For the second time in his professional career on Thursday night, Athletics right-hander Sonny Gray started for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. The Smyrna native and former Vanderbilt standout earned the 9-2 win against the New Orleans Baby Cakes, pitching six innings, allowing two hits and no runs, while striking out seven on Throwback Thursday at […]
Jharel Cotton, who was originally slated to pitch against the Astros in an April 14 game that was rained out in Oakland, will get the start in Friday’s series opener in Houston against the Astros and veteran right-hander Charlie Morton.
What do you think the rotation will look like in May when Sonny Gray returns? Athletics beat reporter Jane Lee fields this question and more in the latest Inbox.
A couple of streaks came to a crashing halt in Sunday’s 11-1 loss by the A’s to the Mariners. Not only did the Mariners snap Oakland’s five-game winning streak, but they became the first team to tag A’s right-hander Andrew Triggs with an earned run this season.
Veteran third baseman Trevor Plouffe, inked by the A’s to a one-year deal this offseason, collected his 100th career home run in Oakland’s 3-1 victory over the Mariners on Friday night. It also happened to be the fourth in his last seven games, a game-tying solo shot off Hisashi Iwakuma in the fifth.
Mariners veteran Hisashi Iwakuma and young A’s lefty Sean Manaea will square off on Friday night in the second game of a four-game series at the Oakland Coliseum, with both hoping for better outcomes than their last outings.
James Paxton, having a breakout start to his fifth season for Seattle, will face spot starter Cesar Valdez on Thursday when the Mariners open a four-game series in Oakland.
A sound defensive display, combined with early offensive production — two components that had been missing from Oakland’s early-season showing — accompanied a power parade and pitching prowess in Wednesday’s 9-1 series-clinching victory over the Rangers.
Triggs allowed two runs to the Rangers on Tuesday night, but both were unearned, meaning he’s yet to allow an earned one this season, over a stretch spanning 17 2/3 innings — the longest season-opening streak by a starting pitcher in Oakland history.
Rangers left-hander Martin Perez will try to reverse his recent road troubles when he pitches against right-hander Jesse Hahn and the Athletics on Tuesday night.
A’s right-hander Andrew Triggs continued his early-season dominance, holding the Rangers to a pair of unearned runs over six strong innings in a 4-2 victory Tuesday night that put a stop to Oakland’s four-game losing streak.