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  • Astros edge A's in 11 innings, 5-4

    OAKLAND, Calif. The Houston Astros hung on for a 5-4 win over the A's in a wild game Friday night that saw a pair of dormant offenses come alive in extra innings. After nine scoreless innings, the Astros broke through in the 10th inning on a two-out,...
  • Larry Stone: Fernando Rodney testing patience as Mariners closer

    Nothing sucks the soul out of a baseball team or I should say, a fan base quicker than a ninth-inning closer meltdown. Except two of them, I guess. But nothing ruins the natural rhythm and pace of a baseball season more than knee-jerk overreaction. If...
  • Quick trip around Major League Baseball

    Quick trip around Major League Baseball
    American LeagueCentral Division White Sox: Ouch. One of the best winters for any team leads into one of the worst starts in toughest division. Indians: Starters living up to the hype, making Sports Illustrated's choice as World Series champs almost...
  • Sonny Gray takes no-hit bid into 8th, A's blank Rangers 8-0

    Bob Melvin did his best to keep Sonny Gray from becoming chatty between innings of his no-hit bid. The pitcher kept wanting to discuss his walk-up music and get the manager's approval. "I'm not very superstitious," Gray said. The right-hander didn't...
  • Gray flirts with no-hitter as A's rout Rangers in opening night win

    OAKLAND, Calif. Sonny Gray's domination of the Texas Rangers carried over from 2014 on Monday as he took a no-hitter into the eighth inning in an 8-0 opening night win for the Oakland Athletics. In bidding to become the first pitcher in 75 years to throw...
  • Angels' Mike Trout: from can't-miss kid to likely AL MVP in five years

    Angels' Mike Trout: from can't-miss kid to likely AL MVP in five years
    On a July afternoon five years ago, the possibility of Mike Trout became quite apparent to the Angels manager. Before Trout's $144.5-million contract, before the custom Nike cleats bearing the colors of a rainbow trout that he wore in the All-Star...
  • Despite numbers drop in some areas, Angels' Mike Trout is MVP favorite

    Despite numbers drop in some areas, Angels' Mike Trout is MVP favorite
    Mike Trout is batting .290 entering the final weekend of the regular season, well off the .323 he hit last season and .326 average as a rookie in 2012. The Angels center fielder leads the American League with 181 strikeouts, far more than the 139 and...
  • A's lose to Angels, 5-4, but still have a good shot at playoffs

    A's lose to Angels, 5-4, but still have a good shot at playoffs
    — As bad as things got for the Oakland Athletics in August and early September, and they were historically bad for a while, the A's are still in a decent position for a team on the verge of one of baseball's greatest collapses. Even after...
  • Royals nip A's 9-8 in 12; Ex-IronPig Moss hits two HRs for Oakland

    Royals nip A's 9-8 in 12; Ex-IronPig Moss hits two HRs for Oakland
    By David Smale, The Sports Xchange KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez's single down the left field line capped a two-run, 12th-inning rally, and the Kansas City Royals stunned the Oakland Athletics 9-8 Tuesday in the American League wild-card game....
  • A's Donaldson hits game-winning homer

    OAKLAND, Calif. — When Oakland A's third baseman Josh Donaldson came to the plate with one out and a runner on first base in the bottom of the 10th inning Sunday of a 6-6 game against Philadelphia, he relished the moment. After all, Donaldson...
  • Yankees' Jeter heads All-Star selections

    Derek Jeter will be in the spotlight for perhaps the final time when he starts at shortstop for the American League in the All-Star Game. The New York Yankees captain, who is retiring following the season, heads the AL squad for the July 17 game in...