Athletics can't solve Iwakuma

Jul 13, 2014

Athletics can't solve Iwakuma

Hisashi Iwakuma was impressed with his likeness on the bobblehead the Seattle Mariners handed out on Saturday night. The fans who got them were likely more impressed with the real version on the mound. Iwakuma pitched a career-high 8⅔ innings, and Kyle Seager and ...

Samardzija has victorious debut with Athletics

Jul 7, 2014

Samardzija has victorious debut with Athletics

Jeff Samardzija arrived at the ballpark nearly five hours before making his first start with his new ballclub. The right-hander left having secured a four-game sweep for Oakland with a performance that showed exactly why the Athletics were so eager to get him in ...

A's get Samardzija, Hammel from Cubs

Jul 5, 2014

A's get Samardzija, Hammel from Cubs

One of baseball’s best rotations is about to get even better. The Oakland Athletics have an agreement in place to acquire right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs for three top prospects in a surprising trade for the team with the ...

Jun 17, 2014

Rangers pounce on A's

Daniel Murphy homered twice, Colby Lewis overcame an uneven start to win for the first time in more than three weeks and the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 14-8 on Monday night. Michael Choice and Robinson Chirinos also homered, and Adrian Beltre drove ...

A's slug past Yankees in 10th

Jun 4, 2014

A's slug past Yankees in 10th

Sean Doolittle wasn’t surprised at all by Oakland’s offensive outburst in the 10th inning. Brandon Moss hit his second homer of the game leading off the 10th, and the A’s rallied for a 5-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. The ...

Darvish loses to A's in shortest outing of MLB career

Apr 29, 2014

Darvish loses to A's in shortest outing of MLB career

When Yu Darvish walked Oakland’s No. 9 hitter for the second time, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington went to the mound to get his ace. Darvish was done after 3⅓ innings, his shortest outing in the major leagues coming Monday night in a 4-0 ...

Darvish struggles against A's

Apr 22, 2014

Darvish struggles against A's

Yu Darvish finally got some run support, but failed to earn the win on Monday, when the Texas Rangers came from behind to beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3. Darvish, who entered the game with a 1-6 career record and a six-game losing skid against ...

Athletics lose Parker for season to Tommy John surgery

Mar 18, 2014

Athletics lose Parker for season to Tommy John surgery

Oakland Athletics right-hander Jarrod Parker needs elbow ligament-replacement surgery and will miss the season. Parker was examined Monday in Gulf Breeze, Florida, by Dr. James Andrews, who repaired his elbow on Oct. 28, 2009, when Parker was with Arizona. Parker is to have surgery ...

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Moneyball evolves as A's keep winning

by Dave Wiggins

So, you’ve seen the flick “Moneyball” and now you think you understand how the traditionally low-budget Oakland A’s still managed to capture the American League West title again this season. That film starring Brad Pitt as A’s general manager Billy Beane taught you all ...