OAKLAND -– A’s general manager Billy Beane stands firm behind his decision to trade the collection of All-Stars who have left Oakland over the past year or so.
OAKLAND -– Bob Melvin’s two-year contract extension as the A’s manager was a reward for all he’s accomplished in the past, and a vote of confidence about his leadership looking to the future.
OAKLAND -– Billy Burns came out to run and get loose before Tuesday’s game when he heard a familiar voice call out to him.
OAKLAND –- Sonny Gray won trash-talking rights over good buddy Scott Kazmir.
ST. LOUIS -- Joaquin Andujar, a star pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1980s who called himself "One tough Dominican," has died in his native Dominican Republic.