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A’s split series with Texas, head out on first road trip

BY STEVEN LUKE The Oakland Athletics dropped the finale of their season opening home stand Thursday 6-3 to the Texas Rangers and sit at 3-5 on the season in spite of a gutsy performance by Daniel Mengden. It all fell off the rails early for the A’s and Mengden. He …

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Angels phenom Ohtani shuts down A’s bats in pitching debut

BY STEVEN LUKE Forget April Fool’s day. Forget Easter. Sunday, April 1, 2018 in Oakland was Shohei Ohtani day at the expense of the Athletics. The right hander made his Major League pitching debut and lived up to the hype reaching 99mph on the gun repeatedly and making Oakland Athletics …

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Young A’s hoping to exploit powerful potential in 2018

BY STEVEN LUKE Expectations are low for the Oakland Athletics entering the 2018 season after back-to-back last place finishes, but a few key additions in the offseason and a young core could surprise the league. The 2017 season was not one that will be remembered for many Athletics fans, but …

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A’s rough up Astros pitching in doubleheader sweep

BY RYAN LEONG The A’s might not be going to the playoffs but the next best thing is to play spoiler to those who want to play baseball in October. After years of beating up on the Astros when the Athletics were headed to three straight postseason appearances including division …

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A’s sweep stalls Rangers playoff push on Little League weekend

BY RYAN LEONG The Oakland A’s have always been known for having colorful uniforms since moving to the East Bay in 1968. This past weekend represented an homage, not only to the A’s but the Astros and Pirates of the 1970s. This was Players’ Weekend where all thirty teams wore …

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Struggling A’s continue to make it interesting

BY RYAN LEONG It’s been a long season for the A’s and although more games have been lost than won, the 2017 squad has at least made it entertaining. On Wednesday, after leading by a run in the third, the A’s came back from a 5-2 deficit, but in the …

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Transitioning A’s Complete Strong Homestand Against Contenders

BY RYAN LEONG The A’s are rebuilding for the future again because they’re not in contention. But still, the Athletics are an exciting ballclub because of their young talent with rookies like Matt Chapman and Franklin Barreto. While he’s rumored to be on the trading block, Yonder Alonso for the …

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