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Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers scuffle after Athletics' Ramon Laureano charged the dugout after being hit by a pitch thrown by Astros' Humberto Castellanos during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Astros, A's clear benches, empty seats; Oak wins 9th in row

Aug. 9, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros apparently were tired of playing nice. So following two quiet games at the Coliseum, true feelings seemed to come out and tempers flared Sunday, months after Houston’s sign-stealing scandal was brought to light by Oakland pitcher Mike...

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...

Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado, left, scores against Oakland Athletics catcher Austin Allen in the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Rockies keep rolling behind Hilliard, Senzatela to beat A's

Jul. 29, 2020 1:45 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sam Hilliard homered for the first time this season, Antonio Senzatela pitched out of an early jam on his way to a rare road win, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Oakland Athletics 8-3 Tuesday night. Charlie Blackmon had two hits, David Dahl drove in a pair of runs and Nolan Arenado...

Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson (28) wears a mask as Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, left, also wears one while taking a lead off first base during the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, July 27, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Canha homers as Athletics beat Angels 3-0 for winning series

Jul. 27, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha homered for the first time this season, Chris Bassitt escaped a big jam and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-0 on Monday as the teams concluded their season-opening wraparound series. Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons appeared to roll his left ankle...

Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani throws against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, July 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Sho No! Angels' Ohtani doesn't record out in return to mound

Jul. 26, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Back on the mound after nearly 23 months, Shohei Ohtani hardly felt comfortable. Rather rusty, in fact, the ball leaving his hand without the purpose and feel he is so accustomed to. The way things started, Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon couldn’t see the day getting any...

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Dylan Bundy throws against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, July 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Bundy makes impressive Angels debut, beating Athletics 4-1

Jul. 25, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dylan Bundy pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning in his Angels debut and Justin Upton homered to lead Los Angeles to a 4-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday. Bundy (1-0) allowed one run, three hits, no walks and hit one batter in 6 2/3 innings as part of an...

Oakland Athletics players celebrate after Matt Olson, center left, hit a grand slam home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the tenth inning a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

In 1st MLB game with new extra-inning rule, A's slam Angels

Jul. 25, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The first big league game with an automatic runner in extra innings was decided with a blast rather than a bunt. Marcus Semien began the bottom of the 10th on second base under the new, unpopular rule and scored on Matt Olson's grand slam, sending the Oakland Athletics over the Los...

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher A.J. Puk pitches to a Chicago Cubs batter during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

A's lefty prospect Puk gets injection in pitching shoulder

Jul. 21, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oakland Athletics left-hander A.J. Puk received an injection in his troublesome pitching shoulder and is likely to be sidelined for at least two weeks. The prized prospect, who had been set to pitch in the rotation, is dealing with inflammation in the strained shoulder that also...

FILE - In this July 5, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas fields a ball during a baseball workout at Marlins Park in Miami. Rojas talked Monday, July 20, 2020, about the ways this season will be different, with bench players sitting in the stands during games and no clubhouse meals afterward. Another change: Rojas believes the Marlins will be good. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Strasburg gets feel for pitching on the road in a pandemic

Jul. 21, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

With all the protocols in place, Stephen Strasburg got a good feel Monday night for what pitching on the road will entail this season during the coronavirus pandemic. Last year's World Series MVP threw five strong innings for Washington in a 4-2 exhibition win over the Baltimore Orioles. Nationals manager Dave...

Oakland Athletics' A.J. Puk runs a drill during spring training baseball practice, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

A's Puk goes on IL, Giants without Belt, Longoria to start

Jul. 20, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics left-hander A.J. Puk was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with a strained shoulder and traveled to Los Angeles to be examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Puk, a top prospect expected to be in the A's rotation once healthy, was also bothered by the issue during...