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WATCH: A's Pregame Live
Jesse Hahn takes the hill looking for an A's series win over the Astros. Watch on NBC Sports California and streaming live right here.
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A's lineup: Only one lefty bat against Astros' Keuchel
The A's go up against left-hander Dallas Keuchel for some day baseball and manager Bob Melvin is stacking the order with right-handed bats.
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A's place LHP Sean Manaea on 10-day DL
Prior to their early game Sunday, the A's made a move by sending left-handed starting pitcher Sean Manaea to the 10-day DL.
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Bregman strikes out against Triggs
Triggs rebounds as A's halt 10-game losing streak to Astros
Coming off a poor start last weekend and with the A's riding a five-game losing streak, Andrew Triggs baffled the Astros Saturday in Houston.
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Drive of the Game: Lowrie hits HR off facade of second deck
Jed Lowrie got the scoring started Saturday in Houston with a towering home run off Joe Musgrove.
Triggs assesses his seven-inning out against Astros
A's starter Andrew Triggs ponders what has made him so effective against left-handed hitters.
Lowrie breaks down home run off Astros' Musgrove
Jed Lowrie explains why the A's had an easier time against Astros starter Joe Musgrove the second time through the order.
Melvin examines what made Triggs so effective vs Astros
Bob Melvin analyzes Jaff Decker's throw to gun down Carlos Beltran trying to tag up.
Morning Minute: A's finally beat Astros, look for series win
After losing 10 straight games to the Astros, the A's can now get a series win on Sunday in Houston.
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Instant Replay: A's use Davis homer vs Astros to snap five-game skid
Khris Davis bashed another opposite field blast as the A's won for the first time in six games by taking down the Astros...
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A's Notes: Date for Sonny Gray's first start of season set
Sonny Gray's first start of the season is set -- the right-hander will pitch next week against the Twins....
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A's lineup: Healy moves into three spot, LaMarre gets first start
Bob Melvin has issued his lineup as the A's try to snap a five-game losing streak in Game 2 of a series against the Astros...
Morning Minute: Young A's streaking up and down this season
The A's went from a five-game winning streak to a five-game losing streak in the blink of an eye.
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Reddick gets best of old roommate Healy, and the A's
The A's five-game losing streak is tough enough. Josh Reddick robbing his former roommate Ryon Healy in Houston, is just cold...
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Despite loss, Cotton felt his changeup was at its best
Jharel Cotton's out pitch is his changeup. Was it working even though he gave up 10 hits?
Bob Melvin: Poor defense hurting A's mentally in losses
Manager Bob Melvin looks at how the A's rough defense has been hurting them lately.
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Instant Replay: Davis goes deep twice, but A's get sloppy in loss to Astros
Khris Davis hit his eighth and ninth home runs of the season, but the A's, with three errors on the day, fell to the Astros in Houston on Friday.
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Drive of the Game: Another two-homer day for Khris Davis
A's left fielder Khris Davis continued to show off his power Friday in Houston.
A's notes: Could Sean Manaea land on 10-day DL?
Insider Joe Stiglich provides you with all the latest A's news before their series with the Astros begins.
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A's lineup: Healy to DH, Plouffe back on the hot corner vs Astros
Bob Melvin is making no changes to his lineup in Game 1 against the Astros, but the manager did make one defensive change.
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Graveman delivers in front of 'Blue Moon' Odom, rest of A's can't
The A's had some great moments in Anaheim, but they're sure to ring hollow in a clubhouse in the middle of a four-game slide...
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Drive of the Game: Alonso puts A's on the board with single
Yonder Alonso continues to swing the bat well for the A's as evident by an RBI single to plate Jed Lowrie Thursday against the Angels...
Graveman breaks down unreal double play, pitching progress
Kendall Graveman made one of the most amazing double plays you'll ever see by a pitcher on Thursday against the Angels. He broke the play down -- and his pitching performance in general -- to reporters...
Melvin on Graveman double play: Best play by a pitcher ever
Manager Bob Melvin had high praise for Kendall Graveman and the unassisted double play he made Thursday night against the Angels...
A's Morning Minute: Riding four-game skid into Houston
Glen and Ray recap the A's frustrating sweep to the Angels and look ahead to the weekend series against the Astros.
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Instant Replay: Graveman's strong start not enough, Angels finish sweep of A's
Kendall Graveman pitched seven strong innings but the A's dropped their fourth straight after a 2-1 loss to the Angels...
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A's notes: Latest injury updates on Manaea, Gray
Insider Joe Stiglich provides the latest A's news before the team takes on the Angels in Anaheim.
