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Peacock upped his game

HOUSTON — In the finale at Minute Maid Park, the A’s will face Astros starter Brad Peacock — who is, get this, 10-1 with 121 strikeouts in 922/3 innings. Yes, that is the same Brad Peacock who was [Read entire story]

A’s Matt Joyce getting it going against left-handers

HOUSTON — Matt Joyce started the season in a dreadful funk, batting .193 as late as June 9. Since then, he has lifted his average 43 points, and he’s starting to get regular at-bats even against [Read entire story]

Sean Manaea much improved, A’s still fall to Astros again

HOUSTON - Sean Manaea’s awful August took a better turn Friday, when the A’s left-hander faced one of his favorite opponents, the AL West leaders. Manaea typically is at his best against the Astros, [Read entire story]

A’s Chad Pinder learned versatility back home

This A’s road trip will be a significant one for Chad Pinder, who next week will be making his first-ever appearance at Camden Yards as a big-league player. Pinder grew up an Orioles fan in Poquoson, [Read entire story]

Casilla blows it again but A’s blaze back to beat Royals

What was rounding into an ugly tale about Santiago Casilla’s propensity for denying Chris Smith his first-ever win as a starter did a U-turn into an A’s comeback story Tuesday night at the Coliseum. After a hideous [Read entire story]

A’s Kendall Graveman gets first win since April

In the initial stages Sunday, Kendall Graveman’s outing had all the hallmarks of the A’s recent blah starting pitching: lots of good contact against him, runs, high pitch count. Graveman, Oakland’s most [Read entire story]

A’s won’t skip Sean Manaea in rotation

Despite Sean Manaea’s rotten stretch lately, the A’s have no plans to skip the left-hander’s next turn in the rotation, manager Bob Melvin said Sunday. Because Manaea threw just 28 pitches in the worst outing of [Read entire story]

Chris Smith gives up 4 homers in A’s loss to Orioles

For the second game in a row, Oakland’s starting pitcher had trouble keeping the ball in the park, not a real savvy approach. The power-happy Orioles belted four homers off Chris Smith, back in the rotation after a [Read entire story]

A’s cross Orioles off list at last

The four-game series against Baltimore at the Coliseum is the first time the teams have played since last year; Oakland already has completed the season series with six other American League teams. Baltimore had a great [Read entire story]

Rookie Jharel Cotton struggles again in A’s loss

Remember 11 months ago, when the pitcher, obtained just two months earlier in the Josh Reddick-Rich Hill deal with the Dodgers, was wowing everyone with his Bugs Bunny changeup and his sparkly ERA? After allowing three [Read entire story]

A’s Josh Phegley, Jake Smolinski on mend, may return in September

The A’s disabled list is the lightest it has been all year, and two more players are close to going on rehab assignments. Catcher Josh Phegley (oblique) is being worked back into batting practice, while outfielder [Read entire story]

A’s Bobby Wahl to see thoracic-outlet syndrome specialist

A’s reliever Bobby Wahl, who has spent most of this season on the disabled list after experiencing shoulder discomfort in May, will visit vascular surgeon Dr. Gregory Pearl in Dallas this week. Pearl is a specialist [Read entire story]

A’s young players drive 11-10 win over Angels

ANAHEIM — The A’s young Bat Pack launched a full-scale attack most of the day Sunday at Angel Stadium and almost by sheer force of will pushed Oakland past the Angels. Pinder contributed a personal-high four hits, [Read entire story]

A’s trade All-Star Yonder Alonso to Seattle

ANAHEIM - The A’s traded their 2017 All-Star on Sunday, sending first baseman Yonder Alonso to the Mariners in exchange for onetime Oakland prospect Boog Powell. Instead of withdrawing the revocable waivers, Oakland - [Read entire story]

Newcomer Garneau, Canha’s steal of home help A’s top Angels

ANAHEIM — One night before, local kid Matt Chapman was briefly Oakland’s hero before the Angels stormed back for the win, and Saturday, another player from Orange County provided the dramatics for the A’s. Dustin [Read entire story]

A’s outfielder Matt Joyce suspended for using anti-gay slur

Joyce, Oakland’s right fielder and leadoff hitter, was overheard by an Associated Press photographer while directing an anti-gay insult at a fan who had been heckling Joyce. Joyce responded to a text from The [Read entire story]

A’s add Dustin Garneau, designate Lavarnway for assignment

To make room for Garneau, the A’s designated catcher Ryan Lavarnway for assignment. Garneau hit .206 with a home run and six RBIs in 22 games with the Rockies, and he was batting .281 with 10 homers and 26 RBIs at [Read entire story]

A’s bullpen can’t halt stumbled in 8-6 loss at Anaheim

The A’s bullpen shot that all to heck, with Daniel Coulombe coming particularly unraveled in the Angels’ four-run seventh inning. Treinen, who is now filling Oakland’s closer role, struck out C.J. Cron, but [Read entire story]

A’s minor-leaguer died of painkiller overdose

ANAHEIM — A’s minor-leaguer Casey Thomas died May 1 of accidental fentanyl intoxication, according to the medical examiner in Maricopa County, Ariz. Fentanyl is a powerful opiate painkiller considered 50 to 100 [Read entire story]

Daniel Gossett sent down; A’s to go with 4 starters in short term

After turning in his best start as a major leaguer Wednesday, allowing one run in seven innings in Oakland’s 6-1 win over the Giants, Daniel Gossett was sent back to Triple-A Nashville on Thursday. [...] a tough one [Read entire story]