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  • A's back Lester, rip Royals, 11-3

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Josh Donaldson paced a 20-hit offensive assault with two long home runs as the A's pounded Kansas City 11-3 on Tuesday night to end the Royals' eight-game winning streak. Donaldson hit solo homers to center field in the seventh and...
  • Trade for Jon Lester shows Oakland A's are all in this season

    Trade for Jon Lester shows Oakland A's are all in this season
    If reports are true that the Oakland Athletics have made their second blockbuster deal of the summer and sent Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes, then there’s really only one way to look at the situation:...
  • Cardinals acquire right-hander Justin Masterson from Indians

    SAN DIEGO The Cardinals have found their Saturday starter. The Cardinals traded a prospect Wednesday afternoon for Cleveland Indians righty Justin Masterson, a source confirmed to the Post-Dispatch shortly before the teams announced the trade. The...
  • Carter's home run leads Astros over A's, 4-2

    HOUSTON The trouble with Chris Carter's game-winning three-run homer for the Houston Astros on Tuesday was that, from the Oakland A's point of view, it never had to happen. The error and the hit batter that brought Carter to the plate for the...
  • Twins net left-hander Tommy Milone from A's, call up Kennys Vargas

    The Twins are indeed sellers at Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline, but they have acquired a pitcher with major-league experience, not a minor-league prospect, in the deal. Tommy Milone, who has a 3.55 ERA in 16 major-league starts this season, has...
  • Tigers acquire David Price from Rays

    In a three-team blockbuster deal just before the trade deadline, the Detroit Tigers acquired ace David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday. Detroit sent center fielder Austin Jackson to Seattle while Tampa Bay received left-hander Drew Smyly...
  • 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...
  • Not close on deal for Jon Lester, but Orioles have 'a couple of active discussions'

    Not close on deal for Jon Lester, but Orioles have 'a couple of active discussions'
    The Orioles weren’t close to acquiring Boston Red Sox right-hander Jon Lester on Wednesday — one club source said bluntly, “it’s not going to happen” — but executive vice president Dan Duquette continues to work the...
  • Lester gets win in A's debut against Royals

    OAKLAND, Calf. An Aug. 2 game is never going to have the same kind of intensity about it that a postseason game will, but in the case of the A's 8-3 win Saturday over the Kansas City Royals, some of that added oomph was there. It was the first start...
  • A's offense struggles again, lose to Rays, 7-3

    OAKLAND, Calif. Sonny Gray was on a streak of six consecutive starts giving up zero or one earned run, so when he gets kicked around like he did in the A's 7-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday afternoon, it's easy enough to dismiss that as an...
  • Jon Lester gets win in A's debut against Royals

    OAKLAND, Calif. The three trade-deadline acquisitions who were introduced as the newest members of the A's wasted little time a day later in making major contributions in Saturday's 8-3 victory over Kansas City. Starter Jon Lester held the Royals to...