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Jon Lester

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  • A's unsure who will close with Doolittle on DL

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH HOUSTON -- With left-hander Sean Doolittle landing on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right intercostal on Sunday, the Athletics were forced to revisit their closer situation...
  • 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...
  • Around MLB

    Around MLB
    American League Central Division White Sox: Jose Abreu getting little to hit in second half; only two home runs in first 91 at-bats after the All-Star break. Indians: Breakdown mountain: Knee surgery possible for Nick Swisher; David Murphy is out...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Angels allow A's to pull even

    Angels allow A's to pull even
    It took the Angels more than three years to climb alone to the top of the American League West, a summit they had last reached in May 2011. But they needed only six days to lose their footing and slip back into a first-place tie with the Oakland...
  • Game sails away from Angels

    KEY MOMENT: Angels reliever Joe Smith sailed a two-out pitch to the backstop, allowing Coco Crisp to score the winning run from third in the eighth inning. Crisp had greeted Smith with a single to center and worked his way to third on a pair of...
  • Angels continue to struggle at Coliseum

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Los Angeles Angels - INSIDE PITCH OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels arrived Friday at the O.co Coliseum on the heels of a four-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The Angels had won eight of...
  • Oakland Athletics take first game of series with Angels, 5-3

    Oakland Athletics take first game of series with Angels, 5-3
    KEY MOMENT: Angels reliever Jason Grilli came into a tie game in the sixth inning and five batters later Oakland had a two-run lead on an infield single, Sam Fuld's triple to right-center and Andy Parrino's scoring fly ball. The Angels didn't quit,...
  • Garrett Richards' injury means Angels need to win AL West

    Garrett Richards' injury means Angels need to win AL West
    There should not have been a sense of urgency surrounding this weekend's series between the Angels and Oakland Athletics. The Angels have the best record in the major leagues. The A's have the second-best record. The teams might joust over the...