Jeff Samardzija

Jeff Samardzija

Athletics Score 6 Runs In 1st, Beat Angels To Keep Wild Card Lead

Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top AL wild-card spot by beating the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Monday night.

09/22/2014

J.P. Arencibia #7 of the Texas Rangers rounds the bases after hitting a three-run homer off of Sean Doolittle #62 of the Oakland Athletics in the top of the ninth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 17, 2014 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Lose To Rangers After Doolittle Blows Save, Angels Win AL West

Sean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.

09/17/2014

Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics can't handle a throw to get Alexei Ramirez #10 of the Chicago White Sox at first base in the 6th inning at U.S. Cellular Field on September 10, 2014 in Chicago. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bullpen Struggles Again, A’s Fall To White Sox

The Athletics were in line for the win after Jeff Samardzija threw seven scoreless innings, and Adam Dunn singled in a run against his former team. Instead, they lost for the 10th time in 13 games because the bullpen failed again to protect a lead.

09/10/2014

Astros v Athletics

Slumping A’s Lose To Astros, Drop 6 Games Back In AL West

Chris Carter hit his 36th homer and drove in three runs against his former team to help the Houston Astros beat the slumping Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Friday night.

09/05/2014

Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics, left, high fives Eric Sogard #28 afte the final out against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on August 25, 2014 in Houston. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Samardzija Snaps Skid, A’s Defeat Astros

Jeff Samardzija pitched eight solid innings and Josh Donaldson drove in three runs to lead the Oakland Athletics over the Houston Astros 8-2 Monday night.

08/25/2014

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 20: Jeff Samardzija #29 of the Oakland Athletics waits with the infielders for manager Bob Melvin to take him out of the game in the inning of their game against the New York Mets at O.co Coliseum on August 20, 2014 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Samardzija Struggles, A’s Lose To Mets

Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer, Eric Campbell also connected and the New York Mets beat the Oakland Athletics 8-5 on Wednesday to snap a three-game losing streak.

08/20/2014

Josh Reddick #16 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after he scored against the Tampa Bay Rays in the bottom of the third inning at O.co Coliseum on August 4, 2014 in Oakland, California. Reddick scored from first base on an RBI double from Jed Lowrie #8. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Derek Norris Singles In 10th, A’s Defeat Rays

Derek Norris singled up the middle with two outs and the bases loaded in the 10th inning against former Oakland closer Grant Balfour, and the Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Monday night.

08/04/2014

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Scott Iskowitz)

Top 5 Starting Rotations If The Playoffs Started Today

By Jordan Tracy The trade deadline has come and gone. All that is left is possibly waiver wire trades that could include someone like Cliff Lee being dealt but major moves have been made before […]

07/31/2014

A's v. Mariners

King Felix Outpitches Samardzija, A’s Fall To Mariners

Felix Hernandez outpitched Jeff Samardzija, Robinson Cano hit a go-ahead double and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Friday night.

07/11/2014

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

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