Olson’s deep homer helps A’s rally late to beat Royals 2-1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Olson had never hit a ball to the second level of elevated bleachers, even in batting practice.
He sure found a timely moment to accomplish the feat, hitting a...
Lopez, Royals to take on Anderson, Athletics
Kansas City Royals (56-95, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Oakland Athletics (90-61, second in the AL West)
A’s waste late lead to Royals, lead over Tampa Bay down to 1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — There was plenty of blame to go around after Oakland's stunning loss to Kansas City, one that prevented the Athletics from adding on to their lead in the AL wild-card...
In the cards: Tarot readings suit A’s closer Liam Hendriks
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Liam Hendriks has put his trust in tarot cards and an energy healer named Rubi.
Given how reliable this versatile reliever has been for the Oakland Athletics, nobody...
Lifelong Yankee fan Mike Ford walks off NY to sink A’s, 5-4
NEW YORK (AP) — Through Little League and high school, three years in the Ivy League and six more in the minors, Mike Ford held onto his childhood dream.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After watching the Oakland Athletics stage a late rally to take the lead for the third straight game, it might have been easy for the Minnesota Twins to get frustrated. Instead,...
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...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber, Liam Hendriks and Max Muncy have been added to rosters for next week's All-Star Game.
Major League Baseball announced the changes Friday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mike Fiers has found his groove and it's been important for the inconsistent Oakland Athletics.
Fiers pitched six effective innings, Matt Olson and Khris Davis...
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)
TOKYO (AP) — Amid all the hoopla surrounding Ichiro Suzuki's return to Japan with the Seattle Mariners, it's been easy to overlook something else: the Oakland Athletics are here, too.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Oakland Athletics pitcher Liam Hendriks wants to taste soy sauce ice cream. Teammate Marco Estrada is hoping to spend a day at Tokyo Disneyland. Athletics manager Bob Melvin...
Suzuki starts likely last spring opener with a hit for M’s
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki still felt the nerves of competition at age 45.
Suzuki started what may be his final spring training with a two-run, two-out single in the third inning...
With rotation uncertain, A’s ponder “openers” as camp opens
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Like every other pitcher in the Oakland Athletics' deep bullpen, Liam Hendriks is expecting to pitch a lot this season.
The tricky question for manager Bob Melvin going into spring training: Who gets to go first?
Hendriks, Dull agree with A’s; Fiers, Gearrin, Graveman cut
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Liam Hendriks agreed to a $2.15 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics and fellow right-hander Ryan Dull settled on an $860,000, one-year deal.
Oakland failed to offer contracts to right-handers Mike Fiers, Cory Gearrin and Kendall Graveman, allowing the trio to become free agents.
Dull had six stints with the A's last season, going 0-0 with a 4.26 ERA in 28 relief appearances.
Open and shut: A’s out early again with wild-card loss
NEW YORK (AP) — Other than opening with a reliever on the mound, nothing was any different about this October for the Oakland Athletics.
Jackson only starting pitcher on A’s wild-card roster
NEW YORK (AP) — Edwin Jackson is the only starting pitcher included on the Oakland Athletics' roster for their AL wild-card game against the New York Yankees.
Right-hander Liam Hendriks will be on the mound for the start of Wednesday night's game, and A's manager Bob Melvin would not say who will follow.
LEADING OFF: Yanks’ Severino gets wild-card do-over vs A’s
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Luis Severino gets a wild-card do-over when he starts for the Yankees against Oakland in a winner-take-all matchup. Severino allowed three runs and got just one out in last year's wild-card game against Minnesota before New York rallied for an 8-4 victory. Severino was chosen over J.A. Happ and Masahiro Tanaka despite a second-half slump.
Seeking relief, A’s to start Hendriks in wild-card game
NEW YORK (AP) — Fittingly, Liam Hendriks wore his cap backward. A reliever is going to start a team's postseason opener.
A pitcher with no wins in the regular season.
A pitcher cut from the 40-man roster in June who spent two months toiling in the minor leagues.
A pitcher from Down Under who was happy to get medieval in New York.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have placed right-handed reliever Liam Hendriks on the 10-day disabled list due to a right groin strain.
The A's were able to make a quick swap of relievers on Saturday, activating Ryan Dull from the disabled list to take Hendriks' spot. Hendriks left Friday's series opener against Seattle in the middle of an at-bat in the eighth inning after throwing a pitch. Hendriks had made six appearances early in the season.
