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Athletics lose Ben Zobrist for 4-6 weeks due to left knee injur…

Athletics lose Ben Zobrist for 4-6 weeks due to left knee injury

yahoo.com Updated 1 hour ago
The Oakland Athletics hoped a few days off would be enough for Ben Zobrist to recover from a knee injury he sustained last Sunday. Turns out he'll need a few weeks and surgery to get right. Zobrist was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday with…
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  • Josh Reddick nearly hit a walk-off Little League home run

    Josh Reddick nearly hit a walk-off Little League home run

    yahoo.com 13 hours ago
    The Houston Astros and Oakland A's cornered the market on crazy on Friday night, so it would have been appropriate for Josh Reddick to dash home in the 10th inning with the game-winning run, which also would have doubled as a walk-off Little League home…
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  • Astros Hold Off A's 5-4 in 11 After 9 Scoreless Innings

    Astros Hold Off A's 5-4 in 11 After 9 Scoreless Innings

    nytimes.com 14 hours ago
    The Houston Astros aren't shy about celebrating their quick start, even if the season is less than a month old.
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  • One hit enough for Angels in shutout of A's

    One hit enough for Angels in shutout of A's

    MLB.com Apr 23 (yesterday)
    Kole Calhoun blasted a two-run homer off Jesse Chavez and Nick Tropeano pitched six scoreless innings in his season debut on Thursday afternoon, setting the tone in the Angels' 2-0 victory over the A's in Southern California.
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  • Gray puts A's back in driver's seat at Angel Stadium

    Gray puts A's back in driver's seat at Angel Stadium

    MLB.com Apr 23 (3 days ago)
    Sonny Gray continued to dominate, and the A's rallied late, scoring a combined eight runs on nine hits against the Angels bullpen in the seventh and eighth innings to capture a 9-2 victory on Wednesday night.
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  • Angels Get 1 Hit, but Beat A's 2-0 on Calhoun's Homer

    Angels Get 1 Hit, but Beat A's 2-0 on Calhoun's Homer

    nytimes.com Apr 23 (3 days ago)
    After Nick Tropeano shut down the Oakland Athletics in a dazzling debut, three relievers escaped big jams with the help of some stellar defense.
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  • Royals respond to Lawrie's claim of 'dirty' play

    Royals respond to Lawrie's claim of 'dirty' play

    MLB.com yahoo.com Apr 22 (3 days ago)
    The Royals responded on Wednesday to recent comments from A's third baseman Brett Lawrie and took offense at the suggestion that they play a dirty brand of ball.
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  • Go figure: Ike Davis was the Athletics best pitcher Tuesday nig…

    Go figure: Ike Davis was the Athletics best pitcher Tuesday night

    yahoo.com Apr 22 (4 days ago)
    Baseball blowouts can be tough to watch. Unless you're a diehard fan of the winning team, it's highly unlikely you're going to tune in to a game where one team has virtually no chance of coming back. All of that changes the instant a position player tak…
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  • Giavotella, Calhoun lead Angels' rout of A's

    Giavotella, Calhoun lead Angels' rout of A's

    MLB.com nytimes.com Apr 22 (4 days ago)
    Johnny Giavotella and Kole Calhoun each hit a three-run home run, and Giavotella added an RBI single in a six-run sixth inning as the Angels routed the A's, 14-1, on Tuesday night to even this four-game series at Angel Stadium at a game apiece.
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  • Jose Bautista and Adam Jones exchange words after 'pimped' home…

    Jose Bautista and Adam Jones exchange words after 'pimped' home run

    yahoo.com Apr 21 (4 days ago)
    The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics may have been the early leaders in baseball feuds this season, but the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles could steal that title soon. Tempers flared during Tuesday's game following Jose Bautista's seven…
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  • Royals pitchers Kelvin Herrera, Yordano Ventura punished by MLB…

    Royals pitchers Kelvin Herrera, Yordano Ventura punished by MLB after A's spat

    yahoo.com Apr 21 (4 days ago)
    All the blame for an explosive weekend series in Kansas City is going to Royals, as MLB announced Tuesday that pitchers Kelvin Herrera and Yordano Ventura will be punished for throwing at Brett Lawrie of the Oakland Athletics. The A's received no penalt…
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  • Homers from Vogt, Semien lead Athletics past Angels

    Homers from Vogt, Semien lead Athletics past Angels

    MLB.com nytimes.com Apr 21 (5 days ago)
    The A's got home runs from Stephen Vogt and Marcus Semien and relied on a dominant six-inning performance from their bullpen to hold off the Angels, 6-3, on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series at Angel Stadium.
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  • Roundup: 5 Ejections, but Royals Still Defeat the Athletics

    Roundup: 5 Ejections, but Royals Still Defeat the Athletics

    nytimes.com Apr 19 (6 days ago)
    The Royals’ manager, Ned Yost, and their pitching coach, Dave Eiland, were ejected in the first inning after Lorenzo Cain was hit by a Scott Kazmir pitch.
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  • Tempers remain hot following OAK-KC finale

    Tempers remain hot following OAK-KC finale

    MLB.com Apr 19 (6 days ago)
    An intense and heated series between the A's and Royals concluded Sunday with a 4-2 Royals win that featured five Royals ejections and pitches flying everywhere, even behind hitters.
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  • Tempers flare again between A's, Royals

    Tempers flare again between A's, Royals

    MLB.com Apr 19 (6 days ago)
    The fireworks continued in the top of the eighth inning of the A's-Royals game on Sunday.
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  • Lawrie, Escobar have different takes on text apology

    Lawrie, Escobar have different takes on text apology

    MLB.com Apr 19 (7 days ago)
    Before the A's and Royals met again in the middle of the diamond during a 5-0 Oakland victory, contradictory messages raced between their clubhouses.
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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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    Apr 23
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    Apr 23
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