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Gurriel gives Astros flexibility in series with A's

Sat, 2017-04-29 21:16

One night after his fifth multi-hit performance in his last seven starts, Yuli Gurriel found himself elevated in the lineup. Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch made a point to note that Gurriel wasn't batting sixth Saturday night because of his torrid hitting. Saturday night marked the sixth time this season that Gurriel batted sixth, his highest spot in the order in 2017.

MLB: Walk-off homer lifts Yankees past Orioles

Fri, 2017-04-28 22:23

Matt Holliday provided some walk-off heroics for New York Yankee fans against the Baltimore Orioles in a thrilling 14-11 MLB win. Holliday stepped up to the plate with two men on base in the bottom of the 10th inning and sent everyone trotting around

Banged-up Astros host Athletics

Fri, 2017-04-28 01:20

In the past two games, the Houston Astros' depth was tested because of injuries to second baseman Jose Altuve and center fielder George Springer. Without Altuve and Springer, the Astros sustained consecutive one-run losses to the Cleveland Indians. Altuve and Springer may not be in the starting lineup again Friday night when Houston plays host to the Oakland Athletics in the opener of a three-game series.

Nolasco, Norris lead Angels to 2-1 win over Athletics

Thu, 2017-04-27 23:07

Ricky Nolasco had extra days between starts to work on mechanical issues and it paid off. ''They were good,'' Nolasco said of the time to make mechanical adjustments. The Angels (12-12) have won four consecutive games and are back to .500 as they head to Texas.

NHL: Nationals blast Rockies, Verlander bounces back

Thu, 2017-04-27 22:01

The Washington Nationals' offense is proving unstoppable early in the MLB season, while Justin Verlander bounced back on Thursday. The Nationals pounded the Colorado Rockies 16-5 to claim their 10th win in 11 games, making it 42 runs in three in the

Tom Hanks going on 'NFL moratorium' over Raiders move

Thu, 2017-04-27 12:00

Tom Hanks says he's going on an "NFL moratorium" for two years after his hometown Oakland Raiders leave for Las Vegas, but he didn't explain what that entails. The NFL approved the Raiders' plan to move last month. "You cannot take the Silver and Black, put them in an air-conditioned dome in the desert, make them play on artificial turf within a stone's throw of the fountains of Caesar's Palace, and call them the Raiders," Hanks said Monday at a charity event.

Shoemaker gets 1st win since head injury, Angels top A's 8-5

Wed, 2017-04-26 23:48

Matt Shoemaker thought only about his team, not how far he had come personally since a line drive that hit off the right side of his head and led to brain surgery last September. Shoemaker battled through five innings for his first victory since that injury, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 8-5 on Wednesday night. ''Wins are always great, but the satisfaction is that we won,'' Shoemaker said.

A's Sean Manaea exits after two innings with 'shoulder tightness' in LA

Wed, 2017-04-26 21:18

Sean Manaea has been one of the few bright spots for the Oakland A’s so far this year. In four starts, the 25-year-old has struck out 26 batters over 22.1 innings with just 12 walks. Which is why baseball fans — especially those in Oakland — are feeling uneasy after Manaea’s outing on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels.

Shoemaker seeks first win as Angels host A's

Wed, 2017-04-26 01:42

Los Angeles Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker has already made it through a full spring training and four regular-season starts this year, but he isn't quite all the way back. It will be more "official" when he gets his first win since sustaining a frightening injury last year in a game against the Seattle Mariners. Shoemaker was hit squarely on the right side of his head by a 105 mph line drive off the bat of Seattle's Kyle Seager last Sept 4.

Calhoun's Single In 11th Inning Leads Angels Past A's, 2-1

Tue, 2017-04-25 20:49

ANAHEIM (AP) — Kole Calhoun ripped a two-out single in the 11th inning to score Danny Espinosa and send the Los Angeles Angels to a 2-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. Jesse Hahn pitched eight innings for Oakland and JC Ramirez went seven for Los Angeles as the game remained scoreless until Josh Phegley and Mike Trout hit solo homers in the 10th. Phegley crushed the first pitch he saw from Jose Alvarez for his first career pinch-homer. Trout then led off with a shot just inside the right field foul pole off closer Santiago Casilla. It was the first extra-inning homer of Trout’s career. Manager Mike Scioscia got his 1,500th career victory. Ryan Madson (0-2) took the loss,

Kaval: A's considering future move into Raiders' locker room

Mon, 2017-04-24 08:06

OAKLAND — The Raiders are likely to play at the Coliseum for the next two seasons at least, but the A’s are daydreaming about the time they can finally call the venue their own. One idea they’re considering is moving their home clubhouse into the space that currently serves as the Raiders locker room, which would more than double the current space they have. Beyond that, imagine the possibility of the A’s current clubhouse being transformed into a “club” type area for fans to schmooze and enjoy some beverages. Team president Dave Kaval says both ideas are on the table for after the Raiders move to Las Vegas, which they’re planning to do for the 2020 NFL season. The No. 1 long-term goal for the

