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Sacramento Bee 15 hours ago

Recap: Oakland vs. Houston

Josh Donaldson went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and three RBI to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros for a three-game series sweep.
San Jose Mercury News 15 hours ago

A's complete sweep of Astros

The Oakland Athletics tuned up for their first meeting of the season with the Texas Rangers by completing a sweep of the Houston Astros with a 4-1 win Sunday at the Coliseum.
Sacramento Bee 15 hours ago
Chavez gets 1st win, A's complete sweep of Astros

Chavez gets 1st win, A's complete sweep of Astros

Josh Donaldson homered and doubled twice to back another solid start by Jesse Chavez, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 4-1 on Sunday to complete a series sweep.
San Francisco Chronicle 15 hours ago

A’s complete sweep of Astros with 4-1 win

Print  Jesse Chavez, pitcher of the century? That’s probably a bit of hyperbole for a 30-year-old right-hander who had made all of two career starts before this season. But by limiting the Astros to one earned run in six innings in the A’s 4-1 win at the Coliseum on Sunday afternoon, Chavez accomplished...
Flopping Lowrie, Donaldson in order pays off for A’s

Flopping Lowrie, Donaldson in order pays off for A’s

The season began with Josh Donaldson batting second and Jed Lowrie batting third for the A’s. The logic was sound. It lasted a week. Since the first homestand of the season, it’s been Lowrie second and Donaldson third, and the… Continue Reading →
Rotoworld 14 hours ago

Jed Lowrie scores twice in win over Astros - Jed Lowrie (SS) Oakland Athletics

Jed Lowrie went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Astros.
Rotoworld 23 hours ago

Sean Doolittle expected to get around $14M - Sean Doolittle (R) Oakland Athletics

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Sean Doolittle is likely to get around $14 million guaranteed on his new five-year contract.

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San Jose Mercury News 13 hours ago

A's preview for Texas Rangers series

Oakland A's-Texas Rangers pitching matchups, game times, TV information
Sacramento Bee 13 hours ago
Not much offense for Astros in 4-1 loss to A's

Not much offense for Astros in 4-1 loss to A's

Making his first start of the season while working on three days of rest, Houston pitcher Brad Peacock knew he was on a short leash. Oakland Athletics' pitcher Luke Gregerson is congratulated after getting the save by catcher John Jaso in their 4-1 win over the Houston Astros in Oakland, Calif. on Sunday, April 20, 2014. Oakland Athletics' Josh Reddick climbs the wall chasing after Houston Astros' Marwin Gonzalez's solo homer in the fourth inning of a baseball gmae in Oakland, Calif. on Sunday, April 20, 2014. The Oakland Athletics celebrate their 4-1 win over the Houston...

A’s have been lucky to get away with a leaky defense

The A’s defense has been a miserable replica of its former self this season. Coning into Sunday, the A’s had made 18 errors in 17 games, including errors in each of the previous eight games, and multiple errors in five… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News 17 hours ago

A's developing a rivalry with Texas Rangers

Oakland A's and Texas Rangers appear to be the main contenders in the A.L, West for the third straight season.
San Francisco Chronicle 19 hours ago

Melvin discusses defense’s struggles; Sunday’s lineups

PrintSteve Kroner subbing for Susan Slusser as the A’s try for a three-game sweep of Houston at the Coliseum: First, the anomaly: The A’s have the best record in the American League at 12-5, yet they’ve committed the most errors (18) and have the worst fielding percentage (.973). They have made at least one error in each of their past eight games. “I don’t like it. I saw that this morning, too, and I didn’t feel too good about it,” manager Bob Melvin said. “We do take pride in our defense. We’re not seeing the results of that right now. You can’t continually play defense...
Oakland Tribune 20 hours ago

Former A's outfielder Sam Fuld picked up by Minnesota Twins

Oakland A's designated Fuld for assignment, and he was claimed by Minnesota on Sunday
Sacramento Bee Apr 20, 2014

Houston Astros (5-13) at Oakland Athletics (12-5), 4:05 p.m. (ET)

Jesse Chavez takes another shot at his first win of the season on Sunday when the Oakland Athletics close out a three-game series with the Houston Astros at O.co Coliseum.
Sacramento Bee Apr 19, 2014

Reddick lifts Athletics past Astros

Josh Reddick's season-long slump officially ended Saturday when he backed up a three-hit game with another three-hit performance, including a game-winning single with one out in the ninth inning in a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros.
Sacramento Bee Apr 19, 2014
Qualls, Astros let lead slip away in 9th, A's win

Qualls, Astros let lead slip away in 9th, A's win

Chad Qualls stared into his locker, going over how things got away from him. Houston Astros' Jonathan Villar celebrates after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics' Scott Kazmir in the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Houston Astros' Chad Qualls adjusts his cap in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. The A's won 4-3.

A’s 4, Astros 3

Josh Reddick’s season-long slump officially ended Saturday when he backed up a three-hit game with another three-hit performance, including a game-winning single with one out in the ninth inning in a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros. In collecting three… Continue Reading →

More heroics from Josh Reddick as A’s top Astros in ninth

PrintFrom Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum They took their sweet time about it, and didn’t play particularly well in the interim, but the A’s continued their mastery of the Astros on Saturday at the Coliseum. Despite making two errors and stranding numerous baserunners, Oakland scored three times in the ninth to beat Houston 4-3 and to improve to 12-5 overall, matching the A’s best record after 17 games in the past 22 years. The A’s remained in first place in the AL West, with the league’s best record. Alberto Callaspo tied the game with a one-out single that...

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