5:18 AM EDT, Sat September 23, 2017
Athletics Nation 7 hours ago
Game #153: Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers

Game #153: Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers

Welcome to one of the last editions of Friday night baseball before we put the 2017 season to bed. In some ways, it feels like Spring Training ended yesterday. In others, it feels like the season has lasted forever. Not to brag, but I do have kind of a win streak going; I think the A’s have won my last five or six threads, so there’s something to like! Actually, the A’s have won a lot lately; fresh off a 6-3 road trip, Kendall Graveman will take the mound tonight. He should be ready to go; his last start was cut short due to the rain delay in Philly. Check out the weekend preview...
Athletics Nation 13 hours ago

Athletics at Rangers: Messing with Texas

Yes, the competition was primarily against teams that are just a stone’s throw away from one hundred losses on the long season, but the past week-plus has shown that the A’s no longer whither pathetically on the road. The A’s 6-3 road trip saw the team showcase impressive power, particularly...
Washington Times 4 hours ago

Rangers fall 3 1/2 back for wild card with 4-1 loss to A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Rookie Matt Olson hit his sixth home run in seven games, a second-inning drive off Nick Martinez that helped the Oakland Athletics beat Texas 4-1 on Friday night and damage the Rangers' playoff hopes. Olson homered following a leadoff walk to Khris Davis, his 13th home ...
San Francisco Chronicle 4 hours ago
Matt Olson homers again, A’s beat Texas 4-1

Matt Olson homers again, A’s beat Texas 4-1

For the Rangers, who came into the A’s final homestand of the season still in the hunt for the American League’s second wild-card spot, the timing couldn’t worse. In this series, Texas is facing one of baseball’s hottest sluggers in Matt Olson and one of the hottest clubs not named Cleveland. Friday, Olson, Oakland’s rookie first baseman, hammered his sixth homer in seven games to help the A’s to a 4-1 victory, their fifth win in a row and 12th in the past 15 games. Olson’s homer, a two-run shot off Nick Martinez in the second inning, gave the...
CBS Sports Fantasy Football 10 hours ago

Fantasy Baseball: Top 10 sleeper hitters for Week 26 include Matt Olson, Tim Anderson and Jeimer Candelario

The end of the regular season makes for some curious pitching choices, which of course only benefits the hitters. Scott White thinks Matt Olson, Tim Anderson and Jeimer Candelario will continue to take advantage.

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San Francisco Chronicle 9 hours ago

Jharel Cotton to start Sunday for A’s; Maxwell, Powell still out

Jharel Cotton didn’t throw a pitch in his last scheduled start, a late scratch at Detroit with a groin strain, but that quick action to prevent further injury might have paid off for the A’s right-hander: Cotton will be able to make his Sunday start against Texas. "I feel like I’m a go," the rookie said Friday. "Everything feels normal. It was just like a little cramp, and I want to be able to make my last two starts, finish the season strong." Cotton threw a bullpen session Friday and did some running in the outfield, the last step before being...

Wrist injury turned A’s Marcus Semien into ‘a better hitter’

Marcus Semien is playing with a lot more discomfort than he lets on, other A’s players and coaches believe. Yet five months after right wrist surgery to repair a fractured scaphoid bone, Oakland’s shortstop has improved offensively. Since the All-Star break, Semien, a career .247 hitter, is batting .270 and his two-run homer Wednesday helped Oakland sweep the Tigers. “There are some pitches that still aggravate him,” manager Bob Melvin said. “Some of the wrist pain he has, some soreness probably doesn’t go away until after the season with...

Daniel Mengden throws 7 scoreless innings to help A’s sweep Tigers

DETROIT — Now that he’s healthy, Daniel Mengden is showing his potential. The Oakland right-hander pitched seven scoreless innings, and Marcus Semien homered and drove in three runs, leading the A’s to a 3-2 win and three-game sweep of the Tigers on Wednesday. Mengden (2-1) allowed seven hits and struck out four, extending his scoreless streak to 16 innings and helping the A’s to their fourth consecutive win. The 24-year-old missed the first two months of the season after undergoing offseason foot surgery and was making his fifth major-league start...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 20, 2017
Anibal Sanchez does his job, but Athletics edge Tigers to finish sweep

Anibal Sanchez does his job, but Athletics edge Tigers to finish sweep

The Tigers struggled offensively against Oakland Athletics starter Daniel Mengden, who led the As to a 3-0 victory and a three-game sweep of the reeling Tigers. DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez is going out on a high note. The veteran Detroit Tigers starter, who will be a free agent after this season, struck out eight batters in six innings Wednesday in what was likely his final start at Comerica Park. But his teammates struggled offensively against Oakland Athletics starter Daniel Mengden, who led the A's to a 3-2 victory and a three-game sweep of the reeling...

