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Jon Lester

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  • Lester show his value in A's win

    The Sports Xchange By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange Lester show his value in A's win OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland A's thought they were getting a big-game pitcher, someone they could rely on down the stretch, when they acquired left-hander Jon...
  • On The Fly: Drummond Deserving Of USA Roster Spot

    Andre Drummond was selected to fill the 12th and final spot on the USA Basketball roster. It's a great accomplishment for the man from Middletown, who attended Capital Prep-Hartford, St. Thomas More and UConn before going to the NBA. "Maybe it kind of...
  • A's Lowrie placed on DL

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Shortstop Jed Lowrie was unable to play through the pain of a hairline fracture of his right index finger and was placed on the disabled list after the game...
  • Chris Iannetta pushes Angels past Red Sox, 4-3

    Chris Iannetta pushes Angels past Red Sox, 4-3
    AT THE PLATE: Josh Hamilton was back in the cleanup spot after a two-game “mental break” from a slump in which he hit .132 (five for 38) with 18 strikeouts in his previous 10 games. He flied to deep center in the first, was hit by a pitch in...
  • Wheeler unbeaten in 10 as Mets top A's

    The Sports Xchange By Dave Del Grande, The Sports Xchange Wheeler unbeaten in 10 as Mets top A's OAKLAND, Calif. -- When his team is in an offensive funk, New York Mets manager Terry Collins knows exactly what to do. Send ace right-hander Zack Wheeler...
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    What's the Cubs' situation with Tsuyoshi Wada? Do we have his rights for the next few years since he's a "rookie”? Obviously his only detriment is his age, but even so he can be a nice bridge at the end of the rotation until C.J. Edwards, Corey...
  • Red Sox's De La Rosa pitching with poise, confidence

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH ANAHEIM, Calif. -- With the Boston Red Sox trading four starting pitchers in five days, right-hander Rubby De La Rosa had a chance Sunday to establish a foothold in the ensuing...
  • Royals confident Willingham will elevate offense

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Adding another bat for the stretch run, the Kansas City Royals acquired outfielder/designated hitter Josh Willingham from the Minnesota Twins on Monday for...
  • 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...
  • A's stumble into weekend showdown with Angels

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH HOUSTON -- Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin remains noncommittal on how long he will stick with a six-man rotation, but in the interim left-hander Drew Pomeranz will start on...
  • Braves 4, Athletics 3

    Braves 4, Athletics 3: Mike Minor allowed two runs in seven strong innings, and homers from Justin Upton and Chris Johnson led host Atlanta to a three-game sweep of struggling Oakland. Minor (5-8) allowed four hits – two of which were Nate Freiman...