Astros Top A's 9-4 To Avoid SweepJustin Verlander pitched just well enough to earn his 200th career win and the Astros hit five home runs, beating the Oakland Athletics 9-4 Sunday to retake sole possession of the AL West lead.
A's Beat Rangers, 7-1The Rangers’ impressive stretch of scoreless innings by the pitching staff ended with an emphatic thud Sunday.
A's Beat Rays In OaklandWith a little more playing time these past few days, Athletics slugger Billy Butler is finally getting comfortable at the plate — even in a rare appearance against a right-hander.
A's Slide In 6-3 Loss To Pirates In OaklandAdam Frazier tripled in the tying run with one out in the sixth, then scored on an infield single to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
Athletics Increase AL-West Lead With 7-1 Victory Over AngelsStephen Vogt hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot against Jered Weaver, and the Oakland Athletics increased their AL West lead over the Los Angeles Angels to 3 ½ games with a 7-1 victory Wednesday night.
A's Head Into Final Regular Season Series RestedA day off couldn't have come at a better time for an Oakland Athletics team that went on a tear for the last month to clinch its second consecutive AL West title while staying in the hunt for the league's best record.
A's Try To Keep Rolling In 2nd Meeting With AngelsThe Oakland Athletics aren't satisfied with a second straight AL West title. Jed Lowrie will try to keep them rolling and help Oakland earn a share of the best record in the league Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Angels.
A's Look To Take Next Step After Winning AL West AgainThe Oakland A's have September figured out. Don't be surprised if this is the year they figure out October, too.
A's Hope To Move Closer To AL West Title, Open Set vs. TwinsThough they come off a disappointing result, the Oakland Athletics figure to have a good chance to clinch their second straight division title by the end of their four-game home series with the struggling Minnesota Twins.
Athletics Adding Seating For AL Division SeriesThe AL West-leading Oakland Athletics sold out the normal Coliseum seating for the playoffs so fast Tuesday they have decided to open up additional seating in the third deck view level by removing the green tarps over those sections.
A's Enter 2nd Half With Lead For First Time In DecadesThe A's are all alone atop the AL West at the break for the first time since 1990. And that's saying something for the defending division champions, who last June 30 trailed the Texas Rangers by 13 games before rallying to capture the West crown on the season's final day.
A's Look To Regain AL West Lead As Cardinals Come To TownThe Oakland Athletics have lost a share of the AL West lead, but they're starting to head in the right direction. Another start by Bartolo Colon could help them stay on that path.
A's Pushing For Larger AL West Advantage In TexasThe Oakland Athletics can take comfort in knowing they'll leave Texas still leading the AL West. They can pad their lead by extending the struggles of the second-place Rangers on Wednesday night.
A's Looking To Defend Home Turf In Matchup With AngelsThere hasn't been much of a home-field advantage in recent meetings between the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels.
A's Given Little Chance To Repeat As AL West ChampsThe Oakland Athletics know that few will give them a chance to repeat in a division featuring sluggers Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton and Mike Trout making up a loaded lineup for the Los Angeles Angels.