3:02 AM EDT, Wed July 30, 2014

Jones reaches 20-home run mark again - School of Roch

Adam Jones homered off Angels starter Jered Weaver tonight with two outs in the bottom of the first inning to tie the game 1-1. Jones has hit 20-plus homers in four consecutive seasons. The Orioles weren't done. Nelson Cruz, walked, Delmon Young singled and J.J. Hardy followed with an RBI...
MASN Sports 6 hours ago

Markakis homer gives Orioles another lead - School of Roch

Seriously, let's forget everything I said and wrote about tonight's game being a low-scoring affair, a duel between Chris Tillman and Jered Weaver, a struggle for runs. Ain't happening. Nick Markakis hit a three-run homer off Weaver in the bottom...

More from the latest A’s comeback win

Jeff Samardzija knows that a 4-1 A’s deficit isn’t quite like a 4-1 Cubs deficit. “I’m glad he got to see that,” Bob Melvin said of Samardzija, who watched the final inning of Oakland’s 7-4 win over Houston while getting iced in the clubhouse. “We’ve beein doing that for a while here.” Samardzija knows. “They did it for me my second start with the team. J.D. (Josh  Donaldson) went deep and walked off at home.” That was July 18 against the Orioles. Samardzija, like Tuesday, got a no-decision. He gave up four runs in seven innings, and the A’s won 5-4. ***** The A’s...
Houston Chronicle 2 hours ago

Feldman goes seven strong in revenge game against A’s

Facing the A’s big trade acquisition for the second time in a week while trying to rebound from the Astros’ worst loss of the year, Scott Feldman delivered what arguably was his best outing of the season considering the opposition while out-dueling Jeff Samardzija. Feldman had to settle for the no-decision after the A’s scored […]
San Francisco Chronicle 9 hours ago

A’s in market for outfielders

Many folks on the A’s weren’t thrilled when the team let go of Sam Fuld early in the season, and wouldn’t he be a good fit right about now? The A’s soon will announce the findings of Coco Crisp’s MRI of his troubled neck, and Craig Gentry is on the disabled list with a broken hand. Yoenis Cespedes played center field Monday, and Josh Reddick is in center tonight. That’s not exactly the preference. So the A’s are in the market for outfielders. Susan Slusser on Twitter reported the A’s are looking at Fuld among numerous options, and you can bet the goal is to find a center...
Sacramento Bee 1 hour ago
Qualls blows lead in 9th, Astros lose to A's 7-4

Qualls blows lead in 9th, Astros lose to A's 7-4

With his name frequently mentioned as the trade deadline approaches, Houston Astros closer Chad Qualls had his worst outing of the season. Oakland Athletics second baseman Nick Punto, right, trips over right fielder Brandon Moss as he catches a pop fly hit by Houston Astros' Robbie Grossman to end the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Houston. The Athletics beat the Astros 7-4. Houston Astros relief pitcher Chad Qualls reacts as he is pulled from the baseball game during the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in...
Scouting Wednesday’s starters: Colby Lewis set to face Hiroki Kuroda in Rangers-Yankees finale

Scouting Wednesday’s starters: Colby Lewis set to face Hiroki Kuroda in Rangers-Yankees finale

Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos (left) heads back to the plate after trying to talk down starting pitcher Colby Lewis during the third inning of Texas 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Globe Life Ballpark …
Texas Rangers will skip Nick Tepesch’s turn in the starting rotation

Texas Rangers will skip Nick Tepesch’s turn in the starting rotation

ARLINGTON – Nick Tepesch passed an important rite in becoming a full-fledged member of the Rangers’ 2014 starting rotation Tuesday. He was scratched from a start due to an injury. The Rangers decided to use caution in dealing with Tepesch’s …

Game 106: Yanks (54-51) @ Rangers (42-64)

