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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Yoenis Cespedes hit a leadoff home run in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.Cespedes hit his eighth homer, connecting against Kelvin Herrera (2-4).Jerry Blevins (3-0) pitched one scoreless inning. Ryan Cook worked the ninth for his first save of the season.Alex Gordon matched his career high of four hits for Kansas City. The Royals have lost 10 of 13 and fallen back to .500.
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Manny Ramirez had another hilarious moment during a baseball game in Taiwan over the weekend when he threw himself so off-balance after taking a big swing on a foul ball that he ended up backpedaling to prevent himself from falling. By the time he finally regained his bearings, Ramirez had walked backwards at least 20 feet from home plate. A nightly news program in Taiwan found...
Your browser does not support iframes.Jeff Francoeur may be the most popular player among Oakland A's fans.Of course, that may seem strange considering the outfielder plays for the Kansas City Royals. However, it's not too hard to realize why A's fans, especially those who occupy the right field seats at the O.co Coliseum, adore him so much.This weekend, Francoeur and...
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An Oakland A's fan in the right field stands displayed impressive skills with the glove he brought to the O.co Coliseum when he snagged a foul liner by Coco Crisp in the sixth inning of Saturday's game against the Royals.
Someone get that fan a contract.
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It’s week three of the I70 Baseball Royals Power Rankings, as we basically reach the end of the first quarter of the season. This was an up and down week that ended at 2-4. There are many years that 2-4 in California wouldn’t sound that bad and neither would 20-20.
#5 Billy Butler (Previously: NR) Butler finally broke loose with his best series of the season against the Angels...
Yoenis Cespedes hit a leadoff home run in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Cespedes hit his eighth homer, connecting against Kelvin Herrera (2-4).
Jerry Blevins (3-0) pitched one scoreless inning. Ryan Cook worked the ninth for his first save of the season.
Alex Gordon matched his career high...
OAKLAND (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals tend to be feast or famine at the plate, and that has been on display so far on this nine-game road trip.
Recent games in Oakland, however, have proven only to be an offensive struggle.
The Royals will try to rebound from another rough performance at the plate Saturday night against the Athletics.
Kansas City (20-18) is hitting .312 with...
The Oakland Athletics have activated outfielder Chris Young from the disabled list.
A's manager Bob Melvin put Young into the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Kansas City Royals. Young, who had been out with a strained left quad, batted seventh and was in right field.
An offseason acquisition from Arizona, Young has struggled in his first season with the...
The Athletics made a pair of roster moves Saturday afternoon, activating outfielder Chris Young from the 15-day disabled list and designating first baseman Daric Barton for assignment to make room on the 25-man roster.
Prior to going on the disabled list on May 4 (retroactive to April 30), Young had been batting .172 with 15 RBI in 23 games with the A’s. Ten of his 15 hits are...
Sunday was Barry Zito bobblehead day for fans of the Sacramento River Cats.The first 2,500 fans through the gates at Raley Field received a complimentary replica of the San Francisco Giants southpaw, who spent part of 2000 pitching for the Triple-A squad as a member of the Oakland Athletics organization. Those fans who were lucky enough to get their hands on one of the miniature...
Start believing the hype on Oakland A’s top prospect center fielder, Michael Choice. Currently batting .284, with 8 HRs, 34 RBIs, a .393 OBP, and a .872 OPS, he has the makings of being a really good Major League ballplayer. He hits for power, as he is second in the Pacific Coast League in HRs, and possesses a good batters eye, having an almost 1:1 K/BB ratio this season at...
Photo Credit: Lance Iversen, The Chronicle
Donaldson has always flashed good plate discipline in the minors, but never really made great contact. As seen here, Donaldson has made the mechanical adjustments necessary to generate more power. He posted a .1000 OPS in AAA last year, .844 OPS in the bigs after the ASB, and currently has a .938 OPS. Selective sampling, I know, but it...
OAKLAND (AP) -- After struggling during the first half of May, the Oakland Athletics might be ready to make a run in the positive direction.
Coming off consecutive one-run victories, the A's try to complete their first three-game home sweep of the struggling Kansas City Royals in five years Sunday.
One night after Oakland (22-22) rallied to score a run in both the seventh and...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Seth Smith homered and scored three times, Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong innings for his first win in nearly a month and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-2 on Monday night.
Colon, who turns 40 on Friday, gave up two runs on six hits and struck out three. It was the first win for Colon (3-3) since April 23 at Boston.
Coco Crisp got three...
The A’s fell behing early Sunday afternoon, just as they had the previous two games, and for the third time in a row came back to beat Kansas City by a single run.
A.J. Griffin and a strong bullpen performance kept the A’s in the game, but it was a line-drive home run in the eighth inning off the bat of Yoenis Cespedes that was the deciding factor of the 4-3 victory.
The Kansas City Royals were in town to take on the Oakland Athletics, but this A's fan stole the show. The dude makes a great catch on a foul ball.