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A's lineup: Joyce jumps to No. 2 against right-hander Nolasco
With the A's going up against the right-handed Ricky Nolasco Thursday night in LA, manager Bob Melvin is pushing his lefties up in the order.
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Alonso strikes a chord with fascinating account of Cuba defection
Athletes are used to reporters peppering them with questions and trying to draw stories. Seldom do athletes take to penning their own story...
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Manaea pitching against the Angels
Manaea felt 'little sharp pain', but status of shoulder not immediately known
Just as the A's are about to welcone Kendall Graveman and Sonny Gray back to the rotation, they may have lost Sean Manaea to a shoulder injury.
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Melvin addresses removing Manaea due to shoulder tightness
Bob Melvin discusses what's next for Sean Manaea after experiencing shoulder tightness.
Manaea reveals feeling 'sharp pain' during outing vs Angels
After being pulled from the game due to left shoulder tightness, Sean Manaea opens up about the injury.
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Instant Replay: Manaea hurt in A's 8-5 loss to Angels
The A's fell to the Angels 8-5 Wednesday night in Anaheim, but the bigger loss was Sean Manaea to a left shoulder injury.
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Drive of the Game: Alonso's two-run single in first
Yonder Alonso got the scoring started Wednesday with a two-run single in the first inning.
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Manaea exits A's game in Anaheim with left shoulder tightness
Sean Manaea was only able to make it through two innings on Wednesday against the Angels due to left shoulder tightness.
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A's notes: Encouraging news for Bassitt, Mengden, Decker
Insider Joe Stiglich is in Anaheim and has the latest injury updates on Chris Bassitt, Daniel Mengden and Jaff Decker.
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A's lineup: Melvin flip flops Healy, Lowrie against Angels
Manager Bob Melvin is going with same nine in his lineup Wednesday against the Angels, but there is one change to the order...
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Hahn high fives teammates
Hahn's excellence goes for naught as Angels walk off on A's
Jesse Hahn's put together his best start of the season, but it was wasted as the bullpen faultered in extra innings Tuesday night in Anaheim.
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Hahn: 'Feel like I had everything working' vs Angels
Jesse Hahn talks about what worked for him in his eight-shutout inning effort against the Angels.
Melvin analyzes Trout's game-tying home run off of Casilla
Bob Melvin breaks down what made Angels starter JC Ramirez so effective against the A's.
A's Morning Minute: Not a lot going on offensively right now
Glen and Ray recap the A's 2-1 extra-inning loss to the Angels.
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Instant Replay: Casilla blows save in 10th, Angels walk off in 11th
Jesse Hahn was masterful on Tuesday and Josh Phegley hit a 10th-inning homer, but the Angels walked off on the A's in the 11th.
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Drive of the Game: Phegley breaks scoreless tie with HR
After playing nine scoreless innings, Josh Phegley got the A's on the board with a solo home run in the top of the 10th against the Angels.
A's notes: Return date set for Graveman; roster moves made
Insider Joe Stiglich is in Anaheim and has the latest on Kendall Graveman and a series of roster moves made on Tuesday.
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A's lineup: Healy batting second, Khris Davis back in vs Angels
After batting fourth on Sunday, Ryon Healy moves up a couple of spots on the opener against the Angels on Tueday evening.
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A's place Davis on DL, DFA Alcantara; recent acquisition called up
Rajai Davis, one of the A's key offseason acquistions, is headed to the 10-day disabled list due to a strained left hamstring. The move is retroactive to April 22. The A's also designated Rual Alcantara...
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Kaval: A's considering future move into Raiders' locker room
On Sunday, A's president Dave Kaval addressed the idea of shifting the clubhouse into the space currently occupied by the Silver and Black...
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A's find themselves in decent shape with Graveman, Gray possibly returning
The A's are 10-9 through the first 19 games with their offense surprising many. And, the team's top starting pitchers may be back on the hill soon.
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Bob Melvin assesses A's 10-9 start to 2017 season
The A's are one game over .500 through the first 19. How does Bob Melvin feel about his squad?
Drive of the Game: Motter crushes first career grand slam
Mariners slugger Taylor Motter made it a blowout in Oakland with his grand slam off Andrew Triggs.
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Instant Replay: Mariners mash Triggs, A's win streak ends at five
The A's win streak came to a halt Sunday as Andrew Triggs was finally hit around for the first time this season in a loss to the Mariners.
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All A's: Plouffe's transition to Oakland, love brewing beer
On the season-debut of All A's, Trevor Plouffe and Brodie Brazil chat while hanging out a Fieldwork Brewery in Berkeley.