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Mark Teixeira is back in the lineup from an eight-day absence, Jacoby Ellsbury is back from one night off, and Brian McCann is back behind the plate, which means tonight's Yankees lineup looks a little more normal than the ones we've been seeing lately. Here's the team Joe Girardi is sending out against the Rangers and right-handed starter Nick Martinez tonight: Brett Gardner LF Derek Jeter SS Ellsbury CF Teixeira 1B Carlos Beltran DH McCann C Chase Headley 3B Zoilo Almonte RF Brendan Ryan 2B Brandon McCarthy RHP Notes: Joe Girardi said he sees some signs of fatigue...
Houston Chronicle 8 hours ago

Springer takes BP for first time since landing on DL

For the first time since going on the 15-day disabled list on July 20 with a left quad strain, Astros rookie George Springer took batting practice on the field Tuesday afternoon at Minute Maid Park. “It’s big to be out here and just to get some swings,” Springer said after taking a regular round of […]
Lookout Landing 17 hours ago
Lookout Linkage, 7/29/14

Lookout Linkage, 7/29/14

News and stories about the Seattle Mariners and other analysis from around the league. Hope everyone had a pleasant non-Mariners day yesterday. Here's what you might have missed from the past couple of days: The Mariners have finalized a deal with top Venezuelan prospect Bryan Hernandez. Shannon Drayer sorts out the latest Mariner trade rumors. Here is there latest episode of the U.S.S. Mariner podcast. MLB.com released their mid-season top 100 prospects list. Here is a list of the M's top 20 as well. Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi report that Jack Zdurencik can be very hard...
Baltimore Sun 7 hours ago
Angels' Mike Trout remembers 'The Catch' against Orioles

Angels' Mike Trout remembers 'The Catch' against Orioles

As soon as Mike Trout stepped onto the Camden Yards field for some early work Tuesday afternoon, he made eye contact with Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy, who immediately pointed to the Southwest.com advertisement on the center-field wall.
Tacoma News-Tribune 4 hours ago

Recap: Cleveland vs. Seattle

Dustin Ackley's two-run double helped fuel the Seattle offense as the Mariners took a 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians in the opener of a three-game set on Tuesday.
CSN Houston 35 mins ago
Athletics-Astros Preview

Athletics-Astros Preview

While Jeff Samardzija has been solid during his short time with the Oakland Athletics, Jason Hammel has struggled.
J.P. Arencibia's night mirrors season

J.P. Arencibia's night mirrors season

ARLINGTON, Texas -- J.P. Arencibia hit two home runs, including a grand slam, drove in seven runs and had four extra-base hits. The Texas Rangers first baseman was all over the place in the 12-11 loss to the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. Arencibia’s night summed up the Rangers' season pretty neatly. “Not enough,” he said of describing his evening. “It was a good game, but I want to help the team win and unfortunately we were one run short tonight.

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Tacoma News-Tribune 1 hour ago

Mariners’ attack perks up in 5-2 victory over Indians

Four-run fourth inning boosts Iwakuma, who extends his road unbeaten streak to 14 games…
CSN Houston 1 hour ago

Baseball Capsules

BALTIMORE (AP) Manny Machado homered off Cory Rasmus leading off the 12th inning to give the Baltimore Orioles a 7-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
A’s: Moss’s one last at-bat dissolves a night of frustration

A’s: Moss’s one last at-bat dissolves a night of frustration

Brandon Moss didn’t believe he could get much more frustrated in one game than he did in the first eight innings Tuesday. The A’s right field flew out to left field four times. And the words “flew out’’ scarcely describe… Continue Reading →
Angels' Wilson discovers reason for recent rough patch

Angels' Wilson discovers reason for recent rough patch

BALTIMORE – C.J. Wilson’s sprained ankle might turn out to be a blessing in disguise for the Angels left-hander. Wilson, who said he expects to be ready to rejoin the rotation this weekend, said in the three weeks he has been on the disabled list...

AL West Player News

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    A’s rally for six in the ninth to beat Astros 7-4

  • 4 Brandon Moss

    Brandon Moss

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    Nick Martinez

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