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Astros belt four homers to top first-place A's

Astros belt four homers to top first-place A's

MLB.com nytimes.com Updated 12 hours ago
Chris Carter, Jason Castro, Marc Krauss and Matt Dominguez each homered behind a solid start from Brett Oberholtzer as the Astros overpowered the first-place A's at Minute Maid Park on Monday night.
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  • Athletics' Gentry to DL with broken hand

    Athletics' Gentry to DL with broken hand

    ESPN.com 17 hours ago
    The Oakland Athletics have put outfielder Craig Gentry on the 15-day disabled list due to a broken right hand and promoted outfielder Billy Burns from Double-A Midland.
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  • Jaso Has 3 RBIs as A's Beat Rangers 9-3

    Jaso Has 3 RBIs as A's Beat Rangers 9-3

    nytimes.com MLB.com Jul 27 (yesterday)
    John Jaso drove in three runs, helping Scott Kazmir and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-3 Sunday night.
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  • A's turn on power, wake up bats in Texas

    A's turn on power, wake up bats in Texas

    MLB.com nytimes.com Jul 27 (3 days ago)
    Just in time to make a winner out of Sonny Gray, the A's found their old bag of tricks in the sixth inning Saturday night and counted off four homers in a span of six batters for a 5-1 victory over the Rangers at Globe Life Park.
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  • Williams starts, Feliz finishes win over A's

    Williams starts, Feliz finishes win over A's

    MLB.com Jul 26 (3 days ago)
    Jerome Williams' debut with the Rangers couldn't have gone much better as he allowed a run in six innings as Texas defeated first-place Oakland, 4-1, on Friday night at Globe Life Park.
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  • Rangers' record 31st pitcher tops A's

    Rangers' record 31st pitcher tops A's

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Jul 25 (4 days ago)
    Jerome Williams pitched six solid innings while becoming the team-record 31st pitcher used this season by the Texas Rangers, and they beat AL West-leading Oakland 4-1 on Friday night.
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  • Dallas Keuchel Had The Perfect Comeback For A Heckler

    Dallas Keuchel Had The Perfect Comeback For A Heckler

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Jul 25 (4 days ago)
    This photo, taken by A's fan Nick Wong, shows the only response Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel needed to shut down a good-natured heckler. You can tell a guy he sucks, but how much can he really suck if he's being paid to be where you spent money to get …
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  • Johnson could find home again with Orioles

    Johnson could find home again with Orioles

    MLB.com ESPN.com yahoo.com Jul 24 (5 days ago)
    Could Jim Johnson make a return to Baltimore? "That's completely in Oakland's hands now," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of Johnson, who was designated for assignment by the A's on Thursday The O's were rumored to have interest in a reuni…
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  • Samardzija's gem, Moss' grand slam fuel A's romp

    Samardzija's gem, Moss' grand slam fuel A's romp

    MLB.com Jul 24 (5 days ago)
    Jeff Samardzija threw eight innings in the rubber match against the Astros, allowing five hits while striking out six and walking none as the A's cruised, 13-1. Brandon Moss clubbed his third career grand slam, all of which have come this season.
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  • Moss slam backs Samardzija as A's romp

    Moss slam backs Samardzija as A's romp

    ESPN.com Jul 24 (5 days ago)
    Brandon Moss hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athletics gave Jeff Samardzija more run support Thursday than he has had all season in a 13-1 victory over the Houston Astros.
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  • Texas cautious in scratching Tepesch Friday

    Texas cautious in scratching Tepesch Friday

    MLB.com Jul 24 (5 days ago)
    The Rangers have scratched right-hander Nick Tepesch from Friday's start against the Athletics as a precaution. Tepesch was needed in relief during Tuesday night's 2-1 loss in 14 innings, and the club decided not to pitch him on short rest.
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  • Cespedes has 2 HRs, 5 RBIs but hurts thumb

    Cespedes has 2 HRs, 5 RBIs but hurts thumb

    ESPN.com MLB.com nytimes.com Jul 24 (5 days ago)
    Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with an apparent right thumb injury, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Houston Astros 9-7 on Wednesday night.
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  • With new 10-year lease finally approved, A's stadium drama cool…

    With new 10-year lease finally approved, A's stadium drama cools — for now

    yahoo.com Jul 23 (6 days ago)
    Previously in this blog space, we've written all about the politicking and posturing that have turned the Oakland Athletics' quest to find a place to play baseball into a head-numbing drama. The A's and the City of Oakland have now agreed to a deal that…
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  • Hoes' homer lifts Astros in 12-inning showdown

    Hoes' homer lifts Astros in 12-inning showdown

    MLB.com nytimes.com Jul 23 (6 days ago)
    Outfielder L.J. Hoes, who was hitless in his first four at-bats, launched a solo homer to left field off relief pitcher Fernando Abad with one out in the 12th to send the Astros to their third consecutive win over the A's, 3-2, at O.co Coliseum.
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  • Video - Not Top Plays 01:41

    Not Top Plays

    Jul 25
    Watch the best of the week's worst plays from "SportsCenter."
  • Video - Rangers Hold Off Athletics 00:30

    Rangers Hold Off Athletics

    Jul 25
    Adrian Beltre had two hits and an RBI as the Rangers defeated the Athletics 4-1.
  • Video - A's Pick Up MLB-Best 63rd Win 01:06

    A's Pick Up MLB-Best 63rd Win

    Jul 24
    Brandon Moss' grand slam powers Oakland's 13-1 blowout win over Houston.
  • Video - MLB Daily Download: Thursday 03:59

    MLB Daily Download: Thursday

    Jul 24
    Antonietta Collins recaps Wednesday night's action from around the league, including Yoenis Cespedes hitting the long ball twice, Orioles pitchers having location issues, and an injury at PNC Park that lands someone on the 15-day DL.

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