Oakland Athletics


OAKLAND – A’s first-round draft pick Richie Martin was a civil engineering major at Florida and took his studies as serious as his baseball.


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.