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Gray goes 7 innings, Athletics rally to beat White Sox 5-3

4 hours 2 min ago

CHICAGO (AP) -- The way they have struggled on the road, the Oakland Athletics sure were glad to sweep a three-game series - even if they did it against a rebuilding team. Sonny Gray pitched four-hit ball over seven innings , Adam Rosales and Matt Joyce

Brewers add bat, claim Stephen Vogt off waivers from A's

8 hours 56 min ago

The first-place Milwaukee Brewers added a veteran bat Sunday when they claimed catcher Stephen Vogt off waivers from the Oakland Athletics, the team announced. Vogt, 32, has a career .251/.312/.409 slash line over six seasons with the A's and Tampa Bay Rays. He was an American League All-Star in 2015 and 2016 and a fan favorite in Oakland, but he became expendable this year when the A's decided to give 26-year-old Bruce Maxwell the majority of the team's at-bats at catcher. The A's designated Vogt for assignment on Thursday. He is signed to a one-year, $2.965 million contract this season. Vogt has played primarily at catcher in the big leagues, but he also logged some time at first base, designated

A's hopeful Matt Chapman will be released from hospital Sunday

9 hours 54 min ago

Matt Chapman's first stint with the A's was cut short by a left knee infection. The highly-touted third baseman was placed on the disabled list on Thursday and admitted to a hospital for treatment. He's been receiving antibiotics via intravenous. Prior to Sunday's series finale in Chicago, manager Bob Melvin was asked about Chapman's status. "Our hope is that he gets out [of the hospital] today. I know he's making significant strides. This has been really good for him, the drip of the antibiotics as opposed to the oral antibiotics he was taking," Melvin told reporters in Chicago. "I know once he gets out of there, they want to make sure there's no complications, so we're probably being a little

Turner, Taylor lead Nationals past Reds

Sat, 2017-06-24 23:02

The Washington Nationals thrashed the Cincinnati Reds in MLB, while Corey Kluber starred in a Cleveland Indians loss. Trea Turner reached base in all six of his at bats, collecting five hits with four runs scored, two RBIs and a walk in the Nationals

A's rookies make history with trio of first career home runs

Sat, 2017-06-24 19:45

The Oakland A’s spoiled Mark Buehrle Day in Chicago in a big way on Saturday, defeating the White Sox 10-2. In the process, they made a little history, becoming the first Major League Baseball team to have three different players hit their first career home run in the same game. Rookies Matt Olson, Jaycob Brugman and Franklin Barreto all went yard against White Sox starter James Shields, who despite his rough outing reached a milestone with his 2,000th career strikeout.

Olson, Brugman, Barreto hit 1st HRs, A's rout White Sox 10-2

Sat, 2017-06-24 15:28

CHICAGO (AP) - Matt Olson hit his first two major league home runs, Jaycob Brugman and Franklin Barreto also launched their first career shots and the Oakland Athletics routed the Chicago White Sox 10-2 on Saturday. Olson, Brugman and Barreto became the second trio of teammates to hit their first home runs in the same game, the Elias Sports Bureau said. It also happened in 1914 with the Kansas City Packers of the Federal League -- the rival circuit lasted a couple of seasons, and included many big leaguers. Former White Sox ace Mark Buehrle had his No. 56 jersey retired in a pregame ceremony. After the 30-minute tribute ended, the A's roughed up James Shields (1-1). Daniel Gossett (1-2) took

White Sox retire Mark Buehrle's number 56

Sat, 2017-06-24 11:46

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago White Sox retired Mark Buehrle's number 56 in a ceremony before Saturday's game against the Oakland Athletics. The ceremony featured Buehrle's family as well as many former coaches and teammates, including Frank Thomas, who also has his number retired by the Sox, Jon Garland and Joe Crede. During the ceremony, White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf presented Buehrle with artwork, an ATV and a truck with "27 up, 27 down" on the back, in reference to his no-hitter and perfect game. Afterward, Buehrle's daughter threw out the first pitch and his son sang the national anthem. Buehrle is the 12th player to have his number retired by the White Sox. The left-handed starting

Oakland's Cotton, Pinder leave game because of injuries

Fri, 2017-06-23 19:46

CHICAGO (AP) -- Oakland Athletics pitcher Jharel Cotton and shortstop Chad Pinder have left Friday night's game against the Chicago White Sox because of injuries. Cotton exited with a blister on his right thumb in the sixth inning. He gave up a leadoff

Athletics designate popular catcher Vogt for assignment

Thu, 2017-06-22 12:17

Already told he would be cut, catcher Stephen Vogt asked the Oakland Athletics to announce his departure Thursday rather than be a distraction before a game against Houston the previous night. Rookie infielder Matt Chapman went on the 10-day disabled list with an infection in his left knee that kept him out of three straight games. General manager David Forst said Chapman was hospitalized Wednesday night to receive an intravenous antibiotic for his knee cellulitis, reports were good Thursday and he should be released Friday.

