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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.


9/10/2014 | Wolff optimistic about getting new ballpark

His team is sliding down the standings. His long-stalled efforts to secure a new stadium in the Bay Area continue to bear no visible fruit. But A's owner Lew Wolff remains hopeful on both fronts.


9/9/2014 | Lester, A's cruise to keep AL Wild Card lead

Jon Lester cruised through the White Sox lineup on Tuesday and led the A's to an 11-2 win to keep them atop the American League Wild Card race.


9/9/2014 | Gentry concussed after collision at first base

Craig Gentry left with a concussion in the top of the fifth inning of Tuesday's game against the White Sox after colliding with Carlos Sanchez at first base while trying to beat out a bunt.


9/9/2014 | Hamstring healed, Punto back with A's

Nick Punto was activated off the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday after missing more than five weeks with a strained right hamstring.


9/9/2014 | Ventura, Melvin swap successful challenges

The White Sox successfully challenged a play at first base on just the third at-bat of Tuesday night's game against the A's at U.S. Cellular Field, and Oakland had a successful challenge of its own in the eighth.




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