OAKLAND -- Coco Crisp’s two-out, bases-loaded triple in the fourth inning on Tuesday night gave the A’s a three-run lead in what had been a 1-1 game. But to a team that had lost five in a row, and an offense that has struggled to come up with clutch hits recently, manager Bob Melvin said it "felt like about 10 runs at the time."
Shane Peterson hit a two-run homer, Colin Walsh had a two-run single, and Jose Martinez collected three hits to lead the River Cats past the Oklahoma City RedHawks 7-4 Tuesday night at Raley Field.
Republic FC can extend its home league USL Pro unbeaten streak to 10 matches when it plays the Wilmington Hammerheads at Bonney Field tonight at 8 p.m.
Glenn Dorsey might not be ready to play for several more months, but the 49ers feel he’s worth signing for a couple more years.
OAKLAND -- The A’s will skip right-hander Jason Hammel’s next turn in the rotation, lining up Sonny Gray, Jon Lester and Scott Kazmir to start the three games this weekend against the Los Angeles Angels, whom they’re battling for the division. But manager Bob Melvin stressed today that despite Hammel’s struggles since arriving in Oakland, the right-hander remains one of the A’s five starters.
NBA referee Dick Bavetta is retiring after a 39-year career in which he never missed an assignment.
Bruce Belden has been on the job for a matter of weeks, and he’s curious when the pace will settle a bit.