Found September 02, 2013 on Fox Sports Southwest:
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- 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 in the Texas fifth for his first homer since Aug. 1. But the Rangers loaded the bases against Dan Otero with one out in the sixth and couldn't deliver. Crisp set a career high with his 17th homer that stayed just fair of the left-field foul pole, topping his 16 for Cleveland in 2005. He homered for the third straight game to help the A's (79-58) move a season-best 21 games over .500. Crisp fouled a ball off the area below his right knee in the sixth. He stayed in and struck out, and then was removed for what the team called a shin contusion. A's lefty reliever Brett An...

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'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...

Josh Donaldson dives over tarp during catch

Josh Donaldson on Tuesday forced himself into the play of the year discussion. And he did it while being swallowed whole by the tarp down the third base line. The dive. The catch. The glove raised in the air. All outstanding. Most important, it all makes having to get a tetanus shot worth it. Because who knows what types of disgusting things were awaiting him down there. Thanks...

Josh Donaldson dives over tarp for fantastic catch (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. 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 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...

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...

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 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...

Green Day rocks Oakland's night

It was a night game but a Green Day at 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...

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...

Josh Donaldson.....swallowed up by the tarp on this sweet diving catch

Oakland's Josh Donaldson makes an unbelievable catch in foul territory...getting swallowed up by the tarp in the sixth inning against the Rangers. Your browser does not support iframes. **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return to BobsBlitz.comFollow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz.

Josh Donaldson makes unbelievable catch between tarp and a hard wall (VIDEO)

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...

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...

A’s Sweep Rays Behind A.J. Griffin’s Gem, Timely Hitting


A's move into first-place tie in West with 4-2 win over Rangers

Coco Crisp's power barrage continued and on Monday he clanked his daily home off the foul pole in left a two-run shot that helped claim a share of first place in the AL West for the A's. Oakland's 4-2 victory over Texas gave the teams identical records at 79-58 with 25 games to play. "This is a big series" A's outfielder Brandon Moss said before the game...

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...

Alex Cobb handed first loss since April as Rays fall to A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- 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...
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