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Olson, Canha hit back-to-back HRs to lead A's past Yanks 6-2

Aug. 21, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics wasted little time responding to an early blow from the New York Yankees. Matt Olson and Mark Canha hit back-to-back homers in the first inning to lead the A's over the New York Yankees 6-2 on Tuesday night for their fifth win in six games. "I feel like we've...

Greinke gets 200th win, pitches Astros past A's 4-1

Aug. 18, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After earning his 200th win, Zack Greinke hopes he's on his way to even bigger achievements with the Houston Astros this season. Greinke reached the milestone with seven smooth innings Sunday, pitching the first-place Astros past the Oakland Athletics 4-1 to avoid a four-game sweep....

Chapman, Canha back Bassitt in A's 8-4 win over Astros

Aug. 17, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

OAKLAND,Calif. (AP) — Chris Bassitt believes the Oakland Athletics' struggles against the Houston Astros are due in part to the perception that the 2017 World Series championship are unbeatable. He helped pierce that aura of invincibility on Saturday. Matt Chapman doubled among his three hits and Mark...

A's edge Astros 3-2 in 13 to inch closer in playoff chase

Aug. 17, 2019 3:31 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have been pretty good this season when hitting home runs, and added to their total with a pair of solo shots off Houston ace Justin Verlander. Manager Bob Melvin's team showed it can be pretty effective playing small ball, too. Robbie Grossman singled home the...

A's hold off Houston 7-6 in a home run derby with 10 homers

Aug. 16, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin walked in after the game and had a little fun, "Coors Field tonight, huh?" Oakland's manager joked. It sure felt like it the way balls were flying out. Matt Chapman hit two home runs for the second straight day, connecting for the tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning to...

Chapman homers twice, Bailey strong as A's hold off Giants

Aug. 14, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Chapman's first home run set up what looked like a lopsided win. His second provided the Athletics with some breathing room that they unexpectedly needed. Chapman's drive in the ninth inning followed a late collapse by Oakland's bullpen, and the A's held on to beat the San...

Sanchez, Yankees beat Orioles for 16th straight time, 6-5

Aug. 14, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees' season-long dominance of the Baltimore Orioles ended with Gary Sanchez and Gleyber Torres being linked to Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth. And while Sanchez was modest in his thoughts about the achievement, other Yankees did not hesitate to express their amazement. Sanchez's...

Bumgarner pitches Giants past Athletics in Bay Bridge Series

Aug. 14, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As he often does, Madison Bumgarner helped the Giants win with his big left arm and his bat. MadBum just put down a perfect bunt this time instead of swinging for the fences. "Whenever it's a situation like that, no doubt, yeah," he said. Bumgarner struck out nine over seven innings...

LEADING OFF: Astros' aces start double dip; Scherzer on mend

Aug. 13, 2019 2:47 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ONE-TWO PUNCH Houston goes into a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox with two of the pitchers the Astros hope will carry them deep into October. In the opener, Zack Greinke will make his second start for AL West-leading Houston since he was acquired from...

Giants score 3 in eighth inning, rally past Phillies 9-6

Aug. 12, 2019 1:38 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Will Smith's resume as a pitcher has grown substantially this season, with 28 saves and an All-Star appearance. It turns out the Giants' closer is pretty good with a bat, too. Kevin Pillar hit a tiebreaking triple that scored Evan Longoria with two out in the bottom of the eighth...