Hideki Matsui

Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays at the O.co Coliseum on July 26, 2011 in Oakland. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

A’s Defeat Struggling Rays Again

Cliff Pennington had three hits to remain the hottest hitter in the major leagues since the All-Star break, Brandon McCarthy pitched eight innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 on Tuesday night.

CBS San Francisco–07/26/2011

Conor Jackson #28 of the Oakland Athletics hits a two-run double in the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on July 25, 2011 in Oakland. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

A’s Rally From 3-Run Deficit To Beat Rays

Conor Jackson hit a two-run double in the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied from three runs down to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 on Monday night.

CBS San Francisco–07/25/2011

Hideki Matsui #55 of the Oakland Athletics runs the bases after his seventh inning home run past Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Top Athletics, 7-5

Bartolo Colon pitched seven effective innings to end a three-start losing streak and Curtis Granderson connected for a two-run homer, leading the New York Yankees over the Oakland Athletics 7-5 on Sunday.

CBS San Francisco–07/24/2011

Manager Sadaharu Oh of Team Japan celebrates after defeating Team Cuba in the Final game of the World Baseball Classic at Petco Park on March 20, 2006 in San Diego, California. Japan defeated Cuba 10-6 to win the World Baseball Classic. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Japanese Home Run King Oh Pays Tribute To Matsui For 500th Homer

Japanese home run king Sadaharu Oh paid tribute to Hideki Matsui after the Oakland Athletics’ outfielder hit his 500th homer.

CBS San Francisco–07/21/2011

Hideki Matsui #55 of the Oakland Athletics hit a home run in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers during an MLB game at Comerica Park on July 20, 2011 in Detroit. Matsui became the first player to hit 500 home runs combined playing in both Japan and in Major League Baseball. (Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Matsui Hits 500th Professional Homer, A’s Defeat Tigers

Hideki Matsui hit his 500th professional homer Wednesday and drove in three runs to lead the Oakland Athletics over the Detroit Tigers 7-5.

CBS San Francisco–07/20/2011

Conor Jackson of the Oakland A's. (Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Jackson’s 1st Grand Slam Lifts Athletics Over Angels

Conor Jackson hit his first career grand slam to highlight an eight-run first inning and the Oakland Athletics cruised to a 9-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.

CBS San Francisco–07/17/2011

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

Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics watches a home run by Hanley Ramirez #2 of the Florida Marlins in the first inning on June 29, 2011 in Oakland. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

A’s Shut Out By Marlins, Melvin Announces Changes

Bob Melvin thinks his club is on the verge of coming out of its offensive slumber. Just the same, Oakland’s manager plans to shake things up a little.

CBS San Francisco–06/29/2011

Gio Gonzalez #47 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Florida Marlins on June 28, 2011 in Oakland. ( Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Gonzalez Pitches Gem, A’s Beat Marlins

Gio Gonzalez allowed one hit over eight innings, pitching the Oakland Athletics to a rain-delayed 1-0 victory over the Marlins.

CBS San Francisco–06/28/2011

Carlos Beltran #15 of the New York Mets slides in ahead of the tag from Jemile Weeks #19 of the Oakland Athletics for a stolen base in the tenth inning on June 22, 2011 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

A’s Lose To Mets On Hit Batsman In 13th Inning

Brad Ziegler hit Justin Turner with a pitch with two outs in the 13th inning to force in the winning run and the New York Mets ended the Oakland Athletics’ six-game winning streak.

CBS San Francisco–06/22/2011




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