Latest Matt Chapman News

Marte's double in 9th lifts A's 2-1, stalls Astros

Sep. 26, 2021 01:58 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Starling Marte hit a game-ending double with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Oakland Athletics over the Houston Astros 2-1 on Saturday. The A’s are four games behind AL wild card co-leaders Boston and New York, with Seattle...

Seager, France HR, Mariners top A's, move up in playoff race

Sep. 23, 2021 01:36 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Seattle manager Scott Servais has said the Mariners might need a nice winning streak during the September stretch run to make a real postseason push. Kyle Seager hit his 35th home run for a career-best 100 RBIs, Ty France also connected and the...

Ohtani strkes out 10, A's beat Angels 3-2, stay in WC race

Sep. 19, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani struck out 10 but went winless in consecutive starts on the mound for the first time since June, and the Oakland Athletics rebounded from a bullpen meltdown to beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 in 10 innings Sunday. ...

A's keep pace in wild-card race with 5-4 win over Angels

Sep. 18, 2021 02:00 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics committed three errors in the first two innings, stranded 10 runners through the first six and didn’t have an extra-base hit all night at the Big A. The A's still manufactured enough ugly runs and got enough beautiful...

Royals' Perez ties Bench's HR mark with 45th in loss to A's

Sep. 16, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez tied Johnny Bench’s record for homers in a season by a catcher with his 45th, but Chad Pinder’s two-run single spurred a third-inning rally and the Oakland Athletics held off the Kansas City Royals 7-2 Thursday. Perez hit a...

A's hold off Royals 12-10 to keep pace in AL wild-card race

Sep. 16, 2021 00:37 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Matt Olson hit a two-run homer, Josh Harrison drove in three runs and Elvis Andrus had four hits as the Oakland Athletics held on through a nervy ninth inning to beat the Kansas City Royals 12-10 on Wednesday night. The A's ended a three-game...

Rangers hold off A's 4-3 to win series, dent Oakland's hopes

Sep. 12, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Isiah Kiner-Falefa had three hits and two RBIs, Taylor Hearn won his fourth straight start and the Texas Rangers put another dent in Oakland’s playoff hopes, beating the Athletics 4-3 on Sunday. Yohel Pozo singled twice and scored a run, and...

Rangers score five in 8th, come back to nip A's 8-6

Sep. 11, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jonah Heim hit a two-run home run with two outs in the eighth to cap a five-run rally, lifting the Texas Rangers past the Oakland Athletics, 8-6, on Saturday. Trailing 6-2 after being held down by starter Cole Irvin, the Rangers took advantage of...

Manaea fans 9, A’s beat White Sox 3-1

Sep. 09, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sean Manaea struck out nine in seven dominant innings, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 3-1 on Thursday. Manaea (9-9) allowed one run and five hits in his first win since July 28. The left-hander went 0-3 with an 8.00 ERA in...

Chapman homers, Montas shuts down White Sox as A's end skid

Sep. 09, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The consistency of Frankie Montas every fifth day has meant so much to the Oakland Athletics down the stretch. He pitched them back into the win column Wednesday night, and the defending AL West champions desperately needed it. ...