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8/18/2014 | Cespedes reflects on deal sending him to Red Sox

Yoenis Cespedes has made a fast friend in David Ortiz. The slugging pair is cozied up to the batting cage on a recent evening at Fenway Park, where Cespedes will celebrate his first home run at his new address just hours later -- a screaming shot over the Green Monster.


8/18/2014 | A's, Tigers seeing what major moves cost

The A's and Tigers, it seemed, were destined to win their divisions and destined to ride their elite rotations to the best records in the league and another October showdown after the clubs made major trades before the non-waiver Trade Deadline.


8/17/2014 | A's turn to Kazmir to get back into win column

Oakland will try to forget its nightmarish road trip when it opens a critical five-game homestand with the Mets on Tuesday, kicking off a brief two-game series at O.co Coliseum. Scott Kazmir gets the start for the A's, while Dillon Gee will take the hill for New York.


8/17/2014 | Gentry cleared to begin rehab assignment

Outfielder Craig Gentry (fractured right hand) is set to begin a rehab assignment after experiencing no issues while taking batting practice in Sacramento on Saturday.


8/17/2014 | A's staying upbeat despite recent stretch

Following Oakland's loss to Atlanta on Saturday night -- the club's fourth straight defeat and its sixth in seven games -- Athletics manager Bob Melvin simply said, "We haven't really been through a tough stretch all year."


8/17/2014 | Lester takes first A's loss as Braves complete sweep

Not even another solid performance by the newly acquired Jon Lester could lift the A's from the doldrums as their season-worst losing streak reached five with a 4-3 loss to the Braves on Sunday night at Turner Field.


8/16/2014 | Chavez prepared to help A's in any role

In his first real opportunity as a regular member of a starting rotation, Jesse Chavez gave the A's the best work of his career. He compiled a 3.44 ERA in 21 turns in the rotation, notching eight victories and 11 quality starts.


8/16/2014 | Injured A's trio continues to make progress

Jed Lowrie took some grounders at Turner Field on Friday in an effort to stay in baseball shape after going on the disabled list, but he took precaution not to put any pressure on his fractured right index finger.


8/16/2014 | Expectations nothing new for talented A's squad

The outside perspective on the Oakland Athletics has changed. But how much have the A's actually changed? Not that long ago, the A's were North America's best-bet underdogs. Other teams got the preseason publicity. The Oakland club simply won two straight AL West titles.


8/16/2014 | Southpaw showdown set between Lester, Minor

Jon Lester, who is undefeated since joining the A's, will try to propel Oakland back into sole possession of first place when he squares off against Mike Minor and the Braves on Sunday night.


8/16/2014 | Gray off his game as A's fall into first-place tie

Sonny Gray suffered his fourth straight loss and so did the A's, as the starter set and the team matched a season-worst skid in a 4-3 loss to the Braves on Saturday night in front of 40,760 fans at Turner Field. With the Angels beating the Rangers, the A's are now locked in a tie with Los Angeles atop the AL West.


8/15/2014 | Call overturned after Braves challenge vs. A's

The Atlanta Braves used video review to overturn a safe call on a pickoff play and short-circuit an Oakland A's rally in the first inning Friday night.


8/15/2014 | O'Flaherty thrilled to see old Braves teammates

Craig Kimbrel, Eric O'Flaherty and Jonny Venters gave the Braves one of the most feared bullpen trios in baseball from 2011-12. "O'Ventbrel" compiled a 1.64 ERA in 413 combined appearances in two full seasons as teammates.


8/15/2014 | Gray, Teheran set to square off in marquee matchup

Young stud right-handers Sonny Gray and Julio Teheran will square off at Turner Field on Saturday for the middle of three games between the A's and Braves.


8/15/2014 | Hammel falters as Braves power past A's

Jason Hammel's struggles since joining the A's continued as he gave up three home runs in a 7-2 loss to the Braves on Friday night at Turner Field.


8/15/2014 | Lowrie goes on DL as expected, Parrino recalled

The Athletics placed infielder Jed Lowrie on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Thursday, with a fractured right index finger and recalled infielder Andy Parrino from Triple-A Sacramento on Friday.


8/14/2014 | A's lose replay challenge in seventh vs. Royals

A's manager Bob Melvin unsuccessfully challenged a safe call on a pickoff attempt in the bottom of the seventh inning of Thursday's game in Kansas City.


8/14/2014 | Manfred to succeed Selig as next Commissioner

Rob Manfred was elected in a 30-0 vote Thursday to succeed Commissioner Bud Selig in January, becoming the 10th person to hold the industry's highest office.


8/14/2014 | A's allow five runs in seventh to drop finale vs. KC

A hot-and-cold A's offense weren't able to get it going against the Royals, who came from behind with five runs in the seventh to hand the A's a 7-3 loss in the series finale on Thursday.


8/14/2014 | Lowrie to go on DL to rest fractured finger

The A's will push through the rest of August without shortstop Jed Lowrie, who is headed to the disabled list with a hairline fracture in his right index finger.


8/14/2014 | Unfamiliar foes Braves, A's square off in series opener

When the Braves take on the A's at Turner Field on Friday night, there isn't going to be a whole lot of familiarity, given it's an Interleague matchup between teams who also play in different Spring Training leagues.


8/13/2014 | Gentry making great strides with rehab

Just two weeks have passed since he suffered a broken right hand, and A's outfielder Craig Gentry has already made significant strides in his rehab by hitting soft toss and batting off a tee.


8/13/2014 | Shields, Royals shoot for series win against A's

In a prime pitching matchup, James Shields and the Royals go for a series win over Jeff Samardzija and the A's on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium.


8/13/2014 | A's bats can't back Kazmir's solid start in KC

Scott Kazmir gave up an early two-run homer in seven solid innings, and the A's bats were stymied in a 3-0 loss to the Royals on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.


8/12/2014 | Lowrie dealing with fractured right index finger

An MRI on Tuesday revealed a hairline fracture at the tip of Jed Lowrie's right index finger, but the A's shortstop plans to play through the injury, as dictated by the level of pain on a day-to-day basis.




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