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4/22/2014 | Top young pitchers Perez, Gray set to square off

Two of the top young pitchers in baseball -- both currently undefeated -- will face off in a Wednesday matinee at the Coliseum when left-hander Martin Perez pitches for the Rangers against right-hander Sonny Gray for the Athletics.

4/22/2014 | A's Melvin wins replay challenge

A's manager Bob Melvin successfully challenged a ruling in the seventh inning of Monday night's contest against the Rangers.

4/21/2014 | Martinez returns to Rangers in spot start vs. A's

Rookie right-hander Nick Martinez returns to the Rangers rotation to make a spot start against the Athletics on Tuesday night. He will be opposed by left-hander Tommy Milone for the Athletics.

4/21/2014 | A's trying to clean up defense

The A's entered play on Monday in a three-way tie for the most errors in the Majors this year, their total of 20 only matched by the Dodgers and Nationals. On Sunday, Oakland committed two defensive miscues for the fourth straight game, and it marked the ninth consecutive contest where the team made an error in the field.

4/21/2014 | Injured Cespedes starts Texas series on bench

Slugging A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was on the bench to start Monday's series opener against the Rangers, a day after exiting early due to a bruised right heel. Left-handed hitting Brandon Moss made the start against Texas righty Yu Darvish in Cespedes' place, batting fifth.

4/21/2014 | A's claim Parrino off waivers from Rangers

The A's and Rangers have done a bit of poaching from each other in recent years on the waiver wire. In the latest move, Oakland claimed infielder Andy Parrino from the Rangers off waivers on Monday, sending him to Triple-A Sacramento and adding him to the 40-man roster.

4/21/2014 | A's get to Darvish early, but lead doesn't hold up

If Monday's season series opener was any indication, A's and Rangers fans should strap in for a closely contested American League West race in 2014. In a game that was tied up late, Donnie Murphy's eighth-inning RBI single against Sean Doolittle gave Texas a 4-3 comeback victory over Oakland.

4/20/2014 | Yoenis pulled with bruised right heel

A's left fielder Yoenis Cespedes left Sunday's 4-1 win against the Astros after just six innings because of a bruised right heel.

4/20/2014 | Donaldson's three RBIs back Chavez's gem

Behind Josh Donaldson's three hits and yet another solid outing from Jesse Chavez, the A's completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros on Sunday afternoon at the Coliseum.

4/20/2014 | Reddick gaining confidence as bat heats up

A's outfielder Josh Reddick had just four hits in his first 41 at-bats, but he has upped his batting average 102 points after going 6-for-9 with four RBIs in the first two games of the series against the Astros.

4/20/2014 | Gentry looks forward to facing former team

A's outfielder Craig Gentry will take on the Texas Rangers this week for the first time since he was traded to Oakland this past winter.

4/20/2014 | Fuld heads to Twins on waiver claim

Though the A's hoped to retain Sam Fuld, they knew their chances to do so were slim. On Sunday, the outfielder officially departed the organization after being claimed off waivers by an injury-depleted Twins club.

4/19/2014 | Count confrmed after review in A's-Astros game

Home-plate umpire Mike Winters lost track of the count during Jesus Guzman's at-bat in the top of the eighth inning of the game between the A's and Astros, leading to a crew-chief review on Saturday afternoon at Coliseum.

4/19/2014 | Crisp expected back in lineup for finale

In what is becoming a familiar scene, Coco Crisp was missing from the A's lineup on Saturday. Oakland has been without its regular leadoff hitter for much of the last two weeks, but manager Bob Melvin is hopeful Crisp is nearing everyday action again.

4/19/2014 | Lowrie still puzzled by Porter's tirade

A day after his strange encounter with a heated Bo Porter, Jed Lowrie remained puzzled by the Astros manager's animated reaction to a bunt.

4/19/2014 | Rehabbing O'Flaherty throws bullpen session

Rehabbing A's reliever Eric O'Flaherty made his first appearance at the Coliseum on Saturday, if only in the shadows. O'Flaherty, on the mend from Tommy John surgery, threw a 30 plus-pitch bullpen session in front of A's manager Bob Melvin, including a handful of breaking balls from a shorter distance.

4/19/2014 | Reddick's walk-off single caps rally in ninth

Down by a pair of runs entering the ninth, the A's scored three in the inning to complete the comeback and enjoy their second straight win over the Astros, a 4-3 walkoff victory capped by Josh Reddick's game-winning single.

4/19/2014 | Chavez seeks first victory as A's go for sweep

Brad Peacock, who pitched in four games out of the bullpen for the Astros to start the season, will make his first start of 2014 when they try to snap a six-game losing streak Sunday in the series finale against Jesse Chavez and the A's.

4/18/2014 | Lowrie, Porter exchange words in Oakland

Jed Lowrie was simply trying to bring in another run. Bo Porter didn't think the A's needed any more. That's why Houston's manager took offense to Lowrie's decision to bunt in his second at-bat of the first inning, with Oakland already leading, 7-0, of an eventual 11-3 A's win on Friday.

4/18/2014 | Crisp returns to lineup with rested hamstring

Coco Crisp, who had started just two of the A's last six games and none since Sunday, was back in the lineup for the A's three-game series opener against the visiting Astros on Friday.

4/18/2014 | A's content to close by committee

Oakland's closer situation is "status quo" until further notice, Bob Melvin said Friday. The A's manager will use a committee to end games, but will mostly stick with either lefty Sean Doolittle or right-hander Luke Gregerson in the ninth inning, depending on the matchup.

4/18/2014 | A's launch four homers in thrashing of Astros

The A's showed no mercy to their Friday night houseguests, scoring seven times off the Astros in the first inning, more than enough runs for Sonny Gray to play with in an 11-3 victory in the three-game series opener.

4/18/2014 | A's, Doolittle agree to five-year contract

The Athletics have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle on a new five-year contract for the 2014 through 2018 seasons. The deal includes club options for 2019 and 2020.

4/17/2014 | Melvin loses replay challenge on hit by pitch

A's manager Bob Melvin challenged plate umpire Tim Timmons' ruling that the Angels' Chris Iannetta was hit in the toe by a Tommy Milone pitch leading off the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday night. After a replay review, the umpires ruled that the play stands.

4/16/2014 | Johnson finding form since 'break' from closing

A's right-hander Jim Johnson is still on "a break" from closing, but the man who saved 101 games the past two seasons for the Orioles seems headed in the right direction again after picking up victories over the Angels in the first two games of the series at Angel Stadium.

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