Matt Buschmann and rehabbing Drew Pomeranz limited the Reno Aces to three hits over eight innings and Alden Carrithers had two doubles to pace the River Cats to a 4-3 victory Saturday night before an announced crowd of 13,168.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Saturday began on a high note for the Giants, who welcomed back Marco Scutaro to his customary second spot in the lineup for the first time all season. It ended on an all too familiar one, with starter Ryan Vogelsong giving a strong outing in a losing cause, the victim of a remarkable lack of run support.
Jake Elmore had a two-run double and Alden Carrithers and Andy Parrino added run-scoring singles in a four-run second inning to lead the River Cats past the Reno Aces 6-3 on Friday night at Raley Field before 11,095 fans.
Andrew Susac hit a two-run homer and Adam Duvall a solo shot to account for host Fresno’s runs in a 3-2 victory over the River Cats. The Grizzlies had only four hits.
New A’s pitcher Jeff Samardzija is promoting his favorite sport overseas.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Josh Donaldson might have been looked at as arguing his case for inclusion in the Home Run Derby when he hit his 20th of the season in the sixth inning of the A’s 6-1 win over the Giants on Thursday afternoon. Turns out he didn’t need to. After the game, Donaldson said the Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista had already texted him extending a formal invitation to compete in this year’s Derby in Minneapolis, which Donaldson was only too happy to accept.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants made a roster move after Wednesday nights game, activating infielder Ehire Adrianza from the disabled list and optioning Juan Perez to Triple-A. Manager Bruce Bochy said this morning hed originally considered playing Adrianza today and giving shortstop Brandon Crawford a day off. Instead, Crawford is batting second against As left-hander Scott Kazmir.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Matt Cain recorded just his second win of the season Wednesday night. The Giants won for just the fifth time in Cains 15 starts. They also won for only the eighth time in their last 28 games, and the fourth time in their last 18 games at home.
The Giants have yet to play this season with the lineup they had envisioned for Opening Day, largely because of the lower back strain that has kept Marco Scutaro out the entire first half.
Jose Martinez’s two-run homer in the sixth inning tied the score, then Andy Parrino’s two-run single in the seventh inning gave the visiting River Cats the lead in their 6-2 win over Fresno.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Less than a week from the All-Star Break, there’s finally a target date for Marco Scutaro’s return to the Giants. Manager Bruce Bochy today said Scutaro will likely rejoin the Giants on Friday and be activated either Friday or Saturday.
OAKLAND -- Game two of this Bay Bridge series between the As and Giants, won by the As 6-1 on Tuesday night, could have been subtitled: "Variations on a bloop."
A’s outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will defend his Home Run Derby title Monday at Target Field, it was announced Tuesday.
Adam Duvall hit a pair of three-run homers to power the Fresno Grizzlies to a 14-2 victory over the River Cats on Tuesday night at Chukchansi Park.
As Jesse Chavez addressed reporters in the clubhouse following the As 5-0 win over the Giants on Monday night, his newest teammate and locker neighbor Jason Hammel stood off to the side, waiting for the media crowd to disperse. Chavez called out a playful, "Sorry, Jason!" To which Hammel responded:
Jake Elmore drove in the tying run in the seventh inning with a two-out single. After Elmore stole second base, Andy Parrino drove in the go-ahead run as the visiting River Cats beat Fresno 6-4 Monday night.
The River Cats scored four runs each in the first, third and fifth innings Sunday night en route to a 14-7 win over the host Reno Aces.
Friday, the A’s sent two future stars – shortstop Addison Russell, a first-round pick playing at Double-A Midland, and outfielder Billy McKinney, a first-round pick at Class-A Stockton – along with pitcher Dan Straily and a player to be named (Daric Barton?) to the Cubs for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. The deal made the best team in baseball even better.
OAKLAND -- Hours before his first start for the As, right-hander Jeff Samardzija was sitting in the middle of the clubhouse chatting with teammates and, in the words of manager Bob Melvin, "walking around with a smile pasted on his face."
A six-run first inning sparked the host Reno Aces to a 12-4 victory over the River Cats on Saturday night.
If anyone didn't think that the Oakland Athletics meant business, they certainly do now.
Andy Parrino‘s three-run homer highlighted a four-run first inning that sent the River Cats to a 6-4 victory over Reno on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at Aces Ballpark.
OAKLAND -- In this inaugural season of instant replay in Major League Baseball, Thursday night’s 4-1 A’s win over the Toronto Blue Jays provided one of the oddest uses of review yet.
OAKLAND -- Eric O’Flaherty last pitched in the major leagues a little more than a year ago, on May 17 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Since then, he has undergone and spent months rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. Thursday, the A’s activated the left-hander from the disabled list ahead of their series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Daric Barton's double in the bottom of the 15th inning gave the Sacramento River Cats their 11th walk-off win of the season, a 3-2 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies, and new record, during the Wednesday night game at Raley Field.
SAN FRANCISCO -- After allowing two runs in seven innings against the Cardinals but falling to 5-5 as the Giants failed to score for the third time in their last nine games, Ryan Vogelsong was asked what he thought of his stuff Wednesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy said center fielder Angel Pagan’s visit to back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins today provided no new diagnoses but some potential peace of mind for Pagan, who remains sidelined with a bulging disc and nerve irritation in his lower back.
For as historic and impressive as Tim Lincecums no-hitter against the Padres was last week, by definition it did not require Lincecum to pitch out of any big jams -- an often difficult task for the right-hander in recent seasons.
Jake Elmore singled to right with one out to score Shane Peterson and lift the River Cats past the Fresno Grizzlies 5-4 Tuesday night at Raley Field for their 10th walk-off win this season.