Oakland Athletics

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 05: Greg Holland #56 celebrates with Norichika Aoki #23 of the Kansas City Royals after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 in Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Championship Series Is Set

The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.

10/07/2014

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 19: Starting pitcher James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals delivers to home plate during the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Wild-Card Tale Of Two Underdogs

The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics are both small-market teams with big MLB Playoff aspirations.

09/30/2014

Eric Sogard of the Oakland Athletics runs down Elvis Andrus of the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 28, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Rangers End Season With 4-0 Loss To A’s

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.

09/29/2014

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Beltre’s 9th Inning HR Puts Rangers Past A’s

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.

09/26/2014

Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre celebrate after Andrus scored against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the ninth inning.  (Photo Credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Rangers Rally Past A’s As Angels Win AL West

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.

09/18/2014

Jake Smolinski is congratulated by Daniel Robertson after Smolinski hit a two-run homer against the Oakland Atletics (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Smolinski HR Helps Rangers Thump A’s 6-3

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.

09/17/2014

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7 Great Fan Catches Using A Hat

Here are seven great fan catches using a hat.

08/04/2014

Yoenis Cespedes (Photo Credit: Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

5 MLB Trade Deadline Winners

After one of the craziest MLB trade deadlines ever, let’s take a look at who made the best moves of the day.

08/01/2014

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Top 5 Starting Rotations If The Playoffs Started Today

By Jordan Tracy The trade deadline has come and gone. All that is left is possibly waiver wire trades that could include someone like Cliff Lee being dealt but major moves have been made before […]

07/31/2014

Ron Washington, manager of the Texas Rangers, protests a call in the seventh inning to umpire Jim Wolf on a called ground out to the catcher John Jaso of the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Rangers Struggle Again In 9-3 Loss To A’s

A rough month didn’t get any better for Texas on Sunday night, even though the game-time temperature of 100 degrees would have seemed to be in their favor against Oakland.

07/28/2014

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Feliz Records First Save Since 2011 As Rangers Beat A’s 4-1

Jerome Williams became the record 31st pitcher for Texas this season, Neftali Feliz was back in a familiar finishing role and the Rangers finally got a home victory in July.

07/26/2014

American League All-Star Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics bats during the Gillette Home Run Derby at Target Field on July 14, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Cespedes Retains Home Run Derby Crown

Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star skills contest in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier 9-1 in the final round on Monday night.

07/15/2014

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