9/14/2014 | Lester helps A's pad Wild Card lead
Lefty Jon Lester navigated his way through consistent turbulence with ace-like savvy, and the A's gave him solo home runs from Sam Fuld and Brandon Moss to help put away the Mariners, 4-0, on Sunday and claim this pivotal three-game set at Safeco Field.
9/14/2014 | A's set rotation for stretch run
The A's have set their rotation for this week's three-game set against the Rangers, which opens at O.co Coliseum on Tuesday, lining up their starters through the remainder of the season and potentially beyond.
9/14/2014 | Vogt's injury continues to linger
Stephen Vogt has already missed more than a week's worth of games because of a sprained left ankle suffered Sept. 3, and A's manager Bob Melvin suggested Sunday he's not yet close to returning, though he didn't rule that happening on the homestand.
9/13/2014 | A's catcher Soto to sit out at least through Monday
Injured A's catcher Geovany Soto is expected to miss the remainder of the Mariners series and rest through Monday's off-day. Soto experienced back spasms in the third inning of Friday's loss and was feeling only slightly better Saturday following an uncomfortable, restless night. It's the first time in his career he's experienced back issues.
9/13/2014 | A's hoping hard-fought win can build momentum
No denying the baseball axiom about momentum being the next game's starting pitcher. The motion, however, has to get started before the momentum takes over. And the Oakland A's may well have found that starting point on Saturday night.
9/13/2014 | A's walk way to top AL Wild Card spot
In danger of letting go of their American League Wild Card spot Saturday, the A's not only survived a game started by Felix Hernandez but won it, courtesy of Jed Lowrie's bases-loaded walk against a wild Fernando Rodney in the 10th inning for a 3-2 victory at a roaring Safeco Field.
9/13/2014 | A's turn to Lester in final meeting with Mariners
Sunday will be the last chance for the A's to wedge any distance between themselves and the Mariners, who are breathing down their necks in the American League Wild Card chase. Jon Lester starts for Oakland opposite Seattle's Chris Young.
9/13/2014 | Mariners' challenge ends Athletics' rally threat
A safe call at second base was overturned in the Mariners-Athletics game Saturday night at Safeco Field after Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon challenged the on-field ruling.
9/13/2014 | Soto's exit with back spasms puts A's in a bind
Geovany Soto was the latest A's catcher limited by injury, exiting Friday's 4-2 loss to the Mariners in the third inning with back spasms. Derek Norris shifted in-game from the designated-hitter spot, which left Oakland without the use of a DH for the remainder of the night.
9/12/2014 | A's see Wild Card lead shrink in Seattle opener
The flailing A's are clinging to a half-game lead for the top American League Wild Card spot following another loss on Friday evening, this one a 4-2 decision to the Mariners in the opener of a crucial series at Safeco Field.
9/12/2014 | Felix, Gray square off with Wild Card lead at stake
The A' enter Saturday's game against the Mariners with a half-game advantage on both Seattle and Kansas City in the AL Wild Card race. And they couldn't have drawn much tougher of an assignment, as Cy Young candidate Felix Hernandez takes the hill. Oakland counters with 13-game winner Sonny Gray.
9/12/2014 | Doolittle's return from DL bolsters bullpen
The A's have been on the wrong end of several one-run games this month, all of them without closer Sean Doolittle. So his return to the bullpen Friday for the start of a crucial three-game series in Seattle provided relief in more ways than one.
9/11/2014 | A's blanked by Sale; Wild Card lead trimmed to one
The A's watched their Wild Card lead reduced to one game over the idle Tigers on Thursday with a 1-0 loss to dominant left-hander Chris Sale and the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Scott Kazmir allowed one run on four hits in a complete-game loss.
9/11/2014 | A's trying to overcome late-season injuries
A major wrench in the A's offensive struggles of late can be rooted in the deficit of their three-man catcher platoon: Derek Norris, John Jaso and Stephen Vogt.
9/11/2014 | White Sox, A's pause to remember 9/11 heroes
The White Sox and A's took time to reflect on the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as baseball and the world honored the legacy of those who died.
9/11/2014 | Runs expected to be at a premium for A's against Sale
The A's are struggling to hold their lead for the American League's top Wild Card and will have to face tough White Sox left-hander Chris Sale on Thursday in the four-game series finale at U.S. Cellular Field. Scott Kazmir will be on the hill for the A's
9/11/2014 | Robertson homers in Rockhounds' playoff loss
A's No. 1 prospect Daniel Robertson has quickly acclimated to Double-A pitching and hit his first Double-A home run Wednesday in Game 2 of the Texas League championship series.
9/10/2014 | A's continue to try to fill void left by Cespedes
It's time for the A's to put on their hitting shoes. Hopefully, Yoenis Cespedes didn't hide them in his equipment bag when he headed to Fenway Park.
9/10/2014 | Defense lets Samardzija, A's down in loss
Right-hander Jeff Samardzija blanked the White Sox on six hits over seven innings, but a pair of unearned runs in the eighth inning sent the American League Wild Card-leading A's down to a 2-1 defeat on Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
9/10/2014 | Replay confirms out call on Crisp's steal attempt
Oakland manager Bob Melvin unsuccessfully challenged an eighth-inning call Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
9/10/2014 | Mariners welcome A's for Wild Card showdown
AL West rivals Oakland and Seattle, two teams headed in opposite directions the past six weeks, meet Friday at Safeco Field to open a three-game series that suddenly looms large in the Wild Card race. Rookie left-hander James Paxton gets the nod in the series opener, squaring off with A's right-hander Jason Hammel.
9/10/2014 | Jaso, Gentry feeling effects of concussions
A's catcher John Jaso will return to Oakland and halt baseball activities for the time being in light of his meeting on Wednesday with a concussion specialist in Pittsburgh. Outfielder Craig Gentry is also sidelined after a collision on Tuesday night.
9/10/2014 | Athletics aim to fatten slim AL Wild Card lead
On Wednesday the A's play the third of four games against the White Sox in Chicago, with Jeff Samardzija squaring off against Chris Bassitt.
9/10/2014 | Donaldson reverses course with five-hit night
Josh Donaldson scored two runs and sent home four by virtue of a career-high five hits in the A's 11-2 win over the White Sox on Tuesday.
9/10/2014 | Lester does what Lester does best
Jon Lester, making his eighth start for Oakland, came to the rescue against the White Sox in an 11-2 victory on Tuesday night, allowing two runs on seven hits in eight innings and striking out eight.
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