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4/17/2014 | Melvin loses replay challenge on hit by pitch

A's manager Bob Melvin challenged plate umpire Tim Timmons' ruling that the Angels' Chris Iannetta was hit in the toe by a Tommy Milone pitch leading off the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday night. After a replay review, the umpires ruled that the play stands.

4/16/2014 | Johnson finding form since 'break' from closing

A's right-hander Jim Johnson is still on "a break" from closing, but the man who saved 101 games the past two seasons for the Orioles seems headed in the right direction again after picking up victories over the Angels in the first two games of the series at Angel Stadium.

4/16/2014 | Gray looks to keep unbeaten start going vs. Astros

The last-place Astros must awaken their struggling bats to knock off Sonny Gray when Houston opens a three-game series Friday night at Coliseum against the first-place A's. Jarred Cosart starts for the visitors.

4/16/2014 | A's claim righty Walden off waivers from Blue Jays

The A's on Wednesday claimed right-hander Marcus Walden off waivers from the Blue Jays, then optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

4/16/2014 | Kazmir set for next start, Saturday vs. Astros

A's left-hander Scott Kazmir threw his normal bullpen session Wednesday afternoon at Angel Stadium. He pronounced himself "100 percent" for his next start, Saturday at home against the Houston Astros.

4/16/2014 | A's unable to complete sweep, fall in 12 to Halos

Chris Iannetta homered to center field off Drew Pomeranz with two outs in the 12th inning, giving the Angels a 5-4 victory over the A's at Angel Stadium on Wednesday night.

4/15/2014 | Hamstring better, but Crisp sits for second straight

Coco Crisp was not in the A's lineup Tuesday night for the second game in a row, but manager Bob Melvin said the center fielder's hamstring injury is improving.

4/15/2014 | A's hitting coach Davis reflects on Jackie's impact

A's hitting coach Chili Davis, reflecting on the annual Jackie Robinson Day celebration, said it's an occasion that fills him with pride. "I just look at the man's character," Davis said before Tuesday's game against the Angels, with both teams wearing No. 42 to honor Robinson at Angel Stadium. "That's what makes me proud.

4/15/2014 | Norris: Chavez's experiences key to current success

A's catcher Derek Norris, who's worked with Jesse Chavez as both a relief pitcher and a starter, said the right-hander's maturity is a key to his success in the latter role.

4/15/2014 | Today's MLB starting lineups: April 15

Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.

4/14/2014 | Gentry steps in for Crisp, who has tight hamstring

Craig Gentry started in center field Monday night for the A's in place of Coco Crisp, a switch that was planned Sunday after Crisp experienced left hamstring tightness in Seattle.

4/14/2014 | Melvin: Kazmir fitting in 'well' with A's

Manager Bob Melvin said Monday that the entire A's rotation will have its next start pushed back a day, thanks to Thursday's off-day. Left-hander Scott Kazmir, who pitched six shutout innings Sunday in Seattle in his latest gem for Oakland, would probably benefit most, since he left that start early because of triceps tightness.

4/14/2014 | Straily, Richards to square off on Robinson Day

The Angels, losers of 14 of their last 20 against the A's at Angel Stadium after Monday's 3-2 loss, will send their best starter of the young season in hopes of evening the series on Tuesday night. Garrett Richards, who has given up just one earned run in the 12 innings that have spanned his first two starts, will go up against fellow 25-year-old right-hander Dan Straily.

4/14/2014 | Jaso's pinch-hit homer rallies A's past Angels

Despite the presence of Albert Pujols, Jesse Chavez had a fine Monday night at Angel Stadium. The A's starter didn't get credit for the 3-2 victory over the Angels, one that turned around on John Jaso's two-run, pinch-hit home run with one out in the ninth off Angels closer Ernesto Frieri.

4/13/2014 | Keeping it simple, A's just keep winning, baby

The Oakland A's may not have the glitz of their AL West rivals in Texas and Anaheim and even Seattle with its offseason splurge on Robinson Cano, but they have what it takes to find a way to win.

4/13/2014 | Chavez, Santiago seek first wins in AL West clash

A's starter Jesse Chavez and Angels left-hander Hector Santiago are crucial to their teams' rebuilt rotations early in 2014. And when the American League West rivals meet Monday night at 7:05 p.m. PT at Angel Stadium to start a three-game series, both will be pitching for their first wins of the season.

4/13/2014 | Late homers lift A's after Kazmir's six scoreless

After Scott Kazmir threw six scoreless innings, Yoenis Cespedes' two-run homer helped ensure the A's of a 3-0 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field on Sunday afternoon.

4/13/2014 | Lowrie out of lineup for first time this season

Jed Lowrie on Sunday was given his first rest of the year. The shortstop entered the day as the only Athletic to have played the field in each of the club's first 11 games.

4/13/2014 | Callaspo's pace at plate keeps him in lineup

Alberto Callaspo started for a sixth straight game Sunday, a nod to the versatile switch-hitter's continued production. He played in just two of the club's first six games of the season.

4/13/2014 | Adjusting to transfer rule is work in progress

Twice on Saturday, Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley failed to make the transfer from glove to hand after catching a fly ball, allowing the hitter to be safe. Except twice an A's baserunner was called out because of so much confusion on the play.

4/13/2014 | With a healthy Coco, A's offense looking Crisp again

Coco Crisp was back at the top of the Oakland lineup on Saturday night, doing what he's expected to do. And doing it well. "It all starts with him," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "He's a very important guy with us."

4/12/2014 | Gray rides early lead, racks up K's in Seattle

A's right-hander Sonny Gray tossed seven gritty innings of one-run ball, tying his career high with nine strikeouts in a 3-1 victory over the Mariners on Saturday night.

4/12/2014 | Norris has Johnson mix up offerings in solid outing

A different inning resulted in different results for Jim Johnson on Friday night, and A's catcher Derek Norris says it was the result of a different approach.

4/12/2014 | A's designate Fuld to make room for Gentry

In welcoming back one of the game's most versatile outfielders, the A's had to let go of another. Craig Gentry was activated from the disabled list Saturday, forcing the A's to designate Sam Fuld for assignment, giving them 10 days to either release, trade or pass him through waivers.

4/12/2014 | Crisp back atop A's lineup from wrist soreness

The A's saw the return of their leadoff hitter Saturday, with Coco Crisp back in the lineup for the middle matchup of a three-game set in Seattle.

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