Thursday, October 4, 2012

Oakland A's

  • Oakland A's adjust to new role -- American League title contender

    DETROIT -- The A's have thrived this season as the feisty underdog, but after 94 wins and a division championship, that label no longer fits.

  • Congratulations to Oakland A's on job well done

    OK, so let's recap the past year for the Oakland A's. One more year has passed without Major League Baseball deciding on a home for the team.

  • Oakland A's 10 most improbable storylines

    Using the lineup of a B-squad spring training game -- rookies, no-names and players out of position -- the A's captured the American League West and posted the 10th highest win total in Oakland history. They face the Tigers in a best-of-five playoff ...

  • A's Pitcher Mourns Death of Child

    Oakland A's baseball pitcher Pat Neshek, whose team was on its way to taking the American League West title from the Texas Rangers, witnessed the birth of his newborn son in Florida -- calling it "the sweetest play off birth of my career.

  • Our Say: Oakland A's fan sheepishly returns to the fold

    Having completed one of the most miraculous comebacks in pennant-race history, the Oakland A's inexplicably find themselves in the playoffs this weekend.

  • Fancy That: Oakland A's Win AL West!

    The A's are the emperors of the AL West. Who would have thought? But after last night's win against Texas (12-5), the little team that could proved just that, making them and the Giants the leaders of the AL and NL West, respectively.

  • Looks like Nationals vs. A's in the World Series. And the winner is ...

    Looks like Nationals vs. A's in the World Series. And the winner is ... Seattle Times baseball reporter Larry Stone fearlessly predicts each postseason playoff series.

  • American League playoff scenarios

    If the A's lose to Texas and finish second in A.L. West: -- Orioles beat Tampa Bay and finish one game ahead of Oakland: A's would play Baltimore in wild-card game Friday at Camden Yards. -- Orioles lose to Tampa Bay and finish with same record as A's ...

  • Oakland A's win AL West, hope to continue their magic in Motown

    OAKLAND -- Their final act Wednesday provided the most thrills, but what the A's pulled off in game No. 162 was merely an extension of the magic they have spun all season.

  • Oakland A's rally to clinch wild AL West

    A dropped fly ball by Josh Hamilton, a home run by Ryan Zimmerman and pitch by pitch, the baseball playoff picture became a bit more clear on the final day of the regular season.

  • A's, Rangers Playoff Bound

    Jose Luis Villegas/Sacramento Bee/MCT/Getty Images "I have no issues with Josh Hamilton, and that's the end of that," Rangers manager Ron Washington said of Hamilton's key error during Wednesday's loss to the Oakland Athletics. "I'm the manager.

  • Roaring start

    Once again, the unlikeliest victors - this time, the renegade Oakland A's - stomped on the infield. Longoria is the undisputed heavyweight champion of season finales, by virtue of his low-flying walk-off homer to win last year's American League wild ...

  • Detroit Tigers: Matchups of Doug Fister and Anibal Sanchez Vs.Oakland Athletics

    After a dramatic finish to a tumultuous regular season, Detroit is ready to host a surging Oakland Athletics team on Saturday.

  • MLB's Oakland Athletics and Cabrera big final game winners

    When the dust cleared we had the first Triple Crown winner since 1967 and the Oakland A's completing a stunning three-game sweep of Texas to win the AL West.

  • Oakland Athletics Cap off Magical Regular Season with AL West Title

    Well, that offense hit 195 total home runs, and the most in MLB since the All-Star break (112); Weeks struggled to a .220 average before being sent to the minors; and yesterday, in front of a raucous sellout crowd at the Oakland Coliseum, the A's beat ...

  • A's reliever Pat Neshek says newborn son died

    OAKLAND -- Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Pat Neshek said that his newborn son has died. The right-hander posted on his Twitter account late Wednesday night that he and his wife lost their first child 23 hours after his birth "with no explanation ...

  • Oakland A's Division-Clinching Win Causes Fan to Go Awesome

    The Oakland A's managed to cause one fan to go into the most ecstatic and giddy conniption fit we have ever seen. Oh, and they also took the AL West.

  • Oakland A's employee says this team is the most rewarding

    OAKLAND -- A's equipment manager Steve Vucinich has been with the A's for as long as they have been in Oakland.

  • Oakland A's beat Texas Rangers to capture AL West crown

    OAKLAND, Calif.— The Oakland Athletics captured the AL West with another improbable rally in a season full of them, coming back from four runs down and a 13-game division deficit to stun the two-time defending league champion Texas Rangers 12-5 on ...

  • Oakland A's and Washington Nationals Defy Big Payroll Policies

    The New York Yankees, constantly the highest paying team in Baseball, are pretty much a constant fixture in the postseason. The success of the Oakland Athletics and the Washington Nationals is a little bit more surprising. The A's, with a total payroll ...

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