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Bassitt wins 7th straight, Olson 2 HRs, A's beat Royals 6-3

Jun. 13, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland's slugging Matts have a running joke how one is usually hot when the other's not. Lately, both are driving the ball — and they combined for three home runs Sunday. Matt Olson homered twice and Matt Olson also...

Olson, A's rough up Kowar as Athletics romp past Royals 11-2

Jun. 12, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Olson had four hits, including his 16th home run, and the Oakland Athletics roughed up Kansas City rookie Jackson Kowar in romping past the Royals 11-2 on Saturday. Matt Chapman also connected and drove in three runs. Skye Bolt added his...

Andrus hits walk-off single in 9th, A's edge Royals 4-3

Jun. 12, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Elvis Andrus hit a winning single in the ninth inning after making pair of fielding gaffes, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Friday night. With the score 3-all, Matt Chapman doubled over leaping third baseman Hanser...

Soler, Benintendi hit homers for Minor as Royals snap skid

Jun. 11, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mike Minor likes pitching in close games, and that's exactly what he faced dueling against Frankie Montas for much of his outing Thursday night until Kansas City's hitters delivered late. Manager Mike Matheny has stressed how the Royals must grind...

Manaea, A's hand D-backs 19th straight road loss, 4-0

Jun. 09, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sean Manaea pitched six innings of two-hit ball, and the Oakland Athletics handed Arizona its 19th straight road loss with a 4-0 victory over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. Mark Canha had two hits and two RBIs for Oakland, and Jed Lowrie finished...

Bassitt stymies D-backs, Arizona drops 18th in a row on road

Jun. 09, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — To get feeling right physically again, Chris Bassitt spent one of his recent days off icing his legs in a 45-degree Colorado river as teammate Cole Irvin went fishing. “I was basically sitting in an ice bath all day long,” Bassitt said. ...

Márquez, bullpen propel Rockies to 3-1 win over Athletics

Jun. 06, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Sometimes, Germán Márquez tends to work too fast. Other times, too slow. In this game, his tempo was just right. A more measured Márquez pitched six effective innings to help the Colorado Rockies avoid a three-game sweep with a 3-1...

Olson, Pinder homer, lead Irvin, A's over Rockies 6-3

Jun. 06, 2021 01:43 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Cole Irvin pitched six strong innings, Matt Olson and Chad Pinder backed him with home runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 Saturday night. Mark Canha added three hits, including an RBI single for the Athletics, who won for the...

Murphy, Canha lift A's over Rockies; Gray injures elbow

Jun. 05, 2021 01:53 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Sean Murphy and Mark Canha homered off Jon Gray before the Rockies right-hander left with elbow soreness, and the Oakland Athletics beat Colorado 9-5 Friday night. Murphy had three hits and three RBIs for Oakland, which has won seven of 10 road games and...

Manaea throws CG, Moreland homers as A's blank Mariners 6-0

Jun. 03, 2021 02:07 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Sean Manaea pitched a four-hitter with eight strikeouts for his second shutout this season, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 6-0 on Wednesday night. Mitch Moreland's two-run homer capped a five-run third inning, giving the A’s their...