Oakland Athletics

Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals scores on a wild pitch in the eighth inning during their American League Wild Card game against Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Wild Card Stunner: A’s Eliminated By Royals In 12-Inning Marathon

Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to score from second base and giving the long-suffering Royals a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics in a wild AL wild-card game Tuesday night.

09/30/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 30: Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics hits a two-run home run in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during the American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

GameDay: A’s Loss In Wild Card Game A Tough One To Take

This will sound like a tired cliché, but it’s too bad one team had to lose: This was one great frickin’ baseball game. Who in their right mind predicted a 9-8 finish with Jon Lester and James Shields pitching?

09/30/2014

(Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

A’s, Royals Reunite In Postseason For 1st Time Since 1981

One team has waited decades to return to the postseason, the other looked World Series-bound before stumbling and barely eking into the playoffs on the final day. Just how long in the making is this rematch? The teams last played in 1981.

09/30/2014

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 19: Starting pitcher James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals delivers to home plate during the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Wild-Card Tale Of Two Underdogs

The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics are both small-market teams with big MLB Playoff aspirations.

09/30/2014

Sonny Gray

A’s Clinch AL Wild Card With 4-0 Shutout At Texas

Sonny Gray threw a 6-hitter to win for the first time in 5 September starts and the A’s beat the Rangers 4-0 Sunday to clinch the American League’s second wild card.

09/28/2014

Athletics v Rangers

A’s Lose To Texas, Wild-Card Lead Down To 1 Game

The A’s couldn’t take advantage of their first chance to clinch an AL wild-card spot on their own, allowing homers to rookie Jake Smolinski and Robinson Chirinos in a 5-4 win for the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.

09/28/2014

A's v Rangers

A’s Closer To Wild Card After 6-2 Win At Texas

Josh Reddick drove in 3 runs, Scott Kazmir won for the first time in 7 starts and the Oakland A’s moved close to their 3rd consecutive playoff appearance with a 6-2 victory over the Rangers on Friday night.

09/26/2014

Sean Doolittle

Sean Doolittle: One of the Good Guys

The A’s clubhouse is loaded with good guys. But today, there is only one official “Good Guy.”
The baseball writers named Sean Doolittle as the 2014 recipient of the Bill Rigney Good Guy Award. The award was created by the Chronicle’s John Shea and is given each year to a Giant and Athletic who is most accommodating with the media.

09/23/2014

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

Philadelphia Phillies v Oakland Athletics

Jerome Williams Beats A’s For 3rd Time With 3rd Team

The A’s missed an opportunity to extend their lead in the AL wild-card race with a 3-0 loss to the Phillies on Saturday.

09/21/2014

more

previous

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 56,728 other followers