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Giants return to Oracle for final playoff push after homer-fueled rout of A's

3 hours 5 min ago

A guy who was 21 and playing in the low minors on the other side of the country the last time the Giants reached the postseason wanted to provide a history lesson for those who doubted they had a shot in 2020, even with 16 teams getting in. "Come on now," rookie catcher Chadwick Tromp said. "It's an even year."

After a pair of shutouts, Giants respond to rout A's 14-2

4 hours 29 min ago

Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam, Chadwick Tromp and Darin Ruf added two-run homers, and the San Francisco Giants prevented the Oakland Athletics from clinching the AL West title at home with a 14-2 victory Sunday. The Giants earned their first win in six tries during this year's Bay Bridge Series and go into the season's final week chasing a playoff spot. Look, we seem to be a team that responds pretty well,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said.

A's activate Daniel Mengden, then DFA him

4 hours 45 min ago

They do have another injured player who could go on the 45-day, as Matt Chapman is already ruled out for the year, but they’ll save that last bit of potential roster flexibility for now. At the end of August, Mengden tested positive for coronavirus, causing the whole team to take a few days off to make sure nobody else had caught it — and fortunately, they hadn’t. Mengden himself was placed on the IL on Sept.

A's designate right-hander Daniel Mengden for assignment

12 hours 59 min ago

The A’s designated right-hander Daniel Mengden for assignment Sunday after reinstating him from the COVID-19 related injury list, the team announced. Mengden was placed on the COVID-19 injury list Sept. after he tested positive for the coronavirus in Houston on an A’s road trip the previous week.

Minor expected to start as Athletics host the Giants

Sat, 2020-09-19 23:43

San Francisco Giants (25-26, third in the NL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (33-19, first in the AL West) Oakland, California; Sunday, 4:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: San Francisco: Tyler Anderson (2-3, 5.06 ERA) Oakland: Mike Minor (1-5, 5.40 ERA) BOTTOM LINE: Oakland and San Francisco will face off on Sunday. The Athletics are 20-7 in home games.

MLB postseason picture: Twins clinch playoff spot for third time in four seasons

Sat, 2020-09-19 21:27

The Minnesota Twins are in the postseason for the third time in four seasons.

A's win to move closer to AL West title

Sat, 2020-09-19 20:55

Oakland, Calif. Jake Lamb hit a two-run homer once Oakland finally got to San Francisco's bullpen, and the playoff-bound Athletics beat the Giants by the same 6-0 score for a second straight game Saturday. Lefty starter Jesus Luzardo (3-2) gave up five hits over six innings, striking out seven without a walk.

A's win to move closer to AL West title

Sat, 2020-09-19 20:10

Oakland, Calif. Jake Lamb hit a two-run homer once Oakland finally got to San Francisco's bullpen, and the playoff-bound Athletics beat the Giants by the same 6-0 score for a second straight game Saturday. Lefty starter Jesus Luzardo (3-2) gave up five hits over six innings, striking out seven without a walk.

Lamb stars as A's top Giants 6-0; Oakland closes in on division title

Sat, 2020-09-19 19:25

Assured of a postseason spot, the A’s are focused on the division title — and they took a big step toward that Saturday at the Coliseum, trimming their magic number to 1. After a 6-0 win over the Giants that featured a two-run homer by new third baseman Jake Lamb, and a two-run triple by new second baseman Tommy La Stella, Oakland needs one win or a Houston loss to clinch the division, with the Astros defeating Arizona 3-2 on Saturday night.

D-backs scout Gary Hughes dies at 79 after 54-year career in MLB

Sat, 2020-09-19 18:34

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced the passing of Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame member Gary Hughes at 79 years old. Hughes was a member of the D-backs organization for two seasons to end a 54-year career, including a stint as assistant general manager with the Florida Marlins. He was also the scouting director for a period with the Montreal Expos.

D-backs scout Gary Hughes dies at 79 after 54-year career in MLB

Sat, 2020-09-19 18:34

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced the passing of Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame member Gary Hughes at 79 years old. Hughes was a member of the D-backs organization for two seasons to end a 54-year career, including a stint as assistant general manager with the Florida Marlins. He was also the scouting director for a period with the Montreal Expos.

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Sat, 2020-09-19 16:37

Condensed Game: Jake Lamb and Tommy La Stella each drove in a pair of runs to back Jesús Luzardo's dominant outing in the A's 6-0 win

San Francisco-Oakland Runs

Sat, 2020-09-19 16:36

Matt Olson singles to shallow center field. Mark Canha scores. Stephen Piscotty strikes out swinging.

Lamb homers, A's move closer to AL West title, beat Giants

Sat, 2020-09-19 16:24

Jake Lamb hit a two-run homer once Oakland finally got to San Francisco's bullpen, and the playoff-bound Athletics beat the Giants by the same 6-0 score for a second straight game Saturday. Lefty starter Jesús Luzardo (3-2) gave up five hits over six innings, striking out seven without a walk. He ended a four-start winless stretch.

Daniel Robertson nabs Laureano

Sat, 2020-09-19 15:18

Daniel Robertson charges a ground ball to shortstop and fires to first base to retire Ramón Laureano in the 3rd inning

Matt Olson's RBI single

Sat, 2020-09-19 14:14

Matt Olson rips an RBI single to center field to give the Athletics a 1-0 lead in the 4th inning

Free Khris Davis before the 2020 postseason

Sat, 2020-09-19 12:31

The Oakland A’s are going to the 2020 postseason. That much is for sure. Most likely, they’ll do it as the AL West division winner, and at the moment it looks like they’ll be the No.

A's midseason additions helping carry team down the stretch

Sat, 2020-09-19 11:39

Or that Matt Olson would bat . Marcus Semien would post a below-average wRC+ (95), and Khris Davis would hit only two homers? Or that A.J. Puk wouldn’t pitch, Frankie Montas would struggle, and only one member of the rotation (Chris Bassitt) would have an ERA below 4.30?

Pandemic isn't stopping Athletics' Stephen Piscotty's fight for ALS cure

Sat, 2020-09-19 11:38

His mother Gretchen passed away in 2018 after fighting ALS. Led by his father, Michael, the Piscotty family has championed the cause of finding a cure. "My mom frankly suffered for quite a while and it was really hard to watch," Piscotty said on the "With Authority" podcast.

First Round Rotation Coming Into Fuzzy Focus

Sat, 2020-09-19 10:00

Here I do think the opponent would inform the decision, because I can’t see the A’s giving Fiers a start against the team that heard the shrill blowing sound of his whistle. It would be one thing if Fiers had faced Houston once or twice in the season series, but whether by coincidence or design Fiers missed the start in every series, including the 5 game/4 day extravaganza that featured every other A’s SP. The Astros fare better against LHP (.

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