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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Fan favorite Kurt Suzuki greeted his old fans with a three-run homer in his first game back at the Coliseum with Oakland since being traded away last August, Jed Lowrie hit a go-ahead double in the eighth, and the Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Friday night.
Lowrie extended his hitting streak to 12 games with his Oakland-record 13th double in August, off Joel Peralta. James Loney had tied it with a double in the top half for Tampa Bay.
Jarrod Parker dueled with David Price to run his unbeaten streak to 17 straight starts, matching Catfish Hunter's Oakland record set from June 2-Sept. 3, 1973. The A's pulled within two games of the first-place Texas Rangers in the AL West, and moved ahead of Tampa Bay in the wild card.
Price (8-6) lost for the first time in nine starts since July 12 against Houston.
Parker came out for the eighth at 100 pitches, but gave way to winner Ryan Cook (6-3) after allowing the first two hitters to reach. Grant Ba...
BEST OF MAXIM
Kurt Suzuki couldn't have scripted his return to the Oakland Coliseum any better.
A longtime fan favorite for the Athletics, he greeted his old supporters with a three-run homer in his first game back with the club since being traded away last August, and Jed Lowrie hit a go-ahead double in the eighth inning of a 4-3 win against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.
IN A FLASH
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Tampa Bay Rays closer Fernando Rodney got himself locked in the dugout bathroom during the late innings of Friday night's game in Oakland.
O.co Coliseum personnel had to get involved and were able to pry the door open to end Rodney's 15 minute ordeal. The Rays celebrated with Rodney once he was finally free, although Rays manager...
On a breezy evening in Stockton, Michael Ynoa was busy explaining just how much he enjoys pitching at Banner Island Ballpark, and for the Oakland A’s organization in general.
‘This is my second home.” He exclaimed in his native Spanish. “I like it. I’ve been here since 2009, and I’ve already become accustomed to it.”
It’s a long way from his first home in Puerto Plata...
It was a night game but a Green Day at O.co Coliseum on Saturday, as the popular punk band rocked Oakland after the Athletics' 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
The game started with drummer Tre Cool tossing out the first pitch before Sonny Gray took the mound for Oakland:
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This came after Billie Joe did some goofing around on the field...
Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter played the role of hero on Thursday for his squad, hitting a three-run homer to cap a last-minute, four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the Tigers to a thrilling 7-6 win over the Oakland Athletics. And while mayhem ensued as Hunter was mobbed by his […]The post Reporter soaked, gumballs: Stuff went crazy after Torii Hunter’s...
Oh, what a travel day for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Who could blame this club for being downright beat?
First, a cross-country flight from Florida, then an alternate route to the ballpark that pushed two hours because of a Bay Area bridge closure.
David Price spent $202 on a regrettable cab ride, then was dealt his first defeat in seven weeks in a 4-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics on...
Alex Cobb did his best to keep Tampa Bay close.
The Rays' offense couldn't provide enough support.
Cobb threw eight strong innings, James Loney had two hits and Desmond Jennings drove in a run in the ninth and the Rays lost to the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Saturday night.
Coco Crisp had three hits, including a home run, and drove in both runs against Cobb (8-3), who lost...
So, the Bay Bridge closure the weekend has proven to be a thorn in the side of Bay Area residents in at least some way. You don’t have to tell Rays pitcher David Price about it.
For some stupid reason, the Rays decided to stay in San Francisco during their series against the A’s this weekend, despite the Bay Bridge (y’know the one major thoroughfare they’d take to get to...
Coco Crisp had three hits, including a home run, and drove in two runs, Sonny Gray threw 6 2-3 stellar innings, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Saturday night.
Gray (2-2) allowed five hits, walked one and struck out seven and the A's won their fifth in six games to remain two games behind the Texas Rangers in the AL West.
James Loney had two hits for...
Your browser does not support iframes.Oakland A's outfielder Josh Reddick took a page out of the book of Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price on Saturday by sporting the uniform of his favorite college football team to celebrate the start of the season.Seen here is Reddick warming up before the A's game in Georgia Bulldogs attire. Reddick never attended the university, but the...
A KID'S GAME
Baseball is supposed to be a kids’ game and fun and sometimes we forget that in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles Angels OF Mike Trout hasn’t forgot, despite a tough year for his team, the reigning American League Rookie of the year had some fun with the Tampa Bay Rays mascot “Raymond” Thursday night at Tropicana Field (courtesy of MLB.com) - David Whitlock Be sure to...
The A's saved most of the fireworks for after their game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night when fans were treated to a pyrotechnics show.
Such is the luxury when rookie right-hander Sonny Gray is on his game mixing up his pitches hitting his spots and generally having his way with hitters.
Hence the only offense the A's needed came on a Coco Crisp RBI single...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There is work to do out West. There are problems to fix, focus to regain.
The Tampa Bay Rays leave to start a 10-game swing against the Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners after a week so far thats short on anything good and long on questions.
The Rays' record since Sunday: 1-4.
The Rays' opportunity ahead: Still plenty....
The Rays are set to hit the September stretch run but are stumbling to get to the starting line.
Tampa Bay dropped the rubber game of a three-game set against the Los Angeles Angels suffering a 2-0 loss in front of 15741 for Thursday’s get-away day matinee. Jake Odorizzi (0-1) did an admirable job in a spot start allowing just one run on four hits in five innings of work but the...