OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After a mostly solid outing in his Oakland debut, Homer Bailey stood in front of his locker and grinned as a chorus boos from his new teammates broke out when a member of...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Franklin Barreto picked on a familiar opponent, and that was plenty for the Oakland Athletics.
Barreto hit a three-run homer to cap a seven-run first inning and the...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Morton is proving his worth to the Tampa Bay Rays.
The 35-year-old right-hander, signed to a $30 million, two-year contract in free agency, remained...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — With a doubleheader set for Saturday, Athletics manager Bob Melvin is trying to find spots to rest his regulars.
Los Angeles Angels (24-29, fourth in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (29-25, second in the AL West)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are riding the long ball to their longest winning streak in 13 years.
Matt Chapman homered for the third straight game, Jurickson Profar and Josh...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Christian Yelich hit his major league-leading 17th and 18th homers to help Zach Davies and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-3 Thursday.
DETROIT (AP) — Tired after a long trip, the Oakland Athletics felt a little sluggish.
But once they hit Comerica Park, they again turned sluggerish.
Oakland looks for series sweep over Reds
Cincinnati Reds (15-22, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Oakland Athletics (17-21, fifth in the NL West)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mike Fiers of the Oakland Athletics is pitching a no-hitter through eight innings against the Cincinnati Reds.
Fiers has thrown 118 pitches Tuesday night in Oakland....
TORONTO (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. capped his major league debut with a double leading off the ninth inning for his first hit, and Brandon Drury followed with a winning two-run homer with two...
Rangers option lefty Kyle Bird to Triple-A Nashville
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have optioned left-hander Kyle Bird to Triple-A Nashville after his second stint in the majors this season.
Montas pitches A’s past Houston to end Astros streak
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Frankie Montas spent too much time pitching from behind in his first start against Houston nearly two weeks ago. Given another chance, Oakland's rookie right-hander flipped...
Houston Astros (11-5, first in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (10-9, fourth in the AL West)
BALTIMORE (AP) — Fans at Camden Yards hoping for a breakout from slumping slugger Chris Davis got a cruel twist Wednesday night.
Oakland slugger Khris Davis homered twice and had three hits,...
Profar drives in 5, A’s top O’s 13-2; Davis doesn’t play
BALTIMORE (AP) — Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin is confident his lineup can put up some big numbers.
Those bats finally broke out against the Baltimore Orioles.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Japan is over for the Oakland Athletics.
A couple of big swings helped wake up the A's.
Stephen Piscotty, Jurickson Profar and Ramon Laureano homered, and...
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Oakland Athletics season preview capsule
2018: 97-65, second place, lost to Yankees in AL wild-card game.
Chatting on the bases is good-natured, a learning experience
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — While playing for Texas, Jurickson Profar always learned something from new teammate Khris Davis when the Oakland slugger stopped at Profar's second base spot.
Slugger Davis, A’s reach agreement on $16.5M, 1-yr deal
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics slugger Khris Davis is getting a $6 million raise after leading the majors in home runs last season.
Davis reached agreement Friday with Oakland on a $16.5 million, one-year contract to avoid salary arbitration.
The A's also agreed Friday to one-year deals with left-hander Sean Manaea for $3.15 million, second baseman Jurickson Profar for $3.6 million and shortstop Marcus Semien for $5.9 million and outfielder Mark Canha for $2.05 million.
Rangers trade Profar to A’s in 3-team deal involving Rays
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas traded infielder Jurickson Profar to the Oakland Athletics on Friday in a three-team deal that included Tampa Bay and netted the Rangers four prospects.
Oakland also finalized a $15 million, two-year contract with free agent right-hander Joakim Soria, giving the A's a reliable and versatile reliever.
The 34-year-old Soria, a two-time All-Star, went 3-4 with a 3.12 ERA in 66 appearances and 60 2/3 innings this year for the Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers.
Paxton tops 200 Ks, Mariners beat Rangers 4-1
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle pitcher James Paxton had two goals heading into his final start of the season: to go over 200 strikeouts and reach 160 innings pitched.
Beltre cheered in possible Texas finale, 6-1 win vs Mariners
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre was given a standing ovation when he was removed from what could be his last home game for Texas, just before the Rangers rallied for four runs in the sixth inning to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-1 on Sunday.
Padres scouting vice president Don Welke dies at 75
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres vice president of scouting Don Welke has died. He was 75.
The team says he died Wednesday night in San Diego surrounded by family. No cause was given.
Welke worked in baseball for more than 50 years. He joined the Padres in 2014, following general manager A.J. Preller from the Texas Rangers to San Diego. Welke also worked the Phillies, Dodgers, Orioles, Blue Jays, Royals and Reds.
Profar, Mendez lead Rangers to 4-0 win over Padres
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Using an "opener" for an inning ahead of a traditional starter worked so well for the Texas Rangers on Friday night that they'll do it again on Saturday night.