MLB: Rockies sweep Giants, Tigers win easily

Sun, 2017-04-23 20:31

The Colorado Rockies completed a rare sweep of the San Francisco Giants in MLB, while the Detroit Tigers had a big win. The Rockies, who have never won the National League (NL) West since joining MLB in 1993, sit on top of the division following a three

Cruz drives in 5 runs to help Mariners end skid

Sun, 2017-04-23 17:28

On a day when the Mariners got production up and down the lineup while setting a season high for scoring, Nelson Cruz pointed to Seattle's pitching as the real key. Specifically, Cruz noted, was the effort put out by starter Yovani Gallardo, who earned his first win in a Mariners uniform after three misses. Cruz homered and drove in five runs, Taylor Motter hit his first career grand slam and Seattle routed the Oakland Athletics 11-1 on Sunday.

A's lineup: Rosales moves down, Khris Davis out, Olson in vs Mariners

Sun, 2017-04-23 10:45

OAKLAND – That pristine ERA wasn’t going to last forever for Andrew Triggs, and it was no secret why things took a wayward turn for the A’s right-hander Sunday. His command deserted him in the top of the third against Seattle, and that led to a disastrous inning that told the story in an 11-1 loss that halted the A’s five-game winning streak. Triggs, who hadn’t allowed a single earned run in winning his first three starts of 2017, walked Robinson Cano to load the bases in the third, then issued another free pass to Nelson Cruz that forced in a run and put the Mariners up 2-0. After striking out Daniel Vogelbach, Triggs caught too much plate with a 1-0 pitch and Taylor Motter drilled it for a

A's acquire outfielder from Angels, move RHP Bassitt to 60-day DL

Sun, 2017-04-23 09:13

OAKLAND – That pristine ERA wasn’t going to last forever for Andrew Triggs, and it was no secret why things took a wayward turn for the A’s right-hander Sunday. His command deserted him in the top of the third against Seattle, and that led to a disastrous inning that told the story in an 11-1 loss that halted the A’s five-game winning streak. Triggs, who hadn’t allowed a single earned run in winning his first three starts of 2017, walked Robinson Cano to load the bases in the third, then issued another free pass to Nelson Cruz that forced in a run and put the Mariners up 2-0. After striking out Daniel Vogelbach, Triggs caught too much plate with a 1-0 pitch and Taylor Motter drilled it for a

Cubs overcome Reds, Carrasco delivers

Sat, 2017-04-22 21:20

The Chicago Cubs won a high-scoring clash against the Cincinnati Reds in MLB, while Carlos Carrasco starred for the Cleveland Indians. The Reds and Cubs combined to score 20 runs off 23 hits, six of which were home runs. Chicago ultimately shook off

Adam Rosales keeps breaking his own record for the fastest home run trot

Sat, 2017-04-22 18:52

Oakland Athletics infielder Adam Rosales has never been one to take a leisurely stroll after hitting a home run. Quite the contrary, in fact, as Rosales has become famous for turning his round trippers into all-out sprints. You might think that came to be because Rosales wasn’t always sure his baseball was leaving the yard.

Adam Rosales has small, powerful history as A’s leadoff man

Sat, 2017-04-22 12:42

OAKLAND – To say that Adam Rosales doesn’t lead off much is an understatement. With the A’s a little strapped against Seattle lefty starter Ariel Miranda, Rosales was Oakland’s leadoff hitter Saturday for the first time since 2013. When asked, he thought the last time he’d done it was 2012, but what’s a year or so when going over the highlights of your career. Rosales came into Saturday with five games as a leadoff hitter on his resume. All five were in 2013, and one stands out. “The last time I remember leading off was 2012 in Yankee Stadium,” Rosales said Saturday morning. “It was C.C. (Sabathia, starting for the Yanks). First pitch. Home run.” It was on May 3, 2013, actually. But it was a

Athletics preparing to announce new ballpark site in Oakland

Fri, 2017-04-21 16:22

For every step the Oakland Athletics have taken toward identifying a new ballpark location in or around Oakland, it seems they’ve taken 10 steps back. Perhaps that’s about to change though, as the team revealed on Friday that it intends to announce a new ballpark site in Oakland before the end of 2017. A ballpark site in Oakland will be announced later this year.

MLB commissioner open to relocating team to Las Vegas

Fri, 2017-04-21 15:36

Just a month after Las Vegas learned that it'll welcome its second professional sports franchise, the Oakland Raiders, a recent interview with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has people talking about a third organization. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Manfred is open to moving either the Oakland Athletics or Tampa Bay Rays to Las Vegas if either team can't negotiate new stadium deals. “If we were looking at relocation,” Manfred said, “Las Vegas would be on the list.” The move doesn't solely rely on relocation. There's the possibility of the MLB adding an expansion team in the future and Las Vegas would be on their short list of cities. “Until the Tampa Bay and Oakland situations are settled,

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