AL West

Stephen Vogt #21 and Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics celebrate after both score on Vogt's two run home run in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 11, 2014 in Anaheim. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Athletics Increase AL-West Lead With 7-1 Victory Over Angels

Stephen Vogt hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot against Jered Weaver, and the Oakland Athletics increased their AL West lead over the Los Angeles Angels to 3 ½ games with a 7-1 victory Wednesday night.


Brad Miller #5 of the Seattle Mariners breaks up a double play attempt by Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics during the third inning at Coliseum on August 21, 2013 in Oakland. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Head Into Final Regular Season Series Rested

A day off couldn’t have come at a better time for an Oakland Athletics team that went on a tear for the last month to clinch its second consecutive AL West title while staying in the hunt for the league’s best record.


Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics hits an RBI double against the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning of the game on September 11, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

A’s Try To Keep Rolling In 2nd Meeting With Angels

The Oakland Athletics aren’t satisfied with a second straight AL West title. Jed Lowrie will try to keep them rolling and help Oakland earn a share of the best record in the league Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Angels.


Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a three run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning at Coliseum on September 22, 2013 in Oakland. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Look To Take Next Step After Winning AL West Again

The Oakland A’s have September figured out. Don’t be surprised if this is the year they figure out October, too.


Brian Fuentes #40 of the Oakland Athletics walks off the field as Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins heads home to score after Josh Willingham #16 hit a walk-off home run in the ninth inning on May 29, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis. The Twins defeated the Athletics 3-4 in a walk off. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

A’s Hope To Move Closer To AL West Title, Open Set vs. Twins

Though they come off a disappointing result, the Oakland Athletics figure to have a good chance to clinch their second straight division title by the end of their four-game home series with the struggling Minnesota Twins.


Brett Anderson #49 of the Oakland Athletics pitches the first pitch of the game to Franklin Gutierrez #21 of the Seattle Mariners during Opening Day at Coliseum on April 1, 2013 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Athletics Adding Seating For AL Division Series

The AL West-leading Oakland Athletics sold out the normal Coliseum seating for the playoffs so fast Tuesday they have decided to open up additional seating in the third deck view level by removing the green tarps over those sections.


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A’s Enter 2nd Half With Lead For First Time In Decades

The A’s are all alone atop the AL West at the break for the first time since 1990. And that’s saying something for the defending division champions, who last June 30 trailed the Texas Rangers by 13 games before rallying to capture the West crown on the season’s final day.


Bartolo Colon #40 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the New York Yankees at Coliseum on June 11, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Look To Regain AL West Lead As Cardinals Come To Town

The Oakland Athletics have lost a share of the AL West lead, but they’re starting to head in the right direction.
Another start by Bartolo Colon could help them stay on that path.


Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after he hit a sacrifice fly that scored Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics in the fifth inning of their game against the Texas Rangers at Coliseum on October 1, 2012 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Pushing For Larger AL West Advantage In Texas

The Oakland Athletics can take comfort in knowing they’ll leave Texas still leading the AL West. They can pad their lead by extending the struggles of the second-place Rangers on Wednesday night.


Josh Donaldson (R) #20 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by Derek Norris (L) #36 after hitting a two-run home run, as catcher Chris Iannetta #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim looks on in the sixth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 11, 2013 in Anaheim. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

A’s Looking To Defend Home Turf In Matchup With Angels

There hasn’t been much of a home-field advantage in recent meetings between the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels.