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8/30/2014 | A's fall three games back, lose Crisp to injury

The A's endured a nightmarish Friday in Anaheim, dropping their second straight to the Angels, 4-0, to fall a season-high three games back of first place in the AL West. They also lost their center fielder, Coco Crisp, in the middle of it all to another neck injury.

8/30/2014 | Angels lose challenge on Sogard's bunt hit

A's shortstop Eric Sogard was ruled safe at first base in the seventh inning on Friday night and after the Angels challenged, replay officials ruled that the call stands.

8/30/2014 | Crisp exits after crash into wall on stellar effort

A's center fielder Coco Crisp exited Friday's game in Anaheim in the fifth inning after a tremendous effort to snag Chris Iannetta's two-run homer.

8/29/2014 | Shark looks to help A's bite into Angels' lead

Back-to-back wins in Anaheim have extended the Angels' AL West lead to three games with two still to play in this crucial series. On Saturday, Oakland will look to reverse the trend behind Jeff Samardzija in a matchup with Cory Rasmus, who will be making his first Major League start.

8/29/2014 | Trout, Donaldson rival leaders on the WAR path

A's third baseman Josh Donaldson is the highest-rated Wins Above Replacement position player in the Major Leagues, according to He is a half-tick higher than Angels center fielder Mike Trout, the two-time reigning American League WAR kingpin.

8/29/2014 | A's target Labor Day return from DL for Lowrie

Barring any setbacks in a two-game rehab stint with Triple-A Sacramento this weekend, A's shortstop Jed Lowrie is expected to be activated from the disabled list for Monday's home matinee with the Mariners.

8/29/2014 | A's will not protest Thursday's loss to Angels

The A's have decided against protesting Thursday's 4-3, 10-inning loss to the Angels after determining an obstruction call against them in the ninth inning was a judgment call and not a misapplication of the rules.

8/29/2014 | A's look to bounce back behind Lester

The A's and Angels will continue their dogfight for first place in the American League West on Friday when Jon Lester and Jered Weaver square off in Anaheim.

8/29/2014 | A's drop protest after wild ninth

Kick-started by an obstruction call and ended by a Mike Trout fielder's choice, the ninth inning during the Angels' 4-3, 10-inning win over Oakland had everything but a winner. The A's played the rest of the game under protest, but announced on Friday they had dropped the protest.

8/29/2014 | Athletics stumble out of gate against Angels

A hefty dose of drama clouded the A's 4-3, 10-inning loss to the Angels in the opener of a crucial four-game set in Anaheim, notably a controversial interference call in the ninth, leading manager Bob Melvin to issue a protest.

8/28/2014 | O'Flaherty is equipped to handle closer's role

Eric O'Flaherty's ability to have success against both righties and lefties is a big reason why the A's want him in the closer's role while All-Star Sean Doolittle recovers from a right intercostal strain.

8/28/2014 | A's recall Scribner to reinforce bullpen

The A's shored up their bullpen in time for Thursday's series opener at Angel Stadium by recalling right-hander Evan Scribner from Triple-A Sacramento.

8/28/2014 | A's flip-flop Kazmir and Samardzija

The A's will start Jeff Samardzija on Saturday and Scott Kazmir on Sunday to close out their four-game set in Anaheim, rather than the other way around as originally planned.

8/28/2014 | Two reviews benefit A's, go against Astros

A pair of key reviews in the ninth inning on Wednesday night, both of which went against the Astros, loomed large in their 5-4 loss to the A's.

8/28/2014 | A's rally late to keep AL West lead in sight

The A's 5-4 win over the Astros at Minute Maid Park wasn't their prettiest, but it kept them close to the Angels in the American League West.

8/27/2014 | A's-Halos series to shape how West is won

Down one game in the AL West, the A's visit Anaheim for a four-game set against the first-place Angels, and it'll be the last time the teams meet until the second-to-last series of the season, in Oakland. Sonny Gray and C.J. Wilson take the hill in the opener.

8/27/2014 | Freiman sent to Beloit for quick stint

In order to make room for Drew Pomeranz, Nate Freiman was sent to Class A Beloit. He was sent there rather than Triple-A Sacramento so that he can make a prompt return to the A's on Tuesday, the day after Beloit's season concludes. Sacramento, on the other hand, is likely destined for the playoffs.

8/26/2014 | Pomeranz prepared for pivotal start in Houston

Lefty Drew Pomeranz will return to the A's rotation for the first time since June 16 on Wednesday in a start against the Astros that could very well dictate where he pitches next.

8/26/2014 | Lowrie, Punto nearing rehab stints for A's

A's shortstop Jed Lowrie played catch on Tuesday for the first time since going on the DL with a fractured right index finger. Another rehabbing infielder, Nick Punto, is making equally significant improvement from a right hamstring strain.

8/26/2014 | A's top two prospects lead group heading to AFL

The A's top two prospects as ranked by, Daniel Robertson and Matt Olson, are among those who have been selected to participate in the Arizona Fall League.

8/26/2014 | Hammel solid, but A's fall from first on late HR

Jason Hammel turned in his best start in green and gold Tuesday, a seven-inning gem that was spoiled by one Luke Gregerson pitch in the eighth, launched high and far over the left-field wall by former A's slugger Chris Carter. The blast left the A's on the wrong end of a 4-2 stunner.

8/26/2014 | AFL announces preliminary rosters for 2014 season

The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and, for the second year in a row, the game's top prospect, Byron Buxton, is among myriad up-and-coming stars heading to the desert for some extra seasoning.

8/26/2014 | In heated race, A's tab Pomeranz vs. Astros

With a crucial series in Anaheim looming, the Athletics will recall Drew Pomeranz to start Wednesday against the Astros and Brad Peacock in the finale of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park.

8/25/2014 | Knee no bother in Donaldson's three-hit game

Josh Donaldson didn't play Sunday after undergoing an MRI on his left knee, but the results showed no structural damage, and he managed just fine in the A's 8-2 win in Houston on Monday, collecting three hits and three RBIs.

8/25/2014 | O'Flaherty could get call as A's interim closer

Injured A's closer Sean Doolittle's temporary replacement was not mentioned by name on Monday, but there's good reason to believe another lefty, Eric O'Flaherty, is the guy for the job.

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