Rich Harden

Rich Harden #18 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Texas Rangers during an MLB baseball game at Coliseum on September 20, 2011 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Harden Loses 2nd Straight Start, A’s Fall To Rangers

Rich Harden (4-4) lost consecutive starts for the first time this year, done after a season-low three innings in which he was tagged for six runs—five earned—on seven hits, struck out three and walked one.


Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees hits a grand slam home run in the 5th inning against the Oakland Athletics on August 25, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

A’s Give Up Record 3 Grand Slams, Lose To Yankees

The New York Yankees became the first team in major league history to hit three grand slams in a game Thursday in a wet, wild 22-9 romp over the Oakland Athletics.

CBS San Francisco–08/25/2011

Rich Harden #18 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays at Coliseum on August 19, 2011 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Harden Strikes Out 11, Leads A’s Past Blue Jays

Rich Harden matched his career high with 11 strikeouts and didn’t allow a hit until the fifth, Josh Willingham hit a two-run homer, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.

CBS San Francisco–08/19/2011

Rich Harden #18 of the Oakland Athletics delivers a pitch during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays August 9, 2011 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Brad White/Getty Images)

Harden Has Strong Outing, A’s Defeat Blue Jays

Josh Willingham and Kurt Suzuki homered, Rich Harden pitched seven strong innings for his first career win over Toronto, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Blue Jays 4-1 on Tuesday night.

CBS San Francisco–08/09/2011

Starting pitcher Rich Harden #18 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on August 2, 2011 in Seattle. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

A’s Unable To Get Past Hernandez, Mariners

Seattle starter Felix Hernandez improved to 12-4 with a 2.54 ERA in 21 career starts against Oakland, including five consecutive winning decisions.

CBS San Francisco–08/02/2011

Matt Joyce #20 of the Tampa Bay Rays steals second as Jemile Weeks #19 of the Oakland Athletics applies the tag at Coliseum on July 28, 2011 in Oakland. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

A’s Bullpen Melts Down In Loss To Rays

Conor Jackson had a two-run home run in the first inning when the A’s hit for the cycle with four consecutive batters, but Oakland’s bullpen imploded and wasted a solid outing by starter Rich Harden.

CBS San Francisco–07/28/2011

Police and fans look over the railing where a fan fell from the stands during the second inning of a baseball game between the Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics, Thursday, July 7, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. The fan later died. (AP)

A’s, Rangers Game Marred By Fan’s Death

A man attending a Texas Rangers game with his young son died after falling out of the stands and about 20 feet to the ground while trying to catch a baseball tossed his way Thursday night.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/07/2011

Rich Harden #18 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning during a MLB baseball game July 1, 2011 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Harden Wins In Season Debut, A’s Defeat Diamondbacks

Rich Harden pitched six strong innings in his season debut, Hideki Matsui had two RBIs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Friday night.

CBS San Francisco–07/01/2011

Rich Harden seen with the A's in 2006 (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Healthy Harden Ready To Resume Push For A’s Rotation Spot

Rich Harden is pain-free and ready to resume his spring training regimen. As soon as Oakland’s training staff gives him the OK, that is.

CBS San Francisco–02/24/2011

Rich Harden, Oakland A's, Athletics

A’s Pitcher Harden Shutting Down For 2 Weeks Over Stiffness

Oakland Athletics right-hander Rich Harden is expected to miss two weeks of spring training after experiencing stiffness in the lat muscle below his pitching arm when he tried to throw Tuesday.

CBS San Francisco–02/17/2011