A's 2013 game schedule


A's 2013 game schedule

1 Seattle
2 Seattle
3 Seattle
4 Seattle
5 at Houston
6 at Houston
7 at Houston
8 Off Day
9 at Los Angeles AL
10 at Los Angeles AL
11 at Los Angeles AL
12 Detroit
13 Detroit
14 Detroit
15 Houston
16 Houston
17 Houston
18 Off Day
19 at Tampa Bay
20 at Tampa Bay
21 at Tampa Bay
22 at Boston
23 at Boston
24 at Boston
25 Baltimore
26 Baltimore
27 Baltimore
28 Baltimore
29 Los Angeles AL
30 Los Angeles AL

1 Los Angeles AL
2 Off Day
3 at New York AL
4 at New York AL
5 at New York AL
6 at Cleveland
7 at Cleveland
8 at Cleveland
9 at Cleveland
10 at Seattle
11 at Seattle
12 at Seattle
13 Texas
14 Texas
15 Texas
16 Off Day
17 Kansas City
18 Kansas City
19 Kansas City
20 at Texas
21 at Texas
22 at Texas
23 Off Day
24 at Houston
25 at Houston
26 at Houston
27 at San Francisco
28 at San Francisco
29 San Francisco
30 San Francisco
31 Chicago AL

1 Chicago AL
2 Chicago AL
3 at Milwaukee
4 at Milwaukee
5 at Milwaukee
6 at Chicago AL
7 at Chicago AL
8 at Chicago AL
9 at Chicago AL
10 Off Day
11 New York AL
12 New York AL
13 New York AL
14 Seattle
15 Seattle
16 Seattle
17 at Texas
18 at Texas
19 at Texas
20 at Texas
21 at Seattle
22 at Seattle
23 at Seattle
24 Off Day
25 Cincinnati
26 Cincinnati
27 Off Day
28 St. Louis
29 St. Louis
30 St. Louis
1 Off Day
2 Chicago NL
3 Chicago NL
4 Chicago NL
5 at Kansas City
6 at Kansas City
7 at Kansas City
8 at Pittsburgh
9 at Pittsburgh
10 at Pittsburgh
11 Off Day
12 Boston
13 Boston
14 Boston
15-17 All-Star Game (New York, NY)
18 Off Day
19 at Los Angeles AL
20 at Los Angeles AL
21 at Los Angeles AL
22 at Houston
23 at Houston
24 at Houston
25 Los Angeles AL
26 Los Angeles AL
27 Los Angeles AL
28 Los Angeles AL
29 Toronto
30 Toronto
31 Toronto
1 Off Day
2 Texas
3 Texas
4 Texas
5 Off Day
6 at Cincinnati
7 at Cincinnati
8 Off Day
9 at Toronto
10 at Toronto
11 at Toronto
12 at Toronto
13 Houston
14 Houston
15 Houston
16 Cleveland
17 Cleveland
18 Cleveland
19 Seattle
20 Seattle
21 Seattle
22 Off Day
23 at Baltimore
24 at Baltimore
25 at Baltimore
26 at Detroit
27 at Detroit
28 at Detroit
29 at Detroit
30 Tampa Bay
31 Tampa Bay

1 Tampa Bay
2 Texas
3 Texas
4 Texas
5 Houston
6 Houston
7 Houston
8 Houston
9 Off Day
10 at Minnesota
11 at Minnesota
12 at Minnesota
13 at Texas
14 at Texas
15 at Texas
16 Los Angeles AL
17 Los Angeles AL
18 Los Angeles AL
19 Minnesota
20 Minnesota
21 Minnesota
22 Minnesota
23 at Los Angeles AL
24 at Los Angeles AL
25 at Los Angeles AL
26 Off Day
27 at Seattle
28 at Seattle
29 at Seattle

Vallejo-native, free agent-to-be Sabathia after Yankees loss: 'This is my home'


Vallejo-native, free agent-to-be Sabathia after Yankees loss: 'This is my home'

C.C. Sabathia couldn't save the Yankees' 2017 season. And now he has a decision to make.

After nine seasons in New York, the 37-year-old hits the free agent market this winter.

