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7/21/2014 | Melvin, A's one of game's most successful unions

A's manager Bob Melvin has the respect of his peers, of his players and the media. What really underscores Melvin's strength in the dugout, however, is he has the respect of the A's front office, too.

7/20/2014 | Positive signs for Sogard in rare start

A slumping Eric Sogard has seen diminished playing time in recent weeks, but he was in the lineup Sunday for the first time this series with a chance to reverse these fortunes.

7/20/2014 | Twelve teams to receive supplemental '15 Draft picks

Major League Baseball's version of the Draft lottery doesn't attract nearly as much attention as its NBA and NHL counterparts, mostly because baseball's top picks aren't determined randomly like they are in the other sports. But for 12 big league clubs, the Competitive Balance Lottery will provide them with a valuable extra selection in 2015.

7/20/2014 | A's bats provide plenty for dominant Gray vs. O's

The A's secured Sunday afternoon's 10-2 series win over the Orioles with much ease, getting yet another superb start from Sonny Gray to complement a frenzied offense that was firing on all cylinders.

7/20/2014 | No robot needed: LeGrande throws first pitch

Virtually bonded more than a year ago through the first telerobotic first pitch in Major League Baseball history, A's reliever Ryan Cook and Nick LeGrande have since become good buddies. And, on Sunday, they were reunited for another ceremonial first pitch, this time in person at the Coliseum.

7/20/2014 | Kazmir out to build on dominating first half

Fresh off his appearance in the Midsummer Classic, Scott Kazmir will oppose Houston's Brett Oberholtzer for the third time this season, as the A's open their series against the Astros on Tuesday in Oakland.

7/20/2014 | Rubber match set for tight O's-A's series

Baltimore will turn to Kevin Gausman and Oakland will go with Sonny Gray in the finale of a three-game series on Sunday at Coliseum.

7/19/2014 | A's can't pick up Hammel after early O's attack

The A's spent Saturday afternoon partying like it's 1989, but quickly lost much of the feel-good mojo upon taking the field. Playing in front of several members of the '89 World Series club, not to mention a sold-out crowd celebrating the 25th anniversary of the franchise's last championship, the 2014 A's exited the first inning down a quartet of runs and fell short in their comeback attempt in an 8-4 loss to the Orioles.

7/19/2014 | Rehabbing Reddick hot at plate in Minors

A's outfielder Josh Reddick's offensive production has been equally encouraging as his health, meaning his Minor League rehab assignment likely won't need to be extended past Sunday.

7/19/2014 | Hammel to face former club in second A's start

On Saturday at Coliseum, Jason Hammel will be facing the Orioles, a team he pitched for in 2012 and '13, in his second start with the A's. Wei-Yin Chen will start for Baltimore.

7/19/2014 | Donaldson's walk-off blast caps A's rally in ninth

Josh Donaldson made walk-off winners out of the A's on a first-pitch, three-run homer against Baltimore's Zach Britton in the ninth inning for a 5-4 series-opening victory on Friday night at the Coliseum.

7/18/2014 | 1989 champs like look of current A's

Could this be the A's team that gets back to the World Series? Members of the 1989 championship club believe so. The 1989 club was celebrating its 25th reunion on Friday at the Coliseum.

7/18/2014 | A's sign 25 of their 40 selections in Draft

The A's inked 25 of their 40 selections from the 2014 First-Year Player Draft in advance of Friday's 2 p.m. PT deadline, including each of their first 13 selections.

7/18/2014 | Reddick to be re-evaluated after this weekend

The A's began the second half without outfielder Josh Reddick, who will continue his Minor League rehab assignment through the weekend.

7/15/2014 | AL-Americans: Jeter, Trout spark victory

Mike Trout delivered the go-ahead hit and the game's first run, winning the All-Star MVP Award, but it was Derek Jeter who stole the show in his final Midsummer Classic. Jeter went 2-for-2 with a run scored to set the tone for the AL, which won home-field advantage in the World Series.

7/15/2014 | Samardzija stands with NL, but roots for AL ASG win

A's hurler Jeff Samardzija temporarily swapped allegiances during Tuesday's All-Star Game introductions, electing to stand by his former National League peers who got him there in the first place.

7/15/2014 | A's show strength in numbers at All-Star Game

Six A's players appeared in Tuesday night's All-Star Game, matching the most in franchise history. The A's fielded four of the American League's nine players on the field on two occasions in the AL's 5-3 win over the National League.

7/14/2014 | Right on Target: Stars align at Twins' home park

It's regarded as one of baseball's best parks, and Target Field will be on full display Tuesday night when the game's best players take the field for the 85th annual All-Star Game. "It's a big moment," said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. "It's a big thing for us. It's well-deserved. A lot of people have put a lot of work in here at the stadium."

7/14/2014 | Cespedes joins Griffey as repeat Derby champ

Yoenis Cespedes joined Ken Griffey Jr. as the only back-to-back Home Run Derby champions by defeating Todd Frazier in the final round at Target Field.

7/14/2014 | First-time All-Star Moss exemplifies A's approach

Sean Doolittle is one of only two homegrown players residing on a first-place A's roster. Sonny Gray is the other. The rest? "We get the label of castoffs a lot," said Brandon Moss. "For most of us, we were just in situations where there just wasn't an opportunity, and we end up here."

7/14/2014 | Cespedes taking in complete All-Star experience

In 2013, Yoenis Cespedes won the Home Run Derby, but he wasn't an All-Star. This year, in addition to repeating as Derby champ on Monday, Cespedes will play in the Midsummer Classic on Tuesday. Now Cespedes truly feels like an All-Star.

7/14/2014 | Donaldson, A's now getting recognition they deserve

The days of the Oakland Athletics being under-recognized, underappreciated or even undervalued seem to have departed. Good. You could tell those days were gone Monday by counting on the fingers of two hands how many Oakland players were on the American League All-Star team. Leading the All-Star parade for the A's is the one Oakland player elected to the starting AL team, third baseman Josh Donaldson.

7/14/2014 | Donaldson knocked out of Derby by mate Cespedes

Josh Donaldson welcomed an invitation to take his swings in the Gillette Home Run Derby alongside Oakland A's teammate Yoenis Cespedes on Monday. He didn't figure he'd be swinging against Cespedes to see who would advance.

7/14/2014 | Jeter leading off for power-packed AL lineup

The American League's high-powered starting lineup for Tuesday's All-Star Game is set, and fans won't have to wait long to see Derek Jeter step into the box.

7/13/2014 | A's return to action with Samardzija facing Orioles

In his two starts since being traded to the Athletics, Jeff Samardzija has been exactly what division-leading Oakland has needed. Samardzija will try to keep up his impressive American League debut when he takes the ball Friday against Baltimore.

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