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Seth Brown went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs in the Athletics 7-6 loss on Sunday against Houston.

Fantasy Impact: Brown opened up the game's scoring with a solo home run to open the second inning. He later launched a two-run long ball in the ninth inning. He finished the year with 20 home runs.

Category: Game Recaps


Tony Kemp goes deep Sunday

Sun, Oct 3rd 9:01pm EDT
By Ari Koslow

Tony Kemp went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and one run in the Athletics 7-6 loss on Sunday against Houston.

Fantasy Impact: After collecting four hits on Saturday, Kemp ended the season on a high note with his eighth home run of the season on Sunday.

Category: Game Recaps


Cole Irvin took the no-decision on Sunday against Houston, allowing four runs on five hits over six innings with four strikeouts and one walk.

Fantasy Impact: Irvin ended the season with a 4.24 ERA. He allowed three long balls to Astro hitters for the four runs.

Category: Game Recaps


Matt Olson went 2-for-5 with one strikeout in the Athletics 10-4 loss on Saturday against Houston.

Fantasy Impact: Olson collected two singles in the game.

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Starling Marte went 2-for-5 with one RBI and one run in the Athletics 10-4 loss on Saturday against Houston.

Fantasy Impact: Marte opened the scoring with a triple that drove in Tony Kemp in the first inning. He later scored on a double hit by Chad Pinder.

Category: Game Recaps


Paul Blackburn took the loss on Saturday against Houston, allowing six runs on seven hits over two innings with two strikeouts and one walk.

Fantasy Impact: After Oakland gave Blackburn an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, he surrendered a three-run long ball to Yordan Alvarez the next half inning. He continued to get hit hard, allowing two more home runs in the outing.

Category: Game Recaps


Frankie Montas took the no-decision on Wednesday against Seattle, allowing two runs (zero earned) on four hits over six innings with seven strikeouts and one walk.

Fantasy Impact: Montas dominated the Mariners lineup, allowing just three hits over five shutout innings. The Athletics defense then blew his shutout in the sixth inning with multiple errors as both runs scored on a double hit by Jarred Kelenic. Montas still lowered his ERA to 3.37 on the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Chad Pinder went 1-for-4 with one RBI, one run and two strikeouts in the Athletics 4-2 loss on Tuesday against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Pinder took advantage of Tom Murphy dropping what would have been the third strike, connecting on a solo home run to dead center on the very next pitch off Mariners starter Tyler Anderson. He opened up the game's scoring with this solo home run to open the fourth inning.

Category: Game Recaps


Chris Bassitt took the no-decision on Tuesday against the Mariners, allowing one run on three hits over 3.1 innings with one strikeout and three walks.

Fantasy Impact: In his second start since coming off the injured list, Bassitt's pitch count jumped from 48 pitches to 67 pitches. He worked out of jams in the first and third innings before leaving the game with one out in the fourth inning after walking his third batter who went on to score.

Category: Game Recaps


Mark Canha went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and one strikeout in the Athletics 4-3 win on Sunday against Houston.

Fantasy Impact: Canha drove in Sean Murphy for the winning run in the ninth inning. He previously drove in Skye Bolt in the seventh inning with a two-out single.

Category: Game Recaps


Elvis Andrus went 2-for-3 with one run in the Athletics 2-1 win on Saturday against Houston.

Fantasy Impact: Andrus opened the bottom of the ninth inning with a single, scoring the winning run on a double hit by Starling Marte. He previously hit another single in the third inning.

Category: Game Recaps


Sean Manaea took the no-decision on Saturday against Houston, allowing one run on three hits over seven innings with eight strikeouts and one walk.

Fantasy Impact: After six shutout innings, Manaea allowed a solo home run to Kyle Tucker in the seventh inning. It is a nice bounceback performance after allowing at least four runs in each of his previous two starts.

Category: Game Recaps


Matt Chapman went 1-for-2 with one RBI, one run and one walk in the Athletics 4-1 loss on Wednesday against Seattle.

Fantasy Impact: Chapman opened up the bottom half of the fifth inning with a solo home run. It was his 27th long ball of the season.

Category: Game Recaps


James Kaprielian earned the win on Saturday against the Angels, allowing two hits over six shutout innings with five strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Kaprielian bounced back from a rough start against Texas, allowing just two base runners in six strong innings.

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Josh Harrison went 1-for-3 with two RBIs in the Athletics 5-4 win on Friday against the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Harrison opened up the games scoring with a single that scored Yan Gomes in the second inning. He later drove in Matt Chapman with a sacrifice fly in the third inning.

Category: Game Recaps


Yan Gomes went 1-for-3 with one RBI and one run in the Athletics 4-3 loss on Sunday against the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Gomes put Oakland on the board with a solo home run in the fifth inning. It was his first long ball since August 23. He has now collected at least one hit in three of his last four games.

Category: Game Recaps


Athletics starting pitcher Mike Fiers (elbow) is scheduled to make a rehab start with the organization's Triple-A affiliate next week. If all goes well, the 36-year-old could find himself in the big-league rotation before the end of the season. (Source: Martin Gallegos on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fiers opened the year on the injured list before making two starts in April and May. He has been out since May 8 with a sprained right elbow that required placement on the 60-day injured list. The right-hander allowed eight runs (including four homers) through 9.1 innings of work this season. He went 33-15 from 2018 to 2020 and could give the A's rotation a boost during the final weeks of the season.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors


A.J. Puk optioned to Triple-A

Wed, Sep 8th 8:10pm EDT
By Kamran Hoda

A's LHP A.J. Puk was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas. (Source: Matt Kawahara on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Puk struggled in his 2021 campaign for the A's. He recorded a 6.08 ERA, 1.80 WHIP, and 16 strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings pitched on the season.

Category: Transactions


Lou Trivino allowed three runs on one hit in 2/3 of an inning with one walk in a relief appearance on Saturday against Toronto.

Fantasy Impact: Trivino has now allowed seven runs in the span of two games after sitting out a week due to back spasms. He is going to have to work his way back into the Athletics closer role with the regular season coming to an end.

Category: Game Recaps


Jed Lowrie went 1-for-2 with three RBIs and one run in the Athletics 8-6 win on Thursday against Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: Lowire gave Oakland the lead early with a three-run long ball in the first inning, which was followed by a solo home run hit by Mark Canha. It is the first long ball Lowrie has hit since August 11.

Category: Game Recaps