HOUSTON — By the end of the first inning Friday at Minute Maid Park, Bob Melvin’s biggest challenge was figuring out how to cover a whole game without blowing through his entire bullpen.
They’ve rattled off five victories in a row, in a season where they’ve also posted a separate six-game winning streak along with four streaks of four-plus losses in a row.
OAKLAND — Eric Surkamp will get a return call to the A’s to start Tuesday’s game against the Minnesota Twins, a move necessitated when Zach Neal was used in relief on Saturday.
Looking to win their three-game home series vs. the Tigers in Oakland, A's manager Bob Melvin has dropped Billy Burns to the No. 9 hole.
OAKLAND — Sonny Gray fared well Saturday in his first bullpen session since going on the disabled list, A’s manager Bob Melvin said.