Crisp's slam doesn't hold up as Halos rally

Crisp's slam doesn't hold up as Halos rally

ANAHEIM -- Jefry Marte scored Mike Trout on a sac fly with one out in the ninth inning as the Angels enjoyed a walk-off win over the A's, 7-6, to snap a six-game losing streak. It was the fourth walk-off win for the Halos this season.

The Angels rallied from a 6-2 deficit after six innings. Trout got things started with a two-run homer in the seventh off A's reliever Fernando Rodriguez. The Halos got to John Axford for two runs in the eighth, tying the game on a run-scoring single from Andrelton Simmons.

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Gray's solid start, Crisp's slam go to waste

A's bullpen can't hold lead as chance to sweep goes by wayside

Gray's solid start, Crisp's slam go to waste

ANAHEIM -- For six and a half innings on Sunday afternoon at Angel Stadium, everything was set up for the A's to complete a four-game sweep of the Angels and hand Sonny Gray his first win in over two months.

Gray had battled through six innings in his fifth start since missing two weeks to the disabled list with a strained right trapezius muscle, allowing two runs in the first and then buckling down to keep the Angels off the board.

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A's unsure of Reddick's return date

Outfielder needs another rehab start; pitcher Manaea remains on target

A's unsure of Reddick's return date

ANAHEIM -- The A's aren't sure if Josh Reddick will be ready to be activated from the disabled list before Monday's game against the Giants, which was the club's original timetable to bring back the outfielder from the 15-day DL.

Reddick is 1-for-16 with six strikeouts in four Minor League rehab games with Triple-A Nashville. He will serve as the designated hitter for the Sounds on Sunday night instead of flying back to the Bay Area, as was originally planned.

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A's, Giants renew spirited Battle of the Bay

A's, Giants renew spirited Battle of the Bay

The San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics have headed in different directions this year. While the Giants have enjoyed one of their best stretches in franchise history as of late, the A's sit more than 10 games outside of the division lead in the American League West.

Yet that may not be an accurate predictor of the upcoming Bay Bridge Series, as the teams own a 7-7 record against each other since 2013. The clubs will open their four-game home-and-home series at AT&T Park on Monday.

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Overton gets win in big league debut vs. Halos

Overton gets win in big league debut vs. Halos

ANAHEIM -- Danny Valencia's two-run, first-inning home run boosted Dillon Overton in his Major League debut as the Athletics beat the Angels, 7-3, to claim their third straight in the four-game set.

Overton worked around three solo home runs, including back-to-back first-inning jacks from Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout, to nearly deliver a quality start, exiting with two outs in the sixth inning and earning the win.

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Overton has night of firsts in 'awesome' debut

Prospect earns win in front of friends and family

Overton has night of firsts in 'awesome' debut

ANAHEIM -- It's been a family affair for several A's during the weekend series at Angel Stadium, with Dillon Overton the latest to feel the support from relatives and friends.

In his Major League debut, Overton pitched well enough to earn the win in Oakland's 7-3 win over the Angels on Saturday night, the team's third straight victory. With 28 friends and family in attendance, Overton gave his support staff plenty to cheer about over 5 2/3 innings.

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Surkamp optioned to make room for Overton

A's also transfer Alvarez to 60-day disabled list

Surkamp optioned to make room for Overton

ANAHEIM -- The A's optioned left-hander Eric Surkamp to Triple-A Nashville and transferred right-hander Henderson Alvarez to the 60-day disabled list, retroactive to March 25, to clear roster space for Saturday starter Dillon Overton, who was promoted from Nashville to start against the Angels in his Major League debut.

The A's still need a starter for Wednesday's Interleague matchup with the Giants, and the club has penciled in rookie Sean Manaea, who made 64 pitches over 3 2/3 innings in a rehab start Friday with Class A Advanced Stockton.

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Melvin touts his #ASGWorthy players

A's manager cites Davis, Vogt, Valencia and 'sneaky' candidates

Melvin touts his #ASGWorthy players

ANAHEIM -- A's manager Bob Melvin thinks his club has several "sneaky candidates" who should be considered for the 2016 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard.

Melvin mentioned outfielder Khris Davis, catcher Stephen Vogt, third baseman Danny Valencia and the bullpen, most notably Ryan Dull.

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Davis' 3-run shot, stellar D lift A's over Halos

Davis' 3-run shot, stellar D lift A's over Halos

ANAHEIM -- Khris Davis' three-run homer in the eighth inning powered the Athletics to a 7-4 victory over the Angels on Friday night at Angel Stadium.

