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  • Jon Lester To Oakland For Yoenis Cespedes; Gomes Also Part Of Deal

    Jon Lester To Oakland For Yoenis Cespedes; Gomes Also Part Of Deal
    Boston Red Sox left-handed ace Jon Lester was traded to the Oakland A's on Thursday morning as General Manager Billy Beane continues his all-in push for a World Series. But to get Lester, the A's part with All-Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, a 28-year-...
  • Getting Jon Lester makes A's an even more formidable foe for Angels

    Getting Jon Lester makes A's an even more formidable foe for Angels
    The hill the Angels must climb to win the American League West championship grew considerably steeper Thursday when the division-leading Oakland Athletics acquired Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes for left fielder Yoenis Cespedes....
  • Not a good day for Angels as Athletics, Tigers bulk up on pitching

    Not a good day for Angels as Athletics, Tigers bulk up on pitching
    The Angels are excited, and justifiably so. They are on pace for their first playoff spot since 2009, with an 8 1/2 game lead in the American League wild-card standings. Yet they are winning with a starting rotation that is a better fit for the long...
  • Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers add top pitchers

    The Chicago White Sox had the bases loaded, with Gordon Beckham at bat. The count was two balls and two strikes. The Detroit Tigers suddenly decided to make a change — not at pitcher, but in center field. The Tigers were frantic about it. Their...
  • Alcantara looks great, now send him back down

    Alcantara looks great, now send him back down
    The Jeff Samardzija-Jason Hammel trade had the desired effect of getting the Cubs back to their losing ways. But here’s the problem: Even in losing eight of their last 10 games heading into the All-Star break, the Cubs still rank as only the...
  • Phillies get a D, Red Sox an F on midterm grade sheet

    Phillies get a D, Red Sox an F on midterm grade sheet
    With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals. The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
  • Buy or sell? Deadline breakdown for every team

    Buy or sell? Deadline breakdown for every team
    As trade talks heat up ahead of baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the biggest name available will be a left-handed starting pitcher — and another lefty ace could join him on the market. With the Tampa Bay Rays tied for last place in...
  • Orioles open up second half in Oakland against unfamiliar foe

    OAKLAND, Calif. — The Orioles open the second half of their season tonight in Oakland, their first stop in a three-city, 10-game West Coast road trip. Oakland (59-36) comes out of the break with the best record in baseball. The Orioles (52-42) are...
  • Three outs from win, Orioles lose to Athletics on Josh Donaldson's walk-off homer, 5-4

    Three outs from win, Orioles lose to Athletics on Josh Donaldson's walk-off homer, 5-4
    OAKLAND, Calif. — Orioles closer Zach Britton hadn’t allowed a run over his previous 10 outings heading into the ninth inning of Friday night’s series opener against the Oakland Athletics, converting six straight save opportunities along...
  • After walk-off loss, Orioles see familiar face in A's Hammel

    After walk-off loss, Orioles see familiar face in A's Hammel
    As they try to rebound from a 5-4 walk-off loss to the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum, the Orioles will face right-hander Jason Hammel – Baltimore's Opening Day starter in 2013 – for the first time this season. Hammel signed a one-year...
  • Angels' little deal for relief trumped by A's big one for starters

    It should have been an unqualified good day for the Angels. They needed a left-handed reliever, and they got one. Their team got a little better. But the Angels are chasing the Oakland Athletics, the best team in baseball. The A's did not appear to need...