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Game #127: Vogt Sonny Electrifies Fuld House as A's Win Opener

You want suspense? Drama? Nail-biting action until the very last pitch? Then you've come to the right place.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Sonny Gray, Baseball Players

Fri Aug 22, 2014

BleacherReport

Why the Chase for the AL West Title Is MLB's Most Important Divisional Race

When a second-place team can sneak into the playoffs, what does first-place matter? Sure, there's home-field advantage to consider.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Garrett Richards, Los Angeles Angels, American League Central, National League West, National League

Athletics Nation

Craig Gentry activated from disabled list ahead of Athletics series against Angels

The right-handed batting Gentry will benefit the A's against the two lefties the A's expect to face against the Angels.

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Dallas Morning News

Washington: By pitching in September, Yu can show he hasn't quit on team

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish is pulled from the game by Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington during the fourth inning of their MLB baseball game against the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas on April 28, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, Texas Rangers, Major League Baseball, Yu Darvish, Baseball Players

The News Journal

How the AL West will be won

Until recently, they were unquestionably the two best teams in baseball, division rivals possibly headed for a showdown for the ages.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Garrett Richards, Los Angeles Angels, Jon Lester, Yoenis Cespedes

CBS Local

Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes Nominate Ben Cherington, Traded Ex-Teammates For Ice Bucket Challenge

Prior to the trade deadline, the Red Sox clubhouse underwent an extreme makeover, with the team trading away seven players on or before July 31. The two Oakland A's were traded from Boston to Oakland on the morning of deadline day, and they're currently in the midst of a battle for first place in the AL West.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League West, American League

The Campbell Reporter

Oakland A's shocker: reliever Dan Otero sent to minors

The A's made an unexpected roster move Thursday when they optioned Dan Otero to Triple-A Sacramento.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dan Otero, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Los Angeles Times

There's a lot of brains behind the scenes of the Oakland Athletics

Assistant General Manager David Forst, Director of Professional Scouting/Baseball Development Dan Feinstein, General Manager Billy Beane and Director of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi of the Oakland Athletics stand at the batting cages prior to the game against the Detroit Tigers at... Assistant General Manager David Forst, Director of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball

Athletics Nation

Keeping the A's in Oakland: An interview with Joe Tuman

An interview with Oakland mayoral candidate Joe Tuman regarding his views on the future of the A's in Oakland.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Sports Etc.

Contra Costa Times

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 West, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jon Lester, Mike Trout, Garrett Richards, Sean Doolittle

BleacherReport

3 Prospects the Oakland A's Will Promote in September

Rosters expand September 1, and although any minor leaguer who gets called up to the Oakland A's likely won't see too much playing time, certain guys may still have an impact.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Tommy Milone

Swingin' A's

September Call-Ups: 5 Players You Can Expect to See in Oakland

Mar 4, 2014; Mesa, AZ, USA; Oakland Athletics outfielder Billy Burns slides safely into third base in front of Chicago Cubs 3rd baseman Donnie Murphy in the first inning of their spring training baseball game at Cubs Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, Pedro Figueroa, Major League Baseball

Oakland Athletics

Angels, A's set to battle for first place in AL West

The last time the A's and Angels met, on June 11, Oakland beat Los Angeles, 7-1, and left Anaheim with a 3 1/2-game lead over the Halos in the American League West.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Mike Trout, Sonny Gray

Athletics Nation

Game #126: A's Rally Falls Short, Lose 8-5

The A's offense may have scratched together five runs in today's game, marking the second straight game to score at least five--and it's something--but their starting pitcher let them down today as Samardzija was pulled in the fourth inning, finishing his outing with seven earned runs.

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Related Topix: Sports, Andy Parrino, Baseball Players, Zack Wheeler, Major League Baseball

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Athletics Nation

Oakland Athletics Week 20 Review

I'm going to keep this short, for two reasons. First, I was without Internet for a large percentage of this week due to a local power outage and so this is simply out of date now.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves, Josh Donaldson, Sam Fuld, James Shields

Inside Bay Area

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 West, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Lucas Duda, New York Mets, Jeff Samardzija

The Miami Herald

Wheeler wins again, Mets end 3-game skid

Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer, Eric Campbell also connected and the New York Mets beat the Oakland Athletics 8-5 on Wednesday to snap a three-game losing streak.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Lucas Duda, Eric Campbell, Major League Baseball, New York Mets, Zack Wheeler, Jeurys Familia

BaySportsNet.com

Pitching Stumbles as Oakland Athletics Topped 8-5 by New York Mets

The wheels fell off for Jeff Samardzija in the third inning, as the Oakland Athletics lost 8-5 to the New York Mets on Wednesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Lucas Duda, Eric Sogard, Major League Baseball, Jeff Samardzija, Eric Campbell, Daniel Murphy

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 West, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Mike Trout, Garrett Richards, Jose Altuve, George Springer

Minor League Ball

Prospect Retrospective: Kurt Suzuki, C, Minnesota Twins

A couple of weeks ago, the Minnesota Twins signed catcher Kurt Suzuki to a two-year contract extension worth $12 million, with a vesting option for a third season .

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