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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A’s Sweep Angels, Extend Division Lead

Notorious A’s slayer Jered Weaver took the mound for the Angels Sunday afternoon in Oakland, bringing a 0.41 ERA against Athletic batters in his previous six starts against the team (5-0, 2 ER in 44.1 IP). However, the A’s batters finally found a way to unweave the deceptive righty on the afternoon, plating four runs in the third inning en more »

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Home sweet home. The A’s were glad to be back at the Coliseum Monday afternoon, snapping a season-long four-game losing streak and blasting five home runs along the way in a blow out victory over the Tigers. On a day that the giveaway was batting practice caps, the A’s hitters appeared to be taking batting practice against Detroit pitching, slapping more »

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Chavez Deals, A’s Hang on to Beat White Sox

Jesse Chavez made the longest start of his career Monday night, and the A’s bats remained alive to plate 5 runs of support for the emerging journeyman. It turned out that Oakland would need all five of those runs, as they weathered the storm of a furious ninth-inning rally from the White Sox to hold on for a 5-4 victory. The wiry righty pitched more »

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Norris Powers A’s to Blow Out Win

Derek Norris had a career game Sunday afternoon, providing the power for the Athletics as they easily downed the Nationals to complete a three-game series sweep. The burly catcher launched a pair of three-run home runs in the first two innings, giving the A’s a comfortable lead which would never be threatened in an eventual 9-1 victory. The two homers came more »

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