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The making of Manaea: How A’s ace has found the confidence to match his talent

The making of Manaea: How A’s ace has found the confidence to match his talent

From brushing off an early-inning home run to no-hitting the hottest lineup on earth, Sean Manaea carries himself with quiet confidence. But that wasn’t always the case. In the small town of Wanatah, Indiana (population 1,017), the A’s left-hander stood out as the best young pitching prospect in the middle of hoops country — but […]
SFGate May 20, 2018

A’s sweep Toronto to end excellent trip but lose Khris Davis to groin strain

TORONTO - Oakland had loads to feel good about Sunday after wrapping up a strong road trip by sweeping four games from the Blue Jays. The joy was mitigated, however, by an injury to the A’s top power hitter. Khris Davis, who’d hit more homer than any other player since the start of the 2016 season, left Oakland’s 9-2 win at Toronto with a right groin strain. Groin strains almost always require several weeks of recovery time. The A’s went 7-3 on the trip, and took a four-game set from the Blue Jays for the first time since July 3-6, 2014, at the...
The Mercury News May 20, 2018
Khris Davis leaves game early after appearing to pull muscle

Khris Davis leaves game early after appearing to pull muscle

TORONTO — It wasn’t a starting pitcher this time, but the A’s had to remove a player early due to injury for the third game in the past four days. Slugger Khris Davis appeared to pull something as he fouled off the first pitch he saw from Joe Biagini on a check swing with a […]
SFGate May 20, 2018

Slugger Khris Davis leaves A’s game with possible injury

TORONTO - Khris Davis, who leads the majors in homers since the start of the 2016 season, left Oakland’s game against the Blue Jays on Sunday after pulling up while running to first base in the fourth inning. The A’s have not yet announced an injury. Oakland’s DH has 98 homers since being acquired from the Brewers before the 2016 season, one more than Giancarlo Stanton of the Yankees. Davis has RBIs in nine of his past 15 games and he entered Sunday’s game 7 for his past 13. His 38 RBIs were tied for second most in the league. ...
The Mercury News May 19, 2018
Chad Pinder’s slam lifts A’s to third straight win over Blue Jays

Chad Pinder’s slam lifts A’s to third straight win over Blue Jays

Chad Pinder came up clutch in the eighth inning to give the A's a shot at a four-game sweep of the Blue Jays.
SFGate May 19, 2018

Chad Pinder’s grand slam gives surging A’s late win at Toronto

TORONTO - The A’s thrived under severe pressure after their starters broke down early in the first two games against the Blue Jays. On Saturday, they came through again, despite another mediocre outing by staff ace Sean Manaea. Oakland trailed by four going into the eighth, but Chad Pinder was the man of the moment. Batting in the ninth spot in the order, the utility player clocked his first career grand slam to put the A’s ahead and they won by that score, 5-4, their fifth victory in six games. Toronto didn’t get a legitimate hit off Manaea until the...
The Mercury News May 19, 2018
Yusmeiro Petit already proving to be a workhorse for A’s

Yusmeiro Petit already proving to be a workhorse for A’s

Veteran relief pitcher Yusmeiro Petit is on pace to lead the league in innings pitched by a reliever for the second consecutive season.
SFGate May 19, 2018

Jed Lowrie’s hit total helps kids in Nicaragua, Colombia

TORONTO - As Jed Lowrie keeps racking up hits, the A’s reap the benefits, of course, but so does the non-profit organization Project Beisbol, which runs baseball and softball camps in Colombia and Nicaragua and provides equipment for young players in those countries. Lowrie, who entered Saturday tied for fourth in the majors in hits, has a fundraising effort at pledgeit.org that allows donors to pledge a certain some for each hit Lowrie records this season. The goal is to raise $15,000 and efforts so far project to nearly $10,000 based on Lowrie’s current total of 58...
SFGate May 19, 2018

Down one day, back the next: A’s reinstate Ryan Dull

TORONTO - As anticipated, the A’s recalled reliever Ryan Dull on Saturday, one day after optioning him to Triple-A Nashville. Dull never left Toronto, and with Oakland’s bullpen again depleted, he was reinstated when left-hander Brett Anderson went on the DL with a shoulder strain. It’s the 11th career DL stint for Anderson, his first with a shoulder ailment. Anderson exited before the start of the second inning Friday night when he felt shoulder pain while warming up. The A’s bullpen worked the remaining eight innings, and Josh Lucas, called up...
Jays Journal May 19, 2018

Blue Jays Opposing Pitcher Report: Sean Manaea

Saturday, May 18, the Blue Jays will try to defeat Sean Manaea of the Oakland Athletics. Joe Biagini will oppose the Oakland ace for the Blue Jays. Sean Manaea was drafted by the Kansas City Royals 34th overall before making his way to the Athletics midway through the 2015 season. The 26-year-old has shown promising […] Blue Jays Opposing Pitcher Report: Sean Manaea - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Mercury News May 18, 2018
Dustin Fowler breaks out in A’s win over Blue Jays

Dustin Fowler breaks out in A’s win over Blue Jays

Dustin Fowler showed off his speed and power in a win over the Blue Jays that saw an A's starter leave early with an injury for the second night in a row.
The Mercury News May 18, 2018
A’s make multiple roster moves as Andrew Triggs heads to DL

A’s make multiple roster moves as Andrew Triggs heads to DL

TORONTO — The A’s are still awaiting the results on Andrew Triggs’ MRI, but they are already certain it will require a stint on the disabled list. Triggs was placed on the 10-day disabled list with what the club described as right arm nerve irritation. Feeling a tingling sensation from right middle finger to thumb […]
SFGate May 18, 2018

A’s recall Pagán, Lucas, place Triggs on DL and demote Dull

TORONTO - With their bullpen overworked on the current road trip, the A’s dipped down to Triple-A Nashville to add right-handed relievers Emilio Pagán and Josh Lucas on Friday. “In general, the entire trip, we’ve gone through a lot of guys in the bullpen,” manager Bob Melvin said. “Late nights, all sorts of stuff. Prudent that we have fresh arms, including guys who can give us multiple innings.” Starter Andrew Triggs, who left Thursday’s game in the third inning with numbness and tingling in his right thumb and index and middle fingers, was...
The Mercury News May 17, 2018
Andrew Triggs departs with forearm injury in A’s win over Blue Jays

Andrew Triggs departs with forearm injury in A’s win over Blue Jays

The A's offense exploded Thursday night, but starter Andrew Triggs had to leave his start early with a forearm injury.

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