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  1. Sonny Gray broke his thumb last night

    Oct 11, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Not only did Sonny Gray take the loss against the Tigers last night, allowing three runs in five innings, the A’s rookie suffered a broken left thumb thanks to a Prince Fielder comebacker in the fifth inning. X-rays taken after Gray exited the game showed the break and Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com reports that he’s…

  2. Bob Melvin gets bailed out by overpowering Verlander

    Oct 10, 2013, 11:37 PM EDT

    Bob Melvin

    The A’s made the most impetuous decision of the postseason in starting Sonny Gray over Bartolo Colon in Wednesday’s Game 5, choosing a rookie over the guy who finished second in the AL in ERA based on one excellent performance. And how’d the follow that up? By treating Game 5 against a completely dominant Justin…

  3. Justin Verlander dominates as Tigers defeat Athletics to advance to ALCS

    Oct 10, 2013, 11:29 PM EDT

    Justin Verlander AP

    The Tigers have advanced to the ALCS for the third straight season. Justin Verlander threw eight scoreless innings in a dominant outing while Miguel Cabrera provided some thump as the Tigers defeated the Athletics 3-0 in Game 5 of the ALDS on Thursday at O.co Coliseum in Oakland. While the Tigers were held scoreless by…

  4. Tigers extend lead over Athletics in Game 5

    Oct 10, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT

    Sonny Gray Getty

    Bad news for the Athletics: Justin Verlander has another run to work with. Sonny Gray was pulled from the game after he gave up back-to-back singles to Victor Martinez and Jhonny Peralta to begin the top of the sixth inning. He was relieved by Dan Otero, who got Victor Martinez to ground into a fielder’s…

  5. Video: Miguel Cabrera homers to put Tigers in front in Game 5 of ALDS

    Oct 10, 2013, 9:21 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera Getty

    Tigers’ slugger Miguel Cabrera picked a big moment for his first extra-base hit of the ALDS. Cabrera launched a two-run homer off A’s rookie right-hander Sonny Gray in the top of the fourth inning to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead in this decisive Game 5. It followed a one-out single by Torii Hunter and…

  6. ALDS, Game 5: Tigers-A’s lineups

    Oct 10, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT

    Jim Leyland, Bob Melvin AP

    Lineups for Game 5 in Oakland … Tigers: CF Austin Jackson RF Torii Hunter 3B Miguel Cabrera 1B Prince Fielder DH Victor Martinez SS Jhonny Peralta C Alex Avila 2B Omar Infante LF Don Kelly SP Justin Verlander Tigers manager Jim Leyland has made a big change, benching slick-fielding rookie shortstop Jose Iglesias and shifting…

  7. Athletics choose Sonny Gray over Bartolo Colon for ALDS Game 5 start versus Tigers

    Oct 9, 2013, 7:42 PM EDT

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    We finally have an answer to the question of who the A’s will start in their decisive ALDS Game 5 against the Tigers on Thursday evening at O.Co Coliseum. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that it will be 23-year-old Sonny Gray rather than veteran Bartolo Colon. Gray had a 2.67 ERA in…

  8. No announcement yet from A’s on Game 5 starter

    Oct 9, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game One

    Bartolo Colon finished second in the AL in wins and ERA this year, but there’s increasing speculation that the A’s may pick Sonny Gray over him to make the Game 5 start against the Tigers. Colon took the loss in Game 1 of the ALDS after giving up three runs in six innings, but it…

  9. Tigers force ALDS Game 5 with 8-6 victory over A’s

    Oct 8, 2013, 8:40 PM EDT

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    There will be a Game 5 in Oakland on Thursday. Tigers starter Doug Fister yielded seven hits, a walk and three earned runs over a shaky six-inning outing and the Detroit offense appeared lifeless in the early frames, but a three-run fifth, a two-run seventh and a three-run eighth gave the American League Central champions…

  10. Sonny Gray debunks need for playoff experience with stellar outing

    Oct 6, 2013, 12:42 AM EDT

    ALDS Tigers Athletics Baseball

    The ALDS Game 2 narrative between the Tigers and Athletics involved the experienced ace in Justin Verlander and the rookie in Sonny Gray. Verlander, with over 70 post-season innings under his belt, would be calm, cool, and collected with all the TV cameras pointed in his direction. Gray, who spent most of the year with…

  11. Athletics walk off victorious after hard-fought pitcher’s duel in Game 2 of ALDS

    Oct 6, 2013, 12:40 AM EDT

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game Two

    The Tigers and Athletics played what could very well end up being the best game of the entire post-season tonight as starters Justin Verlander and Sonny Gray took the hill in opposition. The two right-handers traded zeroes through seven innings, each allowing just four hits, each walking two or fewer, each striking out at least…

  12. Tigers and Athletics still knotted up at 0-0 through seven innings in ALDS Game 2

    Oct 5, 2013, 11:40 PM EDT

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game Two

    Folks, if you’re not watching this game, flip over to TBS on your TV. If you’re not the TV-owning type, head to your nearest sports bar because you’re not going to want to miss the conclusion of this game, as it’s been a complete pitcher’s duel through the first two and a half hours. Tigers…

