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Samardzija's gem, Moss' grand slam fuel A's romp

Samardzija's gem, Moss' grand slam fuel A's romp

MLB.com Updated 6 hours ago
Jeff Samardzija threw eight innings in the rubber match against the Astros, allowing five hits while striking out six and walking none as the A's cruised, 13-1. Brandon Moss clubbed his third career grand slam, all of which have come this season.
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  • Dallas Keuchel knows how to pitch to hecklers

    Dallas Keuchel knows how to pitch to hecklers

    chron.com 7 hours ago
    You can’t say Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel doesn’t have a sense of humor, or knows how to put a heckler in his place. Check out the ball he tossed to a heckler in Oakland: A ball @kidkeuchy tossed to a heckler sitting next to me #Astros #Athletics pic.…
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  • Moss slam backs Samardzija as A's romp

    Moss slam backs Samardzija as A's romp

    ESPN.com 7 hours ago
    Brandon Moss hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athletics gave Jeff Samardzija more run support Thursday than he has had all season in a 13-1 victory over the Houston Astros.
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  • Union files grievance against Astros over draft, Brady Aiken

    Union files grievance against Astros over draft, Brady Aiken

    chron.com 7 hours ago
    OAKLAND — The MLB Players Association has filed a grievance against the Astros for their handling of first-round draft pick Brady Aiken and two players selected later in the draft. In the case of a grievance, its filing is not required to be made public…
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  • Athletics designate former closer Johnson

    Athletics designate former closer Johnson

    ESPN.com 10 hours ago
    The Oakland Athletics have designated right-hander Jim Johnson for assignment before Thursday's game against the Houston Astros.
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  • Feeling's mutual: Astros holding on to Qualls

    Feeling's mutual: Astros holding on to Qualls

    MLB.com 10 hours ago
    The Astros could be looking for some outfield help, considering they have three outfielders on the shelf, but one player who won't be moved is closer Chad Qualls, who has a 1.78 ERA and 11 saves this year. He hasn't allowed an earned run in 31 of his la…
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  • Carlos Correa won’t be ready for Arizona Fall League; team hope…

    Carlos Correa won’t be ready for Arizona Fall League; team hopeful of spring training return

    chron.com 11 hours ago
    General manager Jeff Luhnow said injured shortstop Carlos Correa received a good report recently in his latest follow-up with doctors, but the Astros’ top prospect isn’t likely to be ready to participate in the Arizona Fall League. Correa underwent seas…
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  • Jim Johnson designed for assignment by A's, ending his rough st…

    Jim Johnson designed for assignment by A's, ending his rough stay in Oakland

    yahoo.com 13 hours ago
    The Oakland Athletics brought Jim Johnson into the game Wednesday night against the Houston Astros with a seven-run lead in the top of the eighth inning. He had six outs to get and everybody could go home happy. Everybody, including the A's fans who had…
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  • Marwin Gonzalez coping with sore hamstring

    Marwin Gonzalez coping with sore hamstring

    chron.com 24 hours ago
    OAKLAND – Shortstop Marwin Gonzalez was pulled because of right hamstring soreness before the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday when the Astros trailed big in a 9-7 loss to the A’s Manager Bo Porter said he expected Gonzalez would be able to play T…
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  • Cespedes has 2 HRs, 5 RBIs but hurts thumb

    Cespedes has 2 HRs, 5 RBIs but hurts thumb

    ESPN.com MLB.com nytimes.com Jul 24 (yesterday)
    Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with an apparent right thumb injury, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Houston Astros 9-7 on Wednesday night.
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  • Hot-hitting Krauss gets call from Class AAA to replace injured …

    Hot-hitting Krauss gets call from Class AAA to replace injured Springer

    chron.com Jul 24 (yesterday)
    OAKLAND — OAKLAND — Marc Krauss was swinging well for a while at Class AAA Oklahoma City for some time: a .289 average, a .375 on-base percentage with five home runs in 42 games. There just wasn’t a logical place for him on the Astros’ big league roster…
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  • Astros holding out hope Crain, Albers can pitch this season

    Astros holding out hope Crain, Albers can pitch this season

    chron.com Jul 23 (yesterday)
    OAKLAND — In a parallel universe, Jesse Crain returned to the Astros in late April and flashed the dominant form he showed in the first half of 2013. The Astros would these days be taking calls constantly from contenders who want the reliever by the Jul…
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  • Judge returns Crane-McLane-Comcast lawsuit to state court

