Jesse Chavez matched a career high with nine strikeouts in six innings, and three relievers pitched scoreless ball to lead the Oakland Athletics past the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.
Herschel “Boog” Powell, a Midwest League All-Star outfielder in the Oakland Athletics’ system, has been suspended for 50 games following a positive test for a banned amphetamine under baseball’s minor league drug program.
Oakland City Council is set to meet behind closed doors Monday to go over details of the A’s lease agreement that was approved by the Coliseum board last Thursday.
The Oakland A’s have an agreement in place to acquire right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs for three top prospects in a surprising trade for the team with the best record in the majors, two people with knowledge of the deal said Friday night.
Melky Cabrera couldn’t corral Nick Punto’s double with one out in the 12th inning, sending the Oakland A’s to a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.
Coco Crisp led off the game with a long home run and Brandon Moss hit an ever farther homer later in the first inning off Justin Verlander, but the Athletics didn’t get much more in losing to the Tigers 9-3 Wednesday.
Rick Porcello pitched a four-hitter for his second straight shutout, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 3-0 victory over the Oakland A’s on Tuesday night.
The Oakland A’s beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 Sunday to complete a three-game series sweep.
Coco Crisp scored the go-ahead run in the 9th inning on a replay reversal, and the Oakland A’s bounced back after blowing a 4-run lead to beat the Marlins 9-5 on Friday night.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig on Wednesday commended the Oakland A’s and Oakland and Alameda County officials for reaching an agreement to extend the team’s lease at the O.co Coliseum but city and county officials said no agreement has been reached yet.