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4/19/2014 | Count confrmed after review in A's-Astros game

Home-plate umpire Mike Winters lost track of the count during Jesus Guzman's at-bat in the top of the eighth inning of the game between the A's and Astros, leading to a crew-chief review on Saturday afternoon at Coliseum.

4/19/2014 | Crisp expected back in lineup for finale

In what is becoming a familiar scene, Coco Crisp was missing from the A's lineup on Saturday. Oakland has been without its regular leadoff hitter for much of the last two weeks, but manager Bob Melvin is hopeful Crisp is nearing everyday action again.

4/19/2014 | Lowrie still puzzled by Porter's tirade

A day after his strange encounter with a heated Bo Porter, Jed Lowrie remained puzzled by the Astros manager's animated reaction to a bunt.

4/19/2014 | Rehabbing O'Flaherty throws bullpen session

Rehabbing A's reliever Eric O'Flaherty made his first appearance at the Coliseum on Saturday, if only in the shadows. O'Flaherty, on the mend from Tommy John surgery, threw a 30 plus-pitch bullpen session in front of A's manager Bob Melvin, including a handful of breaking balls from a shorter distance.

4/19/2014 | Reddick's walk-off single caps rally in ninth

Down by a pair of runs entering the ninth, the A's scored three in the inning to complete the comeback and enjoy their second straight win over the Astros, a 4-3 walkoff victory capped by Josh Reddick's game-winning single.

4/19/2014 | Chavez seeks first victory as A's go for sweep

Brad Peacock, who pitched in four games out of the bullpen for the Astros to start the season, will make his first start of 2014 when they try to snap a six-game losing streak Sunday in the series finale against Jesse Chavez and the A's.

4/18/2014 | Lowrie, Porter exchange words in Oakland

Jed Lowrie was simply trying to bring in another run. Bo Porter didn't think the A's needed any more. That's why Houston's manager took offense to Lowrie's decision to bunt in his second at-bat of the first inning, with Oakland already leading, 7-0, of an eventual 11-3 A's win on Friday.

4/18/2014 | Crisp returns to lineup with rested hamstring

Coco Crisp, who had started just two of the A's last six games and none since Sunday, was back in the lineup for the A's three-game series opener against the visiting Astros on Friday.

4/18/2014 | A's content to close by committee

Oakland's closer situation is "status quo" until further notice, Bob Melvin said Friday. The A's manager will use a committee to end games, but will mostly stick with either lefty Sean Doolittle or right-hander Luke Gregerson in the ninth inning, depending on the matchup.

4/18/2014 | A's launch four homers in thrashing of Astros

The A's showed no mercy to their Friday night houseguests, scoring seven times off the Astros in the first inning, more than enough runs for Sonny Gray to play with in an 11-3 victory in the three-game series opener.

4/18/2014 | A's, Doolittle agree to five-year contract

The Athletics have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle on a new five-year contract for the 2014 through 2018 seasons. The deal includes club options for 2019 and 2020.

4/17/2014 | Melvin loses replay challenge on hit by pitch

A's manager Bob Melvin challenged plate umpire Tim Timmons' ruling that the Angels' Chris Iannetta was hit in the toe by a Tommy Milone pitch leading off the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday night. After a replay review, the umpires ruled that the play stands.

4/16/2014 | Johnson finding form since 'break' from closing

A's right-hander Jim Johnson is still on "a break" from closing, but the man who saved 101 games the past two seasons for the Orioles seems headed in the right direction again after picking up victories over the Angels in the first two games of the series at Angel Stadium.

4/16/2014 | Gray looks to keep unbeaten start going vs. Astros

The last-place Astros must awaken their struggling bats to knock off Sonny Gray when Houston opens a three-game series Friday night at Coliseum against the first-place A's. Jarred Cosart starts for the visitors.

4/16/2014 | A's claim righty Walden off waivers from Blue Jays

The A's on Wednesday claimed right-hander Marcus Walden off waivers from the Blue Jays, then optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

4/16/2014 | Kazmir set for next start, Saturday vs. Astros

A's left-hander Scott Kazmir threw his normal bullpen session Wednesday afternoon at Angel Stadium. He pronounced himself "100 percent" for his next start, Saturday at home against the Houston Astros.

4/16/2014 | A's unable to complete sweep, fall in 12 to Halos

Chris Iannetta homered to center field off Drew Pomeranz with two outs in the 12th inning, giving the Angels a 5-4 victory over the A's at Angel Stadium on Wednesday night.

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.

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