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A's take lead on Upton's error, beat Ohtani and Angels 3-1

May. 29, 2021 01:33 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani's control wavered late, and the Oakland Athletics took full advantage. Jed Lowrie scored the tiebreaking run from second base in the seventh inning after left fielder Justin Upton bobbled Matt Chapman’s single, Bob Melvin tied the...

Bassitt pitches two-hitter, fans nine as A's beat Angels 5-0

May. 28, 2021 01:42 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Chris Bassitt was overcome by tears after pitching the first complete game of his career, releasing his emotions after all he has endured to become a dominant pitcher for the Oakland Athletics — appreciative of all of those who helped him reach this point. ...

Crawford's three hits power Mariners past Athletics 4-3

May. 26, 2021 01:24 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners made not one but two magnificent, game-saving catches. J.P. Crawford had three hits, Mariners center fielder Kyle Lewis ran down a deep flyball to save two possible runs and Seattle beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Tuesday...

Lewis homers, Mariners top A's 4-2 to end 6-game skid

May. 25, 2021 01:47 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Lewis homered and made a diving catch in center field, Yusei Kikuchi pitched six smooth innings before his back cramped up, and the Seattle Mariners ended a six-game losing streak by beating the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Monday night. Jarred...

Catch this: Laureano, Pinder do it all, A's top Angels 8-4

May. 22, 2021 01:56 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Oakland manager Bob Melvin loves it when Ramón Laureano and Chad Pinder produce at the plate, but he is even happier when they come through with key defensive plays. They both did that on Friday night as the Athletics rallied for an 8-4 victory...

Gurriel drives in 4 runs as Astros thump Athletics 8-1

May. 20, 2021 02:18 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Zack Greinke wanted to throw harder, and he surprised himself when the radar gun read 93 mph on a fastball in the first inning — and it sure felt great. “I was surprised, for sure,” he said. José Altuve homered on the...

A's hit four homers to back Montas, beat Twins 6-1

May. 15, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ramón Laureano hit the first of Oakland’s four homers and Frankie Montas pitched six effective innings, helping the Athletics beat the sliding Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Friday night. Sean Murphy and Stephen Piscotty each hit a two-run shot, and Mark...

Seth Brown delivers the big hits again, A's beat Rays 6-3

May. 08, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Seth Brown may sit again Sunday against a left-handed starter and await his chance to help off the bench if regular right fielder Stephen Piscotty returns to Oakland's lineup. Manager Bob Melvin hadn't made a decision yet. ...

Moreland's 2-run HR backs Irvin gem as A's top Blue Jays 4-1

May. 05, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Cole Irvin stepped into Oakland's rotation when experienced starter Mike Fiers went down, determined to prove he could more than handle such responsibility — Fiers has pitched a pair of no-hitters, after all. With another impressive outing in...

Laureano stays hot, homers again as A's top Blue Jays 5-4

May. 04, 2021 01:29 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ramon Laureano homered for the third consecutive day and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Monday night, spoiling Marcus Semien’s return to the Coliseum. Stephen Piscotty also went deep for Oakland. Jed Lowrie doubled twice...