A new stadium for the Oakland Athletics would generate more than $3 billion for the local economy over a 10-year period, according to a report released Wednesday by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute.
What a difference a year has made for A’s right-hander Sonny Gray. Last season at this time, he was the staff ace and an American League All-Star. Now he’s struggling to find himself at 3-8 with a 5.16 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP.
Jefry Marte drove in Mike Trout with a game-ending sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels stopped a six-game losing streak with a 7-6 win against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
The A’s beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 in Oakland on June 1 to run their winning streak to five games. They sat 5 1/2 games out of first at 25-29. They are 0-7 since, and sit in last place in the American League West, 12 1/2 games out of first. Here is a look at their seven-game skid:
The 2016 Oakland Athletics’ season has been one of streaks and sweeps. The A’s beat the Twins 5-1 Wednesday, wrapping up a three-game sweep of visiting Minnesota. It was the fourth series sweep by the A’s. They have also been swept four times this season. Oakland has four winning streaks of three games or more and six losing streaks of three games or more. Here is a breakdown of the streaks and sweeps this season:
Danny Valencia of the A’s is on some kind of a roll. He hit two home runs on Friday in a 6-3 win over Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Fla. He had a career day on Sunday, driving three homers, the last of which was a two-run shot in the ninth inning to lift Oakland to a 7-6 win over the Rays.
After top pitching prospect Sean Manaea performed well in his first spring training game on Friday, March 4, 2016, Oakland A's manager shared his thoughts about the young left-hander with the wicked strikeout stuff. Manaea threw two scoreless innings, allowing a single and a walk while striking out four.
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