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Smith's shot puts Mariners in front

Seth Smith had been hitless in his past three games, but his two-run home run in the 6th inning ended that skid and gave the Mariners a 4-3 lead over the Athletics in Oakland. Follow live

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Grantland: Plate discipline sparks A's Vogt

Ben Lindbergh sees the Athletics' Stephen Vogt continuing a breakout season in part because of his sudden acceptance of taking a walk. MLB breakouts and breakdowns

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How the Cubs landed Addison Russell

This weekend last year, the Cubs got the prospect from the A's. Said Theo Epstein: "[Billy] Beane and I re-connected sometime in mid-June and he said he wouldn't do Russell for just [Jeff] Samardzija. He asked if there was a way to get Samardzija without Russell? We said no." Then what?

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Rogers: How the Cubs landed Addison Russell

As the anniversary of what could be one of the great trades in Cubs history nears, revisit the process leading up to the July 4, 2014 deal that brought Addison Russell to Chicago.

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Thursday's power rankings

Among Thursday's highlights: Jose Fernandez wins in his first start 13 months after Tommy John surgery, and Scott Kazmir stifles Seattle.

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Gray rejoins A's, but next start undetermined

Right-hander Sonny Gray rejoined the A's after being hospitalized for two days due to gastiritis, but his return to the rotation is still unknown, A's manager Bob Melvin said.

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Kazmir helps A's blank Mariners 4-0

Scott Kazmir pitched eight sparkling innings, Marcus Semien homered for the first time in nearly two months, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Thursday night.

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Three's company for AL All-Star starting pitcher

The Rays' Chris Archer, the Athletics' Sonny Gray and the White Sox's Chris Sale each received two first-place votes among the six ESPN MLB experts asked to choose a starting pitcher for the AL All-Star team. ESPN's AL All-Stars

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ESPN panel tabs Vogt as AL's top catcher

The Athletics' Stephen Vogt received the most first-place votes among catchers from a panel of six ESPN MLB experts asked to choose the AL's starting All-Stars. ESPN's AL All-Stars

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ESPN's American League All-Stars

Who deserves a spot on the American League's All-Star Game roster this year? Our experts make their picks for the Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati.

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Keith Law: Is Stephen Vogt an All-Star?

Stephen Vogt has played well this season, but Russell Martin is having a better year if you consider defensive value. Other AL catchers have longer track records, writes Keith Law. Some belong, others don't (Insider)

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Butler leads Hahn, Athletics past Rockies 4-1

Billy Butler hit his first triple in nearly three years and also singled, Jesse Hahn pitched six solid innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Wednesday.

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A's beat Rockies 4-1

Jesse Hahn earned his 6th win of the year after allowing just 1 run over 6 innings as the A's took the series over the Rockies. Billy Burns went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple in the win. Box score

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Jorge De La Rosa sharp in Rockies' win

The lefty struck out 4 over 7 scoreless innings and Colorado scratched out 2 runs in a 2-1 win over the A's. Despite the Rockies' struggles, De La Rosa improved his record to 5-3 on the season. Box score

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Bowden: A's could shop free agents

Among the teams that are likely to be sellers before the July 31 trade deadline are the Athletics. With the club's latest run of contention apparently halted, general manager Billy Beane can offer three quality free agents who would be attractive to contenders. 10 likely sellers (Insider)

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2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs3643rd
Batting Average.25810th
On Base Percentage.32210th
Slugging Percentage.39916th
Earned Run Average3.374th
Quality Starts495th
WHIP1.218th
BAA.2384th

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