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Lester, Crisp propel A's past Phils, Back into top AL wild-card spot

  Coco Crisp had two hits and drove in a run, supporting another strong outing from Jon Lester, and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 on Friday night to regain the top spot in the chase for AL wild cards. Derek Norris and Eric Sogard also drove in runs for Oakland, which moved a half-game ahead of the Kansas City Royals, who were beaten by the Detroit...
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A's Lester holds Phillies to 5 hits in 7 innings

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Coco Crisp had two hits and drove in a run, supporting another strong outing from Jon Lester, and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 on Friday night to regain the top spot in the chase for AL wild cards. Derek Norris and Eric Sogard also drove in runs for Oakland, which moved a half-game ahead of the Kansas City Royals, who were beaten...
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A’s Fans Take ‘Stars Wars’ Night to a New Level

Leave it to fans of the Oakland Athletics to take this whole ‘Star Wars’ craze around MLB to an entirely new level. Taking on the Philadelphia Phillies in an important late-season game, Oakland is hosting a night filled with ‘Star Wars’ related themes, including fireworks to the iconic music. But it’s the fans that are stealing the show. A's fans go all out on #StarWarsFireworks...
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3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 154: Phillies at Athletics

Philadelphia Phillies (70-83) at Oakland Athletics (83-69) Starting Pitchers: PHI: David Buchannan (6-7, 3.75 ERA) vs. OAK: Jon Lester (15-10, 2.45 ERA)  Time: 9:35 EST, O.co Coliseum TV: CSN Weather: Partly cloudy, 72 Media: Twitter and Facebook A note for today: 60 years ago today, the A’s played their last home game in Philadelphia before moving to Kansas City and eventually...
Via Phillies Nation
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Buchanan Looks to Halt Skid as Phils Visit Lester, A's

#455542510 / gettyimages.com After a disappointing showing during a four-game series in San Diego, the Phillies (70-83) face a tougher test as they travel 500 miles north for a matchup with the struggling Oakland Athletics (83-69). While the Phils are coming off of a series in which they lost three...
Via Philliedelphia
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will Jon Lester Be Enough To Save Slumping A's?

Don't look now, but baseball may be witnessing yet another epic September collapse. The Oakland A's lost again last night (with Sonny Gray giving up four runs in the first inning), and are now in danger of dropping completely out of the post-season picture. This, despite the fact that former Red Sox ace Jon Lester has been lights out since joining The Green and Gold. The...
Via FenwayNation
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Phillies-Athletics Preview

A postseason appearance once seemingly guaranteed for the Oakland Athletics is looking increasingly precarious after they were swept by baseball's worst team. Oakland looks to Jon Lester to help it avoid yet another pitfall Friday night when it continues its final nine-game homestand with the first of three against the last-place Philadelphia Phillies. The Athletics (83-69) fell...
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The Colossal Collapse Of The Oakland Athletics

Jeff Samardzija and the A’s have collapsed The Oakland Athletics were the talk of the baseball world in early July when they acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs to bolster an already good rotation. The rotation became so good that Tommy Milone, who owned a sub 4.00 ERA at the time was bumped from the rotation in favor of the revelation that was Jesse...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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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...
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Have Billy Beane’s Trades Hurt the Oakland Athletics?

The Oakland Athletics headed into July with the best record in baseball, and sizeable division lead. They made the first big deal of the trade season, sending 2013 first-round draft pick Billy McKinney and consensus top 10 prospect Addison Russell along with Dan Straily and a player to be named later to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel...
Via Baseball News Source
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Swept by Rangers, Athletics fall out of top AL wild-card spot

  Sonny Gray and the Oakland Athletics kept sliding, falling out of the top American League wild-card spot with a 7-2 loss to Texas on Thursday that gave the Rangers a three-game sweep. The latest loss to the team with the worst record in the majors dropped the A's a half-game behind idle Kansas City for the first wild-spot slot. Oakland owned the best record in the big leagues...
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Gray’s Early Struggles, Slumping Offense Sink Oakland Athletics

Sonny Gray dug a four-run hole in the first inning and the sliding Oakland Athletics never rebounded, as the club got swept away by the Texas Rangers 7-2 on Thursday afternoon at the O.co Coliseum. The right-hander was tagged for eight hits in five frames, dropping to 13-9 on the season with a 3.28 ERA. Gray last won on August 22 and the A’s record now stands at 83-69, leaving...
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Gray’s Early Struggles, Slumping Offense Sink Oakland Athletics

Sonny Gray dug a four-run hole in the first inning and the sliding Oakland Athletics never rebounded, as the club got swept away by the Texas Rangers 7-2 on Thursday afternoon at the O.co Coliseum. The right-hander was tagged for eight hits in five frames, dropping to 13-9 on the season with a 3.28 ERA. Gray last won on August 22 and the A’s record now stands at 83-69, leaving...
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Gray’s Early Struggles, Slumping Offense Sink Oakland Athletics

