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Bullpen blows it again in A’s loss to Angels

A solid effort by starter Jesse Chavez and plenty of power went for naught, as reliever Evan Scribner was hit and hit hard in the eighth inning, serving up a tying homer to Mike Trout and then the go-ahead blast by Kole [Read entire story]

A’s switch-pitcher Pat Venditte hopes DL stint is short

ANAHEIM — At the age of 29, reliever Pat Venditte finally got the call to the big leagues June 5. “It went from pure joy, getting called up and being asked to help the team as much as I’ve been able to do, to this [Read entire story]

A’s, back in funk, waste good Sonny Gray start

A good burst to start the month had the A’s suddenly feeling as if maybe a fourth consecutive playoff run wasn’t altogether out of the question, despite the team’s many injuries. “It starts to wear on us as a [Read entire story]

A’s pick 4 college pitchers on 2nd day of draft

The A’s, with a long history of success drafting and developing college pitchers, went back to that Tuesday after taking two shortstops the first day of the major-league draft. Four of Oakland’s eight picks Tuesday [Read entire story]

Pirates beat Giants 5-2 to complete sweep

All of that was in evidence Wednesday at AT&T Park, where the Pirates won 5-2 to complete a three-game sweep, even though the Giants jumped in front early for the fourth game in a row. Jordy Mercer’s homer to left [Read entire story]

Klay Thompson sits behind A’s dugout

Some A’s players — well, OK, it was Josh Reddick — expressed disappointment Friday when Warriors star Stephen Curry chose to attend the Giants’ game against the Braves over the A’s-Yankees game. Another [Read entire story]

Oakland A’s win first home series of season

An overcast morning turned into a bright, sunny afternoon at the Coliseum, and the A’s had a lot of items checked off on their wish list. Billy Burns and Stephen Vogt kept hitting, Jesse Chavez finally was rewarded [Read entire story]

Sonny Gray helps A’s tame Yankees 6-2

Things seem to be moving in the right direction for the A’s, who have taken the first two games against the Yankees — Oakland’s first consecutive home wins of the year — and have won five of the past seven [Read entire story]

A’s beat: A.J. Griffin to head to Stockton for rehab

A.J. Griffin is moving ever closer to returning to the A’s, and now the team can point to a date of sorts. Griffin will start a rehab assignment with Class A Stockton on Tuesday, and the maximum time he can spend on [Read entire story]

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]