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There's something about Jarrod Parker's presence on the mound that is bringing out the best in the Oakland Athletics.
Especially against Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers.
Parker got plenty of home-run help to pitch his way into Oakland's record book, and the surging A's pulled into a tie atop the American League West with Texas by overpowering the Rangers 11-4 on Wednesday.
''I'm just trying to stay in the moment,'' Parker said.
Parker (11-6) allowed two runs in six innings to extend his unbeaten streak to 18 straight starts, eclipsing Catfish Hunter's Oakland mark set from June 2-Sept. 3, 1973. Parker struck out four and walked none.
The 24-year-old has won his past nine decisions, the most by an A's pitcher since Dan Haren won 10 in a row in 2007. He hasn't lost since May 22 at Texas.
''He goes out there and shuts teams down,'' right fielder Brandon Moss said. ''He puts the ball in play and doesn't w...
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Oakland A's third baseman Josh Donaldson made a fantastic catch of a foul ball as he dove over the tarp in front of the third base stands to make the catch during Tuesday night's game at the O.co Coliseum.
It happened in the top of the sixth inning as Texas Rangers batter David Murphy hit a high popup foul that drifted to the edge...
The Texas Rangers have activated right-hander Alexi Ogando from the 15-day disabled list.
Texas also recalled right-hander Ross Wolf and outfielders Engel Beltre and Joey Butler from Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday, giving them 36 players on the active roster.
Ogando began his third DL stint of the season on Aug. 20 because of an inflamed nerve in his right shoulder. He threw a...
The Texas Rangers held shortstop Elvis Andrus out of the starting lineup for the second consecutive game yesterday as he continues to deal with stiffness in his lower back. While he's still dealing with the discomfort, Rangers manager Ron Washington told reporters -- including T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com -- that he's hoping to get Andrus back in the lineup today.
The A's and Texas Rangers went their separate ways Wednesday afternoon in the wake of Oakland's 11-4 win at the Coliseum knowing that nothing has been decided.
The promised land of the postseason in the American League West is completely up for grabs as it was on April 1. The caveat is that the other three teams in the division are non-qualifiers.
Both the A's and Rangers...
Your browser does not support iframes. Oakland A’s third baseman Josh Donaldson made one of the best catches of the year against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. Typically the infield tarp can be an obstacle for fielders, but Donaldson actually used it to his advantage. Rangers outfielder David Murphy hit a pop-up in foul […]
Major League Baseball has lost one of its greats. On September 3rd, 2013, from his home country of the Dominican Republic, 16 year MLB veteran Vladimir Guerrero has announced his retirement from the majors.
The 38 year old Guerrero, a native of the town Don Gregorio, Nizao, has stated that his retirement is due in part to a couple of injuries he has in his right knee, as well as...
After falling back a game behind the Rangers in the standings Tuesday night, the A’s whipped out their power bats Wednesday afternoon to put an exclamation point on regaining a tie for first place in the AL west.
Four home runs and another solid starting pitching effort lifted Oakland to their 80th victory of the season with an emphatic 11-4 win over division rival Texas.
Oakland's Josh Donaldson makes an unbelievable catch in foul territory...getting swallowed up by the tarp in the sixth inning against the Rangers.
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Some are already calling it the best catch of the 2013 MLB season.
And, after seeing the incredible grab pulled off by Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson in the top of the sixth inning of Tuesday's game against the Texas Rangers, you might have to agree.
With one out and a runner at first, Rangers left fielder David Murphy lifted a high pop fly that drifted...
The Texas Rangers fell to the Oakland Athletics Monday in an important game one of a three game series. This was a painstaking loss as Texas gave up sole possession of first place in the AL West and now shares that position with Oakland. There is no reason, at this point, to lose faith in the Rangers. This is just one game in an otherwise very successful winning streak. However,...
After tightening up the AL West race, the Oakland Athletics have a chance to take a slim lead if they can avoid a letdown against the lowly Houston Astros.
The A's have dominated the Astros for much of this season and the starter for Thursday night's series opener, Sonny Gray, played a part with a stellar outing last month.
Oakland (80-59) moved into a tie with Texas atop...