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Sacramento Bee 42 mins ago
Astros fall behind early, lose to A's 11-3

Astros fall behind early, lose to A's 11-3

Bo Porter's team had already fallen behind big when he lost his temper. Houston Astros' Jarred Cosart pitches to the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 18, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Houston Astros' Jarred Cosart (48) waits on the mound prior to being removed from the baseball game against the Oakland Athletics by manager Bo Porter, left, in the first inning Friday, April 18, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Houston Astros' Jonathan Villar is congratulated after scoring against the Oakland Athletics in the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, April...
Sacramento Bee 1 hour ago

Recap: Oakland vs. Houston

Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI and Alberto Callaspo added a three-run shot as the Oakland Athletics hammered the Houston Astros, 11-3, in the opener of a three-game set.
Sacramento Bee 1 hour ago

A's come out swinging to beat Astros 11-3

Alberto Callaspo hit a three-run homer and the Oakland Athletics went deep four times to back Sonny Gray's strong pitching Friday night in an 11-3 rout of the Houston Astros. Houston Astros' Jonathan Villar is congratulated after scoring against the Oakland Athletics in the fifth inning of a baseball...
Athletics Nation 3 hours ago

Game Thread #16: Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros (3)

So this game is loping along with all of the speed of a really, really slow gazelle. A home run by Cespedes has given the A's a 8-0 lead, and Sonny Gray is just trying to records outs now. We head to the bottom of the fourth, 8-0 A's.
San Francisco Chronicle 6 hours ago

Friday’s lineup includes Coco Crisp

PrintSteve Kroner subbing for Susan Slusser for the opener of a three-game series against Houston at the Coliseum: A hamstring problem limited Coco Crisp to two pinch-hitting appearances during the A’s three-game series at Anaheim, but he’s in the Oakland lineup tonight. Crisp did steal a base Wednesday night, his 145th stolen base with the A’s. That moved him past Reggie Jackson for fifth in Oakland history. The top three you’d probably guess: Rickey Henderson (867), Bert Campaneris (398) and Billy North (232). Crisp is one steal shy of tying for fourth and the man he’d tie might...
Rotoworld 10 hours ago

Coco Crisp returns to lineup on Friday - Coco Crisp (OF) Oakland Athletics

Coco Crisp is back in the Athletics' lineup Friday.
Oakland Tribune 1 hour ago

Sonny Gray benefits from Oakland A's seven-run first inning

The Oakland A's sign Sean Doolittle to a lengthy contract extension.
Steve Corkran / Inside the A's | Oakland Tribune 1 hour ago

A’s 11, Astros 3

The A’s locked up reliever Sean Doolittle with a contract extension Friday afternoon, just hours before prized prospect Sonny Gray showed once again that he also has the makings of a franchise cornerstone. Gray kept the Astros in check for… Continue Reading →

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Sacramento Bee Apr 17, 2014

Recap: LA Angels vs. Oakland

Chris Iannetta capped a nail-biter of a series between AL West rivals Wednesday with a solo home run to center field in the 12th inning, lifting the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to an entertaining 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

Poor defense, homer by Ianetta in 12th, sink A’s

PrintFrom Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Angel Stadium Oakland had a chance on Wednesday night to sweep the Angels and to match the team’s best start on the road in the past 33 years. Instead, the A’s defense was so flimsy that it would up costing several extra outs over the course of the game – and that meant that Mike Trout and Albert Pujols could come up in a one-run game in the ninth inning. Both men singled against Luke Gregerson and Howie Kendrick’s slow grounder sent Trout in to tie the game. In the 12th inning, Chris Ianetta ended it with a homer to dead center off...

A’s running game vs. Angels not as sharp as it should be

One of the issues addressed by the A’s in their review Monday before the start of the three-game series with the Angels was the need to keep in mind how much the Angels like to throw behind runners. On Tuesday,… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News Apr 16, 2014

Oakland A's sit Coco Crisp, Josh Reddick against Angels

Crisp has made only two starts in the past 10 days, first because he needed to recover from a cortisone injection in his left wrist, and then because his left hamstring acted up last Sunday.

Josh Reddick, Coco Crisp out of A’s lineup

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Angel Stadium Coco Crisp is available to pinch hit tonight, like last night, but manager Bob Melvin decided to give him the maximum rest possible, with tomorrow’s offday, to make sure he has no more issues with his hamstring. (He’s been cleared to hit against left-handers, but it’s also a lefty for the Angels tonight, Tyler Skaggs.) Josh Reddick is out of the lineup – he’s struggling, no doubt, but Melvin said there are some better signs lately, and Reddick is recognizing pitches better. He had two walks yesterday, and he scored two runs,...
Sacramento Bee Apr 16, 2014

Ankle sprain sends Angels' Calhoun to DL

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim placed Kole Calhoun on the 15-day disabled list prior to Wednesday's game with the Oakland Athletics, becoming the team's second starting outfielder to be sidelined in the past week.
Tacoma News-Tribune Apr 16, 2014

A's-Mariners postponement rescheduled for May

The Oakland Athletics announced Wednesday that their postponed contest against the Seattle Mariners from earlier in the season has been rescheduled.
San Jose Mercury News Apr 16, 2014

Oakland A's, Seattle Mariners to play two on May 7

Athletics' game with Seattle on April 4, which was postponed due to wet grounds, will be made up as part of a traditional double-header at the Coliseum
Sacramento Bee Apr 16, 2014
Angels' bullpen blows another lead in loss to A's

Angels' bullpen blows another lead in loss to A's

After the bullpen blew a lead in spectacular fashion for the second straight night, not even Mike Trout's late homer could rescue the Los Angeles Angels from another disheartening loss. Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes misses a foul ball hit by Los Angeles Angels' Kole Calhoun during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. Los Angeles Angels' Kole Calhoun celebrates after scoring on a double by Mike Trout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. Oakland...

Doolittle takes blame for ninth inning, but isn’t bummed

Sean Doolittle has never had great success in closing games, although the sample size (11 games) is so small as to be irrelevant. He had a chance to lock down his fifth career Tuesday night when he was handed a… Continue Reading →
Sacramento Bee Apr 16, 2014
Donaldson, A's rally in 11th to beat Angels again

Donaldson, A's rally in 11th to beat Angels again

Josh Donaldson drove in Jed Lowrie with an 11th-inning double, and the Oakland Athletics overcame Mike Trout's tying homer in the ninth for a 10-9 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout runs to first base after hitting an RBI double during the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards winds up during the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Anaheim,...
Sacramento Bee Apr 16, 2014

Recap: LA Angels vs. Oakland

Mike Trout's two-run homer in the ninth only delayed the Athletics' celebration, as Josh Donaldson's RBI double in the 11th inning sent Oakland past the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 10-9, on Tuesday.

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