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Usually, any time the Oakland Athletics face the Texas Rangers , the series is magnified a touch.
The diagnosis for Gentry is a broken hand , which he suffered on a bunt attempt in Sunday's game.
The Oakland Athletics placed outfielder Craig Gentry on the 15-day disabled list with a broken right hand on Monday.
Pretty soon the marathon that is a 162-game will become the sprint that is a mad dash to the finish line.
Oakland's Jesse Chavez attempts to beat Houston for the second time in less than a week on Monday night when the Athletics visit the Astros to kick off a three-game series.
Shortly before the major league All-Star break, I spent a few days in Stockton talking to some of the team's top young players, manager Ryan Christenson, as well as A's special assistant Grady Fuson.
In the top of the 2nd inning, the A's batted around. For the 22nd time this season.
Scott Kazmir fought his way through five innings in a smothering heat Sunday night en route to his 12th win, a 9-3 decision over Texas that left Oakland 3-0 in series played since the All-Star break.
This may come as a shock to some of you, but it's been somewhat of a banner year so far for your Oakland Athletics.
The big day finally arrived on Sunday for a memorable Hall of Fame Class of 2014 -- 300-game winners Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, slugger Frank Thomas and managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa.
A sluggish A's offense finally found the on-switch in the sixth inning Saturday, getting four homers in a span of six batters in a 5-1 victory over the Rangers at Globe Life Park.
JULY 26: Josh Donaldson #20 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with Stephen Vogt #21 of the Oakland Athletics after hitting a solo home run against the Texas Rangers in the top of the seventh inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 26, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.
The A's trailed 1-0 when John Jaso hit a two-run drive with two outs in the sixth inning.
The Oakland A's made one of the biggest trades so far this season when they exchanged their top prospects for Chicago Cubs starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel .
While the whole Jim Johnson thing didn't work out well for the A's, Oakland heads into the final two months of the season with one of the strongest bullpens in the major leagues.
Tonight's minor league action includes the River Cats in Tacoma, Sean Murphy on the hill for Midland and Jake Sanchez pitching for Stockton.
Updated: Tue Jul 29, 2014 03:35 am
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