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  • A's think Lester puts them over the top

    OAKLAND, Calif. Jon Lester may have no bigger fan in baseball than Billy Beane. Proof was forthcoming Thursday morning when the Oakland A's general manager broke up the middle of the top-scoring lineup in baseball by sending left fielder Yoenis...
  • Beane makes huge trade for Lester, Gomes

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics Oakland general manager Billy Beane pulled a stunner of a trade July 4 when he acquired right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs for top shortstop prospect Addison Russell...
  • A's lose to Astros; Jason Hammel roughed up again

    HOUSTON After four consecutive starts in which newly acquired starter Jason Hammel has been repeatedly knocked around, the A's have only one thing they feel they can do. Start him a fifth time. And in all likelihood, a sixth and seventh and beyond....
  • A's plan to stick with slumping Hammel

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics HOUSTON -- Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin gave no reason to believe that a change was imminent regarding Jason Hammel. The right-hander struggled again Wednesday in his fourth start since...
  • A's use six-run ninth to rally past Astros, 7-4

    HOUSTON The A's might be able to look back to July 29 as a watershed day in the American League West pennant race. At just about the same moment that the Baltimore Orioles stung the second-in-the-west Angels with a 12-inning, 7-6 win, Brandon Moss beat...
  • A's juggling outfielders due to injuries

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH HOUSTON -- One night after starting primary left fielder Yoenis Cespedes in center field for just the eighth time this season, Athletics manager Bob Melvin installed right fielder...
  • A's injuries open door for rookie Burns

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics HOUSTON -- In the span of 24 hours, the Athletics lost both of their primary center fielders. Starter Coco Crisp returned to Oakland to undergo an MRI exam on a sore neck that has bothered him for...
  • Astros 7, A's 3

    The Sports Xchange By MoiseKapenda Bower, The Sports Xchange Astros 7, A's 3 HOUSTON -- Brett Oberholtzer continued his stretch of solid outings, and the Houston Astros backed him with four home runs in a 7-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday...
  • A's Crisp on shelf for second leg of trip

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics ARLINGTON, Texas -- Oakland continued on to the second leg of its six-game road trip, but Coco Crisp didn't join them. The team's concern about Crisp's sore neck increased as news surfaced that...
  • Yasiel Puig impresses Torii Hunter, could draw more praise this week

    The men who play baseball are fans of the sport too. The MLB Network is the default setting for every clubhouse television. When veterans hear about The Next Big Thing, well, they would rather not take the word of a talking head. They prefer to see with...
  • Ex-IronPig Moss evolves into an All-Star with Oakland

    Ex-IronPig Moss evolves into an All-Star with Oakland
    NEW YORK — His numbers this season — 21 home runs, 66 RBIs entering the All-Star break — are impressive, and one can just imagine how they would look in the middle of the Phillies' oft-punchless lineup. Some believe that were it not...