Athletics designate popular catcher Vogt for assignment

Thu, 2017-06-22 12:15

Already told he would be cut, catcher Stephen Vogt asked the Oakland Athletics to announce his departure Thursday rather than be a distraction before a game against Houston the previous night. Rookie infielder Matt Chapman went on the 10-day disabled list with an infection in his left knee that kept him out of three straight games. General manager David Forst said Chapman was hospitalized Wednesday night to receive an intravenous antibiotic for his knee cellulitis, reports were good Thursday and he should be released Friday.

MLB: Scherzer flirts with no-hitter in loss to Marlins

Wed, 2017-06-21 22:53

Max Scherzer was closing in on his third-career no-hitter in MLB on Wednesday, but an unfortunate ground ball ended his run in the Washington Nationals' 2-1 loss to the Miami Marlins. With one out in the eighth inning, Scherzer still had his no-hitter

Semien’s injury rehabilitation is likely to take some time

Wed, 2017-06-21 17:51

OAKLAND – A’s shortstop Marcus Semien will head out to join Class-A Stockton Friday to begin an injury rehabilitation assignment that could have him back on the field before the All-Star break. The A’s can’t be sure how much time Semien will need to get back in game-ready shape. He hasn’t played a game since April 14 after suffering a fractured right wrist and undergoing surgery. “It’s going to look maybe a little like spring training,” manager Bob Melvin said of Semien’s comeback timetable. “It’s not going to be one or two games or even three or four.” The plan is to have Semien start out at five innings and gradually get stretched out to nine innings. And once he gets to nine innings, the club

A's host Astros in matchup of hot pitchers

Wed, 2017-06-21 00:48

Based on the pitching matchup, runs could be scarce Wednesday night when the Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros meet in the third contest of their four-game series at the Oakland Coliseum. A's left-hander Sean Manaea (6-3, 4.01 ERA) and Astros righty Mike Fiers (4-2, 4.00) are on hot streaks. Manaea is 5-0 with 2.84 ERA in his past six starts and is on a career-high five-game winning streak.

Astros OF Reddick returns in time to face former A's team

Tue, 2017-06-20 00:40

Houston Astros right fielder Josh Reddick has made a habit of running into outfield walls while chasing fly balls at full speed during his major league career. Reddick's latest collision landed him on the seven-day concussion disabled list, but he'll be activated Tuesday and start in right field against the Oakland Athletics, his former team, at the Oakland Coliseum. Reddick was injured while trying to catch a deep fly ball by the Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo on June 12 at Minute Maid Field.

Khris Davis' 2-run homer leads Athletics to sweep of Yankees

Sun, 2017-06-18 17:16

A week ago, the first-place New York Yankees came to the West Coast on a roll. Khris Davis hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the third that held up to back rookie Jharel Cotton's first victory since May 4, and the Oakland Athletics completed a four-game sweep of the slumping Yankees with a 4-3 win Sunday. "Not very fun," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

A's win despite Khris Davis' utterly dreadful day at the plate

Sat, 2017-06-17 20:16

The Oakland Athletics topped the New York Yankees for the third straight day on Saturday afternoon, cruising to a 5-2 victory at The Coliseum. If we simply told you Khris Davis struck out four times during the game, you’d probably shrug. Yeah, Yankees third baseman Chase Headley misplayed it.

A's starter Hahn looking forward to facing Yankees

Sat, 2017-06-17 00:18

Oakland Athletics right-hander Jesse Hahn is no stranger to the mystique and history of the New York Yankees. "When I was in college at Virginia Tech after the massacre we had there in 2007, they came and played a memorial game for us and donated money to the school," Hahn said Friday. On April 16, 2007, a student at Virginia Tech shot and killed 32 people at the university before killing himself.

Chapman's 1st hit leads Athletics to 7-6 win over Yankees

Fri, 2017-06-16 22:47

The disappointment of having his first career hit taken away by instant replay lasted only a few innings for Matt Chapman. Chapman hit a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth inning after having an earlier hit overturned and the Oakland Athletics rallied for a 7-6 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night. After the Yankees intentionally walked Stephen Vogt to load the bases with one out, Chapman hit a hard grounder down the third-base line against Jonathan Holder (1-1) that scored two runs.

The Athletics won after introducing Falcon McFalconface, the seagull-scaring kite

Fri, 2017-06-16 07:59

The Oakland Coliseum, where the Oakland Athletics play, has a bit of a seagull problem. A solution was needed, and the Athletics found one: a giant falcon kite, which would fly above the stadium and scare off those loud flappy birds.

Frankoff grateful to pitch for Chicago Cubs

Fri, 2017-06-16 04:26

Former UNCW player made first-ever MLB appearance on June 9 Seth Frankoff's call to Major League Baseball wasn't normal by any means, but that didn't make his time with the Chicago Cubs any less sweet. The former UNCW pitcher was scheduled to start for the Iowa Cubs on June 8, but around 2 p.m. that day he got a call from his coach to head to the airport. Frankoff's long-time dream of playing in The Show was coming true. He arrived in Chicago around 7:30 p.m. and got to Wrigley Field 45 minutes later. By the time he got to the bullpen, it was the seventh inning of a 4-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies. Exactly seven years to the day the Oakland Athletics selected Frankoff as a 27th round draft pick,

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