OAKLAND, California - After earning his 200th win, Zack Greinke hopes he's on his way to even bigger achievements with the Houston Astros this season.Greinke reached the milestone with seven smooth innings on Sunday (Monday, Manila time), pitching the first- ...
Aug 19, 2019
OAKLAND, California - August Wold pulled on his tiny green No. 19 Athletics jersey, began swinging a Khris Davis bat from both sides while standing in front of his very own locker, then made sure everyone knew something was still missing."I hope ...
Jul 28, 2019
PITTSBURGH - The Oakland Athletics have been playing baseball for nearly 120 years. No catcher in team history has ever put together a game quite like the one Josh Phegley did in a 14-1 romp over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday.Five ...
May 4, 2019
TORONTO - Vladimir Guerrero Jr. helped spark a walk-off celebration for the Toronto Blue Jays in his major league debut.Guerrero doubled leading off the ninth inning for his first hit, and Brandon Drury followed with a winning two-run homer with ...
Apr 27, 2019
TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays will promote top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. before Friday's game against the Oakland Athletics.Manager Charlie Montoyo announced the move after Toronto lost to San Francisco, 4-0, on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time). The Blue ...
Apr 25, 2019
TOKYO - The magnitude of the moment - of sharing the field with the towering Ichiro Suzuki in his farewell - left Seattle Mariners teammate Yusei Kikuchi in reverential silence.Asked what that experience meant, the Japanese rookie pitcher paused for a full minute."Since ...
Mar 22, 2019
MESA, Arizona - Oakland Athletics pitcher Liam Hendriks wants to taste soy sauce ice cream. Teammate Marco Estrada is hoping to spend a day at Tokyo Disneyland. Athletics manager Bob Melvin just needs to pack.Melvin and the Athletics head to Japan on ...
Mar 14, 2019
OAKLAND, California - Three days after shaking up the back of their bullpen by trading away closer Alex Colome, the Tampa Bay Rays finally got their first shutout of the season.On a day when starter Chris Archer pitched six strong innings, five ...
May 29, 2018
HOUSTON - Astros manager A.J. Hinch couldn't find just one word to describe the month that Gerrit Cole just put together.Cole worked into the seventh inning and struck out 12, George Springer and Jose Altuve each drove in two ...
Apr 30, 2018
OAKLAND outfielder Matt Joyce received a two-game suspension without pay on Saturday for directing a gay slur toward a fan in Anaheim and he will take part in a public outreach initiative with PFLAG, a family and ally organization supporting the ...
Aug 6, 2017
NEW YORK - That baseball hazing ritual of dressing up rookies as Wonder Woman, Hooters Girls and Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders is now banned.Major League Baseball created an Anti-Hazing and Anti-Bullying Policy that covers the practice. As part of the sport&# ...
Dec 13, 2016
OAKLAND, California - Some 90 minutes after his impressive night was through, Oakland rookie Sean Manaea waited on a clubhouse couch watching the innings wear on and hoped Coco Crisp would deliver when his chance came.The pitcher went "crazy" when Crisp singled ...
Jul 23, 2016
MESA, Arizona - Twelve pitches into his comeback attempt, Oakland's Jarrod Parker broke his elbow once again.The Athletics said on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) that an MRI showed the right-hander had broken the medial epicondyle in his right elbow." ...
Mar 12, 2016
OAKLAND, California - Justine Siegal, a female baseball coach who was the first woman to throw batting practice for a Major League Baseball team, will serve as a guest instructor during the Oakland Athletics' instructional league that begins on Sunday (Monday, Manila ...
Sep 30, 2015
OAKLAND, California - Rookie Jarrett Parker became the first Giants player to have at least three homers and seven runs batted-in in a game since Willie Mays did it 54 years ago, overshadowing the disappointing starts in the feel-good matchup of ...
Sep 27, 2015
OAKLAND, California - Barry Zito had returned home from a minor league season ready to turn his attention from baseball to his other love, music, perhaps for good.Now, he will make one more start from a big league mound while opposing close ...
Sep 23, 2015
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KANSAS CITY, Missouri - After Oakland and Kansas City cleared the benches for the third straight game and five more Royals got ejected, Lorenzo Cain tried to put a positive spin on the day."We didn't get into a fight, so ...
Apr 20, 2015
OAKLAND, California - Tim Hudson tossed five shutout innings, then stuck around in the dugout long enough to watch old pal Barry Zito pitch a perfect inning of relief for the Oakland Athletics during the San Francisco Giants' 2-1 victory on ...
Apr 5, 2015
TEMPE, Arizona - Barry Zito's spotless spring ended when he gave up three home runs to the Los Angeles Angels in the third inning on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time), but the Oakland Athletics also had a big day at the plate ...
Apr 1, 2015
GOODYEAR, Arizona - Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly, leading the Cleveland Indians to an 8-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).Santana connected for his third spring homer in the third inning ...
Mar 24, 2015
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