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Indians officially eliminated from postseason with Oakland win

The Cleveland Indians will not be making a return trip to the postseason, officially eliminated on Friday with the Athletics' 6-2 win in Texas. Cleveland (84-76) staved off elimination earlier Friday with a 1-0 win over the Rays, but...Show More Summary

Angels Beat A's to Drop Oakland Into Wild-Card Tie

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Gordon Beckham homered and the Los Angeles Angels dropped the Oakland Athletics into a tie for the top AL wild card with a 2-0 win Tuesday night.

Angels start slow, finish fast in 8-4 loss to A's

OAKLAND -- Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top AL wild-card spot by beating the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels, 8-4, on Monday night.

A's Trying to Hold on Amid Extended Slump

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

There's only a week left in the regular season, which may seem like an eternity for the Oakland Athletics.

Donaldson Powers A's Past Phillies

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Josh Donaldson hit a towering, two-run, home run into the left field bleachers with one out in the 10th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to an 8-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

Biggest MLB Duds of Week 25, Position by Position

No MLB player had a worse week than Carlos Frias. The Los Angeles Dodgers starter turned in one of the least effective pitching performances in the history of baseball Wednesday at Coors Field. The Oakland Athletics and the Milwaukee Brewers, who have both toppled in the standings are also well-represented on the all-dud team for Week 25. Show More Summary

A's Lester Holds Phillies to 5 Hits in 7 Innings

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Coco Crisp had two hits and drove in a run, supporting another strong outing from Jon Lester, and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 on Friday night to regain the top spot in the chase for AL wild cards.

With Mariners Closing WC Gap, Could A's Really Complete Historic Collapse?

Every team, at some point, imagines its ultimate nightmare scenario. The very worst of worst-case contingencies. The Oakland Athletics are way beyond that. Oakland spent much of the season as the prohibitive front-runners in the American...Show More Summary

MLB playoffs 2014: Athletics swept by Rangers, Mariners gain ground

The A's fell to 2-9 in their last 11 home games while the Mariners continued their road dominance. The Oakland Athletics were swept by the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday and now trail the Kansas City Royals by a half-game in the...Show More Summary

Josh Reddick Injury: Updates on Athletics Star's Ankle and Return

The Oakland Athletics are tied for the top American League Wild Card spot, but they might be without one of their top players. Outfielder Josh Reddick suffered an ankle injury that will sideline him for at least one game. Joe Stiglich...Show More Summary

Angels 'erupted' after clinching AL West title, celebrate on field

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The Angels’ 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners had been over for several minutes, and as the Oakland Athletics began unraveling in the ninth inning of their game, the screams from the Angels’ clubhouse could be heard through the concrete walls in a tunnel.

Doolittle Blows Save, A's Lose 6-1 to Rangers

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Sean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.

Angels clinch American League West with win, Oakland loss

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim clinched their first American League West title in five seasons on Wednesday night with a 5-0 win over the Mariners at home, followed by a Rangers 6-1 comeback win over the Athletics in Oakland. The Halos' win clinched at least a tie for the division, but up north the A's were still leading 1-0 in the eighth inning. Show More Summary

Kazmir, Sloppy Athletics Lose 6-3 to Rangers

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Scott Kazmir allowed a two-run homer to Jake Smolinski, and shortstop Jed Lowrie made an error that led to a pair of unearned runs as the Oakland Athletics lost 6-3 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.

Why Sean Doolittle's Return Could Push the Oakland Athletics into the Playoffs

After emerging as the best team in baseball over the first half, the Oakland Athletics have been free-falling throughout August and September. While much of the blame can be attributed to the A's suddenly feeble offense, Oakland's normally...Show More Summary

MLB playoffs standings: Jon Lester leads Oakland to another win over Seattle on Sunday

The Mariners' playoff hopes took a dent this weekend after back-to-back losses against the Athletics. The Oakland Athletics got another pivotal win Sunday against the Seattle Mariners, taking two out of three in a series that could've given Seattle a legitimate leg up in the AL Wild Card race. Show More Summary

Lowrie Draws Bases-Loaded Walk in 10th to Lift A's

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Jed Lowrie drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 10th inning to force in the tiebreaking run and lift the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.

Extra Bases: Oakland Stumbles Toward a Playoff Berth

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The Athletics held the best record in baseball on July 31, but since then they have struggled to survive an unsettling late-summer slide.

Seattle Uses Long Ball to Beat Oakland 4-2

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Robinson Cano, Kendrys Morales and Logan Morrison homered, and the Seattle Mariners beat Oakland 4-2 on Friday night to pull within a half-game of the Athletics for the top spot in the AL wild-card chase.

2014 MLB standings: A's drop another one-run game

Oakland's grasp on the top Wild Card slot in the AL isn't so firm anymore. The Athletics fell to 20-25 in one-run games this season with a 1-0 loss to the White Sox -- or, more accurately, Chris Sale -- on Thursday. Sale allowed only two hits and two walks in eight scoreless innings. Show More Summary

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