A's notes: Gray makes rehab start, latest on Graveman
Insider @Joe Stiglich is at the Coliseum has the latest on injuries to Sonny Gray, Kendall Graveman and Rajai Davis.
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A's lineup: Rosales moves down, Khris Davis out, Olson in vs Mariners
As the A's go for their sixth straight win, Khris Davis gets a day off while top prospect Matt Olson gets the start in the outfield.
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Ryan LaMarre 2017 spring portrait
A's acquire outfielder from Angels, move RHP Bassitt to 60-day DL
The A's added an outfielder to their organizational depth Sunday by acquiring Ryan LaMarre from the Angels. Chris Bassitt was moved to the 60-day DL.
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A's Morning Minute: Going for rare four-game sweep of M's
Andrew Triggs takes the mound as the A's look to finish off a four-game sweep of the Mariners and run their winning streak to six games.
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The A's Insider Podcast: Andrew Triggs
Right-handed pitcher Andrew Triggs joins Joe Stiglich on the latest episode of The A's Insider Podcast. Enjoy!
Rosales: A's 'look forward to getting to field' during run
Adam Rosales dives into the biggest difference in the A's play during five-game winning streak.
Melvin analyzes A's five-game winning streak
Bob Melvin offers his thoughts on the recent hot play of Adam Rosales and Ryon Healy.
Drive of the Game: Rosales, Healy homer in first vs Seattle
Adam Rosales led off the bottom of the first with a home run and Ryon Healy followed with a two-home run to give Jharel Cotton a cushion.
Healy after fifth straight win: 'Everyone feeds off Rosales'
Ryon Healy pulls back the curtain on the A's celebratory handshakes.
Healy celebrates homer against Mariners
Rosales, Healy homer, A's hold off Mariners for fifth straight win
First inning home runs by Adam Rosales and Ryon Healy backed Jharel Cotton, who went six strong innings, as the A's beat the Mariners.
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Plouffe explains 'dad strength' inside joke with Alonso
A day after hitting his 100th career home run, A's 3B Trevor Plouffe discusses what the milestone means to him.
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A's lineup: Rosales leading off, Phegley catching Cotton vs Mariners
Looking for their third straight win against the Mariners, the A's will have Adam Rosales and Jed Lowrie at the top of the lineup Saturday.
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Plouffe, A's showing some power potential in the early going
Trevor Plouffe reached a career milestone Friday night and the A's continued to turn on the power to win their fourth straight...
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Even after first win, walks weigh on A's Sean Manaea
Sean Manaea is in the win column this season, but he knows he needs to be more consistent throwing strikes.
Melvin: Trevor Plouffe 'can carry a team' with his power
Trevor Plouffe is in his first season with the A's and manager Bob Melvin is already impressed with the third baseman's power.
Alonso points to defense and pitching as A's keys
Yonder Alonso hit his third home run of the season, but he knows the A's must always turn the other side of the ball to stack up the wins.
Drive of the Game: Alonso smacks go-ahead homer in A's win
Yonder Alonso's third homer of the year gave them the lead as the held on against the Mariners.
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Instant Replay: Manaea earns first win with six solid innings vs Mariners
Sean Manaea is in the win column this season after the left only allowed one run to the Mariners Friday night at the Coliseum.
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A's notes: Graveman throws bullpen, on track for Angels
Insider Joe Stiglich updates the latest on the health of starting pitcherS Kendall Graveman and Chris Bassitt.
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A's lineup: Decker moves up, leads off against Mariners' Iwakuma
In one day, A's center fielder Jaff Decker went from batting ninth to leading off as the A's take on the Mariners Friday at the Coliseum.
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Down on the Farm: Barreto breaks slump with first four-hit Triple-A night
A's top prospect Franklin Barreto began slumping right when many thought he may get called up. On Thursday, he responded with a huge game.
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Confidence flowing throughout A's lineup during three-game win streak
The A's are enjoying a run at the plate they haven't seen in a few years and that has the boys from Oakland riding high...
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Glen & Ray: A's offense clicking, did not quit vs Mariners
Glen and Ray talk about the A's offense and their resiliency after being down early Thursday night against the Mariners...
A's Morning Minute: The bats are starting to come together
Glen and Ray recap the A's 9-6 win over the Mariners.
Drive of the Game: Three-hit night for Healy leads A's
Is there a A's hitter swinging a better bat than Ryon Healy? The Athletics' infielder continues to turn the corner at the plate and had a three-hit night Thursday against the Mariners...
