable schedule down the stretch in their push for the playoffs. So far, so good.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:29:01 EDTA's outfielder Khris Davis, sent home Tuesday night with a stomach ailment, remained out of the lineup for Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Astros.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 02:40:53 EDTLeft-hander Sean Manaea, like right-hander Jharel Cotton the night before, gave the Athletics an exciting glimpse of the future.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 02:30:35 EDTBruce Maxwell chews gum the way he plays baseball: at full speed and aggressively.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 03:10:16 EDTThe 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.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 02:05:53 EDTThe 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.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:18:04 EDTA power barrage last week led to American League Player of the Week honors for Hanley Ramirez and Khris Davis.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 03:12:39 EDTThe Astros were in desperate need of a hero in the late innings Monday night, and Marwin Gonzalez answered the call.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:30:14 EDTRighthander Sonny Gray still hopes to pitch again this season and he may not be that far off.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 18:41:24 EDTNot 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.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 18:57:27 EDTTwo 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.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:07:03 EDTWhen 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.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 01:21:03 EDTRaul 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.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 20:27:42 EDTThe 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.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 01:55:34 EDTRaul 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.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 20:18:26 EDTRyon 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.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 02:12:54 EDTCole 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.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 20:01:30 EDTFor 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.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 01:31:38 EDTThe 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.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 01:25:38 EDTThe 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.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:18:34 EDTRyon Healy crushes a 480-foot homer in Kansas City
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:46:01 EDTThe 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.