Oakland Athletics (65-49, second in the AL West) vs. Chicago Cubs (61-52, first in the AL Central)
Chicago; Wednesday, 2 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Homer Bailey (9-7, 5.21...
CHICAGO (AP) — A night after their late rally fell just short, the Oakland Athletics started quickly and took their frustration out on Jon Lester.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mike Fiers isn't the least bit surprised by his eight-game winning streak. He's also not that impressed.
"When I'm the aggressor and I'm throwing all my pitches and...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have activated outfielder Stephen Piscotty from the injured list and claimed catcher Dustin Garneau off waivers from the Los Angeles...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Brett Anderson might have been the only player in the home dugout who got tired of watching Oakland hit home runs in its 10-run sixth inning.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty will be out until at least next week after he had a melanoma removed from his right ear.
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...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Justin Verlander could hardly fathom his name being mentioned in the same breath as Cy Young.
"Pretty cool, man," the Astros ace right-hander said.
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...
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...
DETROIT (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are closing in on a 16th straight win over Detroit — but they'll have to wait 3½ months before trying to finish it off.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With a no-hitter followed by an extra-inning walkoff win, the Oakland Athletics have quickly put their worst road trip in eight years behind them.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With an impressive diving catch and the first game-ending hit of his career, Chad Pinder is making a strong case for more playing time.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas didn't have much success trying to pump his fastball past Texas' hitters early and spent most of the game working through...
Texas Rangers (12-9, third in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (12-13, fourth in the AL West)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics found their winning formula again: Grab an early lead, the starters keep them in the game, and then allow the deep bullpen to handle the rest.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays starter Matt Shoemaker had to be helped off the field after injuring his left knee during a rundown in the third inning Saturday against the Oakland...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Back stateside and back on their home field, the Oakland Athletics starters have found quite a groove.
As in three straight scoreless outings of six innings. Brett...
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...
TOKYO (AP) — Jay Bruce of the Seattle Mariners has gotten the first hit of the 2019 Major League Baseball season and Oakland's Stephen Piscotty has connected for the first home run.
2018: 97-65, second place, lost to Yankees in AL wild-card game.
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) — 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 will take a look at Robbie Grossman as a potential leadoff man when they open spring play.
The Athletics host the Seattle Mariners on Thursday as the...
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).
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Piscotty's alert baserunning helped the Oakland Athletics inch closer to their first playoff berth in four years.
Piscotty doubled leading off the ninth inning and scored the winning run on Trevor Hildenberger's bases-loaded wild pitch with two outs. The A's cut their magic number to clinch a spot in the postseason to one with their second straight walk-off win over the Minnesota Twins, 3-2 on Saturday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With a postseason berth within their sights, the Oakland Athletics are leaving nothing to chance.
Marcus Semien had three hits and a career-high five RBIs, Stephen Piscotty homered and drove in four runs and the Oakland Athletics hammered the Los Angeles Angels 21-3 on Thursday.
The Athletics reduced their magic number for clinching a playoff berth to five. Since June 15, Oakland is a major league-best 58-25.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have rarely endured even short losing streaks this season.
They're unfazed. These A's just keep swinging for the fences — and, they hope, right into the playoffs.
Stephen Piscotty hit a three-run homer and matched his career high with five RBIs, and Oakland beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-0 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game skid.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Piscotty thought he had Andrelton Simmons' fly ball lined up in the sixth inning before a woman reached her glove over the right-field wall and cost him a potential catch in foul territory.
Simmons hit a two-run single moments later, Kaleb Cowart launched a go-ahead grand slam and the Los Angeles Angels scored six times in the sixth to rally past the Oakland Athletics 9-7 on Tuesday night.
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.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With a dominant 15-man bullpen, the Oakland Athletics don't need much from their starters these days.
That's been story of the hottest team in baseball. On Sunday, they overcame a stinker.
Stephen Piscotty homered and Oakland rallied from an early three-run deficit to beat the Texas Rangers 7-3, the Athletics' fourth straight win and sixth in seven games.
Trevor Cahill gave up three runs, two hits and six walks in 2 2/3 innings in his shortest start of the season.
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.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With the September stretch run under way, the Oakland Athletics want to leave nothing to chance when it comes to their playoff hopes.
Splitting a four-game series and staying well ahead of the Seattle Mariners mattered so much with both clubs in contention.
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.
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) — 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.
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.
DENVER (AP) — The Oakland A's came to Denver on a roll. They are leaving the Mile High City reeling after playing the hottest team in the NL.
German Marquez continued Colorado's strong starting pitching, Tom Murphy homered and the Rockies beat the A's 3-2 on Sunday to sweep the interleague series.
Oakland had played its way into the playoff picture with a 27-7 record since June 16 before losing all three against Colorado.