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FILE - In this July 20, 2020 file photo, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg delivers a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during an exhibition baseball game in Baltimore.  Strasburg has been scratched from what was supposed to be his first start of the season for the Washington Nationals because of a nerve issue with his right hand. Nationals manager Dave Martinez announced the news about four hours before the scheduled first pitch against the visiting New York Yankees on Saturday, July 25.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

LEADING OFF: WS MVP Strasburg makes '20 debut, A's streaking

Aug. 9, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: STRASBURG SET World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his season debut for Washington after being sidelined by a nerve problem in his pitching hand. The right-hander is ready to start at Nationals Park against Baltimore. Strasburg missed what...

Oakland Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas works against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Semien delivers again vs Astros; A's win 8th in row

Aug. 8, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Fresh off a game-finishing hit, Marcus Semien gave the Oakland Athletics a fast start. Semien homered in the first after hitting a walkoff single to end a 13-inning win 15 hours earlier, and the A's beat the Houston Astros 3-1 on Saturday for their eighth straight victory. “A...

Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke socially distances himself beside cardboard cutout fans in the stands of the Oakland Coliseum in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

A's hold off Astros in 13th inning for seventh straight win

Aug. 8, 2020 1:51 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics insist it's harder than it looks to score when an automatic runner gets to start on second base. It took them a while Friday night to finally do it, too. Marcus Semien singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 13th in a game that matched the longest this...

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020, file photo, Ryan Christenson, of the Oakland Athletics baseball team, poses for a photo in Mesa, Ariz. Major League Baseball has been in touch with the Athletics about  bench coach Christenson making a gesture that appeared to be a Nazi salute following a win over the Texas Rangers. There has been no discipline announced against Christenson. He has apologized for raising his arm during a postgame celebration Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. The team is giving him the benefit of the doubt that he intended no harm. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

A's players, staff support coach after gesture, no penalty

Aug. 7, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Major League Baseball has been in touch with the Oakland Athletics about their bench coach making a gesture that appeared to be a Nazi salute following a win over the Texas Rangers. No discipline has been announced against coach Ryan Christenson, who has apologized for the gesture....

A's coach apologizes for apparent Nazi salute

Aug. 7, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson has apologized for raising his arm during a postgame celebration in what looked like a Nazi salute. Christenson made the gesture while greeting closer Liam Hendriks following the A's 6-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday. Hendriks...

Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers works against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Olson homers, Fiers gets 1st win as A's sweep Rangers

Aug. 6, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are on a roll with the rival Houston Astros coming to town at last. Matt Olson homered to back Mike Fiers' first win of the season and the A's beat the Texas Rangers 6-4 on Thursday for their sixth straight victory and a series sweep. Khris Davis added a two-run...

Oakland Athletics' Austin Allen, left, celebrates with Tony Kemp after hitting a two run home run off Texas Rangers' Ian Gibaut in the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

A's top Rangers 6-4, win 5th straight behind Olson's 2 HRs

Aug. 6, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Olson homered twice, Ramon Laureano also went deep and the surging Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Texas Rangers 6-4 on Wednesday night. Austin Allen hit his first career homer, a go-ahead, two-run drive in the seventh inning, as the A’s stunned the Rangers late for...

Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty celebrates with teammates after a game-ending grand slam against the Texas Rangers during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The A's won 5-1. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Piscotty hits A's 2nd walkoff slam this year, beats Rangers

Aug. 5, 2020 12:46 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Walkoff grand slams are becoming such old hat for the Oakland Athletics this season that they have learned to celebrate in a more socially distant manner. Stephen Piscotty hit Oakland’s second game-ending slam of the year and the A's beat the Texas Rangers 5-1 Tuesday night...

Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha, left, greets Stephen Piscotty (25) after Canha scored during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

A's use big 5th inning to cruise past Mariners 11-1

Aug. 4, 2020 12:53 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Ramón Laureano and Chad Pinder had two-run singles during Oakland’s big fifth inning, and the Athletics thumped the Seattle Mariners 11-1 on Monday night. Oakland scored eight times in the fifth inning, with all the runs coming with two outs. The A’s gave starter Frankie...

Oakland Athletics' Ramon Laureano hits a three run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Laureano, Bassitt lead Athletics past Mariners 3-2

Aug. 2, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Ramon Laureano broke out of a slump with a three-run homer, Chris Bassitt became the first Oakland starter to earn a victory this season and the Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Sunday. Laureano’s two-out home run snapped a string of 23 1/3 innings by Mariners starters...