Found May 02, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
BOSTON - Oakland left-hander Jordan Norberto proudly displayed the game ball he got after finishing off his first major league save Tuesday night at Fenway Park. Soon after, nearby in the small visitors' clubhouse, rookie righty Jarrod Parker, talking about his first major league win, said he didn't know where the game ball was. When told Norberto had it, Parker smiled and said, "We might have to cut it half." Sounds like a plan. These two young pitchers, both former Arizona Diamondbacks, deserve most of the credit for the 5-3 Oakland victory that ended the A's three-game losing streak and kept the Red Sox from climbing above .500 for the first time this season. Parker, 23 and making only his third major league start, his second with the A's, yielded only four hits in 6 2/3 innings, leaving with a 5-1 lead. Norberto, warming up as closer Grant Balfour failed in the ninth, came on and struck out Lars Anderson and got the ever-tough Dustin Pedroia...

Brandon Inge's debut replacing Brandon Inge

Save for a stint in the minors last year and rehab starts every now and then, Brandon Inge has been in the Major Leagues since making his debut in April 2001. Over 11-plus seasons, Inge has always worn a Detroit Tigers uniform in the Majors. When he was released last week, he said his heart would 100-percent always be with the Tigers. That is, until he signed with the Oakland Athletics...

Stat of the Day: Inge’s time to shine

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Which Latin American Country Aside From Dominican Republic Produces the Best MLB Players?

The Oakland Athletics aren't known for spending money. When they had the opportunity to sign Yoenis Cespedes, however, they were more than willing to open up their wallet. The Athletics signed the Cuban defector to a four-year, $36 million contract prior to the start of spring training this year. Outside of Venezuela and the Domincan Republic, Cuba is one of the leading countries...

End of the Road (B-Inge Remix)

We’ve all had those kind of relationships where we really like the person, we’re really comfortable with them and we have so many memories of the good times together that it’s nearly impossible to say goodbye.  It’s not that you no longer like them, it’s just that it’s not there anymore.  Well, that’s kind of what happened last week between the Tigers and Brandon...

Brandon McCarthy’s New Changeup

As FanGraphs readers know, Brandon McCarthy made some notable changes prior to the 2011 season. As Ryan Campbell wrote last October, the A’s right-hander fined-tuned his mechanics and traded in his four-seamer for a two-seamer and a cutter. The results of his data-driven adjustments were striking. Armed with a new repertoire and approach, McCarthy emerged as a frontline starter...

Athletics 5, Red Sox 3

Jarrod Parker scattered four hits over 6 2-3 innings and picked up his first major league win as the Oakland Athletics stopped a three-game losing streak by beating the Boston Red Sox 5-3 on Tuesday night. Jemile Weeks ended on 0-for-12 slump with a leadoff single and finished 2-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored for the A's, who evened the three-game series at 1-all on...

Tampa Bay Rays close Hideki Matsui deal.

TAMPA BAY- The Rays just brought age and wisdom to their lineup with the announcement that they have inked Hideki Matsui to a minor league contract. Please click the link below to read the rest of this article and watch a touching video that documents Matsui's struggle.

Josh Reddick falls into Red Sox bullpen after chasing David Ortiz home run ball (Video)

Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick flipped over the short outfield wall at Fenway Park on Monday night and landed in the Boston bullpen while chasing a home run hit by Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. It happened in the bottom of the fifth inning when Big Papi hit a fly ball to deep right-center field and Reddick chased it to the wall. Reddick timed his jump correctly...

Athletics 4, Red Sox 2

Brandon McCarthy beat an AL East opponent once again, holding Boston to one run over 6 2-/3 innings as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Red Sox 4-2 Wednesday night. Seth Smith drove in a pair of runs for Oakland. The A's, who started the day with the majors' worst batting average and fewest runs in the AL, took two of three games from the Red Sox. Boston has lost seven...

Recap: Offense tried to run away with it but Clay & bullpen keep it interesting as Sox hold on to beat A's 11-6.

The offense scored early & often and the bullpen was able to bend but not break and the Sox hold off the Oakland A's 11-6. With Oakland scoring in the top of the second thanks to a Cliff Pennington RBI single, Boston's offense unleashed 11 unanswered runs in the second, third & fifth innings. In that span, David Ortiz hit two solo homers, Darnell McDonald hit a...

Josh Reddick got up-close look at Red Sox bullpen after flipping over wall (video)

Oakland A’s outfielder Josh Reddick went head-over-heels after his bid to rob Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz’s second home run of the game came up short Monday night, as his momentum carried him over the low right field wall of Fenway Park and crashing down in the bullpen. Reddick, who was traded from Boston [...]

McCarthy, A's cruise to 4-2 win over Red Sox

BOSTON – Someone apparently forgot to tell Brandon McCarthy that the American League East is supposed to be the toughest division in baseball. The lanky right-hander went 6 2-3 innings, matching the performance of teammate Jarrod Parker from the previous night, and got the win in Oakland’s 4-2 victory over the Red Sox Wednesday night. It was McCarthy’s second win over an...

Oakland A's 4, Boston Red Sox 2

BOSTON - Brandon McCarthy on Wednesday picked up where teammate Jarrod Parker left off one night earlier, pitching the Oakland A’s to a 4-2 victory over the Red Sox. After Parker pitched 6 2/3 strong innings to earn his first Major League win Tuesday night, McCarthy also went 6 2/3 in the series finale, also on a very chilly night, as the two starters both handled a team that...

Leftovers: Photos - A's vs. Orioles, April 29th

Photos from the Orioles come-from-behind win versus the Oakland Athletics on Sunday...

A's 5, Red Sox 3

BOSTON -- Rookie right-hander Jarrod Parker pitched 6 2/3 innings for his first major league win as the Oakland A's ended their three-game losing streak by hanging on for a 5-3 win over the Red Sox at chilly Fenway Park on Tuesday night. Lefty Jordan Norberto got the last two outs with the tying runs on base to record his first big-league save. The loss kept the Red Sox,...
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