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Kansas City Royals
Royals, Guthrie head west, open series in Oakland
Now 12-3, the righty was responsible for five of those wins in July, finishing the month with a 1.03 ERA while never throwing fewer than 6 2/3 innings over that span.
Medford Mail Tribune
A's rally in ninth to down Astros
Slumping Brandon Moss hit a go-ahead single during a six-run rally in the ninth inning to lift Oakland past Houston 7-4 on Tuesday.
Shea: Trade talk
Jon Lester has replaced David Price as the most-talked-about chip on the market.
Jed Lowrie and the Will Middlebrooks conundrum
May 10, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks warms up during the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
The News Tribune
Jed Lowrie had three hits and drove in a run for the A's, who have the best record in baseball and are a season-best 25 games over .500.
Rangers' Lewis lashes out at Rasmus over bunt
This has not been a banner year for baseball's unwritten rules. Manager Bo Porter and the Astros were upset at Jed Lowrie of the Athletics for bunting to beat the shift in a seven-run game back in April, and in May the Red Sox got into it with the Rays' Yunel Escobar for stealing a base while up five.
MLB Team of the Week: Chris Sale, Chase Utley and Albert Pujols Star
Masahiro Tanaka will be unavailable for at least six weeks and may require Tommy John surgery after partially tearing his UCL, per MLB .com's Bryan Hoch .
The Winnipeg Free Press
Sonny Gray struck out eight to win his third straight decision, and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Tuesday night for their sixth consecutive victory.
The China Post
Samardzija debuts strong in A's vs. Jays
Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings to win his Oakland debut as the Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 Sunday to complete a four-game sweep.