American League West

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 10: Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics hits a single to break up a no hitter in the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers during Game Five of the American League Division Series at Coliseum on October 10, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Season in Review: Oakland Is Still the Bay Area Baseball King

The A’s won their 16th division title in 2013, but bowed out with a disappointing ALDS loss (again).


Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by Jed Lowrie #8 after Cespedes hit a two-run homer in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Coliseum on August 3, 2013 in Oakland, California. Lowrie was on base when Cespedes hit the home run. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Matchup With Astros Could Propel A’s Back Into 1st Place

Now sitting in second place, the A’s will try to regain the advantage with a series at home against a woeful Houston Astros team they’ve dominated. A healthier Colon might have a good chance to help Tuesday night, given his recent performances against them.


A's v Astros

A’s Look To Continue Dominance Of New Division Rivals In Houston

The Athletics have won all nine meetings this year with their newest division rivals, and will likely again be without slugger Yoenis Cespedes in Monday night’s opener of a three-game series in Houston.


Josh Donaldson #20 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two run home run off of Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning of the interleague game,
(Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Surging A’s Prove Last Year’s Success Was No Fluke

Third baseman Josh Donaldson sees plenty of similarities between this Oakland team and the one that stunned the Texas Rangers on the season’s final day last fall.


Chris Young #25 of the Oakland Athletics high fives Shane Peterson #32 after the Athletics beat the Houston Astros at Coliseum on April 17, 2013 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Look To Continue Dominance Of Young Astros Team

Coming off their first loss in six games, the Oakland Athletics may be feeling good about their chances of getting back on track against the Houston Astros.


Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics

A’s Given Little Chance To Repeat As AL West Champs

The Oakland Athletics know that few will give them a chance to repeat in a division featuring sluggers Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton and Mike Trout making up a loaded lineup for the Los Angeles Angels.


Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants hits a three-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on August 7, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Buster’s Remarkable Batting Crown

Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants won the National League batting title with a .336 average, only the fourth catcher to do so in the league’s 137-season history.


Josh Reddick #16 and Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics celebrate after Reddick hit a solo home run in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Coliseum on August 7, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Now A Win Away From Return To Playoffs

A victory for the Oakland Athletics would secure their return to the postseason, but they’re still looking to catch the Rangers.


Pitcher Tyson Ross of the Oakland A's. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Avoid Sweep With 5-1 Win Over Indians

Seth Smith hit a two-run homer, helping Tyson Ross get his first win in nearly a year as the Oakland Athletics avoided a series sweep with a 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.


A's v. Mariners

Mariners Overcome A’s, 5-3

Brendan Ryan hit a two-run homer, Justin Smoak added a solo shot and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 5-3 on Sunday.