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Jeff Samardzija

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  • A's will skip Hammel's next turn in rotation

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH OAKLAND, Calif. -- Struggling right-hander Jason Hammel's turn in the rotation will be skipped Friday when the A's open a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels. The A's...
  • Preview: Mets at Athletics

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Mets at Athletics The Oakland Athletics are banking on their overhauled pitching staff to propel them deep into the postseason and will be hoping for another solid start from Jeff Samardzija on Wednesday afternoon. The...
  • Recap: Royals 7, Athletics 3

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Royals 7, Athletics 3 Royals 7, Athletics 3: Nori Aoki ripped a go-ahead two-run triple to highlight a five-run rally with two outs in the seventh inning as host Kansas City claimed three victories in the four-game series....
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    What's the Cubs' situation with Tsuyoshi Wada? Do we have his rights for the next few years since he's a "rookie”? Obviously his only detriment is his age, but even so he can be a nice bridge at the end of the rotation until C.J. Edwards, Corey...
  • Preview: Athletics at Royals

    The Oakland Athletics may own the best record in the majors, but the Kansas City Royals have won 17 of their last 21 - including four of the six meetings this season. The Royals look to continue their quest for their first postseason appearance since 1985...
  • Dan Straily's career takes new angle with Cubs

     Dan Straily's career takes new angle with Cubs
    Triple-A Iowa pitching coach Bruce Walton put his All-Star break to good use, and he didn't devote his entire free time to rehabilitating his surgically repaired left knee. Walton spent a portion of the break looking at videotapes of newly acquired...
  • Cubs demote Lake, call up Straily

    The Sports Xchange Cubs demote Lake, call up Straily The Chicago Cubs optioned outfielder Junior Lake to Triple-A Iowa Saturday and recalled right-handed pitcher Dan Straily. Lake, 24, is batting just .216 with 102 strikeouts and only 10 walks in 305...
  • Javy Baez's career could go one of six ways

    Javy Baez's career could go one of six ways
    Tuesday marks a full week since New Cubs Savior Javier Baez was called up to the majors. Since then, there have been signs he'll be a Hall of Famer (three home runs, six RBIs through Sunday) and indications he'll be just another guy (12 strikeouts)....
  • Recap: Mets 8, Athletics 5

    (Updated: UPDATES standings, 3RD graph) Mets 8, Athletics 5: Lucas Duda clubbed a three-run homer and visiting New York scored seven of its eight runs with two outs to earn a split of the two-game series. Zack Wheeler (9-8) won his sixth...
  • Feast or famine for A's offense

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Oakland Athletics have a feast or famine offense. On Tuesday night, they collected a season-high 20 hits, including two Josh Donaldson home runs, to crush the...
  • Cubs' Arrieta doesn't want to be aced out

    Cubs' Arrieta doesn't want to be aced out
    It's no secret the Chicago Cubs will look to fortify their rotation this offseason through every avenue available, but Jake Arrieta reiterated he still welcomes the challenge of being the ace of their staff if that’s placed upon him. Arrieta,...
  • Edwin Jackson's troubles an opening for others

     Edwin Jackson's troubles an opening for others
    The happy medium that the Cubs repeatedly mentioned Thursday when discussing the struggles of Edwin Jackson and the high strikeout rate of their offense could face a cold reality in the future. Jackson's inconsistency, coupled with an offense that...