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Each time the A's seem to hit rock bottom, they find ways to si…

Each time the A's seem to hit rock bottom, they find ways to sink further

yahoo.com Updated 1 hour ago
When Oakland dropped its fourth straight game to the Angels on August 31 to cede control of the American League West race to its biggest rival, the A's surely believed their once-promising season had reached rock bottom. Little did they know at the time…
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  • Sliding A's tumble out of top wild-card spot

    Sliding A's tumble out of top wild-card spot

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    Sonny Gray and the Oakland Athletics kept sliding, falling out of the top AL wild-card spot with a 7-2 loss to Texas on Thursday that gave the Rangers a three-game sweep.
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  • Loss to Rangers drops A's to second Wild Card spot

    Loss to Rangers drops A's to second Wild Card spot

    MLB.com 3 hours ago
    The A's couldn't turn it around in Thursday's series finale at O.co Coliseum, losing, 7-2, and enduring a three-game sweep at the hands of last-place Texas. They handed the Royals a half-game lead for the top American League Wild Card spot.
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  • Rangers ride huge first inning to sweep over A's

    Rangers ride huge first inning to sweep over A's

    MLB.com 3 hours ago
    Texas scored four in the first to help complete a three-game sweep with a 7-2 victory over the A's on Thursday afternoon at O.co Coliseum. Jake Smolinski went 4-for-5 with an RBI.
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  • A's moving Triple-A club to Nashville

    A's moving Triple-A club to Nashville

    MLB.com 10 hours ago
    The A's are headed to the capital of country music, announcing a four-year player-development deal with Triple-A Nashville of the Pacific Coast League on Thursday.
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  • Back on top: Angels reclaim AL West title

    Back on top: Angels reclaim AL West title

    After a four-year playoff drought, the Angels reclaimed the title they held for the majority of the 2000s on Wednesday night, first by beating the Mariners, 5-0, and then by watching as the A's lose to the Rangers, 6-1, in Oakland.
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  • Postseason Picture for Thursday, Sept. 18

    Postseason Picture for Thursday, Sept. 18

    MLB.com 18 hours ago
    Another day, another division. The Angels beat the Mariners on Wednesday night, the A's lost in excruciating late fashion to Texas, and Mike Scioscia's team was officially able to put a bow on its long-expected AL West title, joining the Nationals (NL E…
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  • A's unravel after Samardzija's stellar effort

    A's unravel after Samardzija's stellar effort

    MLB.com 18 hours ago
    After Jeff Samardzija's eight shutout frames, Sean Doolittle allowed five runs in the ninth as the A's fell, 6-1, to the Rangers. In the process, the Angels clinched the AL West crown and the A's fell into a tie with the Royals for the AL Wild Card lead…
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  • Plate umpire replaced after foul ball hits face mask

    Plate umpire replaced after foul ball hits face mask

    MLB.com 20 hours ago
    Wednesday night's game between the A's and Rangers was delayed for nearly 10 minutes between the fifth and sixth innings as Mark Ripperger replaced Kerwin Danley as the plate umpire.
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  • Athletics Out of Top Wild-Card Spot, Texas Sweeps

    Athletics Out of Top Wild-Card Spot, Texas Sweeps

    nytimes.com 20 hours ago
    Sonny Gray and the Oakland Athletics kept sliding, falling out of the top AL wild-card spot with a 7-2 loss to Texas on Thursday that gave the Rangers a three-game sweep.
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  • Kemp unhappy with Puig; Mattingly: '72 A's?

    Kemp unhappy with Puig; Mattingly: '72 A's?

    ESPN.com Sep 16 (3 days ago)
    Dodgers outfielders Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig got into a verbal altercation in the dugout during an 11-3 win over Colorado on Monday night, a disagreement caught by the Rockies' TV cameras.
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  • On Baseball: Clarity Emerging as Playoff Races Wind Down

    On Baseball: Clarity Emerging as Playoff Races Wind Down

    nytimes.com Sep 15 (3 days ago)
    The postseason picture got less fuzzy this weekend with three teams on the verge of claiming division titles and some jockeying among the wild-card hopefuls.
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  • Hunter Pence stars in a parody rap video about Hunter Pence Sig…

