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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
The Athletics held the best record in baseball on July 31, but since then they have struggled to survive an unsettling late-summer slide.
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.
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
Chris Sale bested Scott Kazmir in a brilliant pitchers' duel, light-hitting Marcus Semien homered for the only run and the Chicago White Sox edged the rapidly fading Oakland Athletics 1-0 Thursday.
Most people don't get two shots at the "first" pitch, so it pays off to be a professional athlete. Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah received the honor of throwing out the first pitch before the Oakland A's-Chicago White Sox game at U.S. Show More Summary
Avisail Garcia drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat the struggling Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Fact: The Oakland Athletics were an MLB-best 72-44...they're now 8-19 in the last 27 games (tied for worst in MLB in that span). Source: ESPN Stats & Info Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com
Tyler Flowers hit a solo home run to tie the game in the ninth inning and then another in the 12th to give the Chicago White Sox a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.
The Houston Astros scored two runs in the ninth without a hit, including Dexter Fowler's bases-loaded walk for the tiebreaking run, and beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday.
Oakland ended a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over Houston.
The Angels have the most victories in the major leagues and the second-place Oakland Athletics are leading the American League wild-card race. Yet, neither has been the best team in the AL West over the last five weeks.
Chris Carter hit his 36th homer and drove in three runs against his former team to help the Houston Astros beat the slumping Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Friday night.
The Los Angeles Angels are in a battle with the Oakland Athletics for first place in the American League West, but that was of secondary importance for a moment Thursday. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com provided some of the details regarding...Show More Summary
James Paxton pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and the Seattle Mariners held off a late rally by Oakland for a 6-5 win Tuesday night, handing the Athletics their fifth loss in six games.