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Bob Melvin calls Athletics 'pathetic' after Angels sweep four-g…

Bob Melvin calls Athletics 'pathetic' after Angels sweep four-game set

yahoo.com Updated 7 hours ago
Your browser does not support iframes. Manager Bob Melvin verbally unloaded on his team Sunday — at least for Bob Melvin, it was unloading — after the Oakland Athletics were swept in a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels. The Athletics fell …
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  • Major League Baseball Roundup

    Major League Baseball Roundup

    The Oakland A's acquired slugger Adam Dunn from the Chicago White Sox.
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  • Kazmir voices frustration with ump's strike zone

    Kazmir voices frustration with ump's strike zone

    MLB.com 9 hours ago
    The A's Scott Kazmir called out crew chief Gerry Davis following Sunday's 8-1 loss in Anaheim, believing to be intentionally squeezed on several calls in a six-run second inning in which the left-hander walked four.
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  • Angels rout A's to complete 4-game sweep

    Angels rout A's to complete 4-game sweep

    ESPN.com 12 hours ago
    Mike Trout homered and drove in three runs, Matt Shoemaker pitched seven shutout innings, and the Angels completed a four-game sweep of the A's with an 8-1 win.
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  • Ackley drives in four to help Mariners in WC race

    Ackley drives in four to help Mariners in WC race

    MLB.com 12 hours ago
    The Dustin Ackley hit parade continued on Sunday, as the Mariners avoided a three-game sweep with a 5-3 win over the Washington Nationals at Safeco Field.
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  • Dominguez, Altuve Team Up, Lead Astros Over Texas

    Dominguez, Altuve Team Up, Lead Astros Over Texas

    nytimes.com MLB.com 13 hours ago
    Matt Dominguez hit a tying homer and Jose Altuve's fourth hit drove in the go-ahead run as the Houston Astros rallied in the eighth inning to beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Sunday.
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  • Mix and match: Eight-man effort shuts out A's

    Mix and match: Eight-man effort shuts out A's

    MLB.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    The Angels used eight pitchers on Saturday night as they beat Oakland, 2-0, to build a season-high four-game lead in the American League West and win their fifth game in a row.
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  • Stras limits Mariners as Nationals grow NL East lead

    Stras limits Mariners as Nationals grow NL East lead

    MLB.com nytimes.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    What a difference a week makes. Almost a week after getting hit hard by the Giants, right-hander Stephen Strasburg had one of his best starts of the season as the Nationals downed the Mariners, 3-1, at Safeco Field on Saturday night.
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  • Angels use 8 pitchers to blank A's, grow lead

    Angels use 8 pitchers to blank A's, grow lead

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    The Los Angeles Angels used eight pitchers -- a franchise record for a nine-inning game -- in a 2-0 victory over Oakland that increased their AL West lead to four games.
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  • Video - Angels Sweep Athletics 00:55

    Angels Sweep Athletics

    Aug 31
    The Angels tagged Scott Kazmir for six earned runs over 1 1/3 innings en route to defeating the Athletics 8-1.
  • Video - Will Dunn Propel The Athletics? 01:43

    Will Dunn Propel The Athletics?

    Aug 31
    The "Baseball Tonight" crew breaks down whether the Oakland Athletics can get back into the American League West race.
  • Video - Strasburg Deals Against M's 00:45

    Strasburg Deals Against M's

    Aug 30
    Stephen Strasburg struck out eight over 7 1/3 innings as the Nationals defeated the Mariners 3-1.
  • Video - Angels Win Fifth Straight 00:57

    Angels Win Fifth Straight

    Aug 30
    Erick Aybar hit an RBI single in the Angels 2-0 win over the Athletics.

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