    Hunter Pence stars in a parody rap video about Hunter Pence Signs

    yahoo.com Sep 15 (3 days ago)
    Lest you thought the Hunter Pence Signs joke was something that died after mid August — you know, like the Oakland Athletics' chances of winning the AL West, zing! — the bleacher meme has inspired a new parody rap video. We like parody rap videos and th…
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  • Roundup: Nationals Eliminate Mets From Division Race; Dodgers’ …

    Roundup: Nationals Eliminate Mets From Division Race; Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw Earns 19th Win

    nytimes.com Sep 15 (4 days ago)
    Wilson Ramos hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Nationals won a ninth straight game started by Jordan Zimmermann.
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  • Lester is giving the A's exactly what they hoped for

    Lester is giving the A's exactly what they hoped for

    MLB.com ESPN.com Sep 14 (4 days ago)
    The A's added Jon Lester at the July 31 Trade Deadline because he is a proven big-game pitcher, something that Oakland was missing. And he provided a perfect example of what he brings to the table in Sunday's 4-0 win in Seattle.
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  • A's activate closer Doolittle from disabled list

    A's activate closer Doolittle from disabled list

    ESPN.com Sep 14 (4 days ago)
    The Oakland Athletics have activated closer Sean Doolittle from the 15-day disabled list ahead of a key three-game series against Seattle.
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  • Rodney walks in run in 10th to give A's win

    Rodney walks in run in 10th to give A's win

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Sep 14 (5 days ago)
    Jed Lowrie drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 10th inning to force in the tiebreaking run and lift the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.
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  • A's hoping hard-fought win can build momentum

    A's hoping hard-fought win can build momentum

    MLB.com Sep 14 (5 days ago)
    No denying the baseball axiom about momentum being the next game's starting pitcher. The motion, however, has to get started before the momentum takes over. And the Oakland A's may well have found that starting point on Saturday night.
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  • A's walk way to top AL Wild Card spot

    A's walk way to top AL Wild Card spot

    MLB.com Sep 14 (5 days ago)
    In danger of letting go of their American League Wild Card spot Saturday, the A's not only survived a game started by Felix Hernandez but won it, courtesy of Jed Lowrie's bases-loaded walk against a wild Fernando Rodney in the 10th inning for a 3-2 vict…
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  • Extra Bases: Oakland Stumbles Toward a Playoff Berth

    Extra Bases: Oakland Stumbles Toward a Playoff Berth

    nytimes.com Sep 13 (5 days ago)
    The Athletics held the best record in baseball on July 31, but since then they have struggled to survive an unsettling late-summer slide.
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  • Triple dose of power pulls Mariners into WC tie

    Triple dose of power pulls Mariners into WC tie

    MLB.com Sep 13 (6 days ago)
    Pitching has carried the Mariners much of the way this season in their push for the playoffs, but Seattle went on the offensive with three home runs Friday night in a 4-2 victory over the free-falling A's. The series-opening win puts the Mariners in a t…
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  • M's top A's, close in on top wild-card spot

    M's top A's, close in on top wild-card spot

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Sep 13 (6 days ago)
    Robinson Cano, Kendrys Morales and Logan Morrison homered, and the Seattle Mariners beat Oakland 4-2 on Friday night to pull within a half-game of the Athletics for the top spot in the AL wild-card chase.
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  • Doolittle's return from DL bolsters bullpen

    Doolittle's return from DL bolsters bullpen

    MLB.com Sep 12 (6 days ago)
    The A's have been on the wrong end of several one-run games this month, all of them without closer Sean Doolittle. So his return to the bullpen Friday for the start of a crucial three-game series in Seattle provided relief in more ways than one.
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  • Video - Rangers Double Up A's 00:40

    Rangers Double Up A's

    Sep 16
    The Rangers beat the A's 6-3 for their fourth straight win.
  • Video - A's Blank M's 01:54

    A's Blank M's

    Sep 14
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Sam Fuld homered and drove in two runs in the Athletics' 4-0 win over the Mariners. Jon Lester showed why Oakland traded for him.
  • Video - A's Top M's On Walk In 10th 02:27

    A's Top M's On Walk In 10th

    Sep 13
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Fernando Rodney walked in the winning run as the Athletics defeated the Mariners 3-2 in 10 innings. Why was Felix Hernandez pulled after seven innings?
  • Video - Which Pitching Staff Do You Trust The Most? 01:38

    Which Pitching Staff Do You Trust The Most?

    Sep 13
    The "Baseball Tonight" crew debates the pitching staff they trust the most heading down the stretch.

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