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  • Lester gets win in A's debut against Royals

    OAKLAND, Calf. An Aug. 2 game is never going to have the same kind of intensity about it that a postseason game will, but in the case of the A's 8-3 win Saturday over the Kansas City Royals, some of that added oomph was there. It was the first start...
  • Jacobs: Cespedes Fills Many Needs

    Jacobs: Cespedes Fills Many Needs
    BOSTON — Boston already has Big Papi. So let's call Yoenis Cespedes the Big Need. The Red Sox needed power, especially right-handed pop. Cespedes had 17 home runs in Oakland in 2014. The entire Red Sox outfield has 14. It is a historical anemia...
  • Ryan Divish: Winners and losers of the trade deadline

    BALTIMORE It certainly wasn't dull. The 48 hours leading up to the Major League Baseball trade deadline on Thursday featured rumors, speculation, deals, falsely reported deals thanks to fake Twitter accounts and enough action to be reminiscent of your own...
  • Yankees rally past Red Sox, 6-4

    The Sports Xchange By Matthew Carroll, The Sports Xchange Yankees rally past Red Sox, 6-4 BOSTON -- Derek Jeter was waiting on a strike. With the bases loaded and no outs, the New York Yankees' captain didn't get one but still managed to spark his...
  • Lester beats Royals in A's debut

    The Sports Xchange Lester beats Royals in A's debut OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jon Lester, so long a presence for the Boston Red Sox, did his usual thing on Saturday, but in a green-and-gold A's uniform. After 242 games with the Red Sox, Lester made his...
  • Yankees 6, Red Sox 4

    The Sports Xchange By Matthew Carroll, The Sports Xchange Yankees 6, Red Sox 4 BOSTON -- Mark Teixeira homered and Derek Jeter delivered a two-run double that powered the New York Yankees to a 6-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. Rookie right-...
  • No deals for Dodgers before non-waiver trade deadline

    No deals for Dodgers before non-waiver trade deadline
    The 1 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline on Thursday passed without the Dodgers reinforcing their pitching staff or finding Matt Kemp a new home. General Manager Ned Colletti warned of this scenario Wednesday night, when he said he didn’t want to trade...
  • Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers add top pitchers

    The Chicago White Sox had the bases loaded, with Gordon Beckham at bat. The count was two balls and two strikes. The Detroit Tigers suddenly decided to make a change — not at pitcher, but in center field. The Tigers were frantic about it. Their...
  • Is it rationalizing to see bright side to Dodgers' nontrade action?

    Come on, buckaroo, keep that chin up. All disappointed today to find your Boys in Blue look exactly like they did the previous day? Big names flew at the trading deadline and the Dodgers watched from the sideline. Offered polite applause. Admitted the...
  • Angels believe they have troops for the job, despite rivals' upgrades

    Angels believe they have troops for the job, despite rivals' upgrades
    BALTIMORE — The first shock wave came when Oakland, the team the Angels are chasing in the American League West, acquired Boston ace Jon Lester for left fielder and cleanup batter Yoenis Cespedes, giving the Athletics a formidable rotation that...
  • Jon Lester gets win in A's debut against Royals

    OAKLAND, Calif. The three trade-deadline acquisitions who were introduced as the newest members of the A's wasted little time a day later in making major contributions in Saturday's 8-3 victory over Kansas City. Starter Jon Lester held the Royals to...