Jed Lowrie’s grand slam lifts A’s past Tigers

DETROIT — Jed Lowrie was ready for Alex Wilson. “I’ve faced Alex before, and I know he’s got a good cutter,” Lowrie said. Lowrie hit a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning, and the A’s overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Tigers 9-8 on Tuesday night. “I was able to get on top of it,” Lowrie said. “We ground out a lot of at-bats to get back in it, and it ends up as a fun night of baseball.” Lowrie went 3-for-5, including an RBI double in the third. That was his 47th double of the season, tying the...

Raul Alcantara pitches in as A’s top Tigers

DETROIT — The A’s weren’t trying to pull a fast one on the Tigers. The effect, though, was much the same. After the Tigers spent the day expecting to face Oakland’s Jharel Cotton, he was scratched a few minutes before Monday night’s game with a strained groin. His replacement, Raul Alcantara, held Detroit scoreless for 32/3 innings to set up an 8-3 victory. “I just felt a pull in my groin, and when I tried to keep warming up, it kept grabbing at me,” Cotton said. “It was just a freak accident when I was ready to pitch.” ...

Joey Wendle’s grand slam helps A’s top Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — Growing up near Philadelphia, Joey Wendle dreamed of coming to the plate and hitting a game-winning home run for the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. On Sunday, he beat his hometown team, hitting a go-ahead grand slam in the sixth inning to lift the A’s to a 6-3 win over the Phillies. “I’ve done that plenty of times in backyards, so it was certainly really fun today,” he said. He was one of three rookies to hit a home run for Oakland. With the A’s trailing 3-2 with two outs in the sixth, Wendle lined the first...
Washington Times Sep 17, 2017

Wendle's grand slam lifts Athletics to 6-3 win over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Joey Wendle hit a go-ahead grand slam in the sixth inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Wendle was one of three rookies to hit a home run for the Athletics. With the Athletics trailing 3-2 with two ...
Washington Times Sep 17, 2017

Alfaro, bullpen lead Phillies past Athletics after delay

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jorge Alfaro homered and Philadelphia's relievers pitched six strong innings after a rain delay to lead the Phillies over the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Saturday night. J.P. Crawford had two RBIs and Cesar Hernandez also drove in a run for the Phillies, who improved to 5-14 against ...

Mengden’s two-hitter leads A’s past Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — Old-school Daniel Mengden pitched like an old-time ace. Mengden was dominant in a two-hitter, Matt Olson and Matt Joyce each hit two-run homers and the A’s beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 on Friday night. “It felt great,” Mengden said. “We dream about doing it since we’re little and coming all the way up and doing it is a great feeling.” Mengden (1-1) struck out seven and walked none to record his first career shutout in his 18th start. J.P Crawford had both hits off Mengden. Using a...
CSN Bay Area Sep 15, 2017

Kaval: 'Signing the nucleus' of A's young talent will be key for new ballpark

BOSTON As president Dave Kaval believes the team has the ideal location to build a new ballpark.Hes also confident the As current core of
CSN Bay Area Sep 14, 2017

Healy hits home run No. 25, but A's come up short in Boston

The A's had a chance to leave Boston with a series win over the Red Sox, but couldn't put enough together late to end this three-game set.
CSN Bay Area Sep 14, 2017

Cotton provides a lift, and gets one too, as A's snap Fenway dry spell

BOSTON Utilizing his platform as a major leaguer, Jharel Cotton is doing his part to help with hurricane relief in the Caribbean.On Wednesday night, his As teammates provided him a boost as well.Cotton navigated through trouble to make it through five innings, benefiting from some early offense, a stout bullpen and one very heady defensive play by Matt Olson to get the victory as the As beat the Red Sox 7-3 at Fenway Park.

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