Blister Problems Force A's Pitcher From Mound After 5 ThrowsRich Hill’s return to the Athletics rotation did not last long. Hill made his first start since July 7 on Sunday afternoon, and he lasted only five pitches due to an ongoing blister issue on his pitching hand.
A's Snap Losing Skid, Shut Out MarinersRich Hill pitched eight innings to win his fourth straight start, Stephen Vogt hit a leadoff homer in the seventh inning to snap a scoreless tie and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 5-0 to end a four-game skid.
Sweep! Hot-Hitting Davis Leads A’s Past RangersKhris Davis hit his fourth home run in two games, Danny Valencia drove in two and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers.
Constant Vigilance Is How You Win Your Fantasy Baseball LeagueWe've all heard the story from a friend how he or she simply drafted their fantasy baseball team and forgot all about it until finding out they won the league in October. Generally, that doesn't happen very often thanks to injuries, slumps and inevitable bad luck. You have to stay on top of your team's roster all summer long to win.
Errors Prove Costly, A’s Lose Season Opener To White SoxOne game into the regular season and the A's have another one-run defeat, 4-3 to the Chicago White Sox after two more costly flubs.
Athletics Add Versatile Lefty Rich Hill On $6 Million DealLeft-hander Rich Hill agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics on Friday, giving the low-budget franchise a versatile, experienced pitcher who can handle a variety of roles.