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

    Sep 8, 2014, 6:47 AM EST

    Nelson Cruz

    A third of all of yesterday’s games were shutouts. Three dudes had two-homer games. Happy 2014.

  2. Mike Trout is about to become the ninth #2 hitter with 100 RBI

    Sep 6, 2014, 10:25 PM EST

    mike trout getty swing

    #2 hitters don’t often accrue 100 RBI, but Mike Trout will accomplish the feat soon.

  3. Athletics halt losing streak, walk off in the ninth against the Astros

    Sep 6, 2014, 7:30 PM EST

    Jed Lowrie

    The slumping Athletics appeared to be well on their way to another loss, but put together a three-run ninth inning to work off victors against the Astros on Saturday.

  4. Sean Doolittle successfully threw a 20-pitch bullpen

    Sep 6, 2014, 4:20 PM EST

    Sean Doolittle

    Sean Doolittle threw a 20-pitch bullpen on Saturday morning and will travel with the Athletics to Chicago on Monday, which may indicate he could be activated during the week.

  5. Settling the Scores: Friday’s results

    Sep 6, 2014, 7:51 AM EST

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    James Shields tames the Yankees and the Milwaukee Brewers postpone the Heat Death of the (National League) Universe for at least another day.

  6. The Diamondbacks fire Kevin Towers

    Sep 5, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

    Kevin Towers

    It was only a matter of time. And that time has come.

  7. Tommy Milone scratched from Sunday start with “tired arm”

    Sep 4, 2014, 5:40 PM EST

    Tommy Milone Twins

    Milone has allowed 21 runs in 21 innings for the Twins spread over five starts, including a 12/11 K/BB ratio.

  8. Stephen Vogt adds sprained left ankle to injured right foot

    Sep 4, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

    Stephen Vogt Getty

    Catcher/first baseman/designated hitter Stephen Vogt has been one of the most pleasant surprises for the A’s this season, hitting .301 with an .811 OPS in 73 games

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

    Sep 4, 2014, 7:07 AM EST

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    A lesson in why you do not want to have to face the Mariners in the wild card game.

  10. Sean Doolittle begins comeback by playing catch

    Sep 3, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

    Sean Doolittle

    Prior to the injury Doolittle was having an incredible season, posting a 2.28 ERA in 54 appearances with an historic 80/5 K/BB ratio in 55 innings.

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

    Sep 2, 2014, 7:10 AM EST

    Phillies pitchers

    Four Phillies combine for the no-no. I’m actually surprised we haven’t seen more of these in recent years.

  12. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Aug 31, 2014, 8:58 AM EST

    cory rasmus getty

    This weekend has been a nightmare for the A’s. They headed into Anaheim on Thursday for the start of a four-game series with the goal of recapturing the lead in the American League West standings, but runs have been difficult to come by and now the Angels enter play Sunday looking for the sweep.

  13. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 30, 2014, 8:57 AM EST

    Albert Pujols AP

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

  14. Mike Trout is the best MVP choice, but . . .

    Aug 29, 2014, 4:17 PM EST

    mike trout getty

    If you’re going to make the same arguments for him you did the past two years, you may want to re-think things.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

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

    Aug 26, 2014, 10:05 PM EST

    gomes getty

    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 …

  19. 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.

  20. Athletics calling up Drew Pomeranz to start Wednesday

    Aug 25, 2014, 11:02 PM EST

    drew pomeranz getty

    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.

  21. Injuries will test A’s in stretch run

    Aug 25, 2014, 12:48 PM EST

    josh donaldson getty

    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.

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

    Aug 25, 2014, 9:49 AM EST

    yunel escobar getty

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

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