Four Home Runs Give A’s Win Over Mariners

It was definitely a happy Father’s Day in Oakland as the Oakland Athletics (42-29) avoided a sweep of the Seattle Mariners (31-39) and still making them the hottest team in the MLB. It was the fourth time this season that the A’s had back-to-back home runs in a game and it helped catapult them to a win against the Mariners more »

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Yoenis Cespedes at Designated Hitter Opens Options for Oakland A’s

Prior to Friday night’s series opener against the San Francisco Giants, A’s manager Bob Melvin discussed using his star rookie, Yoenis Cespedes, at the designated hitter position while he recovers from a sore hamstring. Cespedes is currently limited to DH’ing to avoid the risk of him re-aggravating the injury chasing down a ball in the outfield. He has gone 3-for-8 more »

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Demoting Daric Barton the Right Move for Oakland A’s, Now Clean House

The Oakland A’s made the right decision in choosing to demote struggling first baseman Daric Barton to Triple-A Sacramento Saturday to make room for Brandon McCarthy’s return from the disabled list. Now, the team must make the difficult decision to clean house and rid themselves of any veteran player currently blocking a spot that could be used to give experience more »

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Jarrod Parker Pitches a Gem, but A’s lose in 11

Jarrod Parker pitched a gem Wednesday afternoon against the Los Angeles Angels, but in the end it wasn’t enough as the A’s anemic offense managed just one run in an 11 inning 3-1 loss. Parker threw seven innings, tying his career high, and recorded a career high eight strikeouts. He scattered just five hits and allowed only one run, in more »

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Oakland A’s: Will Reinforcements Arrive in Time Before Injuries Ruin Surprising Start?

As the Oakland Athletics continue their series against the division-rival Los Angeles Angels, the standings seem to be a bit reversed from how many baseball analysts forecast them at the beginning of the season. Forty-three games into the year the A’s are four games ahead of the Angels in the standings and firmly in second place just four games behind more »

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