Yohander Mendez followed opener and fellow rookie Connor Sadzeck by scattering three hits in five relief innings and Jurickson Profar had a two-run home run among his three hits to lead the Rangers to a 4-0 victory against the San Diego Padres.
Guzman, Gallo, Minor lead Rangers past Angels to stop skid
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Pitching without his best stuff, Mike Minor was still able to continue his second-half success.
Minor threw six solid innings, allowing just one run on eight hits as the Texas Rangers ended a four-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
"The last two outings, I haven't felt great — mechanically off a little bit. But I felt like they had chances to capitalize and I only gave up the one," Minor said. "I felt really lucky for that."
Odor HR, Chirinos BB rally Rangers over Giants 7-6
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The potential final out bounced off Joe Panik's glove, and the San Francisco Giants couldn't recover after that.
Rougned Odor hit a tying two-run homer in the ninth inning, Robinson Chirinos drew a bases-loaded walk in the 10th and the Texas Rangers rallied from six runs down to beat San Francisco 7-6 on Friday night.
Profar starts triple play and homers, Rangers rally past LAA
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Triple plays are rare enough to begin with. Jurickson Profar and the Texas Rangers turned one that was especially unusual Thursday night.
In fact, it had been more than a century since there was another one like it in the majors.
"It was an all-around heads-up play by Profar," Texas manager Jeff Banister said. "Very slow heartbeat in that moment."
Chapman, Yankees weather heavy rain, hold off Rangers 5-3
NEW YORK (AP) — Somehow, Aroldis Chapman was able to prevent this game from slipping away.
Rain pouring off his hat, the New York Yankees closer struck out Jurickson Profar with the bases loaded in a steady storm to end it, preserving a 5-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.
Colon gets historic win as Rangers beat Mariners 11-4
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bartolo Colon became the top-winning pitcher born in Latin America, punctuating his 246th career victory with a nifty snag as the Texas Rangers roughed up Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners 11-4 on Tuesday night.
The 45-year-old Colon, from the Dominican Republic, made his sixth start since earning his 245th win on June 30 that matched the mark held by Dennis Martinez from Nicaragua.
Rangers score 10 in first 2 innings, beat Orioles 17-8
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jurickson Profar helped the Texas Rangers get a big win in a matchup of retooling teams, and hand the struggling Baltimore Orioles another low this season.
Jurickson Profar hit a three-run home run and a run-scoring single as Texas scored 10 runs during the first two innings, Rougned Odor homered and walked a career-high five times, and the Rangers routed the Orioles 17-8 Thursday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — Jurickson Profar had just taken a cleat to the face and blood was trickling down his left cheek when Texas manager Jeff Banister went out to check on him in the sixth inning Sunday.
Before Banister could say anything, his young shortstop spoke. "He told me he wasn't coming out of the game," Banister said.
Profar hit a go-ahead double deflected by the pitcher and stayed in despite his injury as the Rangers became the first team to sweep Houston this year, beating the Astros 4-3.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas Rangers capped a difficult day with a big win over their in-state rival on Friday night.
Robinson Chirinos hit a two-run homer and Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Jurickson Profar added solo shots as the Rangers romped to a lopsided 11-2 win over the Houston Astros on a day Texas dealt veteran left-hander Cole Hamels to the Cubs in what could be just the first of several moves to come.
Choo extends streak as Rangers blank Tigers 3-0
DETROIT (AP) — After grounding into a double play to end the top of the seventh inning, Shin-Soo Choo still held out hope that he'd have another chance to extend his on-base streak.
"I still believed I'd get another at-bat," Choo said.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has been scratched because of an infected tooth.
Baseball's active career hits leader was taken out of the lineup about an hour before the scheduled first pitch Wednesday night against the Houston Astros.
Jurickson Profar switched from second base to third base, and moved up a spot to bat fourth in place of Beltre. Rougned Odor, the regular second baseman who was going to get a night off, was inserted in the No. 5 spot in the order.
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Texas has won seven in a row, and things got a little testy Saturday during a 9-6 victory at Target Field. Jurickson Profar tied a Rangers record when he was hit by pitches three times. Profar stole second base in the fourth inning with a 9-2 lead — his next at-bat, Minnesota reliever Addison Reed threw three inside fastballs, finally hitting him in the leg.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ian Desmond, Trevor Story and Colorado starter Chad Bettis each had quite a return to Texas in a record comeback for the Rockies.
Playing his first game in Texas since being an All-Star center fielder in his only season for the Rangers, Desmond homered twice. Story had a pair of RBI hits in his first big league game at home and fellow Texas native Bettis overcame a tough first inning as the Rockies won 9-5 in the opener of an interleague series Friday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bartolo Colon worked five innings for his 243rd career victory, matching Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal for the most by a player born in the Dominican Republic when the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 8-2 on Wednesday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre and the Texas Rangers went deep against the A's.
Beltre hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the eighth, and the Rangers scored all of their runs on a season-high five long balls in a 7-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
"I think our offense is capable to do this more often," Beltre said.