Yankees answer A's in first inning

Josh Reddick put the A's on the board first with an RBI single, but Brian McCann's and Garrett Jones' RBI singles off Sonny Gray put the Yanks up 2-1 after 1 in the Bronx. Follow live

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Grantland: The 10 second-half storylines that intrigue us the most

It feels like just yesterday that we were embarrassing ourselves by predicting that the Red Sox and Marlins would play for the World Series while the Royals and Angels would flop. Instead of facing further public mortification by updating those predictions, we're focusing on a risk-free metric: intrigue. Specifically, the second-half story lines that intrigue our baseball enthusiasts the most. Enjoy.

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Power Rankings: A's No. 24

Scott Kazmir has allowed only one home run in over 35 dominant innings on the mound, but there's no run support coming from the Oakland offense. MLB Power Rankings

Vogt, Kazmir could be named All-Stars

Stephen Vogt deserves a spot on the AL All-Star roster. If Vogt doesn't make it, Scott Kazmir would be a solid choice to represent the Athletics. David Schoenfield

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Four Royals on ASG team, but Blue Jay tops all

The Kansas City Royals lead all teams with four All-Star starters, while Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals are top vote-getters.


Mariners hold on to split series

Seattle RF Seth Smith's 2-RBI single was enough to secure the 2-1 win over the A's to split the 4-game series in Oakland. M's LHP Mike Montgomery gave up 1 run through 5 2/3 IP and Fernando Rodney earned the save. Box score

Sam Fuld goes deep to give A's lead

The A's RF hit his first home run of the season -- a solo shot to right -- to put his team up 1-0 entering the 4th inning vs. Seattle. Follow live


Athletics edge out Mariners

Ben Zobrist drove in both of Oakland's runs but it was enough to beat the Mariners as Kendall Graveman and the A's bullpen held Seattle off the board. Box score


Mariners hit 4 HRs in 9-5 win over A's

Nelson Cruz, Seth Smith, Brad Miller and Logan Morrison all hit two-run homers and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 9-5 Friday night for their third win in four games.


Final: Mariners 9, Athletics 5

The Mariners combined to hit four home runs, including a team-leading 21st from Nelson Cruz, to beat the A's in Oakland. It's Seattle's third win in its last four games. Box score

Mariners put up a five-spot

A five-run 8th inning turned a 4-3 nailbiter into a 9-3 lead for the Mariners, who are looking to improve to .500 on the road heading to the bottom of the 8th in Oakland. Follow live


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.


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

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2607th
On Base Percentage.32211th
Slugging Percentage.39715th
Earned Run Average3.376th
Quality Starts507th


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