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Bob Melvin pulled the plug on his young starter after just 76 pitches. In hindsight the move may have been a bit premature.
The Oakland Athletics have spent much of the 2017 season living and dying by the home run. Wednesday was a completely different story.
Oakland Athletics starter Chris Smith hasn't won a big league game since June 24, 2008. His valiant effort Tuesday night wasn't enough.
All the momentum gathered in Oakland's three-game weekend sweep of the reigning AL champs was snuffed out Monday night.
The Oakland offense handed Sean Manaea an early lead, and the big lefty embraced the advantage.
Khris Davis' game-winner capped an evening that included the first and second homers of Matt Chapman's career.
It took Sonny Gray a while to settle in. But when he did, he blew by Cleveland, carrying Oakland to a 5-0 win.
Wednesday was all about breaking the norms for the Oakland Athletics.
The A's young roster is also peppered with veterans, many of whom boast high trade value.
A slugfest that began with a Melky Cabrera two-run home run in the third was finished with a walk-off homer from Franklin Barreto.
In front of 40,019 fans -- the A's largest draw since 2005 -- the green and gold couldn't capture any energy.
Sunday brought Yonder Alonso the ultimate validation — his first time as an MLB All-Star.
The Oakland Athletics got a third-straight outstanding performance from their starting pitcher. None of them netted a win.
The Oakland Athletics could not have asked for more from Paul Blackburn making his major league debut.
Atlanta starter Mike Foltynewicz silenced Oakland bats through eight, but a Matt Olson solo home run robbed Foltynewicz of his date with destiny.
The future is now for the A's. Following a painful move, six of the organization's top 10 prospects now make their baseball home in Oakland.
Like marauders in the night, the Houston Astros stormed the Coliseum gates taking all that Oakland owned.
The Oakland Athletics designated two-time All-Star catcher Stephen Vogt for assignment on Thursday.
Facing a pitcher who has had their number, Houston waited patiently for the opportunity to strike.
Sonny Gray was lit up in the first, surrendering five hits, two walks and five runs to the Astros.
The Oakland Athletics have now reached agreement with 31 of their 40 selections from the 2017 MLB Draft.
Oakland had "Celebration" on repeat after sweeping four from the Yankees. But the Astros changed the A's tune.
The A's boast baseball's sixth-best home record — and the second-worst road record.
Looking to cool off the Athletics, the New York Yankees got zero help from Mother Nature Sunday.
Though Aaron Judge has been showered with "MVP" for each at-bat, it was Ryon Healy who mashed a pair of long home runs Saturday.
"Catfish" is one of the most underappreciated pitchers in MLB history, but the A's understand his place in the history of both the game and the organization.
Power was on display Friday night in Oakland, and the A's youth reigned supreme in a 7-6 comeback victory.
The Oakland Athletics are stuck in a stumble, losing 13 of their last 18 games. In that stretch, the pitching staff has allowed 6.6 runs per game ballooning its season ERA to 4.83 -- third-worst in the American League.
The MLB All-Star Game is four weeks away, and Oakland Athletics' Yonder Alonso is topping the AL balloting for first baseman.
Continuing down the path of honoring its own storied history, the Oakland Athletics have announced that the C Gate at the Oakland Coliseum will be renamed the Jim "Catfish" Hunter Gate prior to Saturday's game against the New York Yankees.
For the fourth time since 2000, the Oakland Athletics selected a high schooler with their first round selection in the MLB First Year Player Draft.
For the Oakland Athletics, a 3-4 week is a mere blip on the radar in the search for a .500-record. But how that week unfolded exacerbated the issue.
In their third attempt at a series sweep this season, the A's once again came up short.
The Blue Jays ran themselves out of two solid scoring opportunities. And that was all the A's would need.
Since 2014, the A's have found themselves in an all-too-familiar rebuilding phase.
Sean Manaea extended his run of dominance, quieting the Toronto Blue Jays over 6 innings.