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  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • Crisp helps Athletics snap losing streak in victory over Mets

    OAKLAND, Calif. The Oakland A's have been pretty much waiting since the All-Star break for a big Coco Crisp breakout, and he finally might have struck the kind of blow Tuesday night that fires up some long-overdue hot Coco. Crisp broke a 1-1, fourth-...
  • Is it rationalizing to see bright side to Dodgers' nontrade action?

    Come on, buckaroo, keep that chin up. All disappointed today to find your Boys in Blue look exactly like they did the previous day? Big names flew at the trading deadline and the Dodgers watched from the sideline. Offered polite applause. Admitted the...
  • No deals for Dodgers before non-waiver trade deadline

    No deals for Dodgers before non-waiver trade deadline
    The 1 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline on Thursday passed without the Dodgers reinforcing their pitching staff or finding Matt Kemp a new home. General Manager Ned Colletti warned of this scenario Wednesday night, when he said he didn’t want to trade...
  • Twins can't hold ninth-inning lead, lose to Padres

    Once again, a lack of execution dooms the Twins. Glen Perkins thought could get a nice, easy first-pitch strike over to Yonder Alonso in the ninth inning Wednesday. Anthony Swarzak thought Seth Smith wouldn't look for an inside fastball in the 10th....
  • Brewers' Mike Fiers strikes out 14 in dominating start, defeat Cubs

    CHICAGO Mike Fiers' remarkable resurgence continued Thursday afternoon. Making his second start in place of the injured Matt Garza, the 29-year-old right-hander struck out a career-high 14 while allowing just three hits over six shutout innings to lead...
  • Angels believe they have troops for the job, despite rivals' upgrades

    Angels believe they have troops for the job, despite rivals' upgrades
    BALTIMORE — The first shock wave came when Oakland, the team the Angels are chasing in the American League West, acquired Boston ace Jon Lester for left fielder and cleanup batter Yoenis Cespedes, giving the Athletics a formidable rotation that...
  • Excerpts: Sampling of columns of note from the past week

    GARY D'AMATO, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, on TIGER WOODS' DIP IN SUCCESS It's been 18 years since a skinny Tiger Woods stepped up to a podium before a modest media gathering at the Greater Milwaukee Open and said, "Hello, world," launching a career...
  • Crisp, A's get back on track in win over Mets

    Crisp, A's get back on track in win over Mets OAKLAND, Calif. -- Coco Crisp entered Tuesday night's game mired in a hitting slump and hoping to bust loose. The Oakland center fielder warmed up with a sharp single in the third inning, then lined a...
  • Mets 8, Athletics 5

    (Updated: UPDATES standings, 3RD graph) Mets 8, Athletics 5: Lucas Duda clubbed a three-run homer and visiting New York scored seven of its eight runs with two outs to earn a split of the two-game series. Zack Wheeler (9-8) won his sixth...