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5/24/2015 | Burns crushes game's first pitch for first career homer

Shortly after stepping into the batter's box to begin Sunday's 7-2 Athletics win against the Rays, Billy Burns watched as Erasmo Ramirez wound up and fired an 89-mph fastball and decided to take a hack at it, sending the ball into the seats beyond the wall in right field.


5/24/2015 | Gray takes shot off ankle; X-rays negative

Athletics ace Sonny Gray left Sunday's game against the Rays at Tropicana Field after the fifth inning with a right ankle contusion. X-rays on his ankle came back negative.


5/24/2015 | Hahn, A's set to welcome Greene, Tigers to Oakland

The Athletics begin a seven-game homestand Monday afternoon by welcoming Shane Greene and the Tigers to Oakland.


5/24/2015 | A's plan to activate Zobrist from DL on Monday

Ben Zobrist is still on track to be activated from the disabled list Monday after making four plate appearances as the designated hitter for Triple-A Nashville on Saturday.


5/24/2015 | Home runs power A's to top Rays

Sonny Gray brought the good stuff, and the A's offense gave their ace the needed run support in a 7-2 win over the Rays on Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field.


5/23/2015 | Graveman finds stride with scoreless outing

Kendall Graveman returned Saturday and tossed six-plus scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out six, to help the A's beat the Rays, 5-0, at Tropicana Field.


5/23/2015 | Sogard breaks out to spark A's scoring

"He's been durable and pretty consistent for us," said A's manager Bob Melvin after the Athletics' 5-0 victory over the Rays on Saturday at Tropicana Field. Eric Sogard backed up his manager's by gathering two hits and a walk in his four plate appearances, none of which were bigger than his at-bat in the sixth inning.


5/23/2015 | Gray, Ramirez set to close out four-game series

The Athletics' ace will look to get back on track while the Rays' fifth starter will try and keep it going when Sonny Gray and Erasmo Ramirez face off against each other in the series finale of a four-game series Sunday at Tropicana Field.


5/23/2015 | Zobrist, Doolittle close to returning to A's

The Athletics may be close to having both infielder Ben Zobrist and left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle return to the club. Both played for Triple-A Nashville on Friday, with Zobrist going 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a walk and Doolittle pitching a perfect eighth inning in nine pitches while striking out a pair.


5/23/2015 | Four-run 6th drives A's to win over Rays

Sam Fuld's two-run single allowed the A's to pull away in a 5-0 win over the Rays on Saturday at Tropicana Field.


5/23/2015 | Coco headed back to DL with cervical strain

The A's on Saturday placed outfielder Coco Crisp on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 20 with a cervical strain and recalled right-handed pitcher Kendall Graveman from Triple-A Nashville.


5/23/2015 | Vogt's solo shot bright spot of A's offense

Stephen Vogt's fourth-inning blast off one-time batterymate Chris Archer on Friday night at Tropicana Field gave the A's an early lead in a game they would go on to lose, 5-2.


5/22/2015 | Graveman, Karns return to hill for third game of series

After varying degrees of absence on the mound, Nathan Karns and Kendall Graveman will start for the Rays and Athletics, respectively, in the third game of their four-game series Saturday at Tropicana Field.


5/22/2015 | Semien encouraged by new coach Washington

Newly hired Athletics coach Ron Washington hit the ground running at Tropicana Field on Friday, wasting no time in forging a solid working relationship with shortstop Marcus Semien.


5/22/2015 | Homers power Rays to victory over A's

Evan Longoria's three-run homer led the Rays to a 5-2 win over the A's on Friday night at Tropicana Field.


5/22/2015 | A's offense stalls after Burns' leadoff triple

The Athletics' recent hitting woes continued Thursday night at Tropicana Field, as Oakland struggled to deliver with runners in scoring position in a 3-0 loss to the Rays.


5/20/2015 | Source: Washington to work with A's defense

The A's are on the verge of reuniting with Ron Washington, who is expected to join the team in St. Petersburg this weekend and serve as a special assistant and work with Oakland's much-maligned defense, according to a source.


5/20/2015 | Crisp unlikely to play vs. Rays due to neck injury

A's outfielder Coco Crisp will see a neck specialist in Dallas on Thursday morning, and it appears unlikely he'd play on the turf during Oakland's four-game series against the Rays in St. Petersburg this weekend.


5/20/2015 | A's place Pomeranz on DL, recall Leon

The A's placed left-hander Drew Pomeranz on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury Wednesday and recalled right-hander Arnold Leon from Triple-A Nashville.


5/20/2015 | A's, Rays square off for first time to open four-game set

The A's and Rays will meet for the first time this year in a four-game series beginning Thursday at Tropicana Field.


5/20/2015 | Keuchel stays perfect as Astros overpower A's

The streaking Astros got a two-run homer by Evan Gattis, a two-run single by Chris Carter and another strong pitching performance by Dallas Keuchel to beat Jesse Hahn and the A's, 6-1, on Wednesday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.


5/20/2015 | Not all is lost for contenders after early woes

Good times are coming for the Pirates, A's and Red Sox despite a disappointing start to the season. Those three teams are going to be in contention in September, and possibly later due to talented rosters and the right leadership.


5/19/2015 | Abad's struggles leaving A's in tough spot

Fernando Abad's ongoing struggles continue to hurt an A's bullpen that is without another left-hander.


5/19/2015 | Crisp's ailing neck forces early exit vs. Astros

A's left fielder Coco Crisp exited Tuesday's game in Houston after just three innings because of neck tightness.


5/19/2015 | Keuchel to put unbeaten streak on line vs. A's

Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel, winner of seven consecutive decisions, will look to extend that streak Wednesday in a home start against the A's, who will send righty Jesse Hahn to the mound for the series finale at Minute Maid Park.




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