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Jon Lester could not find his command. Sam Fuld and Brandon Moss hit solo home runs, Lester combined with three relievers on a seven-hitter and Oakland beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0. Oakland won consecutive games for the first time in three weeks and, more importantly, stretched its edge for a playoff spot. The A’s now hold a 1 1/2-game advantage over Kansas City and a 2 1/2-game lead over the Mariners.

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Post info: By TheSmallBallWay on September 14th, 2014
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With his team mired in a tough stretch, Oakland manager Bob Melvin was worried about missed opportunities – especially when a pitch in the dirt with the bases loaded in the 10th inning didn’t scoot far enough to get a runner home. ”So now you’re thinking, ‘My god, how many things can go wrong for us?”’ It went right for the A’s in the end, as Jed Lowrie drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 10th to force in the tiebreaking run and lift the Athletics to a 3-2 victory Saturday night. The Athletics had lost three in a row and five out of six, but this win kept Oakland a half-game ahead of Kansas City for the American League’s first wild card. The Mariners dropped a game behind the Royals for the league’s second wild card.

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Before beginning the most important home series of the season, Seattle coach Lloyd McClendon had a brief message. The playoffs for the Mariners start now. If you do that you have a good chance to get it done.” Clearly McClendon’s team paid attention and now Seattle is just a half-game behind in the AL wild-card chase after beating Oakland 4-2 on Friday night. Robinson Cano, Kendrys Morales and Logan Morrison all homered as Seattle took another chunk out of Oakland’s wild-card lead that was double digits in early August.

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SEATTLE (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have activated closer Sean Doolittle from the 15-day disabled list ahead of a key three-game series against Seattle.

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Post info: By TheSmallBallWay on September 12th, 2014
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It was one thing when the people of St. Louis gave Bob Costas an opportunity to throw a second first pitch after he bungled the first one. He’s Bob Costas, respected baseball commentator. Getting a first-pitch do-over isn’t ideal, but if you’re going to shrug it off for anyone, Costas is a good candidate. Now the first-pitch mulligan has happened again and it’s troubling. Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah threw out the first pitch before the Chicago White Sox’s game Thursday against the Oakland Athletics. His first pitch wasn’t impressive, but it wasn’t horrible either. But Noah asked for another chance. And he got it!

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It’s been nearly two months since the Chicago White Sox won three in a row. Those victories were against the Minnesota Twins, who come to Chicago looking to prevent the White Sox from matching that win streak Friday night. Chicago (66-80) won the first three matchups in a four-game series at Minnesota in late July, then went on to lose 26 of 39 before taking the final two of a four-game set with visiting Oakland this week. The White Sox won three of four against the Athletics, including 1-0 on Thursday behind Chris Sale’s eight-inning performance.

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Post info: By TheSmallBallWay on September 11th, 2014
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Everything was going just fine for the Oakland Athletics. ”The circus came to town,” Josh Donaldson said. Avisail Garcia drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat the struggling Athletics 2-1 on Wednesday night. Oakland was in line for the win after Jeff Samardzija threw seven scoreless innings, and Adam Dunn singled in a run against his former team.

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