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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. ...

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...

A's rally against Seattle's bullpen, roll to 12-6 victory

Jun. 02, 2021 02:23 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Matt Olson hit his 14th homer of the season in the second inning and added a key two-run single as part of Oakland’s big seventh inning, to help the Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 12-6 on Tuesday night. Olson’s opposite-field homer in the second...

Mariners rally past A's in 10th, improve to 5-0 in extras

May. 31, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Ty France hit a tying single and scored on Tom Murphy's sacrifice fly in the 10th inning as the Seattle Mariners rallied past the Oakland Athletics 6-5 Monday for their fifth straight win. The Mariners have won seven of eight and improved to 5-0 in extra...

Walsh homers, Angels bullpen shines in 4-2 win over A's

May. 30, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jared Walsh’s 12th homer sparked a four-run second inning, four relievers combined for six scoreless innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Sunday. David Fletcher doubled twice and had two RBIs. Taylor Ward added...