Trailing 4-2 in the fifth inning, the Athletics rattled off five unanswered runs, culminating when Davis took a Fernando Salas fastball and drove it a Statcast-projected 402 feet over the center-field wall for a three-run homer.

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Davis puts on show for family with bat, glove

Davis puts on show for family with bat, glove

ANAHEIM -- Not long after his three-run homer broke a tie in the eighth inning and gave the A's a 7-4 comeback win over the Angels on Friday night, Khris Davis admitted he doesn't want to say goodbye to Angel Stadium following the weekend series.

"I'm going to be sad to leave," Davis said from the visiting clubhouse, noting his preference for the kitchen and locker room facilities.

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Overton joins club ahead of callup

A's No. 9 prospect will make Major League debut vs. Angels

Overton joins club ahead of callup

ANAHEIM -- Dillon Overton must wait until Saturday to officially make his Major League debut as the starter for the A's against the Angels, but he joined the club at Angel Stadium on Friday to get a feel for the big stage and found it difficult to properly express his excitement.

"It's hard to describe the feeling you get when you walk out there for the first time," he said after playing catch on the field with the rest of the A's pitching staff. "You can't put words into it. It's just awesome."

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A's anticipate Hill and Manaea to return soon

Club awaiting answer on Henderson's status

A's anticipate Hill and Manaea to return soon

ANAHEIM -- The A's are moving closer toward getting back two members of their starting rotation, though they're still unsure about the status of another.

Rich Hill (left groin strain) reported no issues after making 35 pitches in a bullpen session Friday at Angel Stadium. The left-hander will make a Minor League rehab start Monday with Class A Advanced Stockton, with the hope that he can return to the A's next week.

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Semien's shot helps A's pay back Lincecum

Semien's shot helps A's pay back Lincecum

ANAHEIM -- Marcus Semien hit a three-run homer in a four-run second as the A's spoiled Tim Lincecum's Angel Stadium debut, knocking the righty out after three innings en route to a 5-4 win on Thursday night.

Oakland added another run in the fifth on Khris Davis' 17th homer of the season, which proved to be the difference when Jett Bandy's two-run homer off Sean Doolittle made it a one-run game in the ninth.

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Davis treats dad to 17th homer of season

A's slugger goes deep vs. Angels with special guest in attendance

Davis treats dad to 17th homer of season

ANAHEIM -- Khris Davis hoped his father's presence wouldn't be a distraction Thursday night. As it turned out, the A's outfielder made sure of it by hitting his 17th home run of the season to help his club to a 5-4 win over the Angels.

Davis' solo shot off Angels reliever Deolis Guerra with one out in the fifth inning capped the scoring for the A's and proved to be the difference in the game.

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Umpire exits after bat hits him on the head

Emmel taken for stitches after scary moment at Angel Stadium

Umpire exits after bat hits him on the head

ANAHEIM -- Home-plate umpire Paul Emmel left Thursday night's game between the Angels and A's at Angel Stadium after the Angels' Jefry Marte lost his grip on his bat during a swing, and the bat hit Emmel on top of his head.

Emmel, who was bleeding on the field, was assisted by the Angels' medical staff before walking off the field. Third-base umpire Quinn Wolcott took over behind the plate and Emmel was taken to a hospital to receive stitches and undergo testing.

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Chapman among top prospect performers Thursday

Top Twins prospect dominant over eight scoreless; Yankees' No. 2 continues to show off power

Chapman among top prospect performers Thursday

Jose Berrios was absolutely dominant in Triple-A Rochester's 2-0 win over Columbus. Berrios (Twins' No. 1) is the No. 15 overall prospect, and after his electric outing, it's very clear why he's so highly regarded.

The 22-year-old needed just 88 pitches, 60 strikes, to throw eight scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out nine.

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A's impressed with Mengden's maturity, command

Despite third loss, starter fans 9 in 6 innings vs. Milwaukee

A's impressed with Mengden's maturity, command

OAKLAND -- Daniel Mengden encountered a slew of firsts this year while making his debuts at the Double-A, Triple-A and Major League levels this season, and he did so again in a 4-2 loss to the Brewers on Wednesday, allowing three runs for the first time.

At any level.

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Crisp cracks one, but A's fall short in finale

Crisp cracks one, but A's fall short in finale

OAKLAND -- Scooter Gennett and Kirk Nieuwenhuis homered in support of right-hander Junior Guerra, who strung together seven strong innings to help the Brewers split a two-game Interleague set with the A's by way of a 4-2 victory at the Coliseum on Wednesday afternoon.

