Oakland tries for series sweep of Detroit
Oakland Athletics (81-58, second in the AL West) vs. Detroit Tigers (41-97, fifth in the AL Central)
Detroit; Friday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Mike Fiers (3-3, 5.12...
Brewers, streaking Yelich set for matchup against Athletics
Milwaukee Brewers (57-52, third in the NL Central) vs. Oakland Athletics (61-48, second in the NL West)
Oakland takes 3-game skid into matchup with Texas
Texas Rangers (53-51, fourth in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (58-47, second in the AL West)
Texas takes on Oakland in division matchup
Texas Rangers (52-51, fourth in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (58-46, second in the AL West)
Kepler’s single gives Twins walk-off win over Athletics
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler drove in four runs, including the game-winner to cap a two-run rally in the ninth inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 7-6 on...
Pineda scheduled to start for Minnesota against Oakland
Oakland Athletics (57-42, second in the AL West) vs. Minnesota Twins (59-38, first in the AL Central)
Oakland in action against Seattle following Mengden’s strong performance
Seattle Mariners (39-59, fifth in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (54-41, second in the AL West)
Chapman homers, drives in 5 as A’s beat Mariners 9-2
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Chapman has no idea why his swing feels so good right now, but he's certainly getting the results to show for it.
Mariners take 4-game slide into matchup with Athletics
Seattle Mariners (39-58, fifth in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (53-41, second in the AL West)
Seattle hosts Oakland, looks to build on Gonzales’ strong performance
Oakland Athletics (49-41, second in the AL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (39-54, fifth in the AL West)
Seattle; Sunday, 4 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Daniel Mengden (3-1, 4.67...
Oakland takes 4-game win streak into matchup with Minnesota
Minnesota Twins (53-31, first in the AL Central) vs. Oakland Athletics (47-39, second in the AL West)
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Kyle Gibson (8-4, 4.21 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 88 strikeouts)...
Mengden expected to start as Oakland hosts Minnesota
Minnesota Twins (53-30, first in the AL Central) vs. Oakland Athletics (46-39, third in the AL West)
Taylor and Chapman back Mengden as A’s beat Cardinals 2-0
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Oakland Athletics knew they had a big hole to fill in their starting rotation when they lost ace Frankie Montas to a long suspension. For one night, Daniel Mengden slipped...
Mengden expected to start for the Athletics against Cardinals
Oakland Athletics (42-38, third in the AL West) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (40-38, third in the AL Central)
Oakland takes on Los Angeles in division matchup
Oakland Athletics (30-30, third in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (29-32, fourth in the AL West)
Angels face off against the Athletics in division play
Los Angeles Angels (25-29, fourth in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (29-26, second in the AL West)
Seattle takes 3-game skid into matchup with Oakland
Seattle Mariners (23-29, fifth in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (25-25, third in the AL West)
Oakland faces Detroit, aims to build on Mengden’s solid performance
Oakland Athletics (22-25, third in the AL West) vs. Detroit Tigers (18-26, fourth in the AL Central)
Detroit; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Mike Fiers (3-3, 5.12...
A’s make it 15 straight over Tigers with 4-1 victory
DETROIT (AP) — Once he made it through the first inning, it was smooth sailing for Daniel Mengden.
Mengden pitched seven impressive innings and Nick Hundley and Chad Pinder homered to lift...
Athletics face the Tigers following Montas’ strong outing
Oakland Athletics (21-25, fifth in the AL West) vs. Detroit Tigers (18-25, fourth in the AL Central)
Detroit; Saturday, 4 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Daniel Mengden (0-1,...
Mengden dominates Rays to help A’s avoid four-game sweep
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With an opportunity at a second consecutive shutout, Athletics manager Bob Melvin had no problem sending Daniel Mengden out for the ninth inning.
Three batters later Mengden was in the dugout, his scoreless streak over but a much-needed win for the A's all but wrapped up.
Mengden allowed three runs over eight innings and Oakland beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Thursday to avoid a four-game sweep.
Mengden tosses 2-hitter as A’s top Diamondbacks 3-0
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Mengden and catcher Bruce Maxwell had a plan, and it worked out quite well.
Mengden pitched a two-hitter for his second career shutout, and the Oakland Athletics beat the slumping Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0 on Saturday.
"We were going to attack them early with the heater and then throw backwards as the game goes along," Mengden said, "and we just got a lot of weak contact and we kept going from there."
Mengden’s leads A’s over Blue Jays 9-2 for rare 4-game sweep
TORONTO (AP) — Daniel Mengden helped the surging Athletics finish off a sweep and gave Oakland's beleaguered bullpen a much-needed break.
Mengden allowed two hits over seven shutout innings to win his second straight start, a 9-2 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday that completed a four-game sweep.
Marcus Semien hit a two-run home run and had three RBIs, and Matt Chapman had three hits and a walk as Oakland swept a four-game road series for the first time since September 2016 at Kansas City.
Lowrie’s sixth-inning single deciding run, A’s beat Orioles
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin is stressing the need for the Oakland Athletics to score earlier in games, and they did just that against the Orioles.
Then, the offense had to provide a boost again late when the bullpen faltered.
Jed Lowrie hit a tiebreaking two-out single in the sixth, Khris Davis launched a three-run homer in the first and the A's beat Baltimore 6-4 on Friday night.
McCullers, Altuve lead Astros over Athletics 11-0
HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers got a lot of longball help, not that he needed much.
McCullers threw seven sharp innings, Jose Altuve had four hits and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 11-0 Saturday night.
Altuve hit a towering home run that left the ballpark and doubled. It was Altuve's 26th career four-hit game, tying Jeff Bagwell for second most in franchise history, eight behind Craig Biggio.
Mengden goes 8 crisp innings in A’s 8-1 win over White Sox
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After more than two years of trying, Oakland pitcher Daniel Mengden finally got his first career win at the Coliseum.
The Athletics also have a first this season — back-to-back victories.
Mengden carried a shutout into the ninth inning in his best start of the season and the A's beat the Chicago White Sox 8-1 before another sparse crowd at the Coliseum on Monday night.
Athletics end last-place season with 5-2 win over Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Daniel Mengden and the Oakland Athletics got a boost going into the offseason after another last-place finish.
Mengden, the young right-hander plagued by injuries this season, struck out eight over seven scoreless innings and the A's ended the season with their 17th win in 24 games, a 5-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday.
Athletics pitcher Daniel Mengden has right foot surgery
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics right-hander Daniel Mengden had right foot surgery Wednesday in Houston after breaking a bone during a bullpen session at home Jan. 31.
He is expected to wear a walking boot for six weeks and a return date is not known.
The team said Wednesday he fractured the medial tibial sesamoid bone, and the surgery was performed by Dr. Kevin Varner. Mengden had been set to compete for the club's fifth starter spot in spring training beginning next week in Mesa, Arizona.
Mengden tagged by Gattis, Athletics swept by Astros
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Mengden threw the pitch exactly where he wanted. Where it wound up — not what the Oakland rookie wanted.
Evan Gattis homered twice, catcher Jason Castro threw out a runner to end the game and the contending Houston Astros beat the Athletics 6-5 Wednesday to finish off a sweep.
The Astros began the day two games behind Baltimore for the second AL wild-card spot.
Iwakuma earns 15th win in Mariners’ 3-2 win over A’s
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An outcome that for months has been a foregone conclusion is official.
Hisashi Iwakuma pitched into the seventh inning to match his career high with 15 wins, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Friday night.
The loss officially eliminates the A's from the AL West race.
Their Game 140 exit from the division race ties the 1997 team's for the third-earliest in franchise history.