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8/30/2016 | Semien happy to be back in A's leadoff spot

With Coco Crisp reportedly being traded to the Indians, shortstop Marcus Semien got the nod as the A's leadoff hitter in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Astros for the seventh time this season and the sixth in the past month. He went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and an RBI groundout, plating Oakland's run.

8/30/2016 | A's mum on reported Crisp trade, but laud vet

A's left fielder Coco Crisp has reportedly been traded to the Indians, the team he began his Major League career with in 2002. "I'll probably have more on that [Wednesday]," A's manager Bob Melvin said after Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Astros. "I'm not going to comment on that tonight."

8/30/2016 | Vets Fiers, Detwiler meet in Astros-A's finale

In Wednesday's series finale between the Astros and A's at Minute Maid Park, lefty Ross Detwiler takes the mound for Oakland, while right-hander Mike Fiers makes his 13th home start for Houston.

8/30/2016 | Astros stifle A's, keep pace in Wild Card race

The Astros kept pace in the American League Wild Card race Tuesday night by getting six scoreless innings from starter Collin McHugh and homers by Colby Rasmus and Evan Gattis to beat the A's, 3-1, at Minute Maid Park.

8/29/2016 | A's Manaea day to day with upper back strain

As if the Athletics needed another injury to their already hobbled rotation, A's rookie left-hander Sean Manaea left Monday's 6-0 loss against the Astros with an upper back strain. He is day to day.

8/29/2016 | Astros chase Wild Card vs. injury-riddled A's

As the Astros try to gain ground in the tight American League Wild Card race, right-handers Collin McHugh and Kendall Graveman take the mound when Houston faces Oakland in the second game of a three-game series Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

8/29/2016 | Astros blank A's, 2 back of 2nd AL Wild Card

Jose Altuve's 22nd homer of the season in the sixth inning and a two-run, bases-loaded single by Alex Bregman in the seventh helped propel the Astros to their eighth win in 10 games, 6-0, over the A's in Monday night's series opener at Minute Maid Park.

8/29/2016 | Butler back from DL; A's option Alcantara

After landing on the 7-day concussion disabled list following a clubhouse incident with Danny Valencia, Billy Butler was reinstated by the A's on Monday, but the designated hitter wasn't in the starting lineup in a 6-0 loss to the Astros.

8/29/2016 | Yanks' Sanchez, Giants' Slater repeat on Prospect Team of the Week's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.

8/28/2016 | Torres, Sheffield among top prospect performers Sunday

Yankees No. 2 prospect Gleyber Torres and No. 7 prospect Justus Sheffield were among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Sunday.

8/28/2016 | Battery of Triggs, Vogt provides jolt for A's

The only consistency for the A's this season has been inconsistent play and health, making for a mostly disappointing period that's been relieved every so often by a surge of good vibes like those that radiated in St. Louis this weekend.

8/28/2016 | Davis' 34th HR spurs A's to series win over Cards

The Cardinals finished Interleague play with a thud on Sunday, watching as the A's blasted a pair of early home runs and held on for a 7-4 victory that earned starter Andrew Triggs the first win of his big league career. For the Cardinals, the loss allowed the Pirates to creep to within a half-game of their hold on the National League's second Wild Card spot.

8/28/2016 | Cotton among pitchers likely to get promoted

The A's, overcome by injuries to their pitching staff this season, are likely to prioritize arms when rosters expand next week. Oakland may not seek immediate help when it opens a lengthy homestand on Friday, beginning with a three-game series against the Red Sox, but by early next week, a new wave of pitchers could be on their way -- notably right-hander Jharel Cotton.

8/28/2016 | Rookies to duel as A's, Astros open set in Houston

The A's and Astros will converge in Houston for a three-game series beginning Monday at Minute Paid Park, marking their fifth meeting this year. Houston leads the season series, 7-6.

8/28/2016 | Groome, Gonsalves among top prospect performers Saturday

It hasn't taken Jason Groome long to reward the Red Sox for rolling the dice on him with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2016 Draft.

8/27/2016 | Neal delivers as a starter in A's win

Zach Neal, whose numbers this season have far and away been better as a reliever than as a starter, was terrific this go-around, allowing one earned run over six innings.

8/27/2016 | A's break through in 8th to top Cardinals

The A's scored twice in the eighth inning, pushing past the Cardinals for a one-run win on Saturday. Pitcher Zach Neal allowed one earned run in six innings and Brett Eibner's sac fly in the eighth gave the A's the lead for good. Randal Grichuk had a home run for the Cardinals, and top prospect Alex Reyes allowed one run in 4 2/3 innings.

8/27/2016 | Phegley hospitalized with synovitis in knee

A's catcher Josh Phegley is resting comfortably in a Bay Area hospital after receiving treatment for synovitis in his right knee.

8/27/2016 | Triggs, Garcia square off in series finale

Andrew Triggs, who tossed six scoreless innings the last time out against the Indians, faces the Cardinals in the series finale Sunday. St. Louis will counter with Jaime Garcia, who will look for his fourth victory this month.

8/26/2016 | Rookie Healy finding his footing with A's

Even on a night when most A's bats slowed, Ryon Healy's continued to roll. Healy picked up a fourth-inning single in Friday's 3-1 series-opening loss to the host Cardinals, extending his career-best hitting streak to 12 games.

8/26/2016 | Gyorko's HR helps Weaver win first game

Rookie Luke Weaver allowed one run over six innings Friday to pick up his first Major League victory. Jedd Gyorko slugged a two-run home run off A's starter Ross Detwiler, who allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings. Yonder Alonso had two hits for Oakland, including a home run.

8/26/2016 | Phegley suffers setback with right knee

A's catcher Josh Phegley has suffered a setback with his surgically-repaired right knee, precluding him from beginning a scheduled Minor League rehab assignment Saturday.

8/26/2016 | Reyes faces Neal, A's in first big league start

Zach Neal, who has allowed nine runs in his last two starts, faces the Cardinals on Saturday at Busch Stadium. He'll be opposed by rookie Alex Reyes, the Cardinals top prospect, who gets his first big league start in place of Mike Leake, who has shingles.

8/26/2016 | Brinson among top prospect performers Thursday

Brewers No. 2 prospect Lewis Brinson was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Thursday.

8/25/2016 | Pipeline preview: Allard seeks fifth straight quality start for Rome

Braves No. 4 prospect Kolby Allard starts for Class A Rome against Augusta at 7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.

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