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.
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...
Bassitt expected to start as Oakland hosts Chicago
Chicago White Sox (42-45, third in the AL Central) vs. Oakland Athletics (51-41, second in the AL West)
Chicago White Sox (42-44, third in the AL Central) vs. Oakland Athletics (50-41, second in the AL West)
SEATTLE (AP) — Oakland manager Bob Melvin held new Home Run Derby participant Matt Chapman out of the lineup for a long-planned rest Sunday. It didn't matter for the surging Athletics.
Minnesota Twins (53-30, first in the AL Central) vs. Oakland Athletics (46-39, third in the AL West)
Olson homers twice, leads Athletics over Angels 7-2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Olson and Mike Fiers are on a roll for the Oakland Athletics.
Olson hit two home runs, Fiers remained unbeaten in his last 10 starts and Oakland defeated the Los...
Fiers, Athletics to take on Pena, Angels on Friday
Oakland Athletics (43-39, third in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (42-40, fourth in the AL West)
Oakland Athletics (42-38, third in the AL West) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (40-38, third in the AL Central)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — After a tough eight-game stretch, Chad Pinder is starting to find his hitting stroke.
Pinder and Marcus Semien homered in a six-run fifth inning, and the Oakland Athletics...
Tampa Bay Rays (43-31, second in the AL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (39-36, third in the AL West)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mike Fiers pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics took advantage of Baltimore's shoddy defense to beat the Orioles 3-2 Monday...
Orioles look to break 5-game skid against Athletics
Baltimore Orioles (21-50, fifth in the AL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (36-36, third in the AL West)
Mariners visit the Athletics in division play
Seattle Mariners (30-44, fifth in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (36-35, third in the AL West)
Seattle takes on Oakland in division play
Seattle Mariners (30-43, fifth in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (35-35, third in the AL West)
Seattle Mariners (29-43, fifth in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (35-34, third in the AL West)
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, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels blew a pair of late two-run leads including one by closer Hansel Robles and ran themselves out a potentially big inning when Kole Calhoun got duped by...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With six home runs in his last nine games, Mark Canha is trying to do his best impression of Oakland teammate Khris Davis. That's going to be critical in the coming weeks...
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.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The A's have had an entertaining homestand, with three walkoff wins and the majors' first no-hitter this season in a five-day span.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Gold Glove first baseman Matt Olson has returned to the Oakland Athletics after having surgery on his right hand earlier this season.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have acquired first baseman Kendrys Morales from Toronto, giving them a replacement for injured Matt Olson.
Los Angeles opens 2019 season at Oakland
Los Angeles Angels (80-82, fourth in the AL West in 2018) vs. Oakland Athletics (97-65, second in the AL West in 2018)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics first baseman Matt Olson underwent surgery on his right hand Friday after getting injured on a foul tip in his final at-bat during Thursday's 5-4, 12-inning loss...
Oakland Athletics season preview capsule
2018: 97-65, second place, lost to Yankees in AL wild-card game.
A capsule look at the Athletics-Yankees playoff game
A look at the American League wild-card game between the Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees:
Schedule: Wednesday, at New York, 8:08 p.m. EDT (TBS).
Olson’s slam helps A’s top Mariners 9-3, close in on Yankees
SEATTLE (AP) — Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said he wasn't paying much attention to the out-of-town scoreboard at Safeco Field during his team's 9-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.
No matter, Melvin and his team got the result they wanted.
Matt Olson hit a grand slam that capped a six-run fifth inning. Khris Davis added his major league-leading 47th home run and the A's moved closer in the AL wild-card race.
Athletics’ 6-game win streak ends with 5-3 loss to Orioles
BALTIMORE (AP) — Presented with an opportunity to make up ground in their playoff run, the Oakland Athletics were mounting a comeback against the Baltimore Orioles' shaky bullpen in the eighth inning of a tight game.
Mychal Givens would have none of it.
Givens put an end to the potential rally, and the Orioles snapped Oakland's six-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory Thursday night.
