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2 hrs ago | Chico Enterprise-Record

A's lefty Jon Lester, formerly with Red Sox, knows all about hype

Jon Lester has some advice for his A's teammates about playing this weekend's critical series against the Los Angeles Angels.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jon Lester, Mike Trout, Garrett Richards, Sean Doolittle, Oakland Athletics

6 hrs ago | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Shoemaker leads Angels' bid for series sweep in Boston

Matt Shoemaker has been a pleasant surprise for the Angels this season, solidifying the club's rotation with command and consistency.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Matt Shoemaker, Baseball Players, Garrett Richards, Mike Trout, Jered Weaver

10 hrs ago | Halo Hangout

Angels Defeat Red Sox, Richards Suffers Devastating Injury

Aug 20, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Los Angeles Angels teammates gather around starting pitcher Garrett Richards after Richards was injured against the Boston Red Sox during the second inning at Fenway Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Daniel Nava, Garrett Richards, Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels, Boston Red Sox

14 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Marlins vs. Rangers | Wed., Aug. 20, 2014

Miami Marlins pitcher Nathan Eovaldi watches from the dugout in the first inning of an interleague Major League Baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Marlins Park in Miami.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Neftali Feliz, Baseball Players, Adrian Beltre, Leonys Martin, Nick Martinez

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Washington Post

Hamilton drives in 3 runs, Angels beat Red Sox 8-3

Josh Hamilton broke out of a slump with two hits and three RBIs, Howie Kendrick drove in two runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 to increase their AL West lead on Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Howie Kendrick, Mike Trout, Garrett Richards, Los Angeles Angels, Boston Red Sox

Contra Costa Times

Samardzija struggles as A's lose 8-5 to New York Mets

If the A's pitchers weren't able to put away the Mets with two outs in an 8-5 loss Wednesday, what will Oakland do when a team that really knows how to score runs shows up? The Mets, who are 27th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, had eight of their 10 hits come with two outs.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Lucas Duda, New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, Jeff Samardzija

BleacherReport

Angels, Athletics and Mariners All Contending in the Wild, Wild West

Such words have never been truer in the American League West, as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners all find themselves in possession of a playoff spot heading into play on Wednesday, August 20. If the season ended today all three teams would be heading to the postseason.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Mike Trout, Garrett Richards, Oakland Athletics, Jose Altuve, George Springer

Oakland Athletics

A's snap five-game skid, keep pace with Angels

The A's returned to the Coliseum on Tuesday in search of some answers. They had lost five straight games and seven of their last eight.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Dillon Gee, Oakland Athletics

SoDo Mojo

Hisashi Iwakuma Tosses A Gem, Mariners Down Phillies

Aug 19, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma pitches during the first inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Kyle Seager, Yoervis Medina, Dustin Ackley, Charlie Furbush, Domonic Brown

Chicago Cubs

Angels stay hot, lead AL West by one game

The catcher has had that type of year at the plate, and he came through again Tuesday night in Fenway Park, lining a Koji Uehara offering off the Green Monster to plate the winning run in the ninth inning and send the Angels to a 4-3 victory.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Kole Calhoun, Brock Holt, Daniel Nava, Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Crisp's 3-run triple helps A's halt slide

Coming off a miserable road trip when he went 2-for-23, Crisp grounded out and singled before lining an 0-1 pitch from Mets starter Dillon Gee down the right field line with the bases loaded.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Coco Crisp, Baseball Players, Scott Kazmir, Oakland Athletics, New York Mets, Dillon Gee

ESPN

Selig reiterates Athletics need new ballpark

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Bud Selig will likely leave his tenure as baseball commissioner early next year with one unsettled situation that has him "frustrated."

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball

Rant Sports

New York Mets Heading Into a Brutal West Coast Stretch

After splitting a four-game home series with the Chicago Cubs , the New York Mets will be hitting the road to take on the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Dodgers .

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Dee Gordon, Baseball Players, Jeff Samardzija, Scott Kazmir, Clayton Kershaw, Felix Hernandez

The State

Rounding Third: So how are those deadline deals working out?

It was pretty much a fait accompli that these two teams would be the last two standing come American League Championship Series time.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League Central, Los Angeles Angels, Kansas City Royals, Justin Verlander, Baseball Players

Bellingham Herald

Mariners' attack regresses in 4-1 loss to Phillies

As a once-in-a-great-while thing, Monday's 4-1 loss to struggling Philadelphia should be easy to flush from the system.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Dustin Ackley, Baseball Players, Kendrys Morales, Ken Giles, Roenis Elias, Dominic Leone

Ananova

MLB: No stopping the Nationals

Adam LaRoche's 11th inning home run saw the Washington Nationals extend their winning streak to seven games with a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Adam LaRoche, Baseball Players, National League Central, Andrelton Simmons, American League

Contra Costa Times

Thompson: A's trade for Jon Lester will be judged in October

The A's five-game skid is causing many to second-guess the blockbuster trade that landed ace Jon Lester.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Players, Jarrod Parker, A.J Griffin

Marin Independent Journal

Thompson: A's trade for Jon Lester will be judged in October

Oakland Athletics pitcher Jon Lester reachers for a new ball while playing against the Minnesota Twins in the sixth inning of their game at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, August 7, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Oakland Athletics, Minnesota Twins, Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Players, A.J Griffin, Jarrod Parker

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

RBI doubles by Albert Pujols and Mike Trout carry Angels to 4-2 victory over Red Sox

Mike Trout and Albert Pujols hit consecutive RBI doubles, and the Los Angeles Angels extended their AL West lead with a 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels, Boston Red Sox, David Ortiz, Kevin Jepsen

Lookout Landing

Series Preview: Mariners

In a rare surprise, the Mariners find themselves facing a team they hold an advantage over in all phases of the game.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, National League, National League East, Baseball Players, Cole Hamels, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins

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