Kazmir KO’d Early, A’s Fall to Angels

After two nail-biting games played in a playoff-like atmosphere went in the A’s favor to start the AL-west lead-deciding series, the Angels came back with a vengeance Sunday evening in front of a nationally televised audience. The highly-paid and highly-talented Los Angeles offense made short work of Scott Kazmir, knocking around the lefty for seven runs in just three-plus innings to take command more »

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Gray, A’s Take Opener of Angels Series

There are still 35 games left in the regular season, but Friday night’s showdown between the top two teams in MLB had the excitement and tension of a playoff game. After five consecutive wins in the month of July, A’s opening-day starter Sonny Gray rebounded from four-straight August losses to toss one of his most impressive outings, pitching 8.1 innings in an more »

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Former Athletics Come Back to Haunt Oakland

With the flurry of trades, acquisitions and other moves Billy Beane routinely makes each season, it is no surprise that there are a massive amount of players in the MLB that have at one time or another been on the A’s roster. It is unorthodox, however, that these former Athletics always seem to put a pounding on their former club. more »

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A’s Walk Down Victory Lane With Blowout of Twins

The A’s smelled blood in the water going into the Saturday night pitching matchup between ace-of-the-day Jeff “Shark” Samardzija and Trevor May, making his first career Major League start for the Twins. Like a predator stalking its prey, the Oakland lineup remained patient early, drawing seven walks off the rookie over the first two innings, and made their knockout strike at the more »

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You’re In! Athletics Send Seven to the All-Star Game

After winning the intensely-competitive AL west two seasons in a row, and recording the best record in the Majors over the first half of the season, the usually overlooked Oakland A’s were rewarded with the most All-star selections of any team. The routinely big media neglected Athletics will be sending 7 current members of the team to the All-star game in Minneapolis next more »

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Samardzija Dominates in A’s Debut, A’s Sweep Jays

Less than 24 hours after arriving in Oakland, Jeff Samardzija showed why the Athletics traded away their top young prospects to obtain the burly hard-throwing pitcher in a blockbuster trade Friday evening. After a rocky first inning, the 6’6″ righty overpowered the Toronto lineup, routinely hitting 96 MPH with his fastball and mixing in devastating sliders and splitters to lead Oakland more »

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Kazmir in Control as A’s Win Third Straight

Scott Kazmir was once again brilliant Saturday night, recovering from a rocky first inning to mow down Toronto hitters en route to his fifth consecutive victory at O.co Coliseum. The southpaw tossed seven innings of one-run ball to earn his tenth win of the season as the A’s topped the Blue Jays for the third consecutive day with a 5-1 victory. more »

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Punto Walk-Off Lifts A’s Over Jays

After Thursday night’s post-game patriotic themed pyrotechnic display, A’s fans had to wait until the twelfth inning for the lone firework of the day. Nick Punto provided the pop with a walk-off double down the left field line, and celebrated with his signature “Shredding” of his own jersey before he was pied after the A’s 1-0 extra-inning victory on the more »

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Kazmir Lights Out as A’s Top Yankees

A 38-minute power outage delay couldn’t dim down Scott Kazmir on Saturday night, as the lefty pitched lights-out en route to his fifth consecutive quality start. The A’s used small ball from the not-so-well-known names in the lineup to eek out five runs in front of a sold out crowd at O.co to win the second game of the series from more »

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