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Why Oakland A's sent Nate Freiman to Single-A

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — First baseman Nate Freiman will spend the rest of the week at Class-A Beloit, then return to Oakland on Monday; A's had to make room on 25-man roster for Drew Pomeranz to start Wednesday's game at...
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A's lose 4-2 to Astros

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Chris Carter's three-run homer in the eighth inning leads the Houston Astros past the Oakland A's
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A's manager Bob Melvin being discreet with pitching plans

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey jhickey@bayareanewsgroup) — Oakland A's lefty Drew Pomeranz will start against Houston Astros on Wednesday; Melvin not saying if Pomeranz will remain in rotation following that start
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A's blow past Astros

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Oakland A's five-run ninth breaks open close game in 8-2 victory over Houston Astros
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Eric O'Flaherty appears slated for role as A's interim closer

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Eric O'Flaherty appears slated for Oakland A's closer's role with Sean Doolittle out for at least two weeks with an intercostal (right side) strain
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A's to recall Pomeranz to pitch Wednesday vs. Astros

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Oakland A's to recall Drew Pomeranz from Triple-A Sacramento to pitch final game of team's series with Houston Astros Wednesday, giving Sonny Gray, Jon Lester, Scott Kazmir and Jeff Samardzija...
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New A's catcher Geovany Soto joins team in Houston

Inside Bay Area (Bay Area News Group) — Oakland A's officially place John Jaso on disabled list with a concussion; it's the second time in the past year that a concussion has sidelined the A's catcher.
  • 2 days ago

Oakland A's-Houston Astros preview

Inside Bay Area (Bay Area News Group) — A's AT HOUSTONMonday: A's Jeff Samardzija (5-10, 3.27) vs. Astros' Scott Feldman (7-9, 4.37), 5:10 p.
  • 2 days ago

Angels beat A's, reclaim first place

Inside Bay Area (By Carl Steward <a href='mailto:csteward@b) — The Los Angeles Angels hit Oakland A's starter Scott Kazmir hard and rolled to a 9-4 win, salvaging the final game of the series and reclaiming first place in the American League West.
  • 2 days ago

Oakland A's place Sean Doolittle on disabled list

Inside Bay Area (By Carl Steward <a href='mailto:csteward@b) — A's closer Sean Doolittle has a strained mucle in his right side; Oakland manager Bob Melvin said he will name an interim closer
  • 2 days ago

A's running out of catchers, acquire Geovany Soto from Texas

Inside Bay Area (By Carl Steward <a href='mailto:csteward@b) — Oakland A's desperate for catching depth as Jaso goes on disabled list and Vogt still hampered by a sore foot that prevents him from catching
  • 2 days ago

A's beat Angels, tie for A.L. West lead

Inside Bay Area (By Carl Steward <a href='mailto:csteward@b) —
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Oakland releases vision for Coliseum City

Inside Bay Area (By Matthew Artz Oakland Tribune) — Proposal for to redevelop East Oakland and build a sports and entertainment center for the Raiders and A's envisions up to three sports venues and 10,000 new residents
  • 4 days ago
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A's beat Angels in opener of big series

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Sonny Gray pitched into the ninth inning to help the Oakland A's beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-3, cutting the Angels' A.L. West lead over Oakland to one game.
  • 4 days ago
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A's activate Craig Gentry for Angels series opener

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Oakland outfielder returns from disabled list in time for weekend series of American League West leaders; gives A's right-handed bat against Los Angeles left-handers Hector Santiago and C.J. Wilson
  • 4 days ago
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A's reinstate Craig Gentry from disabled list, option Dan Otero to Sacramento

Inside Bay Area (Bay Area News Group) — Oakland A's reinstate outfielder Craig Gentry from the 15-day disabled list, option right-handed pitcher Dan Otero to Triple-A Sacramento in advance of three game series with the Los Angeles Angels
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This weekend's pitching matchups between the Oakland A's and Los Angeles Angels

Inside Bay Area (Bay Area News Group) — A's VS. LOS ANGELESFriday: A's Sonny Gray (12-7, 2.99 ERA) vs. Angels' Hector Santiago (3-7, 3.46), 7:05 p.
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Oakland A's shocker: reliever Dan Otero sent to minors

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Right-hander Dan Otero sent to Triple-A Sacramento with 7-1 record and 2.28 ERA, probably to activate a position player for upcoming series against Angels.
  • 5 days ago
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A's lefty Jon Lester, formerly with Red Sox, knows all about hype

Inside Bay Area (By Carl Steward <a href='mailto:csteward@b) — Jon Lester, acquired by the A's from the Boston Red Sox last month, played in plenty of overhyped series against the New York Yankees, and he says players should tune out the noise and turn up...
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Samardzija struggles as A's lose 8-5 to New York Mets

