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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...

San Diego Padres' Manny Machado hits a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Machado, Paddack lead Padres over Mariners, 6-1

Sep. 19, 2020 1:54 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — While Fernando Tatis Jr. cools down, Manny Machado is heating up as the San Diego Padres close in on their first playoff berth in 14 seasons. Machado homered twice and drove in four runs, Chris Paddack one-hit Seattle for six shutout innings and the Padres beat the Mariners 6-1 Friday...

Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson (28) is greeted by Marcus Semien (10) and Mark Canha (20) after hitting a three-run home run off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Logan Webb during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

A's clinch playoff berth with win over Giants, Mariners loss

Sep. 19, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An AL West title will mean so much more than simply clinching a playoff berth given how the past two seasons have gone for the Oakland Athletics. Then, the A’s might let loose and celebrate a little. But not just yet. They secured a third straight playoff berth with...

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Mike Fiers (50) throws against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Fiers, lights-out bullpen help Athletics beat Rockies 3-1

Sep. 16, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Mike Fiers threw six sharp innings before turning it over to a lights-out bullpen and the Oakland Athletics snapped a six-game skid against the Colorado Rockies with a 3-1 win Wednesday. Next up, a well-earned day off for the Athletics, who have played 16 games in 13 days. They finished the...

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela throws to an Oakland Athletics batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Senzatela pitches 1st complete game as Rockies top A's 3-1

Sep. 16, 2020 12:51 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Antonio Senzatela pitched the first complete game of his career and Elias Díaz hit a two-run homer to lead the Colorado Rockies over the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Tuesday night. Senzatela allowed six hits and retired his last eight batters against the AL West leaders for Colorado’s...

Smoke from wildfires fills the air at T-Mobile Park as photos of fans are displayed in the left field bleachers and CenturyLink Field is visible behind the ballpark sign during the second baseball game of a doubleheader between the Seattle Mariners and the Oakland Athletics, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

2 Giants-Seattle games off due to smoky skies, moved to SF

Sep. 15, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The two-game series between the San Francisco Giants and Mariners in Seattle that was scheduled to start Tuesday night was postponed because of poor air quality caused by the West Coast wildfires. While the air quality seemed to be improving somewhat Tuesday afternoon, Giants manager Gabe...

Seattle Mariners' Kyle Lewis (1) is greeted in the dugout after he hit a two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the fifth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Minor tosses 2-hitter, A's manage split with Mariners

Sep. 14, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — After two games and several hours with a haze of smoke hovering above, the Oakland Athletics were ready for their one-day diversion to Seattle to be over. Mike Minor tossed a two-hitter with eight strikeouts, Jake Lamb doubled and homered in his first game after signing with Oakland, and...

Oakland signs IF Jake Lamb after his release from Arizona

Sep. 14, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Oakland Athletics signed former All-Star infielder Jake Lamb on Monday after he was designated for assignment last week by the Arizona Diamondbacks. The move with Lamb made sense after Oakland lost Gold Glove third baseman Matt Chapman last week. Chapman suffered a strained right hip...

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...

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Wes Benjamin (75) works the third inning against the Oakland Athletics in a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Semien 4 RBIs as A's win nightcap 10-1 for DH split in Texas

Sep. 12, 2020 11:42 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right after the Oakland Athletics bounced back in a big way, the AL West leaders got yet another bit of bad news. Marcus Semien drove in four runs, Chris Bassitt struck out eight over six innings and the A's beat the Texas Rangers 10-1 on Saturday night to get a split in their...