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  • Paxton Takes Shutout Into 8th, Mariners Stop A's

    Paxton Takes Shutout Into 8th, Mariners Stop A's

    nytimes.com Updated 1 hour ago
    James Paxton pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and the Seattle Mariners held off a late rally by Oakland for a 6-5 win Tuesday night, handing the Athletics their fifth loss in six games.
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  • Roundup: Four Phillies Team to Pitch A No-Hitter

    Roundup: Four Phillies Team to Pitch A No-Hitter

    nytimes.com Sep 1 (yesterday)
    Philadelphia’s Cole Hamels went six innings, striking out seven, before giving way to the bullpen in a rout of Atlanta.
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  • Top prospect Walker heads Mariners' callups

    Top prospect Walker heads Mariners' callups

    MLB.com Sep 1 (yesterday)
    Mariners top prospect Taijuan Walker and first baseman Justin Smoak were among seven players added from Triple-A Tacoma on Monday as Seattle's 25-man roster was supplemented by September callups, and both saw considerable action in a 6-1 loss to the A's…
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  • Dunn Homers in 1st At-Bat as A's Top Mariners

    Dunn Homers in 1st At-Bat as A's Top Mariners

    Adam Dunn is in a pennant race at last, and what an impression he made on his new team as the September stretch run began.
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  • Umpire Gerry Davis reportedly reprimanded for making 'cry baby …

    Umpire Gerry Davis reportedly reprimanded for making 'cry baby face' at Athletics

    yahoo.com Sep 1 (yesterday)
    What exactly is a "cry baby face"? We can only guess after the Oakland Athletics charged umpire Gerry Davis with making one at them in the midst of their most frustrating point of the 2014 season. A's pitcher Scott Kazmir says Davis was reprim…
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  • Bob Melvin calls Athletics 'pathetic' after Angels sweep four-g…

    Bob Melvin calls Athletics 'pathetic' after Angels sweep four-game set

    yahoo.com Sep 1 (2 days ago)
    Your browser does not support iframes. Manager Bob Melvin verbally unloaded on his team Sunday — at least for Bob Melvin, it was unloading — after the Oakland Athletics were swept in a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels. The Athletics fell …
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  • Kazmir voices frustration with ump's strike zone

    Kazmir voices frustration with ump's strike zone

    MLB.com Aug 31 (2 days ago)
    The A's Scott Kazmir called out crew chief Gerry Davis following Sunday's 8-1 loss in Anaheim, believing to be intentionally squeezed on several calls in a six-run second inning in which the left-hander walked four.
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  • Angels rout A's to complete 4-game sweep

    Angels rout A's to complete 4-game sweep

    ESPN.com Aug 31 (2 days ago)
    Mike Trout homered and drove in three runs, Matt Shoemaker pitched seven shutout innings, and the Angels completed a four-game sweep of the A's with an 8-1 win.
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  • Mix and match: Eight-man effort shuts out A's

    Mix and match: Eight-man effort shuts out A's

    MLB.com Aug 31 (3 days ago)
    The Angels used eight pitchers on Saturday night as they beat Oakland, 2-0, to build a season-high four-game lead in the American League West and win their fifth game in a row.
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  • Angels use 8 pitchers to blank A's, grow lead

    Angels use 8 pitchers to blank A's, grow lead

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Aug 31 (3 days ago)
    The Los Angeles Angels used eight pitchers -- a franchise record for a nine-inning game -- in a 2-0 victory over Oakland that increased their AL West lead to four games.
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  • Coco Crisp nearly robs homer, suffers strained neck in collisio…

    Coco Crisp nearly robs homer, suffers strained neck in collision with wall

    yahoo.com MLB.com Aug 30 (4 days ago)
    Oakland A's center fielder Coco Crisp has never been afraid to sell out or risk bodily harm in order to make a difference making play in the field. With that in mind, and with the stakes undeniably higher this weekend during their series against the Los…
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  • Weaver outduels Lester as Angels up lead

    Weaver outduels Lester as Angels up lead

    ESPN.com nytimes.com MLB.com Aug 30 (4 days ago)
    Jered Weaver outpitched Jon Lester, Albert Pujols hit his 516th career homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland 4-0 on Friday night, extending their AL West lead over the A's to three games.
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  • Video - Mariners Hang On To Beat A's 00:32

    Mariners Hang On To Beat A's

    Sep 2
    The Mariners held off the A's late charge to beat Oakland 6-5.
  • Video - A's Crush Mariners 00:41

    A's Crush Mariners

    Sep 1
    Adam Dunn homered in his first at-bat for Oakland in the A's 6-1 win over the Mariners.
  • Video - Angels Sweep Athletics 00:55

    Angels Sweep Athletics

    Aug 31
    The Angels tagged Scott Kazmir for six earned runs over 1 1/3 innings en route to defeating the Athletics 8-1.
  • Video - Will Dunn Propel The Athletics? 01:43

    Will Dunn Propel The Athletics?

    Aug 31
    The "Baseball Tonight" crew breaks down whether the Oakland Athletics can get back into the American League West race.

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