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A's Stephen Vogt, Brandon Moss set for surgeries

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt is scheduled for surgery on his troublesome right foot Tuesday, while outfielder Brandon Moss is set for surgery on his right hip later this month. Vogt said Friday he would have a procedure to repair a ruptured plantar plate, which kept him from catching down the stretch for the A's. The surgery will be performed by...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Resilient Royals Advance to ALDS in Instant Classic

Kansas City Royals fans had to wait 29 agonizing years to see their team in the postseason again, but Tuesday night’s dramatic win over the Oakland Athletics in the AL wild-card game just may have been worth the wait. Appearing in the playoffs for the first time winning the franchise’s lone World Series title in 1985, when Dire Straits’ “Money for Nothing” topped the charts...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Wednesday Links: Welcome to October

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor The 2014 MLB postseason kicked off with a bang on Tuesday night, as the Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals battled for 12 innings in the win or go home American League Wild Card game. On paper, the winner take all contest appeared to favor pitching, as both teams were set to send their ace to the mound. However, both the A’s and the Royals came...
Via Fire Brand AL
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Down A’s in Wild Card Thriller, Advance to Play Angels

The Kansas City Royals downed the Oakland Athletics in a thriller Tuesday night, and will advance to play the Los Angeles Angels in the Divisional Series. This 12 inning affair featured 28 hits, 17 runs, and two big comebacks by the Royals. Catcher Salvador Perez provided the biggest hit, a single to left that scored Christian Colon from second, giving Kansas City a walkoff...
Via Baseball News Source
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Advance With Walk-Off in Extras

Last night, the American League Wildcard Game featured the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals.  KC hadn't been to the playoffs in 29 years, and the town was still buzzing over the Chiefs beat down of Tom Brady and the Patriots the night before, across the parking lot, at Arrowhead Stadium on Monday Night Football.  Kauffman Stadium with 106.9% filled and 40,502 fans...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Storylines: Royals win AL Wildcard game thriller

Top Stories The magic finally came back to Kansas City after a 29-year hiatus from the playoffs. They defeated the Oakland Athletics 9-8 on Tuesday in what will go down as one of the top postseason games in MLB history. The game came down to both bullpens with the Royals pen edging the A’s.Brandon Finnegan kept the Royals in the game for 2.1 innings only surrendering one hit...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB.com recaps Athletics victory over Royals

The Royals defeated the Athletics 9-8 in 12 innings in one of the great postseason games in my lifetime.  Kansas City came down from a 7-3 deficit entering the bottom of the 8th to force extras by scoring 3 in the 8th and the tying run in the 9th.  Then, after Oakland scored to take an 8-7 lead in the top of the 12th, the Royals rebounded with 2 runs in the bottom half for the...
Via Awful Announcing
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

AL Wildcard Game Thread: A’s vs Royals, 8:05 PM

Oakland Athletics at Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Sept. 30, 8:07 p.m. ET. TBS Jon Lester (16-11, 2.46) vs. James Shields (14-8, 3.21)\ Oakland A’s Lineup 1. Coco Crisp, CF 2. Sam Fuld, LF 3. Josh Donaldson, 3B 4. Brandon Moss, DH 5. Josh Reddick, RF 6. Jed Lowrie, SS 7. Stephen Vogt, 1B 8. Geovany Soto, C 9. Eric Sogard, 2B Kansas City Royals Lineup 1. Alcides Escobar, SS...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild-Card Matchup Breakdown: A's vs. Royals

The Kansas City Royals host the Oakland Athletics Tuesday night in the ALDS Wild-Card game (8:07 p.m. ET, TBS). The winner advances to face the Los Angeles Angels in the ALDS, starting Thursday. Who has the edge? Let's break it down: 1. Starting lineup The Royals and A's were the bottom two teams in September run scoring among the 10 that qualified for the postseason, so...
Via Fox Sports
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

“We’re In!”: Sonny Shuts Out Rangers 4-0, A’s Clinch 3rd Consecutive Playoff Berth

“We’re in!,” declared manager Bob Melvin following the A’s regular season finale Sunday afternoon. Indeed, it may have taken a full 162 games, but the A’s finally punched their ticket to the Post Season on the strength of Sonny Gray’s second career complete game shutout Sunday afternoon in a 4-0 defeat of the Texas Rangers. Brandon Moss doubled to lead off the top half...
Via BaySportsNet
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

A's trying to hold on amid extended slump

There's only a week left in the regular season, which may seem like an eternity for the Oakland Athletics. The A's are 13-26 since Aug. 10, and a postseason spot that once seemed certain is now a bit more tenuous. The AL West title has already been lost, leaving Oakland hoping for a wild card that isn't yet assured. But after an 8-6 win over Philadelphia on Sunday - only...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The longest homers for the week ending September 18th

You guys…we’ve reached the second to last edition of the longest homers of the week this season. We’ll follow up with one more next week, and wrap up the season with a longest homers of the year compendium the following Monday. This week, our list is headed by Brandon Moss of the Oakland Athletics, a team that really needs to hang their hat on something this September. 1...
Via Bloguin Best
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The longest homers for the week ending September 18th

