Pitching
Earned Run Average 3.95 24th
Quality Starts 49 4th
WHIP 1.25 25th
BAA .241 25th
Batting
Runs 515 8th
Batting Average .251 16th
On Base Percentage .323 18th
Slugging Percentage .451 9th
2019 AL West Standings
TEAM W L PCT STRK
Houston 62 37 .626 W3
Oakland 56 42 .571 W1
Texas 50 47 .515 L5
Los Angeles 50 49 .505 L3
Seattle 40 60 .400 W1

Oakland Athletics News

  • @Athletics • 1h

    SFGate.com: 'Have you ever been here before?' Announcers roast A's fans wearing morph suits in sticky heat

    A group of A's fans wore full-body morph suits on a high-humidity 94 degree day in Minneapolis.

    A group of A's fans wore full-body morph suits on a high-humidity 94 degree day in Minneapolis.

    Photo: Oakland Athletics/Twitter

    When a group of young Oakland Athletics fans decided to wear full-body morph suits at Friday's game against the Minnesota Twins, they must have either forgotten to check the day's forecast or grossly underestimated the power of 94 degree weather with humidity.

    According to the Associated Press, the temperature at the start of the game was tied for the second-hottest start in Target Field's 10-year history, trailing only a 97-degrees scorcher from July 2012.

    A group of A's fans wore full-body morph suits on a high-humidity 94 degree day in Minneapolis.

    A group of A's fans wore full-body morph suits on a high-humidity 94 degree day in Minneapolis.

    Photo: Oakland Athletics/Twitter

    When a group of young Oakland Athletics fans decided to wear full-body morph suits at Friday's game against the Minnesota Twins, they must have either forgotten to check the day's forecast or grossly underestimated the power of 94 degree weather with humidity.

    According to the Associated Press, the temperature at the start of the game was tied for the second-hottest start in Target Field's 10-year history, trailing only a 97-degrees scorcher from July 2012.

  • @Athletics • 3h

    Athletics Nation: Game Thread #99: A's at Twins

    Happy Friday, AN!

    Tonight, the Oakland Athletics (55-42) look to bounce back from last night's loss to the AL Central leading Minnesota Twins (59-36) in this second of a four game series at Target Field in Minneapolis. Chris Bassitt (6-4, 3.98 ERA) will face off against the Twins' ace, Jake Odorizzi (11-4, 3.06 ERA). It's a tough matchup on paper, but lest we forget: the A's defeated Odorizzi on July 2nd in Oakland, knocking him out and scoring six runs in just three innings. Matt Chapman, who has been day-to-day with ankle soreness this week, will once again watch the game start from the dugout.

    Happy Friday, AN!

    Tonight, the Oakland Athletics (55-42) look to bounce back from last night's loss to the AL Central leading Minnesota Twins (59-36) in this second of a four game series at Target Field in Minneapolis. Chris Bassitt (6-4, 3.98 ERA) will face off against the Twins' ace, Jake Odorizzi (11-4, 3.06 ERA). It's a tough matchup on paper, but lest we forget: the A's defeated Odorizzi on July 2nd in Oakland, knocking him out and scoring six runs in just three innings. Matt Chapman, who has been day-to-day with ankle soreness this week, will once again watch the game start from the dugout.

  • @Athletics • 5h

    San Jose Mercury News: A's Matt Chapman sits out another game against Twins, while Sean Manaea inches closer

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Matt Chapman was left out of the A's lineup for the second game in a row with ankle soreness.

    It's precautionary, manager Bob Melvin noted.

    "One more day will probably serve us well in that you don't want to go out a bit sore and have it get worse or linger," Melvin said before the A's took on the Twins on Friday.

    Chapman's barking ankle may be best suited propped up on the dugout steps for as long as needed during this series. Though the A's could surely use his smoking bat -- he's batting .

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Matt Chapman was left out of the A's lineup for the second game in a row with ankle soreness.

    It's precautionary, manager Bob Melvin noted.

    "One more day will probably serve us well in that you don't want to go out a bit sore and have it get worse or linger," Melvin said before the A's took on the Twins on Friday.

    Chapman's barking ankle may be best suited propped up on the dugout steps for as long as needed during this series. Though the A's could surely use his smoking bat -- he's batting .

  • @Athletics • 8h

    San Jose Mercury News: A's top Twins to take one-game lead in second wild-card spot

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The A's (56-42) took the second game of this four-game series with a 5-3 win over the host Minnesota Twins on a balmy Friday night. The win gives them a one-game lead over Tampa Bay for the second wild-card spot.

    Khris Davis extended his homer-less game to 21 games but continued to hit the ball hard, collecting a pair of go-ahead RBI singles.

    Ramon Laureano continued to create scoring opportunities, reaching base three times. He collected two hits, including a single he hustled out into a double.

