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  • A's can determine wild-card fate

    OAKLAND, Calif. Can two games played well offset five weeks of games played poorly? That's the question facing the A's as they come off their final off-day of the regular season. Wins Saturday and Sunday came at the right time in Seattle with the...
  • Josh Donaldson has 5 hits, 5 RBIs as A's rout White Sox 11-2

    CHICAGO Jon Lester won for the first time in five starts Tuesday when the A's offense gave him enough support to craft an 11-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox that included a five-run ninth inning. That final rally included a two-run single by Josh...
  • Athletics 4, Mariners 0

    Athletics 4, Mariners 0: Sam Fuld and Brandon Moss homered while Jon Lester struck out seven in six innings as visiting Oakland won its second straight over Seattle. Lester (15-10) improved to 5-3 with a 2.30 ERA since joining the Athletics after...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Preview: Athletics at Braves

    Jon Lester has won his first three starts for Oakland, pitching like the game-changer the Athletics envisioned when they acquired him from Boston at the trade deadline. Oakland needs another strong performance from its new ace when it tries to avoid 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...
  • 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...
  • Preview: Mariners at Athletics

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Mariners at Athletics A high-octane pitching matchup takes center stage when the Oakland Athletics host the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday in the finale of a three-game series. Seattle ace Felix Hernandez, a 13-game winner...
  • Hernandez outduels Lester, leads Mariners to 2-1 win over A's

    OAKLAND, Calif. Felix Hernandez was, well, Felix Hernandez again and when he's like that the Mariners don't lose very often, particularly to the Oakland Athletics. In what could also be a possible pitching preview of the American League wild-card game...
  • Braves edge A's to complete sweep

    Braves edge A's to complete sweep ATLANTA -- Things are going so badly for the Oakland Athletics that they can't win even when Jon Lester is pitching. Justin Upton and Chris Johnson backed Mike Minor with home runs, and the Atlanta Braves completed...