You guys…we’ve reached the second to last edition of the longest homers of the week this season. We’ll follow up with one more next week, and wrap up the season with a longest homers of the year compendium the following Monday. This week, our list is headed by Brandon Moss of the Oakland Athletics, a team that really needs to hang their hat on something this September. 1...
Via The Outside Corner
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics out of top wild-card spot, Texas sweeps

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Athletics are stunned by their September collapse, yet stuck to find a solution. And with the way things are going, manager Bob Melvin can't talk about playoffs, let alone plan for them. Sonny Gray and the A's kept tumbling Thursday, falling out of the top AL wild-card spot with a 7-2 loss to Texas that gave the Rangers a three-game sweep...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

DraftKings – Tep That Esch

What a world we live in. Just a couple of months ago, me telling you an Oakland stack would be a good idea would've lead to you rolling your eyes, giving me your best Charlie Sheen, and ignored the rest of what I had to say because I was clearly not giving any info others weren't already doling out. YO GUYS LISTEN TO ME, KING FELIX IS A MUST START TODAY. Sheeeiittt, like...
Via Razzball
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers-Athletics Preview

After padding their wild-card lead with a series win against a fellow contender, the Oakland Athletics enter a favorable home stretch versus a pair of last-place teams. The club opens a three-game series against the Texas Rangers Tuesday night with Scott Kazmir trying to re-establish some sustained success for himself and the team. Oakland (83-66), which has Philadelphia on deck...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Moss, Fuld slug A's past Mariners, increase AL wild-card lead

  Sam Fuld and Brandon Moss hit solo home runs, Jon Lester combined with three relievers on a seven-hitter and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Sunday afternoon. Oakland won consecutive games for the first time in three weeks and more importantly stretched its lead in the AL wild card race. The A's now hold a 1 1/2 game advantage over Kansas City and a...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Homers from Moss, Fuld lead A's past Seattle 4-0

SEATTLE (AP) Sam Fuld and Brandon Moss hit solo home runs, Jon Lester combined with three relievers on a seven-hitter and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Sunday afternoon. Oakland won consecutive games for the first time in three weeks and more importantly stretched its lead in the AL wild card race. The A's now hold a 1 1/2 game advantage over Kansas...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Let’s Finish This!

By Geoff Stoddart, AngelsWin.com Vice President of Marketing & CommunicationsIt’s Monday morning.  It’s September 1, 2014.  It’s Labor Day.  I’m sitting on my back deck, drinking coffee and staring out west towards the Rocky Mountains.  The sky is blue and there are a handful of puffy white clouds positioned above just perfectly.  Yet, amidst all of this beauty,...
Via Angelswin
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

A's acquire Adam Dunn from White Sox

In August, the Oakland Athletics have seen their once-potent offense fall of a cliff. The team has hit just 22 home runs this month to go along with a line of .224/.304/.351. The trade of Yoenis Cespedes has had much to do with those struggles, but nearly every other regular has struggled as well, most notably Jonny Gomes, Brandon Moss, Jed Lowrie, Derek Norris, Alberto Callaspo...
Via The Outside Corner
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Is it time to drop Brandon Moss?

The Oakland Athletics’ first baseman, Brandon Moss, had a fantastic first half to the 2014 season; he was elected to his first All-Star appearance of his eight-year career. Before the All-Star break, Moss had a batting line of .268/.349/.530 as well as 21 home runs and 66 RBIs. However, since the break, Moss has seen a serious decline, resulting in very poor numbers – a batting...
Via isportsweb.com
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Rally Past Houston Astros 8-2

A big night from Josh Donaldson and a four-run ninth-inning rally powered the Oakland Athletics to an 8-2 win over the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the series. With the win, the A’s improve to 77-53 and sit just half a game behind the Los Angeles Angels in the American League West. The A’s opened up a 1-0 lead in the third when Donaldson lashed a double to left field to bring...
Via BaySportsNet
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals End Streak, Blasted by A’s 11-3

It was a great run that boosted the Kansas City Royals from third place, and eight games back from the AL Central lead, to first place, and half a game up on the Detroit Tigers. Surely everybody knew that we wouldn’t win out. It’s a nice thought, but we were due for a loss, and this one came in embarrassing fashion. It was a night where not much could go right for the Royals...
Via Royals Blue
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Signs of a World Series team

After losing seven of 15 games following the All Star Break, the Oakland A’s have bounced back winning five of their last six, all while showing the signs of a true World Series contender. A major factor in both the A’s struggles and turnaround is their offense. There is no question the struggles of Brandon Moss coincide with the loss of Yoenis Cespedes.  Without Cespedes lingering...
Via isportsweb.com
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Could the Los Angeles Angels overtake the A’s?

With most everyone has been focused on the success of the Oakland A’s so far this season, not many people have realized that the Los Angeles Angels are only two games behind the Athletics and currently have the second best record in baseball. This AL West race has heated up quickly and the Angels were the hottest teams in baseball in July. What are the chances that the Los Angeles...
Via isportsweb.com
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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