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    A’s Sign Royals Star To Three Year Deal

    By Aaron Pero

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Billy Beane realized the interest in designated hitter and first baseman Billy Butler would be high, and wasted little time bringing him to the Oakland Athletics. The versatile Butler agreed to a $30 million, three-year contract with Full Article


    2 Ex-Oakland A’s Minor League Players Suspended for Drugs

    By Kelli Otis

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two minor league free agents who played in the Oakland Athletics' organization last season have been suspended after positive drug tests. The commissioner's office announced the penalties Tuesday. Outfielder Dayton Alexander was suspended 76 games without pay Full Article

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    Former Giants and A’s Manager Alvin Dark Dead at Age of 92

    By Brian Shields

    EASELEY, South Carolina (KRON) -- Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants fans are mourning the passing of former MLB player and manager Alvin Dark. Dark died at his South Carolina home Thursday at the age of 92. The shortstop spent Full Article

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    Billy Beane Defends Big A’s Trade

    By Aaron Pero

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Support his big moves or not, Billy Beane made one thing perfectly clear: The Oakland Athletics' season probably would have ended sooner without Jon Lester a part of it. Oakland had the man on the mound it Full Article

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    Royals Beat A’s 9-8 In 12 Inning AL Wild-Card Thriller

    By Mario Sevilla

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight. Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon Full Article

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    PHOTOS: Let’s Go Oakland as A’s Fans Show Their Team Pride

    By Brian Shields

    OAKLAND (KRON) -- As the Oakland A's prepare to take on the Kansas City Royals in the American League Wild Card game, A's fans here in the Bay Area are showing their team pride. Send us your A's photos to Full Article

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    BREAKING NEWS: A’s Clinch the Playoffs

    By Brian Shields

    ARLINGTON, Texas (KRON) -- The Oakland A's have clinched the a spot in the Major League Baseball post-season. Oakland defeated the Texas Rangers 4-0 to earn the second wild card spot. The A's will play the Kansas City Royals in Full Article

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    A’s Walk Past Mariners In 10 Innings

    By Aaron Pero

    SEATTLE (AP) — 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 Full Article

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    Astros Walk Past A’s

    By Aaron Pero

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A day after a dramatic comeback victory, the Oakland Athletics had quite the letdown. Ryan Cook walked three of his four batters, helping the Houston Astros score two runs in the ninth without a hit on their Full Article

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    A’s Fall Flat Swept By Angels

    By Aaron Pero

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout hit his career-high 31st homer and drove in three runs, Matt Shoemaker pitched seven shutout innings of five-hit ball, and the Los Angeles Angels completed a masterful four-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with an Full Article

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    A’s Sam Fuld Advising Makers of New Foul Ball App

    By Brian Shields

    The Chicago Cubs fan found the ideal seat at Wrigley Field almost by accident, sitting in the sunniest of spots along the left-field line and finding a friendly vendor to bring some nachos for his buddy. He even caught a Full Article

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    A’s Put Shortstop on Disabled List

    By Aaron Pero

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics placed shortstop Jed Lowrie on the 15-day disabled list after a 7-3 loss Thursday to the Kansas City Royals with a hairline fracture of his right index finger. Lowrie suffered the injury on Full Article

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    Twins Get To A’s Bullpen

    By Aaron Pero

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The other pitcher the Oakland Athletics acquired in the trade for Jeff Samardzija is starting to look like he can contribute during the stretch run after all. Jason Hammel's second straight superb start ended with the A's Full Article

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    Lester Wins In A’s Debut

    By Aaron Pero

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jon Lester won his Oakland debut while pitching into the seventh inning and Jonny Gomes got two hits during an eight-run burst in his return to the Athletics as they beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 Saturday. Full Article

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    ANOTHER A’s TRADE: Milone to Twins for Sam Fuld

    By Brian Shields

    OAKLAND (KRON) -- The Oakland A's are staying busy with hours to go before the trade deadline dealing pitcher Tommy Milone to Minnesota for outfielder Sam Fuld. Related Coverage A's SHOCKER: Cespedes Traded to Red Six for Lester and Gomes Full Article

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    GARY’S WORLD VIDEO: The Waking Up to the Big Trade Edition

    By Brian Shields

    SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) -- Good morning Gary Radnich, there's been a major shake-up in Bay Area sports while you slept. Related Coverage: Reports A' Trade Cespedes to Boston for Lester and Gomes A's Trade Tommy Milone to Twins for Sam Full Article