Matt Chapman went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and five RBIs as the Oakland Athletics won their fifth consecutive game, defeating the visiting Seattle Mariners 9-2 Tuesday night. Matt Olson also homered for the A’s, and right-hander Daniel Mengden (5-1) pitched seven strong innings, allowing one run on four hits with no walks and three strikeouts. Oakland improved to 8-2 this month.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 5:04 am
In the blink of an eye, Homer Bailey went from being 20 1/2 games out of a playoff spot to being tied for the second American League Wild Card position. The 33-year-old right-hander was traded from Kansas City to Oakland on Sunday as the A’s officially began their trade deadline maneuvering. “To go to (a team) like this, it’s definitely an energy boost,” Bailey said.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 1:43 am
The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced the nominees from each team for the 2019 Heart and Hustle Award. The award “honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit, and traditions of the game. Voting was conducted prior to the All-Star break.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 9:39 pm
In 1988, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson celebrated one of the most epic home runs in Major League Baseball history. A few years ago, Gibson reportedly apologized to Oakland Athletics pitcher Dennis Eckersley for the way Gibson celebrated the hit, former Red Sox announcer Don Orsillo told Chad Finn of the Boston Globe. Gibson “is unloading .
Posted: July 16, 2019, 5:55 pm
Laureano and the A’s will seek their fifth consecutive victory when they play host to the Seattle Mariners in the opener of a two-game series Tuesday night. Laureano’s home run in the seventh inning Sunday tied the score at 2-2, and his grounder in the ninth, combined with a White Sox throwing error, allowed Chad Pinder to score the winning run. “Typically, late in these games when both pitchers are pitching well, the way the ball is flying these days, a home run is going to be the difference,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said of Laureano’s solo shot.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 3:34 pm