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Longtime Bay Area sportswriter Ron Bergman dies

Writing with great verve and a keen wit, Ron Bergman was the quintessential reporter to cover the colorful Oakland A’s dynasty of the 1970s. The longtime Bay Area sportswriter, who also covered the Warriors, Raiders [Read entire story]

Jesse Hahn’s shutout heads up great day for Oakland A’s

Untroubled by extra baserunners, Hahn just kept plowing through the Detroit lineup, and he completed his first career shutout in the A’s 4-0 victory over the Tigers on Monday at the Coliseum. “He was some kind of [Read entire story]

Ex-A’s star Yoenis Cespedes returns to Oakland, questions team’s moves

Yoenis Cespedes, the former A’s slugger making his first return to the Coliseum since being traded last summer, remains surprised that the A’s dealt him to Boston last July. With reporter Jorge Ortiz interpreting, [Read entire story]

Graveman excels in return to rotation as A’s top Rays 5-0

Sam Fuld, a former Rays player who had been slumping a ton, followed with a bases-loaded two-run single, and successive errors on the play scored Mark Canha. Graveman, the best pitcher in baseball during the spring, had [Read entire story]

A’s Crisp headed back to DL, but neck surgery not an option

More rest, more rehab and more trigger-point therapy for his neck problem, which is considered a “mechanical” injury. Surgery, though, is not an option for the A’s outfielder, manager Bob Melvin indicated on [Read entire story]

A’s lose again: Kazmir: ‘We want to pull our hair out”

The A’s made an error in the fifth inning, putting runners at the corners, and the next batter, Tampa Bay’s Evan Longoria, walloped a three-run homer in the Rays’ 5-2 win over Oakland. “It’s like everyone is [Read entire story]

A’s Marcus Semien to be tutored by Ron Washington

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Marcus Semien gets constant reminders about his defensive difficulties. “I look up on MLB Network, and the number of errors is flashed up there every 10 minutes,” said the A’s shortstop, [Read entire story]

Oakland A’s stumble from very start in 3-0 loss to Rays

On Thursday at Tropicana Field - Oakland’s second stop on an all-juice trip after Minute Maid Park - a baserunning blunder right out of the gate set the tone for the A’s in an eventual 3-0 loss to the Rays. Billy [Read entire story]

A’s losing ways continue in 6-1 loss to Houston

HOUSTON — Now the A’s are losing games any old way, not just one-run games. Sure, they made another error Wednesday — paging Ron Washington — but Jesse Hahn pitched well and got next to nothing in terms of [Read entire story]

Slumping Crisp to see neck specialist

HOUSTON — Coco Crisp will see a neck specialist in Dallas on Thursday morning, and because his neck problems are chronic, dating back almost a year, there is a chance he could be shut down for an extended period or [Read entire story]

A’s might turn to Washington to help shore up defense

HOUSTON — The A’s, leading the major leagues in errors by a large margin, are considering reuniting with longtime infield coach Ron Washington, The Chronicle has learned. Washington is known as a terrific infield [Read entire story]

A’s pitchers beaten by long ball in Houston

HOUSTON — Even with Sonny Gray on the mound, the A’s couldn’t find a way to win consecutive games. [...] Oakland fell 6-4 to the power-happy Astros at Minute Maid Park. The A’s, who took the series opener 2-1 [Read entire story]

Oakland A’s avoid some usual pitfalls in 2-1 win at Houston

The A’s won, yes, a one-run game, 2-1, snapping a four-game losing streak. Eric Sogard provided the A’s with an RBI single in the second, and Brett Lawrie drove in his first run in 10 games with a base hit in the [Read entire story]

A’s drop another 1-run game, record is majors’ worst

Locked in a tie with the White Sox in the seventh inning Saturday night at the Coliseum, the A’s had played well defensively, and reliever Fernando Rodriguez entered the game and retired the first two men he [Read entire story]

More clarity on A’s injured pitchers

Parker might opt to visit other specialists as well; there is a possibility that he will need a third Tommy John procedure along with surgery to stabilize the fracture of the medial epicondyle of the humerus bone, the [Read entire story]

Oakland A’s use defense, homers to end losing streak

Great glove work even outshined the A’s three homers and a nice pitching performance by Drew Pomeranz in a 9-2 victory over Boston that ended Oakland’s six-game losing streak, the longest by an American League team [Read entire story]

A’s to welcome former All-Star Edward Mujica to bullpen

A’s to welcome former All-Star Edward Mujica to bullpen SEATTLE — Edward Mujica will join the A’s on Monday, just in time to face his former team, the Red Sox. Bench coach Mike Aldrete knows Mujica from his days [Read entire story]

A’s Jarrod Parker has broken bone in elbow

SEATTLE — Jarrod Parker’s hideous injury Friday night was diagnosed Saturday as a fractured bone in his right elbow, right where the graft for his surgically reconstructed ligament is anchored. Parker will require [Read entire story]

Errors hurt short-handed A’s in loss to Mariners

On Saturday night at Safeco Field, Oakland made four errors that led to two unearned runs in a 7-2 loss to the Mariners. The A’s are firmly in last place in the AL West, 8½ games behind the Astros, the team’s [Read entire story]

A’s drop game on night filled with losses

SEATTLE — A wretched start to the season keeps getting worse for the A’s. In a matchup for last place in the division with the Mariners, Oakland succumbed 4-3 in 11 innings on Friday when Logan [Read entire story]