KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 05: Greg Holland #56 celebrates with Norichika Aoki #23 of the Kansas City Royals after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 in Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Daily Madden: It’s Hard To Dislike The Royals

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – John Madden will be rooting for the Giants as the World Series gets underway Tuesday night. But he’s also a big fan of the way the Royals play the game. “They’re […]

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/21/2014

Bob Melvin #6 of the Oakland Athletics and bench coach Chip Hale #5 stand in the dugout against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of an interleague game at AT&T Park on May 19, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  The San Francisco Giants defeated the Oakland Athletics 4-0. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Assistant Chip Hale Leaving To Become Manager Of Diamondbacks

The 49-year-old managed in Arizona’s minor league system for six seasons and was with the Diamondbacks from 2007-09 in the first of eight consecutive seasons as a big league third base coach. He spent 2010-11 with the New York Mets and the last three seasons with Oakland under manager Bob Melvin.

10/13/2014

Rebecca Kaplan (Facebook/Kaplan for Oakland Mayor 2014)

Oakland Mayoral Candidate Returns Campaign Donations From A’s Owner Lew Wolff

Oakland mayoral candidate Rebecca Kaplan’s campaign says she’ll return 21-hundred dollars in donations from Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff and his family.

10/13/2014

Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals scores on a wild pitch in the eighth inning during their American League Wild Card game against Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Wild Card Stunner: A’s Eliminated By Royals In 12-Inning Marathon

Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to score from second base and giving the long-suffering Royals a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics in a wild AL wild-card game Tuesday night.

09/30/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 30: Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics hits a two-run home run in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during the American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

GameDay: A’s Loss In Wild Card Game A Tough One To Take

This will sound like a tired cliché, but it’s too bad one team had to lose: This was one great frickin’ baseball game. Who in their right mind predicted a 9-8 finish with Jon Lester and James Shields pitching?

09/30/2014

(Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

A’s, Royals Reunite In Postseason For 1st Time Since 1981

One team has waited decades to return to the postseason, the other looked World Series-bound before stumbling and barely eking into the playoffs on the final day. Just how long in the making is this rematch? The teams last played in 1981.

09/30/2014

7. San Francisco Giants (84-70)

Las Vegas Has Giants Favored, A’s Underdogs In Wild Card Playoff Games

Both the Giants and A’s will be on the road this week hoping to extend the 2014 postseason beyond a single game, but Las Vegas bookies say the Giants actually have a better shot at advancing than the boys from Oakland.

09/29/2014

Sonny Gray

A’s Clinch AL Wild Card With 4-0 Shutout At Texas

Sonny Gray threw a 6-hitter to win for the first time in 5 September starts and the A’s beat the Rangers 4-0 Sunday to clinch the American League’s second wild card.

09/28/2014

Athletics v Rangers

A’s Lose To Texas, Wild-Card Lead Down To 1 Game

The A’s couldn’t take advantage of their first chance to clinch an AL wild-card spot on their own, allowing homers to rookie Jake Smolinski and Robinson Chirinos in a 5-4 win for the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.

09/28/2014

A's v Rangers

A’s Closer To Wild Card After 6-2 Win At Texas

Josh Reddick drove in 3 runs, Scott Kazmir won for the first time in 7 starts and the Oakland A’s moved close to their 3rd consecutive playoff appearance with a 6-2 victory over the Rangers on Friday night.

09/26/2014

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3. Washington Nationals (96-66)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – October 1, 2014

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23. Cincinnati Reds (72-84)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – September 24, 2014

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20. Miami Marlins (72-76)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – September 17, 2014

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Baseball Shots Of The Week – September 9, 2014

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8. Kansas City Royals (74-62)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – September 2, 2014

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8. Los Angeles Dodgers (74-57)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – August 27, 2014

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5. Washington Nationals (69-53)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – August 19, 2014

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in MLB. Here’s your power rankings for the week ending on August 19th.

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