In a game that was too familiar, the A's night ended with another frustrating loss, leading them to reevaluate how to beat the Royals in Kansas City.
Brett Lawrie became a target after a hard slide that took out Alcides Escobar, but the A's third baseman claimed there was no malice intended.
Despite two home runs from Stephen Vogt plus an Ike Davis bomb, the A's fell in a wild game against the Royals in Kansas City on Friday night...


Athletics - Team News
Ben Zobrist - OF
Ben Zobrist (heel) went 0-for-4 in his return to the Athletics lineup on Friday. He sat out Wednesday's contest with a sore heel and got an extra day to rest with Thursday's off-day. Serving primarily as the third hitter in Bob Melvin's lineup, Zobrist...
Apr 18 5:13AM Read More
Stephen Vogt - C
Stephen Vogt delivered the first multi-homer game of his career in Friday's loss to the Royals. Vogt followed a solo blast by Ike Davis with one of his own off Jeremy Guthrie in the fourth inning to tie the game at 3-3. He'd later tag Guthrie again in the seventh for...
Apr 17 7:55PM Read More
Sonny Gray - S
Sonny Gray was knocked around in a no-decision against the Royals on Friday, surrendering four... Gray walked just one on the night while whiffing five. Most of the damage against him came on a three-run uprising in the third inning where the Royals strung together a...
Apr 17 7:50PM Read More
Drew Pomeranz - S
Drew Pomeranz surrendered four runs in five-plus innings Wednesday in a loss to the Astros. Pomeranz couldn't duplicate last week's effort against the Mariners, but at the same time, it wasn't any sort of disaster. Unfortunately, the six hits he did allow all came...
Apr 15 8:49PM Read More
Sean Doolittle - R
Sean Doolittle (shoulder) has progressed to throwing from 105 feet. A's manager Bob Melvin heard Doolittle "really let it go" during his recent throwing session. Doolittle still isn't throwing from a mound, one of the biggest steps...
Apr 15 4:16PM Read More
Ben Zobrist - OF
Ben Zobrist is nursing a sore heel. That's the primary reason for his absence Wednesday night against the Astros. Zobrist is expected to return to the lineup Friday after Thursday's off day.
Apr 15 3:17PM Read More
Ben Zobrist - OF
Ben Zobrist is not in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday. It appears to simply be a day off. Eric Sogard is at second base in Zobrist's place.
Apr 15 12:24PM Read More
Jarrod Parker - S
Jarrod Parker (elbow) will throw 45 pitches in an extended spring training game on Saturday. It will be his first game action since last year's Tommy John surgery. Parker could be ready for a minor league rehab assignment in a couple weeks and might be an option for...
Apr 14 8:50PM Read More
Sam Fuld - OF
Sam Fuld doubled twice in four at-bats and scored the only run that mattered in Tuesday's win... Fuld doubled to lead off the ballgame and later scored the game's first run on Ben Zobrist's sacrifice fly. As the A's ended up shutting out the Astros, it turned out to be...
Apr 14 8:25PM Read More
Kendall Graveman - S
Kendall Graveman shut out the Astros over 5 1/3 innings to earn his first win of the season on... Graveman had a disastrous season debut on Thursday, serving up eight runs to the Rangers. He was much better this time around, limiting the Astros to four hits and four...
Apr 14 8:20PM Read More
Stephen Vogt - C
Stephen Vogt (ankle) is in the Athletics' starting lineup on Tuesday night versus the Astros. Vogt turned his left ankle on Monday night, but he only came away with a bit of swelling. The catcher is batting .348/.423/.609 through seven games this year.
Apr 14 1:50PM Read More
Matt Olson - 1B
Athletics prospect 1B Matt Olson went 3-for-5 with his second home run of the season on Monday... He drove in three runs in the game and also collected his first double of the season. The 21-year-old led the High-A California League with 37 home runs in 2014, and he also...
Apr 14 10:06AM Read More
Stephen Vogt - C
Stephen Vogt turned his left ankle during Monday's game. He finished the game but was noticeably hobbled. It doesn't sound like a huge deal, but Vogt will be re-evaluated on Tuesday and could wind up missing a game or two. For...
Apr 13 8:27PM Read More
Marcus Semien - SS
Marcus Semien singled and hit a solo home run in four trips to the plate in Monday's 8-1... Semien pushed the Athletics' lead to 5-1 at the time with a fifth-inning solo homer off of Scott Feldman, one of the Athletics' three home runs on Monday night. The young...
Apr 13 8:19PM Read More
Brett Lawrie - 3B
Brett Lawrie went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's win against the Astros. Lawrie padded the Athletics' lead to 4-0 at the time with a second-inning solo home run off of Scott Feldman. It's only the third extra-base hit, and the first home run, in...
Apr 13 8:17PM Read More

Team Stats

Oakland Athletics Stats
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Ike Davis10346124016.353
Stephen Vogt10345122138.353
Billy Butler11437153016.349
Sam Fuld10408134303.325
Mark Canha9417123017.293
Marcus Semien11414123018.293

Jesse Chavez00-3003.030.00
Scott Kazmir201.00022013.0180.69
Fernando Abad01.0005004.132.08
Sonny Gray101.00033021.1122.11
Tyler Clippard01.0004004.012.25
Evan Scribner00-4007.282.35
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