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9/25/2016 | A's slow Rangers' home-field pursuit with rout

Athletics rookie right-hander Jharel Cotton continued the terrific start to his Major League career and the Rangers were the latest team to be impressed. Cotton sent the Rangers back into a tie with the Red Sox for the best record in the American League by pitching the Athletics to a 7-1 victory on Sunday afternoon at the Coliseum.


9/25/2016 | Neal, Alonso mourn their friend Fernandez

A's pitcher Zach Neal vividly recalls watching Minor League teammate Jose Fernandez and telling his dad of the young phenom, still just 19 years old at the time, "This guy is the real deal." Neal marveled at him; then, and especially now, speaking in the past tense in the A's clubhouse Sunday morning following the shocking news of Fernandez's death.


9/25/2016 | Weaver, Manaea face off in series opener

Jered Weaver gets the start as the Angels open a series on Monday against the A's. Weaver is 4-1 in his last six starts. Sean Manaea gets the nod for Oakland. He hasn't allowed an earned run in September.


9/24/2016 | Alcantara's consistency, command improving

About three weeks after appearing like he may not even last a full inning, Raul Alcantara pitched six solid frames, the longest outing of his career, in Oakland's 5-0 loss to the Rangers Saturday.


9/24/2016 | A's hoping Gray returns before season's end

A's right-hander Sonny Gray faced hitters Saturday, taking the next step in what he hopes will be his return to the mound before the season concludes.


9/24/2016 | Rangers continue quest for home-field advantage vs. A's

Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis is looking to regain his rhythm as Texas pursues home-field advantage throughout the postseason.


9/24/2016 | Q&A: Howe reflects on his 7 trips to the postseason

Art Howe spent 33 years as a player, scout, coach and manager in the Major Leagues, and was able to take part in the postseason seven times. He reflects on those experiences in this week's Q&A.


9/24/2016 | Yu leads newly crowned champs against A's

The Rangers clinched the American League West crown on Friday night, but they'll continue their push for the AL's best record when they resume their three-game series against the A's at the Coliseum on Saturday.


9/24/2016 | Hamels, Beltre help Rangers punch their ticket

The Rangers, after avoiding a perfect game being thrown against them by A's starter Kendall Graveman, have wrapped up their fourth American League West title in seven years.


9/24/2016 | Graveman validates excitement with no-no bid

The contingent of young arms inside the A's clubhouse has sparked a lot optimism about the starting rotation's future lately. Kendall Graveman displayed why he has the potential to be an anchor of that unit Friday night, flawlessly cruising through the first six innings while not surrendering a single hit.


9/23/2016 | Arismendy done for season with sprained thumb

A's infielder Arismendy Alcantara has been ruled out for the rest of the season because of a sprained thumb.


9/22/2016 | A's Inbox: Could Reddick return next year?

Could Josh Reddick or Rich Hill return to Oakland next year? Will Danny Valencia be with the team in 2017? Jane Lee answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.


9/21/2016 | Statcast tracks Astros' quick work on final out

As they try to rally for a spot in the postseason, the Astros need players to rise to the occasion in big moments. As Statcast™ helps demonstrate, that's exactly what reliever Luke Gregerson and catcher Jason Castro did to finish off Wednesday's 6-5 win at Oakland.


9/21/2016 | Rangers face Oakland with West crown in sight

With a possible clinch of the American League West on the line, the Rangers will turn to their ace, Cole Hamels, to help bring home the title when they open a three-game series against the A's on Friday night at the Coliseum. Kendall Graveman will take the mound for the A's to open the series, which will be the final one played between the two teams this season.


9/21/2016 | Gattis' 2 jacks, wild finish fuel Astros' sweep

The Astros were hoping to take advantage of a more favorable schedule down the stretch in their push for the playoffs. So far, so good.


9/21/2016 | Davis improving from illness, remains out

A's outfielder Khris Davis, sent home Tuesday night with a stomach ailment, remained out of the lineup for Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Astros.


9/21/2016 | Manaea, Cotton display bright future with A's

Left-hander Sean Manaea, like right-hander Jharel Cotton the night before, gave the Athletics an exciting glimpse of the future.


9/20/2016 | Astros win in 10, continue Wild Card ascent

The Astros are surging just at the right time. In a game in which Jose Altuve collected his 200th hit, the Astros moved to within two games of the Orioles for the second spot in the American League Wild Card race.


9/20/2016 | A's play Astros under protest after overturned call

The A's played Tuesday's game against the Astros under protest after manager Bob Melvin appeared to express disagreement with the placement of a runner following a replay review in the third inning.


9/20/2016 | Davis scratched from A's lineup with illness

Outfielder Khris Davis, one shy of 100 RBIs, was a late scratch from Tuesday night's game against the Astros because of a stomach ailment.


9/20/2016 | McHugh rides September surge into A's finale

Collin McHugh, set to start Wednesday's series finale in Oakland, could be the key for the Astros reaching the postseason this year. The righthander has owned the month of September since coming to Houston.


9/20/2016 | Maxwell shines with max effort, first homer

Bruce Maxwell chews gum the way he plays baseball: at full speed and aggressively.


9/19/2016 | Astros rally past A's to boost Wild Card push

The Astros were in desperate need of a hero in the late innings Monday night, and Marwin Gonzalez answered the call.


9/19/2016 | Astros turn to Musgrove vs. A's in Wild Card drive

At the end of play on May 23, the Athletics had a better record than the Astros by 2 1/2 games. Since then, they have gone their separate ways.


9/19/2016 | Gray progressing, hopes to pitch this season

Righthander Sonny Gray still hopes to pitch again this season and he may not be that far off.




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