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Joyce's 3-run double rallies A's past Royals 10-8

Wed, 2017-08-16 00:01

Royals manager Ned Yost played the percentages when he intentionally walked pinch-hitter Rajai Davis to load the bases with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning. The move, which came after Mike Minor's wild pitch left first base open, ultimately cost Kansas City. Matt Joyce hit a three-run double off Minor to cap a six-run eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied past the Royals 10-8 on Tuesday night.

MLB: Bettis tosses seven scoreless innings in first outing since beating cancer

Mon, 2017-08-14 22:51

Chad Bettis was diagnosed with testicular cancer in November, battled through chemotherapy in the spring, and did not miss a beat in his first game back for the Colorado Rockies on Monday. On the bump against the Atlanta Braves, the right-hander dealt seven shutout innings, scattering six hits, striking out two batters and walking none in Colorado's 3-0 victory. With the game scoreless, Colorado manager Bud Black pulled Bettis before the eighth, and in the bottom of the inning, the Rockies got three runs home and went on to win.

Stanton's 250th career homer puts him in elite company

Sun, 2017-08-13 22:31

With one swing of the bat in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Colorado Rockies, Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton made history in a couple of ways.Stanton's third-inning home run off Rockies starter German Márquez was his 42nd of the season, tying Gary

Chapman's 3-run HR in 5-run 4th rallies A's over Orioles 9-3

Sun, 2017-08-13 19:29

Matt Chapman hit a tiebreaking three-run homer off Hellickson in a five-run fourth inning, and the Oakland Athletics overcame an early two-run deficit in a 9-3 victory on Sunday. ''Every game's big right now, so when you lose, you feel like you had to have that one,'' Hellickson said. Hellickson (1-2) gave up six runs - twice as many as he allowed in his previous two starts.

Boog Powell makes Athletics debut a day later than expected

Sat, 2017-08-12 18:41

Boog Powell made his Oakland Athletics debut a day later than he planned. Powell, acquired from the Seattle Mariners last Sunday for Yonder Alonso, was fighting a cold and experienced an asthma attack he said had him breathing at about 50 percent. The breathing issue was the worst Powell could remember, and he only had a couple of asthma attacks as a child.

Former AL MVP Don Baylor dies of cancer at age 68

Mon, 2017-08-07 09:01

Baylor, who played 19 seasons in his major league career and was the 1979 American League MVP, died at a hospital in his native Austin, Texas, after a 14-year struggle with multiple myeloma. Baylor played for the Baltimore Orioles, Oakland Athletics, California Angels, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins.

Mariners acquire Alonso in trade with Athletics

Sun, 2017-08-06 15:23

The Seattle Mariners acquired All-Star first baseman Yonder Alonso from the Oakland Athletics on Sunday for minor league outfielder Boog Powell. The Mariners, who have not been in the postseason since 2001, entered their doubleheader at Kansas City trailing the Royals by 1+ games for the second wild-card spot. Alonso, 30, is hitting .266 with 17 doubles, 22 home runs and 49 RBIs.

Mariners acquire Yonder Alonso from A's in first big waiver trade

Sun, 2017-08-06 11:02

The Seattle Mariners found a way to add another All-Star to their roster after the trade deadline. With the team just 1.5 games out of a a wild card spot, the Mariners acquired Oakland Athletics first baseman Yonder Alonso in the season’s first major waiver trade. Alonso was an All-Star for the first time in his career earlier this season.

Matt Joyce receives a two-game suspension for using anti-gay slur

Sat, 2017-08-05 16:29

Athletics’ right fielder Matt Joyce has been suspended for two games without pay, Major League Baseball announced Saturday. The suspension follows an unsavory incident during the eighth inning of Friday’s game against the Angels, when Associated Press photographer Mark J. Terrill overheard Joyce making anti-gay remarks to a fan who was heckling him in the stands. During Joyce’s suspension, the Athletics will donate over $54,000 of his salary to PFLAG, a national organization devoted to family and ally organization in unison with the LGBTQ+ community.

Matt Joyce suspended 2 games for yelling anti-gay slur at fan

Sat, 2017-08-05 14:50

Major League Baseball has suspended Matt Joyce for two games without pay after the Oakland Athletics outfielder yelled an anti-gay slur at a fan. MLB announced the suspension Saturday, saying that the salary Joyce loses during the suspension will be donated to PFLAG National, a LGBTQ advocacy organization. Joyce, who issued a public apology earlier Saturday on Twitter, also will participate in a public outreach initiative with PFLAG National. Joyce tweeted his apology in a seven-part thread less than 24 hours after an Associated Press photographer overheard the exchange between Joyce and the fan during Oakland's game Friday night against the Los Angeles Angels. Joyce acknowledged that he had

A's Matt Joyce calls fan gay slur during heated exchange

Sat, 2017-08-05 00:39

Oakland Athletics outfielder Matt Joyce got into a heated exchange with a fan and called him a gay slur during Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels. The exchange occurred in the eighth inning of Los Angeles' 8-6 win after Angels first baseman C.J. Cron made a diving stop of Joyce's hard-hit grounder. As Joyce returned to the dugout, he uttered several profanities at the fan, called him a gay slur and challenged him to fight, according to Associated Press photographer Mark J. Terrill, who overheard the exchange.

