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Oakland A's rally past Houston Astros, win 7-4

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Oakland A's use a six-run ninth inning to beat Houston Astros.
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Coco Crisp avoids DL; Cespedes doesn't want to play center

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Oakland A's slugger Yoenis Cespedes tells Josh Reddick that he isn't 'very fond of playing center field anymore; Reddick will play center for now is a platoon with Billy Burns.
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Josh Reddick to play center field for A's Tuesday

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — With Coco Crisp hurting, Craig Gentry on disabled list, Josh Reddick will play center field Tuesday vs. Astros
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Could A's deal Tommy Milone, get Jon Lester from Boston Red Sox in return?

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Oakland A's busy shopping as trade deadline approaches; they have talked to Boston Red Sox about Lester, and second base and center field also high on list.
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A's Chavez pounded in loss to Astros

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Oakland Athletics give up four home runs in losing 7-3 to the Houston Astros.
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Sandy Alderson: 'No recollection' of PED suspicions talk with Tony La Russa

Inside Bay Area (Bay Area News Group) — Former Oakland A's GM Sandy Alderson tells New York Daily News he can't recall any conversation in which then-manager Tony La Russa brought forth suspicions of players' steroid use
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A's place outfielder Graig Gentry on disabled list

Inside Bay Area (Bay Area News Group) — Craig Gentry has a broken right hand; Oakland A's not saying how much time their fourth outfielder is expected to miss
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Troy Tulowitzki, Sean Doolittle have names misspelled on giveaways

Inside Bay Area (Bay Area News Group) — Colorado Rockies catch flack for misspelling Troy Tulowitzki's name on giveaway jerseys, while Stockton Ports mess up Sean Doolittle's name on bobbleheads.
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Scott Kazmir, Oakland A's persevere in Texas heat, roll over Rangers

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Scott Kazmir records his 12th win of the season with five gritty innings against the Texas Rangers.
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Oakland A's-Houston Astros pitching matchups

Inside Bay Area (Bay Area News Group) — A's AT HOUSTONMonday: A's Jesse Chavez (8-6, 3.14 ERA) vs. Astros' Brett Oberholtzer (2-7, 4.32), 5:10 p.
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Emotional Frank Thomas speech a Hall of Fame highlight

Inside Bay Area (By Daniel Brown <a href='mailto:dbrown@mer) — Frank Thomas is emotional during Baseball Hall of Fame speech, and makes nod to Oakland A's years
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A's Coco Crisp needs more rest for sore neck

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Oakland A's need to give Coco Crisp more days off as neck remains troublesome
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A's activate Alberto Callaspo from disabled list

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Oakland A's activate infielder Alberto Callaspo, send first baseman Nate Freiman to Triple-A Sacramento
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Tony La Russa thankful in Hall of Fame speech

Inside Bay Area (By Daniel Brown <a href='mailto:dbrown@mer) — Tony La Russa accepts Baseball Hall of Fame induction, thanks A's stars like Rickey Henderson, Dennis Eckersley for his success
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Tony La Russa's glory days recalled by former A's stars

Inside Bay Area (By Daniel Brown <a href='mailto:dbrown@mer) — Mark McGwire, Dennis Eckersley, Dave Parker share stories of Oakland A's heyday under Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa
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Tony La Russa: I voiced 'suspicions' about A's players to Sandy Alderson

Inside Bay Area (Bay Area News Group) — Tony La Russa tells New York Daily News he was met with indifference when he raised suspicions about possible steroid use to Oakland A's higher-ups, including Sandy Alderson
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Tony La Russa set for Hall of Fame induction

Inside Bay Area (By Daniel Brown <a href='mailto:dbrown@mer) — Former Oakland A's, Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa will share Hall of Fame induction spotlight with fellow managers Bobby Cox and Joe Torre and three players: Tom...
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Reliever Ryan Cook is rounding into form for Oakland A's

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Oakland A's bullpen remains strong despite Jim Johnson's struggles.
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Baseball Hall of Fame stiffens election eligibility for players

Inside Bay Area (Associated Press) — Hall of Fame reduces the number of years players can be on ballot from 15 to 10 years.
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A's to check out Cuban outfielder

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Outfielder Rusney Castillo, a recent Cuban defector, will hold a workout Saturday in Miami.
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Blog Articles

More from the latest A’s comeback win

SFGate.com (John Shea) — Jeff Samardzija knows that a 4-1 A’s deficit isn’t quite like a 4-1 Cubs deficit. “I’m glad he got to see that,” Bob Melvin said of Samardzija, who watched the final inning of Oakland’s 7-4...
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A’s rally for six in the ninth to beat Astros 7-4

