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Donaldson, A's blast Astros; Clemens tossed

Donaldson, A's blast Astros; Clemens tossed

ESPN.com nytimes.com Updated 3 hours ago
Josh Donaldson hit a pair of two-run homers to help the Oakland Athletics cruise to a 10-1 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.
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  • Cespedes to be sidelined with hamstring strain

    Cespedes to be sidelined with hamstring strain

    MLB.com 2 hours ago
    A's left fielder Yoenis Cespedes departed Thursday's game in Houston in the seventh inning with strained left hamstring. He's expected to miss at least a couple of games.
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  • Griffin to get second opinion on elbow

    Griffin to get second opinion on elbow

    MLB.com 7 hours ago
    The A's hoped rest would be the cure for A.J. Griffin, who has been sidelined by a flexor strain for nearly six weeks, but the discomfort was still there when he attempted to begin a throwing program this week.
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  • Johnson working way back into closing mix

    Johnson working way back into closing mix

    MLB.com 7 hours ago
    A's manager Bob Melvin made it clear Thursday that Jim Johnson has not reclaimed the closer's role, but he did suggest the right-hander could be considered among the ninth-inning options.
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  • Perez continues to dazzle as Rangers sweep A's

    Perez continues to dazzle as Rangers sweep A's

    MLB.com Apr 23 (yesterday)
    Martin Perez extended his scoreless-innings streak to 26 with another dominant effort as the Rangers finished a sweep of the A's with a 3-0 win on Wednesday at the O.co Coliseum.
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  • Athletics reject 10-year Coliseum lease offer

    Athletics reject 10-year Coliseum lease offer

    ESPN.com Apr 23 (yesterday)
    The Oakland A's have rejected a deal to play at its ballpark for the foreseeable future, saying the 10-year lease extension offer doesn't meet all their requirements.
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  • Rangers stun A's with ninth-inning rally

    Rangers stun A's with ninth-inning rally

    MLB.com nytimes.com Apr 23 (2 days ago)
    The Rangers rallied for two runs in the top of the ninth inning for a 5-4 victory over the Athletics on Tuesday night at the O.Co Coliseum.
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  • What's Next: A's, Brewers lead the pack

    What's Next: A's, Brewers lead the pack

    MLB.com Apr 21 (4 days ago)
    As Major League Baseball steams ahead into the fourth week of the 2014 season, one has to wonder What's Next for the teams with the best records in the AL and NL.
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  • Donaldson's three RBIs back Chavez's gem

    Donaldson's three RBIs back Chavez's gem

    MLB.com nytimes.com Apr 20 (4 days ago)
    Behind Josh Donaldson's three hits and yet another solid outing from Jesse Chavez, the A's completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros on Sunday afternoon at the O.co Coliseum.
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  • Reddick's walk-off single caps rally in ninth

    Reddick's walk-off single caps rally in ninth

    MLB.com Apr 19 (5 days ago)
    Down by a pair of runs entering the ninth, the A's scored three in the inning to complete the comeback and enjoy their second straight win over the Astros, a 4-3 walkoff victory capped by Josh Reddick's game-winning single.
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  • A's use 3-run burst in 9th to rally past Astros

    A's use 3-run burst in 9th to rally past Astros

    ESPN.com Apr 19 (5 days ago)
    Josh Reddick hit an RBI single that capped a three-run rally in the ninth inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics over the Houston Astros 4-3 on Saturday.
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  • A's launch four homers in thrashing of Astros

    A's launch four homers in thrashing of Astros

    MLB.com Apr 19 (6 days ago)
    The A's showed no mercy to their Friday night houseguests, scoring seven times off the Astros in the first inning, more than enough runs for Sonny Gray to play with in an 11-3 victory in the three-game series opener.
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  • Lowrie, Porter exchange words in Oakland

    Lowrie, Porter exchange words in Oakland

    MLB.com Apr 19 (6 days ago)
    A war of words flared between A's shortstop Jed Lowrie and Astros manager Bo Porter at the Oakland Coliseum on Friday evening.
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  • A's Score 3 in 9th, Rally Past Astros 4-3

    A's Score 3 in 9th, Rally Past Astros 4-3

    nytimes.com Apr 19 (6 days ago)
    Josh Reddick hit an RBI single that capped a three-run rally in the ninth inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics over the Houston Astros 4-3 on Saturday.
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  • A's, LHP Doolittle agree to 5-year contract

    A's, LHP Doolittle agree to 5-year contract

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 18 (6 days ago)
    In three short years, Sean Doolittle transformed himself from a top first base prospect into a shut-down reliever.
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  • Iannetta walks off Angels past A's in 12 innings

    Iannetta walks off Angels past A's in 12 innings

    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
    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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  • Video - A's Crush Astros 00:33

    A's Crush Astros

    Apr 24
    Josh Donaldson homered twice in the A's 10-1 win over the Astros.
  • Video - Rangers Complete Sweep Of A's 00:30

    Rangers Complete Sweep Of A's

    Apr 23
    Martin Perez pitched a complete game in the Rangers' 3-0 win over the Athletics.
  • Video - SweetSpot TV: Rapid Fire 03:01

    SweetSpot TV: Rapid Fire

    Apr 22
    Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield go around the league with a game of rapid fire.
  • Video - SweetSpot TV: Doolittle Gets Paid 01:59

    SweetSpot TV: Doolittle Gets Paid

    Apr 22
    Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield discuss Sean Doolittle's new $10.5 million contract.

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