• Athletics designate popular catcher Vogt for assignment

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Already told he would be cut, catcher Stephen Vogt asked the Oakland Athletics to announce his departure Thursday rather than be a distraction before a game against Houston the previous night.

  • Mike Fiers wins 4th straight decision as Astros beat A’s 5-1

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Carlos Correa homered, Mike Fiers struck out five over six innings to win his fourth straight decision, and the majors-best Houston Astros won for the ninth straight time in Oakland, beating the Athletics 5-1 on Wednesday night.

  • A’s agree to deal with 1st-round pick Beck for $5.3 million

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have agreed to a contract with first-round draft pick Austin Beck.

  • Springer hits 20th homer, Astros launch 3 to beat A’s 4-1

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As good as the Houston Astros have been at home this season, they’ve been even better on the road while piling up wins at a ridiculous rate.

  • Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman returns from disabled list

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Aroldis Chapman rejoined his New York teammates Sunday ready to pitch again after more than a month on the disabled list, and the struggling Yankees couldn’t wait to have their flame-throwing closer back in the bullpen.