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  • Sonny Gray takes no-hit bid into 8th, A's blank Rangers 8-0

    Bob Melvin did his best to keep Sonny Gray from becoming chatty between innings of his no-hit bid. The pitcher kept wanting to discuss his walk-up music and get the manager's approval. "I'm not very superstitious," Gray said. The right-hander didn't...
  • Gray flirts with no-hitter as A's rout Rangers in opening night win

    OAKLAND, Calif. Sonny Gray's domination of the Texas Rangers carried over from 2014 on Monday as he took a no-hitter into the eighth inning in an 8-0 opening night win for the Oakland Athletics. In bidding to become the first pitcher in 75 years to throw...
  • MLB Preview: Seattle Mariners set to take AL West title

    MLB Preview: Seattle Mariners set to take AL West title
    WEST DIVISION 1. Seattle Mariners 2014: 87-75, third place. Last year in playoffs: 2001. The addition of MLB home run leader Nelson Cruz was meant to turn around an offense that was second-worst in the league (.244/.300/.376) in 2014. But Safeco...
  • Oakland A's slugger Billy Butler sells desert home for $2 million

    Oakland A's slugger Billy Butler sells desert home for $2 million
    New Oakland Athletics designated hitter/first baseman Billy Butler has sold a pedigreed Cactus League property in Scottsdale, Ariz., for $2 million. Butler, who joined the A's on a three-year, $30-million pact this offseason, purchased the home from...
  • Sunday's recap: White Sox 10, Athletics 4

    Sunday's recap: White Sox 10, Athletics 4
    The summary The White Sox used a six-run fourth inning to pull away from the A's in a 10-4 victory. Designated hitter Jose Abreu and center fielder Adam Eaton each hit a two-run double during the surge. At the plate Sox catcher Rob Brantly and...
  • Thursday's recap: Cubs 2, Athletics 2; Giants 8, Cubs 6

    Thursday's recap: Cubs 2, Athletics 2; Giants 8, Cubs 6
    The summary The Cubs opened the exhibition season with split-squad games in which they couldn't hold leads. In Mesa, Mike Olt staked the Cubs to a 2-0 lead on a home run off Barry Zito, but the Athletics held the Cubs to three hits over the final seven...
  • Cubs Game Day: Cubs lose to Giants, tie A's

    Cubs Game Day: Cubs lose to Giants, tie A's
    San Francisco 8, Cubs 6 Cubs 2, Oakland 2  The summary: Kyle Schwarber, the Cubs' first pick in the 2014 draft, hit a grand slam in his first spring at-bat against the world champion Giants, but the Giants rallied for five runs in the bottom of the...
  • Springing forward to Florida and Arizona for baseball training camps

    Springing forward to Florida and Arizona for baseball training camps
    Before the San Francisco Giants enjoyed their third parade in five years, before a Chevrolet executive memorably advised World Series most valuable player Madison Bumgarner he had won a truck equipped with "technology and stuff," before the "Mad Bum"...
  • Baseball deals: Yoenis Cespedes goes to Tigers for Rick Porcello

    Baseball deals: Yoenis Cespedes goes to Tigers for Rick Porcello
    Less than five months after acquiring Yoenis Cespedes as part of a big deadline deal, the Boston Red Sox traded the slugging outfielder to help bolster their rotation. The Detroit Tigers were happy to take him. Boston sent Cespedes to the Tigers on...
  • Trades for hitters could highlight baseball's winter meetings

    Trades for hitters could highlight baseball's winter meetings
    Baseball's annual rumor fest is upon us. The winter meetings start Monday in San Diego, and what traditionally deteriorates into a week of overblown analysis of overblown hype might actually amount to something big. One reason: teams looking for offense...
  • Medias Rojas y Marineros refuerzan ofensivas

     Medias Rojas y Marineros refuerzan ofensivas
    El mercado de agentes libres y de cambios de las Grandes Ligas apenas está calentando, pero varios equipos de forma agresiva han comenzado a realizar movimientos con miras a la próxima temporada. Los Medias Rojas de Boston, que se convirtieron en el...