4/25/2015 | After stellar spring, Graveman endures rough outings
Kendall Graveman endured yet another rough outing Saturday afternoon against the Astros in a 9-3 A's loss. The right-hander, who allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings, will continue to work through ongoing struggles, but it remains unclear how much longer he'll be able to do so at the big league level.
4/25/2015 | Ozzie, Rickey, Jenkins and Tiant enter Hall of Game
Now in its second year, the Hall of Game is for former Major League players who not only did great things on the field, but also exhibited the flair and passion reminiscent of the Negro Leagues players. Joining Ozzie Smith on Saturday in the Hall of Game induction class were Rickey Henderson, Ferguson Jenkins and Luis Tiant.
4/25/2015 | Muncy spells banged-up Lawrie, gets first career hit
It's the first day off of the season for Brett Lawrie, who was expected to rest sometime last week, before Ben Zobrist's left knee injury forced Bob Melvin to keep his regular third baseman in the lineup. On Saturday, though, the A's selected infielder Max Muncy from Triple-A Nashville for a start at third in his big league debut.
4/25/2015 | Wojo looks to lead Astros to sweep vs. Pomeranz, A's
Right-hander Asher Wojciechowski makes his third start of the season, and the third of his career, when he takes the mound for the Astros in their series finale against the Athletics on Sunday. Oakland sends left-hander Drew Pomeranz to the mound. Pomeranz hasn't had much luck against the Astros, losing twice in four career appearances, including three starts.
4/25/2015 | Altuve's homer leads Astros to series win over A's
Second baseman Jose Altuve hit a three-run home run, and the Astros beat the A's a second straight day, 9-3, on Saturday afternoon to secure a series victory at the Coliseum.
4/25/2015 | Zobrist to undergo left knee surgery
Ben Zobrist, the A's do-it-all man, has a medial meniscus tear in his left knee and will undergo arthroscopic surgery that's expected to keep him out four to six weeks.
4/25/2015 | O'Flaherty working through a bad stretch
An A's bullpen that was considered a strength has struggled with inconsistency at the outset of the regular season, and left-hander Eric O'Flaherty is at the front of those issues.
4/25/2015 | Kazmir has little to show for superb start to season
A's lefty Scott Kazmir has just two wins to show for four dominant outings, the last resulting in a no-decision against the Astros on Friday evening despite seven scoreless innings.
4/25/2015 | Astros hold off A's in 11 for crazy finish
The Astros scored three runs in the 11th inning and then barely held on for a 5-4 victory over the A's at the Coliseum in Oakland on Friday night. Dallas Keuchel worked nine scoreless frames in a duel with Scott Kazmir, who went seven scoreless innings for the A's.
4/24/2015 | Graveman tries to stop Altuve's 27-game streak vs. A's
Houston's Scott Feldman and Oakland's Kendall Graveman will match up Saturday at the Coliseum. Graveman will try to stop Jose Altvuve's 27-game hitting streak against the A's.
4/24/2015 | Parker, Doolittle take big steps forward in rehabs
Jarrod Parker made his first start in a professional game since Tommy John surgery on Thursday evening, and Sean Doolittle tossed 15 pitches from flat ground on Friday, marking big steps for these rehabbing A's pitchers.
4/24/2015 | Zobrist eases back into A's lineup at DH
Ben Zobrist made his return to the A's lineup for Friday's series opener against the visiting Astros with a start at designated hitter, as he looks to ease his way back into game action.
4/24/2015 | Zobrist remains a question mark for Astros series
Ben Zobrist, out since Sunday with a sore left knee, was brought into Thursday's series finale against the Angels as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning, but he remains iffy to start Friday's series opener against the visiting Astros.
4/23/2015 | Chavez comes through on the spot for A's
Jesse Chavez allowed one hit over six innings in a spot start against the Angels on Thursday. Typically, that would be worthy of a win. Except his teammates never scored.
4/23/2015 | One hit enough for Angels in shutout of A's
Kole Calhoun blasted a two-run homer off Jesse Chavez and Nick Tropeano pitched six scoreless innings in his season debut on Thursday afternoon, setting the tone in the Angels' 2-0 victory over the A's in Southern California.
4/23/2015 | Bassitt arrives, will provide long relief from bullpen
Right-hander Chris Bassitt joined the A's in time for Thursday's series finale in Anaheim, providing an immediate long-relief option out of the bullpen.
4/23/2015 | Gray is a force even without his best stuff
Sonny Gray wasn't even at his best Wednesday night, or so he'll say. Even catcher Stephen Vogt acknowledged as much. Yet the A's right-hander was still dominant in a 9-2 win over the Angels.
4/23/2015 | Gray puts A's back in driver's seat at Angel Stadium
Sonny Gray continued to dominate, and the A's rallied late, scoring a combined eight runs on nine hits against the Angels bullpen in the seventh and eighth innings to capture a 9-2 victory on Wednesday night.
4/22/2015 | Tropeano set for Angels debut in finale with A's
Right-hander Nick Tropeano was promoted to the Angels from Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday to prepare for a Thursday start against the A's, who will counter with right-hander Jesse Chavez in the series finale at Angel Stadium.
4/22/2015 | Zobrist's slow recovery has his status for weekend unclear
A's second baseman Ben Zobrist is easing his way back into baseball activity, two days after receiving a cortisone shot in his sore left knee, but it's unclear whether he'll be able to participate in this weekend's home series against the Astros.
4/22/2015 | A's call up Leon to give bullpen some depth
With reliever Jesse Chavez scheduled to make a spot start at Angel Stadium on Thursday, and their bullpen already depleted, the A's were in dire need of a fresh relief arm, leading them to promote right-hander Arnold Leon on Wednesday.
4/22/2015 | A's might need to call up a fresh arm to bolster bullpen
Following a rough loss on Tuesday night at Angel Stadium, the A's could look to promote a pitcher from Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday in advance of an evening matchup with the Angels to bolster a depleted bullpen.
4/22/2015 | Giavotella, Calhoun lead Angels' rout of A's
Johnny Giavotella and Kole Calhoun each hit a three-run home run, and Giavotella added an RBI single in a six-run sixth inning as the Angels routed the A's, 14-1, on Tuesday night to even this four-game series at Angel Stadium at a game apiece.
4/22/2015 | Ike pitches in, gives A's perfect inning on mound
First baseman Ike Davis pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning on Tuesday evening in the A's 14-1 loss to the Angels, becoming the first Oakland position player to pitch in a game since Frank Menechino did it in Colorado on July 18, 2000.
4/22/2015 | Rickey races out in front in A's Franchise Four voting
Rickey Henderson is the early leader in A's voting for the Franchise Four campaign, which allows fans to elect the four most impactful players who best represent the history of each Major League franchise out of eight choices from its lineage.
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