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  1. Athletics calling up Drew Pomeranz to start Wednesday

    Aug 25, 2014, 11:02 PM EDT

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    The change lines up Sonny Gray, Jon Lester, Scott Kazmir and Jeff Samardzija to start in a big four-game series against the Angels later this week.

  2. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Aug 24, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT

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    The A’s and Angels are tied again at the very top of the American League West standings. Jon Lester struck out seven and allowed just one run on five hits and a walk, and Coco Crisp scored the go-ahead run on an eighth-inning wild pitch as Oakland topped the visiting Halos 2-1 on Saturday.

  3. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 23, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT

    Sean Doolittle AP

    A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including an important AL West battle.

  4. Jeff Samardzija content he chose baseball over football

    Aug 19, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Jeff Samardzija

    Baseball wound up the career path of choice for the A’s right-hander, but football will always be in Samardzija’s blood.

  5. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 18, 2014, 5:30 AM EDT

    Lloyd McClendon, Tony Randazzp

    An ump show in Detroit couldn’t stop the Mariners’ momentum.

  6. Jon Lester says he’s not simply going to the highest bidder

    Aug 13, 2014, 9:47 AM EDT

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    And Mike Hampton picked Colorado for the excellent schools.

  7. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and hghlghts

    Aug 13, 2014, 7:16 AM EDT

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    In the future, every pitcher will toss seven shutout innings for fifteen minutes — Andy Warhol.

  8. A’s halt Royals’ winning streak at eight with 11-3 drubbing

    Aug 12, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

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    A’s starter Jon Lester fanned nine batters over six solid innings and the Oakland offense set a season-high with 20 hits in an 11-3 beatdown of the host Royals on Tuesday night at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium. It was the first loss for the Royals in nine games.

  9. Video: Yoenis Cespedes hits his first Red Sox home run

    Aug 10, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

    Yoenis Cespedes

    Yoenis Cespedes went yard in a big spot to notch his first home run as a member of the Red Sox.

  10. Cubs, Phillies not likely to complete a Cole Hamels trade. But it’s still interesting.

    Aug 8, 2014, 12:03 PM EDT

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    For what it says about the Cubs, not what it says about the Phillies or Cole Hamels.

  11. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 8, 2014, 6:23 AM EDT

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    If you had money on “Shane Greene and Chris Capuano would go back-to-back shutting down the Detroit Tigers in August, keeping the Yankees in the playoff picture,” the casino management would like to have a word with you.

  12. Bartolo Colon aims for 200th career victory

    Aug 3, 2014, 11:22 AM EDT

    Bartolo Colon

    Colon will hit a milestone if he can reel off a third straight victory this afternoon.

  13. Jon Lester takes out full-page ad to thank Red Sox fans

    Aug 3, 2014, 9:23 AM EDT

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    As has become a tradition… the player looks classy, the paper sells a bit better than usual.

  14. Gammons: the Pirates may have made an offer for David Price that was “greater in terms of talent”

    Aug 1, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

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    But the determining factor was likely the Rays’ belief that they can contend in 2015.

  15. Jose Bautista, Casey Janssen “frustrated” and “disappointed” by Blue Jays’ lack of trade deadline activity

    Aug 1, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Toronto was 38-24 and in first place by six games on June 6, but the Blue Jays have gone 22-26 since then and general manager Alex Anthopoulos did nothing at the trade deadline yesterday.

  16. Empty Yesterday: Kansas City’s trade deadline day

    Aug 1, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

    Dayton Moore, David Glass

    The Royals just had an infuriating trade deadline day.

  17. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington begins second roster overhaul

    Aug 1, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    Ben Cherington

    For the second time in 22 months, Ben Cherington must find a way to turn a last place team into a winner — and fast.

  18. Winners and losers at the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2014, 10:12 PM EDT

    A.J. Burnett, Ruben Amaro Jr., Ryne Sandberg

    Keeping score in the aftermath of Thursday’s deadline deals.

  19. Dave Dombrowski sent some fun smack talk to Billy Beane after the David Price deal

    Jul 31, 2014, 9:50 PM EDT

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    The arms race between the Athletics and Tigers is just too much fun.

  20. Athletics will go ahead with Yoenis Cespedes t-shirt night even after trade to Red Sox

    Jul 31, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

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    Yoenis Cespedes t-shirt night is a little awkward now that he’s with the Red Sox, but the Athletics are going ahead with the giveaway anyway.

  21. 2014 Trade Deadline Tracker

    Jul 31, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT

    David Price

    Recapping all of Thursday’s dealings in one spot.

  22. ACES GALORE: The Rays trade David Price to the Tigers

    Jul 31, 2014, 3:55 PM EDT

    David Price

    With Price in town, a guy who one the AL MVP and Cy Young Award a couple of years ago is now the TIgers fourth starter.

  23. Red Sox trade John Lackey to Cardinals for Allen Craig and Joe Kelly

    Jul 31, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Not satisfied with adding Justin Masterson to the rotation yesterday, the Cardinals have added another veteran starter by acquiring John Lackey from the Red Sox. And, much like Boston’s deal to get Yoenis Cespedes from Oakland for Jon Lester, the Red Sox have prioritized the present by getting veterans Allen Craig and Joe Kelly in exchange.

  24. Jonny Gomes says something interesting about chemistry

    Jul 31, 2014, 12:49 PM EDT

    Jonny Gomes

    Seems that Gomes knows more about team chemistry than the people who hold him up as a paragon of good chemistry.

  25. A’s trade Tommy Milone to Twins for Sam Fuld

    Jul 31, 2014, 11:13 AM EDT

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    Tommy Milone was the odd man out in the A’s rotation before today, so there was really no place for him in Oakland following the Jon Lester trade.

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