SFGate.com (John Shea) — HOUSTON – The A’s tried out a new center fielder Tuesday, and the kid was flawless in the field. But Josh Reddick’s big contributions came offensively with a home run and ninth-inning double that...
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A’s in market for outfielders

SFGate.com (John Shea) — Many folks on the A’s weren’t thrilled when the team let go of Sam Fuld early in the season, and wouldn’t he be a good fit right about now? The A’s soon will announce the findings of...
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Q&A with Billy Burns after major-league debut with A’s

SFGate.com (John Shea) — Here’s Billy Burns’ postgame interview conducted by beat writers after his big-league debut – he flied out as a ninth-inning pinch hitter in a 7-3 loss to the Astros: Reaction to...
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A’s surrender four homers in 7-3 loss to Astros

SFGate.com (John Shea) — HOUSTON – The A’s brought in a new guy Monday who specializes in little ball. For one day, it did them no good. Can’t defend yourself with pebbles when you’re getting pulverized by boulders. The...
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Craig Gentry breaks hand — A’s call up Billy Burns

SFGate.com (John Shea) — Craig Gentry was so unconcerned about getting drilled on the right hand during Sunday’s game that he kept playing and figured  it would be nothing more than a bruise. At the most, he said, he...
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A’s turn it up without Coco Crisp — beat Rangers 9-3

SFGate.com (John Shea) — ARLINGTON, Texas – The roaring A’s are without their lead roarer. While the team will head for Houston after Sunday night’s 9-3 victory over the Rangers, Coco Crisp, the man widely credited over...
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A’s update: Coco Crisp out, Alberto Callaspo back

SFGate.com (John Shea) — Coco Crisp’s neck injury hasn’t gone away, and the A’s don’t know when he can return to full health. “Rest is the best thing for it, but there are times he feels really good and it’s not an...
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Ex-A’s manager Tony La Russa, slugger Frank Thomas inducted

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, NY Tony La Russa, who took the A’s to consecutive American League pennants from 1989-90 and...
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Four homers in six-batter stretch — A’s muscle up to beat Rangers 5-1

SFGate.com (John Shea) — ARLINGTON, Texas – For a game and a half, the A’s overlooked one important factor about playing here. It’s a hitters’ ballpark. The A’s were flat in their 4-1 loss in Friday night’s opener and...
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Frick award winner Eric Nadel supports Bill King’s case

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Cooperstown, NY Rangers radio broadcaster Eric Nadel, winner of the Frick award presented to baseball broadcasters, told me after a news conference...
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It’s hot in Texas, but A’s aren’t — they lose 4-1 to Rangers

SFGate.com (John Shea) — ARLINGTON, Texas – The A’s came to Texas to beat up on some inferior competition. On the agenda: the two worst teams in the American League West, a combined 45 games behind the first-place A’s. So...
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Bob Melvin on trade deadline and A’s second-base situation: ‘I don’t necessarily think we have to do something there’

SFGate.com (John Shea) — Not surprisingly, Bob Melvin backed his collection of guys at second base, a troubled spot for the A’s as the trade deadline approaches. Melvin noted Eric Sogard has picked it up (4-for-11, two...
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A’s Cruise Past Houston, 13-1

SFGate.com (Bruce Jenkins) — It looked like a 9-iron. A beautiful shot in golf, perhaps not so promising on the baseball field. But we’re talking about Brandon Moss’ power here. What looked like a popup, then a...
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A’s release Jim Johnson, call up Evan Scribner

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser At last, the Jim Johnson … experiment? thing?…is over. The A’s released the one-time All-Star this morning, following his latest...
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A’s survive another Johnson debacle to beat Astros 9-7

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum Oakland had a laugher over the Astros pretty much wrapped up on Wednesday when Jim Johnson entered the game with a seven-run lead. In what...
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Callaspo to return soon; no more ‘Careless Whisper’

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum Alberto Callaspo could head out on a rehab assignment in the next day or two and return to Oakland on Sunday, the first day he’s...
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Astros edge A’s 3-2 in 12th inning on Hoes’ homer

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum Once upon a time, the Astros were the ugly duckling of the AL West – and before that, the NL Central. Now, Houston is starting to become a...
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Bob Melvin on Tommy Milone’s trade request, Josh Reddick plans

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum A’s manager Bob Melvin was asked about Tommy Milone’s trade request and he said he spoke to the left-hander briefly yesterday....
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Tommy Milone wouldn’t be adverse to trade from A’s

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser Tommy Milone was sent down last year, and then again this month – this time, despite being 6-0 with an ERA of 2.62 over his past 11 starts for...
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