Athletics

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

An artist’s rendering of the proposed San Jose ballpark for the Athletics. (360 Architecture)

San Jose Gets Day In Court With MLB Over Antitrust Claim In Planned A’s Move

A three judge panel was set to hear arguments in the case Tuesday. At issue is whether the A’s should be allowed to relocate to a new ballpark in downtown San Jose despite opposition from league officials because the San Francisco Giants hold a territorial claim on Santa Clara County. League commissioner Bud Selig, who assigned a special committee to study the issue in March of 2009, has yet to issue a decision.

08/12/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 11: Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics fields the ball at second base for the force out as Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Kansas City Royals attampts to slide during the 7th inning of the game at Kauffman Stadium on August 11, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Royals Beat A’s To Pick Up 8th Straight Win, Take AL Central Lead

The Kansas City Royals won their eighth straight game and took over the AL Central lead Monday night when Yordano Ventura outdueled Sonny Gray during a 3-2 win over Oakland Athletics.

08/11/2014

Stephen Vogt

Twins End 12-Game Skid Against A’s With 6-1 Win

Leave it to a pair of former Oakland Athletics to end one of the worst skids the Minnesota Twins have ever had against another club.

08/10/2014

Stephen Vogt #21 of the Oakland Athletics gets a pie in the face by teammate Josh Reddick #16 after scoring the game winning single against Al Alburquerque #62 of the Detroit Tigers in the ninth inning to win Game Two of the American League Division Series at O.co Coliseum on October 5, 2013 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Catcher Vogt Takes Over MLB Network Interview Acting Out NBA Ref Persona

What was supposed to be an interview between recently-returned Oakland Athletic Jonny Gomes and the hosts of the MLB network show Intentional Talk turned into a showcase for the mimicking genius of catcher Stephen Vogt.

08/08/2014

Construction on the Central Subway Tunnel in San Francisco. (Photo by Anna Duckworth)

Jump On Tomorrow: Coliseum Lease Vote, North Beach Noise, Warhol’s Birthday

Get a jump on what’s happening tomorrow around the Bay Area.

08/05/2014

A's Pitcher Sonny Gray

Despite Playoff Potential, A’s And Giants Seen As Longshots For Postseason Awards

The Oakland A’s still boast the best record in baseball. The Giants trial only the Dodgers in the National League standings, so you’d expect local ballplayers to be in the hunt for the major postseason awards, but you’d be wrong.

08/05/2014

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 03: Norichika Aoki #23 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with Alcides Escobar #2 after both scored runs on a Omar Infante (not pictured) double during the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on August 3, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Kansas City Royals Take Down Athletics 4-2 In Oakland

James Shields pitched eight sharp innings for his first win in nearly a month, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Sunday.

08/03/2014

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