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A’s Boog Powell working hard to get out of slump

Rookie Boog Powell, stuck in a 1-for-18 funk entering Monday’s game, spent the last week doing extra work with hitting coach Darren Bush and assistant hitting coach Marcus Jensen. “It’s been a [Read entire story]

Renato Nuñez, pitchers expected to join A’s on Tuesday

SEATTLE — Triple-A Nashville’s season ends Monday, so Oakland’s next batch of September call-ups are expected to join the club Tuesday. Among them: slugger Renato Nuñez, who is tied for second in [Read entire story]

After building early lead, A’s lose in ninth on wild pitch

SEATTLE — The A’s absorbed one gut-punch Wednesday when they scored eight times in the fourth but went on to lose via a bullpen meltdown in Anaheim. Saturday was the latest iteration. Oakland led [Read entire story]

A’s Matt Joyce makes first start in center in 8 years

SEATTLE — Matt Joyce hadn’t played center field in so long, he’d forgotten when it last happened. “I was pretty sure it was high school,” Joyce said Saturday before a game at Safeco Field. [Read entire story]

A’s Paul Blackburn likely done for the season

SEATTLE — Right-hander Paul Blackburn is likely to be shut down the rest of the way because of a deep bone bruise on his right hand. Blackburn, struck by a line drive by Trey Mancini in the fourth [Read entire story]

A’s add top prospect to roster before loss at Seattle

SEATTLE — For a last-place team in rebuild mode, Sept. 1 means a chance to get a glimpse of the future as call-ups join the roster. Top prospect Franklin Barreto, who was up briefly earlier in the [Read entire story]

A’s call up Barreto, Moll; Phegley, Smolinski off DL

SEATTLE — With rosters expanding Friday, the A’s activated catcher Josh Phegley and outfielder Jake Smolinski from the disabled list and called up left-hander Sam Moll and infielder Franklin Barreto. [Read entire story]

Lengthy rehab has A’s Josh Phegley feeling good, hitting well

ANAHEIM — Josh Phegley will come off the disabled list Friday at Seattle, as anticipated, and the A’s catcher says he feels great after a lengthy rehab assignment. “It made sense, I’m not going [Read entire story]

A’s swept by Angels despite eight-run inning

ANAHEIM — Oakland’s bats finally showed up to the series at Angel Stadium, all at once in the same inning, but the Angels played the long con en route to nailing down the three-game sweep. The A’s [Read entire story]

A’s strand more runners, Smith allows more homers in loss to Angels

ANAHEIM — Some unfortunate trends are happening again for the A’s, many of them converging Tuesday in an 8-2 loss to the Angels — who have taken the first two games of the series despite Mike Trout’s absence. [Read entire story]

Dustin Garneau’s nice night for naught in A’s loss to Angels

ANAHEIM — On a night when little Oakland offense was in evidence, Dustin Garneau fared well at the plate and behind the plate Monday. Garneau, who is from nearby San Pedro and lives down the street [Read entire story]

A’s Jed Lowrie concerned about Houston flooding

ANAHEIM — Jed Lowrie was back in Oakland’s lineup Monday after taking a foul ball off his left shin during his third plate appearance Sunday. “It’s considerably better,” said the A’s second [Read entire story]

Pinder’s homers, Lowrie’s doubles spur A’s win over Texas

It was a two-fer day for Chad Pinder and Jed Lowrie, Pinder homering twice and Lowrie, fittingly, hitting a pair of doubles. Between them, they accounted for five RBIs and four runs in Oakland’s 8-3 [Read entire story]

September callups to include Phegley, Barreto, Nuñez, Smolinski

Oakland’s September call-ups will come in waves, with two joining the team in Seattle next week: catcher Josh Phegley and left-hander Sam Moll. When the team returns home Sept. 4, [Read entire story]

A’s end Zach Britton’s record save streak but lose in extra innings

BALTIMORE — Oakland played catching up most of the day at Camden Yards, right into the ninth inning. That’s when the A’s, facing a man who had converted 60 consecutive saves, ended that string, a [Read entire story]

A’s trade Rajai Davis to Red Sox

BALTIMORE — Rajai Davis’ second tenure with Oakland ended Wednesday, when the A’s traded the outfielder to Boston for Dominican outfielder Rafael Rincones, 18. Davis, who blasted a game-tying [Read entire story]

Jed Lowrie homers in A’s loss; why he might be sticking with Oakland

BALTIMORE — Even with a last-place team, there are intriguing questions, and one of the more interesting developments in the last month concerns Jed Lowrie’s future. Going into July, it was a given [Read entire story]

Jed Lowrie homers in A’s loss; why he might be sticking with Oakland

BALTIMORE — Even with a last-place team, there are intriguing questions, and one of the more interesting developments in the last month concerns Jed Lowrie’s future. Going into July, it was a given [Read entire story]

A’s Boog Powell hits 1st HR, will meet the Orioles’ Boog Powell on Tuesday

BALTIMORE — The Boog Powells — Boogs Powell? — will meet at last Tuesday at Camden Yards. The A’s rookie, nicknamed Boog since he was a small child in order to distinguish him from his dad and [Read entire story]

A’s Boog Powell hits 1st HR, will meet the Orioles’ Boog Powell on Tuesday

BALTIMORE — The Boog Powells — Boogs Powell? — will meet at last Tuesday at Camden Yards. The A’s rookie, nicknamed Boog since he was a small child in order to distinguish him from his dad and [Read entire story]