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  • Oakland A's clinch playoff spot with 4-0 win

    ARLINGTON, Texas Sonny Gray pitched the A's into the postseason Sunday with a 4-0 shutout of the Texas Rangers. The victory eliminated the Seattle Mariners from contention and sent the A's to Kansas City, where they will meet the Royals in a one-game...
  • Royals rally for moot win over White Sox

    Royals rally for moot win over White Sox CHICAGO -- The Kansas City Royals needed a little help Sunday afternoon to force a tie atop the American League Central and didn't get it. The Royals did their part at U.S. Cellular Field, beating the Chicago...
  • Athletics 4, Rangers 0

    (Updated: RECASTS lede) Athletics 4, Rangers 0: Sonny Gray pitched a six-hitter and struck out five while Josh Reddick tripled in a run as visiting Oakland clinched the final American League wild card spot. Gray (14-10) did not walk a batter and...
  • A's clinch wild card with win over Rangers

    A's clinch wild card with win over Rangers By ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Oakland Athletics' mantra for a must-win in Game 162 was: find a way. Sonny Gray showed them the way. The right-hander pitched a shutout and the Athletics clinched the American...
  • A's aiming to clinch Dunn's first postseason appearance

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH ARLINGTON, Texas -- Baseball, like politics, can make strange bedfellows. "Go, Angels. Never thought I'd say that," said Oakland right fielder Josh Reddick after the Athletics'...
  • Quality innings-eater would be huge for Cubs

     Quality innings-eater would be huge for Cubs
    MILWAUKEE — Adding Jon Lester or Cole Hamels would give the Cubs more than just a bona fide left-handed All-Star ace. It would take the pressure off members of a rotation that hope to attain the 200-inning mark as well as alleviate the workload of...
  • Cubs' Arrieta shows why he's an ace

    Cubs' Arrieta shows why he's an ace
    After capping a 10-5 season by holding the St. Louis Cardinals to two hits over seven innings Wednesday night, it would seem axiomatic that Jake Arrieta would start the Chicago Cubs’ 2015 opener on April 6 against the Cardinals. But Arrieta, known...
  • Melvin: Playoff berth would cure A's

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH OAKLAND, Calif. -- There's no magic cure for what has ailed the A's during their freefall over the past six weeks, but manager Bob Melvin believes his team would snap out of its...
  • Howie Kendrick comes through as Angels beat Oakland, 5-4

    KEY MOMENT: The A's scored four runs off reliever Mike Morin in the seventh to trim a 5-0 deficit to 5-4, Josh Reddick hitting a two-run double to left, Nick Punto an RBI triple to right-center and Coco Crisp an RBI single to left. But with two on and two...
  • Game roundup: Dodgers earn second straight division title

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Final update: Changed lede to Dodgers-Giants Game roundup: Dodgers earn second straight division title LOS ANGELES -- Yasiel Puig hit the go-ahead home run, and the Los Angeles Dodgers captured their second consecutive...
  • A's rally falls short in 5-4 loss to Angels

    OAKLAND, Calif. A furious seventh-inning rally from a 5-0 deficit fell a run short and the A's lost their final regular-season home game of the year 5-4 to the Los Angeles Angels. Oakland, which went over 2 million in attendance for the first time...