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Jon Lester

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  • A's settle on Doolittle as fill-in closer

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH ANAHEIM, Calif. -- With left-hander Sean Doolittle on the disabled list because of a strained ribcage muscle on his right side, Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin decided to go with lefty...
  • Angels go to extras to beat Athletics, 4-3

    Angels go to extras to beat Athletics, 4-3
    KEY MOMENT: Albert Pujols isn't known for his speed, but after drawing a walk to lead off the 10th inning, the Angels' first baseman took third on Josh Hamilton's single to center field and scored the winning run on Howie Kendrick's sacrifice fly to...
  • Freiman makes room for Pomeranz

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH HOUSTON -- When the Athletics optioned first baseman Nate Freiman to Class A Beloit on Wednesday, it was with the understanding that Freiman will return soon, perhaps as early as...
  • When Padres' Ross starts, the result is quality

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - San Diego Padres - INSIDE PITCH SAN DIEGO -- Right-hander Tyson Ross' streak of 13 consecutive quality starts is not only a San Diego Padres franchise record, but it ties Ross for the longest active quality-starts...
  • Pomeranz getting another chance with A's

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH HOUSTON -- Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin remains noncommittal on how long he will stick with a six-man rotation, but in the interim left-hander Drew Pomeranz will start on...
  • Jorge Soler just latest prospect to stir Cubs' pot

    Jorge Soler just latest prospect to stir Cubs' pot
    Besides headline writers, nobody enjoyed the Cubs' latest move more than their loyal fans, who understandably get more puffy-chested with each promotion. Soler powers Cubs. Soler energy sparks rally. Soler eclipses 30-home-run mark. Word-play...
  • Carter's home run leads Astros over A's, 4-2

    HOUSTON The trouble with Chris Carter's game-winning three-run homer for the Houston Astros on Tuesday was that, from the Oakland A's point of view, it never had to happen. The error and the hit batter that brought Carter to the plate for the...
  • A's unsure who will close with Doolittle on DL

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH HOUSTON -- With left-hander Sean Doolittle landing on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right intercostal on Sunday, the Athletics were forced to revisit their closer situation...
  • Red Sox pull out 10th-inning win over Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: rewords lede sentence Red Sox pull out 10th-inning win over Blue Jays TORONTO -- Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara could not provide the relief from an eight-game losing streak on...
  • Injury wave crashes over A's

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH OAKLAND, Calif. -- Crushed 9-4 by the Angels on Sunday night, the Oakland A's fell one game behind Los Angeles in the American League West race. That wasn't even the worst news for...
  • Red Sox hope Castillo follows Cespedes' lead

    The Sports Xchange Red Sox hope Castillo follows Cespedes' lead BOSTON -- Rusney Castillo will have an instant mentor with the Red Sox. Everything he is about to do, Yoenis Cespedes did three years earlier. Cespedes actually had his best season as a...
  • Lester show his value in A's win

    The Sports Xchange By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange Lester show his value in A's win OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland A's thought they were getting a big-game pitcher, someone they could rely on down the stretch, when they acquired left-hander Jon...