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

    Aug 29, 2014, 6:58 AM EST

    Obstruction

    Yet another protested game in a week full of protests. This one isn’t going anywhere, though.

  2. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 28, 2014, 6:55 AM EST

    Clayton Kershaw

    Every fifth day I wake up in the morning and see another impressive Clayton Kershaw pitching line.

  3. Royals demote Aaron Crow to Double-A

    Aug 27, 2014, 3:45 PM EST

    Aaron Crow

    Crow was an All-Star in 2011 and has a 3.35 ERA in 226 career innings through age 26, including a 3.86 ERA in 59 appearances this season.

  4. Video: Jonny Gomes lays out to save two runs

    Aug 26, 2014, 10:05 PM EST

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    He didn’t cover very much ground before the dive, but A’s outfielder Jonny Gomes saved a couple of runs with this two-out grab in the bottom of the third inning Tuesday at Houston’s Minute Maid Park …

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

    Aug 26, 2014, 6:43 AM EST

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    It was Giancarlo Stanton vs. Mike Trout in Anaheim last night. Advantage: Stanton.

  6. Athletics calling up Drew Pomeranz to start Wednesday

    Aug 25, 2014, 11:02 PM EST

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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.

  7. Injuries will test A’s in stretch run

    Aug 25, 2014, 12:48 PM EST

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    Depth has been a major key to the A’s success this year, and it’s going to play a huge factor over the final five weeks of the regular season.

  8. Despite waiver claim, an A’s-Rays trade for Yunel Escobar unlikely

    Aug 25, 2014, 9:49 AM EST

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    The teams matchup on paper. But baseball isn’t played on paper. If it was, anyone could do it.

  9. John Jaso is placed on the concussion disabled list

    Aug 25, 2014, 9:28 AM EST

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    Jaso missed the playoffs last year due to a severe concussion. He’s out with brain trauma once again.

  10. Athletics place Sean Doolittle on the disabled list

    Aug 24, 2014, 7:45 PM EST

    Sean Doolittle

    Sean Doolittle has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained intercostal muscle.

  11. A’s acquire catcher Geovany Soto from Rangers

    Aug 24, 2014, 5:05 PM EST

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    As first reported by Chris Cotillo at MLB Daily Dish, the A’s have acquired catcher Geovany Soto from the Rangers for future cash considerations.

  12. A’s claim Yunel Escobar off revocable waivers from Rays

    Aug 24, 2014, 3:32 PM EST

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    From FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal comes word that the Athletics have claimed Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar off revocable waivers. The two teams have until 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday to work out a trade.

  13. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Aug 24, 2014, 8:56 AM EST

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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.

  14. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 23, 2014, 8:56 AM EST

    Sean Doolittle AP

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

  15. A’s send Dan Otero back to Triple-A with 7-1 record, 2.28 ERA

    Aug 22, 2014, 3:45 PM EST

    Dan Otero A's

    Sometimes the life of a player with a minor-league option remaining just isn’t fair.

  16. A’s activate Craig Gentry from the disabled list

    Aug 22, 2014, 3:19 PM EST

    Craig Gentry A's

    Oakland’s outfield depth just got a little stronger with Craig Gentry coming off the disabled list after missing the past month with a broken hand.

  17. Royals might actually know what they are doing

    Aug 20, 2014, 2:58 PM EST

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    Joe Posnanski says the Royals’ plan is finally falling into place and has their fans believing they can get back to the glory days of the 1970s.

  18. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 20, 2014, 6:54 AM EST

    Bases loaded walk

    A bases-loaded walk helped the Tigers win a game. A walkoff plunking gave the Cardinals the win. And the crew in Chicago couldn’t get a tarp on the field. Can anyone around here play this game anymore?

  19. Jeff Samardzija content he chose baseball over football

    Aug 19, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

    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.

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

    Aug 18, 2014, 5:30 AM EST

    Lloyd McClendon, Tony Randazzp

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

  21. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Aug 17, 2014, 8:53 AM EST

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    Suddenly the American League West is all tied up. Albert Pujols and Howie Kendrick both went yard and Matt Shoemaker pitched well over 5 2/3 innings as the Angels topped the Rangers 5-4 on Saturday night in Arlington, Texas. The A’s, meanwhile, got a third straight poor start from Sonny Gray and lost 4-3 to the Braves at Atlanta’s Turner Field.

  22. Starlin Castro hopes to stay with the Cubs

    Aug 16, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

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    When the Cubs acquired top prospect shortstop Addison Russell from the Athletics in the Jeff Samardzija/Jason Hammel deal, many assumed that it likely signified the beginning of the end for Starlin Castro in Chicago. But Castro hopes to stick around.

  23. Joe Posnanski ranks all 30 MLB ballparks

    Aug 15, 2014, 2:58 PM EST

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    Joe Posnanski ranks all 30 MLB ballparks. Spoiler alert: Wrigley Field is No. 1.

  24. Fractured finger sends A’s shortstop Jed Lowrie to the disabled list

    Aug 14, 2014, 12:29 PM EST

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    He’d been healthy this season until the finger injury, but his production has slipped to a .238 batting average and .671 OPS with free agency right around the corner this winter.

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

    Aug 13, 2014, 9:47 AM EST

    Jon Lester

    And Mike Hampton picked Colorado for the excellent schools.

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