Wilmer Flores hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the New York Mets rallied from an early five-run deficit to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 for their fourth consecutive victory.
Sonny Gray struck out six pitching into the seventh in what might have been his final home start in Oakland if the club tries to deal him before the trade deadline, and the Athletics rallied in the fifth inning to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-2.
Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer got just two outs in a four-run first inning and matched the shortest start of his big league career as the Oakland Athletics beat the Indians 7-3 to complete a surprising sweep of the AL Central leader.
Looking to fortify a bullpen that has blown more than a third of its save chances, the Washington Nationals acquired relievers Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle from the Oakland Athletics for right-hander Blake Treinen and two prospects.
Felix Hernandez rediscovered some of his past form allowing two hits over six dominant innings, and Nelson Cruz hit his 17th home run of the season to give the Seattle Mariners a 4-0 win over the Oakland Athletics.
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.
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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