The Miami Herald
A's stay patient, make it a sweep
Yoenis Cespedes has been playing in the big leagues for less than a season and a half, but his eight years' worth of experience playing in Cuba helped engineer the A's 4-3 win Sunday over Kansas City, completing a three-game sweep of the Royals.
Rosales/Lowrie...Is It Damon/Long All Over Again?
Short answer: No. But remember in 2001 when the A's tanked out of the gate with Johnny Damon in LF and Terrence Long in CF, and then finally, in May, switched them -- and the team just took off and never looked back? In 2013, Oakland went with Jed Lowrie at SS for 6 weeks as Lowrie accumulated 5 errors and defensive zone ratings ranking somewhere ... (more)
The Miami Herald
Athletics again defeat Royals, 2-1
A sacrifice fly from the Athletics' Jed Lowrie and a subsequent tiebreaking RBI triple by Brandon Moss gave the Athletics two runs against longtime nemesis Ervin Santana in the sixth inning, and that was enough for Oakland to post a second consecutive 2-1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
Fri May 17, 2013
Oakland Athletics: 5 Key Takeaways from Series vs. Texas Rangers
Back on April 17th , the Oakland Athletics were sitting pretty atop the American League West, sporting a gaudy 12-4 record.
Wed May 15, 2013
Rangers' Bullpen Beats Oakland's
Throughout last season and even into 2013, the Texas Rangers couldn't get past the Oakland Athletics' bullpen.
A's bullpen allows 3 runs in loss
Bartolo Colon pitches to the Rangers in the first inning. He'd give up three runs in six innings.
Tue May 14, 2013
Dallas Morning News
Rangers among teams scouting unbeaten Japanese ace who's won 10 straight decisions
Shortstop Elvis Andrus had two mental mistakes in the series-opening loss. With the hit-and-run play on in the first, Andrus failed to swing, and Ian Kinsler was trapped between first and second.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Athletics 5, Rangers 1
Athletics 5, Rangers 1: Yoenis Cespedes and Brandon Moss hit back-to-back homers as host Oakland snapped Texasa four-game winning streak.
Sat May 11, 2013
M's can't get the clutch hit they need
The Mariners put constant pressure on the A's over the final three innings tonight with eight base-runners. But just one of those scored as the M's stranded two in the seventh, three in the eighth, and two more in the ninth.
Mon May 06, 2013
Blevins shows consistency in inconsistent role
Jerry Blevins entered Monday's series opener against the Indians as one of only six American League pitchers to have appeared in 16 games this season.
Sun May 05, 2013
Contra Costa Times
Oakland A's beat New York Yankees 5-4
Josh Donaldson hit his first home run in three weeks to break a tie in the eighth inning and lift the A's to a 5-4 win over the Yankees and a win in the weekend series.
Thu May 02, 2013
Ranking the Top 10 Closer/Setup Man Combos in MLB
Having reliable pitchers to insert into the eighth and ninth innings of a close game is essential for Major League Baseball teams that have World Series hopes.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
The Long(man) and Short of It
Like the inadequate concoction of the cocktail of your choice, the construction of the bullpen is lacking a key ingredient that leaves a bitter taste in your mouth.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
A's win with small ball in extras after Cespedes' HR
Previously lacking any of that late-game magic, let alone any magic that fueled their 2012 success, the A's finally found some just in time to avoid a four-game sweep at the hands of the Orioles on Sunday afternoon.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Marin Independent Journal
Oakland A's lose to Baltimore Orioles 3-0
Wei-Yin Chen remained close to unhittable against Oakland, as the Baltimore left-hander helped to craft the Orioles' 3-0 win over the A's by allowing two hits in eight innings Friday.