Bob Melvin


SAN FRANCISCO — Despite the emotional ups-and-downs for his team, and despite what was possibly his most physically demanding game in the past seven years, Ryan Madson managed to thoroughly enjoy


SAN FRANCISCO — The spotlight focused on Marcus Semien’s defense when the season began, no surprise given the improvement needed there from a year ago.


ANAHEIM — The A’s dangled in that odd state of limbo Sunday, trying to see the good of taking three of four on the road, but processing a defeat that never should have happened.


ANAHEIM — Dillon Overton’s fan club made the long journey to watch him Saturday, and everyone made sure he noticed them as he left the mound for the last time.