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, ...

Khris Davis' bat salvages tie for Athletics

Baseball Mar 18, 2019

Khris Davis' bat salvages tie for Athletics

by Jason Coskrey

Khris Davis' reputation for hitting home runs preceded him on the Oakland Athletics' trip to Japan, even among some of the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters' own sluggers. The Oakland star showed the Fighters what the fuss was all about in his club's final game before ...

Spotlight on Ichiro for openers

Baseball / MLB Mar 16, 2019

Spotlight on Ichiro for openers

by Jason Coskrey

Ichiro Suzuki still isn't used to dealing with the jet lag that comes with flying from the United States to Japan. Even so, being back in his home country has given the Seattle Mariners' 45-year-old outfielder a jolt of energy compared to earlier in spring ...

Kikuchi to debut in Japan

Baseball / MLB Mar 10, 2019

Kikuchi to debut in Japan

New Seattle Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi will make his Major League Baseball debut as a starter in the second game of the 2019 season-opening series in Japan against the Oakland Athletics on March 21. "I feel like I'm making two debuts," said Kikuchi, who will ...