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A’s Utilizing New Talent in Playoff Run

September is here and the Oakland Athletics are making yet another stand in a pennant race. Oakland Manager Bob Melvin has been making a few important calls as the skipper and his team head towards October. Most notably, displaying the young talent in the bullpen and calling up Michael Choice to the big leagues. Sonny Gray has been lighting up the mound lately, even receiving a...

Athletics' Coco Crisp with shin contusion, could miss Tuesday

For Oakland Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp, this is not the reason he wanted his red hot streak to end. NBC Sports.com's D.J. Short reported Monday evening that Crisp left the Athletics/Rangers Labor Day game in the sixth inning after fouling the ball off of his right shin and developed a contusion. He finished the at bat but did not take the field when the Athletics came...

Rays struggle at plate again, swept by Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Coco Crisp and Stephen Vogt homered, A.J. Griffin struck out seven in seven innings, and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep of fellow playoff contender Tampa Bay with a 5-1 victory Sunday. The A's pulled off a pair of one-run wins before Sunday's result against the Rays, who are right behind Oakland in the AL wild-card race. After...

Josh Reddick has no soreness in injured wrist

Oakland A's outfielder Josh Reddick has been recovering from an injured wrist for the second time this season and feels he will not need more than the 15 days allotted on the disabled list to recover. As reported by Jeff Kirshman of MLB.com,  Reddick received a cortisone shot on Wednesday and said he hasn't felt soreness in the past day and a half. If his progress...

Green Day rocks Oakland's night

It was a night game but a Green Day at O.co Coliseum on Saturday, as the popular punk band rocked Oakland after the Athletics' 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. The game started with drummer Tre Cool tossing out the first pitch before Sonny Gray took the mound for Oakland: Your browser does not support iframes. This came after Billie Joe did some goofing around on the field...

Crisp, Vogt power A's over Rays

Coco Crisp and Stephen Vogt homered, A.J. Griffin struck out seven in seven innings, and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep of fellow playoff contender Tampa Bay with a 5-1 victory Sunday. The A's pulled off a pair of one-run wins before Sunday's result against the Rays, who are right behind Oakland in the AL wild-card race. After Crisp led off the bottom...

Athletics pull into tie with Texas atop AL West

Coco Crisp hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the fifth that was confirmed by a video review, and the Oakland Athletics pulled into a first-place tie with Texas atop the AL West by beating the Rangers 4-2 on Monday. Yoenis Cespedes homered leading off the second inning and Chris Young added an RBI single in Oakland's fourth straight win. David Murphy hit a tying two-run shot...

Athletics slip past Rays 2-1

Coco Crisp had three hits, including a home run, and drove in two runs, Sonny Gray threw 6 2-3 stellar innings, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Saturday night. Gray (2-2) allowed five hits, walked one and struck out seven and the A's won their fifth in six games to remain two games behind the Texas Rangers in the AL West. James Loney had two hits for...

Video: Josh Reddick warms up in Georgia football gear

Your browser does not support iframes.Oakland A's outfielder Josh Reddick took a page out of the book of Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price on Saturday by sporting the uniform of his favorite college football team to celebrate the start of the season.Seen here is Reddick warming up before the A's game in Georgia Bulldogs attire. Reddick never attended the university, but the...

Athletics edge Rays 2-1 on Crisp's home and RBI single

The A's saved most of the fireworks for after their game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night when fans were treated to a pyrotechnics show. Such is the luxury when rookie right-hander Sonny Gray is on his game mixing up his pitches hitting his spots and generally having his way with hitters. Hence the only offense the A's needed came on a Coco Crisp RBI single...

Rangers-Athletics Preview

The Oakland Athletics waited until the last day of the season to win the AL West last year. They're making their move earlier in 2013. A day after pulling even with the visiting Texas Rangers, Oakland can move ahead of them for sole possession of first place on Tuesday night. Coco Crisp's fifth-inning go-ahead home run - upheld by video review - was the difference maker...

Oakland A’s vs. Tampa Bay Rays 8/31 Pregame Notes: Waiver Wire Deadline, John Jaso’s Progress, More

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A’s Sweep Rays, Climb Within One Game of Texas

As the season comes to the September home stretch, the A’s continued their winning ways, clawing to within 1 game of division leader Texas on Sunday as they completed a three-game sweep of Tampa Bay. A.J. Griffin continued the strong starting pitching of the A’s recently, and with the help of the long ball, Oakland beat the Rays 5-1. “That’s where it all starts with us, with...

Playoff Push: Yanks fall to Orioles, but stay 3.5 games back of Rays

Joba struggles as bullpen blows game. (Photo courtesy of Al Bello/Getty Images) The Yankees’ bullpen came undone on Sunday as the Orioles scored 7 runs in the 7th inning to come from behind from the Yanks and avoid a sweep. However, the Rays got swept by the A’s over the weekend, so the Yankees did not lose any ground in the Wild Card race Sunday and head into today’s Labor...
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