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Part of the outfield wall in Oakland came loose, because of cou…

Part of the outfield wall in Oakland came loose, because of course it did

yahoo.com Updated 9 hours ago
Oakland's O.Co Coliseum is often a disappointment, and not just because Billy Beane's torn-down Oakland Athletics have the worst record in the American League this season. No, the Coliseum is generally just a mess. It's outdated, broken down and prone t…
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  • A's score 9 unanswered to top Halos

    A's score 9 unanswered to top Halos

    MLB.com 20 hours ago
    Danny Valencia and Jake Smolinski contributed to a five-run third inning and Mark Canha provided the dagger in the sixth, launching a three-run homer to help the A's beat the American League West-rival Angels, 11-5, at the Coliseum on Monday night.
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  • A's-Angels tilt pauses for 'broken fence delay'

    A's-Angels tilt pauses for 'broken fence delay'

    MLB.com 21 hours ago
    There was a 10-minute "broken fence delay" in the bottom of the fifth inning at the Coliseum during Monday night's A's-Angels matchup as the grounds crew fixed part of the left-field wall that fell down after Shane Victorino collided with it t…
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  • Mark Canha Hits 3-Run HR as Athletics Beat Angels 11-5

    Mark Canha Hits 3-Run HR as Athletics Beat Angels 11-5

    nytimes.com 22 hours ago
    Mark Canha hit a three-run homer, Jake Smolinski's three-run double highlighted a decisive third inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 11-5 on Monday in another quirky night at the Coliseum when part of the outfield wall fell down…
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  • A's Switch Pitcher Venditte Tops D-Backs for 1st Win

    A's Switch Pitcher Venditte Tops D-Backs for 1st Win

    nytimes.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    Oakland's Pat Venditte took a piece of history away from his first Major League victory Sunday.
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  • Semien's big hit in 11th sends A's to series win

    Semien's big hit in 11th sends A's to series win

    MLB.com nytimes.com Aug 30 (2 days ago)
    Marcus Semien's two-run base hit off D-backs closer Brad Ziegler in the 11th inning lifted the A's to a series-winning, 7-4 victory at Chase Field on Sunday afternoon.
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  • A's unsuccessfully attempted to have 2016 schedule altered due …

    A's unsuccessfully attempted to have 2016 schedule altered due to travel concerns

    yahoo.com Aug 30 (2 days ago)
    The Oakland A's likely cringe every time the next season's schedule comes out. Along with the Seattle Mariners, they travel the most miles annually due to their location and the location of other teams in their division, and they knew 2016 would be no d…
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  • Vogt Atones for Previous Mistakes, Leads A's Past Arizona

    Vogt Atones for Previous Mistakes, Leads A's Past Arizona

    nytimes.com Aug 29 (3 days ago)
    Stephen Vogt atoned for mistakes from the previous game, hitting a splashdown homer into the Chase Field swimming pool and driving in three runs as the Oakland Athletics beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Saturday night.
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  • Goldschmidt Homers in Diamondbacks' 6-4 Win Over A's

    Goldschmidt Homers in Diamondbacks' 6-4 Win Over A's

    nytimes.com Aug 29 (4 days ago)
    Pinch-hitter Aaron Hill's double produced the go-ahead run in the seventh inning off Oakland ace Sonny Gray, Paul Goldschmidt homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for a 6-4 victory over the Athletics on Friday night.
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  • Bassitt, A's Bullpen Knocked Around in 8-2 Loss to Mariners

    Bassitt, A's Bullpen Knocked Around in 8-2 Loss to Mariners

    nytimes.com MLB.com Aug 26 (6 days ago)
    Billy Burns accomplished what only two others had done, greeting Seattle ace Felix Hernandez with a home run leading off the game. On the first pitch, no less.
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  • Felix shakes off A's first-pitch HR, wins 15th

    Felix shakes off A's first-pitch HR, wins 15th

    MLB.com Aug 26 (6 days ago)
    Nelson Cruz clubbed his Major League-leading 39th home run and Felix Hernandez pitched eight innings of two-run ball to win his 15th game of the season, an 8-2 decision over the A's on Wednesday as the Mariners wrapped up a series win at Safeco Field.
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  • Loney suspended 1 game for umpire contact

    Loney suspended 1 game for umpire contact

    MLB.com Aug 25
    Rays first baseman James Loney was suspended one game on Tuesday for making contact with umpire Paul Nauert during an argument in Saturday's game against the A's.
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  • A's spoil Iwakuma's no-hitter homecoming

    A's spoil Iwakuma's no-hitter homecoming

    MLB.com Aug 25
    In his first Safeco Field start since his no-hitter, Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma gave up seven runs in the fifth inning as the A's stormed from behind for an 11-5 win Monday night to snap an eight-game road losing streak.
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  • Valencia Homers in 7-Run 5th, A's Rally Past Mariners 11-5

    Valencia Homers in 7-Run 5th, A's Rally Past Mariners 11-5

    nytimes.com Aug 25
    Danny Valencia homered and Stephen Vogt doubled twice in Oakland's seven-run fifth inning, and the Athletics climbed out of a big hole against Hisashi Iwakuma for an 11-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.
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  • Ball boy makes outstanding diving stop to protect A's bullpen

    Ball boy makes outstanding diving stop to protect A's bullpen

    yahoo.com Aug 23
    After a relatively slow start to the season, we've recently seen a resurgence from ball boys and ball girls around Major League Baseball. It all started two weeks ago in San Diego when a Padres ball girl made one of the finest defensive plays we've seen…
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  • A's Score 7 in Seventh to Beat Rays 8-2

    A's Score 7 in Seventh to Beat Rays 8-2

    Eric Sogard hit a tiebreaking two-run single as part of a seven-run seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics withstood another blown late lead by their bullpen to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 on Sunday.
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  • Doolittle's dominance in rehab could spur return

    Doolittle's dominance in rehab could spur return

    MLB.com Aug 21
    Sean Doolittle's return from the disabled list appears imminent after the A's left-hander struck out the side in his latest rehab outing for Triple-A Nashville on Thursday.
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  • Davis set for season-ending hip surgery

    Davis set for season-ending hip surgery

    MLB.com Aug 21
    A's first baseman Ike Davis will undergo season-ending left hip surgery next week. The operation, which will repair a torn labrum, is scheduled for Thursday in Vail, Colo.
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  • Roundup: 3 Homers in a Row Lift Texas Over Seattle

    Roundup: 3 Homers in a Row Lift Texas Over Seattle

    nytimes.com Aug 19
    Mitch Moreland and Elvis Andrus each had three R.B.I., and they hit homers sandwiched around Mike Napoli’s 446-foot blast to center off Joe Beimel.
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  • Butler does it: A's walk off Dodgers in 10th

    Butler does it: A's walk off Dodgers in 10th

    Billy Butler delivered a walk-off RBI double in the 10th, scoring Mark Canha and propelling the A's to a 5-4 win over the Dodgers in the first game of a two-game set at the Coliseum.
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  • O's take advantage of A's errors to cap sweep

    O's take advantage of A's errors to cap sweep

    MLB.com Aug 18
    Facing one of baseball's premium pitchers on Monday, the Orioles continued to soar, using a key three-run homer from Steve Clevenger -- in a fourth inning that featured the first of three Oakland errors -- to hang on for a 4-2 win and a four-game sweep …
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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.

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