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With 13 games left in the American League regular season, here are your up to date wild-card standings.Oakland 85-64Baltimore 85-64LA Angels 81-68 - 4 GBTampa 80-70 - 5.5 GBDetroit 79-70 - 6 GBOakland's remaining games are seven games in New York and Texas, then six games in Seattle and Texas, so there are all chances of collapse, especially with starting pitchers dropping like flies... but it's highly likely that the Rangers aren't going to have anything to play for. Also, four games is a lot with 13 to play, and expecting the Angels to get very hot against the White Sox, Rangers and a home and home against the Mariners isn't too big of a bet. I think they get in.So realistically, we're looking at something like an 80 to 85% chance of two teams that had a better chance of losing 100 games at the start of the year winning 90, and going to the play-in game. The winner of that is likely to get an all-expense paid beatdown at the hands of the r...
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The Oakland Athletics have shut down left-hander Brett
Anderson for the remainder of the regular season due to a strained oblique,
reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle:
Anderson will not pitch again
during the regular season, manager Bob Melvin announced after the game, and
Straily will indeed go Monday at Texas.
Melvin was unwilling to say Anderson...
After already losing Bartolo Colon and Brandon McCarthy for the season, the Oakland A's appear as if they will be without their one remaining non-rookie starter the rest of the way. Left-hander Brett Anderson left Wednesday's 6-2 loss at Detroit in the third inning with a right oblique strain. The injury generally requires several weeks of recovery time for pitchers, but...
Oakland Athletics left-hander Brett Anderson left last night’s
start against the Detroit Tigers in the third inning due to what was later
diagnosed as a right oblique strain, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco
“I went back out for the
third and it kind of got progressively worse and worse,” he said. “It’s
The Oakland Athletics avoided a three-game sweep, yet still came out on the losing end.
Seth Smith homered, doubled and drove in four runs, and the Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 12-4 in a matchup of AL playoff contenders. But the wild-card co-leaders also learned they would be minus starter Brett Anderson for the remainder of the regular season.
An MRI revealed Anderson sustained...
How young are the Oakland A's?
"Tomorrow we have dress-up day," veteran Jonny Gomes told me Wednesday, in reference to the longstanding baseball tradition of rookie costume-wearing. "We have 18 people. Eighteen. The Washington Nationals? Young team? They had six."
So there you have it. When examining the all-important statistic of sequined outfits per team...
Seth Smith homered, doubled and drove in four runs, and the Oakland Athletics avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Detroit Tigers 12-4 Thursday in a matchup of AL playoff contenders.
Both teams began the day in second place in their divisions, and Oakland held an edge in the wild-card race. The Tigers fell 2 1/2 games behind the Central-leading Chicago White Sox, who played...
In part two of our year-in-review conversation with Oakland A's Assistant GM David Forst, we discuss some of the A's youngest prospects, as well as some of the players the team acquired during the past off-season and the transformation of Sean Doolittle.
Another series with a playoff contender provides another opportunity for the Oakland Athletics to prepare themselves for a potential postseason berth.
After they avoided being swept by one club in the playoff hunt, the A's look for a fifth consecutive victory over the AL East-leading New York Yankees on Friday night in the Bronx.
Oakland (85-64) was outscored 18-4 in the first...