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A's lineup: Alonso returns for opener against Marlins
After missing four games, Yonder Alonso is back in the lineup as the A's begin a series against the Marlins Tuesday night.
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Pinder's potential 'coming to fruition' in chance with A's
Chad Pinder was the Texas League (Double-A) Player of the Year in 2015 and ranked No. 7 on Baseball America’s preseason list of A’s prospects...
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MLB Power Rankings: Giants on the rise; A's hitting lots of home runs
The Giants are playing their best ball of the season, but still have a ways to go. The A's, meanwhile, are crushing the baseball...
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Axford makes his 2017 debut; Doolittle takes step forward to return
One arm returned to the A's bullpen Sunday while another appears to be on the right track to soon be back in the fold as well...
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A's denied sweep of Red Sox but still come away feeling good
The A's were on the verge of history against the Red Sox and fell short. But still, they are holding their heads up high...
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Pinder not worried about stats, just wants wins for A's
Even after three homers against the A's, Chad Pinder remains a team player.
Melvin shares his message to A's after series win vs Red Sox
Bob Melvin wanted the sweep but he'll take three out of four against the Red Sox.
Drive of the Game: Pinder hits third homer of series
Chad Pinder went off for three home runs in four games against the Red Sox.
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A's no match for Red Sox bats, fall short of completing sweep at home
The A's had a chance to sweep the Red Sox at home in a four-game set for the first time in 85 years but came up short on Sunday.
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A's notes: When will Yonder Alonso return to lineup?
Insider Joe Stiglich is at the Coliseum and has the latest on Yonder Alonso and Sean Doolittle.
Lowrie celebrates with Rajai
A's lineup: Lowrie, Pinder switch roles in finale vs Red Sox
A day after serving as the designated hitter, rookie Chad Pinder is at second base, while Jed Lowrie moves from the field to DH.
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Melvin after ejection: 'I had other issues' with umpires
Bob Melvin reacts to the A's hitting four home runs against the Red Sox.
When did Pinder realize how far his homer went? He reveals
Chad Pinder addresses his comfort level now that he's getting more playing time.
Pinder homers against Red Sox
A's crush four homers, win third straight against Red Sox
The A's took advantage of the warm weather as Mark Canha, Khris Davis, Chad Pinder and Jed Lowrie homered in an 8-3 win over Boston.
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Drive of the Game: A's go deep a season-high four times
Not one, not two, not three but four home runs were hit by the A's Saturday afternoon in Oakland...
A's lineup: Canha moves into second spot, Rosales down to ninth
After a dramatic win Friday night, the A's look to make it two straight wins against the Red Sox. Manager Bob Melvin has issued his lineup in support of Sean Manaea...
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A's defense becomes a storyline for all the right reasons
Despite struggling defensively all season long, the A's turned in some big defensive plays on Friday to fuel their big win over the Red Sox...
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Canha finds comfort zone against Sale, then walks off for A's in 10th
First, Mark Canha found a way to get the best of the Red Sox ace Chris Sale. And then, in the 10th inning, he played hero with his power.
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Melvin reacts to Bradley's robbery, Canha's walk-off homer
A's manager Bob Melvin wraps his head around the A's 3-2 win in 10 innings against the Red Sox.
A's get Canha with pie and Gatorade celebration treatment
Mark Canha reacts to his walk-off homer against the Red Sox at the Coliseum.
Drive of the Game: Davis ties it up for A's against Red Sox
Khris Davis turns on one against Chris Sale to tie up against the Red Sox.
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Canha crushes solo shot, A's walk off on Red Sox in extras
Mark Canha ended the A's battle against the Red Sox with one swing of the bat as his walk-off blast gave the A's a win in the 10th.
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A's notes: Cast comes off for Marcus Semien
Insider Joe Stiglich with all the latest A's news from the Coliseum.
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A's lineup: Phegley batting ninth, catching Graveman against Red Sox
The A's look to keep their bats hot as they face Red Sox ace Chris Sale. And Bob Melvin is making a change behind the dish...
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The A's Insider Podcast: Bullpen coach Scott Emerson
Bullpen coach Scott Emerson shares what the exchange is like when the bullpen phone rings, plus his thoughts on Sean Manaea & A.J. Puk...
A's receive good news about Alonso's knee; Plouffe honors Cornell
Trevor Plouffe was among the multitude of rock fans devastated by the death of Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell
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Gray finds groove, pitches A's to his first victory of the 2017 season
Sonny Gray took the mound for his 100th career start Thursday night and came away with his first victory since July of 2016...
