Hahn quiets Rox as A's take rubber game

Hahn quiets Rox as A's take rubber game

OAKLAND -- The A's clinched a series win over the Rockies with a 4-1 victory in Wednesday's matinee finale at the Coliseum.

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Gray recovering from bout of gastroenteritis

Gray recovering from bout of gastroenteritis

OAKLAND -- Sonny Gray has a severe case of bacterial gastroenteritis, and will likely be released from the hospital Wednesday night or Thursday morning barring any setbacks.

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Umps shift duties after Hallion struck by foul

Umps shift duties after Hallion struck by foul

OAKLAND -- Crew chief Tom Hallion exited Wednesday's game between the A's and Rockies at the Coliseum in the first inning after taking a pitch to his face mask.

Umpire Alfonso Marquez, who began the game at first base, moved behind the plate in Hallion's place following a lengthy delay. Second-base umpire Dan Bellino moved to first, while Ryan Blakney maintained his post at third as part of the truncated crew.

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A's, Mariners set for AL West clash in Oakland

A's, Mariners set for AL West clash in Oakland

The Mariners and A's meet will begin a four-game series at the Coliseum on Thursday, with Roenis Elias and Scott Kazmir squaring off in the opener. Seattle leads the season series 5-1, including a three-game sweep at Safeco Field in May.

Kazmir is 2-2 with a 2.31 ERA over his last six starts, but he lost his last start in a seven-inning, three-run performance against the Royals. The veteran left-hander is 4-5 with a 2.79 ERA on the season.

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Bassitt solid in spot start, but offense sputters

Bassitt solid in spot start, but offense sputters

OAKLAND -- Left-hander Jorge De La Rosa tossed seven scoreless innings against the A's, leading the Rockies to a 2-1 victory at the Coliseum on Tuesday night and evening the three-game series.

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Bassitt fills in admirably on short notice

Righty throws five innings of one-run ball after being called up

Bassitt fills in admirably on short notice

OAKLAND -- Chris Bassitt found out at 1 a.m. he was starting for the A's on Tuesday. He woke up at 5:30 a.m. after minimal sleep, caught a 7:30 a.m. flight and arrived in Oakland around 1:30 p.m. By 7:05, the right-hander was on the mound pitching for the A's on three days' rest.

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There is nothing Josh Phegley cannot catch

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There is nothing Josh Phegley cannot catch

A's starter Chris Bassitt let a curveball slip out of his hand during Tuesday's game against the Rockies and it sailed behind Troy Tulowitzki. It could've looked much more embarrassing, but luckily, Josh Phegley was there to somehow make the catch.

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First-round pick Martin spends day with A's

Infielder is victim of practical joke on day he agrees to terms with club

First-round pick Martin spends day with A's

OAKLAND -- When first-round Draft pick Richie Martin arrived at the A's clubhouse Tuesday decked in a suit and tie and sporting an A's hat, he was met with an unpleasant surprise.

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Graveman talks math and baseball with kids

A's starter happily takes part in STEM on-field clinic

Graveman talks math and baseball with kids

OAKLAND -- A's starter Kendall Graveman was more than happy to sign autographs, take pictures and strike up conversation with kids at Tuesday's on-field clinic at the Coliseum hosted by the Athletics and Chevron.

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Confidence key to Graveman's ace-like starts

Confidence key to Graveman's ace-like starts

OAKLAND -- Kendall Graveman is pitching like an ace in the back of the A's rotation. No longer lacking in confidence, the right-hander is thriving on it and ensuring his teammates a quality start every fifth day.

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Graveman, homers help A's cruise past Rox

Graveman, homers help A's cruise past Rox

OAKLAND -- The A's got home runs from Josh Reddick, Ike Davis and Billy Butler, powering their way to a 7-1 win against the Rockies in Monday's series opener at the Coliseum to snap a three-game losing streak.

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Butler: A's offense can be 'dangerous'

Butler: A's offense can be 'dangerous'

OAKLAND -- While the A's have experienced their share of close losses this season, they've made a recent habit of following up a tough defeat with a win highlighted by offensive fireworks.

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Vogt needs late ballot push in ASG voting

Vogt needs late ballot push in ASG voting

OAKLAND -- The final All-Star Game ballot update was released Monday, and A's catcher Stephen Vogt and outfielder Josh Reddick, despite being among the leading vote-getters at their positions, remain in need of millions of votes to ensure a trip to the Midsummer Classic.

