Ray Fosse, the catcher famous for being barreled over by Pete Rose in the 1970 All-Star Game and who went on to help the Athletics win two World Series and later became a popular broadcaster for the A's, has died.
Shohei Ohtani, the favorite for American League MVP, is the first player who also pitches ever nominated as a finalist for the Hank Aaron Award, which is given to the best offensive player in each league.
Athletics executive VP Billy Beane and manager Bob Melvin believed they had a playoff team this year, which is why Oakland's September stumble and frustrating finish remains perplexing to everybody involved.
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— AL batting champion Yuli Gurriel hit a winning RBI single in the ninth inning, and the AL West champion Houston Astros headed to the postseason with a 7-6 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
— Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker hit two of the Astros’ four homers as Houston locked up home-field advantage in the AL Division Series with a 10-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night.
— Matt Olson and Chad Pinder each homered and the Oakland Athletics beat Houston 8-6 Friday night, cutting the Astros’ edge for home-field advantage in the AL playoffs.
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— Jarred Kelenic stood outside the Seattle Mariners dugout with the crowd roaring and holding a placard with a phrase borrowed from a popular television show.
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— Mitch Haniger hit his 100th home run and third in two games, and the Seattle Mariners pulled within a half-game of the second AL wild card berth by beating the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Tuesday night.
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— Mitch Haniger hit two identical three-run homers and the Seattle Mariners gained precious ground in the AL wild-card race with a 13-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.
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The A's placed Elvis Andrus on the 10-day injured list with a fractured left fibula, which he suffered while scoring the winning run Saturday against the Astros.
— Mark Canha hit an RBI single with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Oakland Athletics again beat Houston with their final swing, edging the AL West-leading Astros 4-3 Sunday.
A's shortstop Elvis Andrus suffered an undisclosed left ankle injury while rounding third base before he scored the winning run Saturday against the Astros.
Oakland's Elvis Andrus sustained an undisclosed injury and was helped from the field after racing home from first base on a game-winning double by Starling Marte against the Astros.
— Frankie Montas pitched two-hit ball over seven innings and became the first Oakland pitcher in 20 years to reach 200 strikeouts in a season, helping the Athletics pound the Houston Astros 14-2 on Friday night to support their slim playoff hopes.
Chris Bassitt pitched three scoreless innings less than a month after surgery to repair facial fractures, but the Mariners rallied against Oakland's bullpen for a 6-5 victory Thursday.
— Chris Bassitt pitched three scoreless innings less than a month after surgery to repair facial fractures, but the Seattle Mariners rallied against Oakland's bullpen for a 6-5 victory Thursday and a four-game sweep that damaged the Athletics'...
Who is rising and falling as the end of the season rapidly approaches?
— Seattle manager Scott Servais has said the Mariners might need a nice winning streak during the September stretch run to make a real postseason push.
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