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Ryon Healy's first career grand slam broke a tie in the sixth inning and the Oakland Athletics held on for a 6-4 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Sonny Gray pitched four-hit ball over seven innings, Adam Rosales and Matt Joyce hit back-to-back homers in the ninth and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 on Sunday.
Three teammates hit their first major league home runs in the same game. There's historical significance to that. Plus, Aaron Judge went deep ... again
Catcher Stephen Vogt was claimed off waivers from the Athletics by the National League Central-leading Brewers on Sunday.
Saturday's longest home runs
Aaron Judge's league-leading 26th blast was matched by the first of Michael Taylor's two home runs against the Reds. Matt Olson went deep twice for his first two career homers, while Troy Tulowitzki's 422-footer was his first since May 29.
Matt Olson hit his first two major league home runs, Jaycob Brugman and Franklin Barreto also launched their first career shots and the Athletics routed the White Sox 10-2 on Saturday.
Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer
Franklin Barreto homered in his debut, and Jaycob Brugman and Matt Olson added their first career homers as well to become the first trio in MLB history to hit their first HRs in the same game. Will that add up to enough runs to get fellow rookie Daniel Gossett his first career win?
Oakland was the worst defensive team last season and is the worst this season. Something as small as changing the style of infield shift they tend to use could do wonders for the A's.
Friday's longest home runs
Giancarlo Stanton's 458-footer was a missile off the bat, exiting at 112.4 mph on its way to clearing the statue at Marlins Park. Anthony Rendon's 454-foot blast was his longest since 2015. Matt Joyce and Khris Davis provided the A's all the offense they needed with their homers.
Athletics top prospect Franklin Barreto homered in his major league debut, blasting a two-run shot in Saturday's win over the White Sox. Oakland rookies Matt Olson and Jaycob Brugman also hit their first career homers.
Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer
Calling up Franklin Barreto is interesting for its timing. The A's No. 1 prospect in Keith Law's pre-season ranking (No. 56 on the top 100) put up a decent, not amazing .754 OPS in Triple-A. Top prospects usually don't shuttle up and down, but it might look like the window at shortstop is open between Chad Pinder's strained hamstring and Marcus Semien's rehab -- unless the A's want to shake up baseball's worst defense by making some position switches, or act on those Jed Lowrie trade rumors.
Khris Davis and Matt Joyce homered, Jharel Cotton pitched three-hit ball into the sixth inning before leaving with a blister on his right thumb and the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 3-0 on Friday night.
Oakland Athletics pitcher Jharel Cotton and shortstop Chad Pinder have left Friday night's game against the Chicago White Sox because of injuries.
Buster Olney recaps all of Thursday's MLB action, including another win for the Dodgers, Kyle Schwarber's demotion, the Astros' demolition of the A's and much more.
Josh Reddick homered and scored four runs, Jake Marisnick and Marwin Gonzalez each went deep and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 12-9 on Thursday.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Interesting decision by the A's to designate Stephen Vogt for assignment. He wasn't having a good season, hitting .217/.287/.357, but was an All-Star the past two seasons. They now have 10 days to trade him and given his minimal salary ($2.9 million), I could see some trading for him as a backup catcher.
Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt, who was an All-Star in 2015 and '16, was designated for assignment Thursday after struggling to a .217 average this season.
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.
Vargas hits 480-plus foot home run
Kennys Vargas' seventh home run of the season was not only Tuesday's longest, but it was also one of three that traveled more than 450 feet.
George Springer hit a leadoff homer to spark a five-run first inning and the Houston Astros once again made themselves at home in Oakland with an 8-4 victory over the Athletics on Tuesday night.
The Oakland Athletics have agreed to a contract with first-round draft pick Austin Beck.
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Earned Run Average4.7524th