Brandon McCarthy

Pedro Florimon #25 of the Minnesota Twins scores on a sacrifice fly beating the throw home to catcher Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics in the eighth inning at Coliseum on August 20, 2012. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Win Streak Snapped By Twins

Josh Willingham drove in two runs against his former team, Joe Mauer hit a two-run single and the Minnesota Twins snapped Oakland’s four-game winning streak with a 7-2 victory over the Athletics on Monday night.


Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning on August 15, 2012 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

McCarthy’s Win Streak Snapped, A’s Lose To Royals

Brandon McCarthy, who is 6-1 with a 2.45 ERA in his past nine starts, gave up three runs, two earned, and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings, while walking none and striking out four.


Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the six inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coliseum on June 19, 2012. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

McCarthy Outpitches Harang, A’s Shut Out Dodgers

Brandon McCarthy showed no signs of an ailing shoulder in seven impressive innings, winning his third straight start and sixth consecutive decision to lead the Oakland Athletics past the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 on Tuesday night.


Brandon Moss #37, Jemile Weeks #19, Collin Cowgill #12, and Coco Crisp #4 celebrate defeating the Texas Rangers 7 to 1 at Coliseum on June 7, 2012. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Crisp Leads A’s Past Darvish, Rangers

Coco Crisp hit a solo homer and bases-loaded triple to match his season total for extra-base hits and the A’s earned their first series win in more than a month, beating the Texas Rangers 7-1 on Thursday.


Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Detroit Tigers at Coliseum on May 12, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

McCarthy Strikes Out 10, Leads A’s Past Tigers 3-1

Brandon McCarthy matched a career high with 10 strikeouts after missing his last start with a sore right shoulder, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Saturday night.


Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics throws against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on May 2, 2012. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

McCarthy Holds Red Sox To One Run, A’s Take Series

Brandon McCarthy beat an AL East opponent once again, holding Boston to one run over 6 2-/3 innings as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Red Sox 4-2 Wednesday night.


Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 27, 2012. (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

McCarthy Pitches A’s Over Orioles, Win 3rd Straight

Brandon McCarthy won for the first time this season, pitching seven solid innings, and Eric Sogard hit a two-run home run in a three-run second as the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Friday.


Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics watches a Howard Kendrick #47 of the Los Angeles Angels single during the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 16, 2012 in Anaheim. (Harry How/Getty Images)

McCarthy Gives Up 5 Runs, A’s Lose To Angels In Shutout

Josh Reddick had two hits and Brandon McCarthy pitched into the eighth inning for the A’s, who have lost three straight. McCarthy (0-2) yielded 11 hits and five runs while failing in his fourth attempt to get his first win of the season.


Oakland Athletics v Seattle Mariners

A’s Lose To Mariners In Home Opener

Yoenis Cespedes smacked his second home run of the season in a memorizing display of muscle, the lone highlight in a 7-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners in the home opener Friday night.


Ichiro Suzuki

Suzuki, Mariners Edge A’s In 11 Innings In Tokyo Season Opener

Ichiro Suzuki had four hits in his return to Japan, Dustin Ackley homered and then singled in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 Wednesday night in baseball’s season-opener.