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  • A's beat Astros, run AL-best record to 13-5

    OAKLAND, Calif. The Oakland A's have the best record in the American League at 13-5 after Sunday's 4-1 win over Houston, and now their hottest competition comes to town for a three-game set starting Monday night. The Texas Rangers, the team that many...
  • Athletics' Jesse Chavez brings the perseverance

    OAKLAND, Calif. If there is a fast track to finding success on the pitching mound, Jesse Chavez never found it. For five years, he bounced around the major leagues, going from Pittsburgh to Atlanta to Kansas City to Toronto before landing in the...
  • Doubleheader caused by rainout to put strain on Athletics' rotation

    OAKLAND, Calif. One game into the season, the Athletics' pitching rotation is in upheaval. A rainout of the second game of the season Tuesday forced the first-ever day/night Coliseum doubleheader on the Athletics and the Indians for Wednesday, and the A'...
  • Kazmir impresses in Athletics' debut

    OAKLAND, Calif. That his Athletics debut Wednesday afternoon came against the team he staged a career renaissance with last season was a bit of irony that did not escape left-hander Scott Kazmir. His former teammates with the Cleveland Indians weren't...
  • Athletics' Kazmir produces a hot tune-up

    SAN FRANCISCO Scott Kazmir declared himself ready for the season after the Oakland Athletics' left-hander was sharp in his final exhibition tune-up Thursday night against the Giants. Kazmir, the Athletics' No. 2 starter, threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings and...
  • Answers decrease, questions increase for the Athletics

    PHOENIX The Oakland Athletics headed back to the Bay Area on Wednesday afternoon following their last-ever Cactus League home game at Phoenix Municipal Stadium with more questions than when they arrived in Arizona almost seven weeks ago. Almost all of...
  • Capsules for the AL West Division

    AL WEST (in predicted order of finish) Oakland Athletics Last year: 96-66 (first, AL West) New faces: LHP Scott Kazmir (Indians), RHP Jim Johnson (Orioles), RHP Luke Gregerson (Padres), LHP Drew Pomeranz (Rockies), OF Craig Gentry (Rangers), INF Nick...
  • A's rotation is rich in promise

    OAKLAND, Calif. For the ninth consecutive season, the A's will have a different opening day starting pitcher. But the Oakland rotation is perhaps less reliant on an opening day starter than most in the major leagues. Even after injuries have forced...
  • AL Rankings: Rays are continuing to get their money's worth

    How they'll finish from top to bottom in the American League: 1. Rays (93-69): The least-valuable franchise according to Forbes (worth $485 million) with the worst average attendance (18,645 fans) two years in a row continues to be one of the best at...
  • Capsules for the American League

    Predicted Order of finish AL EAST Tampa Bay Rays Last year: 92-71 (2d) Manager: Joe Maddon (9th season, 677-620; overall, 704-644) Key pitchers: David Price (10-8, 3.33 ERA, 1.098 WHIP); Alex Cobb (11-3, 2.76 ERA, 1.151 WHIP); Matt Moore (17-4. 3....
  • Royals spring training report � in conclusion

    Here are five things we learned at the Kansas City Royals' spring training: 1. LIFE AFTER LUKE A rash of Tommy John surgeries spread through baseball this spring. With his torn ulnar collateral ligament, Luke Hochevar joined a gilded group that includes...
  • Athletics reluctantly say goodbye to Vogt

    OAKLAND, Calif. Athletics manager Bob Melvin called the decision to leave catcher Stephen Vogt off the Opening Day roster one of the toughest he's ever had to make. Emotions ran even deeper for Vogt, who fought back tears when he spoke of starting the...