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Chris Young’s sixth home run of the season brought the Athletics within one run, but it wasn’t enough as Oakland lost to the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Friday night.
Young went 3-for-3 on the night, hitting a double in addition to his eighth-inning home run. He had gone 4-for-49 (.082) in his last 14 games. A’s skipper Bob Melvin acknowledged the center fielder’s successful night.
“I think that invigorated him a little bit, being in the one-spot. He looks like the guy I’ve seen in the past,” said Melvin.
Run support continued to be sparse for Tommy Milone, who has received three or fewer runs of support in nine of his 14 starts. Milone threw 99 pitches through six innings before giving up a home run in the seventh. It was the first major league home run for Mike Zunino, who also hit into a second-inning double play that scored Seattle’s first run of the game. Milone is now 6-6 with a 3.61 ERA.
Righty Dan Otero made his Oakland debut on Friday night, going 1.1 innings and giving up thre...
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Your browser does not support iframes. In another inexcusable case of a major league umpire losing count of balls and strikes behind home plate, CB Bucknor accidentally rang up Oakland A's batter Seth Smith on strike two during extra innings of Thursday's marathon game at the O.co Coliseum. It happened in the bottom of the 11th as Bucknor made the emphatic "strike...
Chris Young kept working on his hitting even as his numbers fell. Getting a chance to bat in the leadoff spot seemed like a good time to put it all together.
Young homered as part of a three-hit night, but it went for naught. Mike Zunino hit his first career home run, a tiebreaking solo shot in the seventh inning, and the Seattle Mariners held on for a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics...
Bartolo Colon has had surprising success this season in Oakland. (Photo credit)
Remember in Little League when your team would face a pipsqueak on the mound who threw only fastballs right over the plate, but for some reason your entire team had trouble getting on base? Each hitter after the next would continue to increase the ferocity of their swing, while they continued to hit...
Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson exited last
night’s marathon contest against the New York Yankees with soreness in his
right hamstring, according to Jane Lee of MLB.com.
The game lasted 18 innings, and Donaldson told reporters
that he began experiencing discomfort in his hamstring during the 15th
frame. He experienced the soreness while he was in the...
The Oakland Athletics have purchased the contract of pitcher Dan Otero from Triple-A Sacramento on Friday and optioned left-hander Hideki Okajima to the minors.
The moves come one day after the A's needed to go deep in their bullpen in an 18-inning win over the New York Yankees.
Otero was 1-0 with a 0.99 ERA with the River Cats and was 15 for 15 in save opportunities. The 28...
The Oakland Athletics have agreed to terms with first-round pick Billy McKinney on a deal that includes a $1.8 million bonus.
McKinney, the 24th player selected overall, took batting practice at the Oakland Coliseum before Friday night's game between the A's and Seattle Mariners.
A center fielder at Plano West High School in Plano, Texas, McKinney batted .372 with four...
Josh Reddick rushed out of the ballpark, more eager than ever to get home from yet another extra-long work day.
Extra innings, that is. And a lot of them.
Who could blame Reddick for his swift departure? He had played the equivalent of a day-night doubleheader, minus the break in between. Oakland teammate Brandon Moss followed closely behind en route to the exit Thursday night...
For most of the A’s miraculous 2012 run, the word ‘fluke’ was thrown around by various sources disinterested in championing the team for its completely remarkable late-season surge past the Texas Rangers and into the playoffs.
It made sense to a degree: the 2012 squad was a ragtag team of journeymen and scraps relying heavily on inexperienced rookies – factors that led many...
In an amazing game with tons of twists and turns, the tallest player in major league baseball delivered the death blow to the oldest player in major league baseball. The Oakland Athletics 6’8″ 1B Nate Freiman delivered the deciding bases loaded single on (wait for it) a broken bat against 43-year-old Mariano Rivera to walk off the Athletics 3-2. The Athletics swept the Yankees...
With the game on the line in the 15th inning between the Oakland Athletics and the New York Yankees, Brandon Moss barrelled down on Yankees catcher Chris Stewart for a major league collision at home plate. Stewart recorded the game saving out but appeared disoriented afterwards thinking the inning was over with only two out.
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A big reason for the Oakland Athletics' month-long success has been their exceptional play at home.
Coming off a marathon victory, the A's look to extend their home winning streak to 12 games Friday night against the Seattle Mariners.
Nate Freiman singled home the winning run off Mariano Rivera in the 18th inning to help Oakland (41-27) complete a three-game home sweep...
Somebody look at Josh Reddick. Please. Swisher: Baseball or Faceball? For whatever it's worth: I think the Yankees should acquire Josh Reddick, shave him and waive him. The one-day shave and waive.
A quick look at the 14 trots around the majors on Friday.
Home Run of the Day: Chris Young, Oakland Athletics - 21.68 seconds [video]
Jay Bruce had the walkoff home run for the Reds out in Cincinnati, but this bomb from Chris Young at the Coliseum is the one we'll remember.
Slowest Trot: J.P. Arencibia, Toronto Blue Jays - 24.68 seconds [video]
Sometimes there just...