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  • Athletics recharge back home, beat Blue Jays

    OAKLAND, Calif. Sometimes, all it takes is a change of scenery. For the Oakland A's, they got just what they hoped for in a return home Thursday after their most recent road trip concluded with a three-game sweep at the hands of the Detroit Tigers. It...
  • A's O'Flaherty reinstated from DL

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics bullpen got deeper and, presumably, better Thursday, and the improvement had nothing to do with a midseason trade. Left-hander Eric O'...
  • Davis' slam adds new chapter to Tigers-A's rivalry

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH DETROIT -- The Oakland-Detroit rivalry shows signs of getting some flavor to it. The Athletics and Tigers met in each of the last two postseasons, with Detroit coming out on top both...
  • Francis stops Marlins in 14th to save A's 7-6 win

    MIAMI There were no strains of "Enter Sandman" when Jeff Francis came out of the bullpen Saturday night. But he had to know a little about how it felt to do the kind of job that Mariano Rivera was asked to do pitch with no margin for error. And the...
  • Marlins fall 7-6 in 14 innings to Athletics | Saturday's video highlights

    Marlins fall 7-6 in 14 innings to Athletics | Saturday's video highlights
    Another dull inning looked to be just that until Brandon Moss changed everything. Marlins reliever Jacob Turner recorded two quick strikeouts in the top of the 14th inning before the Oakland Athletics first baseman shook things up with a double to right...
  • Athletics get by Marlins in 14 innings

    The Sports Xchange By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange Athletics get by Marlins in 14 innings MIAMI -- Closer Sean Doolittle's impressive scoreless streak ended in a blown save, but his Oakland A's prevailed Saturday, and Yoenis Cespedes thinks he...
  • Poor outing for Kazmir

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH NEW YORK -- Just because Oakland Athletics left-hander Scott Kazmir may have been due for a hiccup didn't make it any less surprising to witness for manager Bob Melvin. Kazmir, whose...
  • Collin Cowgill powers Angels to 2-1 victory over Athletics

    KEY MOMENT: Collin Cowgill ended the game in the 14th inning on a two-out home run to left field that barely cleared the glove of Oakland outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Athletics pitcher Jeff Francis took the loss as the Angels posted their fifth consecutive...
  • Cespedes' throw, Cowgill's homer highlight Angels' 14-inning win over A's

    Cespedes' throw, Cowgill's homer highlight Angels' 14-inning win over A's
    That Collin Cowgill hit a walk-off home run with two outs in the 14th inning to lift the Angels to a thrilling 2-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night wasn’t all that surprising. Despite his smallish 5-foot-9, 185-pound frame and...
  • Dodgers power past Reds in exhibition, 10-3

    AT THE PLATE: Behind home runs from Cuban rookie Alex Guerrero and veteran Adrian Gonzalez, the Dodgers scored 10 runs, their most this spring. Guerrero's home run, a fifth-inning grand slam, came on a 1-and-1 breaking pitch from Jeff Francis — an...
  • Crescenta Valley High alumnus Trevor Bell is back in the majors

    Crescenta Valley High alumnus Trevor Bell is back in the majors
    Former Crescenta Valley High standout Trevor Bell has a new home. The one-time Major League baseball first-round draft pick was selected as a member of the opening day roster for the Cincinnati Reds. “Oh my gosh, it feels like nine years of hard...
  • Hey, buddy, could you spare an extra starter?

     
    The Dodgers need to add two starters to the rotation and are nearing their end of their budget....