Melvin talks Ryon Healy's recent hot streak at the plate
What's been the key to Ryon Healy's recent success at the plate? Manager Bob Melvin breaks it down...
Plouffe on HR: Key was being aggressive on first pitch
Trevor Plouffe talks about his home run and the Athletics' recent approach at the plate -- one that has them riding a three-game winning streak...
Melvin compliments entire A's pitching staff in win over M's
Bob Melvin talks to reporters about the A's pitching effort Thursday night in a win over the Mariners...
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Instant Replay: A's slug their way past Mariners in series opener
The Athletics used another double-digit hit night to continue their hot streak at the plate and take down the Mariners in Oakland...
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A's notes: Semien in cast; updates on injured rotation
Insider Joe Stiglich brings you the latest news before the A's play the Mariners in Oakland.
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A's lineup: Phegley catching Valdez's first start for Oakland
Cesar Valdez has not pitched in the majors since 2010. As the 32-year-old steps back on the bump, Josh Phegley will be in the squat.
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Khris Davis salutes after hitting home run
A's crush three homers, blow out Rangers in finale
Khris Davis, Chad Pinder and Yonder Alonso each hit home runs to power the A's to a 9-1 win over the Rangers on Wednesday.
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A's lineup: Decker playing right field, batting ninth
On Tuesday night, Jaff Decker was the leadoff hitter and started in center field...
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Rosales' home run hustle sparks A's as they halt losing streak
Adam Rosales was the unlikeliest of heroes on Tuesday as his two-run, game-tying home run sparked a four-run inning for the A's.
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Rosales: Fast trot around bases on HR 'always little comical
Adam Rosales breaks down his game-tying two-run homer against the Rangers
Rosales explains speedy run around bases on home run
Adam Rosales offers his thoughts on his first home run of the season and the A's 4-2 win over the Rangers.
Melvin: Rosales homer gave A's 'injection of momentum'
Bob Melvin assesses Andrew Triggs' performance through three starts.
Drive of the Game: Rosales ties it with homer off Darvish
Adam Rosales hit his first home run of the season on Tuesday and it tied the game 2-2.
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Instant Replay: A's score four off Darvish, end four-game skid
Andrew Triggs went six strong and Adam Rosales homered as the A's beat the Rangers 4-2 Tuesday to snap their four-game losing streak.
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A's notes: 32-year-old making spot start, Gray starts rehab
Insider Joe Stiglich has the latest news on the A's including a unique opportunity for Cesar Valdez, and the latest injury updates on Sonny Gray and Joey Wendle.
Jaff Decker sliding into second base
A's lineup: New top two against Darvish, Rangers
Mired in a four-game losing streak, Bob Melvin has penciled in Jaff Decker and Yonder Alonso at the top of the lineup Tuesday evening.
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A's mission: Don't let early injuries derail the 2017 season
More concerning than the eighth loss suffered Monday are the mounting injuries plaguing the A's, who must keep things together right now.
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Cotton: 'Tried to be too cute' in loss to Rangers
A's rookie Jharel Cotton explains what went wrong against the Rangers on Monday night.
A's Morning Minute: Tough time on and off the field
Glen Kuiper and Mark Mulder take inventory of the banged-up A's after a fourth straight loss.
Melvin not happy with A's defense after 16th error of season
Bob Melvin analyzes the A's defense after a 7-0 loss to the Rangers.
Canseco after A's loss: 'Looks like a Triple-A team'
Jose Canseco offers his opinion of the A's after their 7-0 loss to the Rangers.
Drive of the Game: Mazara's RBI-double starts scoring vs A's
Jharel Cotton's night got off to a rocky start when Nomar Mazara doubled to left to drive in Carlos Gomez.
Rangers score against A's
Instant Replay: A's shut down by old friend Griffin, drop fourth straight
Jharel Cotton gave up five early runs while his counterpart A.J. Griffin shut out the A's for six innings as the Rangers won 7-0 on Monday.
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Barreto batting during spring training
A's not rushing Barreto despite Semien's injury: 'That time is not now'
Despite an opening at shortstop with Marcus Semien's injury, the A's have no plans to bring Franklin Barreto up anytime soon.
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A's notes: Who fills void left by injured Marcus Semien?
A's Insider Joe Stiglich provides the latest injury updates on Marcus Semien and Kendall Graveman.
With Semien on DL, why no Barreto promotion? Forst explains
Everyday shortstop Marcus Semien is out at least six weeks with a fracture in his right wrist. A's GM David Forst addresses why top prospect Franklin Barreto wasn't called up.