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9/20/2014 | Vogt named A's Catfish Hunter Award winner

Stephen Vogt has been named the recipient of the 2014 Jim "Catfish" Hunter Award, which annually honors an A's player whose competitive and inspirational spirit best reflects that of the late Hall of Fame pitcher.

9/20/2014 | Banged-up Reddick returns to A's lineup

Josh Reddick returned to the A's lineup on Saturday after missing two consecutive games while nursing injuries sustained Wednesday.

9/20/2014 | A's, Kazmir eye Wild Card gains in finale vs. Phillies

The A's late-season woes continued on Saturday vs. the Phillies, setting up a rubber match on Sunday afternoon. Lefty Scott Kazmir will face righty A.J. Burnett as the A's cling to a Wild Card spot.

9/20/2014 | A's can't gain in Wild Card with shutout loss

Desperately needing to carry over every bit of momentum gained Friday by a Jon Lester-fueled win, the A's instead left it to dry in a 3-0 loss to the Phillies at the Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.

9/20/2014 | Pomeranz gets spot start as A's make Wild Card run

Drew Pomeranz gets the nod for the A's on Saturday as they make their push for a Wild Card spot, marking his 10th start with them this year and first since Aug. 27 in Houston. Jerome Williams will take the mound for Philadelphia on the heels of his best outing of the year.

9/19/2014 | Lester pushes A's back on top of Wild Card standings

The A's are back on top again, at least in the American League Wild Card standings, and they have Jon Lester to thank. The lefty twirled seven innings of one-run ball, lifting the A's out of the loss column with a 3-1 series-opening victory over the Phillies in front of a sellout crowd at the Coliseum on Friday evening to give them a half-game lead on the Royals with nine to play.

9/19/2014 | Reddick remains out with neck issue

Josh Reddick remained out of the A's lineup on Friday because of a neck issue that continues to hamper his ability to swing pain-free. Sam Fuld started in right field in his place.

9/19/2014 | Vogt back to spark A's lineup despite nagging injuries

A lackluster A's lineup, in need of a spark to combat this woeful stretch, could perhaps get just that from Stephen Vogt, who made his return to the field Friday for the opener of a three-game set with the visiting Phillies.

9/18/2014 | Reddick recovering from minor injuries after fall at first

A's right fielder Josh Reddick is dealing with injuries to his left ankle and the right side of his neck after taking a tumble at first base on an infield single on Wednesday. Stephen Vogt is also dealing with an injury and John Jaso may not return this season.

9/18/2014 | A's welcome Phillies to open crucial Interleague series

With the A's in place to earn a Wild Card berth, the Phillies, who sit in last place in the National League East, enter Coliseum on Friday to begin a three-game Interleague set.

9/18/2014 | Loss to Rangers drops A's to second Wild Card spot

The A's couldn't turn it around in Thursday's series finale at Coliseum, losing, 7-2, and enduring a three-game sweep at the hands of last-place Texas. They handed the Royals a half-game lead for the top American League Wild Card spot.

9/18/2014 | A's switch Triple-A affiliation to Nashville

The A's are headed to the capital of country music, announcing a four-year player-development deal with Triple-A Nashville of the Pacific Coast League on Thursday.

9/18/2014 | Two replays go Rangers' way during six-run rally

During a nightmare of a ninth inning for the A's at the Coliseum on Wednesday night, a pair of challenges both went the Rangers' way.

9/18/2014 | A's unravel after Samardzija's stellar effort

After Jeff Samardzija's eight shutout frames, Sean Doolittle allowed five runs in the ninth as the A's fell, 6-1, to the Rangers. In the process, the Angels clinched the AL West crown and the A's fell into a tie with the Royals for the AL Wild Card lead.

9/18/2014 | Plate umpire replaced after foul ball hits face mask

Wednesday night's game between the A's and Rangers was delayed for nearly 10 minutes between the fifth and sixth innings as Mark Ripperger replaced Kerwin Danley as the plate umpire.

9/17/2014 | A's look to bounce back against surging Rangers

The A's, who are tied with the Royals for the AL Wild Card lead, will try to avoid a three-game sweep by the visiting Rangers on Thursday afternoon. Sonny Gray takes the mound for Oakland opposite Texas right-hander Nick Martinez.

9/17/2014 | Pomeranz to step into Hammel's rotation spot

Left-hander Drew Pomeranz will start against the Phillies on Saturday in place of Jason Hammel, who will be leaving the A's on Thursday for the birth of his second child.

9/16/2014 | MLB announces Clemente Award nominees

Major League Baseball and Chevrolet announced on Tuesday the names of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, and fan voting will begin Wednesday, Roberto Clemente Day, to help decide who succeeds Carlos Beltran as the winner of the prestigious community honor handed out annually at the World Series.

9/15/2014 | Lester nets second career weekly honor

After winning twice last week to help keep the A's in line for the American League's top Wild Card spot, Jon Lester has been named the AL Player of the Week.

9/15/2014 | A's regain destiny, right on schedule

OK, there are two weeks left in the regular season, and there are 13 games remaining on the Athletics' schedule. And yes, the A's did put themselves in control of the American League Wild Card race with back-to-back wins against the Mariners on Saturday and Sunday. But manager Bob Melvin said he's not looking at what should be a promising schedule for the A's in the final two weeks of the regular season. His focus, he said, is on Tuesday night's game against the Rangers.

9/14/2014 | Lester is giving the A's exactly what they hoped for

The A's added Jon Lester at the July 31 Trade Deadline because he is a proven big-game pitcher, something that Oakland was missing. And he provided a perfect example of what he brings to the table in Sunday's 4-0 win in Seattle.

9/14/2014 | Kazmir continues A's pursuit of postseason

The Athletics will be playing a Rangers team that has the worst record in the Major Leagues -- but that doesn't mean they take them lightly when Scott Kazmir continues Oakland's pursuit of the postseason.

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 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.

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