    Marcus Semien hit a home run on the third pitch of the game to give the A's its first lead -- it was his 15th home run of the year -- and finished the night 3 for 4 with a triple in the ninth.

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The A's (56-42) took the second game of this four-game series with a 5-3 win over the host Minnesota Twins on a balmy Friday night. The win gives them a one-game lead over Tampa Bay for the second wild-card spot.

    Khris Davis extended his homer-less game to 21 games but continued to hit the ball hard, collecting a pair of go-ahead RBI singles.

    Ramon Laureano continued to create scoring opportunities, reaching base three times. He collected two hits, including a single he hustled out into a double.

    Marcus Semien hit a home run on the third pitch of the game to give the A's its first lead -- it was his 15th home run of the year -- and finished the night 3 for 4 with a triple in the ninth.

  • @Athletics • 10h

    Athletics Nation: Game #99: Semien, A's bullpen stellar in win vs. Twins

    Shortstop Marcus Semien went a single short of hitting cycle and the A's bullpen was stellar across four innings as the Oakland Athletics (56-42) defeated the Minnesota Twins (59-37) by a score of 5-3 on this sweltering evening at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    The A's struck early. Leading off in the first inning, shortstop Marcus Semien opened the scoring straight away with a home run on a 1-1 fastball from Twins starter Jake Odorizzi. The line drive smash to left was Semien's 15th long ball of the season and his 50th RBI.

    Soon after, with two on, designated hitter Khris Davis singled up the middle to score right fielder Mark Canha.

    Shortstop Marcus Semien went a single short of hitting cycle and the A's bullpen was stellar across four innings as the Oakland Athletics (56-42) defeated the Minnesota Twins (59-37) by a score of 5-3 on this sweltering evening at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    The A's struck early. Leading off in the first inning, shortstop Marcus Semien opened the scoring straight away with a home run on a 1-1 fastball from Twins starter Jake Odorizzi. The line drive smash to left was Semien's 15th long ball of the season and his 50th RBI.

    Soon after, with two on, designated hitter Khris Davis singled up the middle to score right fielder Mark Canha.

  • @Athletics • 12h

    San Jose Mercury News: Takeaways: Liam Hendriks records five-out save, and offense lifts A's over Twins

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The heat index checked in at 111 degrees by first pitch Friday night. And, like the air itself, the A's were feeling heavy following a grueling loss the night prior.

    But Marcus Semien's leadoff home run in the first inning lifted the air just a bit, setting the tone for a 5-3 A's (56-42) win. Oakland now has a one-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the second wild-card spot. Here are three takeaways.

    Liam Hendriks records a five out save

    Hendriks' fastball clocked in at 99.9 mph. After the win, his teammates checked to see if his fastball simmered as hot as the night.

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The heat index checked in at 111 degrees by first pitch Friday night. And, like the air itself, the A's were feeling heavy following a grueling loss the night prior.

    But Marcus Semien's leadoff home run in the first inning lifted the air just a bit, setting the tone for a 5-3 A's (56-42) win. Oakland now has a one-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the second wild-card spot. Here are three takeaways.

    Liam Hendriks records a five out save

    Hendriks' fastball clocked in at 99.9 mph. After the win, his teammates checked to see if his fastball simmered as hot as the night.

  • @Athletics • 15h
  • Chap Pinder#RootedInOakland https://t.co/HhK45mtg95

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  • @Athletics • 16h
  • RAMN LAUREANO IS HITTING .465 IN JULY(He also does stuff like this)#RootedInOakland https://t.co/ghB2nziDvY

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  • @Athletics • 18h
  • 10/10 scientists agree that there's no better way to start a baseball game#RootedInOakland https://t.co/QMb5g45yLO

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  • @Athletics • 1d

    Athletics Nation: Elephant Rumblings: A's lefty Sean Manaea makes strong rehab start

    A's Coverage: Best of AN: MLB News: Baseball Interest Stories: Carig: 'For me, as a closer, he is The Closer' -- How Mariano Rivera shared his secrets and shaped the next generation of relievers... ($)
    2009 -- John Lackey and rookie Brett Anderson are locked in a scoreless pitching duel for 9 innings before a solo homer by Bobby Abreu in the 10th inning wins the game for the Angels, 1 - 0, over the A's.
    A's Coverage: Best of AN: MLB News: Baseball Interest Stories: Carig: 'For me, as a closer, he is The Closer' -- How Mariano Rivera shared his secrets and shaped the next generation of relievers... ($)
    2009 -- John Lackey and rookie Brett Anderson are locked in a scoreless pitching duel for 9 innings before a solo homer by Bobby Abreu in the 10th inning wins the game for the Angels, 1 - 0, over the A's.

  • @Athletics • 1d

    San Jose Mercury News: Decades later Kirk Gibson apologizes to Dennis Eckersley, and here's why

    It was a chance meeting. Dennis Eckersley was a Boston Red Sox broadcaster. Still is.