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Melvin explains importance of A's first inning runs in win
The A's went out and got on the board right away as the offense showed up Thursday night in Oakland.
Gray takes you through how Vogt kept him confident
Sonny Gray allowed two in the first inning, but Stephen Vogt made sure to stay positive with his starter.
Plouffe reveals message from A's hitting coach before win
Trevor Plouffe explains the A's offensive mentality in an 8-3 win over the Red Sox.
Jose Canseco shows off his good luck leather vest
The A's beat the Red Sox 8-3 Thursday night so Jose Canseco had to introduce a part of his wardrobe.
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Gray strikes out eight, A's go deep to take down Red Sox
Sonny Gray earned his first win of the year with six solid inning and the A's used a trio of homers in a win over the Red Sox Thursday night.
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Drive of the Game: Three A's hammer homers vs Red Sox
The A's used a trio of home runs in a win over the Red Sox Thursday night in Oakland.
The Happy Hour: Braden reacts to Bautista's bat flips
Former A's pitcher Dallas Braden comes on The Happy Hour to give his take on Jose Bautista and his notorious bat flips.
A's notes: How serious is Yonder Alonso's injury?
Insider Joe Stiglich with all the latest A's news from Oakland.
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A's lineup: Rajai Davis leading off to start series with Red Sox
After sitting on the bench for two games, Rajai Davis is back in center field and at the top of the order against the Red Sox...
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The road gets no easier for A's as they wobble home from 1-5 trip
The A's embarked on a road trip a confident bunch. After winning just one of six games, Oakland must get back to the basics in the field.
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Hahn after loss: 'Best command of the sinker' all year
Jesse Hahn breaks down what worked for him best early on in his outing against the Mariners.
Melvin updates Alonso injury, assesses Hahn's outing
Bob Melvin breaks down the A's 4-0 loss Wednesday night in Seattle.
Drive of the Game: Segura gives Seattle 4-0 lead over A's
Jean Segura did just enough to expand the Mariners lead to 4-0 against the A's in Seattle.
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Instant Replay: A's only manage two hits, drop series to Mariners
The A's had a chance to win their three-game road series against the Mariners Wednesday but their bats went to bed as they fell in the finale.
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A's notes: Melvin goes with hot hand in center field
Insider Joe Stiglich breaks down why Mark Canha is starting in center field for the second straight night for the A's.
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A's lineup: Plouffe back on the hot corner against Mariners
The A's look to win their three-game road series with the Mariners in Seattle on Wednesday. Manager Bob Melvin has issued his lineup...
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Batting practice at the Coliseum
Come watch BP: A's to open gates early for Tuesday home games
In an effort to improve the game day experience, the A's will open gates early on Tuesdays so fan can watch batting practice.
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Melvin pleased to see A's 'find some grit' in comeback victory
Unlike three previous games on this road trip when they relinquished leads in the late innings, they found a way to overcome their mistakes...
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Joyce opens up about mindset during game-winning at-bat
Matt Joyce addresses the A's success with runners in scoring position in their win on Tuesday in Seattle.
Triggs details his location, reaction during thrilling rally
Andrew Triggs evaluates his start against the Mariners.
Canha shares message to himself upon being recalled
After homering in the ninth inning in Seattle, Mark Canha evaluates where he game is at.
Rajai, Joyce celebrating home run in Seattle
Instant Replay: Ninth-inning blasts power A's past Mariners in thriller
The bullpen had blown a 4-1 lead, but Matt Joyce and Mark Canha hit huge home runs in the ninth as the A's pulled out a 9-6 win over the Mariners.
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Drive of the Game: Seager homers off Madson in eighth
Tied 4-4 in the eighth, Kyle Seager hit a solo home run off Ryan Madson to give the Mariners a short-lived lead.
A's notes: Melvin wants Healy sharp, Doolittle progressing
A couple of tweaks in the lineup carry purpose for Bob Melvin as they look to Game 2 of the series against the Mariners...
Canha swinging in Texas
A's lineup: Canha in center, Phegley catching Triggs vs Mariners
In the second game in Seattle, Mark Canha replaces Rajai Davis in center field while Andrew Triggs will be throwing to Josh Phegley.
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All-or-nothing A's offense leads to another frustrating defeat
As the A’s are proving, the long ball doesn’t get the job done by itself. Right now, the A’s are doing just enough wrong to negate all the right.
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Manaea shares adjustments he made after homer by Cruz
Following his first start since coming off the DL, Sean Manaea breaks down his five-inning outing against the Mariners.
