Tanaka ends winless run as Yankees defeat Athletics

Jul 10, 2015

Tanaka ends winless run as Yankees defeat Athletics

Masahiro Tanaka tossed a season-high 114 pitches over 7⅔ innings in a strong showing Thursday as the Yankees topped the Oakland A’s 6-2. Tanaka (5-3) recorded six strikeouts and allowed two runs — one earned — on just two hits to pick up his ...

Jun 13, 2015

A's switch-picher Venditte goes on DL with strained shoulder

Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder. The team announced the roster move Friday, and it is retroactive to Thursday. Oakland recalled right-hander Arnold Leon from Triple-A Nashville to fill the roster spot as the ...

May 29, 2015

Former Bay Area sports writer Bergman dies at 80

Longtime Bay Area sports writer and former Associated Press writer Ron Bergman has died. He was 80. Bergman died Thursday, according to his daughter Anne. He had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease. He worked for the AP in the 1960s and covered the Beatles’ ...

A's wrap up playoff spot

Sep 29, 2014

A's wrap up playoff spot

The Oakland Athletics waited until the last day of the regular season to finally clinch their third consecutive playoff berth. Adam Dunn’s wait to make the postseason for the first time lasted much longer: 2,001 games over 14 seasons. “It’s what you work for ...

Samardzija, A's whip Astros

Aug 26, 2014

Samardzija, A's whip Astros

The Houston Astros entered the ninth inning down by one run before their bullpen fell apart on Monday night and they ended up with another lopsided loss to the Oakland Athletics. Jeff Samardzija pitched eight solid innings and Josh Donaldson drove in three runs ...

Royals cruise past Athletics

Aug 15, 2014

Royals cruise past Athletics

The Kansas City Royals didn’t let Jarrod Dyson’s defensive miscue slow them down on Thursday. Dyson drove in the tying run in a five-run seventh, while Norichika Aoki and Billy Butler each drove in two runs and the surging Royals rallied to defeat the ...

Lester sharp in A's debut

Aug 3, 2014

Lester sharp in A's debut

Jon Lester took the mound in a different uniform and, for the first time in his major league career, felt just slightly out of place. Quickly enough, he put aside the newness of pitching for Oakland — and the expectations that he’ll help lead ...

Tigers land ace hurler Price

Aug 1, 2014

Tigers land ace hurler Price

When David Price was finally traded, it was to an unexpected bidder. The Detroit Tigers added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Price from Tampa Bay in a blockbuster deal Thursday. The Rays received left-hander Drew Smyly and minor league ...

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 ...