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5 MLB Teams on the Rise in 2017

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 years 1 month ago
Spring training is winding down, and rosters are being finalized. As each of the 30 Major League Baseball clubs prepares to leave sunny Arizona or Florida, we take a look at five clubs capable of putting poor past results behind them. Expect these clubs to be on the rise in 2017.   Tampa Bay Rays Following a competitive 2015 and led by a strong starting rotation, underrated position...

A's scratch Gray

By The Sports Network, 3 years 9 months ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics scratched starting pitcher Sonny Gray from Tuesday's game against Colorado with flu-like symptoms. The club has recalled right-handed pitcher Chris Bassitt from Triple-A Nashville to start in his place. Bassitt joins the A's for the second time this year as he posted a 3.38 ERA in five relief appearances during his first stint from...

Colorado Rockies (33-42) at Oakland Athletics (34-44), 10:05 p.m. (ET)

By The Sports Network, 3 years 10 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics hope that Kendall Graveman can play the role of stopper on Monday night in the opener of a three-game series with the Colorado Rockies. The A's had won five in a row before running into the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals over the weekend. They mustered just seven runs in getting swept in the three-game set to fall 10 games under .500. ...

Oakland Athletics (33-41) at Texas Rangers (37-35), 2:05 p.m. (ET)

By The Sports Network, 3 years 10 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Sonny Gray tries to pitch the Oakland Athletics to a fifth straight win on Thursday when they go for a sweep in the finale of their three-game series with the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark. Gray was cruising against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Friday, but ran into trouble in the seventh inning as the Halos erupted for eight runs in the seventh inning. ...

Recap: Texas vs. Oakland

By The Sports Network, 3 years 10 months ago
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Reddick drove in three runs and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 6-3 victory on Thursday. Sam Fuld hit a two-run single and Ben Zobrist also brought in a run for the A's, who have won five straight games and nine of their last 11. "We're playing great baseball right now," said Reddick. Sonny Gray...

Recap: Texas vs. Oakland

By The Sports Network, 3 years 10 months ago
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Brett Lawrie hit a grand slam to lead the Oakland Athletics in an 8-2 win over the Texas Rangers in the second of a three-game set. Josh Phegley hit a two-run home run and Stephen Vogt added a two-run shot for the Athletics, who have won four straight. Kendall Graveman (4-4) gave up two runs on eight hits over seven-plus innings to pick up the win. ...

Recap: Texas vs. Oakland

By The Sports Network, 3 years 10 months ago
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Phegley hit a solo home run and drove in three as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Texas Rangers 8-6 to open a three-game series. Ben Zobrist hit a two-run homer while Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for the Athletics, who have won three straight. Jesse Chavez (4-6) picked up the win despite allowing five runs on eight hits...

A's activate Davis, Mujica from DL

By The Sports Network, 3 years 10 months ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics activated first baseman Ike Davis and pitcher Edward Mujica from the 15-day disabled list on Friday. Davis last played on May 13 due to a strained left quad, while Mujica has been shelved since May 22 with a fractured right thumb. Davis has batted .282 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 33 games with the A's this season. Mujica...

Recap: Oakland vs. San Diego

By The Sports Network, 3 years 10 months ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Kemp and Derek Norris each homered to back a solid start by Ian Kennedy as the San Diego Padres defeated the Oakland Athletics, 3-1, to snap a four-game losing streak. Kennedy (4-5) surrendered a run on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts over six innings. The Padres helped interim manager Pat Murphy to his first MLB victory. "It was a...

Recap: San Diego vs. Oakland

By The Sports Network, 3 years 10 months ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Eric Sogard's RBI single in the ninth gave the Oakland Athletics a 6-5 win over the San Diego Padres, who named Pat Murphy as their interim manager for the rest of the season Tuesday. Murphy had been the manager at the club's Triple-A affiliate in El Paso and took over a day after Bud Black was fired. Bench coach Dave Roberts guided the Padres on Monday in...
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