Guerra's two-run performance, which included eight strikeouts, gave the Brewers a happy ending to an otherwise disappointing 2-7 road trip. He walked one and allowed five hits, including Coco Crisp's solo home run in the fourth that gave the A's a short-lived 1-0 lead.

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Gray delighted to reunite with mentor Johnson

A's ace worked with Brewers' pitching coach at Vanderbilt

Gray delighted to reunite with mentor Johnson

OAKLAND -- Sonny Gray and Brewers pitching coach Derek Johnson met a few paces behind home plate Wednesday morning at the Coliseum, and after a quick handshake and a hug, launched into an animated conversation, with Gray often gesturing to his pitching mechanics and Johnson nodding knowingly.

It's a familiar scene for both. Johnson was Gray's pitching coach for from 2009 to 2011 at Vanderbilt and took part in recruiting the righty to school, snatching him not only from other top-level baseball schools, but also Division I football schools interested in Gray playing quarterback.

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Hill to make Minors rehab start on Monday

Hill to make Minors rehab start on Monday

OAKLAND -- Left-hander Rich Hill is scheduled to make a Minor League rehab start on Monday, and the A's hope his succeeding outing will be with them.

"Shoot, I'd like to throw him right in there, but we gotta make sure we get him in a game scenario, other than just throwing a simulated-type thing in the bullpen," A's manager Bob Melvin said.

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Semien's 3 RBIs lead A's comeback vs. Crew

Semien's 3 RBIs lead A's comeback vs. Crew

OAKLAND -- The A's offense emerged from a dry spell and used a three-run seventh inning, featuring a go-ahead single from Yonder Alonso and a two-run triple off the bat of Marcus Semien, to claim a 5-3 victory against the Brewers on Tuesday night in the opener of a two-game series at the Coliseum.

Semien, who entered the game mired in an 0-for-15 stretch, finished with three hits and as many RBIs to ignite an offense that had totaled only five runs in its previous four games. It was just the A's fifth win of June.

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Healy among top prospect performers Wednesday

Nationals' No. 2 fills out stat sheet in win; top Pirates prospect unhittable once again

Healy among top prospect performers Wednesday

Trea Turner can do it all, and he put the bulk of his skill set on display in Triple-A Syracuse's 6-4 win over Pawtucket on Wednesday. Turner, hitting .292 in 67 games, drew two walks and went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and three RBIs.

The Nationals' No. 2 prospect (No. 9 overall) brought in a run when he drew a bases-loaded walk in the second inning, then later delivered the game's decisive blast, a two-run double in the top of the ninth.

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A's bats wake up against Brewers

A's bats wake up against Brewers

OAKLAND -- The A's offense, stagnant for days, awoke just in time for a win Tuesday night.

It wasn't until the fifth inning of their 5-3 win against the Brewers when they found their first run, snapping a 19-inning streak without one, and only in the seventh did they gain their first lead.

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Gray digs deep to finish solid six innings

OAKLAND -- Sonny Gray's downfall in his previous start against the Rangers was the sixth inning, surrendering five runs after cruising through his first five innings. The A's ace avoided heading in that direction again on Tuesday night in a 5-3 win over the Brewers.

Ryan Braun led off the sixth with a single. He advanced to third two batters later, the beneficiary of a costly throwing error by Gray on a pickoff attempt that went wide of Yonder Alonso at first base. Braun took two bases as the ball found the spacious foul territory at the Coliseum, and scored on a Chris Carter RBI single, giving Milwaukee a 2-1 lead.

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A's recall Alcantara; option Coulombe

A's recall Alcantara; option Coulombe

OAKLAND -- Speedy utility man Arismendy Alcantara joined the A's from Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday, giving them an enticing switch-hitting option who showcases the exact versatility this club embraces.

Alcantara, acquired from the Cubs on June 9 for Chris Coghlan, was signed by Chicago in 2008 as a shortstop but has since taken up second base and center field, and the A's plan to use him at each of those positions, plus both corner-outfield spots.

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Lambo begins treatment for testicular cancer

OAKLAND -- A's Minor Leaguer Andrew Lambo's season has been put on hold while the outfielder undergoes treatment for testicular cancer, the club announced on Tuesday.

Lambo underwent surgery in Nashville on Friday, home of the A's Triple-A affiliate, and will be under the continued watch of Vanderbilt Urology.

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