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Houston Astros' George Springer, left, celebrates with Carlos Correa after the Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics in Game 4 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Bang! Bang! Astros thump away vs Oakland, return to ALCS

Oct. 9, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three years after a sign-stealing scheme propelled the Astros to their first championship, Houston's star-studded lineup did little during the regular season to quiet criticism it could only hit when cheating. Back in the postseason, they're banging away as well as ever — no...

Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder, right, celebrates with manager Bob Melvin after the Athletics defeated the Houston Astros in Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Pinder's HR helps rally A's past Astros 9-7, trail ALDS 2-1

Oct. 8, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ramón Laureano sensed his teammates' energy dragging. They were down three runs with time running out to save their season. So the Oakland outfielder lit into them in the dugout during the sixth inning, getting so loud he was heard easily in mostly empty Dodger Stadium. And just in...

Houston Astros' Carlos Correa, left, and Houston Astros' George Springer, leap in celebration after they defeated the Minnesota Twins 3-1 in Game 2 to clinch the American League wild-card baseball series, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

A capsule look at the Astros-Athletics playoff series

Oct. 4, 2020 4:41 AM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-five playoff series between the Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics in Los Angeles beginning Monday: ___ Season Series: Athletics won 7-3. ___ HOUSTON ASTROS Record: 29-31. Playoff Entry: second place, AL West. Playoff Seed: No. 6. Manager: Dusty Baker (first season). Projected...

Oakland Athletics pitcher Liam Hendriks celebrates with catcher Sean Murphy after striking out Chicago White Sox's Nomar Mazara for the final out of Game 3 of an American League wild-card series, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. The A's won 6-4. (Jose Carlos Fajardo//Bay Area News Group via AP)

Pinder delivers timely hit, A's advance in playoffs at last

Oct. 1, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sure, most of these young Oakland Athletics might barely remember some of the gut-wrenching October losses over the past two decades. Two recent defeats were plenty fresh enough to motivate manager Bob Melvin’s slugging, happy-go-lucky A’s. Oakland finally ended 14...

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...

The Los Angeles Dodgers pose for a photo after the Dodgers clinched the NL West title with a 7-2 win over the Oakland Athletics in a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Dodgers clinch NL's top seed, West title with win over A's

Sep. 23, 2020 1:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wrapping up an NL West title has become routine for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but in a year in which no one was sure three months ago if there would be a baseball season, manager Dave Roberts wanted his team to still savor the moment. The Dodgers clinched the NL's top postseason seed and...

San Francisco Giants' Chadwick Tromp, right, hits a two-run home run in front of Oakland Athletics catcher Sean Murphy during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

After a pair of shutouts, Giants respond to rout A's 14-2

Sep. 20, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam, Chadwick Tromp and Darin Ruf added two-run homers, and the San Francisco Giants prevented the Oakland Athletics from clinching the AL West title at home with a 14-2 victory Sunday. The Giants earned their first win in six tries during this year's...

Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha (20) is congratulated by Stephen Piscotty after scoring against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Lamb homers, A's move closer to AL West title, beat Giants

Sep. 19, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics were more than fine waiting to celebrate a potential AL West title. They haven't won a division crown since 2013, so no rush from this happy-go-lucky group of sluggers. Jake Lamb hit a two-run homer once Oakland finally got to San Francisco's bullpen, and the...

Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien (10) makes the throw to first on a double play over Texas Rangers Leody Taveras (65) in the third inning during a baseball game in Arlington, Tex, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Strasen)

AL West-leading A's hit frenetic stretch with loss in Texas

Sep. 13, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The busy A's are in the midst of a frenetic few days the American League West leaders knew were coming, and manager Bob Melvin is hoping for a minimum of break-even baseball. A loss in Texas sent Oakland on its way with that plan intact. Ace Lance Lynn struck out a season-high 10 in...