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  • A's Beane keeps dealing

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange A's Beane keeps dealing Billy Beane has already been the focus of one major motion picture in Moneyball. Perhaps the Oakland Athletics general manager can be the basis of a second movie. They can...
  • Not a good day for Angels as Athletics, Tigers bulk up on pitching

    Not a good day for Angels as Athletics, Tigers bulk up on pitching
    The Angels are excited, and justifiably so. They are on pace for their first playoff spot since 2009, with an 8 1/2 game lead in the American League wild-card standings. Yet they are winning with a starting rotation that is a better fit for the long...
  • A's use six-run ninth to rally past Astros, 7-4

    HOUSTON The A's might be able to look back to July 29 as a watershed day in the American League West pennant race. At just about the same moment that the Baltimore Orioles stung the second-in-the-west Angels with a 12-inning, 7-6 win, Brandon Moss beat...
  • Angels strike out in battle of bullpens against Orioles

    Maybe it was the unseasonably cool late July weather in Camden Yards, where the temperature dipped to 64 degrees, or an energetic crowd that fueled some late-inning drama, but there was a very October-like feel to Tuesday night's game between the Angels...
  • Norris joins Athletics' list of walk-off heroes

    The Sports Xchange By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange Norris joins Athletics' list of walk-off heroes OAKLAND, Calif. -- When he came to the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning with the bases loaded and two outs Monday night, Oakland A's catcher...
  • Baseball in California a story of conquer, but not divide

    Baseball in California a story of conquer, but not divide
    It's been a dry, but terrific, year for major league baseball in California. In case you have been out illegally watering down your driveway, the four teams with highest win totals through Monday do business in our state. Oakland's Athletics lead...
  • Persistent Angels hold off Rays, 7-5

    Howie Kendrick's first-inning at-bat Sunday was much like a grueling six-game trip through Baltimore and Tampa Bay that ended with the Angels grinding out a 7-5 victory over the Rays in Tropicana Field. It seemed like it would never end. Tampa Bay...
  • Royals' Shields flirts with perfection in Oakland

    The Sports Xchange By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange Royals' Shields flirts with perfection in Oakland OAKLAND, Calif. -- Kansas City Royals right-hander James Shields pitched complete games against the Oakland Athletics in his previous two starts at...
  • Markakis' leadoff homer holds up as Orioles edge Mariners

    The Sports Xchange By Todd Karpovich, The Sports Xchange Markakis' leadoff homer holds up as Orioles edge Mariners BALTIMORE -- Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma did not want to walk Baltimore Orioles leadoff hitter Nick Markakis to open...
  • Game roundup: Bumgarner, Giants shut down Mets

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 1: includes eight games Game roundup: Bumgarner, Giants shut down Mets NEW YORK -- Left-hander Madison Bumgarner threw a two-hit shutout Sunday afternoon and Hunter Pence hit two homers and collected four RBIs as...
  • Lester wins A's debut, Gomes backs him to beat KC

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jon Lester won his Oakland debut while pitching into the seventh inning and Jonny Gomes got two hits during an eight-run burst in his return to the Athletics as they beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 Saturday. Two days after...
  • Huston Street thinks he'd look good in Angels uniform

    Huston Street thinks he'd look good in Angels uniform
    In the hours before the All-Star game, Huston Street dressed in the uniform of the San Diego Padres. The Angels are trying to put a halo on him, soon, and Street would be thrilled to join them. "I would love it," he said. Street cited the chance to...