Over the past month, the Athletics have made up 8-1/2 games in the American League Wild Card race.
Stephen Piscotty stayed as hot as an Independence Day firecracker Sunday, finishing the first half on a nine-game hitting streak.
Jed Lowrie will almost certainly be named an injury replacement in the coming days, joining Blake Treinen in the 2018 MLB All-Star Game.
It's hard to imagine Matt Chapman improving defensively, but that has become quite feasible.
Though he continues to search at the plate after a right hand injury, Matt Chapman has made his return very visible in the field.
When Edwin Jackson tossed six one-run innings in Detroit, he became the 12th Athletics pitcher to make a start this season.
Cleveland unleashed a late-inning rally over the A's en route to a 15-3 stomping Sunday afternoon.
His second cortisone shot in just about four months, this time higher in the thumb in the joint near the wrist, has left Chapman pain-free.
Not one time Saturday afternoon did Edwin Jackson pitch out of the stretch.
Despite a laborious first two innings, Paul Blackburn settled down to retire 14 of 15 en route to a 3-1 Oakland win.
The A's are one hot run from sliding into the second WC slot, and they put themselves in the hunt with contributions from everyone on the roster.
For the first time in four days, the Athletics offense found the scoreboard first Saturday afternoon.
Matt Chapman has been struggling with lingering pain in his right hand since the end of the 2017 season.
The Athletics continued their early-season tumble down the AL West rabbit hole Friday night.
Introducing first-round draft pick Kyler Murray, Billy Beane had trouble naming a player of past or present with comparable talent.
After a 772-day absence from the major league mound, Chris Bassitt's road to recovery finally reached its destination last Saturday.
But by the time birthday boy Jonathan Lucroy dug into the box for his first at-bat of the evening the game had already been decided.
Evan Gattis tagged Daniel Mengden with a three-run homer and two-run double to hand the A's a 6-3 loss.
Since 2016, Khris Davis has swatted 102 home runs, more than any other major leaguer in that time. He is in search of his first ASG nod.
The A's got a huge defensive boost from Marcus Semien on a ground ball in the eighth to claim a 3-2 victory against the struggling Royals.
Chris Bassitt held the Royals to three hits and one run, but on this Saturday afternoon, that wasn't good enough to beat Danny Duffy.
Over six innings, Paul Blackburn held Kansas City to three hits while coaxing 12 ground-ball outs.
Murray, from Allen, Texas, is a dual-sport athlete and plans to play football in the fall for the University of Oklahoma.
With their entire roster slumping, the Oakland offense is hardly in position to overcome a three-run deficit.
For the third time in four starts, Trevor Cahill was absolutely overwhelming at home.
Frankie Montas, recalled from Triple-A Nashville before the game, did his best to match Daniel Mengden's Saturday gem.
After a flawless top of the first from Daniel Mengden, Matt Joyce crushed the first pitch he saw from Clay Buchholz.
Sean Manaea came in with a 5.96 ERA in four previous starts this month and couldn't make it through the fourth.
It wasn't pretty. But with a 4-3 victory Thursday afternoon, the Athletics brought to a close their five-game home losing streak.
Two games have come and gone since the Athletics returned to the Oakland Coliseum. And they have yet to unpack their offense.
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.
The 2018 Oakland Athletics are not a playoff team. But they are closer to a postseason berth than the AL West cellar.
Dustin Fowler, 23, made his Major League debut June 29, 2017 with the Yankees.
Putting the ball in play against Cole didn't help the A's cause as they could muster just a single run, falling to the Astros 4-1.