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Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers works against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Olson homers, Fiers gets 1st win as A's sweep Rangers

Aug. 6, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are on a roll with the rival Houston Astros coming to town at last. Matt Olson homered to back Mike Fiers' first win of the season and the A's beat the Texas Rangers 6-4 on Thursday for their sixth straight victory and a series sweep. Khris Davis added a two-run...

Oakland Athletics' Austin Allen, left, celebrates with Tony Kemp after hitting a two run home run off Texas Rangers' Ian Gibaut in the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

A's top Rangers 6-4, win 5th straight behind Olson's 2 HRs

Aug. 6, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Olson homered twice, Ramon Laureano also went deep and the surging Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Texas Rangers 6-4 on Wednesday night. Austin Allen hit his first career homer, a go-ahead, two-run drive in the seventh inning, as the A’s stunned the Rangers late for...

Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty celebrates with teammates after a game-ending grand slam against the Texas Rangers during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The A's won 5-1. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Piscotty hits A's 2nd walkoff slam this year, beats Rangers

Aug. 5, 2020 12:46 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Walkoff grand slams are becoming such old hat for the Oakland Athletics this season that they have learned to celebrate in a more socially distant manner. Stephen Piscotty hit Oakland’s second game-ending slam of the year and the A's beat the Texas Rangers 5-1 Tuesday night...

Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha, left, greets Stephen Piscotty (25) after Canha scored during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

A's use big 5th inning to cruise past Mariners 11-1

Aug. 4, 2020 12:53 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Ramón Laureano and Chad Pinder had two-run singles during Oakland’s big fifth inning, and the Athletics thumped the Seattle Mariners 11-1 on Monday night. Oakland scored eight times in the fifth inning, with all the runs coming with two outs. The A’s gave starter Frankie...

Oakland Athletics' Ramon Laureano hits a three run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Laureano, Bassitt lead Athletics past Mariners 3-2

Aug. 2, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Ramon Laureano broke out of a slump with a three-run homer, Chris Bassitt became the first Oakland starter to earn a victory this season and the Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Sunday. Laureano’s two-out home run snapped a string of 23 1/3 innings by Mariners starters...

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi, right, greets manager Scott Servais while heading into the dugout after the top of the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Athletics use late rally for 3-2 victory over Mariners

Aug. 2, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Robbie Grossman lined an RBI double to score Tony Kemp in the top of the 10th inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied for a 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. Oakland snapped a three-game losing streak, escaping a major jam in the bottom of the ninth inning...

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Taijuan Walker throws against the Oakland Athletics during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 31, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Taijuan Walker overpowering as Mariners beat Athletics 5-3

Aug. 1, 2020 1:12 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — After seeing most of the last two seasons wiped out by Tommy John surgery, Taijuan Walker was more than ready to experience the feeling of a victory again. He did so after one of the more impressive outings in his entire career. “It was just fun going out there, going deep into the...

FILE - In this July 13, 1987, file photo, American League All-Star manager John McNamara, left, of the Boston Red Sox, chats with National League counterpart Davey Johnson, of the New York Mets, between workouts in preparation for the upcoming All-Star Game in in Oakland, Calif. McNamara, who managed several Major League Baseball teams during his career, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Tennessee. He was 88. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

John McNamara, manager of ill-fated '86 Red Sox, dies at 88

Jul. 29, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — John McNamara, who managed the Boston Red Sox to within one strike of a World Series victory in 1986 before an unprecedented collapse on the field extended the team's championship drought into the new millennium, has died. He was 88. McNamara died Tuesday at his home in Tennessee, his wife,...

Colorado Rockies celebrate after the 5-1 defeat of the Oakland Athletics at the end of a baseball game Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Rockies rely on strong bullpen again, sweep 2 from A's

Jul. 29, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — German Márquez struck out eight over six impressive innings to bounce back after losing on opening day at Texas, and the Colorado Rockies wrapped up a successful season-opening road trip by beating the Oakland Athletics 5-1 on Wednesday. Charlie Blackmon delivered an insurance...

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) looks for stray baseballs in the stands near cutouts of fans during practice at Angels Stadium on Friday, July 3, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Stray souvenirs: Without fans, MLB foul balls left lonely

Jul. 29, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mookie Betts made a running catch in foul territory and immediately spotted something just over the padded outfield wall at Dodger Stadium: a lonely, stray baseball. After signing a $365 million, 12-year contract, the new LA leadoff man wasn't above a little cleanup duty in his...