Oakland Athletics

Cotton scratched from start with groin strain
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Athletics right-hander Jharel Cotton (8-10, 5.81) was scratched from Monday’s start in Detroit just minutes prior to first pitch. Raul Alcantara (0-1, 12.27) started in his place.

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Davis returns from paternity leave
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Slugger Khris Davis rejoined the Athletics ahead of Monday’s game in Detroit after missing four games on paternity leave for the birth of his son.

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Olson hits No. 22, homers in 4th straight game
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Athletics rookie Matt Olson has homered in four consecutive games after hitting a two-run shot in the third inning Monday at Detroit for his 22nd of the season.

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A's offense keeps rolling in win over Tigers
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Marcus Semien scored three times — twice on Jed Lowrie RBIs — and Matt Olson added his fourth homer in as many games, sending the Athletics to an 8-3 win over the Tigers on Monday at Comerica Park.

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Midland wins 4th straight Texas League title
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The Midland RockHounds are champions once again. The Athletics’ Double-A affiliate won the Texas League for the fourth consecutive season with a 1-0 win in a pitcher’s duel over Tulsa on Sunday night.

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Cotton, unbeaten in past month, faces Tigers
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The A’s and Tigers will meet in a series for the second time this season and first since the two squared off in Oakland during the first week of May.

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A's hit 3 HRs, including slam, in win vs. Phils
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The homecoming of Athletics second baseman Joey Wendle spoiled the comeback of Phillies right-hander Henderson Alvarez at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday.

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A's 'pen falters after rain delay in loss to Phils
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Catcher Jorge Alfaro’s two-out, two-run homer with the score tied in the bottom of the sixth inning lifted the Phillies to a 5-3 win over the Athletics on Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park.

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Manaea tries to get back on track vs. Phillies
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The Phillies will employ their 11th starting pitcher of the season in Sunday’s rubber game against Oakland, sending former Oakland Athletics pitcher Henderson Alvarez to the mound against A’s lefty Sean Manaea (10-10, 4.65 ERA).

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Inbox: Will Athletics bring Lowrie back?
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Beat reporter Jane Lee answers questions about Jed Lowrie, the club’s catchers and more.

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Olson showing off his power and potential
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While the baseball world remains infatuated with the exploits of Phillies rookie first baseman Rhys Hoskins, the Oakland A’s have a first-year first-base phenom of their own in Matt Olson, who introduced himself to Philadelphia in a big way early in Friday’s 4-0 win over the Phillies.

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A's back Cotton early, even series at Fenway
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This time, Doug Fister couldn’t stop the bleeding in the first inning. And this time, the righty’s struggles carried later into the outing. The result for the Red Sox was a 7-3 loss to the Athletics on Wednesday night at Fenway Park that reduced Boston’s lead over the Yankees to three games in the American […]

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