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Bob Melvin

Kurt Suzuki #8 and Mark Ellis #14 talk to pitcher Brett Anderson #49 of the Oakland Athletics before he was taken out of the game in the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 31, 2011 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Need Offensive Resurgence In Second Half

The Athletics come out of the All-Star break with the third-worst record in the American League at 39-53 and are 12 games behind Texas in the AL West after being swept by the Rangers in a four-game series.

CBS San Francisco–07/14/2011

Hideki Matsui #55 of the Oakland Athletics hits a home run in the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royals at the Coliseum on June 14, 2011 in Oakland. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Home Debut Of New A’s Manager Spoiled By Royals

The Kansas City Royals beat Oakland 7-4 on Tuesday night to spoil the home debut of Athletics interim manager Bob Melvin.

CBS San Francisco–06/14/2011

Bob Melvin, interim manager of the Oakland Athletics (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

A’s Rally Late To Beat White Sox, 7-5

Scott Sizemore hit a go-ahead three-run double in the ninth inning to rally the Oakland Athletics past the Chicago White Sox 7-5 Friday night, ending a 10-game losing streak.

CBS San Francisco–06/10/2011

Bob Melvin, interim manager of the Oakland Athletics (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

A’s Drop 10th Straight Despite Managerial Change

Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko each hit two-run homers and the Chicago White Sox spoiled the debut of Oakland interim manager Bob Melvin, beating the Athletics 9-4 on Thursday night.

KPIX 5–06/09/2011

Bob Geren

A’s Fire Geren; Bay Area Native Bob Melvin Takes Charge

The Oakland Athletics have fired manager Bob Geren in the midst of a nine-game losing streak that has sent them tumbling to the bottom of the AL West standings.

CBS San Francisco–06/09/2011