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Mike Trout and Coco Crisp Take Turns Making Great Catches at the Wall

Any baseball fan who loves defense was in for a treat during Wednesday's Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels game. A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes once again made an unbelievable throw to nail a runner on the bases, but the center...Show More Summary

Yoenis Cespedes Throws Albert Pujols out at 3rd Base After Misplaying Ball

Testing Yoenis Cespedes' arm is hazardous to your team's offensive health. One night removed from the Oakland Athletics left fielder throwing out Howie Kendrick at home, he victimized the Los Angeles Angels again. This time, it was Albert...Show More Summary

Yoenis Cespedes makes another amazing throw

3 months agoSports : The Early Lead

Yoenis Cespedes is 2-for-2 this week — in the field. For the second straight night, he made an unbelievable play to gun down a baserunner. This time, the Oakland Athletics’ left fielder caught Albert Pujols of the Angels as he tried to stretch a double into a triple. Cespedes got his league-leading ninth outfield assist […]

A's Avoid Sweep With 7-1 Win Over Angels

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Stephen Vogt hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot against Jered Weaver, and the Oakland Athletics increased their AL West lead over the Los Angeles Angels to 3 1/2 games with a 7-1 victory Wednesday night.

1990 Cy Young Winner Bob Welch Dead at 57

Bob Welch, former Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics standout pitcher who won the 1990 AL Cy Young award, died on Monday at the age of 57. Welch, who was perhaps best known for a theatrical confrontation with Reggie Jackson in the 1978 World Series, was found dead in his bathroom by police. Show More Summary

Outfielder Makes Incredible Throw to Home Plate

Fire up the highlight reel — Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes deserves a spot. In a stunning display of athleticism, Cespedes threw the ball across the field to out the Anaheim Angel's second baseman Howie Kendrick at home plate on Tuesday night. Show More Summary

Collin Cowgill's homer lifts Angels past Athletics, 2-1, in 14 innings

That Collin Cowgill hit a walk-off home run with two outs in the 14th inning to lift the Angels to a thrilling 2-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night wasn’t all that surprising.

Cowgill's 14th-Inning HR Puts Angels Past A's 2-1

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Collin Cowgill hit a two-out homer in the 14th inning and the Los Angeles Angels outlasted the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Tuesday night for their fifth consecutive victory.

Collin Cowgill lifts Angels to 2-1 win in 14th inning over Athletics

KEY MOMENT: Collin Cowgill ended the game in the 14th inning on a two-out home run to left field that barely cleared the glove of Oakland outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Athletics pitcher Jeff Francis took the loss as the Angels posted their fifth consecutive win to move to within 2 1/2 games of...

Yoenis Cespedes Makes a Case for Throw of the Year by Gunning Runner at Home

When an outfielder has a strong arm, he can afford to make mistakes and still get an out. Oakland Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes proved that during Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels. With Howie Kendrick on first and one out in a 1-1 game in the bottom of the 8th inning, Mike Trout doubled to left field. Show More Summary

NCAA Has Tough Day in Court

Getty Images OAKLAND, Calif.—The NCAA had a bruising day in court Tuesday as it worked to defend rules that prohibit athletes from getting paid. Leading up to the trial, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken was tough on the organization, pre-emptively batting down some of the NCAA's key arguments. Things haven't been any easier with the trial underway.

Bob Welch, 1990 AL Cy Young Winner, Passes Away Tragically at 57 Years Old

Former MLB star Bob Welch passed away on Monday night after suffering a heart attack, the Oakland Athletics announced in a press release. Welch's daughter Kelly turned to social media to get her feelings out about her father during this very difficult time: RIP to the greatest dad to walk the earth. Show More Summary

Former Pitcher Bob Welch Dies at 57

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The Oakland Athletics say Cy Young-winning pitcher Bob Welch has died.

Manny Machado Reportedly Suspended 5 Games: Latest Details and Reaction

During an All-Star rookie campaign, Baltimore Orioles star Manny Machado consistently looked like a seasoned veteran both at the plate and in the field. This past weekend against the Oakland Athletics, though, the 21-year-old finally...Show More Summary

Angels Manager Mike Scioscia irked by instant-replay ruling

A controversial call that was overturned by instant replay had no bearing on the outcome of the Angels’ 4-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night, but Manager Mike Scioscia was still irritated by it after the game.

Angels back up words in series-opening win over A's

After a weekend of Manny Machado-fueled controversy in Baltimore, the Oakland Athletics couldn't get too worked up over Angels closer Ernesto Frieri, who predicted his team "would beat" the A's this week and that Oakland "had a little bit of extra luck" in winning five of its first six games...

Angels Cut A's AL West Leads to 3 1/2 With 4-1 Win

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Mike Trout drove in a run with a double that originally was ruled a homer, Garrett Richards pitched seven strong innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 4-1 Monday night in the opener of a series between the top two teams in the AL West.

Angels defeat Athletics, 4-1, to extend winning streak

Mike Trout drove in a run with a double that originally was ruled a homer, Garrett Richards pitched seven strong innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 4-1 Monday night in the opener of a series between the top two teams in the AL West.

San Francisco Giants' Tim Hudson: Best Free-Agent Signing of 2014?

When the San Francisco Giants inked Tim Hudson to a two-year, $23 million deal in November, they wanted him to do two things: Stay healthy and pitch better than his old Oakland Athletics rotation-mate, Barry Zito, whose albatross contract...Show More Summary

Athletics' Brandon Moss Hits a Grand-Slam-Hole-in-One vs. the Orioles

Grand slams are difficult to hit in baseball. Holes-in-one are nearly impossible to hit in golf. Combining the two? Well, that's even harder. In the third inning of yesterday's Oakland Athletics-Baltimore Orioles game, the A's Brandon...Show More Summary

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