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1 hr ago | Oakland Athletics

Vogt inches closer to return from sprained ankle

Stephen Vogt was not available for Tuesday's series opener against the visiting Rangers, but he's nonetheless encouraged by the progress he's making with his sprained left ankle. Vogt was among those who faced lefty Drew Pomeranz pregame Tuesday, and he was also scheduled to do some running drills for a second straight day.

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5 hrs ago | Athletics Nation

Josh Donaldson thinks Joe West should be suspended for laying his...

Since when has it been ok for Joe West to put his hands on a player. Should be fined and suspended just like a player pic.twitter.com/z8yFqbzaOl Jonathan Papelbon will miss the Phillies visit to the Coliseum this weekend due to his infamous crotch-grabbing incident following a blown save in Philadelphia last Sunday.

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9 hrs ago | Athletics Nation

The A's can still make August's nightmare vanish

As bad as Oakland has been in August and September, a few weeks of .500 baseball and a Wild Card win can make everything go back to normal. If "the collapse" had never happened and the A's were still in first place, they would be expecting to play the Angels in the American League Division Series.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Republic

Kazmir, sloppy Athletics lose 6-3 to Rangers

Just when it looked like the Oakland Athletics had turned things around with consecutive wins in Seattle, they put together one of their sloppiest performances of the year. Scott Kazmir allowed a two-run homer to Jake Smolinski, and shortstop Jed Lowrie made an error that led to a pair of unearned runs as the A's lost 6-3 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Derek Holland, Major League Baseball, Jake Smolinski, Texas Rangers, Nick Tepesch, Rougned Odor

WFAA-TV Dallas

Rangers game notes: September 16Rangers game notes: September 16The...

Rangers game notes: September 16 The Rangers find themselves amidst their best winning streak since June. Updates on Michael Choice and Jake Smolinski Check out this story on WFAA.com: http://www.wfaa.com/story/sports/mlb/rangers/2014/09/16/rangers-game-notes-september-16/15738963/ SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 26: Daniel Robertson #19 of the Texas Rangers bats against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on August 26, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.

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Related Topix: Sports, Michael Choice, Baseball Players, Jake Smolinski, Texas Rangers, Major League Baseball, Seattle Mariners, Atlanta Braves

Athletics Nation

Oakland Athletics Week 24 Review

When we look back on 2014, last week will end up representing one of two things. It will either be a brief breath of fresh air amid the larger second-half collapse of the Oakland Athletics, or it will be the moment when things turned back around and the A's rediscovered their path to October.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Chris Sale, Baseball Players, Chicago White Sox, Adam Dunn, Josh Donaldson, Sonny Gray

Lone Star Ball

Series Preview: Texas Rangers @ Oakland A's - Collapse vs Tank

The Rangers begin the final road trip of this awful season in Oakland with a chance to ruin the A's season Before last weekend, the Rangers held a lead on the Colorado Rockies in the reverse standings by 5 games. Of course, that means owning the dubious mark of having the worst record in baseball -- a place the team is likely trying to avoid.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Derek Holland

Austin American-Statesman

Preview

Scott Kazmir looks to avoid a fourth straight losing decision on Tuesday night as the Oakland Athletics resume their playoff push with the opener of a three-game set with the Texas Rangers. Kazmir's skid has dropped the left-hander to 14-8 with a 3.32 earned run average on the season, though he is coming off a tough-luck 1-0 setback to the Chicago White Sox.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Scott Kazmir, Major League Baseball, Luis Sardinas, Michael Choice

Athletics Nation

Free Agent Targets For Oakland

With the 2014 season coming to an end, the front office will soon turn their heads to the off-season. Regardless of the A's success in the 2014 season, some key additions will need to be made for a competitive 2015 team.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Sports, Major League Baseball

Swingin' A's

River Cats File to end Affiliation with Athletics

May 20, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Oakland Athletics hat and glove lays in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports A 15-year relationship, full of championships and future all stars, has cone to an end.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Tampa Bay Rays, Baseball Players, Daric Barton

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Hometown Annapolis

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons raves about Orioles' consistency

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons thought his team had a real chance to make a move on the Orioles in the American League East race coming back from the All-Star break. The Blue Jays were four games out of first place, but they were facing three struggling teams, two at home, while the Orioles had to start on the West Coast with the Oakland Athletics , the Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners .

