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Jon Lester

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  • Barnes Pitching With A Major Purpose

    Barnes Pitching With A Major Purpose
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Matt Barnes caught the ball with an angry snatch, a loud pop. The runner had stolen second, reached third on an error, and was dusting himself off there as Barnes smoldered. The 91 mph fastball had worked for Barnes the first...
  • Jeff Samardzija, Cubs both happy with trade

    Jeff Samardzija, Cubs both happy with trade
    It has been a crazy season for Jeff Samardzija, who managed to escape the sinking Cubs ship on July 5 to join the best team in baseball in Oakland. A's general manager Billy Beane was recertified as a genius after sacrificing two of his top prospects,...
  • Dunn deal: A's acquire slugger from White Sox

    The Sports Xchange Dunn deal: A's acquire slugger from White Sox The Oakland A's announced Sunday that they acquired slugger Adam Dunn from the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox received minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn and unspecified cash...
  • Pierce Johnson throws his cap in Cubs' ring

     Pierce Johnson throws his cap in Cubs' ring
    KODAK, Tenn. — While the arrivals of Javier Baez and Jorge Soler have given Cubs fans hope the game plan finally is coming to fruition, Double-A right-hander Pierce Johnson and the rest of the top pitching prospects aren't assured of a seat at the...
  • Defense helps carry Angels to shutout

    The Sports Xchange By Joe Haakenson, The Sports Xchange Defense helps carry Angels to shutout ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jered Weaver threw seven scoreless innings and Albert Pujols and Chris Iannetta hit home runs, but the Los Angeles Angels' 4-0 win over the...
  • Series preview: Athletics at White Sox

    Series preview: Athletics at White Sox
    All games on WSCR-AM 670. Season series: A's 2-1. Monday: 7:10 p.m., CSN. RH Sonny Gray (13-8, 3.25) vs. RH Hector Noesi (8-9, 4.70). Tuesday: 7:10 p.m., CSN. LH Jon Lester (13-10, 2.54) vs. LH John Danks (9-10, 5.12). Wednesday: 7:10 p.m.,...
  • On The Fly: Calhoun To Join ESPN

    Jim Calhoun will be joining ESPN's college basketball coverage team this season, where he will get the chance to do what he does best and seems to enjoy most — talk basketball. Most of his work will be in the studio in Bristol, and we know one word...
  • Game roundup: Nationals outlast Dodgers in 14

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 7: Adds Diamondbacks-Padres; final update; will stand Game roundup: Nationals outlast Dodgers in 14 LOS ANGELES -- It took five hours and 34 minutes for the Washington Nationals to capture a series at Dodger...
  • Athletics drop protest of Thursday's game

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The A's have decided to drop their protest of Thursday's game, in which Angels shortstop Erick Aybar was awarded first base after colliding with righty Dan Otero...
  • Angels get A's for effort in 4-0 victory

    Angels get A's for effort in 4-0 victory
    Oakland center fielder Coco Crisp risked serious injury when he crashed into the wall in a gallant effort to rob Angels catcher Chris Iannetta of a two-run home run in the fifth inning Friday night. Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton hurled his body into...
  • Reeling A's welcome day off

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH OAKLAND, Calif. -- The reeling Oakland Athletics have an off-day Thursday, and it couldn't come at a better time. The A's suffered a painful 2-1 loss Wednesday to the Seattle...
  • Hernandez outduels Lester, leads Mariners to 2-1 win over A's

    OAKLAND, Calif. Felix Hernandez was, well, Felix Hernandez again and when he's like that the Mariners don't lose very often, particularly to the Oakland Athletics. In what could also be a possible pitching preview of the American League wild-card game...