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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 6:02 p.m.

Oakland’s Bob Melvin, Atlanta’s Brian Snitker voted top managers

Oakland’s Bob Melvin was voted Manager of the Year for the third time, winning the American League honor after leading the Athletics to the playoffs despite the lowest opening-day payroll …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

Aaron Judge’s first-inning homer launches New York Yankees to win in American League wild-card game

Aaron Judge got the party started with a two-run homer in the first inning, Luis Severino atoned for flopping in his postseason debut last year and the New York Yankees …


Seeking relief, Oakland Athletics to start Liam Hendriks in A.L. wild-card game

Reliever Liam Hendriks will start for the Oakland Athletics in Wednesday night’s A.L. wild-card game against the New York Yankees. Hendriks was designated for assignment in June and cleared waivers, …


Oakland clobbers Mariners in Felix Hernandez’s final start of season

The final start of 2018 for Felix Hernandez had all the familiar feelings of his season as a whole – mixed emotions as varied as his results.


Mariners rally in 11th, end A’s chances at A.L. West title with 10-8 victory

Mariners rally past Oakland with two-run homer by Chris Hermann in the 11th inning. The 10-8 victory gave Houston the A.L. West division title.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 11:19 p.m.

A’s clinch then party at Mariners’ expense

The deciding moment came just about two minutes after the first pitch had been thrown Monday night at Safeco Field. A result from a game 3,000 miles away — a …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

A’s beat Mariners 8-2, leaving Seattle near desperation

Stephen Piscotty homered twice and drove in five runs as the Oakland Athletics widened their lead over Seattle for the second A.L. wild-card spot, beating the Mariners 8-2 Sunday.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

James Paxton comes off disabled list, pitches Mariners past A’s

James Paxton returned from the disabled list to strike out 10 batters over five innings, Ben Gamel hit a two-run double, and the Seattle Mariners held off the Oakland Athletics …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 10:58 p.m.

Stephen Piscotty, Matt Chapman power A’s in 7-5 win over Mariners

Stephen Piscotty and Matt Chapman homered, Matt Olson had three hits and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Seattle Mariners 7-5 on Friday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Wade LeBlanc sets tone in Mariners’ 7-1 win over Athletics

Wade LeBlanc pitched seven scoreless innings, Mitch Haniger hit his 23rd home run and the Seattle Mariners jumped on the Oakland Athletics early and held on for a 7-1 victory …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 10:57 p.m.

MLB roundup: Astros top Athletics in A.L. West showdown

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MLB capsules: Oakland, Houston win to keep Mariners in place

Jonathan Lucroy homered and drove in four runs, Mike Fiers pitched effectively into the sixth inning, and Oakland maintained its hold on the second wild-card spot by defeating Minnesota 6-2 …




UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 6:54 p.m.

Dee Gordon breaks scoreless tie with home run in 12th, Mariners top A’s 2-0 to avoid sweep

Light-hitting Dee Gordon homered off Yusmeiro Petit in the 12th inning to break a scoreless tie and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 2-0 on Wednesday to avoid a …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Robinson Cano returns but Mariners lose James Paxton in 3-2 defeat to Oakland

Mariners ace James Paxton had X-rays on his injured forearm, which came back negative. He was diagnosed with a “left forearm contusion.” Meanwhile, the M’s fell 3-2 against rival Oakland.


A’s hold off Mariners 7-6 after Seattle rallies in ninth

OAKLAND, Calif. – Jed Lowrie drove in four runs to back Sean Manaea and the Oakland Athletics held off a late Seattle rally to beat the Mariners 7-6 on Monday …


A’s bolster deep bullpen by acquiring Twins closer Fernando Rodney

The Oakland Athletics have acquired closer Fernando Rodney from the Minnesota Twins. The A’s sent minor league right-hander Dakota Chalmers to Minnesota to complete the deal that adds more depth …


A’s opening day starter Kendall Graveman to have Tommy John surgery

Oakland Athletics opening day starter Kendall Graveman will have Tommy John surgery. A’s manager Bob Melvin says Graveman’s surgery will be performed by Texas Rangers team physician Dr. Keith Meister. …


Oakland A’s acquire closer Jeurys Familia from Mets

After three years of missing the playoffs and dealing away fan favorites Yoenis Cespedes, Josh Donaldson and Sonny Gray, the Oakland Athletics are trying to steer themselves in the opposite …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 6:17 p.m.

Oakland Athletics release veteran reliever Santiago Casilla

The Oakland Athletics have released veteran reliever Santiago Casilla, five days after he was designated for assignment. The right-hander turns 38 next week and has had control trouble this season.


MLB roundup: Athletics snap Astros’ six-game winning streak

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Athletics activate Matt Joyce, option Jake Smolinski to Triple-A

The Oakland Athletics have activated outfielder Matt Joyce from the 10-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Jake Smolinski to Triple-A Nashville.



UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 5:37 p.m.

A’s tag Felix Hernandez early, beat Mariners 4-3

Stephen Piscotty and the Athletics tagged Felix Hernandez early, and Oakland ended the Seattle Mariners’ five-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Marco Gonzales makes longest start of career to guide Mariners to shutout win

Marco Gonzales allowed two hits in seven innings in the longest start of his career, and the Seattle Mariners scored their only run on an error in a 1-0 victory …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 11:11 p.m.

With several key players missing, Mariners eke out 10-inning win over Athletics

Robinson Cano was suspended. Dee Gordon was placed on the disabled list. Nelson Cruz’s elbow kept him out of the lineup. And Mitch Haniger was wearing an ice pack on …



UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 10:18 p.m.

Dee Gordon gives Ichiro Suzuki fitting tribute in Mariners’ win against Oakland

Dee Gordon had a big night on the bases, Nelson Cruz hit a two-run home run and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 4-1 on Thursday night in their …


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 11:07 p.m.

Mariners bullpen ruins James Paxton’s dazzling 16-strikeout performance

James Paxton struck out a major league-high 16 in seven dominant innings, but the Seattle bullpen blew a late lead and the Oakland Athletics rallied past the Mariners 3-2 Wednesday …