OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have long been a stellar second-half team. In a shortened season, they have dominated since Day 1.
A look at what’s happening around the majors today:
CLEVINGER’S NEW DIGS
Mike Clevinger (1-2, 3.14) will make his home debut for the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night against the...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Fernando Tatís Jr. matched Angels slugger Mike Trout for the majors' home run lead with his 15th, a two-run drive in the seventh inning of the San Diego Padres'...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Manager Bob Melvin figured the slugging Athletics might need a few games to regain their offensive swagger following an unplanned layoff this past week.
A look at what's happening around the majors on Friday:
A’S IN ACTION
The AL West-leading Athletics play for the first time since last Saturday, when they were swept in a doubleheader...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics right-hander Daniel Mengden has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantined at home in Houston, where he received the result that forced Oakland and...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sam Hilliard homered for the first time this season, Antonio Senzatela pitched out of an early jam on his way to a rare road win, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Oakland...
Colorado Rockies (2-1, second in the NL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (3-1, second in the NL West)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oakland Athletics left-hander A.J. Puk received an injection in his troublesome pitching shoulder and is likely to be sidelined for at least two weeks.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics left-hander A.J. Puk was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with a strained shoulder and traveled to Los Angeles to be examined by Dr. Neal...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics right-hander Daniel Mengden underwent surgery on his pitching elbow on Monday.
The A's said Mengden had arthroscopic surgery to shave a small spur...
Oakland Athletics (81-58, second in the AL West) vs. Detroit Tigers (41-97, fifth in the AL Central)
Detroit; Friday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Mike Fiers (3-3, 5.12...
Milwaukee Brewers (57-52, third in the NL Central) vs. Oakland Athletics (61-48, second in the NL West)
Texas Rangers (53-51, fourth in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (58-47, second in the AL West)
Texas Rangers (52-51, fourth in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (58-46, second in the AL West)
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...
Oakland Athletics (57-42, second in the AL West) vs. Minnesota Twins (59-38, first in the AL Central)
Seattle Mariners (39-59, fifth in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (54-41, second in the AL West)
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.
Seattle Mariners (39-58, fifth in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (53-41, second in the AL West)
Oakland Athletics (49-41, second in the AL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (39-54, fifth in the AL West)
Seattle; Sunday, 4 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Daniel Mengden (3-1, 4.67...
Minnesota Twins (53-31, first in the AL Central) vs. Oakland Athletics (47-39, second in the AL West)
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Kyle Gibson (8-4, 4.21 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 88 strikeouts)...
Minnesota Twins (53-30, first in the AL Central) vs. Oakland Athletics (46-39, third in the AL West)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Oakland Athletics knew they had a big hole to fill in their starting rotation when they lost ace Frankie Montas to a long suspension. For one night, Daniel Mengden slipped...
Oakland Athletics (42-38, third in the AL West) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (40-38, third in the AL Central)
Oakland Athletics (30-30, third in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (29-32, fourth in the AL West)
Los Angeles Angels (25-29, fourth in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (29-26, second in the AL West)
Seattle Mariners (23-29, fifth in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (25-25, third in the AL West)
Oakland Athletics (22-25, third in the AL West) vs. Detroit Tigers (18-26, fourth in the AL Central)
Detroit; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Mike Fiers (3-3, 5.12...
DETROIT (AP) — Once he made it through the first inning, it was smooth sailing for Daniel Mengden.
Mengden pitched seven impressive innings and Nick Hundley and Chad Pinder homered to lift...
Oakland Athletics (21-25, fifth in the AL West) vs. Detroit Tigers (18-25, fourth in the AL Central)
Detroit; Saturday, 4 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Daniel Mengden (0-1,...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With an opportunity at a second consecutive shutout, Athletics manager Bob Melvin had no problem sending Daniel Mengden out for the ninth inning.
Three batters later Mengden was in the dugout, his scoreless streak over but a much-needed win for the A's all but wrapped up.
Mengden allowed three runs over eight innings and Oakland beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Thursday to avoid a four-game sweep.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Mengden and catcher Bruce Maxwell had a plan, and it worked out quite well.
Mengden pitched a two-hitter for his second career shutout, and the Oakland Athletics beat the slumping Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0 on Saturday.
"We were going to attack them early with the heater and then throw backwards as the game goes along," Mengden said, "and we just got a lot of weak contact and we kept going from there."
TORONTO (AP) — Daniel Mengden helped the surging Athletics finish off a sweep and gave Oakland's beleaguered bullpen a much-needed break.
Mengden allowed two hits over seven shutout innings to win his second straight start, a 9-2 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday that completed a four-game sweep.
Marcus Semien hit a two-run home run and had three RBIs, and Matt Chapman had three hits and a walk as Oakland swept a four-game road series for the first time since September 2016 at Kansas City.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin is stressing the need for the Oakland Athletics to score earlier in games, and they did just that against the Orioles.
Then, the offense had to provide a boost again late when the bullpen faltered.
Jed Lowrie hit a tiebreaking two-out single in the sixth, Khris Davis launched a three-run homer in the first and the A's beat Baltimore 6-4 on Friday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers got a lot of longball help, not that he needed much.
McCullers threw seven sharp innings, Jose Altuve had four hits and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 11-0 Saturday night.
Altuve hit a towering home run that left the ballpark and doubled. It was Altuve's 26th career four-hit game, tying Jeff Bagwell for second most in franchise history, eight behind Craig Biggio.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After more than two years of trying, Oakland pitcher Daniel Mengden finally got his first career win at the Coliseum.
The Athletics also have a first this season — back-to-back victories.
Mengden carried a shutout into the ninth inning in his best start of the season and the A's beat the Chicago White Sox 8-1 before another sparse crowd at the Coliseum on Monday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Daniel Mengden and the Oakland Athletics got a boost going into the offseason after another last-place finish.
Mengden, the young right-hander plagued by injuries this season, struck out eight over seven scoreless innings and the A's ended the season with their 17th win in 24 games, a 5-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics right-hander Daniel Mengden had right foot surgery Wednesday in Houston after breaking a bone during a bullpen session at home Jan. 31.
He is expected to wear a walking boot for six weeks and a return date is not known.
The team said Wednesday he fractured the medial tibial sesamoid bone, and the surgery was performed by Dr. Kevin Varner. Mengden had been set to compete for the club's fifth starter spot in spring training beginning next week in Mesa, Arizona.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Mengden threw the pitch exactly where he wanted. Where it wound up — not what the Oakland rookie wanted.
Evan Gattis homered twice, catcher Jason Castro threw out a runner to end the game and the contending Houston Astros beat the Athletics 6-5 Wednesday to finish off a sweep.
The Astros began the day two games behind Baltimore for the second AL wild-card spot.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An outcome that for months has been a foregone conclusion is official.
Hisashi Iwakuma pitched into the seventh inning to match his career high with 15 wins, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Friday night.
The loss officially eliminates the A's from the AL West race.
Their Game 140 exit from the division race ties the 1997 team's for the third-earliest in franchise history.