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  1. The Athletics will wear a patch tonight to honor the passing of Pat Neshek’s son

    Oct 6, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

    Gehrig John Neshek patch

    Announced via the team’s Twitter account, the Athletics will wear this patch on their uniforms for tonight’s game against the Tigers to honor the passing of Pat Neshek‘s newborn son, Gehrig John Neshek. Gehrig John died Wednesday less than 24 hours after his birth. Despite the tragedy, Neshek is on the A’s roster for the…

  2. ALDS Game 1 lineups: Athletics vs. Tigers

    Oct 6, 2012, 5:13 PM EDT

    Justin Verlander AP

    Here are the Athletics’ and Tigers’ lineups for Game 1 of the ALDS, which is set to begin around 6 p.m. ET: OAKLAND ATHLETICS DETROIT TIGERS 1. Coco Crisp, CF 1. Austin Jackson, CF 2. Stephen Drew, SS 2. Quintin Berry, LF 3. Yoenis Cespedes, LF 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 4. Brandon Moss, 1B 4.…

  3. Brett Anderson on A’s roster for ALDS following oblique injury

    Oct 6, 2012, 3:20 PM EDT

    Brett Anderson Getty

    The Athletics have officially announced their roster for their series against the Tigers in the ALDS, which will begin tonight in Detroit. No big surprises in here, but Casey Pratt of CSNBayArea.com passes along word that Brett Anderson is indeed on the roster after straining his oblique during a start in Detroit on September 19.…

  4. ALDS Preview: Tigers vs. Athletics

    Oct 6, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Tigers and Athletics have in store for us in the American League Division Series. The Teams Detroit Tigers (88-74) vs. Oakland Athletics (94-68) The Matchups Game 1 Saturday in Detroit: Jarrod Parker vs. Justin Verlander…

  5. My MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year picks

    Oct 5, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Here are my picks for the MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year awards for each league. Obviously, these are all for fun. I’m not a BBWAA member and do not have ballots for any of these awards. Feel free to flame away. AL MVP 1. Mike Trout 2. Miguel Cabrera 3. Robinson Cano 4.…

  6. Pat Neshek on A’s playoff roster following son’s death

    Oct 5, 2012, 4:18 PM EDT

    Pat Neshek

    Pat Neshek, whose son Gehrig John Neshek died Wednesday less than 24 hours after his birth, has rejoined the A’s in Detroit and will reportedly be on the team’s playoff roster for the ALDS against the Tigers. Neshek will be available out of the bullpen after working his way back from the minors to appear…

  7. A’s pick rookie Jarrod Parker to start Game 1 against Tigers

    Oct 5, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Jarrod Parker AP

    Fittingly for a team that has relied so heavily on rookie pitchers all season the A’s have picked the youngest starter on the staff, 23-year-old Jarrod Parker, to take the mound in Game 1 of the ALDS against Justin Verlander and the Tigers. Parker, who was acquired from the Diamondbacks as part of the Trevor…

  8. Tigers set ALDS rotation, push Max Scherzer to Game 4

    Oct 5, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Justin Verlander AP

    Justin Verlander starting Game 1 was a given and today the Tigers announced the rest of their ALDS rotation against the A’s: Doug Fister in Game 2, Anibal Sanchez in Game 3, and Max Scherzer in Game 4. And then if the series goes to a Game 5 it would be Verlander getting the ball…

  9. Last time the Orioles were in the playoffs …

    Oct 5, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    jim thome indians

    OK, so by now we’ve all heard plenty about how the Orioles are back in the playoffs for the first time since 1997. October 15, 1997 to be exact, when they lost 1-0 to the Indians in Game 6 of the ALCS on a Tony Fernandez homer off Armando Benitez in the 11th inning. I…

  10. Pat Neshek loses son one day after he was born

    Oct 4, 2012, 12:23 AM EDT

    Pat Neshek

    Horrible news tonight. A’s reliever Pat Neshek lost his baby son, named Gehrig John, one day after he was born. Neshek left the A’s on Tuesday to be with his wife, Stephanee, as she went into labor and wasn’t with the team as it celebrated its AL West title Wednesday. Stephanee later tweeted a picture…

  11. Yankees claim AL East, home field; A’s to take on Tigers

    Oct 3, 2012, 10:11 PM EDT

    Hiroki Kuroda, Derek Jeter

    By losing 4-1 to the Rays, the Orioles settled things in the American League playoff picture this evening. The Yankees will face the wild card winner, either the Orioles or Rangers, in one ALDS and the A’s will get the Tigers in the other. The Orioles will travel to Texas to play a one-game playoff…

  12. Brandon McCarthy could pitch in the postseason

    Oct 3, 2012, 9:38 PM EDT

    brandon mccarthy getty

    The A’s capturing the American League West this afternoon ensures that they’ll have a decently long postseason run. Which is great news for Brandon McCarthy, who had emergency brain surgery four weeks ago after taking a line drive off his head. According to beat writer Joe Stiglich of the San Jose Mercury News, the righty…

  13. A’s ride the backs of Balfour, Cook, Doolittle

    Oct 3, 2012, 8:03 PM EDT

    Grant Balfour

    For the A’s, it’s as easy as B, C, D In sweeping the Rangers to win the AL West this week, the A’s had Grant Balfour, Ryan Cook and Sean Doolittle pitch the final three innings of all three games. They didn’t go in that order — Balfour had the ninth, while the other two…

