A’s Escape Late Royals Rally, Beat K.C. 6-3

A dominant outing from Tommy Milone resulted in a 6-3 victory for the A’s over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night – and the 40th consecutive save for closer Grant Balfour, tying the A’s franchise record previously set by Dennis Eckersley. Wade Davis looked dominant for the Royals through the first two innings, but the A’s got to him more »

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Giants Dodgers Orange Friday Pregame Notes

The San Francisco Giants return home after a miserable road trip, looking to get back on track after an awful month of June. Matt Cain (5-4, 4.29 ERA) will face Hyun-Jin Ryu (6-3, 2.83 ERA) of the surging Los Angeles Dodgers. Cole Gillespie will start in left field after the Giants purchased his contract earlier today. Manager Bruce Bochy noted that more »

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Giants Make Trade Offer to Marlins for Ricky Nolasco

The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers are not just battling for contention in the National League West this weekend. According to reports on MLB.com, the two teams are also battling for the services of Miami Marlins’ starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco. Nolasco, 30, has been one of the hottest names on the trade market so far this season. The more »

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Andre Iguodala Signs 4-Year $48M Contract with Warriors, Trade Biedrins, Jefferson and Rush to Jazz

The Golden State Warriors accomplished a huge portion of their salary dump Friday by trading Andris Biedrins, Richard Jefferson and Brandon Rush to the Utah Jazz. Then, using up some of their new found cap space, they agreed to terms with Andre Iguodala on a 4-year, $48 million contract.   Andre Igoudala has reached agreement with Golden State on a more »

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Oakland A’s: Was Chris Young Worth Cliff Pennington?

This is a question that I hope I look silly for asking in a month’s time. As it currently stands, however, Chris Young is hitting .191 as the Oakland A’s push past the halfway point in the season. The team acquired Young from the Arizona Diamondbacks back on October 20, 2012, in exchange for shortstop Cliff Pennington and prospect Yordy more »

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Straily Deals in a 1-0 Victory Over Cubs

Oakland Athletics’ (50-36) starting pitcher, Dan Straily (5-2, 4.52 ERA), was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento today and he was back with a vengeance. Straily gave up one hit, three walks, six strikeouts and no runs over seven innings for the win in today’s start against the National League’s Chicago Cubs (36-47). Straily impressed A’s manager, Bob Melvin, who made the more »

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