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Schuemann homers, drives in 4 and Athletics beat Angels 13-3

Jul. 20, 2024 01:36 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Max Schuemann hit a three-run homer, JJ Bleday and Shea Langeliers both added two-run shots, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 13-3 on Friday night but lost top prospect Jacob Wilson to a left hamstring strain in his major league debut. ...

A's exec tells Las Vegas officials the club plans to leave $30 million in public money on the table

Jul. 18, 2024 20:49 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oakland Athletics executive Sandy Dean told the Las Vegas Stadium Authority on Thursday that the club does not expect to spend the entire $380 million in public money allocated to build a new stadium in Las Vegas. Dean said the A’s plan to spend $350 million of...

Dodgers and Cubs open 2025 MLB season in Tokyo March 18, rest of league starts March 27

Jul. 18, 2024 20:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers and Shohei Ohtani will open the 2025 season in Tokyo against the Chicago Cubs on March 18 and the Athletics will start the home portion of their first season in Sacramento against the Cubs on March 31. All 30 teams are scheduled for March 27,...

Athletics' temporary Sacramento ballpark will have hydration element because of summer heat

Jul. 16, 2024 16:33 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A new artificial turf surface at the Oakland Athletics' temporary home in Sacramento, California, will have a hydration element because of summer heat at the open-air ballpark. “We think that’s the best that we can do in terms of playing surface in the...

It's been almost a half-century since a Pittsburgh pitcher started the All-Star game

Jul. 15, 2024 14:29 PM EDT

Paul Skenes is set to start the All-Star game, the first time since 1995 that a rookie pitcher has that honor. It's been even longer since a Pittsburgh player has been in that spotlight. The last pitcher from the Pirates to start the All-Star game was Jerry Reuss in...

Lawrence Butler hits 3 of Athletics' 8 homers in 18-3 rout of Phillies

Jul. 14, 2024 17:19 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawrence Butler hit three home runs, Brent Rooker and Seth Brown each had two homers, and the Oakland Athletics routed the first-placed Philadelphia Phillies 18-3 on Sunday. Butler had six RBIs. Rooker tied his career high with five RBIs for Oakland, which...

Harper, Turner homer and Phillies beat A's 11-5 to give Phillips the win in first career start

Jul. 13, 2024 20:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tyler Phillips pitched into the seventh inning in his first career start, Bryce Harper and Trea Turner hit two of Philadelphia's four home runs and the Phillies defeated the Oakland Athletics 11-5 on Saturday. Nick Castellanos had a home run and four RBIs and...

Phillies release utility player Whit Merrifield, recall Weston Wilson from Triple-A

Jul. 12, 2024 23:08 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have released utility player Whit Merrifield and recalled Weston Wilson from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Phillies President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski announced the moves ahead of Friday night’s game against the Oakland...

Butler, Langeliers lead last-place Oakland over first-place Phillies

Jul. 12, 2024 22:15 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawrence Butler homered, Shea Langeliers drove in a two runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 on Friday night. Miguel Andujar and Brent Rooker also had RBIs for the A’s, who are in last place in the AL West and have the...

All-Star Tanner Houck limits A's to 2 hits in 6 innings, Red Sox win 7-0

Jul. 11, 2024 22:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — All-Star pitcher Tanner Houck limited Oakland to two hits in six innings and Connor Wong, Wilyer Abreu and Masataka Yoshida homered to help the Boston Red Sox beat the Athletics 7-0 on Thursday night. The Red Sox have won eight of their last 10 to improve to 51-41....