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A’s set sights on division after another wild-card loss

Oct. 3, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Manager Bob Melvin knows the Oakland Athletics might need to find a way to win the AL West to guarantee themselves a long playoff series. Pulling past the powerful Astros is the next aim for the A’s, daunting as it might be. Two straight AL wild-card losses following 97-win...

Low-budget Rays, A's meet in AL wild card game at Oakland

Oct. 1, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin has been counting on his young Oakland Athletics to build on last season's playoff return that ended in a lopsided wild-card loss at Yankee Stadium. Gain some experience under pressure. Get a little feel for October baseball. Understand how much has to go right to win on...

Seager homers as Mariners close out with 3-1 win over A's

Sep. 29, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Tanner Roark seemed to describe perfectly the approach of the playoff-bound Oakland Athletics on the final day of the regular season. "I don't know. It was a 12 o'clock game, last game of the season, we've already clinched a wild-card spot, so I'm sure you guys can imagine where our minds...

A's clinch wild card spot, tied with Rays after loss to M's

Sep. 28, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Even in the aftermath of a loss that could end up costing them in the race to host the AL wild-card game, the party raged on in the Oakland Athletics clubhouse. Why not? For the second straight year, the A's have found their way into the postseason. "It feels amazing. It feels like this is...

Hernández says farewell, playoff-chasing A's top Mariners

Sep. 27, 2019 1:57 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — When the time finally arrived for Félix Hernández to say goodbye to Seattle and all the history of 15 seasons with one franchise, his manager had a message as he walked off the mound. "You will always be the king in this town," Scott Servais said to Hernandez as he took the ball....

Chapman HR in 9th, A's help wild-card hopes, top Angels 3-2

Sep. 26, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The pressure had been building all night for the Oakland Athletics. They knew Tampa Bay had won to pull even in the wild-card race, and had responded by stranding runner after runner. But one swing of the bat by Matt Chapman was all the A's needed to release that stress and secure a...

Fiers, A's rout Rangers 8-0, maintain 2-game wild card lead

Sep. 21, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mike Fiers wants to show he can confidently take the ball in a wild-card game and pitch the Oakland Athletics into the AL Division Series. Fiers struck out five and didn't walk a batter over eight dominant innings to win for the first time in four starts. The Oakland Athletics beat...

Four home runs carry Athletics to 8-6 win over Rangers

Sep. 15, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Oakland Athletics maintained their half-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the race for the American League's first wild card on Saturday night despite losing their No. 1 starter in the second inning thanks to what manager Bob Melvin called their "relentless offense." Mark...

A's beat Tigers 7-3 in game resumed nearly 4 months later

Sep. 7, 2019 2:21 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Even the managers were perplexed by all the quirky details of a game that began nearly four months ago and finished in a different ballpark way out West. Chad Pinder homered, Mike Fiers earned his fourth victory or his 14th, however you want to look at it, and the Oakland Athletics...

Red Sox beat Yankees 6-1 as 7 pitchers combine for 3-hitter

Sep. 7, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mitch Moreland hit a three-run homer and seven pitchers combined on a three-hitter to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night. Xander Bogaerts added a two-run double and Moreland two singles for the Red Sox, who won for the 13th time in 19 games. The...