Oakland A’s Homer Their Way Past Minnesota Twins 8-6

On the night Coco Crisp earned the Catfish Hunter Award, the team’s table-setter delivered the decisive table-clearing shot. “That was huge,” Sean Doolittle said of Crisp’s go-ahead two-run home run. “When it looked like they were maybe starting to take some of that momentum there in the eighth. For him to hit that home run took the wind out of more »

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Oakland A’s and Houston Astros Pregame Notes 9/7

Dan Straily (8-7, 4.38 ERA) gets the nod as the Oakland A’s (81-60, .574) look to take game three of the series against the Houston Astros, and to build upon their half game lead in the AL West. The second-year pitcher has won each of his last two starts, and on both occasions Kurt Suzuki was behind the plate. The more »

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Oakland A’s and Texas Rangers Pregame Notes 9/3

After taking game one of the series 4-2 and grabbing a share of first-place in the AL West standings, the Oakland A’s send out Bartolo Colon (14-5, 2.94 ERA) for game two of the series with the Texas Rangers. The right-hander makes his second start since returning from the DL, and his 26th of the season. He hasn’t won a game more »

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Oakland A’s Rally But Lose 9-7 to Baltimore Orioles

In the seventh inning with a runner on first and no outs, Oakland A’s manager Bob Melvin called in Ryan Cook to get a ground ball. That’s exactly what the hard-throwing right-hander did. He produced four straight ground balls, but the Baltimore Orioles scored three times in the process as they opened up a 9-7 lead. Cook finished his night more »

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