Felix Hernandez pitched eight strong innings and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics, 3-2, in the opener of a three-game set at Safeco Field.

The New York Yankees have obtained left-handed pitcher Jeff Francis from the Oakland Athletics for a player to be named and cash.

The New York Yankees acquired left-handed pitcher Jeff Francis in a trade with the Oakland Athletics on Friday.

If the Seattle Mariners intend on challenging the Oakland Athletics in the American League West this season, this weekend would be a nice jumping off point.

If there is to be a rematch of the 1989 Bay Bridge World Series this year, it might be almost as big of a mismatch as the last one if the last four days are any gauge.

Justin Morneau, who won an MVP and a Home Run Derby as a member of the Minnesota Twins, will try to hit a few more shots over the wall in Minneapolis next week.

All-Star Scott Kazmir capped the best first-half of his career with one of his best starts yet.

There have been scooters in the clubhouse, pies in the face, and enough facial hair to keep the local barber in business if the players sporting the unruly beards and hairstyles suddenly decided to practice good grooming habits.

Matt Cain pitched six innings to secure his first win in nearly two months and Hunter Pence homered and drove in two runs in San Francisco's 5-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

New Oakland starter Jason Hammel appears excited about getting thrown right into the mix of his club's interleague rivalry.

Sonny Gray piled up eight strikeouts in a seven-inning performance, and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants, 6-1, in the second edition of the Bay Bridge Series.

Jesse Chavez tied a career-high with nine strikeouts over six innings and the Oakland Athletics blanked the San Francisco Giants, 5-0, in the opener of four straight contests of the Bay Bridge Series.

The Bay Bridge Series between the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics resumes Monday night at O.co Coliseum.

Jeff Samardzija arrived at the ballpark nearly five hours before making his first start with his new ballclub.

Josh Donaldson homered to back Scott Kazmir, as the Oakland Athletics topped the slumping Toronto Blue Jays, 5-1.

The Oakland Athletics have made a bold move to bolster their starting rotation, acquiring pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs in a blockbuster deal.

The beginning of July's first blockbuster trade occurred about a month ago, when Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane called Chicago Cubs executive Theo Epstein to ask about Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.

The Oakland Athletics pulled off the first big trade of the baseball season Friday. Now they'll try to secure a series win over the Toronto Blue Jays at O.co Coliseum.

The Oakland Athletics have reportedly bolstered their starting rotation with the acquisition of pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs.

Sometimes, all it takes is a change of scenery. For the Oakland A's, they got just what they hoped for in a return home Thursday after their most recent road trip concluded with a three-game sweep at the hands of the Detroit Tigers.

Sonny Gray tossed seven innings of one-run ball and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-1, in the opener of a four-game set.

The Oakland Athletics reinstated left-handed pitcher Eric O'Flaherty from the 60-day disabled list and designated left- handed pitcher Jeff Francis for assignment, the club announced Thursday.

The rundown O.co Coliseum will remain the home of the Oakland Athletics for another 10 years.

A pair of division leaders moving in opposite directions kick off a four-game series on Thursday night as the Toronto Blue Jays visit the Oakland Athletics.

Justin Verlander knows he isn't going to make a sixth straight All-Star team.

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