Jeff Banister dropped his initial game as Rangers manager, with Sonny Gray carrying a no-hit bid into the eighth inning of Oakland’s 8-0 romp over Texas on Monday night.
After an offseason featuring nine trades involving 27 players, new-look Oakland opens the season on Monday night against the familiar AL West rival Texas Rangers.
When you take a look at Marcus Semien’s stats, nothing really jumps out at you, until you get to his on-base percentage. If you were wondering why he was the main target of Athletics GM Billy Beane in the Jeff Samardzija trade, look no further.
Chi Chi Gonzalez threw three scoreless innings, Rougned Odor homered, and the Rangers beat the Athletics by a score of 4-1 on Monday in a spring training matchup in Arizona.
The San Francisco Giants could win a third World Series in five seasons by beating the Kansas City Royals. But it won’t make them a dynasty.
The Royals have a six-game winning streak in the 2014 MLB postseason. And now they head back to Kansas City with a 2-0 lead over the Orioles in the ALCS.
The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.
The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics are both small-market teams with big MLB Playoff aspirations.
After the Rangers gave them fits over the last two weeks, the A’s finally clinched their third consecutive postseason berth with a 4-0 victory Sunday in their regular-season finale.
Adrian Beltre hit a walk-off home run for the Rangers in the ninth inning, and Oakland’s magic number for clinching the postseason remained at two after a 2-1 loss.
Sean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.
Jake Smolinski hit his first career homer, and the Rangers took advantage of sloppy play from Oakland to beat the A’s 6-3 for their first four-game win streak since April.