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Red Sox Option Ryan Cook To Triple-A Pawtucket To Call Up Henry Owens

This embed is invalid" /> Ryan Cook’s first go-round with the Boston Red Sox lasted one game. The Red Sox optioned Cook to Triple-A Pawtucket before Tuesday night’s game against the Yankees to make room for left-hander Henry Owens, who will make his major league debut in Boston’s series opener against New York at Yankee Stadium. The Red Sox acquired Cook...
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A’s Minor League Leaders – August 2015 Update

The calendar has turned the page to August and, with just about a month left in the minor league season, it’s a good time to take a look at the A’s minor league leaders in a few key hitting and pitching categories. A minimum of 200 at-bats is required for the hitting categories and a minimum of 90 innings is required for the pitching categories, with the exception of saves,...
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Monday, August 3rd: Jake Sanchez Leads Hounds to Shutout Win while Sounds Stage Comeback Victory & Jacob Nottingham hits 1st HR for Stockton

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Jake Sanchez (6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 4 K / Win)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Frisco RoughRiders       0 Midland RockHounds  5 WP – Sanchez 9-7 / 4.78 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Jake Sanchez (6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 4 K / Win) Starter Jake Sanchez allowed just 3 hits while striking out 4 over 6 shutout innings...
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Crisp Returns as A’s Fall to O’s

The Athletics welcomed back their stalwart veteran atop the lineup Coco Crisp Monday night, however could not feed off of his presence after falling behind early in what turned out to be yet another home loss. Jesse Chavez continued to fade in his reliability on the mound, allowing three runs in the first inning that would be an unsurmountable obstacle for the slumping Oakland offense...
Via BaySportsNet
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adam Jones, Caleb Joseph homer as Orioles beat Athletics 9-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Chris Davis hit a three-run shot in the first inning for his 27th homer to back rookie Tyler Wilson's impressive spot start, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 9-2 on Monday night. Caleb Joseph added a two-run homer in the fourth off Jesse Chavez (5-11) as Baltimore won for the eighth time in 10 games. Orioles skipper Buck Showalter earned...
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Scott Kazmir wins American League Pitcher of the Month

As we enter the dog days of August, we wrap up the month of July by honoring the best pitchers and players from that month. One of those players being honored is Scott Kazmir, who is now a member of the Houston Astros. This may just be another monthly award winner for some fans, but Kazmir had one of the most interesting journeys to get here. Kazmir originally started this month...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
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Astros' Kazmir named AL Pitcher of the Month after stellar July

Scott Kazmir has only been a member of the Houston Astros for two weeks but he's already picked up a major award.On Monday, Kazmir was named the American League Pitcher of the Month for July. In that span, he went 2-0 with a 0.26 ERA in five starts, three of them as a member of the Oakland Athletics. In his two starts with Houston so far, the lefty has thrown 14 2/3 scoreless innings...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Left fielder Crisp returns from neck injury for Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland Athletics left fielder Coco Crisp has been activated from the 60-day disabled list after being sidelined with a strained neck since May 20. Crisp was in the lineup and batting second for his return Monday night in the opener of a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles. Manager Bob Melvin said he expects Crisp to play a couple of games then get...
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Buy Adam Dunn’s Gated Texas Home — $4.49 Million

If you are into home runs (and lots of strikeouts), you are likely missing former slugger Adam Dunn this season. Power was Big...
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Oakland Walks Off an Extra Inning Winner; Athletics 2, Indians 1

The Indians split a four-game series with Oakland after dropping the finale, 2-1, in extra innings on Sunday. The Tribe reached A’s All-Star Sonny Gray for a run in the first on Jerry Sands’ sac fly, but the A’s tied it in the fifth as Trevor Bauer allowed a single by Billy Burns. Cleveland had a chance in the top of the 10th, putting two men aboard with one out, but Fernando...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
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Sunday, August 2nd: Joe Bennie’s 2 HRs Help Snappers Snap 7-Game Skid while 3-Run HRs by Ryon Healy & Brent Morel Aren’t Enough to Help Hounds & Sounds Prevail

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Joe Bennie (4 for 5 / 2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)   MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A) Peoria Chiefs        6 Beloit Snappers  8 WP – Stull 3-3 / 4.89 HR – Bennie 2 (6), Higley (6), Akau (2), Santana (1) Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Joe Bennie (4 for 5 / 2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs) The Snappers used 5 home runs to snap their seven...
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Orioles-Athletics Preview

Tyler Wilson returns to the majors trying to prove a capable replacement for one of the AL's most reliable starters of late. The Orioles' prospect will also try to kick off his playoff-contending club's West Coast trip with a favorable result Monday night against the Oakland Athletics. Wilson is being recalled for the fifth time this season because Chris Tillman injured his left...
Via AP on Fox
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Watch: Mike Gallego Windup Toy Day comes full circle in A's walk-off win

