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A’s Coco Crisp nearing return from right elbow surgery

The outfielder, who’s coming off right elbow surgery, tweeted that he’ll begin a rehab assignment with Class A Stockton during its upcoming homestand. Crisp hasn’t played this season and got just 15 at-bats in [Read entire story]

A’S DRUMBEAT: Updates on Sean Doolittle, Coco Crisp and others in sickbay

With the A’s trainers’ room is so busy these days, let’s catch up on some health issues. Sean Doolittle threw off a mound for the first time since going on the DL with a strained rotator cuff. Asked if Crisp [Read entire story]

Knee surgery for A’s Zobrist

The A’s will be without their most versatile player for possibly four to six weeks. Ben Zobrist will have left knee surgery to trim a torn meniscus. Zobrist has started five games in left field, five at second and [Read entire story]

A’s lose 5-4 to Astros — all scoring in extra innings

Throw nine scoreless innings? Hit a two-run double in the 10th? The Astros scored their three 11th-inning runs off Eric O’Flaherty, who walked three batters, two of whom scored on Robbie Grossman’s single. In the [Read entire story]

A’s beat: Parker all smiles after outing

Parker all smiles after outing Jarrod Parker was the happiest man in the clubhouse a day after pitching his first game since Tommy John surgery. “I had a blast,” said Parker, who threw 56 pitches in 32/3 innings [Read entire story]

Maxwell’s hit gives Giants sweep of Dodgers

Yes, his 10th-inning walkoff single secured Thursday’s 3-2 victory and the Giants’ first sweep of the Dodgers since May 2013. [...] as the team flew to Denver for the start of a six-day trip that’ll conclude with [Read entire story]

Dream days for Giants outfielder Maxwell

Of all of Justin Maxwell’s big moments in Tuesday’s victory that snapped the Dodgers’ winning streak at seven games, he favored his eighth-inning catch of Yasiel Puig’s foul fly — which required sliding into a [Read entire story]

Giants get rings and then get back to winning

After their biennial pregame bling ceremony, the Giants played their cleanest overall game in more than a week and beat the Diamondbacks 4-1, ending an eight-game losing streak. Rookie pitcher Chris Heston, who also [Read entire story]

Giants beat: Javier Lopez adding 4th ring to collection

Giants beat: Javier Lopez adding 4th ring to collection When the Giants receive their championship rings in Saturday’s pregame ceremony, reliever Javier Lopez will become the only current big-leaguer with four [Read entire story]

Diamondbacks extend Giants’ woes with shutout

The Giants will bring an eight-game√ losing streak into Saturday night’s ring ceremony, and that’s no way to throw a party. Friday night’s 9-0 smackdown by the Diamondbacks extended the Giants’ losing streak [Read entire story]

Giants beat: Buster Posey gets breather against Rockies

Giants beat: Buster Posey gets breather against Rockies In the Giants’ ninth game of a season-opening stretch of playing 14 straight days, their best hitter took a break. Buster Posey was out of Tuesday’s lineup [Read entire story]

Giants’ offensive woes continue in loss to Rockies

Matt Duffy hit a lazy flyball to right field, and that’s your Giants replay. The defending champs have played two home games and scored once. “You’ve got to get those timely hits,” manager Bruce Bochy [Read entire story]

A’s loss to Mariners caps week of extreme highs and lows

“If you look at the people in this room, they’re all fighters,” catcher Stephen Vogt said. Cruz’s 10th-inning homer off Tyler Clippard was the difference, coming one day after his three-run homer off Eric [Read entire story]

A’s Reddick disappointed by misplay in first game back

In Josh Reddick’s season debut Sunday, he went 2-for-5 with an RBI single off Felix Hernandez and a ninth-inning double that started a four-run rally. Reddick dropped Robinson Cano’s two-out liner, and two Mariners [Read entire story]

A’s pitching, offense in high gear in rout of Mariners

“He’s the best hitter ever, isn’t he?” Drew Pomeranz said of Mark Canha, who had three more hits Friday night, including his first big-league home run, to help the A’s demolish the Mariners 12-0. [...] he [Read entire story]

Cody Ross excited to join A’s

Cody Ross excited to join A’s Cody Ross welcomed a return to the Bay Area. The MVP of the 2010 National League Championship Series in the Giants’ first of three title runs, Ross signed with the A’s on Wednesday [Read entire story]

Rookies get first hits as A’s rout Rangers 10-0

Mark Canha hit a three-run double in his first big-league game and wasn’t satisfied. In Oakland’s five-run rally in the third inning, Canha smacked Ross Detwiler’s pitch off the top of the wall in right-center, [Read entire story]

Shea: Henderson has plenty of faith in Zito

Rickey Henderson loved Barry Zito’s quote: “All of us non-first-ballot Hall of Famers shouldn't have more pride than Rickey,” Zito said on the A’s final day of spring training. With that, the pitcher headed to [Read entire story]

Longtime broadcaster Simmons was generous in, out of booth

First and foremost, broadcaster Lon Simmons was associated with the Giants, but A’s fans knew him in a different light, spending 15 years in Oakland’s booth. Long before the Giants’ recent title run, the A’s [Read entire story]

Ex-Giants prospect Gary Brown claimed by Cardinals

The Giants lost a former top prospect when center fielder Gary Brown was claimed off waivers by the Cardinals and assigned to Triple-A Memphis on Friday. Brown, 26, the 24th overall draft pick in 2010, was part of a [Read entire story]