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ALDS: Athletics v. Tigers 6:07 PM TBSOn December 9, 2011, the Oakland A’s traded Trevor Cahill and Craig Breslow to Arizona. In return they received, Ryan Cook, Collin Cowgill and their Game 1 LDS starter, Jarrod Parker.If you are one of those baseball fans that hate Billy Beane, enjoy rooting against the best story in baseball through October. Oakland represents everything that is great about the sport – it’s not about how you look on paper, but how you play on the field.Oakland finished an improbable finish, coming back from 13 games back on June 30th and 5 games under .500 to win the AL West and doing so by beating the two time AL champions.If that doesn’t impress you with their roster, then there’s nothing anybody can say to open your eyes to an amazing story and team.Not to be outdone is the Detroit Tigers. On June 30th, they too were under .500 (2 games), and 4 games back of the Chicago White Sox for the division.They were lead by Triple Crown winner league MVP Miguel Cabrera ...
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Not one of the finer moments for Oakland A’s center fielder, Coco Crisp.During the 7th inning of the ALDS game against the Tigers, Crisp attempted a basket catch, which unfortunately, bounced out of his mitt.The error cost the Athletics two runs. The Athletics are now down, 3-2. Maybe next time Crisp will focus a little more closely on the ball than his showboat.
DETROIT -- The official attendance for Game 1 of the Tigers-Athletics series was 43,323.
Pat Neshek is convinced that there was at least one more.
Pitching just three days after the death of his newborn son, Neshek entered Saturday's game in the seventh inning with two runners on and one out.
Fighting overpowering emotions, he nearly got Omar Infante to ground into an inning...
Josh Reddick probably isn't happy that his Athletics are down 2-0 in the ALDS to the Tigers, but that's not all he was fuming about after Game 2. As Tigers pitcher Al Alburquerque recorded the final out in the top of the ninth inning, he kissed the ball before tossing it underhand to first baseman Prince Fielder. Reddick wasn't pleased with the gesture. Dave Hogg from...
On Wednesday the Oakland Athletics won the American League West division championship in front of their home fans at the O.co Coliseum. The A's celebrated when the final out was made, but one fan in the stands stood out for his exuberant style of celebrating that was conveniently captured on another fan's cellphone.
We'll go out on a limb and say that this A&...
DETROIT -- The Oakland Athletics know all the clichs.
Their backs are against the wall. There's no tomorrow. It's do or die ... win or go home ... one and done.
As a matter of fact, they know them so well that they feel right at home.
After losing Game 2 of their American League Division Series with the Detroit Tigers, 5-4, on Sunday, the Athletics need to win three straight...
Jarrod Parker pitched well enough to keep Oakland in the game against Detroit.
Trying to field his position proved costly to the Athletics.
Parker's error allowed the Tigers to score a go-ahead run in the third inning of a 3-1 win over the A's Saturday night in Game 1 of their AL division series.
The right-handed rookie scooped Quintin Berry's dribbler down the first...
The Oakland A’s seem to be a team of destiny as they swept the Texas Rangers in the final three games of the regular season to claim the American League West title. They will head into the playoffs as the second seed in the American League and square off against the Detroit Tigers in the AL Divisional Series starting Saturday.
They’re a team of misfits. Their most notable...
In game two of the AL Division Series between the A's and Tigers on Sunday, a Coco Crisp error allowed a pair of Tigers runs to score in embarrassing fashion.
With men on second and third and two out in the bottom of the seventh inning, Miguel Cabrera hit a blooper to shallow center field. Crisp and A's second baseman Cliff Pennington both went after the ball, and Crisp...
If you hadn’t been paying close attention to the Athletics and the Tigers, you might have a couple preconceptions about the matchup. Maybe “old, slow sluggers” vs “speedy upstart youngsters.” Or maybe “tradition” vs “moneyball two.” Or maybe even “offense and an ace” vs “pitching and defense.” Delve further into the numbers, though, and this matchup between...
This old dude was super excited that the Oakland Athletics had a 6 game winning streak to close out the regular season, edging Texas by 1 game in the AL West, thus sending the Rangers into...
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One team has the reigning MVP and another player who just won the Triple Crown.
The Oakland Athletics will try to counter all that by sending - who else? - a rookie to the mound.
''We've been the `David' all year,'' A's right-hander Jarrod Parker said. ''I think obviously it's a role and an image that we've kind of taken on and been able...
-- MLB star Josh Reddick celebrated the Oakland A's AL West division title on Wednesday by dressing in a Ric Flair robe and chugging beers like Steve Austin. Reddick, who is a noted wrestling fan, drew coverage from Sports Illustrated for his celebration.
-- NFL star James Laurinaitis discussed the wrestling career of his father, "Road Warrior Animal" Joe Laurinaitis...
– MLB star Josh Reddick celebrated the Oakland A’s AL West division title on Wednesday by dressing in a Ric Flair robe and chugging beers like Steve Austin. Reddick, who is a noted wrestling fan, drew coverage from Sports Illustrated for his celebration.
– Family Wrestling Entertainment debuts on iPPV tonight with the following card…
* FWE champion Tommy Dreamer vs. Rhino...