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No-hit bid fails, Padres settle for 3-2 win over Miami

Jul. 17, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Rookie right-hander Chris Paddack took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and two relievers got the final four outs to complete a three-hitter and help the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 Wednesday night. The Padres, who played their first game in 1969, are the only major league...

A's hit 6 home runs to back Bailey in 10-2 win over Mariners

Jul. 17, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After a mostly solid outing in his Oakland debut, Homer Bailey stood in front of his locker and grinned as a chorus boos from his new teammates broke out when a member of the media relations staffed turned down the volume on the postgame music blaring through the Athletics clubhouse....

Chapman homers, drives in 5 as A's beat Mariners 9-2

Jul. 17, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Chapman has no idea why his swing feels so good right now, but he's certainly getting the results to show for it. "I'm just going to call it dumb luck," he said. Chapman homered and drove in five runs, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Seattle Mariners 9-2 on Tuesday night...

A's turn 9th-inning throwing error into 3-2 win over Chisox

Jul. 14, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Chad Pinder liked his chances of getting to second base when a grounder by Ramón Laureano in the ninth inning took White Sox shortstop Jose Rondón deep in the hole. Once Rondón's throw sailed wide for an error, Pinder popped up and kept running. Pinder scored all the...

Royals trade right-hander Bailey to A's for prospect

Jul. 14, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals traded Homer Bailey to the Oakland Athletics for minor league infielder Kevin Merrell on Sunday after scratching the veteran right-hander about 45 minutes before his scheduled start of their series finale against Detroit. The 33-year-old Bailey has rebounded...

Barreto, A's score 7 in 1st inning, rout White Sox 13-2

Jul. 13, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Franklin Barreto picked on a familiar opponent, and that was plenty for the Oakland Athletics. Barreto hit a three-run homer to cap a seven-run first inning and the A's routed the Chicago White Sox 13-2 on Saturday. Five of Barreto's nine career home runs have come against the White...

Fiers wins seventh straight as A's top White Sox 5-1

Jul. 13, 2019 2:16 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mike Fiers stayed busy during the All-Star break and made three trips to the Coliseum to stay on his normal pitching routine. The payoff? A seventh consecutive win that inched the Athletics a little closer to first-place Houston in the AL West. Fiers pitched into the eighth inning...

Olson, A's extend home run streak, drop Mariners 7-4

Jul. 7, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Oakland manager Bob Melvin held new Home Run Derby participant Matt Chapman out of the lineup for a long-planned rest Sunday. It didn't matter for the surging Athletics. Matt Olson hit his second home run in two games to spur a 5-0 first inning in a 7-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on...

Brewers' Yelich (back) pulls out of HR Derby, A's Chapman in

Jul. 7, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers has pulled out of Monday's All-Star Home Run Derby with a back injury and will be replaced by Oakland Athletics slugger Matt Chapman. Major League Baseball announced Sunday that Yelich would sit out the derby. Yelich leads the...

Vogelbach, Seager go deep, Mariners beat Athletics 6-3

Jul. 7, 2019 2:03 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners ace Marco Gonzales has been streaky, except when it comes to the Oakland Athletics. Gonzales threw another gem against the A's in a 6-2 victory Saturday night for his 10th win of the season. Gonzales worked eight innings and improved to 3-0 against his American League-West...