Straily Shuts Down Twins To Complete 3-Game Sweep For A'sDan Straily pitched three-hit ball for seven innings and Sam Fuld hit a rare home run to help the Oakland Athletics complete a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins with a 6-1 victory Thursday.
Fantasy Baseball Preview: 5 Bay Area Bargain PlayersBut the Bay Area his home to a lot of reliable talent that should go in the middle rounds, and could be snapped up inexcusably early if you are playing in a league full of homer Giants and A’s fans. So who should you target if you miss out on Buster Pose, Hunter Pence, Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain, Josh Donaldson or Yoenis Cespedes? There are several intriguing players worth taking a late round pick on in standard leagues.
Straily Pitches 4 Solid For A's In 9-9 Tie With RoyalsDan Straily worked four promising innings, Derek Norris and Michael Taylor homered and the Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals played to a 9-9 tie in nine innings Friday.
A’s Split Squad Rallies In 9th, Defeats Brewers In Cactus LeagueWily Peralta gave up one hit in three scoreless innings in his first spring start, but Luke Montz hit a two-run homer in a three-run ninth to rally an Oakland Athletics' split-squad to a 6-4 victory Tuesday over the Milwaukee Brewers.
A's Unable To Close Out Tigers In Game 4 Of ALDSSean Doolittle lost the lead and gave up two runs in the seventh inning, Ryan Cook and Brett Anderson yielded three more in the eighth, and the Tigers rallied for an 8-6 win to force a decisive fifth game in their AL division series.
A's Lower Magic Number To 4 For AL West TitleCoco Crisp hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lowered their magic number to clinch the AL West to four with a back-and-forth 8-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
A's Top Rangers To Start Key AL West SeriesYoenis Cespedes hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Oakland Athletics survived a shaky night from the bullpen to extend their AL West lead with a 9-8 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
Moss Homers Twice, A's Defeat Tigers In RoutBrandon Moss homered twice, drove in a career-high six runs in the Oakland Athletics' 14-4 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.
Orioles Defeat A's, Tighten Race For Wild CardBrian Roberts hit a grand slam, Adam Jones homered and had three RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 9-7 Friday night to gain ground in the wild-card race.
A's Slump Continues On The Road With Loss To RedsJay Bruce homered and made a run-saving catch on the warning track, and Mat Latos pitched into the eighth inning against Oakland's slumping lineup on Tuesday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-1 victory over the Athletics.
Straily, A's Hope To Keep Building MomentumThe Oakland Athletics couldn't add to their AL West lead, but they keep building plenty of momentum. Dan Straily hopes he can contribute to that run after losing his last two starts.
Pitchers Wilson, Straily Get Rematch As Angels Visit A'sThe Los Angeles Angels' C.J. Wilson continued his recent mastery on the mound over the weekend, outdueling the Oakland Athletics' Dan Straily. The visiting Angels will be looking for another dominant display Thursday night as Wilson and Straily square off again in the opener of a four-game set.