Diaz slugs two homers as Rays power past A's

Baseball / MLB Oct 3, 2019

Diaz slugs two homers as Rays power past A's

When he got to second base, Yandy Diaz stole a glance back toward the dugout and saw all his teammates going crazy. He gleefully kept running. Out for two months, no matter. Diaz slugged baseball's lowest spender into a playoff matchup with mighty Houston, Charlie Morton ...

Marcus Semien powers Athletics in rout of Royals

Baseball / MLB Aug 27, 2019

Marcus Semien powers Athletics in rout of Royals

Marcus Semien homered, tripled and drove in a career-high seven runs as the Oakland Athletics set season highs for runs and hits in a 19-4 thrashing of the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. Jurickson Profar, Matt Chapman and Khris Davis also went deep for ...

Baseball / MLB Aug 3, 2019

Fastball-throwing fan signs with A's

A baseball fan signed on Friday with the Oakland Athletics after throwing a 154-kph fastball at a radar-monitored pitching booth for spectators. Nathan Patterson, 23, who played baseball in high school but did not pursue a college career, hurled his blisteringly quick pitch during a ...

Astros blast past Athletics on Apollo 11 night

Baseball / MLB Jul 23, 2019

Astros blast past Athletics on Apollo 11 night

On the night the Houston Astros celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing by NASA's Apollo 11, the number 11 factored prominently into a lopsided win over the Oakland Athletics. Gerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings and Aledmys Diaz, Yordan Alvarez and Yuli ...

MLB hands Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas an 80-game doping ban

Baseball / MLB Jun 22, 2019

MLB hands Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas an 80-game doping ban

A season full of All-Star potential for Oakland Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas was drastically cut short Friday when Major League Baseball suspended him 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Montas pitched well Thursday night and is 9-2 with a 2.70 ERA in ...

Baseball / MLB May 26, 2019

Athletics rough up Kikuchi, hold off Mariners

Yusei Kikuchi surrendered 10 hits and four earned runs against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, suffering his second loss of the season as his Seattle Mariners fell 6-5 on the road. The Mariners pushed across tying runs both times Kikuchi (3-2) gave up a run, ...