Athletics

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

Sean Doolittle

Sean Doolittle: One of the Good Guys

The A’s clubhouse is loaded with good guys. But today, there is only one official “Good Guy.”
The baseball writers named Sean Doolittle as the 2014 recipient of the Bill Rigney Good Guy Award. The award was created by the Chronicle’s John Shea and is given each year to a Giant and Athletic who is most accommodating with the media.

09/23/2014

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 29: Josh Donaldson #20 of the Oakland Athletics looks on during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 29, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

A’s Donaldson Turns Flub Into Fantastic Play

On Sunday he blasted a walk-off homer in extra innings. He followed that up Monday night with a pretty slick play against Angels Catcher Chris Ianneta.

09/23/2014

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 01: Eric O'Flaherty #39 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Seattle Mariners in the top of the ninth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 1, 2014 in Oakland, California. The Athletics won the game 6-1. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Struggling Oakland A’s Beat Mariners, 6-1

Adam Dunn is in a pennant race at last, and what an impression he made on his new team as the September stretch run began.

09/01/2014

A's v Angels

Oakland A’s Swept By Angels In Anaheim

Mike Trout hit his career-high 31st homer and drove in three runs, Matt Shoemaker pitched seven shutout innings of five-hit ball, and the Los Angeles Angels completed a masterful four-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with an 8-1 victory Sunday.

08/31/2014

Closer Huston Street #16 and catcher Hank Conger #24 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim shake hands as pitcher Jered Weaver #36 celebrates in the background after the final out against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 30, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  The Angels won 2-0.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Angels Use 8 Pitchers To Beat A’s, 2-0

The Angels, who own the best record in the majors, set a franchise mark for pitchers used in a nine-inning game on Saturday night while posting a 2-0 victory that increased their AL West lead over the Athletics to four games.

08/30/2014

Jonny Gomes #15 of the Oakland Athletics scores against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the bottom of the second inning at O.co Coliseum on August 23, 2014 in Oakland, California. Gomes scored on an RBI single from Sam Fuld. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Crisp Scores On Wild Pitch As A’s Beat Angels, 2-1

Coco Crisp scored the go-ahead run on Joe Smith’s wild pitch with two outs in the eighth inning, and the A’s beat the Angels 2-1 on Saturday night to move into a share of the lead atop the AL West.

08/23/2014

Twins v A's

A’s Get Chance To Regain 1st Place As Angels Come To Town

The Angels (76-50) own a two-game edge over Oakland (74-52) and have won eight of nine after their first four-game sweep in Boston since 1962. Los Angeles’ pitchers own a 2.70 ERA over the last nine games and Matt Shoemaker held the Red Sox hitless for 6 2-3 of his 7 2-3 innings in Thursday’s 2-0 victory.

08/22/2014

A streaker is removed by Security after running on to the field during the sixth inning of the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Oakland Athletics at Turner Field on August 16, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Streaker Runs Onto Field In A’s V. Atlanta Game

A nude man ran onto the field in the sixth inning of the Oakland Athletics-Atlanta Braves game, briefly interrupting play on Saturday night.

08/16/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 14: Alberto Callaspo #7 of the Oakland Athletics fields a ground ball and then commits a throwing error allowing Erik Kratz #19 of the Kansas City Royals to advance to third base during the 3rd inning of the game at Kauffman Stadium on August 14, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Surging Kansas City Royals Rally To Beat A’s

The Royals took the season series, winning five of seven against the Athletics, who have the best record in the majors.

08/14/2014

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