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Trout leaves game after hit by pitch

Trout leaves game after hit by pitch

MLB.com Updated 23 hours ago
Angels outfielder Mike Trout left Wednesday's game against the A's in the eighth inning after he was hit behind the left shoulder by a pitch from Oakland reliever John Axford.
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  • Calhoun Homers to Help Angels Complete Sweep of A's

    Calhoun Homers to Help Angels Complete Sweep of A's

    nytimes.com MLB.com 23 hours ago
    The Los Angeles Angels saw one of their future stars make strides but may have lost their biggest star for the last days of the season, as Mike Trout exited the game after taking a fastball to the shoulder.
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  • Marte par-tay: Grand slam give Halos a lift

    Marte par-tay: Grand slam give Halos a lift

    MLB.com Sep 28 (yesterday)
    Jefry Marte broke open Tuesday's victory over the A's with his first career grand slam, as the Angels rolled to a lopsided win.
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  • Marte, Nolasco Lead Angels Over A's 8-1

    Marte, Nolasco Lead Angels Over A's 8-1

    nytimes.com Sep 28 (yesterday)
    Rookie Jefry Marte hit his first career grand slam in a seven-run fourth inning Tuesday night and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 8-1.
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  • Versatile Olson finding footing in A's outfield

    Versatile Olson finding footing in A's outfield

    MLB.com Sep 27 (2 days ago)
    A's rookie Matt Olson perfectly fits the mold of a prototypical first baseman, yet the A's power-hitting prospect, who stands 6-foot-5, has spent more time in right field than any other position in recent seasons.
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  • Trout goes deep as Angels top A's

    Trout goes deep as Angels top A's

    MLB.com Sep 27 (3 days ago)
    Albert Pujols knocked in the go-ahead run in the eighth and Mike Trout had two hits, including his 29th home run. Pitcher Jered Weaver retired the first 14 hitters he faced before departing with lower back tightness. Oakland pitcher Sean Manaea allowed …
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  • Jered Weaver Contemplates Future After Angels Beat A's 2-1

    Jered Weaver Contemplates Future After Angels Beat A's 2-1

    nytimes.com Sep 27 (3 days ago)
    If Jered Weaver is in his final week with the Los Angeles Angels, the veteran right-hander will try to finish his 11 seasons the right way.
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  • Rangers blank A's, move closer to home field

    Rangers blank A's, move closer to home field

    MLB.com Sep 24 (5 days ago)
    The Rangers went with a makeshift lineup on Saturday, the day after clinching the American League West title, but not every regular could get the afternoon off.
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  • A's hoping Gray returns before season's end

    A's hoping Gray returns before season's end

    MLB.com Sep 24 (5 days ago)
    A's right-hander Sonny Gray faced hitters Saturday, taking the next step in what he hopes will be his return to the mound before the season concludes.
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  • Rangers Blank A's to Book First AL Playoff Berth

    Rangers Blank A's to Book First AL Playoff Berth

    nytimes.com MLB.com Sep 24 (6 days ago)
    The Texas Rangers became the first American League team to clinch a playoff spot when they clinched the AL West Division with a 3-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday.
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  • Game Over: The 2016 Oakland A's

    Game Over: The 2016 Oakland A's

    yahoo.com Sep 23 (6 days ago)
    Sorry, Oakland Athletics, your World Series trophy is in another castle. And, hopefully it’s not filled with sewage. The A’s are a team that traditionally fluctuates between under-appreciated overachievers and not-quite-there youngsters. Well, file this…
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  • Trout's HR carries Angels over Rangers

    Trout's HR carries Angels over Rangers

    MLB.com Sep 22
    Thanks to the Angels and the Astros, the Rangers will have to wait until they get to Oakland before they get another chance to clinch the American League West. The Angels bested the Rangers, 5-4, in a night game at Globe Life Park after the Astros defea…
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  • Davis improving from illness, remains out

    Davis improving from illness, remains out

    MLB.com Sep 21
    A's outfielder Khris Davis, sent home Tuesday night with a stomach ailment, remained out of the lineup for Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Astros.
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  • Altuve tallies 200 hits for 3rd straight season

    Altuve tallies 200 hits for 3rd straight season

    MLB.com Sep 21
    Astros All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve hasn't been finding hits as often as he did in the first five months of season, which made for what seemed like a struggle to reach 200. After making outs in his first three at-bats in Tuesday's 2-1 win over th…
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  • A's play Astros under protest after overturned call

