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Murphy hits 2 HRs, Langeliers homers as A's roll past Texas

Aug. 18, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Sean Murphy had his second two-homer game and rookie Shea Langeliers hit his first major league home run in his second game with Oakland, leading the Athletics to a 7-2 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. Murphy pulled a solo home run to left...

Oakland A's release SS Andrus, bring up INF Neuse

Aug. 17, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Oakland Athletics released veteran shortstop Elvis Andrus on Wednesday. Andrus, who turns 34 on Aug. 26, hit .237 with eight homers and 30 RBIs in 106 games in his second season with the A's. He was acquired in a trade with Texas in February 2021. ...

Andrus homer, Langeliers double help A's past Rangers 5-1

Aug. 17, 2022 00:57 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shea Langeliers had no plans to give Elvis Andrus a hard time about overshadowing his big moment in front of the home folks. Both hits were special for Oakland's rookie and veteran. Langeliers doubled on the first pitch he saw in the big...

Athletics release Piscotty, call up top prospect Langeliers

Aug. 16, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics released veteran outfielder Stephen Piscotty on Tuesday and cleared way for top prospect Shea Langeliers to gain key experience down the stretch for the last-place team in the AL West. Langeliers, a 24-year-old catcher and left fielder...

Rangers win 3rd straight, top A's 2-1 after Woodward firing

Aug. 16, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marcus Semien homered, rookie Bubba Thompson had a tiebreaking RBI single and the Texas Rangers won a one-run game only hours after manager Chris Woodward was fired. With Tony Beasley managing his first big league game, after being named the interim manager...

Javier goes 6 strong, Bregman homers as Astros down A's 6-3

Aug. 14, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Cristian Javier threw six shutout innings, Alex Bregman hit a two-run homer and the Houston Astros swept the Oakland Athletics with a 6-3 win on Sunday. Bregman's 16th homer against Cole Irvin (6-10) was his second straight day with a two-run shot in the first. He...

McCullers goes 6 shutout innings in return, Astros down A's

Aug. 13, 2022 23:04 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers Jr. pitched six shutout innings in his season debut, Alex Bregman homered and Trey Mancini had three hits as the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 8-0 on Saturday night. McCullers, an All-Star in 2017, allowed two hits, struck out five and...

Tucker's slam highlights 6-run fifth inning, Astros beat A's

Aug. 13, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Kyle Tucker hit a grand slam in the fifth inning to rally the Houston Astros to a 7-5 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night. Houston trailed 2-0 before breaking loose for a six-run rally in the fifth. José Altuve doubled and scored on a single by Yuli...

Sierra RBI double in 12th, Angels beat A’s 5-4 for sweep

Aug. 10, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Magneuris Sierra hit an RBI single in the 10th inning, then doubled home the go-ahead run in the 12th that lifted the Los Angeles Angels over the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Wednesday for a three-game sweep. “It feels great,” Sierra said through a...

Giants bust out of slump, beat A's 7-3 for Rodon's 10th win

Aug. 06, 2022 23:33 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LaMonte Wade Jr. and J.D. Davis homered on consecutive pitches in the sixth inning, Joey Bart also connected, and the slumping San Francisco Giants beat the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Saturday. Carlos Rodón allowed one run over 5 1/3 innings for his...