Marcus Semien homered to back a strong outing by Oakland newcomer Aaron Brooks and the Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
Final: Athletics 5, Indians 1
Aaron Brooks went 7 1/3 innings in his first start with the Athletics, allowing 5 hits and 1 run to help Oakland end its 3-game slide. Box score
A’s aren’t going to chase this season
Oakland’s GM Billy Beane tends to be a realist. The A’s have a small shot at the postseason, but instead of chasing wacky dreams, the team received good value in the Scott Kazmir and Ben Zobrist trades. Trade deadline rankings (Insider)
Danny Salazar pitched eight innings of one-hit ball, Michael Bourn doubled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Friday night for their
Final: Indians 2, Athletics 1
Michael Bourn's ground-rule double in the 9th scored Lonnie Chisenhall and sent Cleveland to its 3rd win in a row. Box score
The Red Sox made only a minor move at the trade deadline, picking up reliever Ryan Cook as a potential reclamation project.
Teams such as the Blue Jays and Royals fulfilled their short- and long-term goals -- while others, such as the Padres, Red Sox and seemingly all of the NL Central, stood pat.
Carlos Carrasco threw a two-hitter, Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Thursday night.
Assessing Oakland's options to close
Edward Mujica has been named the new Athletics' closer, but keep an eye on Fernando Rodriguez, who may be next in line for Oakland. Fantasy: Closers in trouble (Insider)
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Pinch-hitter Kike Hernandez delivered the go-ahead, two-run double during the Dodgers' five-run seventh inning, and Los Angeles rallied from a three-run deficit for a wild 10-7 victory over the O
Puig, Dodgers outslug A's
Yasiel Puig celebrated his bobblehead night at Dodger Stadium with a homer and 3 RBIs, as Los Angeles scored 5 in the 7th and 2 in the 8th to rally past Oakland 10-7.
Dodgers re-take lead on A's
After Oakland scored 4 runs in the top of the 7th, L.A. responded with 5 of their own in the bottom of the inning, Enrique Hernandez's 2-run double plated the go-ahead run, and Yasiel Puig made it 8-6 with an RBI hit. Follow live
A's roar back against Dodgers
Oakland scored four runs in the top of the 7th on a pair of 2-run singles from Brett Lawrie and Eric Sogard to take a 6-3 lead. Follow live
Dodgers steal a run in the first
In a weird twist of fate, both the Dodgers and A's stole third in the first inning. But only Los Angeles made anything of the theft, as Andre Ethier's RBI single brought home Howie Kendrick. The Dodgers lead 1-0 after the 1st. Follow live
Kershaw gets night off vs. Athletics
With hip soreness flaring up, Clayton Kershaw's start will wait until Friday. Reinforcements are reportedly on the way via trade, but can Los Angeles snap a 3-game losing streak? Follow live
FiveThirtyEight's Neil Paine examines why Ben Zobrist makes for a fascinating case study in how the right player with the right metrics at the right time can be elevated to stardom.
Jesse Chavez trade unlikely for A's
Jerry Crasnick gets the sense the Athletics wouldn't deal the valuable right-hander. Oakland general manager Billy Beane told reporters he doesn't want to trade players under control next season. Chavez fits that mold. MLB rumors roundup
The Los Angeles Dodgers have scratched Clayton Kershaw from Wednesday's start against the Oakland Athletics with soreness in his right hip. He will be replaced by Mike Bolsinger.
Sonny Gray of the A's pitched a three-hit shutout to lower his AL-leading ERA to 2.16.
Jim Bowden has five trades that make sense for both sides, including ones involving such names as Ben Zobrist, Starlin Castro and Carlos Gomez.
The Royals badly needed an upgrade at second base and they got it by acquiring Ben Zobrist from the A's.
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Earned Run Average3.435th
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