Stros sweep A’s

Athletics prepare for Red Sox series

The Houston Astros (71-62, 2nd AL West) took care of home field, sweeping the Oakland Athletics (57-76, 5th AL West) by a combined score of 13 -4.  Last night, the A’s took an early 3-1 lead into the 8th inning when both George Springer and Jose Altuve slammed triples to close the game out for the Astros 4-3 .

The A’s Ross Detwiler went seven innings giving up only three hits and one run in that time.

Athletics 2“Ross was dominant out there today,” Oakland reliever Liam Hendriks said. “He did a really good job of keeping them off balance, and he did a really good job of spotting up his fastball. It’s a shame that we weren’t able to pull this one off for him.”

The A’s have little time to contemplate their road trip as they begin a three game home stand tomorrow evening against the Boston Red Sox. Taking the mound for the A’s will be Andrew Trigg (1-1. 4.39 ERA) while the Sox will send out LHP David Price (13-8, 3.97 ERA) to start the game.

Tickets for the series as well as the Angels series following are still available.  Be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Oakland A’s!

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A’s edge Brewers 5-3

The dry spell your Oakland Athletics had been suffering through ended yesterday as bats came alive for  Marcus Semiem, who had gone through a rough 0-15 stretch, but managed a two run triple in last nights victory.

“Early on, it felt like part of the last few days,” (no offense) A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “Then all of a sudden, toward the end of the game where it was on the line, our at-bats were a lot more intense, a lot more focused it seemed like, and we got some big hits, certainly from Marcus.”

The rubber game kicks off at 2:35 pm this afternoon.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and cheer on your Athletics before they hit the road again.

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Rangers bounce back after big loss

The Oakland Athletics (27-37)  hoped to sweep this four game stand against the Texas Rangers (40-25) and came out focused in game one, pounding the Rangers 14-5.  The Rangers got their revenge last night, beating back the A’s 10-6 on a three-run home run by Robinson Chirinos and home runs by Ryan Rua and Elvis Andrus.  In the win, the Rangers broke a four game losing streak to the A’s

“That was a big bounceback game for us,” Rangers manager Jeff Banister said after after the game.

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The Rangers are sticking around for two more games with Sonny Gray taking the mound for the A’s tonight going against Derek Holland who gave up three home runs in his last outing-against the Mariners last Friday.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your A’s.

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Athletics face Diamondbacks, Indians, Mariners, Royals, and Cubs this week

The Oakland Athletics have gotten off to a nice 4-2 preseason start.  This week they will face the Arizona Diamondbacks (today), Cleveland Indians (Wed), Seattle Mariners (Thur), Kansas City Royals (Fri) and the Cubs (Sat.)

Be sure to get your tickets today and help cheer on your Athletics!