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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. Injuries will test A’s in stretch run

    Aug 25, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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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.

  3. 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.

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

    Aug 20, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT

    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?

  5. 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.

  6. 2014 Trade Deadline Tracker

    Jul 31, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT

    David Price

    Recapping all of Thursday’s dealings in one spot.

  7. 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.

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

    Jul 28, 2014, 6:32 AM EDT

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    The Dodgers sweep their rivals in San Francisco, the Rays complain about Big Papi and I complain about Southwest Airlines messing with my kids’ vacation.

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

    Jul 11, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT

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    The scoreless streak is over for Clayton Kershaw, but the dominance remains.

  10. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

  11. Justin Verlander thinks the Tigers influenced the Athletics’ recent pitching acquisitions

    Jul 5, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers' Verlander reacts after leaving the game against Texas Rangers in their MLB American League baseball game in Arlington

    The Tigers — Justin Verlander specifically — have booted the Athletics out of the ALDS in each of the last two seasons in heart-breaking Game Fives. That’s why Verlander thinks that the A’s had them in mind when they acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs on Friday.

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

    Jun 25, 2014, 6:57 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw

    The fella with the beard? The one who pitches for Los Angeles? Yeah, he’s pretty good.

  13. Scott Kazmir is back and better than ever

    Jun 20, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Scott Kazmir

    Scott Kazmir finished last season very strong with a 2.57 ERA and 43/4 K/BB ratio in five September starts and pitched well overall for the Indians, but when it came time to cash in as a free agent teams proved skeptical about his career being back on track after he fell all the way down to independent ball.

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

    Jun 20, 2014, 7:11 AM EDT

    Zack Wheeler

    Two of the most promising young arms in baseball met last night. But Zack Wheeler got the best of Andrew Heaney on the occasion of the latter’s major league debut.

  15. A’s take exception to Manny Machado’s antics

    Jun 9, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Manny Machado

    The A’s had strong words for Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado after he threw his bat during an eighth-inning incident Sunday that cleared the benches at Camden Yards.

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

    May 29, 2014, 7:01 AM EDT

    Phillies celebrate

    Ryan Howard walked the Phillies off with a three-run homer. Josh Donaldson did the same thing for the Athletics. Really, if you weren’t hitting walkoff three-run homers last night, we don’t want to know you.

  17. The Athletics are killing it in the run differential department

    May 18, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

    Jed Lowrie, Josh Reddick

    The Athletics have a +95 run differential after Sunday’s 13-3 victory over the Indians. There’s no other team in baseball even close to them in that department.

  18. Scott Kazmir ejected in the second inning for correctly questioning umpire Jerry Lane’s judgment

    May 17, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT

    Bob Melvin, Jerry Layne, Scott Kazmir

    Umpire Jerry Layne let his pride get in the way of an otherwise good ballgame.

  19. Athletics may look to bolster starting rotation through a trade

    May 3, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

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    The back of the Athletics’ starting rotation has been unreliable, so they may deal from depth to address the situation.

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

    Apr 14, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Andrelton Simmons

    The other owners will have to ratify the move at their next meeting, but as of yesterday it’s all but official: the Braves now own the Nationals. 

  21. Scott Kazmir exits Sunday start with triceps tightness

    Apr 13, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

    Scott Kazmir

    The Athletics watched their lefty starter succumb to an injury on Sunday.

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

    Apr 3, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    The Blue Jays 2013 plan worked out pretty well for their second game in 2014. And Jonathan Papelbon shows us the meaning of accountability. In his own special way.

  23. Masahiro Tanaka had a heck of a game against the Marlins on Friday

    Mar 28, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    Yankees GM Brian Cashman signed Japanese starter Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year, $155 million contract in January, then spent some time deflating expectations for the right-hander. His spring performance, including his final outing Friday afternoon against the Marlins, may have reinflated those expectations. Hiroki Kuroda started and tossed three scoreless innings before Tanaka entered the…

  24. 2014 Preview: Oakland Athletics

    Mar 24, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Nate Freiman, Josh Donaldson, Adam Rosales, Jed Lowrie

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Oakland Athletics. The Big Question: Is there life without Jarrod Parker? The A’s rotation has been a strength over…

  25. Sonny Gray named Opening Day starter for A’s

    Mar 23, 2014, 1:32 PM EDT

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    The A’s announced Sunday, via MLB.com’s Jane Lee, that right-hander Sonny Gray will start on Opening Day, March 31, against the Indians. He will be followed in the Oakland starting rotation by Scott Kazmir, Jesse Chavez, Dan Straily, and Tommy Milone — in that exact order. Gray, 24, had a 2.67 ERA (140 ERA+), 1.019…

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