A's Matt Joyce calls fan gay slur during heated exchange

Sat, 2017-08-05 00:29

Oakland Athletics outfielder Matt Joyce got into a heated exchange with a fan and called him a gay slur during Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels. The exchange occurred in the eighth inning of Los Angeles' 8-6 win after Angels first baseman C.J. Cron made a diving stop of Joyce's hard-hit grounder. As Joyce returned to the dugout, he uttered several profanities at the fan, called him a gay slur and challenged him to fight, according to Associated Press photographer Mark J. Terrill, who overheard the exchange.

Blach pitches, powers Giants to 11-2 win over A's

Thu, 2017-08-03 21:55

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ty Blach pitched eight strong innings and hit a three-run homer and Jarrett Parker had three hits and three RBIs in his first game back from the disabled list as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Oakland Athletics 11-2 on Thursday

Sonny Gray takes loss in Yankees debut in Cleveland

Thu, 2017-08-03 20:20

CLEVELAND -- Newly acquired starter Sonny Gray was not bad in his initial Yankees start, but the defense behind him was terrible and he had trouble matching Indians ace Corey Kluber?as Cleveland beat New York 5-1.? Gray -- who was acquired by the Yankees from the Oakland Athletics some 90 minutes prior to Monday's trade deadline -- went six innings, allowing four runs (two earned) on four hits. He struck out six and walked four, dropping to 6-6 on the season with the loss.? "I actually thought Sonny threw the ball well," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. When he left in the seventh inning, he and the Yankees were down 4-1 largely because of Kluber's dominance. The right-hander recorded his 11th

Phillies-Angels 5 things: Clutch hits needed to avoid sweep against L.A.

Thu, 2017-08-03 11:50

ANAHEIM, Calif. — An eighth-inning meltdown by Luis Garcia resulted in a dubious bit of history for the Phillies, as the 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday set a new record for longest losing streak to one opponent in interleague play.  The Phillies dropped their 12th straight to the Angels, passing the previous mark held by the Pittsburgh Pirates (11 consecutive losses to the Oakland A’s from 2002-2013) and Seattle Mariners (11 consecutive losses to the Washington Nationals from 2005-2014).   It is also the Phillies’ longest losing streak to any one opponent since dropping 12 in a row against the Houston Astros from 2004-2005. The Phillies have not defeated the Angels since June

All-Star closer Kintzler joins Nationals, bolsters bullpen

Wed, 2017-08-02 20:25

All-Star closer Brandon Kintzler joined the Washington Nationals on Wednesday and shared with manager Dusty Baker his backstory, including three seasons pitching - and even selling tickets - in independent leagues. ''This guy is probably the independent leagues' pinup boy. The Nationals barely beat the trade deadline Monday to acquire Kintzler, who made the AL All-Star team this season and saved 28 games for the Minnesota Twins.

Smacked around by Giants, Manaea's 'rare outing' ends A's good vibes

Wed, 2017-08-02 00:33

OAKLAND -- This is the team the Giants thought they should be all along. In a season all but lost, home runs sailed over the fence, the lead held up and they added on with key hits to support Jeff Samardzija. Hunter Pence hit a three-run homer and Nick Hundley contributed a two-run shot to back Samardzija's stellar start, and San Francisco beat the Oakland Athletics 10-4 on Tuesday night to snap a four-game losing streak. Brandon Belt homered leading off the fourth inning for San Francisco. The Giants' five runs in the first matched their most in any inning this year, and their three homers also equaled a season high. "It's great to see. It's who we think we are on a consistent basis," Samardzija

Samardzija shuts down A's as Giants snap 4-game skid, 10-4

Tue, 2017-08-01 22:39

This is the team the Giants thought they should be all along. In a season all but lost, home runs sailed over the fence, the lead held up and they added on with key hits to support Jeff Samardzija. Hunter Pence hit a three-run homer and Nick Hundley contributed a two-run shot to back Samardzija's stellar start, and San Francisco beat the Oakland Athletics 10-4 on Tuesday night to snap a four-game losing streak.

Dustin Fowler arrives in Oakland ready for a fresh start

Tue, 2017-08-01 20:33

Dustin Fowler hobbled into his new clubhouse on crutches, a bulky brace protecting his surgically repaired right knee. The Oakland Athletics' likely center fielder of the future didn't know anybody Tuesday, a day after being traded by the Yankees in the deal that sent Sonny Gray to New York. As Gray's news conference in the Bronx showed on the A's clubhouse TV with his former teammates tuning in, Fowler discussed his own journey West.

Gray's Yanks debut Thursday at Cleveland, Garcia on Friday

Tue, 2017-08-01 18:02

Sonny Gray had something important to tell his 2+-year-old son. By Tuesday, Gunnar Gray was wearing a fresh New York Yankees cap. Jaime Garcia also reported to the AL East leaders, two days after he was obtained from the Minnesota Twins.

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