Athletics use 10-run 3rd inning to beat Orioles 10-0
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Oakland Athletics kept getting hits and scoring runs, circling the bases in a display that manager Bob Melvin described as "remarkable."
Finally, deep into the third inning, Ramon Laureano hit a popup to the shortstop. A mock cheer swelled from the small crowd of 10,480 at Camden Yards.
"I was like, 'Ooh.' I didn't realize nobody had gotten out yet," Oakland slugger Matt Olson said.
Davis, Olson homer as A’s beat Rangers 8-6 to stay hot
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — On a rare day when Matt Olson wasn't in the starting lineup, he still became a difference-maker.
Olson homered to drive in the go-ahead run, Khris Davis hit his major league-leading 41st home run and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Texas Rangers 8-6 on Saturday for their fifth win in six games.
A’s back Fiers with balanced offense, beat Yankees 8-2
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Whether playing 20 straight games without a break, bouncing back from a tough loss or pulling off a late-game rally, manager Bob Melvin sure appreciates his resilient Oakland Athletics.
Stephen Piscotty hit a two-run single, Matt Chapman and Matt Olson each doubled in a run, and the A's jumped on the New York Yankees early for an 8-2 win Wednesday night.
Piscotty, Chapman power A’s in 7-5 win over Mariners
OAKLAND,Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics blew a big early lead and recovered to pull out a big win.
Stephen Piscotty and Matt Chapman homered, Matt Olson had three hits and the A's defeated the Seattle Mariners 7-5 on Friday night.
Oakland pulled 1 1/2 games behind first-place Houston — which lost to the Los Angeles Angels — in the AL West, and extended its lead for the second wild card over Seattle to 5 1/2 games.
Athletics beat Astros 7-1 to move into tie for AL West lead
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Trevor Cahill pitched one-hit ball for seven shutout innings and the Oakland Athletics, far behind in the AL West standings earlier this summer, tied Houston for the division lead by beating the Astros 7-1 Saturday.
Cahill sharp, A’s beat Astros 7-1 to tie for AL West lead
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics were an average team two months ago, a dozen games behind the Houston Astros and closer to the bottom of the AL West than the top.
Well, look at the A's now.
Trevor Cahill pitched one-hit ball for seven shutout innings and the Athletics kept up their unlikely turnaround, tying Houston for the division lead by beating the Astros 7-1 Saturday.
"It's been a nice run for sure," A's manager Bob Melvin said.
Matt Olson homers in 10th, A’s pull within game of Astros
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With September approaching, the Oakland Athletics are showing the baseball world what they believed from the start: This group and its young sluggers are ready to make a playoff push.
Matt Olson hit a leadoff home run in the 10th inning after a video review gave Oakland the tying run in the ninth, and the A's beat the Houston Astros 4-3 on Friday night to pull within a game of the reigning World Series champs for the AL West lead.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — While the Oakland Athletics continue their long quest for a new stadium, Trevor Cahill and Khris Davis couldn't be more comfortable in the team's current home.
Cahill struck out 10 in six innings, Davis and Matt Chapman both homered for the second consecutive game and the A's beat the Detroit Tigers 6-0 on Sunday to complete a season sweep.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Detroit Tigers left-hander Blaine Hardy gave up Jed Lowrie's infield single to begin the seventh inning for the Athletics' first hit, ending a no-hit bid as the clubs opened a weekend series Friday night.
Hardy had issued only a pair of walks to Matt Olson — the first on a 13-pitch plate appearance in the second. Before the walk, Olson's drive to right went to a crew chief review and was confirmed as sailing just right of the pole.
Success on the road lifts A’s into contention
The Oakland Athletics have played their way into contention by beating up on teams that are far from it.
Oakland enters the All-Star break having won 21 of its last 27, and the A's are only three games behind the second wild card. At 55-42, manager Bob Melvin's Athletics would have the second-best record in the National League if they were in it. Instead, they play in the AL West, where their impressive mark still leaves them eight games behind division-leading Houston.