Oakland A's Eliminated In Wild Card; Now Must Deal With Ballpark Issues

ForbesThe season is over for the Oakland A's, but the political intrigue surrounding a new ballpark on the Howard Terminal site adjacent to the waterfront near downtown Oakland is ongoing. The A's lost the American League Wild Card Game, 5-1, to the Tampa Bay ...

October 3rd 2019


Oakland Athletics drop ninth consecutive winner-take-all games with latest wild card loss

USA TODAYOn Oct. 21, 1973, the Oakland Athletics won the franchise's fifth World Series title with a Game 7 victory over the New York Mets. Forty-six years later, the victory stands as the most recent winner-take-all victory for the franchise. Since then, the A's have lost ...

October 3rd 2019


How the Rays, the team with the smallest payroll in baseball, aren't just surviving, but thriving

ESPNOAKLAND, California -- In the middle of the visiting clubhouse at Oakland Coliseum grew the puddle of beer, a foot or so in diameter and a couple inches deep. The smoke had cleared on the Tampa Bay Rays' American League wild-card game victory over ...

October 3rd 2019


Rays' Victory Sets Stage for a Pitchers' Duel in Playoffs

The New York TimesIt was Yandy Diaz, the Tampa Bay Rays' muscular leadoff man, on Wednesday who drove a fastball from the Oakland Athletics' Sean Manaea over the right-field wall at the Coliseum. Diaz did it again in the third inning, between homers by his teammates ...

October 3rd 2019


Wednesday's baseball: Rays eliminate A's, reach ALDS

The Detroit NewsOakland, Calif. — Yandy Diaz slugged baseball's lowest spender into a matchup with mighty Houston, Charlie Morton silenced the powerful Athletics on the mound, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Oakland at its own game 5-1 in the AL wild-card round ...

October 3rd 2019


Oakland A's fans pack coliseum for huge tailgater before big Wildcard game

KGO-TVOAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The party started early at the Oakland Coliseum with gates opening at 11 a.m., the parking lot teaming with cars, six hours before the scheduled start of the single elimination game between the hometown A's and the Tampa Bay ...

October 3rd 2019


Tampa Bay Rays 5, Oakland Athletics 1: WILD CARD WINNERS

DRaysBayThe narrative for this game is easy: the Rays flipped the script on the Bashin' Oakland A's. Sandwiched between the Yandy Diaz opposite field homers on offense was Avisail Garcia, who absolutely punished a baseball 115 mph off the bat in the second for a ...

October 3rd 2019


Rays vs. A's takeaways: Yandy Diaz brings the power, Oakland squanders its chances and more

CBSSports.comThe Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night prevailed over the Oakland Athletics in the American League Wild Card Game at [checks notes] RingCentral Coliseum (TB 5, OAK 1). So the Rays are advancing, and the A's have seen their season draw to a close.

October 3rd 2019


A's vs. Rays: An electric atmosphere in Oakland

San Francisco ChronicleThe Oakland Coliseum hosted its first playoff game since 2013. The tarps were off. Any reservations about committing time and effort to the A's were gone. From the thousands of Chapman jerseys in the crowd, clearly the concern about investing money and ...

October 3rd 2019


A's and Rays: A Wild-Card Matchup of Overachievers

The New York TimesOAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland A's and the Tampa Bay Rays are linked in baseball's consciousness, cousins from opposite coasts with rhyming nicknames, tarps often draped over empty seats in the upper deck and a knack for doing more with less.

October 3rd 2019