Astros complete sweep of Athletics

/ Jun 23, 2017

Astros complete sweep of Athletics

Josh Reddick will take a three-hit game any time. This one meant just a little bit more to the Houston Astros outfielder, though. “You always want to do well against your former team,” said Reddick, who played in Oakland for parts of five seasons. ...

/ Jun 16, 2017

Athletics fire longtime pitching coach Young

As Oakland’s pitchers arrived at the ballpark Thursday, without their coach and leader Curt Young, and struggled to fathom he had really been fired. Young was fired by the Athletics on Thursday and bullpen coach Scott Emerson was promoted to the position. Manager Bob ...

Yankees fall despite strong performance from Tanaka

/ May 27, 2017

Yankees fall despite strong performance from Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka threw seven-plus strong innings and had a major league career-high 13 strikeouts Friday, but it was not enough to stop the New York Yankees from falling 4-1 to the Oakland Athletics. Tanaka (5-4) was able to bounce back from two rough starts, ...

A's get best of Mariners, Iwakuma

/ Apr 22, 2017

A's get best of Mariners, Iwakuma

Hisashi Iwakuma is still looking for his first win of the season after another unsuccessful attempt Friday in the Seattle Mariners’ 3-1 defeat to the Oakland Athletics. In his fourth start of the season, Iwakuma gave up three runs and five hits, including two ...

Darvish, Andrus lead Rangers to victory

/ Sep 25, 2016

Darvish, Andrus lead Rangers to victory

Elvis Andrus had been dealing with flu symptoms and kept his celebration rather subdued after the Texas Rangers clinched the AL West, so he asked manager Jeff Banister afterward to please put him in the lineup again Saturday. He promised to be ready to ...

Lincecum wins in return to majors

/ Jun 19, 2016

Lincecum wins in return to majors

The uniform is different. The flowing locks of shaggy brown hair that once protruded from his cap are gone. He’s lost a little zip off his fastball, too. Even so, “The Freak” came back as a force. Tim Lincecum made a winning return to ...

Rangers hurler Lewis takes no-hitter into ninth inning

/ Jun 17, 2016

Rangers hurler Lewis takes no-hitter into ninth inning

Texas Rangers veteran Colby Lewis, formerly a staff ace for the Hiroshima Carp, took a no-hit bid into the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics before giving up a pair of doubles in his team’s 5-1 win on the road on Thursday. Lewis, who ...

Rangers use homers to rally past A's

/ Jun 16, 2016

Rangers use homers to rally past A's

The Texas Rangers trailed by five runs against a resurgent All-Star pitcher, and found a way to rally for a win. That’s how things have been going for them lately. Robinson Chirinos and Rougned Odor both homered twice to lead Texas to a 7-5 ...

Tanaka finds groove as Yankees beat A's

/ May 22, 2016

Tanaka finds groove as Yankees beat A's

With his surgically repaired right elbow no longer throbbing in pain, Masahiro Tanaka is back to pitching the way the Yankees envisioned when they outbid several teams to lure him from Japan two years ago. Tanaka allowed one run over seven innings to get ...

Davis hits three HRs as A's outlast Texas

/ May 18, 2016

Davis hits three HRs as A's outlast Texas

Khris Davis surprised himself with his first career grand slam, putting the finishing touches on his sensational performance at the plate and a wild ninth inning against Texas. Davis hit a game-ending slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth for his ...

Iwakuma steps up for M's

/ May 4, 2016

Iwakuma steps up for M's

Hisashi Iwakuma felt the game was on the line when he faced a bases-loaded situation in the second inning. After getting through it unscathed, the offense came alive to give him some breathing room. Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager and Leonys Martin hit home runs, ...