  13. Sonny Gray, Justin Verlander trading zeroes through four innings in ALDS Game 2

    Oct 5, 2013, 10:33 PM EDT

    ALDS Tigers Athletics Baseball

    It’s a pitching duel between a 23-year-old rookie and a 30-year-old veteran in Game 2 of the ALDS between the Athletics and Tigers. A’s rookie Sonny Gray has shut out the Tigers through four innings, using a mid-90′s fastball and a knee-bending curve to keep Tiger hitters at bay. Thus far, he has struck out…

  14. ALDS Game 2: Tigers-Athletics lineups

    Oct 5, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

    Jim Leyland, Bob Melvin AP

    Tigers and Athletics lineups for Game 2 of the ALDS, at O.co Coliseum. First pitch is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. ET … Tigers: CF Austin Jackson RF Torii Hunter 3B Miguel Cabrera 1B Prince Fielder DH Victor Martinez C Alex Avila 2B Omar Infante LF Don Kelly SS Jose Iglesias SP Justin Verlander I speculated…

  15. Looking ahead to ALDS Game 2: Tigers-Athletics

    Oct 5, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT

    Justin Verlander Reuters

    Backed by 11 strikeouts over seven innings from AL Cy Young favorite Max Scherzer, the Tigers topped the Athletics 3-2 in Game 1 of the ALDS at O.Co Coliseum. The two teams will meet for Game 2 this evening at 9:00 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on TBS. Here’s a quick look at…

  16. Max Scherzer’s strong effort leads Tigers to victory in Game 1 of ALDS

    Oct 5, 2013, 1:03 AM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    Max Scherzer led the league in wins with 21 and WHIP with 0.97. He also logged the second-most double-digit strikeout games with eight, trailing the 12 of Yu Darvish. Among Game 1 starters on the American League side of the playoffs, Scherzer had to be the scariest and the Athletics saw exactly why tonight. The…

  17. ALDS Preview: Tigers vs. Athletics

    Oct 3, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera Getty

    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 (93-69) vs. Oakland Athletics (96-66) The Matchups Game 1 Friday in Oakland: Max Scherzer vs. Bartolo…

  18. Elbow injury keeps A.J. Griffin off A’s roster for ALDS

    Oct 1, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

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    A.J. Griffin led the A’s in innings this season and ranked second in ERA behind Bartolo Colon, but the 25-year-old right-hander won’t be in the ALDS rotation because of an elbow injury. A’s manager Bob Melvin told Jane Lee of MLB.com that Griffin has been dealing with elbow tendinitis for a while now and it’s…

  19. Sewage problems at O.co Coliseum no problem for the Athletics as they cut their magic number to one

    Sep 21, 2013, 9:25 PM EDT

    Twins Athletics Baseball

    D.J. Short posted earlier about the O.co Coliseum’s latest sewage issue as a result of rain in the Oakland area. The showers caused a two-hour delay while players, coaches, and clubhouse personnel dealt with the primitive conditions indoors. Once play resumed, the A’s wasted no time getting on the board. Alberto Callaspo contributed an RBI…

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

    Aug 16, 2013, 6:46 AM EDT

    Houston Astros v Oakland Athletics

    Athletics 5, Astros 0: Sonny Gray only has a couple of major league starts under his belt, but this one was a spiffy one: eight shutout innings, nine strikeouts. Of course a lot of guys have had spiffy starts against the Astros lately. Rule 5 pick Nate Freiman had himself a nice day too, going…

  21. Brett Anderson ready for rehab, may rejoin A’s as reliever

    Aug 14, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Brett Anderson is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Saturday at Triple-A and manager Bob Melvin told Paul Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com that the left-hander could rejoin the A’s as a reliever in an effort to “get him back quicker.” Anderson hasn’t pitched in a game since April, so in order to build up the…

  22. Adam Rosales’ disorienting week continues: he’s DFA’d once again

    Aug 10, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT

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    I’m not sure what God, spirit, or front office executive Adam Rosales pissed off, but his crazy week continued last night as he was DFA’d by the Athletics to make room for Sonny Gray, will make his first major league start today. This concludes a week in which he was DFA’d by the A’s the…

  23. The A’s to give Sonny Gray his first major league start tomorrow

    Aug 9, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Sonny Gray

    Susan Slusser of the Chronicle reports that the A’s have called up Sonny Gray from Sacramento and have inserted him in the five-spot of their rotation. He will make his major league starting debut tomorrow. Gray, the 18th overall selection in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft, had a cup of coffee with the A’s last month…

  24. Athletics option left-hander Tommy Milone to Triple-A

    Aug 3, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

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    On the heels of being knocked around for six runs over 3 2/3 innings last night in a loss to the Rangers, Athletics left-hander Tommy Milone has been optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. Milone surprised with a 3.74 ERA in 31 starts last season, but he has taken a step back his year, posting a 4.39…

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