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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Oakland A’s: Is Yoenis Cespedes Finally Waking Up?

“That’s nasty.” Those were the words of Coco Crisp as he walked off the field after batting practice on Tuesday afternoon before the club’s 5-1 loss to the AL West rival Texas Rangers. Chris Young, who was walking alongside Oakland’s table-setter, asked if he was referring to “Cespy.” He was, and in particular, Crisp was referencing the recently completed batting more »

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A’s End Scoreless Streak but Fall to Reds 3-1

It took the Oakland A’s 8 2/3 innings on Tuesday against the Cincinnati Reds to score a run and end their 18 2/3 innings scoreless streak. When they did push one across it was inconsequential as Oakland dropped the first of the two-game set 3-1. It was a very frustrating night for the A’s offensively, as they couldn’t capitalize on more »

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A’s Snap Three Game Losing Streak With Win Over Rangers

The Oakland Athletics (64-46) snapped their three game losing streak Saturday with a 4-2 victory over division rivals, the Texas Rangers (61-50). Winning pitcher, Jarrod Parker (7-6, 4.02 ERA), allowed two earned runs, one home run, two walks, with six strikeouts over six innings pitched. A’s manager, Bob Melvin, said Parker battled himself throughout the game. “He battled himself early more »

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