OAKLAND -- Kendall Graveman is pitching like an ace in the back of the A's rotation. No longer lacking in confidence, the right-hander is thriving on it and ensuring his teammates a quality start every fifth day.
OAKLAND -- The A's got home runs from Josh Reddick, Ike Davis and Billy Butler, powering their way to a 7-1 win against the Rockies in Monday's series opener at the Coliseum to snap a three-game losing streak.
OAKLAND -- The final All-Star Game ballot update was released Monday, and A's catcher Stephen Vogt and outfielder Josh Reddick, despite being among the leading vote-getters at their positions, remain in need of millions of votes to ensure a trip to the Midsummer Classic.
The A's host the Rockies on Tuesday in the second of a three-game set at the Coliseum. Chris Bassitt (0-0, 3.37 ERA), recalled from Triple-A Nashville to fill in for Sonny Gray, who was scratched because of illness, takes the mound for the A's.
Left-hander Jorge De La Rosa (4-3, 5.15) will pitch for the Rockies, making his 12th start on the season and just his fourth on the road. De La Rosa has not faced the A's since 2009, when he gave up two runs in six innings in a win.
OAKLAND -- Just three days removed from a season-high five-game winning streak, the A's were in position to salvage a game from those pesky Royals and avoid a three-game sweep in front of a home crowd on Sunday afternoon. Instead, they committed a critical error and lost, 5-3, despite outhitting Kansas City.
"One of the toughest things about it is that we were getting a lot of momentum there," Max Muncy said. "We were playing really good ball lately and this happens, and it's against a team we have a little bit of history with."
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OAKLAND -- The echoing sentiment among the A's before their series-opening game against the Royals at the Coliseum on Friday is that the team wants to put the drama-filled April meeting with Kansas City behind them.
In that three-game set, from April 17-19, tempers flared, benches cleared multiple times and six Royals were ejected. Despite the history, the A's insist this is just another series.
ARLINGTON -- The A's avoided their fifth consecutive losing month with a 6-3 win over the Rangers on Thursday, tying the bow on a three-game road sweep that lifted them from the bottom of the division standings for the first time since May 7.
Oakland has gone through tough times before, is shaping up to be club Beane envisioned
By Richard Justice
ARLINGTON -- This might end up being one of Billy Beane's finest hours, and don't you hate it how the smart guys end up being right so often? First, though, things have to work out a certain way for the Oakland A's and their general manager. Yes, that means lots of October baseball.
ARLINGTON -- Brett Lawrie hit a first-inning grand slam and Josh Phegley hit a two-run homer in the second, as the A's pounced on Rangers starter Wandy Rodriguez for eight runs in the first two innings en route to an 8-2 victory on Wednesday night.
ARLINGTON -- It's been a tale of two seasons for A's right-hander Kendall Graveman, who has quietly excelled in each of his starting assignments since his return from Triple-A Nashville following an ugly first month as a big league starter.