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Rangers win 3rd straight, top A's 2-1 after Woodward firing

Aug. 16, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marcus Semien homered, rookie Bubba Thompson had a tiebreaking RBI single and the Texas Rangers won a one-run game only hours after manager Chris Woodward was fired. With Tony Beasley managing his first big league game, after being named the interim manager...

Javier goes 6 strong, Bregman homers as Astros down A's 6-3

Aug. 14, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Cristian Javier threw six shutout innings, Alex Bregman hit a two-run homer and the Houston Astros swept the Oakland Athletics with a 6-3 win on Sunday. Bregman's 16th homer against Cole Irvin (6-10) was his second straight day with a two-run shot in the first. He...

McCullers goes 6 shutout innings in return, Astros down A's

Aug. 13, 2022 23:04 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers Jr. pitched six shutout innings in his season debut, Alex Bregman homered and Trey Mancini had three hits as the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 8-0 on Saturday night. McCullers, an All-Star in 2017, allowed two hits, struck out five and...

Tucker's slam highlights 6-run fifth inning, Astros beat A's

Aug. 13, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Kyle Tucker hit a grand slam in the fifth inning to rally the Houston Astros to a 7-5 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night. Houston trailed 2-0 before breaking loose for a six-run rally in the fifth. José Altuve doubled and scored on a single by Yuli...

Sierra RBI double in 12th, Angels beat A’s 5-4 for sweep

Aug. 10, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Magneuris Sierra hit an RBI single in the 10th inning, then doubled home the go-ahead run in the 12th that lifted the Los Angeles Angels over the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Wednesday for a three-game sweep. “It feels great,” Sierra said through a...

Giants bust out of slump, beat A's 7-3 for Rodon's 10th win

Aug. 06, 2022 23:33 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LaMonte Wade Jr. and J.D. Davis homered on consecutive pitches in the sixth inning, Joey Bart also connected, and the slumping San Francisco Giants beat the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Saturday. Carlos Rodón allowed one run over 5 1/3 innings for his...

Angels tie MLB record with 7 solo HRs but lose to Athletics

Aug. 04, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — In a season that has turned into a titanic struggle for the Los Angeles Angels, they suffered another pain-staking defeat Thursday. The Halos tied a major league record with seven solo home runs, including two by Shohei Ohtani, but still lost to the Oakland...

Murphy's 3 RBIs off Shohei Ohtani lead A's past Angels, 3-1

Aug. 04, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani couldn't connect at the plate, going 0 for 3 while twice leaving runners in scoring position. Although Ohtani was solid on the mound, he couldn't retire Sean Murphy in two key situations. Ohtani sometimes has to do it all by himself for the...

Fletcher's leadoff homer propels Angels to 3-1 win over A's

Aug. 03, 2022 02:11 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — David Fletcher's return to the lineup has been timely for the Los Angeles Angels. The second baseman provided a leadoff homer in Tuesday night's 3-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics and has a hit in all four games he has played in since coming off the...

Jose Abreu, Eloy Jiménez homer; White Sox beat A's 4-1

Jul. 31, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — José Abreu and Eloy Jiménez homered, Dylan Cease threw six strong innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 4-1 on Sunday. Abreu and Leury García had two hits apiece for the White Sox, who have won 10 of 15 and returned to above .500. Chicago,...