Melvin: Last pitch 'maybe too close to take' by Rosales
Bob Melvin offers analysis of Khris Davis' first home run in 12 games.
Manaea talking to Vogt
Instant Replay: Manaea hit hard early, A's rally falls just short in Seattle
Sean Manaea gave up four early runs and the A's couldn't recover as the Mariners held on for a 6-5 win in Seattle on Monday night.
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Drive of the Game: Davis, Vogt homer in opener in Seattle
Trailing 4-0, Khris Davis and Stephen Vogt homered to cut the A's deficit to 4-3.
Coliseum on 2017 A's Opening Night
Sales of A's monthly Ballpark Pass to stop Wednesday
Less than a week after launching a monthly Ballpark Pass, the A's announced Monday that the passes will no longer be available after Wednesday.
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What do toasted grasshoppers taste like? Stiglich finds out
At Safeco Field in Seattle, Insider Joe Stiglich took one for the team and tried the toasted chili-lime grasshoppers from a concession stand in the ballpark.
A's notes: Keeping bench guys fresh; update on Bassitt
Insider Joe Stiglich is in Seattle and has the latest on Chad Pinder, Adam Rosales, Chris Bassitt, John Axford and Daniel Mengden.
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A's lineup: Khris Davis back in, Rajai at the bottom in opener vs Mariners
After getting the day off on Sunday, Khris Davis returns to the A's lineup while Rajai Davis finds himself out of the leadoff spot.
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Graveman goes through key play in A's loss to Rangers
One grounder was a big one in Texas. A's starter Kendall Graveman takes you through the play.
Melvin still confident in A's bullpen: 'Just a bad series'
Despite the A's bullpen blowing leads in three straight games, Bob Melvin stays positive with his group.
Drive of the Game: A's hit trio of homers against Rangers
The A's went yards three times in their 6-4 loss Sunday against the Rangers on the road.
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A's hit three homers, but get swept after allowing four late runs
Three different A's batters went deep in Texas, but that wasn't enough on Sunday as the Rangers rallied back and swept Oakland...
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A's lineup: Canha in left, batting eighth in series finale vs Rangers
The A's look to avoid a sweep on the road against the Rangers as they look to beat a familiar foe Sunday as they face A.J. Griffin.
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Joyce analyzes 'really weird play' in loss to Rangers
Matt Joyce voices frustration over a ball he hit striking a chair in foul territory and leading to him being thrown out on the bases.
Melvin assesses what happened to A's relievers vs Rangers
Bob Melvin addresses Ryan Dull's struggles pitching on no days of rest.
Drive of the Game: Andrus, Mazara give Rangers lead vs A's
With the A's leading 4-2, Elvis Andrus tied the game and Nomar Mazara gave the Rangers the lead in the seventh inning.
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Instant Replay: Bullpen coughs up lead, A's fall to Rangers again
Sonny Gray turned a 4-2 lead over to the bullpen, but the Rangers scored four runs off two relievers as the A's lost 6-5 Saturday in Texas.
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Decker leaping at wall
A's send veteran outfielder outright to Triple-A Nashville
Four day after being designated for assignment, outfielder Jaff Decker was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville by the A's.
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Ian Happ slides into second base
Ex-A's pitcher blasts slide rule: 'Playing with a bunch of pansies right now'
Following a controversial interference call that cost the Cubs a run on Saturday, Cubs manager Joe Maddon and pitcher Jon Lester ripped the new slide rule.
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A's lineup: Maxwell catches Gray, bats eighth vs Rangers
The A's look for the battery mate of Bruce Maxwell and Sonny Gray to bounce back Saturday against the Rangers in Texas...
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The key to Jesse Hahn's seven solid innings vs Rangers
Jesse Hahn breaks down his start Friday night against the Rangers on the road.
Melvin breaks down Casilla's ninth inning vs Rangers
What was Bob Melvin's strategy with Santiago Casilla up by one Friday night in Texas?
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Instant Replay: Casilla blows late lead, Rangers walk off on A's
The A's led 2-1 headed into the ninth inning Friday night in Texas, but then the Rangers teed off on Santiago Casilla for a walk-off...
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Drive of the Game: Joyce jacks one out against Rangers
Matt Joyce goes yard off Andrew Cashner as the A's take on the Rangers in Texas.
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A's lineup: Joyce back in against Rangers' right-hander Cashner
After a day off, the A's begin their road series in Texas against the Rangers and manager Bob Melvin has made some slight changes...
