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  1. Royals complete thrilling comeback to defeat A’s in the American League Wild Card Game

    Oct 1, 2014, 1:10 AM EDT

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    Salvador Perez was held hitless in his first five at-bats of Tuesday’s American League Wild Card Game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, but he smacked a walkoff RBI single down the left-field line in the 12th inning to give the Royals a 9-8 victory over the A’s.

  2. Royals tie AL Wild Card Game in bottom of the ninth

    Sep 30, 2014, 11:49 PM EDT

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    We’ve got a brand new ballgame in Kansas City.

  3. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Sep 20, 2014, 8:57 AM EDT

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    A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including the A’s getting back in the win column.

  4. Somehow, it keeps getting worse for the A’s

    Sep 18, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

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    The only thing more painful than hitting rock bottom is thinking you’ve hit it, only to find out there’s still more room to sink.

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

    Sep 18, 2014, 6:37 AM EDT

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    The Angels clinch, the A’s clench.

  6. Sean Doolittle due back from disabled list Friday

    Sep 10, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

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    Oakland manager Bob Melvin told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday that closer Sean Doolittle, who has been sidelined since August 24 with a strained intercostal muscle, is on track to be activated from the disabled list Friday.

  7. Sean Doolittle successfully threw a 20-pitch bullpen

    Sep 6, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

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    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.

  8. Sean Doolittle begins comeback by playing catch

    Sep 3, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    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.

  9. 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.

  10. Athletics place Sean Doolittle on the disabled list

    Aug 24, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

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

  11. 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.

  12. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 23, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT

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

  13. Sean Doolittle explains sabermetrics to you

    Aug 12, 2014, 12:03 PM EDT

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    What’s Bip Roberts got to do with this again?

  14. Jose Bautista isn’t impressed with Derek Norris and Sean Doolittle’s beards

    Jul 25, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT

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    Jose Bautista isn’t a huge fan of the beards Athletics Derek Norris and Sean Doolittle are sporting.

  15. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

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

  16. Jeff Samardzija impresses in debut with the Athletics

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Jeff Samardzija pitched well and got a win — only his third of the season — in his debut with the Athletics.

  17. After sacrificing two top prospects, the A’s are now all in for 2014

    Jul 4, 2014, 11:38 PM EDT

    Billy Beane

    Billy Beane gets a jump on the trade market by parting with Addison Russell, Billy McKinney.

  18. VIDEO: Rajai Davis hits walk-off grand slam against Athletics

    Jun 30, 2014, 11:48 PM EDT

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    Athletics closer Sean Doolittle issued a rare walk before serving up a walk-off grand slam to Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis this evening in Detroit.

  19. Will the second half bring more of the same for the MLB-leading A’s?

    Jun 30, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    The A’s reached the halfway mark of their season Sunday, and it’s tough to find too much fault with what took place over the first 81 games.

  20. Sean Doolittle’s scoreless innings streak snapped at 26 2/3

    Jun 28, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

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    Sean Doolittle has quietly been one of baseball’s best closers this season. The Marlins put an end to his scoreless innings streak on Saturday.

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

    Jun 4, 2014, 6:40 AM EDT

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    Henderson Alvarez has three shutouts. Three shutouts was enough to be the full-season leader in that category in five of the past 11 seasons.

  22. Sean Doolittle comes to Jim Johnson’s defense regarding boos

    May 30, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Jim Johnson once again struggled and got an earful from A’s fans on Thursday, and one of his bullpen teammates expressed disappointment with the home crowd.

  23. Down with the pitchers win, up with the Tango

    May 19, 2014, 4:21 PM EDT

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    For more than 100 years, people have used won-loss records to determine the best pitchers. That’s not great policy but hey, if we’re going to do it, how about we come up with a won-loss record for the 21st century? Enter: The Tango.

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