Bob Melvin


OAKLAND – Sonny Gray’s illness was serious enough to land him in the hospital Monday night, and A’s manager Bob Melvin said he wasn’t sure when his ace right-hander might be released.


OAKLAND – The A’s connected for three home runs Monday, and the key wasn’t the number of trips they made around the bases but who was doing the trotting.


OAKLAND – A’s third baseman Max Muncy answered all the questions that came his way about his sixth-inning error that helped turned the tide in the Royals’ favor Sunday.


OAKLAND –- The A’s generally speaking are an offense-by-committee club, needing contributions from up and down the batting order most days to generate runs.


OAKLAND – An initial X-ray of Stephen Vogt’s right wrist showed no fractures after he was hit by a ninth-inning pitch Friday night against the Royals.