Pinch-hitter Mark Canha hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics continued their late-game success, rallying to beat the San Francisco Giants 4-3 on Saturday night.
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Buster Posey singled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and the San Francisco Giants slowed down the surging Oakland Athletics with a 7-1 victory on Friday night.
BBTN: Susan Slusser talks trade deadline moves for the A's, the importance of yesterday's game vs the Astros and more
Susan Slusser from the SF Chronicle talks about the importance of yesterday's game against the Astros, what the Athletics are going to do heading into the trade deadline, and much more.
Mark Canha's two-RBI single in Oakland's three-run eighth inning lifted the Athletics to a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday.
Chad Pinder hit a three-run homer and Khris Davis added three RBI as the Oakland Athletics jumped on Lance McCullers Jr. early and cruised to an 8-3 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
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Alex Bregman homered twice and his tapper just in front of the plate in the 11th inning led to a bizarre play that ended the game, as catcher Jonathan Lucroy's throwing error handed the Houston Astros a 6-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Crazy finish in Houston. After Stephen Piscotty had homered to give the A's the lead in the top of the 11th, the Astros tied it and then won it on Alex Bregman's dribbler in front of the plate when Jonathan Lucroy throw to first base glanced off Bregman's helmet, allowing the winning run to score (upheld after a long review).
Whether looking for that final piece or building for the future, every team has a reason to make a deal. Here's whom they should be shopping around.
Winners of 17 of their past 21 games, the A's are putting some pressure on the Mariners for a wild-card spot -- and they have nothing to lose.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Be afraid, Seattle Mariners, be afraid. The Oakland A's are sizzling, winners of 17 of 21 now after blanking the Astros 2-0 behind Frankie Montas, Lou Trivino and Blake Treinen. Montas matched zeros with Gerrit Cole and averaged 96.6 mph with his fastball as he looks like a potential rotation weapon in the second half. The Houston bullpen then allowed two late runs..
Frankie Montas and two relievers combined for a five-hitter, Stephen Piscotty homered and hit an RBI single and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 2-0 on Monday night.
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Brett Anderson came off the disabled list and pitched effectively into the sixth inning before turning things over to Oakland's outstanding bullpen as the Athletics downed the Cleveland Indians 6-0 on Sunday.
Stephen Piscotty hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the 11th inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied for a 6-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.
Carlos Carrasco returned from the disabled list -- and returned to the win column -- as the Cleveland beat the A's on Friday night to make it five straight victories.
Indians starter Carlos Carrasco has been activated off of the disabled list and will make his first start since June 16 Friday night against the Athletics.
For the Orioles, the answer is pretty simple. But for a number of other teams there's a difficult decision to be made ahead of the trade deadline.