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This World Series game 30 years ago marked the beginning of the end for the A’s dynasty

Few observers noticed the Oakland A’s reign had peaked until it was too late. Their Game 1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds in the 1990 World Series? Just a flesh wound. Now at least we’d get a more entertaining series before the A’s inevitably repeated as champions. But a few bizarre innings in Game 2 […]

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White Sox, Renteria agree to split after breakout season

CHICAGO (AP) — Rick Renteria fostered a culture that allowed young players to develop into stars. And just like the last time, he lost his job after helping start a turnaround. The Chicago White Sox and their manager agreed to split following a disappointing finish to a breakout season in which they made the playoffs […]

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Is Astros’ Zack Greinke calling his pitches against the A’s?

Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke has always kept his opponents on their toes, but tipping off batters in the middle of a playoff game seems like a bit much. At first glance, that’s exactly what it looked like Greinke did against the Oakland Athletics in Game 4 of their ALDS series. In the top of […]

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2B Tommy La Stella saves the A’s with crazy catch vs. White Sox

Tommy La Stella, right, of the Oakland Athletics makes a great catch on a ball hit by Adam Engel of the Chicago White Sox as Ramon Laureano watches him in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the American League wild card series at RingCentral Coliseum. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images For the first time since 2006, the […]

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Astros whistleblower Mike Fiers will start for A’s in wild card finale vs. White Sox

Mike Fiers of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Los Angeles Angels in the top of the second inning at RingCentral Coliseum on Aug. 21, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. Thearon W. Henderson / Getty Images At noon PST, the Oakland Athletics and Chicago White Sox will face off in Game 3 of their Wild Card series […]

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A’s, Mariners play doubleheader despite ‘very unhealthy’ air

Seats are shown with cutout photos of fans during a baseball game at T-Mobile Park, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Seattle. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, games are being played without fans in attendance, but the Mariners allowed people to purchase photos to place in the seats, and if a foul ball makes it to […]

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Report: Oakland A’s trade for Texas Rangers starter

Texas Rangers left hander Mike Minor has been traded to the Oakland Athletics, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Texas Rangers left hander Mike Minor has been traded to the Oakland Athletics, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Photo: Tom Pennington / Getty Images Photo: Tom Pennington / Getty Images Texas Rangers left hander Mike Minor has […]

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A’s announce positive coronavirus test, game vs. Astros postponed

The Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros stand together in a moment of silence before leaving the field without playing their scheduled baseball game in a protest of racial injustice Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in Houston. (Kevin M. Cox/The Galveston County Daily News via AP) less The Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros stand together […]

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Laureano, Cintron suspended in A’s-Astros kerfuffle

Oakland Athletics’ Ramon Laureano (22) charges the Houston Astros dugout after being hit by a pitch thrown by Humberto Castellanos in the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. less Oakland Athletics’ Ramon Laureano (22) charges the Houston Astros dugout after being hit by a pitch thrown by Humberto […]

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Did an insult about his mother provoke Laureano’s charge?

We don’t know yet what provoked Ramón Laureano’s headlong dash toward the Astros’ dugout Sunday, but at least one report suggested that Houston’s hitting coach made a nasty comment about Laureano’s mother. “…a person I respect has been told that the A’s Ramón Laureano charged toward Alex Cintron because Cintron mentioned Laureano’s mother in a […]