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Venditte pleased with latest throwing session

Venditte pleased with latest throwing session

OAKLAND -- A's switch-pitcher Pat Venditte threw with both arms Monday for the first time since going on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder June 12.

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Muncy's error looms large in A's tough loss

Third baseman throws away ball on play at the plate in big third inning

Muncy's error looms large in A's tough loss

OAKLAND -- Just three days removed from a season-high five-game winning streak, the A's were in position to salvage a game from those pesky Royals and avoid a three-game sweep in front of a home crowd on Sunday afternoon. Instead, they committed a critical error and lost, 5-3, despite outhitting Kansas City.

"One of the toughest things about it is that we were getting a lot of momentum there," Max Muncy said. "We were playing really good ball lately and this happens, and it's against a team we have a little bit of history with."

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A's unable to hold early lead in finale vs. KC

A's unable to hold early lead in finale vs. KC

OAKLAND -- Salvador Perez homered, and the Royals took advantage of a crucial A's error in a three-run sixth inning to secure a sweep-clinching 5-3 victory at the Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.

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Missteps cost Kazmir, A's despite stellar start

Missteps cost Kazmir, A's despite stellar start

OAKLAND -- Against a team like the Royals, A's starter Scott Kazmir knows he doesn't have much room for error.

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A's tripped up by Royals in game of small ball

A's tripped up by Royals in game of small ball

OAKLAND -- Right-hander Chris Young threw six strong innings and Kendrys Morales delivered a two-run go-ahead single in the sixth inning, and the Royals held off the A's, 3-2, on Saturday afternoon.

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Fuld finds spark filling in at leadoff spot for A's

Fuld finds spark filling in at leadoff spot for A's

OAKLAND -- With Billy Burns out of the lineup again, A's manager Bob Melvin needed someone to fill in at the leadoff spot.

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Vogt plays after HBP, but A's rest Burns

Vogt plays after HBP, but A's rest Burns

OAKLAND -- Speedster Billy Burns didn't start for the second consecutive game Saturday, when the A's fell, 3-2, to the Royals in the second game of a three-game set at the Coliseum.

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Vogt avoids serious injury after being hit by pitch

A's teammates believe Morales did not throw at slugger on purpose

Vogt avoids serious injury after being hit by pitch

OAKLAND -- The Royals and A's almost made it nine innings without a controversial play.

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Miscue in third looms large in A's loss

Davis' errant toss to Hahn allows pair of key runs to score

Miscue in third looms large in A's loss

OAKLAND -- The A's nearly got out of a two-out, two-on jam, but instead, an errant throw from Ike Davis to a covering Jesse Hahn turned into two unearned runs for the Royals.

Kansas City scored three runs in the third inning, taking control of a game it went on to win 5-2 at the Coliseum on Friday night.

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Hahn, offense struggle in series-opening loss

Hahn, offense struggle in series-opening loss

OAKLAND -- Right-hander Edinson Volquez tossed seven strong innings, and Kendrys Morales and Alex Gordon each homered, as the Royals held off the Oakland A's, 5-2, on Friday night.

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A's put April fracas with Royals in the past

A's put April fracas with Royals in the past

OAKLAND -- The echoing sentiment among the A's before their series-opening game against the Royals at the Coliseum on Friday is that the team wants to put the drama-filled April meeting with Kansas City behind them.

In that three-game set, from April 17-19, tempers flared, benches cleared multiple times and six Royals were ejected. Despite the history, the A's insist this is just another series.

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Strong 'pen performance sparks confidence

A's notch three scoreless innings in relief of Gray for fifth straight win

Strong 'pen performance sparks confidence

ARLINGTON -- The A's avoided their fifth consecutive losing month with a 6-3 win over the Rangers on Thursday, tying the bow on a three-game road sweep that lifted them from the bottom of the division standings for the first time since May 7.

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Big 7th powers A's to sweep Rangers

Big 7th powers A's to sweep Rangers

ARLINGTON -- A two-out rally in the seventh inning propelled the Athletics to a 6-3 win against the Rangers on Thursday and completed their three-game sweep at Globe Life Park.

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A's proving themselves with hot streak

Oakland has gone through tough times before, is shaping up to be club Beane envisioned

A's proving themselves with hot streak

ARLINGTON -- This might end up being one of Billy Beane's finest hours, and don't you hate it how the smart guys end up being right so often? First, though, things have to work out a certain way for the Oakland A's and their general manager. Yes, that means lots of October baseball.

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