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  • Joyce steps up his baseball activities
    Outfielder Matt Joyce started taking live batting practice on Wednesday and is slated to start running the bases as part of a stricter progression in the coming days as he recovers from a lumbar strain that sent him to the disabled list on July 5.
  • Davis closing in on 3rd straight 40-HR campaign
    It's hard to hit the ball as hard as Khris Davis hits it and remain utterly anonymous. It takes a whole series of factors. But Davis mashes baseballs year after year. Nobody really saw it coming.
  • The record you didn't know the A's could set
    The A's are surging in 2018 thanks mostly to an elite defense and tons of power, but they're also on the verge of a mark that would be the perfect remark on baseball as its played today. They may be the first team to not have a single bunt hit all season.
  • This A's arm is an AL West game-changer
    Given the collection of stars that play in the American League West, it's no surprise that the division is also home to an array of elite tools.
  • A's extend condolences to Lockard family
    The A's on Thursday extended their sympathy to writer Melissa Lockard of The Athletic following the passing of her husband, Chris, who lost his two-month battle with cancer Wednesday.
  • Every 30-30 season, ranked by club
    The marvel of the 30-30 club is predicated on the rare combination of speed and power it takes to swipe 30 bases and bash 30 homers in the same season.
  • A's nicknames for Players' Weekend
    For the second consecutive year, Major Leaguers will put their personalities and passions on the field when Players' Weekend takes center stage during all games from Friday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 26
  • A's Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Athletics have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Oakland's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
  • A's maintain 2nd WC spot despite loss in 12th
    The A's simply don't lose, or so it seems these days, but a 2-0 defeat to the Mariners in 12 innings on Wednesday afternoon at the Coliseum hardly shook them.
  • A's embarking on 'significant' 20-game stretch
    Seeking sustained success, the A's will soon be tested with a stretch that features a game on 20 consecutive days without an off-day -- 13 of those games will be against postseason hopefuls.
  • A's top M's, move 1 game back in AL West race
    Mike Fiers allowed two runs in six innings, and Jed Lowrie hit a tiebreaking homer in the third inning for his 100th career blast to lift the A's past the Mariners, 3-2, on Tuesday. The A's are now one game back of the Astros, who suffered their fifth straight loss, for the AL West lead. Robinson Cano went 1-for-4 in his first game back from his 80-game suspension for the Mariners. Felix Hernandez made his first career relief appearance after James Paxton left in the first inning after being hit on the arm by a comebacker.
  • Chapman reaches over tarp for spectacular grab
    Third baseman Matt Chapman, who has made a nightly habit out of igniting oohs and aahs, raced through the Coliseum's expansive foul territory for a remarkable reaching catch over the tarp.
  • Best August trade in A's franchise history
    While the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline rightfully garners the lion's share of attention when it comes to each year's trade season, there have been numerous deals struck during the month of August that have been impactful down the stretch and in subsequent years. Here's a look at the best August trade each team has ever made.
  • Chapman elaborates on fan support message
    Matt Chapman's earnest appeal for a boost in support at the Coliseum is all over the internet. The more views, the better, Chapman maintains.
  • Inaugural A's HOF class includes Eck, more
    Baseball Hall of Famers Dennis Eckersley, Rollie Fingers, Rickey Henderson, Catfish Hunter, and Reggie Jackson; 1989 World Series MVP Dave Stewart; and former A's owner Charlie Finley will be enshrined in team history forever as members of the inaugural class of the Athletics Hall of Fame, the club announced today. The class will be honored during a pregame ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 5, when the team hosts the New York Yankees.
  • A's hold off M's in 9th to pad Wild Card lead
    Jed Lowrie and Matt Chapman combined for six hits and six RBIs behind a stellar Sean Manaea, but Blake Treinen had to dig deep in a three-run ninth as the A's held on for a 7-6 win over the Mariners, creating some breathing room in the American League Wild Card race, at least for 24 hours.
  • Beck has big game for Beloit
    Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Monday.
  • Cotton, Triggs, Blackburn begin throwing
    The A's don't appear to need pitching help at the moment. But on Monday they received good news on a trio of injured starters: Jharel Cotton, Andrew Triggs and Paul Blackburn began throwing programs, manager Bob Melvin said.
  • Chapman is a star on the rise for surging A's
    A's third baseman Matt Chapman was positioned toward the middle of the left side of the infield, about where the shortstop would set up in a normal alignment, in a game earlier this month.
  • Lowrie leads way as A's close division gap
    Not long after the Mariners pulled off a four-game road sweep of the first-place Astros on Sunday, the A's overcame a late-inning scare to close out a series-clinching victory in Anaheim and pull within 2 1/2 games of the division lead. Jed Lowrie collected his 1,000th career hit with a double in the first inning and added a two-run homer, his 18th, extending his career-high. Francisco Arcia clobbered his third homer in his 11th Major League game, bringing his slugging percentage to .533. Both teams' bullpens struggled as 14 pitchers saw time on the mound, but Blake Treinen quelled the Angels' late rally with a perfect ninth to earn his 30th save.
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