Oakland Athletics News and Rumors

  • Trout, Donaldson rival leaders on the WAR path

    Trout, Donaldson rival leaders on the WAR path

    MLB.com Updated 1 hour ago
    A's third baseman Josh Donaldson is the highest-rated Wins Above Replacement position player in the Major Leagues, according to Baseball-Reference.com. He is a half-tick higher than Angels center fielder Mike Trout, the two-time reigning American League…
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  • A's will not protest Thursday's loss to Angels

    A's will not protest Thursday's loss to Angels

    MLB.com 1 hour ago
    The A's have decided against protesting Thursday's 4-3, 10-inning loss to the Angels after determining an obstruction call against them in the ninth inning was a judgment call and not a misapplication of the rules.
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  • Walk-off in 10th pads Angels' AL West lead

    Walk-off in 10th pads Angels' AL West lead

    Howie Kendrick's 10th-inning walk-off sacrifice fly off Ryan Cook lifted the Angels to a 4-3 win over the A's on Thursday night, extending their lead in the American League West to two games.
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  • Who's not thrilled the A's traded Yoenis Cespedes? Hitler, that…

    Who's not thrilled the A's traded Yoenis Cespedes? Hitler, that's who (Video)

    yahoo.com Aug 28 (yesterday)
    Despite Jon Lester going 3-1 with a 2.60 ERA since joining the Oakland Athletics, there are still those within the ranks of A's fandom that think the Yoenis Cespedes-for-Lester trade was a mistake. Obviously, the rent-a-star strategy isn't something the…
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  • A's rally late to keep AL West lead in sight

    A's rally late to keep AL West lead in sight

    MLB.com Aug 28 (yesterday)
    The A's 5-4 win over the Astros at Minute Maid Park wasn't their prettiest, but it kept them close to the Angels in the American League West.
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  • Fuld's Homer in 9th Lifts A's Over Astros 5-4

    Fuld's Homer in 9th Lifts A's Over Astros 5-4

    nytimes.com Aug 28 (yesterday)
    Sam Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the ninth inning to give the Oakland Athletics a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
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  • Carter's HR in 8th Leads Astros Over A's 4-2

    Carter's HR in 8th Leads Astros Over A's 4-2

    nytimes.com MLB.com Aug 26 (3 days ago)
    Chris Carter hit his 32nd homer, a three-run drive in the eighth inning that lifted the Houston Astros over the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Tuesday night.
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  • Samardzija fans 10 as A's return to West tie

    Samardzija fans 10 as A's return to West tie

    MLB.com nytimes.com Aug 26 (4 days ago)
    The A's returned to the win column with an 8-2 victory over the Astros on Monday at Minute Maid Park behind a stellar Jeff Samardzija, who struck out 10 in eight innings.
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  • Camera-Shy A's Fans Make For Awkward ESPN Segment

    Camera-Shy A's Fans Make For Awkward ESPN Segment

    deadspin.com Aug 25 (5 days ago)
    Your browser does not support iframes. During last night's broadcast of the Angels-A's game, ESPN cut to former A's pitcher Dallas Braden for an on-the-scene report in the right-field bleachers of the A's stadium, which is known for being one of the mor…
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  • The Grand Slam: Mike Trout's long homer punctuates Angels win a…

    The Grand Slam: Mike Trout's long homer punctuates Angels win at Oakland

    yahoo.com nytimes.com Aug 25 (5 days ago)
    On the verge of getting swept, Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels roared back against the Oakland Athletics and regained the top spot in the American League West. Trout hit a massive solo home run and Josh Hamilton hit a three-run shot to lead Los An…
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  • Fuld day to day after banging left knee on wall

    Fuld day to day after banging left knee on wall

    MLB.com Aug 25 (5 days ago)
    Sam Fuld banged his left knee into the center-field wall at O.co Coliseum on Sunday night as he attempted to catch what ended up being a two-run double by the Angels' Erick Aybar in the second inning. Fuld remained in the game, which the A's lost, 9-4, …
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  • Video - Angels Walk Off Against A's 01:05

    Angels Walk Off Against A's

    Aug 28
    Howie Kendrick's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th lifted the Angels past the A's 4-3.
  • Video - A's Charge Late In Win 00:37

    A's Charge Late In Win

    Aug 27
    Sam Fuld hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the ninth inning in the Athletics' 5-4 win over the Astros.
  • Video - Carter Lifts Astros Past A's 00:49

    Carter Lifts Astros Past A's

    Aug 26
    Chris Carter's three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth lifted the Astros past the A's 4-2.
  • Video - Samardzija, Athletics Shut Down Astros 00:59

    Samardzija, Athletics Shut Down Astros

    Aug 25
    Jeff Samardzija struck out 10 batters and Josh Donaldson drove in three runs to lead the Athletics past the Astros 8-2.

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