Oakland A’s Edge Houston Astros 2-1

Behind a stellar outing from Dan Straily (9-7, 4.15 ERA), and a pair of bombs from Yoenis Cespedes and Jed Lowrie, the Oakland A’s knocked off the Houston Astros 2-1. The A’s are now a season-high 22-games over .500 as they improve to 82-60 (.577) and hold a one-game lead over the Texas Rangers, who take on the Los Angeles more »

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Kurt Suzuki Headed Back to A’s in Trade with Nationals

The A’s have been said to be looking for catching depth for the past two weeks or so, and word trickled in on the Twittersphere tonight that they have re-acquired Kurt Suzuki from the Washington Nationals. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser broke the news: I am hearing the #Athletics are close to reacquiring Kurt Suzuki from the #Nationals — more »

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Demoting Daric Barton the Right Move for Oakland A’s, Now Clean House

The Oakland A’s made the right decision in choosing to demote struggling first baseman Daric Barton to Triple-A Sacramento Saturday to make room for Brandon McCarthy’s return from the disabled list. Now, the team must make the difficult decision to clean house and rid themselves of any veteran player currently blocking a spot that could be used to give experience more »

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Yankees Provide Early Fireworks in 6-3 Defeat of A’s; Chavez Plays First Game as Visitor in Oakland

The A’s reunion with former third baseman Eric Chavez did not go exactly as planned. Oakland had planned for fireworks following the game, but Chavez’s Yankee teammates decided to provide some of their own blasts during the game. The A’s added their own power display, but wound up coming short and losing 6-3 to the Yankees in the series opener. more »

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Lincecum Falters, Over Patience Dooms Giants in 6-2 Loss to A’s

A sweep was not to be for the Giants Sunday at AT&T Park, as a now common Tim Lincecum meltdown gave the visiting Athletics just enough to win.  Lincecum cruised through the first three innings before self-destructing in the fourth against the bottom of the A’s lineup, costing himself and the Giants the game. The newly patient Giants’ offence took more »

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Tommy Milone Shuts Out Royals for First Win as an Oakland Athletic

What a difference a day can make in baseball… After solid pitching performances in Japan, followed by two not-so-solid pitching performances in the continuation of the opening series against the Seattle Mariners, A’s starter Tommy Milone got the A’s starting rotation back on track with eight innings of shut-out pitching Monday night to earn his first victory of the season. more »

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