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Elephant Rumblings: Matt Harvey solid in first Triple-A appearance for A’s A’s Coverage: Gallegos: Anderson, A’s miss out on sweep of Astros… Shea: No sweep — A’s finally fall to Astros… Gallegos: Phegley returns from IL amid A’s crucial stretch… Poindexter:…

9 Facts about Oakland A's 9,000th franchise win When the Oakland A's beat the Astros on Thursday, they tallied their 9,000th win in franchise history. That dates back over a century to 1901, when the team began play in Philadelphia. Here are nine facts about those 9,000 victories. Numbers listed are through Thursday's games, so they don't count this past weekend.

Game #125: A's can't quite finish sweep of Astros He then got the next two hitters out and worked an 0-2 count to Alex Bregman, but he was unable to make the one final pitch he needed, and Bregman blasted a slider for a three-run dinger.

A's fall short of 4-game sweep of the Astros, still looking up in AL Wild Card chase OAKLAND - After another highly satisfying weekend, one of baseball's best teams is still on the outside looking in. The A's failed to sweep the AL West-leading Astros four straight, falling 4-1 on Sunday afternoon as Zack Greinke picked up his 200th career win.

Poll: Who Will Be The AL's Wild Card Teams? The Twins hold a 2.5-game lead over the Indians in the AL Central after today's action, and in addition to fighting for the division crown, both clubs are desperately trying to avoid facing even more competition in the AL wild card hunt.

Despite Sunday's loss, Athletics look to be at its best series win over the Astros Despite Sunday’s 4-1 loss, the A’s took 3-of-4 against the AL West-leading Astros.

Athletics can’t complete four-game sweep, fall to Astros in finale Zack Greinke pitched seven innings, allowing just Marcus Semien’s solo home run.

Game Thread #125 : A's vs. Astros Bottom of the sixth—the A’s need to rally for the sweep. Is this our inning? Let’s go, Oakland! Click here for first game thread.

Oakland A's podcast with Joey Friedman: A's have a shot at sweeping Astros in four games today Sfgate.com photo: Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson swings for an RBI-single off Houston Astros' Rogelio Armenteros in the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. On the A's podcast with Joey:.

Game #125: A's vs. Astros The A’s are one win away from a four-game sweep of the Astros! But in order to finish it off, they’ll have to beat Zack Greinke, making his third start for his new team after arriving in a deadline…

Oakland Athletics may have next bargain with Matt Harvey The Oakland Athletics may have found another bargain with Matt Harvey. It may be just one minor league start, but the A's have to be encouraged by his performance on Saturday. Welcome!

Giants and Athletics broadcasts will sound different Sunday with Kuiper brothers away With Duane and Glen Kuiper back home in Wisconsin for their father's funeral service, NBC Sports Bay Area has been making use of its deep bench. Henry Kuiper, a farmer and local softball legend in Racine, Wisconsin, died Wednesday at 94.

Fatrolf's Sunday Sketches: A's Heating Up For Crunch Time Edition The A's called up a new player, so you know what time it is! It's dog report time. Corban Joseph has two cute dogs, which look a lot like each other. This is very cute. I only have one dog, but if I put him next to a mirror, sometimes he thinks there's another dog and he looks confused and threatened.

AL Notes: Laureano, Harvey, Brusdar, Lourdes We'll kick off this Sunday by taking a look at some injuries and minor-league news around the Junior Circuit. Athletics ….

Takeways: A’s prove they belong with Astros The Oakland A’s have won three straight against the Houston Astros, cutting their deficit in the AL West race to 6 1/2 games.

A's make it three wins in a row over the Astros with a big 8-4 victory on Saturday Oakland - A's starting pitcher Chris Bassitt had to throw 31 pitches to get out of the top of the first against the Houston Astros on Saturday afternoon. That usually means two things:. Someone forgot to tell Chris Bassitt that he needed to conform to the standards of baseball on Saturday.

Game #124: A's Relentless Against Astros Pitching, Win Third in a Row Make it three in a row against the AL West Champs. But unlike the first two - both late-inning showdowns - today's win was as decisive a victory could be without entering blowout territory. The lineup was the star of the cause tonight, scoring 8 runs on 13 hits and 3 walks.

Athletics beat Astros for third straight time, positioned for series sweep After losing nine of their first 11 meetings with the Astros this season, they knocked them off for the third straight time and for the first time this year by more than a single run. Right-hander Chris Bassitt battled through an imperfect six innings, throwing a career-high 116 pitches while giving some much-needed rest to the A's bullpen.

Game Thread #124: A's vs. Astros The Astros cut into the A’s lead, but the good news is that Bassitt got through five and the A’s are 5-3 with jus four innings left to pitch.

Game Thread: Game 124 - A's vs. Astros The A’s are trying to make it 3 in a row against the Astros, and 4 in a row overall, following a physically and mentally exhausting 13 inning win last night. Chris…

Oakland Athletics: 6 things to know about the 2020 schedule We\u2019re not quite sure. But that\u2019s 19 games out the A\u2019s first 108 where they\u2019ll have to play against a 2019 World Series favorite. At least it sets up the next point well.

Takeaways: A’s rising to occasion in crucial stretch A’s have won two straight vs. Houston Astros for the first time this season, and have the New York Yankees next week.

Grossman's 1st walk-off wins it for the A's 3-2 Photo credit: @Athletics. By Lewis Rubman. In 13 innings Houston: 2 - 9 - 0 - 12 LOB Oakland: 3 - 8 - 2 - 6 LOB. OAKLAND, Calif.

Game 123: Lucky Number Thirteen Innings and Perfect Bullpen Magic Lead A's Over Astros and Verlander The A's are just a half game out of the playoffs, in the middle of the toughest stretch of baseball so far this season, and they have won the first two games of the homestand to ensure a split of this series, at least.

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