Oakland A's

July 1, 2015 5:31 PM

A’s see reason for optimism despite record at season’s halfway point

The A’s are nine games under .500 at 36-45 after 81 games

Since falling to 14-30 on May 22, they have the second-best record in the A.L.

Manager Bob Melvin says bullpen and defense must improve in second half

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