Bob Melvin


ANAHEIM –- First baseman Ike Davis came on to pitch in the eighth inning Tuesday with the A’s losing big to the Angels.


ANAHEIM –- Jesse Hahn will miss his next scheduled start Thursday, with long reliever Jesse Chavez stepping in to take the ball against the Angels, manager Bob Melvin announced.


KANSAS CITY –- The A’s got a two-homer performance from one of their lefty sluggers and still came away with a bitter late-inning loss at Kauffman Stadium on Friday night.


KANSAS CITY -– Brett Lawrie became the target of wrath for Royals fans for his hard slide that took out Alcides Escobar on Friday night and forced Kansas City’s shortstop from the game.


KANSAS CITY – For all of their attention paid during the spring to stop the running game, the A’s haven’t had many stolen bases attempted against them so far.