Oakland News for June 16th 2013

Oakland A's fall to Joe Saunders, Mariners
OAKLAND — Joe Saunders and a scuffling Seattle bullpen did Friday what the New York Yankees couldn't all week by keeping Oakland's bats in check to eke out a 3-2 win over the A's. The left-handed Saunders (5-6) allowed just five hits and one run in More…

Oakland A's: Are They Really An Elite Team?
Jun 6, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Oakland Athletics shortstop Adam Rosales (17) is greeted by teammates in the dugout after hitting the go ahead home run during the tenth inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. The Oakland Athletics More…

Oakland A's sign top draft pick Billy McKinney
OAKLAND — Billy McKinney started his professional career Friday afternoon, standing in the left-handed batters box and took batting practice from A's manager Bob Melvin. Earlier in the day McKinney, the A's first-round pick in the draft, finalized his More…

Oakland police union comes out against spending for radio system repair
OAKLAND — A proposal to begin repairing Oakland's ailing public safety radio infrastructure has come under fire from the police union, which has been furious over the system's poor performance. Sgt. Barry Donelan, who heads Oakland's police union More…

Young has 3 hits in Athletics ' loss to Mariners
Mike Zunino hit his first career home run, a tiebreaking solo shot in the seventh inning, and the Seattle Mariners held on for a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night. "It felt good," Young said of the home run. "It would have felt a lot More…

Yoenis Cespedes returns to Oakland A's lineup, but Josh Donaldson, Coco
OAKLAND — The A's got Yoenis Cespedes back into the starting lineup Friday for the opener of a three-game set with the Seattle Mariners, but they've lost third baseman josh Donaldson, at least for one start. And center fielder Coco Crisp is on the More…

Young has 3 hits in Athletics ' loss to Mariners
Mariners Athletics Baseball. Security guards move in to break up a fight in the bleachers during the sixth inning of a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the Oakland Athletics Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. BEN MARGOT — AP Photo. More…

Oakland Athletics – PlayerWatch
3B Josh Donaldson (strained right hamstring) was out of the lineup Friday night against the Mariners. He came out of Thursday's 3-2, 18-inning win against the Yankees after the 15th inning when his hamstring cramped. Donaldson said he felt "better More…

Perez slams door for Mariners in 3 – 2 win over A's
Seattle Mariners' Oliver Perez celebrates with catcher Mike Zunino at the end of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Friday, June 14, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot). BEN MARGOT — ASSOCIATED PRESS. Story Photos: Mariners More…

Poole: Oakland A's built for October
OAKLAND — The beauty of baseball is that the A's dead sprint into the 2012 playoffs felt magical, too magical to be repeated, only to have their impressive charge toward the halfway point of this season drag us toward the undiluted truth. This is not More…

Oakland teachers approve new contract
(06-15) 12:58 PDT Oakland — After five years of bitter bargaining, Oakland teachers and district officials have ratified a one-year agreement that gives teachers an immediate 1.5 percent raise and a one-time bonus. That raise will grow to 2 percent if … More…

Oakland City Workers Poised To Strike – SF Appeal
Members of the city of Oakland's two biggest employee unions have voted by overwhelming margins to authorize a strike.
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Oakland Army Base Billboards, Called Blight By Critics, Inch Closer To Reality
The contentious plan to erect billboards on the soon-to-be redeveloped Oakland Army Base is heading into its final stages. The council next week is set to approve a swap of a portion of the property later to be site of one of the 70-foot lighted More…

Recap: Oakland vs. Seattle
Joe Saunders spun seven strong innings to guide the Seattle Mariners past the Oakland Athletics, 3-2, in the opener of a three-game set at The Coliseum. Saunders (5-6) was touched for just one run on five hits and struck out four to earn his second win More…

Oakland A's: Billy Beane's Mix & Match Masterpiece is Best in MLB over Past Year
Following the A's marathon 18-inning win and sweep over the New York Yankees, the national media is finally starting to take notice of the Oakland A's and what they have accomplished over the past 12 months of baseball. Earlier this week there was an More…

Oakland A's slammed by Seattle Mariners
OAKLAND — A's right-hander A.J. Griffin knows full well that one bad pitch can mean defeat when you're squaring off against Seattle's Felix Hernandez. What Griffin might not have known is that a 41-year-old catcher named Henry Blanco can still handle More…

Oakland Raiders: Ranking Their Five Biggest Rivals
September 23, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore (17) runs with the ball after making a catch in front of Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons (94) in the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders More…

Saunders sharp in Mariners' 3-2 win over A's
Seattle Mariners' Henry Blanco (33) is congratulated by Brendan Ryan (26) and Michael Morse (8), and Michael Saunders (55) after Blanco hit a grand slam off Oakland Athletics' A.J. Griffin in the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2013, More…

Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland A's Series Preview Q&A: Athletics
Time for another batch of questions for this series preview, this time with our friends at Athletics Nation.
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Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
His first stint with Oakland this season, he put up a 6.23 ERA, and was sent out again at the end of April. He came back on May 10, and entering Thursday, Chavez hadn't worked in eight days — he's the long man in the bullpen — but he had been More…

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