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Oakland Athletics center fielder Ramon Laureano makes a catch at the wall on a ball hit by Los Angeles Angels' Brian Goodwin during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

A's hit 3 HRs, Laureano's 3 fine catches help top Angels 8-4

Aug. 12, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Oakland manager Bob Melvin didn't know until an hour before Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels whether Ramón Laureano would be available. After finding out that Major League Baseball wouldn't decide on his appeal of a six-game suspension, the Athletics center...

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Trout homers twice, helps Angels rally for 10-9 win over A's

Aug. 11, 2020 2:49 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout is beginning to believe there might be something to the notion of having added power after the birth of a child. The reigning AL MVP has certainly been on a tear since son Beckham was born. Trout homered twice Monday night, including a tiebreaking shot in the eighth...

Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers scuffle after Athletics' Ramon Laureano charged the dugout after being hit by a pitch thrown by Astros' Humberto Castellanos during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Astros, A's clear benches, empty seats; Oak wins 9th in row

Aug. 9, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros apparently were tired of playing nice. So following two quiet games at the Coliseum, true feelings seemed to come out and tempers flared Sunday, months after Houston’s sign-stealing scandal was brought to light by Oakland pitcher Mike...

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 Monday, July 27, 2020, file photo, Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson (28) wears a mask as Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, left, also wears one while taking a lead off first base during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif. Baseball's Western Divisions have so far avoided any COVID-related schedule disruptions and they're trying to keep it that way. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

So far in MLB, West is best at avoiding COVID-19 disruption

Aug. 7, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — It was a rarity at the time and provided a very 2020-style photo op: Oakland's masked first baseman Matt Olson chatting with Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout, who was also masked as he prepared to run the bases. Less that two weeks later, it's clear it was the start of the trend. When it...

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...

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi, right, greets manager Scott Servais while heading into the dugout after the top of the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Athletics use late rally for 3-2 victory over Mariners

Aug. 2, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Robbie Grossman lined an RBI double to score Tony Kemp in the top of the 10th inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied for a 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. Oakland snapped a three-game losing streak, escaping a major jam in the bottom of the ninth inning...

Colorado Rockies celebrate after the 5-1 defeat of the Oakland Athletics at the end of a baseball game Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Rockies rely on strong bullpen again, sweep 2 from A's

Jul. 29, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — German Márquez struck out eight over six impressive innings to bounce back after losing on opening day at Texas, and the Colorado Rockies wrapped up a successful season-opening road trip by beating the Oakland Athletics 5-1 on Wednesday. Charlie Blackmon delivered an insurance...

Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson (28) wears a mask as Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, left, also wears one while taking a lead off first base during the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, July 27, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Canha homers as Athletics beat Angels 3-0 for winning series

Jul. 27, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha homered for the first time this season, Chris Bassitt escaped a big jam and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-0 on Monday as the teams concluded their season-opening wraparound series. Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons appeared to roll his left ankle...