7/27/2014 | Astros' Oberholtzer eyes encore vs. A's, Chavez
After struggling in his first seven starts, Brett Oberholtzer was sent down to Triple-A. In his last six starts -- which have come while vacillating between Houston and Oklahoma City -- he's 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA. Oberholtzer tossed seven strong innings vs. the A's on Tuesday, and Astros manager Bo Porter opted to keep the young lefty in his rotation. On Monday, Oberholtzer will get another crack at Oakland, which will go with Jesse Chavez, who flirted with a no-no vs. Houston on Wednesday.
7/27/2014 | With Callaspo off DL, Freiman sent to Triple-A
The A's activated Alberto Callaspo from the disabled list in time for Sunday's series finale in Texas, a move that prompted them to option Nate Freiman to Triple-A Sacramento.
7/27/2014 | Crisp returning to Bay Area to have neck examined
The A's sent Coco Crisp back to the Bay Area on Sunday evening for further evaluation of his sore neck. Crisp has been dealing with the issue for much of the season and was out of the lineup on Sunday for the second time in three days.
7/27/2014 | Parental love common thread among Hall inductees
For almost all of us, it starts the same way. Mom or dad give us a bat and a ball, maybe even a glove. They send us out to play and they keep an eye on us to see what happens. You never ever know. That's the best thing about baseball, whether the players are the best in the world or the kids on your block.
7/27/2014 | La Russa: Support system key to Hall of Fame career
Speaking without looking at his notes on Sunday in Cooperstown, Tony La Russa made it clear during his 17-minute Hall of Fame induction speech that his unease at taking credit for all those accomplishments is rooted in a deep conviction that he benefited from an uncommonly good support system.
7/27/2014 | Big Hurt thankful for many as he enters Hall of Fame
Frank Thomas did promise during Saturday's interview session that his Hall of Fame induction speech was all about thanks. But why did the "Big Hurt" feel the need to point out so many on Sunday in Cooperstown? The idea that no man is an island emerges as the most precise answer.
7/27/2014 | Class of 2014 takes its place among game's legends
The big day finally arrived on Sunday for a memorable Hall of Fame Class of 2014 -- 300-game winners Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, slugger Frank Thomas and managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa. The Big Six were inducted during the annual ceremony held on a stage behind the Clark Sports Center before a crowd of approximately 48,000.
7/26/2014 | Rangers' Mikolas takes momentum into start vs. A's
Miles Mikolas starts for Texas on Sunday night in the rubber match of a three-game series against the A's, coming off an outing in which he allowed two runs in 7 2/3 innings at Yankee Stadium. All-Star Scott Kazmir gets the ball for the A's.
7/26/2014 | A's turn on power, wake up bats in Texas
Just in time to make a winner out of Sonny Gray, the A's found their old bag of tricks in the sixth inning Saturday night and counted off four homers in a span of six batters for a 5-1 victory over the Rangers at Globe Life Park.
7/26/2014 | La Russa admits to nerves for today's Hall induction
Through 33 seasons, managing over 5,000 games with three different teams, Tony La Russa always seemed to be in control of his emotions. On the day before his induction into the Hall of Fame, he admitted on Saturday that he's more than a little nervous.
7/26/2014 | MLBPipeline set to unveil new Top Prospects lists
The 2014 season is more than half over, and much has happened since MLBPipeline.com released its Top 100 Prospects list in January. With change being inevitable, it's time for a new set of rankings. Fans can see just how much difference a few months make when the new Top 100 is unveiled on Sunday night. MLBPipeline.com prospect expert Jim Callis breaks down the top 50 players during an hour-long special at 9 p.m. ET on MLB Network and MLB.com.
7/25/2014 | A's win challenge on Hammel's pickoff play of Arencibia
A's manager Bob Melvin successfully challenged two calls in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Rangers at Globe Life Park.
7/25/2014 | A year later, A's, Rangers rivalry has tilted westward
One of many reasons why Oakland has the Majors' best record is Sonny Gray. The right-handed Gray will be making his final start of a dominant month of July against Texas on Saturday night. The Rangers will turn to Nick Tepesch.
7/25/2014 | Cespedes back in lineup, thumb sprain not an issue
The right thumb sprain that kept Yoenis Cespedes out of Thursday's lineup was no longer an issue Friday, when the A's welcomed back their slugger to the starting lineup for the start of a three-game set against the host Rangers.
7/25/2014 | A's could seek help at second base
Baseball's best team isn't flawless, but could it be with second-base help? That's the only area the A's may look to upgrade in advance of the July 31 Trade Deadline, even though manager Bob Melvin says, "I like the team we have."
7/25/2014 | Hammel pitches better, but result is same vs. Rangers
Righty Jason Hammel suffered his third loss in as many starts for the A's on Friday night, unable to complete six innings yet again in a 4-1 defeat to the Rangers at Globe Life Park.
7/25/2014 | Emotions building for large Hall of Fame class
The speeches are just about written and a crowd perhaps in excess of 50,000 is expected Sunday for the induction ceremony of this memorable Class of 2014 -- 300-game winners Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, slugger Frank Thomas and managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa.
7/24/2014 | Hammel seeks return to top form vs. Rangers
When the A's open a three-game set against the Rangers in Arlington on Friday night, Jason Hammel will try to rediscover the form that brought him so much success earlier this year. The veteran right-hander went 8-5 with a 2.98 ERA as a Cub this season, striking out 104 batters and walking 23 in 108 2/3 innings.
7/24/2014 | Samardzija's gem, Moss' grand slam fuel A's romp
Jeff Samardzija threw eight innings in the rubber match against the Astros, allowing five hits while striking out six and walking none as the A's cruised, 13-1. Brandon Moss clubbed his third career grand slam, all of which have come this season.
7/24/2014 | A's recall Scribner to reinforce weary bullpen
After a 12-inning contest on Tuesday and a grueling eighth inning on Wednesday, the A's bullpen was in serious need of some relief. Evan Scribner is here to provide it. Oakland recalled Scribner from Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday, as Jim Johnson was designated for assignment.
7/24/2014 | Thumb sprain keeps Cespedes out of lineup
Yoenis Cespedes sprained his right thumb on Wednesday and was not in the A's lineup on Thursday, but manager Bob Melvin said there is a good chance that Cespedes will start Friday in Texas.
7/24/2014 | Struggling Johnson designated for assignment
The $10 million experiment is over. Veteran reliever Jim Johnson was designated for assignment by the A's on Thursday morning, marking the end of a turbulent eight-month tenure in Oakland.
7/24/2014 | Cespedes day to day with sprained thumb
Yoenis Cespedes exited Wednesday night's game against the Astros with a right thumb sprain. X-rays were negative and he is considered day to day.
7/24/2014 | A's survive late scare on Cespedes' big night
Yoenis Cespedes belted two home runs for five RBIs and Sean Doolittle notched his 15th save as the A's hung on for a 9-7 victory Wednesday night in Oakland.
7/24/2014 | Astros seek spark for finale vs. A's, Samardzija
If the Astros are going to top Jeff Samardzija and win the series Thursday afternoon against the first-place A's, they'll have to do it without rookie phenom George Springer. Houston turns to right-hander Scott Feldman in the series finale at O.co Coliseum.
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