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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...

LEADING OFF: Rays hope for Meadows return in ALDS opener

Oct. 5, 2020 2:38 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: MENDING MEADOWS The Tampa Bay Rays may get All-Star outfielder Austin Meadows back in the lineup as they open a best-of-five series with the rival New York Yankees. Meadows has been out since Sept. 18 with a left oblique strain. Manager Kevin Cash said...

LEADING OFF: Rays hope for Meadows return in ALDS opener

Oct. 4, 2020 9:18 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Monday: MENDING MEADOWS The Tampa Bay Rays may get All-Star outfielder Austin Meadows back in the lineup as they open a best-of-five series with the rival New York Yankees. Meadows has been out since Sept. 18 with a left oblique strain. Manager Kevin Cash said...

New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman reacts after the Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians 10-9 in Game 2 of an American League wild-card baseball series, early Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

No days off puts stress on pitchers in Division Series, LCS

Oct. 4, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Postseason games come at an unprecedented pace starting Monday in this year of the pandemic. Teams could play the Division Series over five straight days, take a single day off and then contest the League Championship Series on seven consecutive days. That could stress closers such as...

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' Chad Pinder (18) hits a two-run single in front of Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal during the fifth inning of Game 3 of an American League wild-card baseball series Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Pinder plays through tender hamstring to help A's advance

Oct. 2, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — In this strange season, there were no rehab assignments or minor league at-bats for injured players like Chad Pinder to regain their timing before stepping right back into a major league batter's box. That meant rushing to return and being ready for a playoff round the Oakland...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish throws to a Chicago White Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

LEADING OFF: Cubs' Darvish tries to save season vs Marlins

Oct. 2, 2020 2:54 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ TRY AGAIN The Cubs and Marlins resume their series a day after poor weather caused a postponement at Wrigley Field. Miami leads the best-of-three 1-0 but may be without outfielder Starling Marte, who was hit by a fastball during Wednesday’s 5-1...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish throws to a Chicago White Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

LEADING OFF: Cubs' Darvish tries to save season vs Marlins

Oct. 2, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: ___ TRY AGAIN The Cubs and Marlins resume their series a day after poor weather caused a postponement at Wrigley Field. Miami leads the best-of-three 1-0 but may be without outfielder Starling Marte, who was hit by a fastball during Wednesday’s 5-1...

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' Marcus Semien (10) celebrates after hitting a two-run home run that scored Sean Murphy (12) against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning of Game 2 of an American League wild-card baseball series Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

A's hold off Abreu, White Sox 5-3, force series to Game 3

Sep. 30, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland's long-reliable regulars Marcus Semien and Khris Davis powered a couple of home runs, Mark Canha made a game-saving catch against the wall and red-hot right-hander Chris Bassitt delivered the start of his life. Now, the slugging A's are right back in a familiar fall position:...