The A's finally got multiple big hits off of a lefty, but it just so happened that one of them came from the least expected bat.
Billy Burns and Brett Lawrie hit home runs and the A's offense rallied back to beat the Yankees 5-4 in their series opener at the Coliseum.
When it comes to the team playing next door, the nostalgia is kicking in for A’s manager and Bay Area native Bob Melvin.


A's Notes: Kazmir injury not as bad as feared; epidural for Crisp 17h Joe Stiglich Comments (0)
Early indications from an MRI on Wednesday are that Scott Kazmir and the A’s might have dodged a bullet with his sore left shoulder. Read More »
A's lineup: Semien returns, Phegley catching vs. lefty 20h CSN Bay Area staff Comments (0)
Marcus Semien was a factor in Wednesday's loss despite not starting. He's back at shortstop to open against C.C. Sabathia and the Yankees. Read More »
Doolittle's season debut a success 1d Joe Stiglich Comments (0)
Sean Doolittle pitched one inning in his season debut Wednesday and compared the adrenaline rush to his Major League debut in 2012. Read More »
Rewind: A's cross fingers that Kazmir injury isn't serious 1d Joe Stiglich Comments (0)
Scott Kazmir left Wednesday's game vs. Detroit with a shoulder injury and his absence will further deplete a recent strength of the team. Read More »
Back with A's, Ron Washington 'having a lot of fun' 1d Associated Press Comments (0)
After eight years away from the A's, Ron Washington was brought back to the place where he got his start to be a coach to help Oakland's defense. Read More »
Instant Replay: Cespedes' three-run bomb buries A's 1d Joe Stiglich Comments (2)
Yoenis Cespedes has hit plenty of home runs at But his three-run shot against the A's on Wednesday served Oakland a series loss. Read More »
Kazmir exits A's game early with shoulder tightness 1d Joe Stiglich Comments (1)
A’s starter Scott Kazmir left Wednesday’s game after three innings with tightness in his left shoulder. Read More »
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Athletics - Team News
Cody Ross - OF
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Cody Ross is receiving interest from clubs looking to sign... It sounds like Ross isn't ready to jump at any of the offers, though, preferring to hold out for an ideal situation. The 34-year-old was released by the A's earlier this...
May 29 9:03AM Read More
Tyler Clippard - R
Tyler Clippard gave up one run but evaded further damage to earn his fifth save of the season... Clippard had himself to blame for the run after inexplicably walking Garrett Jones -- who has been hitting like your grandfather has been cooking -- with two outs. Brett...
May 28 10:25PM Read More
Billy Burns - OF
Billy Burns finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Thursday's 5-4 victory... Billy Burns is apparently the new Rickey Henderson. He's hit two homers in the past five games (and also smacked a double). How surprising is that? Well, Mr. Burns hit a...
May 28 10:16PM Read More
Kendall Graveman - S
Kendall Graveman allowed three runs on seven hits across 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against... He struck out four and walked two. Same old story, here: The 24-year-old is effective when he keeps his mediocre stuff down, but it gets hit hard when left up in the zone...
May 28 10:11PM Read More
Scott Kazmir - S
The Athletics plan to skip Scott Kazmir's (shoulder) next start. There was nothing significant found in Thursday's MRI, which would be a nice break for the oft-injured left-hander. It sounds as though the team is optimistic that Kazmir...
May 28 4:34PM Read More
Coco Crisp - OF
Coco Crisp (neck) is scheduled to undergo an epidural on Monday and will be sidelined at least... The hope remains that he will be able to avoid surgery, though it continues to look unlikely that he will be fantasy relevant this season. Billy Burns will continue to...
May 28 4:28PM Read More
A.J. Griffin - S
A.J. Griffin (elbow) said he felt good after tossing a pair of 15-pitch innings in a simulated... The right-hander admitted that he doesn't know what the next step will be, but it's possible he could be cleared for a minor league rehab start.
May 28 4:05PM Read More
Stephen Vogt - C
Stephen Vogt will start at first base Thursday against the Yankees. It will be his third start of the season at first base and his second in the past three days. Josh Phegley will start behind the plate and catch Kendall Graveman.
May 28 2:06PM Read More
Yairo Munoz - SS
Athletics prospect SS Yairo Munoz went 2-for-4 with a home run, triple and pair of RBI on... The home run gives Munoz five this season, and he’s batting .284/.317/.444 with 14 extra-base hits over 44 games in the Midwest League. The 20-year-old shortstop doesn’t...
May 28 1:39PM Read More
Scott Kazmir - S
Scott Kazmir will have an MRI of his left shoulder taken Thursday. Kazmir left Wednesday's start against the Tigers after three innings with shoulder tightness, so the club will have it looked at. More should be known about his outlook...
May 27 4:01PM Read More
Sean Doolittle - R
Sean Doolittle threw a scoreless sixth inning in the A's loss to the Tigers on Wednesday... It was his first appearance since being activated from the disabled list on Tuesday evening. Doolittle didn't top 90 mph, but he looked pretty sharp in striking out two of...
May 27 3:47PM Read More
Scott Kazmir - S
Scott Kazmir left his start Wednesday against the Tigers after experiencing left shoulder... He worked three hitless innings before giving way to reliever Dan Otero. Kazmir had struggled in his last handful of starts, so it's safe to wonder whether this shoulder...
May 27 2:12PM Read More
Scott Kazmir - S
Scott Kazmir was pulled from his start Wednesday against the Tigers with an apparent injury. Kazmir had rattled off three hitless innings to open the game, but Dan Otero took the mound in the top of the fourth for the host A's. There should be an update soon. ...
May 27 1:27PM Read More
Ike Davis - 1B
Ike Davis (quad) will take batting practice on the field Thursday. It will be his first bit of baseball activity since he landed on the disabled list a couple weeks ago with a Grade 2 strain in his left quad. Obviously running is going to...
May 27 11:25AM Read More
Drew Pomeranz - S
Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Thursday. Pomeranz played catch a few days after being placed on the disabled list with a sore shoulder and is now ready for mound work, so it's safe to say the cortisone injection he...
May 27 10:53AM Read More

Team Stats

Oakland Athletics Stats
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Stephen Vogt461392344521033.317
Josh Reddick43160224873730.300
Marcus Semien50193245593615.285
Brett Lawrie46177124780318.266
Eric Sogard45152124051011.263
Billy Butler49193215080424.259

Ike Davis00-1001.000.00
Sean Doolittle00-1001.020.00
Sonny Gray52.7141010066.0611.77
Evan Scribner101.000250028.2332.20
Jesse Chavez15.167117151.2452.44
Tyler Clippard02.000190521.0172.57
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