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Bob Melvin extension among A's offseason priorities

Oct. 5, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics plan to discuss a contract extension with manager Bob Melvin this offseason as well as possible new deals with home run leader Khris Davis and All-Star second baseman Jed Lowrie. Two days after the A's lost to the New York Yankees in a wild-card game, team...

AL wild-card game scores big ratings for TBS

Oct. 4, 2018 10:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — TBS is touting a ratings victory from its broadcast of the AL wild-card game, though some viewers on its digital app complained of technical issues leading to accidental blackouts. The telecast of the New York Yankees' 7-2 win over the Oakland Athletics was the most-watched program on cable...

Khris Davis, slugging A's hope to build off surprising year

Oct. 4, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics surprised most everyone but themselves. A young team that gained momentum with a strong September a year ago slugged its way right into the playoffs and onto the national radar by hanging tough in the difficult AL West this season. Still, it all ended with the...

Bring on Boston: Yanks rout A's 7-2 in wild-card game

Oct. 4, 2018 2:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge got the party started with a two-run homer nine pitches in . By the time Giancarlo Stanton capped the mauling with monstrous drive in his postseason debut , New York Yankees fans already were looking ahead. "We want Boston!" they chanted. Coming up next. "It's going to be...

Open and shut: A's out early again with wild-card loss

Oct. 4, 2018 1:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Other than opening with a reliever on the mound, nothing was any different about this October for the Oakland Athletics. They didn't last very long ... again. Liam Hendriks gave up a two-run homer to Aaron Judge on his ninth pitch and the A's never recovered, making another early playoff...

Jackson only starting pitcher on A's wild-card roster

Oct. 3, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Edwin Jackson is the only starting pitcher included on the Oakland Athletics' roster for their AL wild-card game against the New York Yankees. Right-hander Liam Hendriks will be on the mound for the start of Wednesday night's game, and A's manager Bob Melvin would not say who will follow....

LEADING OFF: Yanks' Severino gets wild-card do-over vs A's

Oct. 3, 2018 3:27 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: TRY AGAIN Luis Severino gets a wild-card do-over when he starts for the Yankees against Oakland in a winner-take-all matchup. Severino allowed three runs and got just one out in last year's wild-card game against Minnesota before New York rallied for an 8-4...

Seeking relief, A's to start Hendriks in wild-card game

Oct. 2, 2018 9:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fittingly, Liam Hendriks wore his cap backward. A reliever is going to start a team's postseason opener. A pitcher with no wins in the regular season. A pitcher cut from the 40-man roster in June who spent two months toiling in the minor leagues. A pitcher from Down Under who was happy to...

Wild-card do-over: Severino for Yankees again

Oct. 2, 2018 9:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Luis Severino gets a wild-card do-over. After getting just one out for the New York Yankees against Minnesota last year, Severino starts this year's winner-take-all matchup against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night . "I just want to win," Severino said Tuesday. "If I can go four good...

Red Sox keeping things routine awaiting ALDS opponent

Oct. 2, 2018 4:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Alex Cora knows first-hand the way things change in October. That's why the Boston Red Sox manager wants to keep everything the same for his club. Routine served Boston well during the regular season. Under their rookie skipper, the Red Sox posted a franchise-best 108 wins and secured...