With career earnings nearing $250 million and a 2009 World Series ring already on his resume, would the Vallejo-native consider coming home to play for the A's? That's a question that was posed to Insider Joe Stiglich last week.

While it's a possibility, based on comments after Saturday's ALCS Game 7 loss to the Astros, it sounds like Sabathia doesn't want to leave The Bronx.

“I feel like this is a young team, and we will turn this into something great. This is my home, and I want to see this thing through," Sabathia told reporters, according to The Associated Press.

Astros win two straight vs Yankees, advance to take on Dodgers in World Series


Astros win two straight vs Yankees, advance to take on Dodgers in World Series


HOUSTON -- Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined on a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.

Just four years removed from their third straight 100-loss season in 2013, the Astros shut down the Yankees for two straight games after dropping three in a row in the Bronx.

Next up for the Astros: Game 1 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. Los Angeles opened as a narrow favorite, but Houston aces Dallas Keuchel and ALCS MVP Justin Verlander will have plenty of rest before the matchup begins at Dodger Stadium.

Houston has never won even a single World Series game. The only previous time the Astros made it this far, they were a National League team when they were swept by the Chicago White Sox in 2005.

Now, manager A.J. Hinch's club has a chance to win that elusive first title, while trying to boost a region still recovering from Hurricane Harvey.

Houston improved to 6-0 at Minute Maid Park in these playoffs and became the fifth team in major league history to win a seven-game postseason series by winning all four of its home games.

Morton bounced back from a loss in Game 3 to allow two hits over five scoreless innings. Starter-turned-postseason reliever McCullers limited the Yankees to just one hit while fanning six over the next four.

Combined, they throttled the wild-card Yankees one last time in Houston. Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and their New York teammates totaled just three runs in the four road games.

CC Sabathia entered the game 10-0 with a 1.69 ERA in 13 starts this season after a Yankees loss. But he struggled with command and was gone with one out in the fourth inning.

Houston was up 2-0 in fifth when former Yankees star Brian McCann came through for the second straight game by hitting a two-run double after snapping an 0-for-20 skid with an ground-rule RBI double to give Houston its first run on Friday night.

The Yankees, trying to reach the World Series for the first time since 2009, lost an elimination game for the first time this season after winning their first four in these playoffs. New York struggled on the road this postseason, with this loss dropping the team to 1-6.

After going 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position through the first three innings, the Astros got on the board with no outs in the fourth with the 405-foot shot by Gattis off Sabathia which made it 1-0.

Altuve launched a ball off Tommy Kahnle into the seats in right field with one out in the fifth for his fifth homer this postseason. It took a while for him to see that it was going to get out, and held onto his bat until he was halfway to first base before flipping it and trotting around the bases as chants of "MVP" rained down on him.

Altuve finished 8 for 25 with two homers and four RBIs in the ALCS after hitting .533 with three homers and four RBIs in the ALDS against Boston.

Carlos Correa and Yuli Gurriel hit consecutive singles after that before Kahnle struck out Gattis. McCann's two-strike double, which rolled into the corner of right field, cleared the bases to push the lead to 4-0. Gurriel slid to avoid the tag and remained on his belly in a swimming pose at the plate for a few seconds after he was called safe.

It was just the second Game 7 in franchise history for the Astros, who dropped Game 7 to the Cardinals in the 2004 NLCS 13 years ago today.

Sabathia allowed five hits and one run while walking three in 3 1/3 innings. He wasn't nearly as sharp as he was in a Game 3 win and just 36 of the 65 pitches he threw were strikes.

Morton got into trouble in the fifth, and the Yankees had runners at the corners with one out. Bregman fielded a grounder hit by Todd Frazier and made a perfect throw home to allow McCann to tag Greg Bird and preserve Houston's lead. McCann held onto the ball despite Bird's cleat banging into his forearm. Chase Headley grounded out after that to end the inning.

A night after Springer kept Frazier from extra-bases with a leaping catch, Judge returned the favor on a ball hit by Yuli Gurriel. Judge sprinted, jumped and reached into the stands to grab his long fly ball before crashing into the wall and falling to the ground for the first out of the second inning.

Springer had another nifty catch in this one, jumping in front of Marwin Gonzalez at the wall in left-center to grab a ball hit by Bird for the first out of the seventh inning.