MLB Playoffs: With Losses, Athletics Find Themselves in Familiar SpotChad Pinder and the Oakland Athletics knew the Houston Astros were going to be a difficult opponent in the AL Division Series even after winning seven of 10 meetings during the regular season.
A's Left-Hander Manaea To Undergo Season-Ending SurgeryIf the Oakland Athletics are to advance in October, they'll have to do it without Sean Manaea.
Lowrie, Manaea Lead A's Over Tigers; Complete 4-Game SweepJed Lowrie had two more hits, Sean Manaea pitched six strong innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 4-2 Thursday to sweep a four-game series.
Manaea's No-Hitter Could Signal Breakout SeasonWhile he may have only put his name on the map because of his no-hitter, Sean Manaea could be enjoying the start of a major breakout season.
Giants Blast Three Home Runs To Beat A's 10-4This is the team the Giants thought they should be all along. In a season all but lost, home runs sailed over the fence, the lead held up and they added on with key hits to support Jeff Samardzija.
A's Use Long Ball To Split Doubleheader in TampaThe Oakland Athletics had two of their best offensive games this season. Still, they might have lost both without another strong start by Sean Manaea.
Healthy Roster Mix Of Experience And Youth Always Helps In Fantasy BaseballSome fantasy baseball teams feature all veterans players, many of which are bound to get hurt. Other fantasy baseball teams go with youth all the way, and most of the risks don't pan out. Settle for something in the middle, and you won't be disappointed.
Manaea and Pinder Help A's Snap Four-Game Losing StreakSean Manaea was on top of his game Wednesday night. Oakland’s left-hander allowed three hits and struck out nine in seven innings, and the Athletics defeated the Cleveland Indians 3-1.
A's Ninth Inning Rally Falls Short In 6-5 Loss to MarinersNelson Cruz and Kyle Seager each hit a two-run homer, and Yovani Gallardo pitched effectively into the seventh inning as the Seattle Mariners made the most of four hits to hold off the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Monday night.
A's Fall Apart In Final Four Innings Vs. AstrosAfter being held without a hit for six innings, Houston's offense went to work. George Springer hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning after Nori Aoki put Houston ahead with one of his two RBIs, and the Astros rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Oakland Athletics 10-6.
Manaea Throws Hot-Cold As Rangers Clobber A's 8-1The Texas Rangers beat the Oakland A's 8-1 on Sunday.
A's Waste Strong Performance From Manaea In 10th Inning Loss After a pair of stints on the disabled list this season, Sean Manaea looked healthy and at his best against the Houston Astros. And the Oakland Athletics wasted his impressive outing.