Tampa Bay Rays (96-66, second in the AL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (97-65, second in the AL West)
A look at the American League wild-card game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics:
Schedule: Wednesday, at Oakland, California, 8:09 p.m. EDT (ESPN).
Oakland Athletics (97-64, second in the AL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (67-94, fifth in the AL West)
Seattle; Sunday, 3 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Tanner Roark (10-9, 4.32...
SEATTLE (AP) — Oakland pitcher Brett Anderson understands the importance of the Athletics hosting the American League wild-card game.
"It's like a Raiders game," Anderson said Saturday...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The pressure had been building all night for the Oakland Athletics. They knew Tampa Bay had won to pull even in the wild-card race, and had responded by stranding runner...
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...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Khris Davis will probably miss the hitter-friendly home of the Texas Rangers more than most.
The Oakland slugger might not quite be finished at Globe Life...
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
SO, WHERE WERE WE?
Before their regularly scheduled matchup in Oakland, the Tigers and Athletics will resume a game that was...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward insists reliever Rafael Montero wasn't intentionally trying to plunk Ramon Laureano with a pitch two innings after the Oakland hitter...
Texas Rangers (51-51, fourth in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (58-45, second in the AL West)
HOUSTON (AP) — After struggling on defense, Oakland's Ramon Laureano was determined to atone for his mistakes when he came up to the plate with the game tied in the 11th inning against the Houston...
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.
Tampa Bay Rays (44-33, second in the AL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (41-37, third in the AL West)
Tampa Bay Rays (44-32, second in the AL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (40-37, third in the AL West)
Tampa Bay Rays (43-32, second in the AL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (40-36, third in the AL West)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ramon Laureano helped the Oakland Athletics end a long stay away from home in grand fashion.
Laureano hit his first career grand slam to break an eighth-inning...
Oakland Athletics (32-31, third in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (32-29, second in the AL West)
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics know they can count on their power. Their last two performances in Anaheim demonstrated they've got what it takes to score in many other...
Houston Astros (37-20, first in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (29-27, second in the AL West)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are on a roll again, much like a year ago when they took off in mid-June and used a sensational second half to return to the playoffs for the first...
SEATTLE (AP) — After a night filled with home runs, it was Daniel Vogelbach taking a close pitch to walk, Domingo Santana dropping a well-placed double and Omar Narvaez's opposite-field single...
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
The Cubs and Brewers conclude a three-game series in prime time following Chicago's 15-inning, 2-1 win Saturday....
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) — 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....
Texas Rangers (12-10, third in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (13-13, fourth in the AL West)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics caught Justin Smoak early, ending a wild sequence that began with another eye-popping play by center fielder Ramon Laureano.
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) — When the reigning AL MVP openly regrets challenging you, that's pretty high praise.
Center fielder Ramon Laureano threw out another Red Sox runner in a key spot, and...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ramon Laureano didn't have time to think. Luckily, he had arm strength and adrenaline aplenty to help get the job done.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Pitcher Aaron Brooks reminded himself to hustle and back up home, even though he had zero doubt strong-armed center fielder Ramon Laureano would throw out the runner at the...
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...
2018: 97-65, second place, lost to Yankees in AL wild-card game.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Texas Rangers left-hander Drew Smyly has seen enough of the spring training practice fields for a while. That can happen when a pitcher misses two major league seasons following...
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics added depth to their outfield mix by signing outfielder Robbie Grossman to a $2 million, one-year contract Friday.
Nick Martini, Stephen Piscotty, and Ramon Laureano are projected to get the majority of playing time in the A's outfield. Oakland manager Bob Melvin said the club would be looking at Grossman as an option in left field.
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).
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.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics rookie Ramon Laureano has barely been in the majors for a month, and he's making quite an impression.
Laureano hit two home runs, Marcus Semien also went deep and Oakland beat the Texas Rangers 8-4 on Friday night.
Oakland got its fourth win in five games overall and seventh in eight against Texas. The A's are 30-15 since the All-Star break.
HOUSTON (AP) — One night after misplaying a fly ball that led to a six-run inning by the Astros, Nick Martini quickly got over his miscue and came up with another big hit against Houston.
Martini hit a tiebreaking double in the ninth inning and the Oakland Athletics defeated Houston 4-3 Tuesday night, snapping the Astros' six-game winning streak.
The A's moved within 1 ½ games of the AL West-leading Astros.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Oakland Athletics broke out a little bit of everything Friday night to snap their two-game skid: efficient starting pitching, sharp singles, sacrifice flies and even their first bunt-single of the year.
And oh yes, home runs.
Sean Manaea (12-9) stifled Minnesota's batters into the sixth inning, and Matt Chapman broke things open with a three-run homer and the A's beat the Twins 7-1 on Friday night to maintain their hold on the AL's final wild-card spot.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis hit a long home run after letting a young fan from the Make-A-Wish Foundation sign his jersey, Ramon Laureano hit the first two homers of his career, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-0 on Monday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — On a night they both homered — and Ramon Laureano for the first two times in his career — the rookie learned far more about teammate Khris Davis than just his ability to clear fences.
Davis' heart shined through as far as that 438-foot home run he hit sandwiched between Laureano's two longballs.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ramon Laureano grabbed the spotlight, and that was just fine with Edwin Jackson.
Laureano made an outstanding defensive play in the third inning, helping Jackson and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-0 on Saturday night.
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) — Ramon Laureano reached his hands out to each side and knew he had his first major league hit at last, a big one at that to end the game.
Laureano somehow forced himself to relax with the game on the line and two outs in the 13th inning, having already failed at the plate four times in his big league debut.
He came through this time as he singled home the winning run for his first major league hit, sending the Oakland Athletics past the Detroit Tigers 1-0 on Friday night.
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.