Oakland A’s: Will the A’s earn a Wild Card spot?

Josh Donaldson The Oakland A’s currently sit on top of the AL Wild Card standings by half a game. The Kansas City Royals are hot on the Athletics heals and the Seattle Mariners are also not far behind – only 1.5 games back. With the American League Wild Card race heating up and the Oakland A’s playing so poorly, many are worried that they will not be able to claim an AL Wild...
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

A's beat Phillies, maintain AL wild-card lead on Donaldson walk-off HR

  Oakland needed a big hit in the 10th inning against Philadelphia. Fortunately for the Athletics, they had Josh Donaldson at the plate. Donaldson hit a two-run homer to lift the A's to an 8-6 victory over the Phillies on Sunday. ''Those are the moments I always want to be in,'' Donaldson said after his third game-ending homer of the year, matching, among others...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Josh Donaldson hits walk-off home run and flips bat like a boss

Josh Donaldson provided just what the doctor ordered for the A's on Sunday. The third baseman's walk-off home run in the 10th inning helped propel his team to an 8-6 victory over the Phillies. And he did it with style. Check out the epic bat flip following Donaldson's third walk-off round-tripper of the season...
Via The Sports Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Burnett Continues To Be Wild, Josh Donaldson Makes A's Victorious In Extras

#455889628 / While the Eagles were wrapping up their third win of the season in three games, A.J. Burnett took the mound in Oakland to close out the Phillies' three-game series against the Athletics. Burnett was wild, but also injured; he looks like someone who is unwilling to quit....
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson Is An Elite Bat-Flipper

Josh Donaldson hit a walk-off home run today. It’s an important win for the A’s, who are in the middle of a pretty intense Wild Card race. So Josh Donaldson celebrated his walk-off home run properly with this ELITE bat flip. [comcast sportsnet] Follow Sean Wagner-McGough on Twitter @seanjwagner Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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MAG Surrenders Tenth-Inning HR, Phils Lose 8-6

The Phillies out-hit the A’s thirteen to nine but fell short in the column that counts: runs. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez allowed a tenth-inning Nate Freiman single before Josh Donaldson drove a 94 MPH fastball to center field, ending the game in favor of the Athletics, 8-6. Byrd Starts Hot Marlon Byrd doubled in the first inning, scoring Chase Utley. In the top of the third, Byrd...
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Donaldson powers A's past Phillies

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Josh Donaldson hit a towering, two-run, home run into the left field bleachers with one out in the 10th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to an 8-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Nate Frieman singled with one out against Miguel Gonzalez (0-1) to set up Donaldson's game-winner. Sean Doolittle (2-4) pitched two innings to earn the victory...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Who is the real Brandon Moss?

Just as he was a key contributor in the Oakland A’s early season success, slugger Brandon Moss has been a major factor in their late season collapse.  Regardless of whether the A’s are able to hold on and make the playoffs, a major question for the team to address going forward is; who is the real Brandon Moss? The power trio of Moss, Josh Donaldson and the long since departed...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

No arrows for Fernando Rodney

You have to hand it to the Oakland Athletics. They are a smart team that uses their information very wisely. The A's had tied a huge game with the Seattle Mariners up with a home run by Josh Donaldson off of perhaps the best pitcher in the American League. The homer ensured that King Felix could not seal the deal on perhaps the biggest start of his career in Seattle. In the...
Via The Flagrant Fan
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Could the A’s beat the Detroit Tigers in the Wild Card game?

The Oakland A’s spectacular first half of the season has been followed by a miserable second half. They are now 9.5 games behind the Los Angeles Angels. But, they still hold the the Wild Card lead and now are one game up on the Detroit Tigers. With only 17 games left in the regular season, it has become a reality that the Athletics will most likely be playing in the Wild Card...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Garcia's 2-run single lifts White Sox over struggling A's 2-1

  Everything was going just fine for the Oakland Athletics. And then? "The circus came to town," Josh Donaldson said. That's one way to look at it. Avisail Garcia drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat the struggling Athletics 2-1 on Wednesday night. Oakland was in line for the win after Jeff Samardzija threw...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Donaldson has 5 hits, Athletics top White Sox 11-2

CHICAGO (AP) Josh Donaldson had a career-high five hits while driving in four runs, helping Jon Lester and the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 11-2 on Tuesday night. Donaldson also scored two runs as Oakland got just its third win in 12 games. Lester (14-10) gave up two runs over eight innings, and the Athletics took advantage of a season-high five errors by Chicago...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the A’s be able to catch the Angels?

