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2 hrs ago | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Preview: Mariners at Athletics

The Oakland Athletics squandered a big opportunity to take control of the American League West over the weekend thanks to an offense that suddenly struggles to score runs.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Dustin Ackley, Baseball Players, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Yoenis Cespedes

6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Expanded rosters give managers more flexibility

The Cleveland Indians have played their way back into the thick of the playoff race, but the grind is only beginning.

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Related Topix: Sports, Corey Kluber, Baseball Players, Clayton Kershaw, American League, Major League Baseball, Doug Fister, National League, National League Central

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Lone Star Ball

Thoughts on a 3-2 Rangers loss

Nick Martinez survived another start today. He wasn't particularly good -- he needed 104 pitches to get through 5.1 IP, allowed 6 hits and walked 3 batters while striking out 4 -- but he survived, giving up just 1 run after getting bailed out by Roman Mendez in the 6th inning.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Neftali Feliz, Baseball Players, Nick Martinez, Roman Mendez, Jason Castro, Robbie Grossman

WLNS-TV Lansing

Angels trounce A's 8-1 to complete 4-game sweep

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Mike Trout hit his career-high 31st homer and drove in three runs, Matt Shoemaker pitched seven shutout innings of five-hit ball, and the Los Angeles Angels completed a masterful four-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with an 8-1 victory Sunday.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Eric Sogard, Baseball Players, Oakland Athletics, Mike Trout, Gordon Beckham, Matt Shoemaker

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Angels complete four-game sweep of Aa s behind Matt Shoemaker gem

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Matt Shoemaker, Baseball Players, Los Angeles Angels, Mike Trout, Oakland Athletics, Erick Aybar

Inside Bay Area

Slumping A's lose fourth straight to Angels

In the space of four days, the A's have found their competition is no longer the Angels, who finished a four-game sweep with an 8-1 victory Sunday.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Seattle Mariners, Matt Shoemaker, Baseball Players

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Dunn dealt to A's, could be his last shot playoffs

Authorities say three people were killed and two others were injured when their small plane crashed near an airport north of Denver.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball

Contra Costa Times

A's acquire Adam Dunn from White Sox

After falling four games behind the Angels in the American League West, the A's made a move to add some offense by acquiring DH/first baseman Adam Dunn from the Chicago White Sox Sunday morning.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Adam Dunn, Baseball Players, Chicago White Sox, Yoenis Cespedes

Detroit Free Press

John Lowe's Past Time: '73 Mets, '74 O's,...

August evaporates, September arrives, and so much of the season is gone. There can't be time for a sputtering team to make a U-turn and surge into the postseason, can there? Such a feat would be Ruthian, wouldn't it? Yet with the Baltimore Orioles several games in front in the American League East, how many of their fans remember what happened in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, American League, American League East, Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, National League Central

Al Jazeera

Eight pitchers help Angels increase lead

Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland 2-0 in the MLB to increase their lead at the top of the table to four games.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Angels, Baseball Players, Josh Donaldson, Michael Brantley, Carlos Santana, American League East

Naples Daily News

Challenged sluggers could decidea

Two sluggers with lingering questions. A catcher returning from injury. A pitcher headed for a big payday, and baseball's most famous panda.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, National League, National League East, Bryce Harper, Baseball Players, National League Central, Yadier Molina, American League Central

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Angels use 8 pitchers, limit A's to 3 hits in 2-0 win that boosts AL West lead to 4 games

The Los Angeles Angels used eight pitchers - a franchise record for a nine-inning game - in a 2-0 victory over Oakland on Saturday night that increased their AL West lead over the Athletics to four games.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Garrett Richards, Josh Donaldson, Cory Rasmus, Michael Roth, Erick Aybar

Federal Baseball

Nationals' Saturday night lineup: Stephen Strasburg vs the Mariners in Safeco Field

Washington Nationals' right-hander Stephen Strasburg tries to bounce back from a rough start last time out against the San Francisco Giants when he takes on the Seattle Mariners tonight in Safeco Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, Stephen Strasburg, Baseball Players, American League, Major League Baseball, Wilson Ramos, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners

Oakland Athletics

A's fall three games back, lose Crisp to injury

The A's endured a nightmarish Friday in Anaheim, dropping their second straight to the Angels, 4-0, to fall a season-high three games back of first place in the American League West.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League, Oakland Athletics

The Wichita Eagle

Oakland Athletics

Oakland will rely on Jeff Samardzija on Saturday when it continues a four-game series with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Oakland Athletics, Jeff Samardzija, Baseball Players, Los Angeles Angels, Scott Kazmir, Jered Weaver

The Wichita Eagle

Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers hope to have some runs left in them when they resume a four-game series against the Houston Astros Saturday from Minute Maid Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Jason Castro, Baseball Players, Houston Astros, Rougned Odor, Michael Choice, Robbie Ross

Nolan Writin'

Rangers Vent Frustration

Aug 19, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor is greeted by teammates after hitting an inside the park home run in the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Ballpark.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Rougned Odor, Michael Choice

Ananova

MLB: Nationals sink Seattle

National League East leaders the Washington Nationals hit six home runs, four of them off Felix Hernandez, in an 8-3 MLB win over the Seattle Mariners.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, National League, National League East, Bryce Harper, Baseball Players, Wilson Ramos, Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners

Los Angeles Times

Angels get A's for effort in 4-0 victory

Oakland center fielder Coco Crisp risked serious injury when he crashed into the wall in a gallant effort to rob Angels catcher Chris Iannetta of a two-run home run in the fifth inning Friday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Coco Crisp, Baseball Players, Stephen Vogt, Matt Shoemaker

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Climbing Tal's Hill

Silver Boot Swap

Last season the Houston Astros provided help to mostly everyone but themselves in their first go around in the American League West.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Jason Castro, Baseball Players, Houston Astros, Yu Darvish, Mitch Moreland, Texas Rangers

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