    Judge returns Crane-McLane-Comcast lawsuit to state court

    chron.com Jul 23 (yesterday)
    Astros owner Jim Crane’s lawsuit against Comcast, NBC Universal and former Astros owner Drayton McLane, stemming from the 2011 sale of the Astros and McLane’s share in Comcast SportsNet Houston, was returned to state district court Tuesday by U.S. Bankr…
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  • Astros send rookie slugger Springer to DL

    Astros send rookie slugger Springer to DL

    ESPN.com MLB.com chron.com Jul 23 (yesterday)
    Houston Astros outfielder George Springer has been dealing with more than just soreness in his right leg.
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  • Chad Qualls hopes to remain an Astro as trade deadline approach…

    Chad Qualls hopes to remain an Astro as trade deadline approaches

    chron.com Jul 23 (yesterday)
    Chad Qualls has 11 saves and an ERA of 1.78 this season. (Tony Gutierrez/AP) OAKLAND, Calif. — Righthander Jose Veras knows what happened at the end of last season when the Astros lost 15 straight in a tailspin that punctuated the franchise’s drop. Vera…
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  • Hoes' homer lifts Astros in 12-inning showdown

    Hoes' homer lifts Astros in 12-inning showdown

    MLB.com nytimes.com Jul 23 (yesterday)
    Outfielder L.J. Hoes, who was hitless in his first four at-bats, launched a solo homer to left field off relief pitcher Fernando Abad with one out in the 12th to send the Astros to their third consecutive win over the A's, 3-2, at O.co Coliseum.
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  • Bo Porter says Jed Lowrie incident ‘completely behind me’

    Bo Porter says Jed Lowrie incident ‘completely behind me’

    chron.com Jul 22 (2 days ago)
    OAKLAND — Astros manager Bo Porter believes the Jed Lowrie bunting controversy is long behind him and hopes that everyone else feels similarly. Porter took some heat in April, the last time the Astros visited the O.co Coliseum, for yelling at the A’s sh…
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  • With millions unspent in draft, Astros to watch Cuban OF Rusney…

    With millions unspent in draft, Astros to watch Cuban OF Rusney Castillo

    chron.com Jul 22 (2 days ago)
    The Astros are interested in speedy Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo. (RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images) OAKLAND — The Astros saw their spending pool in the amateur draft reduced by $8 million. Letting Brady Aiken and Jacob Nix go unsigned reduced the tea…
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  • Scouting report: Astros at Oakland Athletics

    Scouting report: Astros at Oakland Athletics

    chron.com Jul 21 (3 days ago)
    Three things to watch in the series in Oakland: 1. Brett Oberholtzer’s made the most of his limited exposure to the A’s. In two starts, he’s allowed a combined two runs in 11 2/3 innings — one run in each start. The lefty’s been on the shuttle this seas…
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  • Fowler remains on DL with nagging intercostal strain

    Fowler remains on DL with nagging intercostal strain

    chron.com Jul 21 (3 days ago)
    Dexter Fowler will not return to the lineup on Tuesday from the intercostal strain that has had him sidelined for 20 games now. (Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle) OAKLAND — The Astros are set to player their 100th game of the season on Tuesday, and cent…
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  • Brady Aiken's College Eligibility Might Be In Jeopardy

    Brady Aiken's College Eligibility Might Be In Jeopardy

    deadspin.com Jul 21 (3 days ago)
    In addition to revealing the Astros as shitty jerks, the Brady Aiken saga has also reminded the world of the existence of one of the NCAA's silliest and most farcical rules: players like Aiken aren't allowed to hire agents for MLB negotiating purposes i…
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  • Video - A's Pick Up MLB-Best 63rd Win 01:06

    A's Pick Up MLB-Best 63rd Win

    Jul 24
    Brandon Moss' grand slam powers Oakland's 13-1 blowout win over Houston.
  • Video - Hoes, Astros Win In 12 00:31

    Hoes, Astros Win In 12

    Jul 22
    L.J. Hoes' third home run of the season lifted the Astros to a 3-2 win over the Athletics.
  • Video - Astros Can't Strike Deal With Brady Aiken 03:27

    Astros Can't Strike Deal With Brady Aiken

    Jul 18
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick breaks down the Astros' failing to sign No. 1 pick Brady Aiken.
  • Video - Reed Wins Golden Spikes Award 04:34

    Reed Wins Golden Spikes Award

    Jul 17
    Kentucky P AJ Reed wins the Golden Spikes Award over LSU P Aaron Nola and Oregon State OF Michael Conforto.

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