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Intensity up as Dodgers, Padres start season series

Apr. 19, 2021 02:40 AM EDT

The Dodgers and Padres weren't about to pace themselves. The NL West rivals have 19 games scheduled against each other this season, and if the first three were any indication, that should be a treat. The Dodgers took two of three — and there was no shortage of...

A's rally to beat Tigers in ninth, win eighth straight

Apr. 18, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Olson scored from second base on a fielding error by Detroit third baseman Jeimer Candelario with two outs in the ninth inning, rallying the Oakland Athletics past the Tigers 3-2 on Sunday for their eighth straight win. Sean Murphy hit a...

LEADING OFF: Twins postponed at Angels because of virus

Apr. 17, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Sunday: ___ WAITING GAME The Minnesota Twins will see when they can next play after their COVID-19 problems wiped the rest of a series in Anaheim against the Angels. ...

Authorities probe suspicious fire that killed dad, daughter

Apr. 17, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine if a suspicious fire that killed a girl and her father early Saturday is connected to a fatal shooting in a grocery store a week ago, the Oakland Police Department said in a statement. Authorities have not...

A's slug, pitch past Tigers 7-0 for 7th straight win

Apr. 17, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Superstitious manager Bob Melvin ditched his in-game candy habit during Oakland's awful start. Now that things have drastically trended upward, Melvin is sticking with a couple of favorite, lucky pens and specific parking places for now. He...

Fires, damage at Oakland protest against police brutality

Apr. 17, 2021 07:40 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A protest that began peacefully in California ended with multiple fires set, several cars damaged and numerous windows shattered. The protest against police brutality in Oakland began calmly Friday night, news outlets reported. A subsequent march...

Montas leads A's to 6th straight win, 3-0 over Tigers

Apr. 17, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Frankie Montas allowed two hits in six sharp innings and the Oakland Athletics won their sixth straight game by beating the Detroit Tigers 3-0 on Friday night. After opening the season with six consecutive losses, the roller-coaster A's are back...

A's pound Tigers, back Manaea's 1st victory of season, 8-4

Apr. 16, 2021 02:10 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are scoring runs every which way again and they're back to playing their winning brand of baseball. Stephen Piscotty and Matt Olson homered to back Sean Manaea's first victory of the season, and the A's won their fifth...

Man fleeing police crashes, wedges Maserati under freeway

Apr. 13, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man fleeing the California Highway Patrol totaled his girlfriend's Maserati SUV after he careened up an embankment and slammed into the underside of an overpass, wedging the vehicle under a freeway in Oakland, authorities said Tuesday. “The...

US: California militia members tried to thwart killing probe

Apr. 09, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four members of a California militia group associated with the anti-government “boogaloo” movement were indicted Friday on charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice in connection with a scheme to destroy records related to last year’s killing in Oakland of a...