Ramon Laureano says Astros coach insulted mother, sparking fracas

MLB Aug 11, 2020

Ramon Laureano says Astros coach insulted mother, sparking fracas

Oakland outfielder Ramon Laureano says Houston Astros hitting coach Alex Cintron made a crude remark about his mother that prompted a benches-clearing incident Sunday, and Athletics manager Bob Melvin wants Cintron punished harshly by Major League Baseball. Laureano said Monday he regrets charging toward Houston's ...

Yusei Kikuchi's strong start wasted as Mariners fall to Athletics

MLB Aug 2, 2020

Yusei Kikuchi's strong start wasted as Mariners fall to Athletics

Pinch-hitter Robbie Grossman lined an RBI double to score Tony Kemp in the top of the 10th inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied for a 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. Oakland snapped a three-game losing streak, escaping a major jam in ...

Shohei Ohtani goes hitless one day after horror pitching debut

MLB Jul 28, 2020

Shohei Ohtani goes hitless one day after horror pitching debut

Shohei Ohtani went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts as designated hitter on Monday as the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-0 to win three out of four and take the teams' season-opening series. A day after he was chased after 30 pitches in his ...

Former Hanshin pitcher Matt Keough dies at 64

Japanese Baseball May 3, 2020

Former Hanshin pitcher Matt Keough dies at 64

Matt Keough, who won 45 games for the Central League's Hanshin Tigers from 1987-89 and whose father also played professionally in Japan, has died at the age of 64, MLB's Oakland Athletics said Saturday. Keough, a special assistant with Oakland, was a member of the ...

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 ...