A’s magic number remains 1 after loss to Twins

Unable to clinch on their own grounds Sunday afternoon, the A's will move the party to Seattle. A 5-1 loss to the Twins in their regular-season home finale, combined with a Rays win, kept their magic number at one as they head north while the champagne remains on ice.… Read More
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Wild walk-off cuts A’s magic number to 1

The A's magic number is down to one. They practiced celebrating ahead of time following yet another walk-off victory over the Twins on Saturday evening, a 3-2 affair that ended when a bases-loaded wild pitch skipped past Matt Chapman with two outs in the ninth inning, allowing Stephen Piscotty to score under the watch of right-hander Trevor Hildenberger.… Read More
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Wild walk-off cuts A’s magic number to 1

The A's magic number is down to one. They practiced celebrating ahead of time following yet another walk-off victory over the Twins on Saturday evening, a 3-2 affair that ended when a bases-loaded wild pitch skipped past Matt Chapman with two outs in the ninth inning, allowing Stephen Piscotty to score under the watch of right-hander Trevor Hildenberger.… Read More
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Khrush’s walk-off HR cuts A’s magic number to 3

It was Mark Canha who delivered a pinch-hit, two-run homer that tied the game in the sixth, and Khris Davis who ended it with his second homer of the night and Major League-leading 45th of the season, a walk-off solo shot off right-hander Matt Magill for a 7-6 series-opening win over the Twins on Friday night. The A's magic number dropped to three with their third straight win, though they remained 1 1/2 games behind the Yankees for the top American League Wild Card spot following New York's win against the Orioles. They also sit 3 1/2 back of the first-place Astros in the AL West with eight to play.… Read More
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A’s amaze with 21-run eruption in rout of Angels

The A's brought out the heavy lumber on Thursday vs. the Angels, as eight starters crossed the plate at least twice in a 21-3 thumping at the Coliseum as Oakland moved closer to clinching a postseason berth.… Read More
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A’s encouraged after Manaea’s surgery

The A's aren't ready to rule out Sean Manaea for 2019. Encouraged by the results of his arthroscopic shoulder surgery Wednesday, the A's hope to have the left-hander back by the end of next year's campaign.… Read More
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Piscotty’s 5 RBIs help A’s cut magic number to 6

Stephen Piscotty homered and drove in five runs to power the A's to a 10-0 win over the Angels on Wednesday night at the Coliseum, which lowered Oakland's magic number to six. Piscotty and Jed Lowrie each hit a two-run double during a six-run fourth inning. Brett Anderson tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings to help Oakland end its three-game losing streak. Angels starter Felix Pena allowed six runs over four innings while the Halos mustered only four hits.… Read More
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Cahill nears return, could start this weekend

Trevor Cahill could return to the A's rotation this weekend. The right-hander used all of his pitches in a 35-pitch bullpen session at the Coliseum on Wednesday afternoon, reporting no pain in his back. He's missed two starts because of discomfort in the rhomboid muscle.… Read More
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