Latest Paul Blackburn News

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...

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...

Ohtani homers, wins to match Ruth as Angels top A's 5-1

Aug. 10, 2022 02:10 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Another home run, another pitching win, another spot in the history books. Just another night for Shohei Ohtani. The two-way sensation from Japan withstood another injury scare and pitched six scoreless innings to go with his team-leading 25th home run,...

Angels tie MLB record with 7 solo HRs but lose to Athletics

Aug. 04, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — In a season that has turned into a titanic struggle for the Los Angeles Angels, they suffered another pain-staking defeat Thursday. The Halos tied a major league record with seven solo home runs, including two by Shohei Ohtani, but still lost to the Oakland...

Murphy's 3 RBIs off Shohei Ohtani lead A's past Angels, 3-1

Aug. 04, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani couldn't connect at the plate, going 0 for 3 while twice leaving runners in scoring position. Although Ohtani was solid on the mound, he couldn't retire Sean Murphy in two key situations. Ohtani sometimes has to do it all by himself for the...

Sheets homers, doubles late to lift White Sox over A's 3-2

Jul. 30, 2022 23:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gavin Sheets hit a tying, two-run homer in the seventh inning and scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the ninth to lift the Chicago White Sox over the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Saturday night. Sheets lined a leadoff double against Zach Jackson (2-3) in the ninth...

Brown, Piscotty back Kapriellian as A's beat White Sox 7-3

Jul. 30, 2022 00:35 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Seth Brown hit two solo homers, Stephen Piscotty hit a three-run shot, and James Kapriellian pitched six strong innings as the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 7-3 on Friday night for their season-high fourth straight win. Elvis Andrus also homered for...

Rangers' Pérez outduels Blackburn, A's in All-Star matchup

Jul. 24, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Martín Pérez allowed four hits over seven strong innings to extend his dominant undefeated streak and beat fellow All-Star Paul Blackburn, leading the Texas Rangers to an 11-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Pérez (8-2) had six strikeouts and...

A's benefit from Rangers' defense, win 3-1 for 3rd straight

Jul. 24, 2022 01:22 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Vimael Machin scored on first baseman Nathaniel Lowe’s fielding error to snap a scoreless tie in the sixth inning, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Texas Rangers 3-1 on Saturday night. On a night when neither team did much offensively and both...

Jon Gray sharp through 7 innings, Rangers beat A's 5-2

Jul. 13, 2022 23:47 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jon Gray allowed only a fourth-inning infield single in seven shutout innings, Leody Taveras and Brad Miller hit two-run singles during a five-run first, and the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Wednesday night. Gray (6-4) struck out nine and...