Sunday afternoon was the Oakland Athletics' Mike Gallego Windup Toy Day - paying tribute to their energetic third base coach and former scrappy infielder. As sometimes happens in this sport, Gallego's arms came in handy when the A's pulled out a 2-1 walk-off win in ten innings. Outfielder Mark Canha's liner into the left-field gap plated Sam Fuld with the winning run, as Gallego...
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Canha’s Walk-Off Hit Earns A’s Victory Against Cleveland

Mark Canha tasted victory on Sunday, and it tasted like whipped cream pie. The A’s left fielder got his first career walk-off hit Sunday afternoon as Oakland took the final game in their series against Cleveland. The 2-1 final score would seemingly indicate another typical gem of an outing from Sonny Gray, but coming off a July that included two shutouts, Gray’s August did...
Via BaySportsNet
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After lengthy recovery, Crisp could return to A's soon

After a lengthy recovery period stemming from offseason elbow surgery and an additional neck strain (and subsequent recovery period), outfielder Coco Crisp could return to the Oakland Athletics' lineup this week.  On Sunday, word broke that Crisp was nearing activation from the 15-day disabled list, after having spent five games with the club's Single-A affiliate Stockton Ports...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics edge Indians in 10 innings

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Mark Canha hit a two-out double in the 10th inning to drive in Sam Fuld and lift the Oakland Athletics to a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Fuld singled off Cody Allen (1-3) before Canha hammered a 3-1 pitch off the wall in left-center. Fuld raced around third base and slid into home, easily beating the relay throw from shortstop Francisco...
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Athletics edge Indians in 10 innings

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Mark Canha hit a two-out double in the 10th inning to drive in Sam Fuld and lift the Oakland Athletics to a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Fuld singled off Cody Allen (1-3) before Canha hammered a 3-1 pitch off the wall in left-center. Fuld raced around third base and slid into home, easily beating the relay throw from shortstop Francisco...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics edge Indians in 10 innings, 2-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Mark Canha hit a two-out double in the 10th inning to drive in Sam Fuld and lift the Oakland Athletics to a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Fuld singled off Cody Allen (1-3) before Canha hammered a 3-1 pitch off the wall in left-center. Fuld raced around third base and slid into home, easily beating the relay throw from shortstop Francisco...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

BC-BBA--Indians-Athletics

Eds: The Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics were tied 1-1 after nine innings. AP Sports
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Ryan Cook Excited To Join Red Sox: ‘I’ll Fit In Wherever They Need Me’

BOSTON — Ryan Cook was playing cards Friday in a Triple-A clubhouse in Nashville when he received a call from Oakland Athletics assistant general manager David Forst informing him he had been traded to the Red Sox just before the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. Cook’s now ready for whatever. “I’m excited. I’m excited to get over here,” Cook said before...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saturday, August 1st: Barry Zito Earns 7th Win for Sounds while HRs by Matt Olson & Matt Chapman Help Hounds & Ports Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Barry Zito (6 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 2 K / Win)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Nashville Sounds         9 Omaha Storm Chasers  4 WP – Zito 7-7 / 3.64 HR – Roberts (5) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Barry Zito (6 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 2 K / Win) LHP Barry Zito turned in another strong start for the Sounds, allowing...
Via Athletics Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians-Athletics Preview

Sonny Gray is mired in the longest home winless streak of his career but is getting the ideal opponent to help end it. The Oakland Athletics ace is coming off a shutout and now faces the other team he recently blanked as he tries to continue his mastery of the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Gray (11-4, 2.16 ERA) has allowed one run with 22 strikeouts in 21 innings in three career starts...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooks earns first career win in A's debut, over Indians

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Marcus Semien homered to back a strong outing by Oakland newcomer Aaron Brooks and the Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Brooks (1-0) allowed one run and five hits over 7-plus innings for his first career win. The right-hander, who joined Oakland as part of the June 28 trade that sent Ben Zobrist...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooks earns first career win in A's debut, 5-1 over Indians

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Marcus Semien homered to back a strong outing by Oakland newcomer Aaron Brooks and the Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Brooks (1-0) allowed one run and five hits over 7-plus innings for his first career win. The right-hander, who joined Oakland as part of the June 28 trade that sent Ben Zobrist to...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooks earns first career win in A's debut, over Indians

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Marcus Semien homered to back a strong outing by Oakland newcomer Aaron Brooks and the Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Brooks (1-0) allowed one run and five hits over 7-plus innings for his first career win. The right-hander, who joined Oakland as part of the June 28 trade that sent Ben Zobrist...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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