Each time the A's seem to hit rock bottom, they find ways to sink further
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When Oakland dropped its fourth straight game to the Angels on August 31 to cede control of the American League West race to its biggest rival, the A's surely believed their once-promising season had reached rock bottom. Little did they know at the time…Upvote Share Tweet
Sliding A's tumble out of top wild-card spotESPN.com 3 hours agoSonny Gray and the Oakland Athletics kept sliding, falling out of the top AL wild-card spot with a 7-2 loss to Texas on Thursday that gave the Rangers a three-game sweep.Upvote Share Tweet
Loss to Rangers drops A's to second Wild Card spotMLB.com 3 hours agoThe A's couldn't turn it around in Thursday's series finale at O.co Coliseum, losing, 7-2, and enduring a three-game sweep at the hands of last-place Texas. They handed the Royals a half-game lead for the top American League Wild Card spot.Upvote Share Tweet
Rangers ride huge first inning to sweep over A'sMLB.com 3 hours agoTexas scored four in the first to help complete a three-game sweep with a 7-2 victory over the A's on Thursday afternoon at O.co Coliseum. Jake Smolinski went 4-for-5 with an RBI.Upvote Share Tweet
A's moving Triple-A club to NashvilleMLB.com 10 hours agoThe A's are headed to the capital of country music, announcing a four-year player-development deal with Triple-A Nashville of the Pacific Coast League on Thursday.Upvote Share TweetAfter a four-year playoff drought, the Angels reclaimed the title they held for the majority of the 2000s on Wednesday night, first by beating the Mariners, 5-0, and then by watching as the A's lose to the Rangers, 6-1, in Oakland.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com 18 hours agoAnother day, another division. The Angels beat the Mariners on Wednesday night, the A's lost in excruciating late fashion to Texas, and Mike Scioscia's team was officially able to put a bow on its long-expected AL West title, joining the Nationals (NL E…Upvote Share Tweet
A's unravel after Samardzija's stellar effortMLB.com 18 hours agoAfter Jeff Samardzija's eight shutout frames, Sean Doolittle allowed five runs in the ninth as the A's fell, 6-1, to the Rangers. In the process, the Angels clinched the AL West crown and the A's fell into a tie with the Royals for the AL Wild Card lead…Upvote Share Tweet
Plate umpire replaced after foul ball hits face maskMLB.com 20 hours agoWednesday night's game between the A's and Rangers was delayed for nearly 10 minutes between the fifth and sixth innings as Mark Ripperger replaced Kerwin Danley as the plate umpire.Upvote Share Tweet
Athletics Out of Top Wild-Card Spot, Texas Sweepsnytimes.com 20 hours agoSonny Gray and the Oakland Athletics kept sliding, falling out of the top AL wild-card spot with a 7-2 loss to Texas on Thursday that gave the Rangers a three-game sweep.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Sep 16 (3 days ago)Dodgers outfielders Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig got into a verbal altercation in the dugout during an 11-3 win over Colorado on Monday night, a disagreement caught by the Rockies' TV cameras.Upvote Share Tweet
On Baseball: Clarity Emerging as Playoff Races Wind Downnytimes.com Sep 15 (3 days ago)The postseason picture got less fuzzy this weekend with three teams on the verge of claiming division titles and some jockeying among the wild-card hopefuls.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 15 (3 days ago)Lest you thought the Hunter Pence Signs joke was something that died after mid August — you know, like the Oakland Athletics' chances of winning the AL West, zing! — the bleacher meme has inspired a new parody rap video. We like parody rap videos and th…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Sep 15 (4 days ago)Wilson Ramos hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Nationals won a ninth straight game started by Jordan Zimmermann.Upvote Share TweetThe A's added Jon Lester at the July 31 Trade Deadline because he is a proven big-game pitcher, something that Oakland was missing. And he provided a perfect example of what he brings to the table in Sunday's 4-0 win in Seattle.Upvote Share Tweet
A's activate closer Doolittle from disabled listESPN.com Sep 14 (4 days ago)The Oakland Athletics have activated closer Sean Doolittle from the 15-day disabled list ahead of a key three-game series against Seattle.Upvote Share TweetJed Lowrie drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 10th inning to force in the tiebreaking run and lift the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.Upvote Share Tweet
A's hoping hard-fought win can build momentumMLB.com Sep 14 (5 days ago)No denying the baseball axiom about momentum being the next game's starting pitcher. The motion, however, has to get started before the momentum takes over. And the Oakland A's may well have found that starting point on Saturday night.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Sep 14 (5 days ago)In danger of letting go of their American League Wild Card spot Saturday, the A's not only survived a game started by Felix Hernandez but won it, courtesy of Jed Lowrie's bases-loaded walk against a wild Fernando Rodney in the 10th inning for a 3-2 vict…Upvote Share Tweet
Extra Bases: Oakland Stumbles Toward a Playoff Berthnytimes.com Sep 13 (5 days ago)The Athletics held the best record in baseball on July 31, but since then they have struggled to survive an unsettling late-summer slide.Upvote Share Tweet
Triple dose of power pulls Mariners into WC tieMLB.com Sep 13 (6 days ago)Pitching has carried the Mariners much of the way this season in their push for the playoffs, but Seattle went on the offensive with three home runs Friday night in a 4-2 victory over the free-falling A's. The series-opening win puts the Mariners in a t…Upvote Share TweetRobinson Cano, Kendrys Morales and Logan Morrison homered, and the Seattle Mariners beat Oakland 4-2 on Friday night to pull within a half-game of the Athletics for the top spot in the AL wild-card chase.Upvote Share Tweet
Doolittle's return from DL bolsters bullpenMLB.com Sep 12 (6 days ago)The A's have been on the wrong end of several one-run games this month, all of them without closer Sean Doolittle. So his return to the bullpen Friday for the start of a crucial three-game series in Seattle provided relief in more ways than one.Upvote Share Tweet
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