The Oakland Athletics called up outfielder Jake Smolinski from Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday and optioned right-hander Chris Bassitt to their top farm club.
Yankees answer A's in first inning
Josh Reddick put the A's on the board first with an RBI single, but Brian McCann's and Garrett Jones' RBI singles off Sonny Gray put the Yanks up 2-1 after 1 in the Bronx. Follow live
A recent study reveals Miami, Tampa Bay, and Oakland are MLB's most efficient teams when it comes to their payrolls.
It feels like just yesterday that we were embarrassing ourselves by predicting that the Red Sox and Marlins would play for the World Series while the Royals and Angels would flop. Instead of facing further public mortification by updating those predictions, we're focusing on a risk-free metric: intrigue. Specifically, the second-half story lines that intrigue our baseball enthusiasts the most. Enjoy.
AL manager Ned Yost has six strong candidates from which to choose, including strikeout wizard Chris Sale and league wins leader Dallas Keuchel.
Power Rankings: A's No. 24
Scott Kazmir has allowed only one home run in over 35 dominant innings on the mound, but there's no run support coming from the Oakland offense. MLB Power Rankings
Vogt, Kazmir could be named All-Stars
Stephen Vogt deserves a spot on the AL All-Star roster. If Vogt doesn't make it, Scott Kazmir would be a solid choice to represent the Athletics. David Schoenfield
The Kansas City Royals lead all teams with four All-Star starters, while Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals are top vote-getters.
Seattle rookie Mike Montgomery put together another fine start, pitching the Mariners past the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Sunday.
Mariners hold on to split series
Seattle RF Seth Smith's 2-RBI single was enough to secure the 2-1 win over the A's to split the 4-game series in Oakland. M's LHP Mike Montgomery gave up 1 run through 5 2/3 IP and Fernando Rodney earned the save. Box score
Sam Fuld goes deep to give A's lead
The A's RF hit his first home run of the season -- a solo shot to right -- to put his team up 1-0 entering the 4th inning vs. Seattle. Follow live
Rookie Kendall Graveman pitched seven innings to help hand Seattle ace Felix Hernandez his first loss in Oakland in nearly seven years, as the Athletics beat the Mariners 2-0 on Saturday.
Athletics edge out Mariners
Ben Zobrist drove in both of Oakland's runs but it was enough to beat the Mariners as Kendall Graveman and the A's bullpen held Seattle off the board. Box score
Nelson Cruz, Seth Smith, Brad Miller and Logan Morrison all hit two-run homers and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 9-5 Friday night for their third win in four games.
Final: Mariners 9, Athletics 5
The Mariners combined to hit four home runs, including a team-leading 21st from Nelson Cruz, to beat the A's in Oakland. It's Seattle's third win in its last four games. Box score
Mariners put up a five-spot
A five-run 8th inning turned a 4-3 nailbiter into a 9-3 lead for the Mariners, who are looking to improve to .500 on the road heading to the bottom of the 8th in Oakland. Follow live
Smith's shot puts Mariners in front
Seth Smith had been hitless in his past three games, but his two-run home run in the 6th inning ended that skid and gave the Mariners a 4-3 lead over the Athletics in Oakland. Follow live
Grantland: Plate discipline sparks A's Vogt
Ben Lindbergh sees the Athletics' Stephen Vogt continuing a breakout season in part because of his sudden acceptance of taking a walk. MLB breakouts and breakdowns
How the Cubs landed Addison Russell
This weekend last year, the Cubs got the prospect from the A's. Said Theo Epstein: "[Billy] Beane and I re-connected sometime in mid-June and he said he wouldn't do Russell for just [Jeff] Samardzija. He asked if there was a way to get Samardzija without Russell? We said no." Then what?
As the anniversary of what could be one of the great trades in Cubs history nears, revisit the process leading up to the July 4, 2014 deal that brought Addison Russell to Chicago.
Among Thursday's highlights: Jose Fernandez wins in his first start 13 months after Tommy John surgery, and Scott Kazmir stifles Seattle.
Right-hander Sonny Gray rejoined the A's after being hospitalized for two days due to gastiritis, but his return to the rotation is still unknown, A's manager Bob Melvin said.
Scott Kazmir pitched eight sparkling innings, Marcus Semien homered for the first time in nearly two months, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Thursday night.
Three's company for AL All-Star starting pitcher
The Rays' Chris Archer, the Athletics' Sonny Gray and the White Sox's Chris Sale each received two first-place votes among the six ESPN MLB experts asked to choose a starting pitcher for the AL All-Star team. ESPN's AL All-Stars
ESPN panel tabs Vogt as AL's top catcher
The Athletics' Stephen Vogt received the most first-place votes among catchers from a panel of six ESPN MLB experts asked to choose the AL's starting All-Stars. ESPN's AL All-Stars
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