Travel in Oakland, CA

ANAHEIM -- Fernando Rodney's many quirks are well documented -- among them, of course, his sideways, flat-billed cap, and an imaginary arrow he shoots skyward when he locks down a save. But he may have something newfangled in the works. The A's newest bullpen addition, readying for a reversal in roles, with saves likely to be reserved for Oakland closer Blake Treinen, wouldn't reveal what he has in mind upon arriving in Anaheim on Friday.

OAKLAND -- Four perfect innings spelled out the beginning of Mike Fiers' A's tenure. The right-hander hardly played shy when introducing himself to the Coliseum crowd, striking out eight of his first 12 batters. Then the Dodgers got a hit. Yasmani Grandal's home run christened the fifth inning, simultaneously erasing Fiers' bid at a perfect game and a shutout. The A's won, anyway.

OAKLAND -- Ramon Laureano's Major League debut began with an 0-for-4. He was chasing pitches, swinging at changeups and sliders out of the zone. "I don't usually chase like that," he said. "I wasn't myself. I make adjustments."

New this year: an attempt to capture the Giant Sphinx Moth pollinating the orchid.

SAN FRANCISCO -- It was decidedly demolished, and Mark Canha knew it. His drop of the bat, subtle yet searing, said so. Canha's first career pinch-hit home run -- a go-ahead, two-run blast off lefty Tony Watson in the seventh inning -- catapulted the A's to a crucial victory that evened this Bay Bridge Series on Saturday night.

Mark Canha steps to the plate as a pinch-hitter in the 7th inning and clobbers a two-run homer to put the Athletics ahead, 4-3

SAN FRANCISCO -- Steven Duggar harmlessly grounded out to the pitcher in his first-bat of Friday's game. But from that 11-pitch at-bat, in which Duggar fell behind 1-2 and fouled off five pitches, it became evident the leadoff hitter was locked in. The Giants won, 7-1, to capture the first installment of the Bay Bridge Series. Duggar had a hand in five of those runs. In just his fourth career game, the 24-year-old went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBIs.

On June 12, the City of Oakland will hold a parade to celebrate the new NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors! There will be a number of street closures in the downtown and East Oakland areas and significant traffic delays are expected beginning the day before the parade and the day of the event. There will not be a rally at the end of the parade this year. Also, the parade route is shorter, see map below
Take AC Transit to the festivities…

Looking over the landscape of professional sports teams in Oakland, you’ll see the backs of the Golden State Warriors and the Raiders far off in the distance, scurrying away to half as worthy...

OAKLAND -- For Jonny Venters, getting the final out in Tampa Bay's 1-0 13-inning win over Oakland could be equated to riding a bicycle -- you never forget how. But the veteran left-hander had not ridden that bike in quite some time. Nevertheless, Venters came through and got the out the Rays needed to preserve the win while notching his first save since Aug. 22, 2011, against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

OAKLAND -- The A's lost a wealth of power from their lineup after placing Khris Davis on the disabled list Wednesday. However, the slugger's absence allowed infield prospect Franklin Barreto to rejoin the A's. Barreto, the club's No. 3 prospect per MLB Pipeline, was recalled from Triple-A Nashville ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Mariners and immediately inserted into the lineup.

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