Mengden throws 7 scoreless, A’s sweep Tigers with 3-2 win
DETROIT (AP) — Now that he's healthy, Daniel Mengden is showing his potential.
The Oakland right-hander pitched seven scoreless innings, and Marcus Semien homered and drove in three runs, leading the Athletics to a 3-2 win and three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.
TORONTO (AP) — Steve Pearce became the latest Blue Jay to hit a game-ending home run.
Pearce hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the 10th inning and Toronto beat the Oakland Athletics 8-4 on Thursday to complete a four-game sweep.
"Hopefully we just keep the ball rolling," Pearce said. "We're getting down to the end of the season so we've got to step it up and this was a great series to get it started."
CHICAGO (AP) — Oakland Athletics pitcher Jharel Cotton and shortstop Chad Pinder have left Friday night's game against the Chicago White Sox because of injuries.
Cotton exited with a blister on his right thumb in the sixth inning. He gave up a leadoff single to Kevan Smith and came up shaking his hand after throwing one pitch to Adam Engel.
Manager Bob Melvin went to the mound and brought in right-hander Liam Hendriks. Cotton gave up three hits and did not allow a run.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers rallied before the very end this time.
Elvis Andrus and Nomar Mazara had consecutive two-RBI hits in another late four-run outburst, this one in the seventh inning instead of the ninth like the previous two nights, and the Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Saturday night for their season-best fifth straight victory.
Moylan, Hendriks set for Australia at World Baseball Classic
SYDNEY (AP) — Kansas City Royals free agent pitcher Peter Moylan and Oakland reliever Liam Hendriks are among the 28 players on Australia's roster for the World Baseball Classic.
Also included in the roster announced Thursday were former Seattle and Arizona pitcher Ryan Rowland-Smith and pitcher Warwick Saupold, who spent most of the season with the Detroit Tigers' AAA affiliate in Toledo.
Infielder Mitch Nilsson, nephew of former MLB all-star catcher David Nilsson, was also selected to the team.
Ace Sonny Gray, catcher Stephen Vogt reach deals with A’s
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics knew Khris Davis would command a hefty raise after a career year.
He is seeking a $5 million salary for the 2017 season and the A's are offering $4.65 million in numbers exchanged Friday.
Other than the slugger, the rest of the club's arbitration-eligible players reached new deals.
Athletics sign 1B Yonder Alonso to $4M contract for 2017
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract with first baseman Yonder Alonso to avoid salary arbitration.
The A's also announced Friday they have tendered contracts to all remaining players on their roster.
Alonso batted .253 with 34 doubles, seven homers and 56 RBIs in 156 games in his first season with Oakland last year.
Astros rally after wild pitch on strikeout, beat Athletics
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros manager A.J. Hinch joked that his team's improbable 4-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday was premeditated.
"We had it all mapped out that way," Hinch said. "We were going to get multiple triples and a wild pitch strikeout. Exactly how we drew it up for the sweep."
Evan Gattis hit an RBI single to cap a three-run rally in the eighth inning keyed by a wild pitch on a strikeout.
OAKLAND -- The A's may not have been able to match their Nashville Triple-A farm team for pitching heroics Tuesday night, but they came awfully close.
Four Oakland pitchers, led by starter Zach Neal, combined to limit the Baltimore Orioles to just three hits as the A's eked out a 2-1 victory before 13,573 at the Coliseum. In short, it was one of the best pitching nights of the year as Neal and relievers Liam Hendriks, John Axford and Ryan Madson faced just four batters...
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. Evan Longoria is only 30 years old, but it seems as if hes been picking on Twins pitching for decades. Hes crushed homers against such long-ago Twins obscurities as Philip Humber, Bobby Korecky and Phil Dumatrait.
And Saturday, he added rookie Jose Berrios to his collection.
Longoria pulled his hands in to reach an 0-2 changeup from Berrios that was well inside, and somehow yanked the ball deep into the left field stands, helping power the Rays...
HOUSTON -- The A's opportunity to finish the first half with a flourish fizzled Sunday in Houston when the bullpen and the defense allowed the Astros to rally for a 2-1 10-inning victory and a split of the four-game series.
Liam Hendriks, asked to pitch the 10th inning after Ryan Madson had blown a save in the ninth, had a chance to get out of the 10th with a man at third base and two out, but a grounder to third saw Danny Valencia's throw pull Yonder Alonso off first base...