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Jeff Samardzija loses his second consecutive start as Oakland A's, in tuneup for series with the Los Angeles Angels, lose 8-5 to New York Mets
  • 6 days ago
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Blog Articles

Chris Carter’s three-run homer in 8th sinks A’s

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Minute Maid Park Just as the A’s were feeling good about Jason Hammel’s best outing as a member of the team, the defense – terrific up to that point –...
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Jed Lowrie plays catch, other A’s pregame tidbits

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Minute Maid Park Jed Lowrie’s fractured right index finger has improved to the point where he can play catch; he might try to start hitting...
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Jeff Samardzija, Josh Donaldson lead 8-2 win over Astros

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Minute Maid Park Jeff Samardzija was coming off his worst start with the A’s. Josh Donaldson was coming off a weird knee injury that unnerved him a...
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Drew Pomeranz to start for A’s, O’Flaherty looks like closer

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Minute Maid Park Drew Pomeranz will come up Wednesday to start against the Astros as a sixth start, a possibility I’d first written about last...
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Josh Donaldson back in A’s lineup; Lowrie, Punto improve

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Minute Maid Park First: knees. Josh Donaldson’s is better, he said – he tweaked it in his last at-bat on Saturday and after that, it felt...
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Angels top injury-depleted A’s 9-4

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum Even with all their depth – and they have a lot of it – the A’s are getting tested by a severe rash of injuries, and at a particularly...
  • 2 days ago

A’s likely to DL Sean Doolittle, John Jaso

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum All-Star closer Sean Doolittle and catcher John Jaso are both likely to be headed to the DL, one today and one tomorrow. Doolittle is...
  • 2 days ago

A’s win 2-1, climb into first-place tie

SFGate.com (Ron Kroichick) — Brandon Moss didn’t start for the second consecutive game Saturday night. But he stepped to the plate as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning, with runners at first and third in a 1-1 game. He...
  • 3 days ago

A’s will lean to the right against Angels (again)

SFGate.com (Ron Kroichick) — A’s manager Bob Melvin joked that he arrived at the ballpark late today and, squeezed for time, figured he might as well use the same lineup he did Friday night. Don’t believe it for a...
  • 3 days ago

Gray guides A’s to 5-3 victory over Angels

SFGate.com (Ron Kroichick) — The A’s picked a fine time to snap out of their August funk. They took round one of their showdown series with the Angels on Friday night, riding the right arm of Sonny Gray. He pitched 8 1/3...
  • 4 days ago
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Gentry activated, batting second vs. Angels

SFGate.com (Ron Kroichick) — The A’s aren’t mashing the ball much these days. So maybe they’ll try to race past the Angels in this weekend’s American League West showdown at the Coliseum. Oakland...
  • 4 days ago
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A’s transactions list: Dan Otero optioned out

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser The A’s are off today and there hasn’t been any official announcement, but it appears from the team’s transaction page that reliever Dan...
  • 5 days ago
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Video: A’s players Jonny Gomes and Jon Lester take ALS Challenge

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum Gung-ho A’s outfielder Jonny Gomes does nothing by halves – he and Jon Lester took the Ice Bucket Challenge to promote ALS...
  • 6 days ago
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Jeff Samardzija shelled, A’s fall 8-5 to Mets

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum Oakland’s trades in July were supposed to shore up the A’s rotation for the stretch run, but that plan has yet to take full effect,...
  • 6 days ago
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Day off for A’s Josh Donaldson; back keeps Norris out

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum Josh Donaldson isn’t in the lineup today against the Mets – just getting some rest after playing every game of the road trip;...
  • 7 days ago
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Coco Crisp triples A’s way out of losing streak

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum Throughout the A’s five-game losing streak, and even before, a bigger bat than Yoenis Cespedes’ – at least as far as Oakland is concerned...
  • 7 days ago
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A’s to skip Jason Hammel, but he’s still in rotation

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum The A’s rotation this weekend for a key series with the Angels looks like this: Sonny Gray, Jon Lester, Scott Kazmir. As I had...
  • 7 days ago
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Braves’ homers sink Lester, A’s; Oakland goes 1-6 on trip

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Susan Slusser at Turner Field A truly dreadful road trip behind them, the A’s come back home this week with a date with the Angels looming. Only because of some help from ex-Oakland player...
  • 9 days ago
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Josh Reddick not in A’s lineup; Craig Gentry updated

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Turner Field Josh Reddick wasn’t going to start one of these games against a lefty at Atlanta (Brandon Moss sat out the last one) so he’s...
  • 9 days ago
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A’s lose for the sixth time in seven games

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Turner Field Sonny Gray doesn’t get many runs to work with, typically, and even when he got two on Saturday, he gave up four. The margin is slim for...
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