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Angels, Seattle Mariners, Baseball Players, Matt Wieters

Contra Costa Times

Sacramento River Cats file to end affiliation with Oakland A's

The A's will begin exploring new locations for their Triple-A franchise after being told by Major League Baseball on Monday that the Sacramento River Cats had filed to end their affiliation with the team. Sacramento majority owner Sue Savage and her son, club president/general manager Jeff Savage, have made it clear in the last four months they would like to have an affiliation with the San Francisco Giants.

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BleacherReport

Why Sean Doolittle's Return Could Push the Oakland Athletics into the Playoffs

After emerging as the best team in baseball over the first half, the Oakland Athletics have been free-falling throughout August and September. While much of the blame can be attributed to the A's suddenly feeble offense, Oakland's normally reliable bullpen faltered with closer Sean Doolittle on the disabled list, costing the team a few wins in the process.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Sean Doolittle, Los Angeles Angels

Southside Showdown

Chicago White Sox Morning BP: Time to be spoilers again

Sep 13, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez celebrates with third baseman Marcus Semien after defeating the Minnesota Twins in game one of a doubleheader at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports Last week the Chicago White Sox made life a little tougher on the Oakland Athletics by winning three of four games against them at US Cellular Field, as the A's are currently fighting for a postseason spot.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Alexei Ramirez, Chicago White Sox, Marcus Semien, Minnesota Twins

Swingin' A's

The Return of the Oakland Athletics, and a Look Ahead

Sep 14, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Oakland Athletics designated hitter Adam Dunn and Oakland Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp celebrate after Crisp scored a run off a RBI double hit by Oakland Athletics left fielder Sam Fuld during the eighth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports Return? How could two wins be a return, Jason? Well, consecutive wins had not been managed by the Oakland Athletics since August 22-23 against the Angels.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Coco Crisp, Baseball Players, Felix Hernandez, Jerome Williams

Isportsweb.com

The Oakland A's most hindering player injuries

The Oakland A's have been riddled with injuries for some time now. It seems as though just as someone gets better, another Athletic incurs a multi-day injury.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Stephen Vogt, Baseball Players, Derek Norris

Athletics Nation

Athletics postseason magic number: 12, Games to watch Mon. Sep. 15

A look back at Sunday's AL Wild Card scoreboard, and a look ahead to Monday's action while the Athletics take their final off-day of the regular season. At the top of the Wild Card table, things went just about as good as possible.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Danny Valencia, Baseball Players, Daniel Nava

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Athletics Nation

Athletics reset rotation for final 13 games, Sonny Gray on turn to pitch Game 162

The Athletics will send Scott Kazmir , Jeff Samardzija , and Sonny Gray to the hill in that order to face the Texas Rangers between September 16-18. Kazmir and Samardzija are swapping places in the rotation, and Sonny Gray moves ahead of Jason Hammel.

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The Fresno Bee

Homers from Moss, Fuld lead A's past Seattle 4-0

Oakland won consecutive games for the first time in three weeks and more importantly stretched its lead in the AL wild card race. The A's now hold a 1½ game advantage over Kansas City and a 2½ game lead over the Mariners.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dustin Ackley, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Seattle Mariners, Dan Otero, Michael Saunders

Athletics Nation

Game Thread #149: Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners

The Oakland Athletics will try to win their first series in five tries today as they face the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. First pitch is at 1:10 PM Pacific Time.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Justin Smoak, Kyle Seager, Seattle Mariners, Major League Baseball, Chris Young, Felix Hernandez

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