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Athletics Nation 1 hour ago
A's attendance shows encouraging jump in 2014

A's attendance shows encouraging jump in 2014

The A's are approaching a per-game average crowd of 25,000 in 2014, which would put their seasonal attendance at 2,000,000 for the first time since 2005. Attendance thresholds for Major League Baseball teams come in the millions. Four million bodies passing through turnstiles in a season is almost unheard of. Three million is elite. Two million is the threshold for decency, and if your team is failing to draw one million, your market might not be able to support a big-league team. Oakland hasn't drawn two million fans in a season since 2005, the most recent year the upper deck was...
Athletics Nation 2 hours ago

Let's not freak out about Jason Hammel

The other pitcher the Athletics got in the Shark trade is off to an inauspicious start in Oakland. The Oakland Athletics spent big to get Jason Hammel. Sure, he was just tagging along behind the larger haul of Jeff Samardzija, but he did not come cheaply. So, it comes as no surprise that A's fans expect...

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Oakland Tribune 55 mins ago

Oakland: Lightning strike briefly knocks out Coliseum power

The O.co Coliseum in Oakland briefly lost power when it was struck by lightning early this morning, an Oakland A's spokesman said.
Sacramento Bee 4 hours ago

Houston Astros (41-58) at Oakland Athletics (61-37), 10:05 p.m. (ET)

Scott Kazmir takes aim at win No. 12 on Tuesday when the Oakland Athletics open a three-game series with the Houston Astros at O.co Coliseum.
San Jose Mercury News 14 hours ago

A's-Astros preview

Oakland A's pitching matchups for series with Houston Astros
Oakland Tribune 17 hours ago

Bud Geracie: Revisiting the A's of 1989

My reunion with Jose Canseco, Dennis Eckersley, Dave Stewart, Tony La Russa and the World Series champion Oakland Athletics of 1989
San Jose Mercury News Jul 21, 2014

Stephen Vogt has become an Oakland A's fan favorite

Oakland A's catcher Stephen Vogt has become a jack-of-all-trades for manager Bob Melvin, playing the outfield and first base in addition to his catching duties, and he's also making his presence felt at the plate with a .364 batting average.
Sacramento Bee Jul 21, 2014

Recap: Oakland vs. Baltimore

Sonny Gray pitched 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball as the Oakland Athletics crushed the Baltimore Orioles, 10-2, in the rubber match of a three-game set on Sunday.
Sacramento Bee Jul 21, 2014
Angels with latest big move before trade deadline

Angels with latest big move before trade deadline

Oakland general manager Billy Beane acted boldly, trading top prospect Addison Russell in a deal that brought starters Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Athletics. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price throws against the Minnesota Twins in the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Minneapolis. Price gave up four hits in eight innings as the Rays won 5-1..
Baltimore Sun Jul 20, 2014

Orioles fall behind early, can't recover in 10-2 loss to Oakland Athletics on Sunday

The Orioles might have the chance to play the Athletics again in October, with much higher stakes on the line. But after a 10-2 loss Sunday, the Orioles couldn't escape Oakland quick enough.
A’s: Trading Jim Johnson remains high priority

A’s: Trading Jim Johnson remains high priority

There are 11 days before the trade deadline, and one of the top jobs for the A’s brass is to find a new home for reliever Jim Johnson. Actually, it’s been something the A’s have wanted to do for a… Continue Reading →
Sacramento Bee Jul 20, 2014
Orioles routed 10-2 in Oakland, lose series

Orioles routed 10-2 in Oakland, lose series

If the Baltimore Orioles want to contend for the American League pennant, they will likely have to find a way to beat the Oakland Athletics. Oakland Athletics' Sonny Gray works against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Oakland Athletics' Eric Sogard, right, scores past Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph in the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Sogard scored on a single by Athletics' John Jaso. Baltimore Orioles' Kevin Gausman works against the Oakland Athletics in...
Sacramento Bee Jul 20, 2014
Gray, A's pound Orioles 10-2 to take series

Gray, A's pound Orioles 10-2 to take series

Sonny Gray struck out eight to win his fifth consecutive decision, and the Oakland Athletics pounded the Baltimore Orioles 10-2 on Sunday. Baltimore Orioles' Kevin Gausman, right, wipes his face as he is visited by pitching coach Dave Wallace in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Baltimore Orioles' Kevin Gausman works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Oakland Athletics' Sonny Gray works against the Baltimore Orioles in the first...
Oakland Tribune Jul 20, 2014

Sonny Gray, Oakland A's dispose of Baltimore Orioles

Starter Sonny Gray allows just two hits over 6 2/3 innings, and the Oakland A's roll over the Baltimore Orioles 10-2.

Sonny Gray, revved up offense push A’s to 10-2 win over O’s

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum Sonny Gray is having a sensational sophomore season – and he’s at his best, when the A’s need him most. Following Oakland losses this year, Gray is 8-1 with a 1.59 ERA, and his thrifty ways helped the A’s to a 10-2 victory over the Orioles on Sunday at the Coliseum. The A’s improved their major-league best record to 61-37, but the Angels remained pegged 1 1/2 games behind them after a comeback win over the Angels earlier in the day. Over his past six starts, Gray is 5-0 with a 2.23 ERA, and in July, he is 4-0 with an [...]
San Jose Mercury News Jul 20, 2014

Oakland A's second baseman Eric Sogard gets rare start

Oakland A's second baseman Eric Sogard has been slumping and sees rare start as an opportunity

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    Jeff Samardzija

    Samardzija and Hammel's effect on the playoffs.

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    Jason Hammel

    Let's not freak out about Jason Hammel

  • 1 Scott Kazmir

    Scott Kazmir

    Houston Astros (41-58) at Oakland Athletics (61-37), 10:05 p.m. (ET)

  • Josh Donaldson

    Josh Donaldson

    Three outs from win, Orioles lose to Athletics on Josh Donaldson's walk-off homer, 5-4

  • Josh Reddick

    Josh Reddick

    A’s, Melvin enjoy impressing big crowds, even dogs

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