Oakland Athletics

Overton has night of firsts in 'awesome' debut
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In his Major League debut, Dillon Overton pitched well enough to earn the win in Oakland’s 7-3 win over the Angels on Saturday night, the team’s third straight victory. With 28 friends and family in attendance, Overton gave his support staff plenty to cheer about over 5 2/3 innings.

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Davis' 3-run shot, stellar D lift A's over Halos
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Khris Davis’ three-run homer in the eighth inning powered the Athletics to a 7-4 victory over the Angels on Friday night at Angel Stadium.

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Surkamp gets another crack at Angels
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The A’s will send left-hander Eric Surkamp to the mound Friday at Angel Stadium, and the Angels will counter with veteran Jered Weaver, who tossed a three-hit shutout in Oakland in his last start.

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Semien's shot helps A's pay back Lincecum
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Marcus Semien hit a three-run homer in the second inning as the A’s posted a four-spot against Tim Lincecum, who held them to one run in six innings six days prior but was gone by the fourth in Oakland’s 5-4 win on Thursday night at Angel Stadium.

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Gray gets short series rolling vs. Brewers
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It’s been 14 years since the Brewers visited the Oakland Coliseum, their longest drought of any road venue. That ends beginning Tuesday. Jimmy Nelson starts for Milwaukee against Sonny Gray for the A’s in the opener of a two-game Interleague series.

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A's looking to spoil Lincecum's Angels debut
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Tim Lincecum will make his Angels debut and his return to the Bay Area on Saturday against the A’s at the Coliseum. The 1:05 p.m. PT matchup will be available free on MLB.TV. Rookie right-hander Andrew Triggs will start for Oakland.

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Graveman, A's meet Angels for weekend set
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Matt Shoemaker matches up against Kendall Graveman when the Angels and A’s start a weekend series in Oakland on Friday, with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m. PT.

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A's avoid no-hit fate, but fall in finale vs. Texas
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Rangers starter Colby Lewis came within three outs of a no-hitter in pitching his team to a 5-1 victory over the Athletics on Thursday afternoon at the Coliseum. The no-hit bid ended on a leadoff double in the ninth by Max Muncy as right fielder Nomar Mazara could not make a tough catch at the […]

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Smolinski has extra motivation vs. former club
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Jake Smolinski is hitting .311 in 20 games this season. He’s riding a five-game hitting streak — he’s hitting .500 over that stretch — and has started the last four games, all against left-handed pitchers, and has hit the ball hard throughout Oakland’s four-game series with Texas.

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Surkamp called upon for spot start vs. Rangers
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A pair of left-handers take the mound in the second game of a four-game set between the Rangers and A’s at the Coliseum on Tuesday. Martin Perez starts for Texas, and Oakland counters with Eric Surkamp.

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Returning home reverses Oakland's fortunes
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The A’s clobbered Rangers pitching on Monday night, racking up a season-high 14 runs and tying a season high with 17 hits in a 14-5 win. The outburst came after Oakland went 1-7 on its most recent road trip, averaging 2.6 runs per game.

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Manaea toes rubber in opener vs. Rangers
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Left-hander Cesar Ramos is expected to step into the Rangers rotation to replace Yu Darvish when they open a four-game series with the Athletics on Monday in Oakland.

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