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Oakland Athletics' Marcus Semien (10) celebrates after hitting a two-run home run that scored Sean Murphy (12) against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning of Game 2 of an American League wild-card baseball series Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

A's hold off Abreu, White Sox 5-3, force series to Game 3

Sep. 30, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland's long-reliable regulars Marcus Semien and Khris Davis powered a couple of home runs, Mark Canha made a game-saving catch against the wall and red-hot right-hander Chris Bassitt delivered the start of his life. Now, the slugging A's are right back in a familiar fall position:...

Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler, left, beats the tag by Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado to score on a Nelson Cruz's RBI double off Astros pitcher Zack Greinke in the third inning in Game 1 of an American League wild-card baseball series, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Curses! Postseason losses continue for long-suffering teams

Sep. 30, 2020 2:40 AM EDT

It was not a good start to the Major League Baseball postseason for those who don’t believe in curses. The Minnesota Twins and Oakland Athletics extended their string of postseason futility on Tuesday with losses in the openers of their respective best-of-three, wild-card series. If they don't win Game 2...

Chicago White Sox's Lucas Giolito, clockwise from top left, celebrates with James McCann, Jose Abreu, Alex Colome, Nick Madrigal and Yoan Moncada (10) after the White Sox defeated the Oakland Athletics in Game 1 of an American League wild-card baseball series Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Giolito dazzles, Abreu slugs White Sox past A's in opener

Sep. 29, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Lucas Giolito released a brief yell of delight and marched quickly back to the dugout, his work day going just brilliantly for the Chicago White Sox. Giolito simply dazzled in his postseason debut, stymieing the Oakland Athletics through six perfect innings and sending the White Sox...

Chicago White Sox's Lucas Giolito pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of Game 1 of an American League wild-card baseball series Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Chisox ace Giolito loses bid for perfect game in 7th vs A's

Sep. 29, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Chicago White Sox ace Lucas Giolito allowed a clean single up the middle to start the seventh inning, ending his bid for a perfect game against the Oakland Athletics in their playoff opener. Tommy La Stella hit a single to become the first runner for the A's on Tuesday. Giolito...

Oakland Athletics' Marcus Semien throws during a baseball workout in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. The Athletics are scheduled to play the Chicago White Sox in an American League wild-card playoff series starting Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

AL West champion Athletics finally get their playoff series

Sep. 29, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Semien and the Oakland Athletics earned themselves a full playoff series at last as division champions. For two years now, the A’s have stressed how they absolutely needed to win the AL West to increase their chances of a deep postseason run following consecutive...

Cutouts are placed at Oakland Coliseum as Chicago White Sox players practice during a baseball workout in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. The White Sox are scheduled to play the Oakland Athletics in an American League wild-card playoff series starting Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

A capsule look at the White Sox-Athletics playoff series

Sep. 29, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-three playoff series between the Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics in Oakland, California, beginning Tuesday: ___ CHICAGO WHITE SOX Record: 35-25. Playoff Entry: AL wild card. Playoff Seed: No. 7. Manager: Rick Renteria (fourth season). Projected Rotation: RHP Lucas Giolito...

Oakland Athletics' Tony Kemp slides home to score against the Seattle Mariners during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

A's beat Mariners 6-2, earn 2 seed and will face White Sox

Sep. 27, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha drove in four runs and the Oakland Athletics came back to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-2 on Sunday in their final tune-up before the postseason. Oakland’s victory, coupled with Minnesota’s loss to Cincinnati, gave the AL West champion A’s the No. 2 seed...

Oakland Athletics' Paul Blackburn (39) is removed during the third inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

J.P. Crawford delivers all day as Mariners sweep DH with A's

Sep. 26, 2020 10:06 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics sure would like to be swinging better in late September with the playoffs fast approaching. Robbie Grossman provided a pair of home runs in his first career multi-homer game for the AL West champions yet again the A's stumbled to a 12-3 loss in Game 2 as the...

Oakland Athletics' Robbie Grossman catches a ball hit by Seattle Mariners' Joseph Odom during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Canha homers in 10th inning, rallies A's past Mariners 3-1

Sep. 26, 2020 1:35 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha hit a two-out, two-run home run in the 10th inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 3-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. The Mariners had taken a 1-0 lead in the top of the 10th when pinch-runner Dee Strange-Gordon – playing in his 1,000th career...

Los Angeles Dodgers starter Walker Buehler winds up during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Buehler looks playoff ready, Dodgers beat A's 5-1

Sep. 25, 2020 1:11 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Walker Buehler proved he and his fickle right index finger are playoff ready, Corey Seager homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Oakland Athletics 5-1 on Thursday night to earn their major league-leading 40th victory of the shortened 60-game season. The Dodgers clinched home-field...