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A’s waste 5-0 lead, lose 6-5 to Mets on Wilmer Flores’ homer

NEW YORK — All was going according to plan for the A’s on Saturday evening in New York after they jumped to a big early lead with Sean Manaea on the mound. Manaea made it through the first five innings with little [Read entire story]

A’s Ryon Healy ready to play after taking bad hop off face

NEW YORK — Ryon Healy hit in the batting cage Saturday, then took full batting practice with the team a day after getting clocked in the side of the face by a bad-hop bouncer. Healy wasn’t in the A’s lineup — [Read entire story]

A’s fall to Mets; Healy leaves after being hit by grounder

Paul Blackburn incurred his first big-league loss in four outings Friday and first baseman Ryon Healy left in the sixth after being struck in the head by a bad-bounce grounder. A throwing error by rookie third baseman [Read entire story]

Yoenis Cespedes wants to finish career in Oakland

NEW YORK — Here’s something for A’s fans to look forward to a few years down the road, potentially: former Oakland star Yoenis Céspedes wants to finish his career with the A’s. In a rare interview conducted [Read entire story]

A’s held to 2 hits in 3-2 loss to Rays, winning streaks end

On Monday, rookie Daniel Gossett was mostly solid against Tampa Bay, but he gave up two homers and Oakland’s offense managed just two hits in a 3-2 loss. “It’s always nice to have a packed house, no question about [Read entire story]

New reliever Blake Treinen joins A’s, comes full circle

Scott Emerson, the A’s pitching coach, knew Blake Treinen when he was a starter in Oakland’s minor-league system, so Emerson had followed the right-hander’s career with the Nationals. “A lot of guys in this game [Read entire story]

A’s send Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson to Nats

The last remaining player from all three of the A’s 2012-14 playoff teams was traded Sunday when the A’s sent Sean Doolittle to the Washington Nationals, along with fellow reliever Ryan Madson. Doolittle, an [Read entire story]

Despite upheaval, A’s sweep Cleveland; strong start for Sean Manaea

Even on a day filled with distractions, with bullpen stalwarts Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson dealt before the game, the A’s didn’t break their stride Sunday in completing a three-game sweep of the defending AL [Read entire story]

Trade target Sonny Gray superb in A’s win over Indians

With scouts from the Astros, Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers and Blue Jays among those on hand at the Coliseum, Sonny Gray put together another strong start and in doing so probably hastened his departure from Oakland. Gray, [Read entire story]

A’s could get Jharel Cotton back soon; Andrew Triggs out for season

Oakland’s rotation, in flux much of the month, could have more clarity Sunday after Jharel Cotton throws a bullpen session that will determine if he can start Tuesday against the Rays. The right-hander, Oakland’s [Read entire story]

A’s set post-break rotation; what about Chris Smith?

SEATTLE — Oakland’s rotation coming out of the All-Star break will start, not surprisingly, with Sonny Gray. Gray, who last started Wednesday against the White Sox, will be working on eight days of rest when he [Read entire story]

Matt Chapman’s great play stands out in A’s loss to Mariners

The A’s fell to the Mariners and Felix Hernandez, as they so often do, this time 4-0, but rookie Matt Chapman turned in a spectacular play at third base, signaling the potential for something Oakland really needs in [Read entire story]

A’s beat Seattle; Chris Smith solid in first start

SEATTLE — He wasn’t exactly blowing hitters away in his first-ever big-league start, yet Chris Smith turned in some nice work as a fill-in for Oakland on Saturday. At 36 the oldest A’s pitcher ever to make his [Read entire story]

Franklin Barreto sent down but A’s expect him back soon, to stay

SEATTLE — Franklin Barreto was sent back to Triple-A Nashville, as planned, before Saturday’s game, but the young infielder knew the move was coming. Barreto hit .190 with two homers and four RBIs in 11 [Read entire story]

A’s Chris Smith dumbfounded over first career start

SEATTLE — When Triple-A manager Ryan Christenson told Chris Smith he was going to start against the Mariners on Saturday, the A’s oldest minor-leaguer was baffled. Do they know I’ve never started a game in the big [Read entire story]

Manaea wobbles early in A’s loss, big night for Nelson Cruz

[...] though, the Mariners had taken the lead and they — well, mostly Nelson Cruz — went on to a 7-2 win over the A’s, halting their four-game losing streak and eight-game home skid as well as Oakland’s [Read entire story]

A’s top Mariners, first win for Paul Blackburn, No. 500 for Melvin

Blackburn turned in another super outing to help Oakland beat the Mariners 7-4, earning his first big-league victory and helping Bob Melvin get his 500th win as manager of the A’s. “I was a lot more nervous this [Read entire story]

Chris Smith to be A’s oldest pitcher ever to make first big-league start

SEATTLE - At the age of 36, Chris Smith will get a spot start filling on Saturday - and in doing so will become the oldest A’s pitcher ever to make his first big-league start. Smith has made 63 big-league appearances [Read entire story]

A’s reliever John Axford struggles to find good groove

Many scouts have turned out to check out the back end of Oakland’s bullpen before the trade deadline at the end of the month, and while Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle are sure to garner interest, John Axford probably [Read entire story]

A’s offense perks up, Barreto’s blast beats White Sox

Oakland’s All-Star gave a little advice to the team’s youngest player Tuesday, and both provided all sorts of offense to a team starved for runs lately. The A’s belted four homers in a 7-6 win over the White Sox [Read entire story]