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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]

Too many errors, walks spell loss for A’s

MINNEAPOLIS — Sure, the A’s bullpen is a mess. Yes, the defense is surprisingly inept. And still another nit wriggled in to pick Thursday: too many walks. With rainstorms fast approaching, Oakland [Read entire story]

A’s Fernando Rodriguez pitches well after promotion

MINNEAPOLIS — Needing still more relief help, the A’s called up right-hander Fernando Rodriguez from Triple-A Nashville on Thursday. Rodriguez, unlike recent bullpen call-ups Chad Smith, R.J. Alvarez and Ryan Cook, [Read entire story]

Twins crush Kazmir, A’s bullpen 13-0

MINNEAPOLIS — Just a month removed from arthroscopic elbow surgery, Coco Crisp returned to hit leadoff for the A’s on Wednesday, usually a very good thing for the team. [...] the A’s bullpen injected its usual [Read entire story]

A’s keep hot-hitting Billy Burns

MINNEAPOLIS — Oakland’s hot bat stayed with the team and in the lineup on Wednesday, as the A’s decided to option out more veteran outfielder Craig Gentry and keep rookie Billy Burns. “It’s just an honor to be [Read entire story]

Jesse Chavez pitches Oakland A’s past Twins

MINNEAPOLIS - A great way to avoid using a problematic bullpen - the only way, really - is a tremendous outing from the starting pitcher. On Tuesday at Target Field, Jesse Chavez, relegated to that same struggling [Read entire story]

Josh Reddick named co-AL Player of the Week

MINNEAPOLIS — Josh Reddick had such a good week, he wound up sharing American League honors with one of the red-hot Astros. Reddick and Houston second baseman Jose Altuve were named co-AL Players of the Week on [Read entire story]

A’s bullpen falters again in loss to Twins

R.J. Alvarez entered in an admittedly tough situation in the sixth, and not only couldn’t hold a one-run lead but also served up a three-run homer to Torii Hunter. Oakland wasted Stephen Vogt’s first career grand [Read entire story]

A’s beat: Billy Burns, R.J. Alvarez recalled from minors

Billy Burns, R.J. Alvarez recalled from minors ARLINGTON, Texas — With both halves of the A’s leadoff platoon — Sam Fuld and Craig Gentry —in funks at the plate, the team brought up speedy rookie outfielder [Read entire story]

Bullpen failure leaves A’s with loss despite 6-run inning

The A’s jumped to a four-run lead over the Rangers in the seventh, but the bullpen gave it all back in the bottom of the inning. Cook walked the next two batters, R.J. Alvarez replaced Cook, and Rougned Odor sneaked [Read entire story]

A’s use seven-run eighth to beat Texas

The first seven innings at Texas, though, had a distinctly April feel, with Colby Lewis hog-tying the A’s, as he so often does, holding them to two hits in his six scoreless innings. The eighth inning spun around to [Read entire story]

1st-place Astros rally in 9th to sweep A’s

“We did a lot of good things right today, but we’re doing just enough to lose games right now, depending on which facet of the game,” said manager Bob Melvin, who was ejected in the fourth inning for arguing balls [Read entire story]

Ryan Cook rock solid in return to A’s

Ryan Cook returned from Triple-A Nashville on Sunday and looked much more like the All-Star reliever of 2012 than the pitcher who struggled on and off last year and this spring. Cook needed just 13 pitches to retire [Read entire story]

Jesse Chavez and A’s give up 1 hit too many

ANAHEIM — Making a spot start because of Jesse Hahn’s blister, Jesse Chavez turned in an excellent outing that included just one mistake. Kole Calhoun clubbed a two-run homer off Chavez in the third inning — the [Read entire story]

Thursday is day of reckoning for A’s Ben Zobrist

Zobrist’s health status is still something of an unknown, even after the A’s multipurpose player hit in the batting cage Wednesday, from each side. Zobrist, who had a cortisone shot Monday evening, said he still [Read entire story]

Royals’ pitchers punished after weekend tiffs with A’s

ANAHEIM — Kansas City starter Yordano Ventura, who hit A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie in the elbow Saturday for Lawrie’s hard slide into second base one night earlier, was fined an undisclosed amount [Read entire story]