Eric Sogard

Jonny Gomes #15 of the Oakland Athletics hits a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on August 27, 2014 in Houston. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

A’s Rally Late, Defeat Astros

Sam Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the ninth inning to give the Oakland Athletics a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.

08/27/2014

Sonny Gray #54 of the Oakland Athletics walks off the field after being taken out of the game by manager Bob Melvin in the fifth inning with the Tampa Bay Rays leading 6-0 at O.co Coliseum on August 6, 2014 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Gray Struggles, A’s Lose To Rays

The Rays handed reigning AL Pitcher of the Month Sonny Gray (12-5) his second straight defeat following a 5-0 July in which he had a 1.03 ERA. This is the second time Gray has lost consecutive outings in his first full major league season, also to Baltimore and the Yankees on June 7 and 13.

08/06/2014

Jesse Chavez #60 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 30, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

A’s Complete Sweep Of Rangers In Texas

Jesse Chavez allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings, Eric Sogard matched his season total with three RBIs on Wednesday night and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep with a 12-1 rout of the sloppy Texas Rangers.

04/30/2014

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 22: John Jaso #5 of the Oakland Athletics is tagged out at home plate by Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers in the bottom of the second inning at O.co Coliseum on April 22, 2014 in Oakland, California. Jaso was attempting to score on a fly ball to center field off the bat of Jed Lowrie. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Gregerson Blows 3rd Save Opportunity In A’s Loss To Rangers

Michael Choice singled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers rallied to beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Tuesday night.

04/22/2014

Eric Sogard #28 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with Nate Freiman #7 after the game against the Minnesota Twins at O.co Coliseum on September 22, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Minnesota Twins 11-7 as they clinched the American League West Division. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Fans Claim Conspiracy As Sogard Narrowly Misses ‘Face Of MLB’ Title

Call it revenge against the nerds: with just hours to go, the big-market New York Mets and star slugger David Wright staged a comeback to claim the “Face of MLB” title over surprising finalist Eric Sogard of the Oakland Athletics in a Twitter-based contest run by Major League Baseball.

02/28/2014

Eric Sogard #28 of the Oakland Athletics is interviewed after the game against the Minnesota Twins at O.co Coliseum on September 22, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Minnesota Twins 11-7 as they clinched the American League West Division. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

#NERDPOWER On Verge Of Making A’s Sogard ‘Face Of Major League Baseball’

A lack of name recognition hasn’t stopped the Oakland A’s from claiming the last two American League West titles and, if their fans have anything to say about it, it won’t stop spectacle-sporting infielder Eric Sogard from becoming the face of Major League Baseball.

02/27/2014

Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates a sixth inning home run with Yoenis Cespedes #52 while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on August 28, 2013 in Detroit. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Moss Homers Twice, A’s Defeat Tigers In Rout

Brandon Moss homered twice, drove in a career-high six runs in the Oakland Athletics’ 14-4 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.

08/28/2013

Tommy Milone #57 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Seattle Mariners at O.co Coliseum on June 14, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s 11-Game Home Winning Streak Snapped By Mariners

Mike Zunino hit his first career home run on a tiebreaking solo shot in the seventh inning and the Seattle Mariners held on for a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

06/14/2013

Eric Sogard #28 of the Oakland Athletics is out at second as shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera #13 of the Cleveland Indians throws to first for the double play during the third inning at Progressive Field on May 7, 2013 in Cleveland. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

A’s Struggle In Shutout Loss To Cleveland

Tommy Milone (3-4), who lost a career-worst fourth straight start, was done in by shoddy defense and no run support.

05/07/2013

Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics connects to knock in two runs against Alfredo Aceves #91 of the Boston Red Sox in the 3rd inning at Fenway Park on April 23, 2013 in Boston. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

A’s Rout Red Sox In Rain-Shortened Game

Bartolo Colon allowed three hits and the Oakland Athletics capitalized on eight walks, two balks and two errors to beat the Boston Red Sox 13-0 in a rain-shortened seven-inning game Tuesday night.

04/23/2013

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