Marcus Semien

A’s pitching exasperated by the Toronto Blue Jays

A’s pitching exasperated by the Toronto Blue Jays

OAKLAND – Marcus Semien knew how to close out the series.  Facing his former team, he left it all on the field as a reminder to what he meant to the Oakland A’s.  Semien’s four-hit outing was a masterpiece to lead off a lineup of fierce hitters. “Four-hit game is pretty good,” A’s manager Bob…

A’s playoff hopes end after 11-6 loss in ALDS

A’s playoff hopes end after 11-6 loss in ALDS

Los Angeles – The Houston Astros move on to their fourth straight American League Championship Series while the Oakland A’s ponder what’s next.  In another must-win performance, the A’s fell short today when they lost 11-6 to the Astros. It was an incredible season that ended too soon.  Oakland made their ninth appearance in the…

A’s beat Astros 9-7, avoid sweep in ALDS

A’s beat Astros 9-7, avoid sweep in ALDS

Los Angeles – Chad Pinder said yesterday after Oakland lost 5-2 to the Houston Astros that all the A’s needed was one big hit or one big inning.  That big hit came in seventh when Pinder went deep to right field for a three-run homer to tie the game.  The A’s avoided a sweep and…

A’s advance to ALDS after defeating White Sox 6-4

A’s advance to ALDS after defeating White Sox 6-4

Oakland – A bit over zealous with perfection today, led to the Chicago White Sox using seven different pitchers through six frames.  The A’s took advantage and scored six runs over two frames.  Oakland’s manager Bob Melvin used a more patient approach with his bullpen. The results, the A’s are moving on to the American…

A’s force Wild Card Game 3 after bats come alive early

A’s force Wild Card Game 3 after bats come alive early

Oakland – A different game, and a different mentality.  The A’s knew they had one option after yesterday’s loss.  In a must-win game, they got off to a great start by scoring five runs early off Dallas Keuchel.  Oakland tied the AL Wild Card series by beating the Chicago White Sox 5-3 forcing a deciding…

Luzardo tosses a shutout, A’s beat Giants 6-0

Luzardo tosses a shutout, A’s beat Giants 6-0

Oakland – The A’s reduced their magic number to clinch the American League West to one.  Oakland’s 6-0 shutout victory over the Giants today came behind the outstanding pitching of Jesus Luzardo.  The A’s have won five of Luzardo’s six starts at the Coliseum this season, while limiting opponents to two runs or less in…

A’s clinch postseason and take home the Bay Bridge Trophy

A’s clinch postseason and take home the Bay Bridge Trophy

Oakland – Just another night of great baseball for the A’s, they clinched a spot in the postseason and reclaimed the Bay Bridge trophy.  Matt Olson’s three-run homer and Chris Bassitt’s outstanding night on the mound was enough to shutout the San Francisco Giants 6-0. Bassitt held the Giants scoreless through 6 2/3 innings.  He…