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Oakland Athletics’ (50-36) starting pitcher, Dan Straily (5-2, 4.52 ERA), was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento today and he was back with a vengeance. Straily gave up one hit, three walks, six strikeouts and no runs over seven innings for the win in today’s start against the National League’s Chicago Cubs (36-47).
Straily impressed A’s manager, Bob Melvin, who made the difficult decision of pulling him out of the game with only 87 pitches in the eighth inning.
“He was very impressive. You can see him after a couple innings really get on a roll with all his pitches and you could see his confidence elevate,” said Melvin, “It’s really tough taking a guy out of the game when he goes seven innings with one hit but he had done his job when we have two guys rested in the bullpen. You couldn’t have asked him more than that.”
After a pitching duel against the Cubs’ Travis Wood (5-6, 2.69 ERA) for six complete innings, the A’s were the first to get on the board in the seventh against reliever M
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When it comes to the Oakland Athletics and the MLB All-Star game, the A’s always seem to fall short. This year, Josh Donaldson was suppose to be the surest bet that an Athletic would make it onto the All-Star team. However, with less than a million votes, he fell way behind his competitors. But then there is Jed Lowrie, who is currently 4th in the voting, and Yoenis...
Oakland Athletics right-hander Jarrod Parker was able to log a bullpen session yesterday, but he experienced soreness while doing so. It wasn't major discomfort, and the A's believe there is still a chance that he is able to make his next start on Thursday. However, manager Bob Melvin told Jane Lee of MLB.com that a decision on Parker's status for tomorrow's appearance...
Manny Ramirez has been eyeing a return to the majors. It now appears that he’s well on his way to accomplishing that goal.
Ramirez has signed a minor league contract with the Rangers, according to Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News.
Ramirez recently played for the EDA Rhinos of the Chinese Professional Baseball League. He hit .352 with eight home runs and 43 RBIs in 49 games...
The Oakland Athletics have been without left-handed starting
pitcher Brett Anderson since May due to a stress fracture in his right foot.
The southpaw is hoping to learn more about his return timeframe today, as he’s
slated to undergo a bone scan on his ailing foot, according to Jeff Kirshman of
The bone scan will help determine if Anderson is ready to
The most epic afro in baseball--if not sports in general--is gone. Oakland A's outfielder Coco Crisp decided prior to Tuesday's game that enough was enough. He needed his helmet to quit flying off every time he ran down the base path--so the 'fro had to go.
It made such a difference that he had to get fitted for new caps and a new batting helmet prior to Tuesday'...
Tommy Milone did his best to delay Grant Balfour from tying Dennis Eckersley’s consecutive-saves record, but a rough ninth inning gave the A’s Australian closer the opportunity for No.40-in-a-row, and he did not disappoint.
By preserving the A’s 6-3 lead over the Kansas City Royals, Balfour earned save number 22 for the season, and save number 40 since his last blown save,...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The plan is to play it by ear, to play it cool, but Shari LeGrande knows better. She knows at some point she's just going to say to hell with it, reach out, grab Ryan Cook and hold on to him like there's no tomorrow.
"I hope he won't mind us giving him a big old family hug," Shari says. "I hope he's not germaphobic. Because he'...
This is a question that I hope I look silly for asking in a month’s time. As it currently stands, however, Chris Young is hitting .191 as the Oakland A’s push past the halfway point in the season.
The team acquired Young from the Arizona Diamondbacks back on October 20, 2012, in exchange for shortstop Cliff Pennington and prospect Yordy Cabrera, who ultimately got flipped to...
Although he's pitched well lately, Jarrod Parker hasn't gotten to play much of a role in the Oakland Athletics' resurgence.After having to leave his most recent start, Parker will try to lead the A's to their eighth win in 10 games Saturday against the Kansas City Royals.Parker (6-6, 4.11 ERA) is 4-0 with a 2.15 ERA in his last seven starts and had pitched 3 23 scoreless...
The Oakland A’s refused to quit, as they overcame a late deficit to ruin the Cubs first-ever visit to the Coliseum and beat Chicago 8-7.
Oakland wasted no time jumping on rookie left-hander Chris Rusin. With two outs in the bottom of the first, Yoenis Cespedes singled, and Josh Donaldson crushed his 14th home run of the season to left field. Chris Young led off the bottom of the...
The Oakland Athletics have decided to push Jarrod Parker's next start from Thursday to Sunday. MLB.com's Athletics beat writer Jane Lee reports that Parker, who was scheduled to face the Chicago Cubs on Independence Day, will, instead, wait until the Athletics play the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Right-hander Dan Strailey will come up from Triple-A Sacramento to face...
Bartolo Colon had won his previous eight starts, however Wednesday night was a different story for the AL pitcher of the month for June.
Matt Garza out-dueled Colon, keeping the A’s hitters off balance all evening, and the Chicago Cubs came up with enough timely hitting to beat the A’s 3-1.
“It was a good match up, two pretty good pitchers obviously. We just had a tough time...
The Oakland A’s and Brett Anderson got some good news regarding their lefty ace’s injury on Friday.
According to MLB.com’s Jane Lee, Anderson’s recent CT scan showed that the fracture in his foot is healing and that he will no longer need to wear the walking boot he has had on his foot for the past seven weeks.
He is immediately able to resume weight-bearing activities.
The Oakland A’s finished off their dominance of teams from the National league Central on Monday with a 1-0 win in a pitcher’s duel over the Chicago Cubs.
The A’s finished off the NL Central by going 6-2 against the Cincinnati Reds (2-0), St. Louis Cardinals (2-1) and the Cubs (2-1).
The Cubs’ Travis Wood (5-6, 2.69) went six strong innings and allowed three hits and...