| Apr 25, 2015
OAKLAND, Calif. The Houston Astros hung on for a 5-4 win over the A's in a wild game Friday night that saw a pair of dormant offenses come alive in extra innings.
After nine scoreless innings, the Astros broke through in the 10th inning on a two-out,...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 5:20 AM
Nothing sucks the soul out of a baseball team or I should say, a fan base quicker than a ninth-inning closer meltdown.
Except two of them, I guess.
But nothing ruins the natural rhythm and pace of a baseball season more than knee-jerk overreaction. If...
| Apr 11, 2015
American LeagueCentral Division
White Sox: Ouch. One of the best winters for any team leads into one of the worst starts in toughest division.
Indians: Starters living up to the hype, making Sports Illustrated's choice as World Series champs almost...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 9:54 AM
Bob Melvin did his best to keep Sonny Gray from becoming chatty between innings of his no-hit bid. The pitcher kept wanting to discuss his walk-up music and get the manager's approval.
"I'm not very superstitious," Gray said.
The right-hander didn't...
| Apr 7, 2015
OAKLAND, Calif. Sonny Gray's domination of the Texas Rangers carried over from 2014 on Monday as he took a no-hitter into the eighth inning in an 8-0 opening night win for the Oakland Athletics.
In bidding to become the first pitcher in 75 years to throw...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
On a July afternoon five years ago, the possibility of Mike Trout became quite apparent to the Angels manager.
Before Trout's $144.5-million contract, before the custom Nike cleats bearing the colors of a rainbow trout that he wore in the All-Star...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:52 PM
Mike Trout is batting .290 entering the final weekend of the regular season, well off the .323 he hit last season and .326 average as a rookie in 2012.
The Angels center fielder leads the American League with 181 strikeouts, far more than the 139 and...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:24 PM
— As bad as things got for the Oakland Athletics in August and early September, and they were historically bad for a while, the A's are still in a decent position for a team on the verge of one of baseball's greatest collapses.
| Oct 1, 2014
By David Smale, The Sports Xchange
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez's single down the left field line capped a two-run, 12th-inning rally, and the Kansas City Royals stunned the Oakland Athletics 9-8 Tuesday in the American League wild-card game....
| Sep 21, 2014
| 7:34 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. — When Oakland A's third baseman Josh Donaldson came to the plate with one out and a runner on first base in the bottom of the 10th inning Sunday of a 6-6 game against Philadelphia, he relished the moment.
After all, Donaldson...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Derek Jeter will be in the spotlight for perhaps the final time when he starts at shortstop for the American League in the All-Star Game.
The New York Yankees captain, who is retiring following the season, heads the AL squad for the July 17 game in...