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Iannetta walks off Angels past A's in 12 innings

Iannetta walks off Angels past A's in 12 innings

MLB.com ESPN.com nytimes.com Updated Apr 17 (yesterday)
Chris Iannetta powered a home run over a leaping Craig Gentry and over the center-field fence with two out in the 12th off Drew Pomeranz to give the Angels a 5-4 win over the A's in the series finale Wednesday night.
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  • Melvin loses replay challenge on hit by pitch

    Melvin loses replay challenge on hit by pitch

    MLB.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    A's manager Bob Melvin challenged plate umpire Tim Timmons' ruling that the Angels' Chris Iannetta was hit in the toe by a Tommy Milone pitch leading off the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday night. After a replay review, the umpires ruled that the…
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  • Peacock gets opportunity to join rotation

    Peacock gets opportunity to join rotation

    MLB.com Apr 16 (yesterday)
    The Astros are turning to right-hander Brad Peacock to take Lucas Harrell's spot in the rotation. He'll make his first start of the season Sunday against the A's -- his former team -- in Oakland.
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  • Johnson finding form since 'break' from closing

    Johnson finding form since 'break' from closing

    MLB.com Apr 16 (yesterday)
    A's right-hander Jim Johnson is still on "a break" from closing, but the man who saved 101 games the past two seasons for the Orioles seems headed in the right direction again after picking up victories over the Angels in the first two games o…
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  • Kazmir set for next start, Saturday vs. Astros

    Kazmir set for next start, Saturday vs. Astros

    MLB.com Apr 16 (yesterday)
    A's left-hander Scott Kazmir threw his normal bullpen session Wednesday afternoon at Angel Stadium. He pronounced himself "100 percent" for his next start, Saturday at home against the Houston Astros.
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  • A's claim righty Walden off waivers from Blue Jays

    A's claim righty Walden off waivers from Blue Jays

    MLB.com Apr 16 (yesterday)
    The A's on Wednesday claimed right-hander Marcus Walden off waivers from the Blue Jays, then optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.
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  • Trout ties it in 9th, but A's trump Angels in 11

    Trout ties it in 9th, but A's trump Angels in 11

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)
    Josh Donaldson drove in Jed Lowrie with an 11th-inning double, and the Oakland Athletics overcame Mike Trout's tying homer in the ninth for a 10-9 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
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  • A's continue to reign over Halos in Anaheim

    A's continue to reign over Halos in Anaheim

    MLB.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)
    Josh Donaldson's 11th-inning RBI double off Yoslan Herrera gave the A's a 10-9 victory Tuesday over the Angels on a bad night for bullpens at Angel Stadium. Oakland won its fourth in a row, and 15th in its last 21 games in Anaheim.
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  • Jaso's pinch-hit HR lifts A's; Pujols hits 496th

    Jaso's pinch-hit HR lifts A's; Pujols hits 496th

    ESPN.com nytimes.com MLB.com Apr 15 (3 days ago)
    Pinch-hitter John Jaso came through with a two-run homer off closer Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
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  • Gentry steps in for Crisp, who has tight hamstring

    Gentry steps in for Crisp, who has tight hamstring

    MLB.com Apr 14 (3 days ago)
    Craig Gentry started in center field Monday night for the A's in place of Coco Crisp, a switch that was planned Sunday after Crisp experienced left hamstring tightness in Seattle.
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  • Late homers lift A's after Kazmir's six scoreless

    Late homers lift A's after Kazmir's six scoreless

    MLB.com Apr 13 (4 days ago)
    After Scott Kazmir threw six scoreless innings, Yoenis Cespedes' two-run homer helped ensure the A's of a 3-0 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field on Sunday afternoon.
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  • Gray rides early lead, racks up K's in Seattle

    Gray rides early lead, racks up K's in Seattle

    MLB.com nytimes.com Apr 13 (5 days ago)
    A's right-hander Sonny Gray tossed seven gritty innings of one-run ball, tying his career high with nine strikeouts in a 3-1 victory over the Mariners on Saturday night.
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  • Happy Felix Day: Ace K's 11 in Safeco debut

    Happy Felix Day: Ace K's 11 in Safeco debut

    MLB.com Apr 12 (6 days ago)
    Safeco Field's first "Supreme Court" of 2014 returned its verdict on Friday night, and the decision was unanimously in favor of Felix Hernandez as the Mariners topped the A's, 6-4.
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  • Straily, Fuld Lead Athletics Over Twins 6-1

    Straily, Fuld Lead Athletics Over Twins 6-1

    nytimes.com Apr 10
    Dan Straily pitched three-hit ball for seven innings and Sam Fuld hit a rare home run to help the Oakland Athletics complete a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins with a 6-1 victory Thursday.
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  • A's complete sweep behind another offensive outburst

    A's complete sweep behind another offensive outburst

    MLB.com Apr 10
    Oakland's offense ruled the day again Thursday, hitting around yet another Twins starter in a 6-1, series-sweeping win over Minnesota.
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  • A's take struggling Johnson out of closer role

    A's take struggling Johnson out of closer role

    Manager Bob Melvin says the Oakland Athletics will move forward with a closer-by-committee approach while they work to get the struggling Jim Johnson back on track.
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  • Speedy Mastroianni penciled in a day after callup

    Speedy Mastroianni penciled in a day after callup

    MLB.com Apr 10
    Darin Mastroianni was thrown right into the fire on Thursday, starting in right field and batting leadoff against the A's a day after his contract was purchased from Triple-A Rochester.
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  • A's prospect Russell to miss at least 1 month

    A's prospect Russell to miss at least 1 month

    ESPN.com Apr 10
    Addison Russell, the top prospect in the Oakland Athletics' system, is expected to be sidelined for at least a month with a tear in his hamstring.
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  • Baseball Roundup: With Dramatic Finish, Athletics Bail Out Thei…

    Baseball Roundup: With Dramatic Finish, Athletics Bail Out Their New Closer

    nytimes.com Apr 9
    Jim Johnson blew another save, but Derek Norris hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning to give the Athletics a victory over the Twins.
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  • Norris rescues A's in 11th with clutch three-run blast

    Norris rescues A's in 11th with clutch three-run blast

    Jim Johnson blew his second save of the season Wednesday, but Derek Norris rescued the A's with a three-run homer in the 11th inning to lift Oakland to a wild 7-4 victory over the Twins.
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  • Gardy honored for 1,000 wins in pregame

    Gardy honored for 1,000 wins in pregame

    MLB.com Apr 9
    The Twins honored manager Ron Gardenhire for reaching 1,000 wins with a special pregame ceremony at Target Field before Wednesday's game against the A's.
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  • Video - Angels Homer To Walk Off In 12th 00:58

    Angels Homer To Walk Off In 12th

    Apr 16
    Chris Iannetta's solo homer in the 12th lifted the Angels to a 5-4 win over the Athletics.
  • Video - Athletics Top Angels In 11 01:01

    Athletics Top Angels In 11

    Apr 15
    Mike Trout tied the game with a two-run home in the ninth inning, but Josh Donaldson's RBI double in the 11th inning gave the Athletics a 10-9 win over the Angels.
  • Video - SweetSpot TV: Rapid Fire 03:07

    SweetSpot TV: Rapid Fire

    Apr 14
    Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield go around the majors with an early-season edition of rapid fire.
  • Video - Jaso's Pinch-Hit Homer Lifts Athletics 00:51

    Jaso's Pinch-Hit Homer Lifts Athletics

    Apr 14
    Pinch hitter John Jaso hit a two-run homer off closer Ernesto Frieri to lift the Athletics to a 3-2 win over the Angels.

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