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Ratto Stories: Laney College vs Howard Terminal for A's
Should the A's new home be at Laney College or Howard Terminal? Let's weigh the options.
A's send Cotton to Triple-A Nashville
Jharel Cotton has alternated between good and bad outings and most recently gave up a career-high seven runs on Tuesday night...
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Advice from A's division rival helping Healy adjust to DH role
Ryon Healy is adjusting to life as the DH. On The A's Insider Podcast, he revealed that helpful advice came from an unlikely source...
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Durant at the A's game
Durant: Meeting Rickey Henderson took love of baseball 'to another level'
On Monday, the Warriors swept the Jazz in Utah. On Tuesday, Kevin Durant spent the day watching the A's and got to meet Rickey Henderson.
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The Happy Hour: Why has Coliseum site never thrived?
Kelli, Papa and Ratto discuss the latest developments in the A's search for a new stadium site.
Triggs: 'Ball was dancing on me' in shaky first vs Angels
Andrew Triggs describes how he was able to overcame a bad first inning against the Angels.
Melvin on Triggs escaping early jam: 'That was Houdini-like'
Bob Melvin addresses Chad Pinder's role with the A's and the impact he's had on the team.
Pinder credits wind for helping on home run vs Angels
Chad Pinder describes the difficulties of playing every day in Triple-A and then playing sporadically in the majors.
Canha, Pinder celebrate home run
Pinder homers, Triggs goes six strong as A's take series from Angels
Andrew Triggs gave the A's six one-run innings Wednesday and Chad Pinder hit a two-run home run as Oakland beat the Angels 3-1.
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Drive of the Game: Pinder's homer off Chavez gives A's lead
Chad Pinder gave the A's a 2-1 lead with a home run that bounced off the top of the wall.
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A's lineup: Healy up to No. 2 in series finale vs Angels
The A's are looking for a series win at home against the Angels and Bob Melvin is making some changes to his batting order on Wednesday...
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Alonso celebrates home run vs Angels
Alonso 'wasn't afraid' to make changes that unleashed his power
The Baseball World may be surprised by Yonder Alonso's power surge this season. But his hitting coach isn't shocked at all.
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With results, is confidence at plate snowballing for Alonso?
Yonder Alonso addresses his ability to homer to the opposite field in 2017.
Melvin highlights most impressive part of Alonso power surge
Bob Melvin reflects on why he was so confident Yonder Alonso would eventually hit for power.
Cotton reacts after Pjuols home run
Instant Replay: Cotton hit hard by Angels, A's walk-off magic ends
Yonder Alonso hit two more homers Tuesday night, but Jharel Cotton gave up seven runs as the Angels snapped the A's winning streak.
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Drive of the Game: Alonso homers twice off Angels' Meyer
Yonder Alonso achieved his first double-digit home run season with two homers against the Angels on Tuesday night.
Kaval discusses 'Holy Toledo' sign, latest on new stadium
A's president Dave Kaval joins Brodie Brazil on Pregame Live to offer insight on the new 'Holy Toledo' sign, 510 Day at the Coliseum and the latest on the search for a site for a new stadium.
A's notes: Return date for Phegley; keeping three catchers?
Insider Joe Stiglich is at the Coliseum and has the latest injury update prior to Tuesday's Angels-A's game.
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A's recall OF Mark Canha, DFA OF Jaff Decker
The A's made a change in the outfield prior to Tuesday's game as they recalled Mark Canha and designated Jaff Decker for assignment.
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Rajai Davis throwing in outfield
A's lineup: Rajai Davis back in, Maxwell catching Cotton vs Angels
After getting Monday night off, Rajai Davis is once again patroling center field and batting lead off in the second game against the Angels.
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'Steady Eddie,' helping of Rally Skittles key another A's walk-off
The colorful rituals that surround the euphoria of a magical stretch like the one the A's are enjoying have found their way to Oakland...
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Drive of the Game: Trevor Plouffe's monster shot ties game
Trevor Plouffe sent a very special souvenir to a very special cameraman Monday night in Oakland...
Graveman: A's aren't giving up, at the plate battling
Kendall Graveman talks to reporters about his team's late-game heroics and his role in the recent hot streak...
Melvin: Momentum that carries over fuels late-game dramatics
It's hard to explain exactly why, but manager Bob Melvin tried to put into words just how the A's are finding to win game after game in walk-off fashion...
Lowrie on year so far: If I'm healthy, my skills take over
Jed Lowrie breaks down the A's win over the Angels -- their third straight walk-off -- and talks about his 2017 season so far...