Tag Archives: OAKLAND A’S

Oakland vanquishes playoff demons, ousts White Sox 6-4

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The Oakland A’s finally exorcised the ghosts of playoff failure Thursday afternoon, coming back from an early 3-0 deficit to record a wild card series clinching 6-4 win over the Chicago White Sox at the Coliseum. It wasn’t easy, as the four-hour plus game in 90° weather …

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Giolito’s gem silences A’s bats as Luzardo fails in WC opener

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The A’s stretch of postseason futility continued Tuesday afternoon, falling 4-1 to the Chicago White Sox at the Coliseum in the opening game of the best-of-three AL wild card series. White Sox starter Lucas Giolito was masterful in his playoff debut, retiring the first 18 batters he …

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Streaking A’s brawl past Astros 7-2 for ninth straight win

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The streaking A’s remained undefeated in August, completing a weekend sweep of the Houston Astros 7-2 at the Coliseum Sunday afternoon in a game highlighted by the first true benches-clearing brawl of the Covid era. Tempers flared in the seventh after Oakland’s Ramon Laureano was hit by …

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Astros rebuilding model just a game away from second title

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ From 2011 through 2013, the Houston Astros were the worst team in baseball. They lost 106, 107 and 111 games in that three year stretch, going a combined 162-324. Those results were not entirely unexpected, as the franchise embarked upon a “rebuilding” process that would begin in …

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Chapman’s eighth inning blast lifts A’s past Brewers

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Matt Chapman’s two run eighth inning home run came at a perfect time to break out of a 1-27 slump, giving the A’s a 5-3 come from behind win over the Milwaukee Brewers in a battle of playoff contenders at the Oakland Coliseum Thursday afternoon. The win keeps Oakland …

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