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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.

4/12/2014 | Volatile bullpen situation old hat for A's

Just eight games into the season, A's manager Bob Melvin moved Jim Johnson out of the closer's role. Since Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley's nine-season run as the team's annual leader in saves, general manager Billy Beane and Co. have never been shy about making late-inning changes.

4/12/2014 | Comeback arms match up for finale in Seattle

A's left-hander Scott Kazmir and Mariners righty Chris Young square off Sunday when the American League West rivals conclude their three-game series at Safeco Field.

4/11/2014 | Melvin to sit Reddick until after Felix's turn

Josh Reddick is in need of a dose of confidence, and Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is not exactly the right prescription for a quick fix. That is why manager Bob Melvin benched his struggling outfielder Friday for a second straight game.

4/11/2014 | Crisp out of lineup but likely closer to return

Coco Crisp wasn't in the A's starting lineup for a fourth straight game in Seattle on Friday, but he still managed to find his way onto the field as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning of a 6-4 loss to the Mariners.

4/11/2014 | Gentry likely to debut in Game 2 vs. Mariners

With Craig Gentry still waiting to make his A's debut at the start of Friday's series opener in Seattle, manager Bob Melvin said there was a "good chance" Gentry would enter the roster Saturday.

4/11/2014 | Melvin to look at matchups in choosing closer

A day after he took Jim Johnson out of the closer's role, A's manager Bob Melvin expanded on his decision to rely on a committee in the ninth inning, essentially saying matchups would dictate who closes.

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