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 ...

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 ...