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  • A's beat Rays 3-2 in 10 innings

    OAKLAND, Calif. The Oakland A's left 15 runners on base through nine frustrating innings Monday against the Tampa Bay Rays, stranding the bases loaded three times. They finally broke through in the 10th against former Oakland closer Grant Balfour....
  • Ex-Cub Samardzija wins his debut with A's

    Ex-Cub Samardzija wins his debut with A's
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Right-hander Jeff Samardzija was pitching in the first inning of his Oakland A's debut Sunday, and things weren't going as planned. Samardzija gave up one-out singles to Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Munenori Kawasaki and left...
  • Cubs newcomer Russell 'humble and hungry'

    Cubs newcomer Russell 'humble and hungry'
    In the eighth inning Friday night against Northwest Arkansas, Midland Rockhounds manager Aaron Nieckula felt his trainer tap him on the shoulder. A text message from A's management carried news about prized shortstop Addison Russell that traveled...
  • Hammel gets roughed up again as Astros rout A's, 8-1

    HOUSTON The official word isn't in, but Jason Hammel may have just pitched himself out of the Oakland starting rotation with an 8-1 loss to the Astros Wednesday. Hammel was one out away from getting out of the first inning having allowed just one run. By...
  • Opportunity knocks for Cubs pitchers

    Opportunity knocks for Cubs pitchers
    The trades of Scott Feldman and Matt Garza last July created opportunities for the Cubs' Chris Rusin and Jake Arrieta. This season, it appears at least three pitchers will get chances to prove their value to the Cubs in the wake of the trade that sent...
  • Cubs trade Samardzija, Hammel to Athletics

    Cubs trade Samardzija, Hammel to Athletics
    WASHINGTON — The Cubs put on their own blockbuster fireworks display Friday night by trading ace Jeff Samardzija and eight-game winner Jason Hammel to the Athletics for four prospects. The trade will be announced Saturday — the same day...
  • Jeff Samardzija: From football player to Cubs ace

    Jeff Samardzija: From football player to Cubs ace
    WASHINGTON — As recently as three years ago, the running joke was that Jeff Samardzija was the best wide receiver in Chicago. That was as much a jab at Samardzija's slow evolution as a pitcher as at the Bears' struggles to roster quality...
  • Preview: Astros at Athletics

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Astros at Athletics Less than 24 hours after ending a three-game losing streak against their division rivals, the league-leading Oakland Athletics attempt to win the three-game series when they host the Houston Astros in 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....
  • New rules for Cubs

    New rules for Cubs
    The Cubs are winning and I don't know why. I mean, I know why they’re winning games, such as the sweep in Fenway Park this week: terrific pitching and enough hitting, and sometimes great pitching and unbelievable hitting. One day Jake Arrieta...
  • Theo Epstein: Starlin Castro's spot on Cubs is secure

     Theo Epstein: Starlin Castro's spot on Cubs is secure
    WASHINGTON — Near the end of Saturday's conference call, President Theo Epstein stressed the crux of the Cubs' six-player trade with the Athletics. "This trade had nothing to do with Starlin Castro," said Epstein, who called agent Paul Kinzer to...
  • A Cubs trade to remember

    A Cubs trade to remember
    Theo Epstein just completed a spectacular deal. So spectacular, in fact, that we could look back on dealing Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the A’s as the turning point of Epstein’s idea of sustained excellence. Even if that’s...