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It wasn't pretty. But with a 4-3 victory Thursday afternoon, the Athletics brought to a close their five-game home losing streak.
Davis, who leads the A's and is among baseball's top 10 in home runs and RBIs, was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday.
The A's couldn't navigate the cold, wet, Seattle-like weather at the Oakland Coliseum Tuesday night, falling 3-2 in 10 innings.
Nothing played as significant a role in the A's recently completed 7-3 road trip as the bullpen.
Daniel Mengden was given the chance to start the ninth Tuesday night but was unable to finish.
It's difficult for a pitcher to make thirteen starts without a win. It's even harder to make all of those starts at home.
Through seven games this season, Oakland starters have finished six innings just twice. Both of those starts have been delivered by the left arm of Sean Manaea.
Chad Pinder may have the athleticism to play all nine positions in a single MLB game. The A's might have wished he had Tuesday night.
On the surface, it may not have been the obvious setup for a pitcher's duel: One starter a 20-year veteran who posted a 6.48 ERA last year; the other, a 29-year-old hurler coming off hip surgery.
Certain levels of fanfare come with the title of "Japanese Babe Ruth." Shohei Ohtani brought it all to Oakland over the weekend.
Shohei Ohtani beat the Oakland A's in his first meaningful game in the states at the Oakland Coliseum Sunday
Daniel Mengden battled for 5-2/3 innings, but his six runs surrendered were too many for the A's to overcome.
As is, Oakland is not a playoff team. It's also not a last-place team.
Dustin Fowler will wear the green and gold of the Oakland Athletics in 2018. He just won't be in them on opening weekend.
Monday’s Spring Training exhibition between the Giants and the Athletics at AT&T Park was a tale of two games.
There wasn't supposed to be any major questions revolving around the Athletics infield this offseason.
Since he joined the Athletics in 2016, no American Leaguer has hit more home run than Khris Davis. Only four have driven in more runs.
The Oakland offense was the AL's 5th-highest scoring in the second half of 2017. It had the 8th-highest average, 5th-highest OBP and 2nd-most XBH.
A funny thing happened on the way to 87 losses.
"Opportunistic" is one word that can be used to describe the Athletics' 2017 season.
Coming off a scratched start, lost to a groin strain, six days ago, Jharel Cotton made it though 5 scoreless frames Sunday before he was lifted.
Matt Olson stomped into Philadelphia and put on a power display that would not go unnoticed.
For any professional sports franchise in throes of complete rebuild, there are certain checkpoints offering promise of a corner turned.
After Saturday's doubleheader, Oakland and Houston Sunday afternoon seemed to hit the snooze button on the alarm clock for their bats.
With a 96-mph fastball, Charlie Morton blew away Matt Joyce for the second out in the second inning of Game 1 Saturday.
Behind three separate crooked-number innings, the Athletics ran away to a 11-1 whooping of the Astros in Game 1.
Almost as if a postseason berth lay in the balance, Oakland continues to battle.
Sign-stealing is as much a part of baseball as base-stealing.
Runners at second can tap a foot, depending on which would tell the batter if the pitch will be inside or outside. In 2005, then- Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark …
Sean Manaea provided the legwork and Khris Davis did the heavy lifting as the Athletics labored their way clear of an eight-game losing streak.
Players chose nicknames to be worn on the back of their unique uniforms, but few teams wore them as well as the Athletics.
Jharel "Squeaky" Cotton was squeaky clean in Sunday's series-sweeping, 4-2 win over Texas.
Topping the order for seventh time this season, Marcus "Mahkus" Semien collected two hits and drew a walk, scoring two runs.
Like cracking an egg, the Athletics proved Friday night there is more than one way to win a baseball game.
Kansas City overcame two late A's runs by pushing across the deciding 13th run of the game in the ninth.
Kendall Graveman made the big inning stand up, tossing his best game since May to carry his club to an 9-3 answer-back thumping
Baltimore handed Sean Manaea a third-consecutive poor start, knocking the lefty out before the vendor popcorn finished popping.