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34 min ago | Los Angeles Times

Athletics' Scott Kazmir rescues career with determination, hard work

Oakland Athletics starter Scott Kazmir delivers a pitch against the New York Mets on Aug. 19. In three seasons, Kazmir has gone from one of the worst pitchers in baseball to one of the league's best.

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4 hrs ago | 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 West, American League

7 hrs ago | Athletics Nation

What Happened?

Not what will happen. That is unknown and if 2012 or 2013 are any indication, September holds many twists and turns that could end with Oakland cruising to the AL West title, winning it on the last day, or fading farther into obscurity.

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

11 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Last-Minute Waiver Trade Ideas for MLB Contenders' Biggest Weaknesses

To be traded post-July, players must clear revocable waivers. Meaning, in essence, other teams have an opportunity to snatch a guy off the trading block, and the team that offered him up has a chance to yank him back.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Garrett Richards, Tyler Skaggs, Scott Feldman, National League West, National League

14 hrs ago | Oakland Athletics

Shark looks to help A's bite into Angels' lead

Back-to-back wins on Thursday and Friday in Anaheim have extended the Angels' lead in the American League West to three games with two still to play in this crucial series.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Jeff Samardzija, Baseball Players, Cory Rasmus

18 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Coco Crisp Injury: Updates on A's Star's Neck and Return After Wall Collision

Coco Crisp almost made a spectacular catch to rob Chris Iannetta of a home run Friday, but the fact that the ball went over the wall was the least of the Oakland Athletics' concerns.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Coco Crisp, Baseball Players

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Oakland Athletics

Trout, Donaldson rival leaders on the WAR path

"I think it's a terrible name for what it represents," the Athletics' skilled and athletic third baseman said Friday afternoon.

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Athletics Nation

Athletics injury update: Jed Lowrie expected to be activated September 1.

Lowrie will begin a brief rehabilitation assignment with the Sacramento River Cats on August 30. The shortstop has been on the disabled list since August 14 with a fractured right index finger that made it painful for him to grip the ball and field it.

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Swingin' A's

The Athletics' Season Isn't Over; Not Even Close

Aug 28, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp reacts he is tagged out at first by Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols during the fifth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

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Related Topix: Sports, Coco Crisp, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Angels, Garrett Richards, Craig Gentry, C.J. Wilson

Athletics Nation

Postgame #133: A's at Angels

This game was equivalent to the world's longest teAse. The A's kept making noise, the Angels kept leaving small armies on base with thrilling escapes by the A's, and momentum kept shifting.

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Related Topix: Sports, Sonny Gray, Baseball Players, Kole Calhoun, Major League Baseball

KHQ-TV Spokane

Indians Pull Out Another Close One With Salem-Keizer

Howie Kendrick drove in Albert Pujols with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels opened a two-game lead atop the major league standings with a 4-3 victory Thursday night over the Oakland... Howie Kendrick drove in Albert Pujols with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels opened a two-game lead atop ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Howie Kendrick, Los Angeles Angels, Major League Baseball, Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins, Little League

Daily Reporter

After A's protest, Angels rally in 10 for 4-3 win

Even after an obstruction call compelled the Oakland Athletics to finish the game under protest, they still escaped the ninth inning with remarkable poise.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Mike Trout, Howie Kendrick, Dan Otero, Erick Aybar

The Wichita Eagle

Recap: LA Angels vs. Oakland

Howie Kendrick's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th lifted the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim over the Oakland Athletics, 4-3, in the opener of a key four-game series.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Angels, Baseball Players, Howie Kendrick, Mike Trout, Ryan Cook

ArcaMax Publishing

Angels edge A's in 10th inning, 4-3

The opener of a four-game series between the Angels and the Oakland Athletics took a bizarre turn in the ninth inning Thursday night on a play that resulted in the A's filing a formal protest.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Dan Otero, Baseball Players, Josh Donaldson

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Athletics Nation

Daily Link Dump 8/28/14

Zack Wheeler is in the midst of an amazing streak . As someone who absolutely hates allowing 0-2 hits, I think this is fantastic.

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Athletics Nation

Jonny Gomes is starting to produce for the Athletics

There were a lot of words written about the trade that swapped Yoenis Cespedes for Jon Lester on July 31, and it was no secret that the Oakland Athletics hoped to recoup some of the offense they lost with Cespedes by acquiring Jonny Gomes in the deal.

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Swingin' A's

Andy Parrino is a Viable Candidate to Fill Athletics' 2015 Shortstop Void

Aug 26, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Oakland Athletics shortstop Andy Parrino fields a ground ball during the fourth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Andy Parrino, Major League Baseball, Houston Astros, Tyson Ross, Andrew Werner, Adam Rosales

Halos Heaven

Thursday Halolinks: Santiago and Shoemaker are the answer

Am I reading too much into this, or are Angels ' starters Matt Shoemaker and Hector Santiago a couple of the most gutsiest mo-fo's on the planet? I mean, really, who would have thought these two guys could be the salvation to the Angels' season? One night after Shoemaker shutdown the Marlins , Santiago goes out and pitches his head off, keeping the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Matt Shoemaker, Baseball Players, Mike Trout, Garrett Richards, Los Angeles Angels

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Preview: Athletics at Angels

It was just last weekend that the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels got together to battle for first place in the American League West .

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Baseball Players, Sean Doolittle, Mike Trout, Sonny Gray

SFGate

Fuld's 9th inning blast lifts A's past Astros

Oakland Athletics' Alberto Callaspo, right, slides toward home plate as Houston Astros catcher Carlos Corporan waits with the ball in the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Houston.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jose Altuve, Baseball Players, Fernando Abad, Carlos Corporan, Major League Baseball, Eric Sogard, Houston Astros

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