Jarrod Parker

Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by third base coach Mike Gallego #2 after Norris hit a two-run homer during the second inning against the San Francisco Giants at O.co Coliseum on May 28, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Norris, Parker Lead A’s Past Giants In Bay Bridge Series

Derek Norris hit a two-run homer in the second, Jarrod Parker pitched seven strong innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.

05/28/2013

Mark Reynolds #12 of the Cleveland Indians rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning against starting pitcher Jarrod Parker #11 of the Oakland Athletics at Progressive Field on May 6, 2013 in Cleveland. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Parker Struggles Early, A’s Fall To Cleveland

Asdrubal Cabrera homered twice and Mark Reynolds hit one to the deepest reaches of Progressive Field, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.

05/06/2013

Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics hits an RBI double scoring Seth Smith #15 against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum on April 30, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Extra Innings Not Needed, A’s Beat Angels 10-6

Yoenis Cespedes drove in four runs, Seth Smith knocked in three with a bases-loaded double and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-6 on Tuesday.

04/30/2013

Pitcher Jarrod Parker #11 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Tropicana Field on April 20, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

All Eyes On A’s Parker As He Tries To Overcome Struggles

After a wild 19-inning affair in the series opener, Garrett Richards opposes Jarrod Parker as the AL West rivals – Angels and Athletics – continue their three-game set Tuesday night in Oakland.

04/30/2013

Manager Bob Melvin (L) of the Oakland Athletics takes pitcher Jarrod Parker #11 out of the game against the Baltimore Orioles in the fifth inning at O.co Coliseum on April 25, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Fall To Orioles In Return Home

Jarrod Parker allowed six runs over 5 1-3 innings and is winless in five starts this season. He struck out five and walked three.

04/25/2013

John Jaso #5 of the Oakland Athletics hits a three-run home run in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the Angels home opener at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 9, 2013 in Anaheim. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Jaso’s Pinch Homer Rallies A’s Over Angels

Pinch-hitter John Jaso had a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Oakland Athletics blew a four-run lead before rallying to beat the Los Angeles Angels 9-5 Tuesday night in the majors’ final home opener.

04/09/2013

Manager Bob Melvin #6 of the Oakland Athletics gives the ball to pitcher Evan Scribner #58 after pitcher Ryan Cook #48 (not pictured) walked in a run with the bases loaded against the Seattle Mariners in the seventh inning at O.co Coliseum on April 2, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Get 3 Hits, Walk 8 In 7-1 Loss To Mariners

Yoenis Cespedes hit a leadoff home run to the deepest part of center field in the second inning before Hisashi Iwakuma quickly regrouped to retire 15 of his final 16 hitters.

04/02/2013

Jarrod Parker #11 of the Oakland Athletics. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Parker Hopes To Overcome Spring Training Struggles

Jarrod Parker will face an easier mound opponent than he did in the postseason for the Oakland Athletics as he gets ready to also put some poor outings in spring training behind him.

04/02/2013

Jarrod Parker of the Oakland A's. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

A’s Beat Rockies In Cactus League Finale

Oakland first baseman Nate Freiman, claimed off waivers from Houston on Saturday, hit a two-run double off Jhoulys Chacin to put the A’s ahead 6-5 with two outs in the fifth.

03/27/2013

Jarrod Parker of the Oakland A's. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Parker Strikes Out 5, A’s Tie White Sox In Cactus League

Jarrod Parker, who had struggled in his two previous starts, gave up two runs on three hits, walked two and struck out five in six innings.

03/22/2013

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