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Jon Lester

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  • Lester pitches shutout in second start for A's

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH OAKLAND, Calif. -- Left-hander Jon Lester pitched his fourth career shutout Thursday night, leading the Oakland A's to a 3-0 victory against the Minnesota Twins in the opener of a...
  • Game roundup: Harper hits walk-off HR in 13th to lift Nats

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 6; Adds Mariners-White Sox; more to come Game roundup: Harper hits walk-off HR in 13th to lift Nats WASHINGTON -- Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer with no outs in the bottom of the 13th inning against reliever...
  • Lester shuts out Twins in second start for A's

    The Sports Xchange By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange Lester shuts out Twins in second start for A's OAKLAND, Calif. -- Left-hander Jon Lester said he had one main goal when he was traded by the Boston Red Sox along with outfielder Jonny Gomes to...
  • A Night Ranaudo Won't Forget: Fans Jeter For First Strikeout

    A Night Ranaudo Won't Forget: Fans Jeter For First Strikeout
    BOSTON — It was barely a year ago when Anthony Ranaudo stood in the rear of the New Britain Stadium press box, stretched to his full 79 inches and smiled at a question he knew was coming. "Yeah, I was definitely a Yankee fan growing up," Ranaudo...
  • A's acquire ace Lester for All-Star Cespedes

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update: Confirms deal, updates throughout A's acquire ace Lester for All-Star Cespedes Boston Red Sox left-handed ace Jon Lester was traded to the Oakland A's on Thursday morning as general manager Billy Beane continues...
  • Hyde5: Is Mike Pouncey headed for legal trouble?

    1. For now, it's just lawyer-on-lawyer hate. But the question for the Pouncey brothers, Mike and Maurkice, as well as their respective teams, the Dolphins and Steelers is whether an incident at a South Beach nightclub becomes something more, as the lawyer...
  • Five players likely to be traded in August

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: MLB INSIDER COLUMN Five players likely to be traded in August The non-waiver trading deadline brought a flurry of moves July 31 that included ace left-handers Jon Lester and David...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Hammel finally gets first victory for A's

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH OAKLAND, Calif. -- It took him five starts to do it, but right-hander Jason Hammel finally got his first victory Tuesday night for the Oakland A's. Hammel threw 5 2/3 scoreless...
  • Cubs downplay hype, Javier Baez hits game-winner

    DENVER — Before Javier Baez's game-winning home run in his first game in the majors Tuesday night at Coors Field, the Cubs tried their best to persuade the media not to overhype the event. Manager Rick Renteria said the reporters were "more...