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4/28/2016 | Bassitt's latest rocky outing raises concern

After a second straight poor start for Chris Bassitt, A's manager Bob Melvin admitted he's a little concerned.


4/28/2016 | Five Tigers knock in runs to thump A's

Anthony Gose hit a two-run homer and scored on an Ian Kinsler double as part of an early-inning Tigers outburst, supporting Anibal Sanchez through a wild outing for a 7-3 win and a series victory over the A's Thursday at Comerica Park.


4/28/2016 | Lowrie providing needed consistency to A's offense

Despite the A's offense sitting in the bottom third of the Majors in scoring, manager Bob Melvin says second baseman Jed Lowrie has been a valuable anchor.


4/28/2016 | Statcast shines positive light on Davis' moonshot

Khris Davis was moved up to the cleanup spot in the A's lineup for Wednesday's 9-4 loss to the Tigers, and he rewarded manager Bob Melvin's decision with a 2-for-4 night that included a triple and a home run off Justin Verlander to a part of Comerica Park that doesn't see many roundtrippers.


4/28/2016 | Gray has few answers for poor command

It was the shortest start of Sonny Gray's Major League career, but it wasn't a complete surprise to Gray himself. The A's right-hander lasted just two innings in Wednesday night's 9-4 loss to the Tigers at Comerica Park, giving up four runs, two hits and four walks while striking out two.


4/27/2016 | Anibal banking on return to form against A's

The A's and Tigers will wrap up their four-game series with a matinee affair Thursday at Comerica Park. Veteran right-hander Anibal Sanchez will be on the hill for the Tigers at 1:10 p.m. ET, coming off an outing against the Indians in which he recorded just seven outs, tied for the shortest outing of his Detroit tenure. The A's will start righty Chris Bassitt, who's looking for his first win of the season.


4/27/2016 | Hot-hitting Reddick tunes out free-agency talk

Josh Reddick's fast start to the 2016 campaign is perfectly timed, as the 29-year-old will be a free agent after the season. But the A's outfielder said he isn't focusing on that at all.


4/27/2016 | Martinezes plate 7 as Verlander handles A's

Hours after Tigers manager Brad Ausmus shook up his batting order, his offense broke out of its mid-April funk to tie its season high in runs, turning what could have been a Justin Verlander-Sonny Gray pitchers' duel decidedly in Detroit's favor en route to a 9-4 Tigers win on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.


4/27/2016 | A's add McBride for temporary roster depth

Continuing to use their last roster spot to provide depth, the A's called up utility man Matt McBride on Wednesday and optioned right-handed reliever Andrew Triggs to Triple-A Nashville.


4/27/2016 | What to expect from A's Manaea in big leagues

The Oakland Athletics reportedly will promote No. 65 overall prospect Sean Manaea to make his Major League debut on Friday at home against the Houston Astros. The club has not confirmed.


4/27/2016 | A's prospect Manaea set for callup

A's manager Bob Melvin confirmed Wednesday that No. 2 prospect Sean Manaea will join the A's in Oakland on Friday and make his Major League debut that night against the Astros.


4/27/2016 | McBride called up from Nashville; Triggs sent back

The A's on Wednesday selected the contract of catcher/outfielder Matt McBride from Triple-A Nashville and optioned right-hander Andrew Triggs to Nashville.


4/27/2016 | Trouble with the curve: Hill confounds hitters

Rich Hill had a few former University of Michigan teammates in the stands Tuesday night, and he put on a show in a 5-1 A's win over the Tigers.


4/26/2016 | Premier pitchers Verlander, Gray square off

It'll be a Motown showdown of two of baseball's marquee pitchers Wednesday when Justin Verlander and the Tigers face Sonny Gray and the A's in the third game of a four-game series.


4/26/2016 | Experienced Axford an asset for A's bullpen

The A's overhauled much of the bullpen over the offseason, and they've seen positive results in 2016. One of those additions, John Axford, has been off to a particularly strong start.


4/26/2016 | Former A's Minor Leaguer Murphy dies at 27

Former A's Minor Leaguer Sean Murphy died unexpectedly Monday in Arizona. He was 27.


4/26/2016 | Pipeline preview: Phils' Williams, Reds' Reed among those to watch

The Phillies' Nick Williams, the Reds' Cody Reed, the A's Daniel Mengden and the Astros' Joe Musgrove are among the top prospects in action on Tuesday.


4/26/2016 | Big bats on Tigers do damage vs. Graveman

Kendall Graveman didn't think he pitched very poorly, but Miguel Cabrera will take advantage of the tiniest mistake, and he did multiple times in Monday's 7-3 Tigers win over the A's.


4/26/2016 | Gallo, Garrett among top prospect performers Monday

Baseball's No. 7 overall prospect Joey Gallo slugged his sixth and seventh home runs of the season on Monday, including a go-ahead blast in the top of the 12th inning to help push Triple-A Round Rock past Memphis, 6-5.


4/25/2016 | Pelfrey hopes for sharp performance vs. A's

Mike Pelfrey will look to get on track this season when he takes the mound against the A's on Tuesday night at Comerica Park.


4/25/2016 | 2-HR game from Miggy powers win for Zimm

Jordan Zimmermann allowed his first run as a Tiger, but Miguel Cabrera's two-homer, four-hit game more than made up for it, ending Detroit's four-game losing streak with a 7-3 win over the A's on Monday night at Comerica Park.


4/25/2016 | Prospect Triggs thrilled about callup, debut

On Sunday, Andrew Triggs got called into the office of Triple-A Nashville Sounds manager Steve Scarsone and was told he'd broken a walkie-talkie. Triggs was confused, until Scarsone said his next sentence.


4/24/2016 | Surkamp's poor start brings spot into question

Eric Surkamp's latest assignment was no walk in the park, but Sunday's start against a potent right-handed heavy Blue Jays lineup at least offered the left-hander yet another opportunity to keep grasp of a spot in Oakland's rotation.


4/24/2016 | Hutchison wins debut vs. A's; Bautista homers

A four-run third inning that featured Ezequiel Carrera's first homer of the season fueled the Blue Jays, who also got a two-run blast from Jose Bautista, to a 6-3 victory over the A's for a series win on Sunday afternoon.


4/24/2016 | Gray, Vogt lead A's All-Star candidates

TORONTO -- Sunday marked the official start of All-Star Balloting for the 2016 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, which is scheduled for July 12 at Petco Park.




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