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  • Lester goes to A's and other trade thoughts

    Lester goes to A's and other trade thoughts
    The big trade deadline shoe dropped early Thursday morning, and it landed in an unexpected place for an unexpected value. The Boston Red Sox dealt their ace and pending free agent left-hander Jon Lester as well as outfielder Jonny Gomes and some cash to...
  • 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....
  • A's trade Yoenis Cespedes to Red Sox for Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes

    OAKLAND, Calif. The A's pursuit of what they hope will be their first World Series berth since 1990 kicked into high gear Thursday with a trade that brought ace-quality starting pitcher Jon Lester at the cost of left fielder Yoenis Cespedes. In the...
  • A's Beane keeps dealing

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange A's Beane keeps dealing Billy Beane has already been the focus of one major motion picture in Moneyball. Perhaps the Oakland Athletics general manager can be the basis of a second movie. They can...
  • 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...
  • 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 come back to beat Astros

    The Sports Xchange By MoiseKapenda Bower, The Sports Xchange A's come back to beat Astros HOUSTON -- There were several quality at-bats deserving of recognition and Athletics manager Bob Melvin did yeoman's work addressing them all from Alberto Callaspo...
  • Recap: Athletics 7, Astros 4

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Athletics 7, Astros 4 Athletics 7, Astros 4: Brandon Moss snapped a tie with an RBI single and fellow All-Star Josh Donaldson followed with a two-run double as visiting Oakland rallied for six runs in the ninth inning to even...
  • Cubs anticipate lots of trade action Wednesday

    Despite trading two of their biggest assets nearly four weeks ago, The Cubs aren't done with Thursday's 3 p.m. trade deadline approaching. "I think we'll be active," general manager Jed Hoyer said Tuesday night. "It wouldn't surprise me if we made no...
  • 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...
  • Cubs are prepared to make another deal

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Chicago Cubs CHICAGO -- Despite making a big splash earlier this month by trading away two stalwarts of their rotation, the Chicago Cubs could be diving into the trade market yet again. Just two days away from...