Samardzija's gem, Moss' grand slam fuel A's romp
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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.Upvote Share Tweet
Dallas Keuchel knows how to pitch to hecklerschron.com 7 hours agoYou 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.…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 7 hours agoBrandon 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.Upvote Share Tweetchron.com 7 hours agoOAKLAND — 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Athletics designate former closer JohnsonESPN.com 10 hours agoThe Oakland Athletics have designated right-hander Jim Johnson for assignment before Thursday's game against the Houston Astros.Upvote Share Tweet
Feeling's mutual: Astros holding on to QuallsMLB.com 10 hours agoThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Carlos Correa won’t be ready for Arizona Fall League; team hopeful of spring training returnchron.com 11 hours agoGeneral 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…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 13 hours agoThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Marwin Gonzalez coping with sore hamstringchron.com 24 hours agoOAKLAND – 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…Upvote Share TweetYoenis 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Hot-hitting Krauss gets call from Class AAA to replace injured Springerchron.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…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros holding out hope Crain, Albers can pitch this seasonOAKLAND — 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Judge returns Crane-McLane-Comcast lawsuit to state courtAstros 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…Upvote Share TweetHouston Astros outfielder George Springer has been dealing with more than just soreness in his right leg.Upvote Share Tweet
Chad Qualls hopes to remain an Astro as trade deadline approachesChad 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…Upvote Share TweetOutfielder 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.Upvote Share Tweet
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…Upvote Share Tweet
With millions unspent in draft, Astros to watch Cuban OF Rusney Castillochron.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…Upvote Share Tweetchron.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…Upvote Share Tweet
Fowler remains on DL with nagging intercostal strainchron.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…Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.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…Upvote Share Tweet
A's Pick Up MLB-Best 63rd WinJul 24Brandon Moss' grand slam powers Oakland's 13-1 blowout win over Houston.
Hoes, Astros Win In 12Jul 22L.J. Hoes' third home run of the season lifted the Astros to a 3-2 win over the Athletics.
Astros Can't Strike Deal With Brady AikenJul 18ESPN's Jerry Crasnick breaks down the Astros' failing to sign No. 1 pick Brady Aiken.
Reed Wins Golden Spikes AwardJul 17Kentucky P AJ Reed wins the Golden Spikes Award over LSU P Aaron Nola and Oregon State OF Michael Conforto.
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Cleveland Cavaliers remain front-runner in Kevin Love trade sweepstakes, s…Jul 25The Cleveland Cavaliers cannot officially trade Andrew Wiggins before Aug. 23 but remain the closest thing to a front-runner in the trade sweepstakes for the Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love, according to sources close to the process.
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