    A's play Astros under protest after overturned call

    MLB.com Sep 21
    The A's played Tuesday's game against the Astros under protest after manager Bob Melvin appeared to express disagreement with the placement of a runner following a replay review in the third inning.
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  • Gattis Homers Twice to Help Astros Complete Sweep of A's

    Gattis Homers Twice to Help Astros Complete Sweep of A's

    nytimes.com Sep 21
    Evan Gattis homered twice, catcher Jason Castro threw out a runner to end the game and the contending Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Wednesday to complete a sweep.
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  • Astros rally past A's to boost Wild Card push

    Astros rally past A's to boost Wild Card push

    MLB.com Sep 20
    The Astros were in desperate need of a hero in the late innings Monday night, and Marwin Gonzalez answered the call.
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  • Astros Score Twice in 9th to Beat Athletics 4-2

    Astros Score Twice in 9th to Beat Athletics 4-2

    nytimes.com Sep 20
    A big pinch-hit double by seldom-used Tyler White in the eighth inning and little discipline at the plate by Marwin Gonzalez in the ninth provided just enough to keep the Houston Astros on the fringe of the AL wild card race.
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  • A's swat 3 HRs, get Alcantara 1st win

    A's swat 3 HRs, get Alcantara 1st win

    MLB.com Sep 18
    Raul Alcantara, given a 7-0 lead after five innings, outpitched Rangers starter Yu Darvish, and the Athletics held on for an 11-2 victory at Globe Life Park on Saturday night.
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  • AL-Best Rangers Lose 11-2 as Darvish Struggles Again vs A's

    AL-Best Rangers Lose 11-2 as Darvish Struggles Again vs A's

    nytimes.com Sep 17
    Joey Wendle led off the game with his first major league homer for Oakland, Marcus Semien also went deep against Yu Darvish and the Athletics beat the AL-best Texas Rangers 11-2 on Saturday night.
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  • Watch Live: Rangers host A's in Free Game of the Day

    Watch Live: Rangers host A's in Free Game of the Day

    yahoo.com Sep 17
    With a comfortable 9 1/2-game lead in the AL West, Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister already has his eye on the big prize. That’s why the second-year skipper has gone out of his way this weekend to line up Cole Hamels, Yu Darvish and Colby Lewis, whic…
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  • A's bats do major damage in sweep of Royals

    A's bats do major damage in sweep of Royals

    MLB.com Sep 15
    The homestand that was supposed to provide a launching pad for the Royals into serious postseason contention instead may have sealed the defending World Series champions' fate.
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  • Vogt Drives in 5 Runs as A's Win 14-5 to Sweep 4 From Royals

    Vogt Drives in 5 Runs as A's Win 14-5 to Sweep 4 From Royals

    nytimes.com Sep 15
    Ryon Healy's long shot left the Kansas City Royals a longshot to return to postseason play.
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  • Yankees Add Billy Butler to Boost Their Offense

    Yankees Add Billy Butler to Boost Their Offense

    nytimes.com Sep 15
    Butler, released by the Oakland Athletics, was in the lineup, batting fifth, against the Red Sox on Thursday night.
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  • A's deal another blow to Royals' WC hopes

    A's deal another blow to Royals' WC hopes

    MLB.com Sep 14
    The postseason chances for the defending World Series champion Royals could now officially be on life support. After crushing losses in the first two games of the series, the Royals appeared zapped of energy Wednesday night, mustering just four singles …
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  • Alonso, Semien Hit 2-Run Doubles; A's Top Royals 8-0

    Alonso, Semien Hit 2-Run Doubles; A's Top Royals 8-0

    nytimes.com Sep 14
    Yonder Alonso's doubles are spoiling the Kansas City Royals' postseason hopes.
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  • Video - Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth 00:29

    Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth

    Mar 20
    Clayton Kershaw was hit by Andy Parrino's broken-bat liner in the bottom of the third inning in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the A's. Kershaw remained in the game.
  • Video - How Will Jason Giambi Be Remembered? 02:44

    How Will Jason Giambi Be Remembered?

    Feb 16
    Jerry Crasnick reflects on the career and legacy of Jason Giambi, who announced his retirement from baseball Monday.
  • Video - Greatest Dynasties In Baseball History 03:23

    Greatest Dynasties In Baseball History

    Jan 26
    Cary Chow and David Schoenfield look at the greatest baseball dynasties and pick out where the current Giants fit on the list.
  • Video - Buster's Blog: Athletics' Bustling Offseason 02:02

    Buster's Blog: Athletics' Bustling Offseason

    Jan 15
    Buster Olney takes a look at the Athletics' offseason moves and what to expect this upcoming season.