  14. A’s finish sweep of Rangers, win AL West

    Oct 3, 2012, 6:53 PM EDT

    Ryan Cook

    The A’s finished off their incredible comeback in style Wednesday, overcoming a 5-1 deficit to pound the Rangers 12-5 and win the AL West. Today marks the first time all year the A’s have been alone in first place in the AL West. They were as many as 13 games behind Texas on June 30.…

  15. Chipper Jones is the seventh member of .300/.400/.500 club

    Oct 3, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Royalty-Free Stock Photography by Rubberball.com

    As he nears retirement Chipper Jones‘ greatness is hopeful apparent enough that we don’t really need to cite any new stats to make the case, but here’s a pretty good one courtesy of Capitol Avenue Club blogger Ben Duronio: Among all the hitters in baseball history with at least 10,000 career plate appearances Jones is…

  16. A’s beat Rangers again, AL West still up for grabs

    Oct 3, 2012, 12:55 AM EDT

    Brandon Moss

    One imagines the A’s would have been perfectly happy with the wild card a few weeks ago. Now they’re one game away from winning the AL West. Travis Blackley allowed one run and three hits in six innings and the bullpen came through one more time Tuesday as the A’s topped the Rangers 3-1 to…

  17. Brett Anderson: not a fan of the new Safeco fences

    Oct 2, 2012, 5:05 PM EDT

    brett anderson getty

    I tweeted the link to that story about Safeco’s new, more hitter-friendly dimensions.  Not surprisingly, it wasn’t well received by people with a vested interest: @craigcalcaterra @hardballtalk boo — Brett Anderson (@BrettAnderson49) October 2, 2012 Well, he’s still facing the M’s when he’s there, so it shouldn’t be that big a deal. Seriously, though, given…

  18. Tweet of the Day: Jonah Hill and Brad Pitt want rings

    Oct 2, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

    Twitter logo

    I’m as sick of “Moneyball” mentions as anyone by now–A’s rookie Jarrod Parker was 14 years old when the book came out, after all–but this tweet from the movie’s co-star, Jonah Hill, was amusing: If the Oakland A’s go all the way this year Pitt and I better get rings. — Jonah Hill (@JonahHill) October…

  19. A’s beat Rangers to clinch berth, eliminate Angels, Rays from contention

    Oct 2, 2012, 1:24 AM EDT

    Oakland Athletics Coco Crisp slides safely into home to score a run after beating the tag of Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli during the fifth inning of their MLB baseball game in Oakland

    The A’s are going back to the playoffs for the first time since 2006. Behind rookie Jarrod Parker, Oakland beat Texas 4-3 on Monday to clinch at least a wild card berth and eliminate the Angels and Rays from the mix for postseason spots. With Detroit also winning tonight, it’s now set that the A’s,…

  20. Brett Anderson thinks he can start Friday

    Oct 1, 2012, 5:59 PM EDT

    Brett Anderson

    Brett Anderson missed his two final scheduled regular-season starts because of a strained oblique, but after throwing a bullpen session Monday, he said he believes he’ll be ready to pitch Friday should the A’s have need of him, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The A’s would play their wild card game Friday if they win…

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

    Oct 1, 2012, 5:33 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    Orioles 6, Red Sox 3; Yankees 9, Blue Jays 6: 159 games and NOTHING has been decided in the AL East. And, say what you want about the new playoff setup, but the fact that it matters so much who wins the division makes this a fantastic final three days. The Yankees close things out with…

  22. Brett Anderson progressing from strained right oblique

    Sep 30, 2012, 11:17 AM EDT

    brett anderson getty

    A’s left-hander Brett Anderson has already been ruled out for the rest of the regular season with a strained right oblique. But it’s looking like he could be available if Oakland advances to the playoffs. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Anderson played catch from a distance of 120 feet Saturday afternoon…

  23. A’s win in walkoff fashion, pad AL Wild Card buffer

    Sep 29, 2012, 7:40 PM EDT

    brandon moss getty

    The A’s went down 4-0 when the Mariners’ Michael Saunders launched a two-run homer to right field in the fourth inning on Saturday at O.co Coliseum. But the rest of the afternoon belonged to Oakland. Brandon Moss hit an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth, an RBI double in the bottom of the…

  24. Brandon McCarthy set to resume throwing

    Sep 28, 2012, 10:20 PM EDT

    Brandon McCarthy

    Three weeks after undergoing brain surgery, Brandon McCarthy stepped back onto a major league field Friday, accepting the A’s nomination for the Roberto Clemente Award, and he said he plans to resume throwing Saturday. CSNBayArea.com has the quotes. “Now I can be in the dugout. I can be around the game atmosphere again,” McCarthy said.…

  25. Dallas Braden loses his cool at anti-violence meeting

    Sep 27, 2012, 11:03 PM EDT

    Dallas Braden

    A’s left-hander Dallas Braden kind of looked like he wanted to hurt someone, which is more than a little ironic given that he’s angry about the increased violence and the lack of response from the police force in his hometown of Stockton, California. CBS Sacramento has the video, which includes an impromptu interview with a bat-toting Braden.…

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