Sonny Gray dug a four-run hole in the first inning and the sliding Oakland Athletics never rebounded, as the club got swept away by the Texas Rangers 7-2 on Thursday afternoon at the O.co Coliseum. The right-hander was tagged for eight hits in five frames, dropping to 13-9 on the season with a 3.28 ERA. Gray last won on August 22 and the A’s record now stands at 83-69, leaving...
Via BaySportsNet
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Pouring One Out For Oakland

I like to watch the baseball. When the Mets aren’t on, I search for all sorts of games to watch from the league. And seeing as if I’ve got plenty of time after Ruben Tejada grounds out to second base to end another Mets loss at 10:30 PM, I watch a lot of west coast baseball. So I’ve paid particular attention to the Athletics of Oakland, who you might know as the A’s. Now...
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Nashville new home for Athletics' Triple-A team

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Oakland Athletics moved their Triple-A minor league affiliate to Nashville on Thursday. The A's and the Pacific Coast League's Nashville Sounds announced Thursday they have agreed to terms on a four-year player development contract that runs through the 2018 season. The Sounds' new stadium, First Tennessee Park, is scheduled to open next season...
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Examining the A’s Epic Collapse

One of the biggest stories of the season’s second half has been the historic decline of the Oakland Athletics. They are flirting with accomplishing the extremely difficult feat of having the best record in baseball at the All Star break, and then missing the playoffs. Winning the final two games of their pivotal series with […]
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The fading Oakland A’s

Once upon a time, the Oakland A’s held the AL West lead for a total of 119 days this season. Now they are battling for a Wild Card spot and have a 4-11 record for September. The Oakland A’s were once postseason favorites and now fans are worried that they will not make the postseason at all. With the team unraveling at the seams, it is as though nothing can save them from utter...
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Dugout Digest – Athletics finish collapse with a thud

So it’s official then – the Oakland Athletics won’t be winning the AL West, despite their torrid start to the year. I think we all kind of knew deep down that the A’s weren’t going to completely run away with the AL West, after all, they never had a lead of more than six games. But I don’t think any of us could have foreseen a stretch in which they went 17-27 (and counting...
Via Bloguin Best
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Dugout Digest – Athletics finish collapse with a thud

So it’s official then – the Oakland Athletics won’t be winning the AL West, despite their torrid start to the year. I think we all kind of knew deep down that the A’s weren’t going to completely run away with the AL West, after all, they never had a lead of more than six games. But I don’t think any of us could have foreseen a stretch in which they went 17-27 (and counting...
Via The Outside Corner
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Oakland eliminated from AL West, Doolittle blows save in loss at Texas

  Sean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. It was the fourth blown save in 25 chances for Doolittle (1-4) this season. The bearded closer's meltdown on the mound negated a stellar start by Jeff Samardzija and ended Oakland's two-year reign...
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Ninth-Inning Collapse Sends Oakland Athletics to 6-1 Defeat

Wednesday was a bad night for Sean Doolittle. After Jeff Samardzija worked eight scoreless frames and racked up 10 punchouts, the closer served up five runs in the ninth, as the Oakland Athletics slumped to a 6-1 loss to the Texas Rangers. The A’s record stands at 83-68, as the club drops into a tie with the Kansas City Royals for the top wild-card spot. Samardzija dismantled...
Via BaySportsNet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Melvin on Kazmir’s Rant: ‘He’s Speaking From The Heart’

A day after Scott Kazmir sounded off on his Oakland Athletics teammates, manager Bob Melvin weighed in with his take on the left-hander’s comments. “Well, look, Kaz is an emotional guy. After games a lot of times emotions run high. Sometimes you say some things whether or not you regret them later or not, but he’s speaking from the heart. Following the club’s 6-3 loss on...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Stephen Vogt, Craig Gentry

The Oakland Athletics (83-67) are hoping that left-handed utility player Stephen Vogt will be able to return to the team from a left sprained ankle before the season is over.  However, it is unknown when Craig Gentry will return from suffering concussion symptoms.Sports Injury Alert reported Sept 5 that Vogt slid hard into second base in the fifth inning of the game on September...
Via MLB Injury News
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A’s Stadium Radar Gun Clocks Pitch Speeds Over 200 MPH

The A’s stadium is known infamously for many reasons including sewage issues, too much foul ground, and electrical outages. You can now add a radar gun being the fritz to the list as tonight’s game showed pitches ranging from 1 mph (how long would that take to reach home plate) to 400 MPH. Could one even see a 400 MPH? Would that shatter a bat regardless of where it hit it?...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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