Adam Dunn The Oakland A’s have been in a slow, downward spiral since August, which was the first month since 2012 in which they had a losing record. Even with the acquisition of Adam Dunn, the Athletics are not only struggling offensively, but defensively as well. The Oakland A’s are six games back in the West with 21 games left to play. Although they are still lead the wild...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson Solid AL MVP Candidiate

The Oakland A’s have hit a bit of a rough patch after dominating the American League West for most of the season. At six games behind the Los Angeles Angels, their sights appear to be set on the first Wild Card spot. While it’s faltered as of late, their deep roster has given opposing pitchers fits for most of the season. The A’s feature several solid players, and one bona...
Via Baseball News Source
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Samardzija pitches A's to 8-2 win over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) Jeff Samardzija pitched eight solid innings and Josh Donaldson drove in three runs to lead the Oakland Athletics over the Houston Astros 8-2 Monday night. Samardzija (4-3) allowed six hits, two runs and tied a season high with 10 strikeouts to bounce back from a two-game skid in which he yielded 11 runs combined. Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer and Donaldson had three...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Rally Past Houston Astros 8-2

A big night from Josh Donaldson and a four-run ninth-inning rally powered the Oakland Athletics to an 8-2 win over the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the series. With the win, the A’s improve to 77-53 and sit just half a game behind the Los Angeles Angels in the American League West. The A’s opened up a 1-0 lead in the third when Donaldson lashed a double to left field to bring...
Via BaySportsNet
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Josh Donaldson, Sam Fuld

The Oakland Athletics appear to be picking up a lot of injuries at exactly the wrong time as they try to pip the Los Angeles Angels for the AL West crown. Josh Donaldson and Sam Fuld can now be added to Sean Doolittle and John Jaso on the A's list of concerns, with both battling left knee pain.According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, third baseman Donaldson...
Via MLB Injury News
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics-Astros Preview

After squandering an opportunity to complete a sweep and regain control of the AL West, the Oakland Athletics would love to see Josh Donaldson back in their lineup. They hope their All-Star third baseman will return Monday night when they visit the Houston Astros. Oakland (76-53) had moved back into a tie for first place with the Los Angeles Angels after taking the first two of a...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The A’s finally get back into the win column

Josh Donaldson – Photo Credit – Keith Allison   After going through their worst stretch of the season — losing 5 in a row and 7 of their last 8 overall, the Oakland Athletics found themselves as winners again last night, with a 6-2 win over the New York Mets. A four-run 4th inning — most of a damage done by a three-run bases clearing triple by center fielder Coco Crisp was...
Via Hot Stove MLB
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

On the Surging Chris Carter

Chris Carter, as of this writing, has hit 28 home runs this season. That’s more than Mike Trout, Josh Donaldson, David Ortiz and Jose Bautista. Only Nelson Cruz, Jose Abreu, and Giancarlo Stanton have more. Carter has always had a power stroke, so perhaps this isn’t a great surprise. But he’s only one dinger off […]
Via Fangraphs
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Adam Jones loses track of outs, allows run to score

Josh Donaldson and Yoenis Cespedes of the Athletic’s each owe Adam Jones a thank you card, and you can see why courtesy of the above video. Check out Orioles’ center fielder Adam Jones lose track of outs and after catching Donaldson’s fly ball and casually jog in towards the dugout while Cespedes scored on a tag-up from third. The Oakland A’s ended up beating the Orioles...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: second half preview

Despite having Major League Baseball’s best record and the most wins (59) at the All-Star break since the 2006 Tigers, the Oakland A’s only enjoy a tight 1.5 game lead over the Anaheim Angels, leaving no room for error for the ball club in the second half. There are three key factors in the Oakland A’s holding off the Angels in the second half to claim their third divisional...
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s Celebrate 1989 World Series 25-Year Reunion, Then Lose 8-4 to Orioles

It was all good feelings heading into Saturday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. The A’s were still riding high off their walk-off homer from All Star third baseman Josh Donaldson a night earlier, and were host to a packed house of A’s fans ready to celebrate their team’s last World Series Championship. An on-field reunion saw fan favorites Rickey Henderson, Dennis Eckersley...
Via BaySportsNet
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Canseco, Dennis Eckersley, Dave Stewart Talk 1989 A’s, Reunion Weekend

Prior to Friday night’s thrilling walkoff win by Josh Donaldson and the Oakland A’s, members of the 1989 World Champion A’s roster took part in a media session, answering questions about the reunion weekend, their careers, reflections about the game and other topics. Among those participating included Jose Canseco, Dave Stewart, Dave Henderson, Carney Lansford, Mike Moore,...
Via BaySportsNet
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Josh Donaldson Walks Off Against the Orioles

You couldn’t have written a better script in the Oakland Athletics first series against the Baltimore Orioles since the whole Josh Donaldson/Manny Machado incident back in June.  In the first post All-Star break game for each division-leading club, drama was high. Machado, who was booed throughout the game, put Baltimore up 4-2 against new A’s ace Jeff Samardzija with a two...
Via Sportsnaut
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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