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Catcher Derek Norris talks with his teammates as the Athletics open spring training as their position players begin reporting to camp in Scottsdale, Ariz., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.
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Feb 16, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Hudson stretches camp at Scottsdale Stadium.
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Ah, the tie. One of the quirks of spring traning and meaningless baseball is that it's possible for games to end in a tie.
It was clear early on that there would not be a pitcher's duel at Salt River Fields, as the D-backs and the A's combined to score seven runs in the first inning, with the teams eventually settling for an 8-8 tie after 10 innings on Thursday afternoon.
The first four Diamondbacks batters hit him hard, including a two-run double by Miguel Montero, and it was all Gray could do to finish the first inning.
The Oakland A's performance last season came as far less of a shock than it was the year before, when the Athletics stormed from the bottom of the AL West midseason to steal the crown.
The A's Josh Donaldson goes after the Brewers' Jean Segura in a run-down play between third base and home plate in the second inning as the Oakland Athletics lost 11-3 to the Milwaukee Brewers during a spring training game in Phoenix, Ariz., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.
Do the A's need another free-agent signing splash to get them over the hump and into the ALCS in 2014? While the A's opening-day roster forecast is fairly clear when it comes to pitchers, catchers, and outfielders, Oakland's infield is another story.
Feb 18, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Oakland Athletics pitcher Philip Humber throws during a workout at Papago Park.
Braun raised his batting average from .800 to .875 with the hits and now has seven hits in his first eight Cactus League at-bats.
October 31, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; Tony Bennet sings "I left my heart in San Francisco" in front of the San Francisco Giants team during the World Series victory celebration at City Hall.
The A's treated fans at Phoenix Municipal Stadium today to a little of the late-inning drama they usually reserve for the Coliseum, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 6-4 in a split-squad game with three runs in the bottom of the ninth.
March 3, 2014; Peoria, AZ, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Brett Anderson pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Peoria Sports Complex.
Mesa, AZ - Mike Olt's two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning proved to be the difference Tuesday, as the Chicago Cubs edged the Oakland Athletics, 6-4, in spring training action.
Luke Montz's two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in spring training action.
There isn't as much competition for bullpen jobs with the A's this year. Manager Bob Melvin suggested Tuesday morning that there might only be one reliever's job open.