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The Oakland Athletics lost sole possession of the AL West lead last week after one of Bartolo Colon's worst outings.
Now sitting in second place, the A's will try to regain the advantage with a series at home against a woeful Houston Astros team they've dominated. A healthier Colon might have a good chance to help Tuesday night, given his recent performances against them.
The A's had a six-game lead in the division July 29 but frittered away the last of that edge with a 6-5 loss in Cincinnati on Wednesday. Colon (14-4, 2.75 ERA) gave up five runs - the most he's allowed since May - and seven hits with three walks in a season-low 2 2-3 innings.
Colon was 3-0 with a 1.57 ERA in his previous five outings. He said after the game, in which he threw only 37 of his 67 pitches for strikes, that he had been dealing with a stomach virus.
"It is no excuse," he said through interpreter Ariel Prieto. "I wasn't throwing strikes like I did before the All-...
BEST OF MAXIM
When Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane failed to bring in a big bat before the trade deadline, many pundits were critical of Beane’s lack of action (I was one of them). The acquisition of Alberto Callaspo seemed like a minor move for the struggling A’s offense. However, many forgot that there was a big bat waiting to heat up in the finals months of the year. Gold...
The Oakland Athletics lifted Coco Crisp from yesterday’s
game in the eighth inning for a pinch-hitter, as the center fielder was dealing
with a sore left wrist. Manager Bob Melvin told reporters – including Jane Lee
of MLB.com – that the injury has been hampering Crisp for some time, adding
that he could rest the veteran for today’s finale against the Blue Jays.
The Oakland Athletics are once again in a dogfight with the Texas Rangers in the AL West. It looks like the chase to win the AL West will come down to the finals days. The A’s can’t count on a Josh Hamilton dropped ball to win it this year though. Every game should be treated like a must win over the next month-and-a-half, especially the games against the lowly Houston Astros...
#Athletics IF Adam Rosales has been claimed off waivers by the #Rangers.
— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) August 12, 2013
This is just getting ridiculous now. That now makes three times in the last 13 days that Rosales has been claimed by the A’s and Rangers. It’s like two divorced parents sharing custody over their kid. Except either parent ends up not wanting to keep him...
Adam Rosales now knows what it's like to be a middle schooler at a Friday dance.
Rosales has been picked up and dumped four times in the last 10 days, with the Texas Rangers being his current employer.
The strange Rosales odyssey when he was designated for assignment by Oakland two weeks ago after being with the Athletics since 2010. The infielder, who is batting just .191...
Alberto Callaspo hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning, Brandon Moss had a two-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Sunday.
Oakland outfielder Josh Reddick, who homered five times in the first two games of the series, was moved up to fifth in the order but failed to connect again. He went 1 for 3 with two walks.
This paragraph pains me to type. Josh Reddick, after months of injuries and lackluster fantasy numbers, ended up as a cast-off on my fantasy bench this past week. I traded for him weeks ago hoping he would come alive, and as of last Monday when rosters locked, he had not yet done so, and the [...]
Athletics 5, Blue Jays 1. Updates. By IAN HARRISON Associated Press Alberto Callaspo hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the ninth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Monday.
Callaspo, who had a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning of Sunday's 6-4 win, broke a 1-all deadlock with a bases loaded double off Toronto closer Casey Janssen (4-1)...
There's still no return date on the horizon for Oakland Athletics left-hander Brett Anderson. Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that Anderson has been making progress in his recovery from a fractured foot, including throwing a 31-pitch simulated game, but the A's won't set a timetable or even plan a rehab assignment at present. Manager Bob Melvin said that they were being...
Oakland’s Josh Reddick goes on a binge in Toronto, Mo blows up, the Brewers can’t win on Thursdays and Clayton Kershaw can’t lose...
With the bases loaded and the score tied 1-1 in the ninth inning, Alberto Callaspo came to the plate. Just moments earlier the third baseman, who was filling in for Josh Donaldson, clanked a potential double-play ball that allowed the Toronto Blue Jays to tie the game.
A day after driving the go-ahead two-run double to left field as a right-handed batter, the switch-hitting infielder...
The Oakland A’s offense battled late, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a tough start by Bartolo Colon, as the Athletics fell to the Houston Astros 5-4 in Game one of a three-game series.
The Houston offense didn’t hesitate to jump all over Colon, despite his All-Star season so far. Jason Castro walked to lead off the second inning, and after Matt Dominquez doubled, Brandon...
Bartolo Colon's velocity was up but so was his fastball.
After four months of dominant outings and even talk of a possible run at another Cy Young Award, the 40-year-old Colon has looked extremely average in his last two outings.
Even the Houston Astros are knocking Oakland's All-Star right-hander around at this point.
Colon, who had defeated Houston three times already...