    Kirk Gibson was a Detroit Tigers broadcaster. Still is.

    In a hallway in back of the press box in Detroit's Comerica Park, they happened upon each other.

    So reads the wonderful profile of Eckersley recently published in the Boston Globe. Any baseball fan knows you can't profile Eckersley without spending a little time on the 3-2 backdoor slider that soared into baseball lore.

    Author Chad Finn: "Called by the legendary Vin Scully, it was an instant classic, a Roy Hobbs moment in real life.

    It was a chance meeting. Dennis Eckersley was a Boston Red Sox broadcaster. Still is.

    Kirk Gibson was a Detroit Tigers broadcaster. Still is.

    In a hallway in back of the press box in Detroit's Comerica Park, they happened upon each other.

    So reads the wonderful profile of Eckersley recently published in the Boston Globe. Any baseball fan knows you can't profile Eckersley without spending a little time on the 3-2 backdoor slider that soared into baseball lore.

    Author Chad Finn: "Called by the legendary Vin Scully, it was an instant classic, a Roy Hobbs moment in real life.

  • @Athletics • 1d

    CSN Bay Area: A's bullpen struggles again, wastes Mike Fiers start in loss to Twins

    Mike Fiers left Thursday's game against the Minnesota Twins in line for his eighth consecutive win. Unfortunately for Fiers, the A's bullpen couldn't protect the lead for him.

    That's become an unwelcome trend this season and continued in Thursday's 6-3 loss, as Oakland blew its 17th save of the season, third-most in the AL.

    Yusmeiro Petit entered the game with two on and one out in the seventh inning and the A's leading 3-1. Minnesota's Eddie Rosario belted Petit's very first pitch over the right field wall for a three-run home run, and the Twins rallied back for the series-opening victory.

    Mike Fiers left Thursday's game against the Minnesota Twins in line for his eighth consecutive win. Unfortunately for Fiers, the A's bullpen couldn't protect the lead for him.

    That's become an unwelcome trend this season and continued in Thursday's 6-3 loss, as Oakland blew its 17th save of the season, third-most in the AL.

    Yusmeiro Petit entered the game with two on and one out in the seventh inning and the A's leading 3-1. Minnesota's Eddie Rosario belted Petit's very first pitch over the right field wall for a three-run home run, and the Twins rallied back for the series-opening victory.

  • @Athletics • 1d

    San Jose Mercury News: Petit gives up lead as Athletics see win streak snapped at six by Twins

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    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- One pitch, damage done. Eddie Rosario blasted Yusmeiro Petit's first-pitch fastball over the Target Field fence for a go-ahead, three-run home run in the seventh inning, handing the Twins a 6-3 victory to kick off this four-game series on a balmy Thursday night.

    The loss ended the A's six-game win streak.

    Rosario's raucous home run plated Luis Arraez and Miguel Sano, who'd singled and walked on Fiers' watch. The A's ace entered the game riding a seven-game win streak, holding opponents to a .190 average with a 2.09 ERA over that span.

    Fiers watched as that pristine streak incurred a slight blemish.

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- One pitch, damage done. Eddie Rosario blasted Yusmeiro Petit's first-pitch fastball over the Target Field fence for a go-ahead, three-run home run in the seventh inning, handing the Twins a 6-3 victory to kick off this four-game series on a balmy Thursday night.

    The loss ended the A's six-game win streak.

    Rosario's raucous home run plated Luis Arraez and Miguel Sano, who'd singled and walked on Fiers' watch. The A's ace entered the game riding a seven-game win streak, holding opponents to a .190 average with a 2.09 ERA over that span.

    Fiers watched as that pristine streak incurred a slight blemish.

  • @Athletics • 1d

    San Jose Mercury News: Takeaways: Twins 6, A's 3

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- A daunting road trip began Thursday night. Two first-place teams -- the Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros -- await on this trip with the Oakland A's primed for an opportunity to gain significant ground in playoff positioning.

    "You can't help but know you're playing two first-place teams," manager Bob Melvin said before the game. "And a lot is going to be made of that, but if we can just kind of expect to win today's game and move on to the next game, that's the best way to attack a road trip like this where you're playing a good team and you're facing a good starter every night.

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- A daunting road trip began Thursday night. Two first-place teams -- the Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros -- await on this trip with the Oakland A's primed for an opportunity to gain significant ground in playoff positioning.

    "You can't help but know you're playing two first-place teams," manager Bob Melvin said before the game. "And a lot is going to be made of that, but if we can just kind of expect to win today's game and move on to the next game, that's the best way to attack a road trip like this where you're playing a good team and you're facing a good starter every night.

  • @Athletics • 2d
  • Straight bash, homie #RootedInOakland https://t.co/D4W43MWCIj

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