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7/30/2014 | Gray hopes new month brings same results vs. KC

After going 5-0 with a 1.03 ERA in July, Oakland's Sonny Gray begins August with a matchup vs. Jeremy Guthrie and the Royals on Friday at O.co Coliseum.


7/30/2014 | Hammel roughed up, A's can't recover in Houston

A's starter Jason Hammel suffered his fourth loss in as many starts in green and gold, barely getting out of a six-run first inning and allowing eight runs overall in an ugly 8-1 finale with the Astros at Minute Maid Park.


7/30/2014 | Burns makes first career start as Crisp rests neck

Speedster Billy Burns made his first big league start Wednesday, batting leadoff and playing center field for the A's series finale in Houston. That's the same role Coco Crisp plays when in the lineup, but he's back home battling ongoing neck issues, and manager Bob Melvin had no qualms about putting the kid at the top of the order.


7/29/2014 | A's lose challenge as base-stealer ruled safe

Oakland manager Bob Melvin lost a replay challenge in the fifth inning that led to Houston scoring two runs on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.


7/29/2014 | Keuchel looks to build on solid start in series finale

Dallas Kuechel looks to build on a solid start his last time out when he takes on the A's on Wednesday. Jason Hammel goes for his first victory with Oakland in his fourth start.


7/29/2014 | Crisp remains out of lineup with neck injury

Coco Crisp, recovering from a strained neck, missed his third straight game on Tuesday. But there has been no decision yet about placing Crisp on the disabled list.


7/29/2014 | Injuries to outfielders puts Reddick on center stage

With Coco Crisp nursing an injury, and Craig Gentry on the disabled list, Josh Reddick made his first start in center field this season on Tuesday against the Astros. Reddick's previous 57 starts came in right field.


7/29/2014 | A's rally for six in ninth inning for victory

The A's scored six times in the ninth inning for a dramatic, come-from behind 7-4 win, evening their series with the Astros at Minute Maid Park. The A's scored off three different pitchers in the ninth.


7/29/2014 | Samardzija eyes another gem against Astros

Jeff Samardzija and Scott Feldman, who squared off in a 13-1 A's rout in Oakland on Thursday, will meet again on Tuesday in Houston, where the Astros will seek a second straight win over the division leaders.


7/29/2014 | Burns' memorable day ends with big league debut

Twenty-four-year-old outfielder Billy Burns got the call of a lifetime on Monday, the A's summoned the prospect to fill in for Craig Gentry, who went on the disabled list. A few hours and a few hundred miles later, Burns made his big league debut in Houston.


7/28/2014 | Chavez gets hit hard in loss to Astros

Stephen Vogt homered, but Jesse Chavez gave up three to the Astros, who added a fourth homer off Dan Otero en route to handing the A's their third consecutive series-opening loss on Monday night at Minute Maid Park.


7/28/2014 | Gentry lands on DL with broken hand

A's outfielder Craig Gentry woke up Monday morning in Houston expecting to be held out of the lineup for just a day with a bruised right hand. Hours later, he was undergoing an MRI exam that revealed a fracture, forcing him to the disabled list.


7/27/2014 | Athletics scorch Rangers on hot night in Texas

The A's shook off sweltering 100-degree temps and got most of their work done early Sunday evening in a five-run second inning that fueled their 9-3 series-clinching victory over the Rangers.


7/27/2014 | After early splash, A's may stand pat at Deadline

The A's celebrated the Trade Deadline rather early this season, making their big move on the Fourth of July with the acquisition of Cubs hurlers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. General manager Billy Beane made it clear at that point that, though there was nothing imminent, his pre-Deadline work wasn't over -- and it still isn't.


7/27/2014 | Prospects reshuffle in Athletics' updated Top 20 list

With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, MLBPipeline.com has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.


7/27/2014 | Astros' Oberholtzer eyes encore vs. A's, Chavez

After struggling in his first seven starts, Brett Oberholtzer was sent down to Triple-A. In his last six starts -- which have come while vacillating between Houston and Oklahoma City -- he's 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA. Oberholtzer tossed seven strong innings vs. the A's on Tuesday, and Astros manager Bo Porter opted to keep the young lefty in his rotation. On Monday, Oberholtzer will get another crack at Oakland, which will go with Jesse Chavez, who flirted with a no-no vs. Houston on Wednesday.


7/27/2014 | With Callaspo off DL, Freiman sent to Triple-A

The A's activated Alberto Callaspo from the disabled list in time for Sunday's series finale in Texas, a move that prompted them to option Nate Freiman to Triple-A Sacramento.


7/27/2014 | Crisp returning to Bay Area to have neck examined

The A's sent Coco Crisp back to the Bay Area on Sunday evening for further evaluation of his sore neck. Crisp has been dealing with the issue for much of the season and was out of the lineup on Sunday for the second time in three days.


7/27/2014 | Parental love common thread among Hall inductees

For almost all of us, it starts the same way. Mom or dad give us a bat and a ball, maybe even a glove. They send us out to play and they keep an eye on us to see what happens. You never ever know. That's the best thing about baseball, whether the players are the best in the world or the kids on your block.


7/27/2014 | La Russa: Support system key to Hall of Fame career

Speaking without looking at his notes on Sunday in Cooperstown, Tony La Russa made it clear during his 17-minute Hall of Fame induction speech that his unease at taking credit for all those accomplishments is rooted in a deep conviction that he benefited from an uncommonly good support system.


7/27/2014 | Big Hurt thankful for many as he enters Hall of Fame

Frank Thomas did promise during Saturday's interview session that his Hall of Fame induction speech was all about thanks. But why did the "Big Hurt" feel the need to point out so many on Sunday in Cooperstown? The idea that no man is an island emerges as the most precise answer.


7/27/2014 | Class of 2014 takes its place among game's legends

The big day finally arrived on Sunday for a memorable Hall of Fame Class of 2014 -- 300-game winners Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, slugger Frank Thomas and managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa. The Big Six were inducted during the annual ceremony held on a stage behind the Clark Sports Center before a crowd of approximately 48,000.


7/26/2014 | Rangers' Mikolas takes momentum into start vs. A's

Miles Mikolas starts for Texas on Sunday night in the rubber match of a three-game series against the A's, coming off an outing in which he allowed two runs in 7 2/3 innings at Yankee Stadium. All-Star Scott Kazmir gets the ball for the A's.


7/26/2014 | A's turn on power, wake up bats in Texas

Just in time to make a winner out of Sonny Gray, the A's found their old bag of tricks in the sixth inning Saturday night and counted off four homers in a span of six batters for a 5-1 victory over the Rangers at Globe Life Park.


7/26/2014 | La Russa admits to nerves for today's Hall induction

Through 33 seasons, managing over 5,000 games with three different teams, Tony La Russa always seemed to be in control of his emotions. On the day before his induction into the Hall of Fame, he admitted on Saturday that he's more than a little nervous.




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