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9/18/2014 | Reddick recovering from minor injuries after fall at first

A's right fielder Josh Reddick is dealing with injuries to his left ankle and the right side of his neck after taking a tumble at first base on an infield single on Wednesday. Stephen Vogt is also dealing with an injury and John Jaso may not return this season.


9/18/2014 | A's welcome Phillies to open crucial Interleague series

With the A's in place to earn a Wild Card berth, the Phillies, who sit in last place in the National League East, enter O.co Coliseum on Friday to begin a three-game Interleague set.


9/18/2014 | Loss to Rangers drops A's to second Wild Card spot

The A's couldn't turn it around in Thursday's series finale at O.co Coliseum, losing, 7-2, and enduring a three-game sweep at the hands of last-place Texas. They handed the Royals a half-game lead for the top American League Wild Card spot.


9/18/2014 | A's switch Triple-A affiliation to Nashville

The A's are headed to the capital of country music, announcing a four-year player-development deal with Triple-A Nashville of the Pacific Coast League on Thursday.


9/18/2014 | Two replays go Rangers' way during six-run rally

During a nightmare of a ninth inning for the A's at the Coliseum on Wednesday night, a pair of challenges both went the Rangers' way.


9/18/2014 | A's unravel after Samardzija's stellar effort

After Jeff Samardzija's eight shutout frames, Sean Doolittle allowed five runs in the ninth as the A's fell, 6-1, to the Rangers. In the process, the Angels clinched the AL West crown and the A's fell into a tie with the Royals for the AL Wild Card lead.


9/18/2014 | Plate umpire replaced after foul ball hits face mask

Wednesday night's game between the A's and Rangers was delayed for nearly 10 minutes between the fifth and sixth innings as Mark Ripperger replaced Kerwin Danley as the plate umpire.


9/17/2014 | A's look to bounce back against surging Rangers

The A's, who are tied with the Royals for the AL Wild Card lead, will try to avoid a three-game sweep by the visiting Rangers on Thursday afternoon. Sonny Gray takes the mound for Oakland opposite Texas right-hander Nick Martinez.


9/17/2014 | Pomeranz to step into Hammel's rotation spot

Left-hander Drew Pomeranz will start against the Phillies on Saturday in place of Jason Hammel, who will be leaving the A's on Thursday for the birth of his second child.


9/16/2014 | MLB announces Clemente Award nominees

Major League Baseball and Chevrolet announced on Tuesday the names of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, and fan voting will begin Wednesday, Roberto Clemente Day, to help decide who succeeds Carlos Beltran as the winner of the prestigious community honor handed out annually at the World Series.


9/15/2014 | Lester nets second career weekly honor

After winning twice last week to help keep the A's in line for the American League's top Wild Card spot, Jon Lester has been named the AL Player of the Week.


9/15/2014 | A's regain destiny, right on schedule

OK, there are two weeks left in the regular season, and there are 13 games remaining on the Athletics' schedule. And yes, the A's did put themselves in control of the American League Wild Card race with back-to-back wins against the Mariners on Saturday and Sunday. But manager Bob Melvin said he's not looking at what should be a promising schedule for the A's in the final two weeks of the regular season. His focus, he said, is on Tuesday night's game against the Rangers.


9/14/2014 | Lester is giving the A's exactly what they hoped for

The A's added Jon Lester at the July 31 Trade Deadline because he is a proven big-game pitcher, something that Oakland was missing. And he provided a perfect example of what he brings to the table in Sunday's 4-0 win in Seattle.


9/14/2014 | Kazmir continues A's pursuit of postseason

The Athletics will be playing a Rangers team that has the worst record in the Major Leagues -- but that doesn't mean they take them lightly when Scott Kazmir continues Oakland's pursuit of the postseason.


9/14/2014 | Lester helps A's pad Wild Card lead

Lefty Jon Lester navigated his way through consistent turbulence with ace-like savvy, and the A's gave him solo home runs from Sam Fuld and Brandon Moss to help put away the Mariners, 4-0, on Sunday and claim this pivotal three-game set at Safeco Field.


9/14/2014 | A's set rotation for stretch run

The A's have set their rotation for this week's three-game set against the Rangers, which opens at O.co Coliseum on Tuesday, lining up their starters through the remainder of the season and potentially beyond.


9/14/2014 | Vogt's injury continues to linger

Stephen Vogt has already missed more than a week's worth of games because of a sprained left ankle suffered Sept. 3, and A's manager Bob Melvin suggested Sunday he's not yet close to returning, though he didn't rule that happening on the homestand.


9/13/2014 | A's catcher Soto to sit out at least through Monday

Injured A's catcher Geovany Soto is expected to miss the remainder of the Mariners series and rest through Monday's off-day. Soto experienced back spasms in the third inning of Friday's loss and was feeling only slightly better Saturday following an uncomfortable, restless night. It's the first time in his career he's experienced back issues.


9/13/2014 | A's hoping hard-fought win can build momentum

No denying the baseball axiom about momentum being the next game's starting pitcher. The motion, however, has to get started before the momentum takes over. And the Oakland A's may well have found that starting point on Saturday night.


9/13/2014 | A's walk way to top AL Wild Card spot

In danger of letting go of their American League Wild Card spot Saturday, the A's not only survived a game started by Felix Hernandez but won it, courtesy of Jed Lowrie's bases-loaded walk against a wild Fernando Rodney in the 10th inning for a 3-2 victory at a roaring Safeco Field.


9/13/2014 | A's turn to Lester in final meeting with Mariners

Sunday will be the last chance for the A's to wedge any distance between themselves and the Mariners, who are breathing down their necks in the American League Wild Card chase. Jon Lester starts for Oakland opposite Seattle's Chris Young.


9/13/2014 | Mariners' challenge ends Athletics' rally threat

A safe call at second base was overturned in the Mariners-Athletics game Saturday night at Safeco Field after Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon challenged the on-field ruling.


9/13/2014 | Soto's exit with back spasms puts A's in a bind

Geovany Soto was the latest A's catcher limited by injury, exiting Friday's 4-2 loss to the Mariners in the third inning with back spasms. Derek Norris shifted in-game from the designated-hitter spot, which left Oakland without the use of a DH for the remainder of the night.


9/12/2014 | A's see Wild Card lead shrink in Seattle opener

The flailing A's are clinging to a half-game lead for the top American League Wild Card spot following another loss on Friday evening, this one a 4-2 decision to the Mariners in the opener of a crucial series at Safeco Field.


9/12/2014 | Felix, Gray square off with Wild Card lead at stake

The A' enter Saturday's game against the Mariners with a half-game advantage on both Seattle and Kansas City in the AL Wild Card race. And they couldn't have drawn much tougher of an assignment, as Cy Young candidate Felix Hernandez takes the hill. Oakland counters with 13-game winner Sonny Gray.




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