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8/29/2014 | A's will not protest Thursday's loss to Angels

The A's have decided against protesting Thursday's 4-3, 10-inning loss to the Angels after determining an obstruction call against them in the ninth inning was a judgment call and not a misapplication of the rules.

8/29/2014 | A's look to bounce back behind Lester

The A's and Angels will continue their dogfight for first place in the American League West on Friday when Jon Lester and Jered Weaver square off in Anaheim.

8/29/2014 | A's drop protest after wild ninth

Kick-started by an obstruction call and ended by a Mike Trout fielder's choice, the ninth inning during the Angels' 4-3, 10-inning win over Oakland had everything but a winner. The A's played the rest of the game under protest, but announced on Friday they had dropped the protest.

8/29/2014 | Athletics stumble out of gate against Angels

A hefty dose of drama clouded the A's 4-3, 10-inning loss to the Angels in the opener of a crucial four-game set in Anaheim, notably a controversial interference call in the ninth, leading manager Bob Melvin to issue a protest.

8/28/2014 | O'Flaherty is equipped to handle closer's role

Eric O'Flaherty's ability to have success against both righties and lefties is a big reason why the A's want him in the closer's role while All-Star Sean Doolittle recovers from a right intercostal strain.

8/28/2014 | A's recall Scribner to reinforce bullpen

The A's shored up their bullpen in time for Thursday's series opener at Angel Stadium by recalling right-hander Evan Scribner from Triple-A Sacramento.

8/28/2014 | A's flip-flop Kazmir and Samardzija

The A's will start Jeff Samardzija on Saturday and Scott Kazmir on Sunday to close out their four-game set in Anaheim, rather than the other way around as originally planned.

8/28/2014 | Two reviews benefit A's, go against Astros

A pair of key reviews in the ninth inning on Wednesday night, both of which went against the Astros, loomed large in their 5-4 loss to the A's.

8/28/2014 | A's rally late to keep AL West lead in sight

The A's 5-4 win over the Astros at Minute Maid Park wasn't their prettiest, but it kept them close to the Angels in the American League West.

8/27/2014 | A's-Halos series to shape how West is won

Down one game in the AL West, the A's visit Anaheim for a four-game set against the first-place Angels, and it'll be the last time the teams meet until the second-to-last series of the season, in Oakland. Sonny Gray and C.J. Wilson take the hill in the opener.

8/27/2014 | Freiman sent to Beloit for quick stint

In order to make room for Drew Pomeranz, Nate Freiman was sent to Class A Beloit. He was sent there rather than Triple-A Sacramento so that he can make a prompt return to the A's on Tuesday, the day after Beloit's season concludes. Sacramento, on the other hand, is likely destined for the playoffs.

8/26/2014 | Pomeranz prepared for pivotal start in Houston

Lefty Drew Pomeranz will return to the A's rotation for the first time since June 16 on Wednesday in a start against the Astros that could very well dictate where he pitches next.

8/26/2014 | Lowrie, Punto nearing rehab stints for A's

A's shortstop Jed Lowrie played catch on Tuesday for the first time since going on the DL with a fractured right index finger. Another rehabbing infielder, Nick Punto, is making equally significant improvement from a right hamstring strain.

8/26/2014 | A's top two prospects lead group heading to AFL

The A's top two prospects as ranked by, Daniel Robertson and Matt Olson, are among those who have been selected to participate in the Arizona Fall League.

8/26/2014 | Hammel solid, but A's fall from first on late HR

Jason Hammel turned in his best start in green and gold Tuesday, a seven-inning gem that was spoiled by one Luke Gregerson pitch in the eighth, launched high and far over the left-field wall by former A's slugger Chris Carter. The blast left the A's on the wrong end of a 4-2 stunner.

8/26/2014 | AFL announces preliminary rosters for 2014 season

The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and, for the second year in a row, the game's top prospect, Byron Buxton, is among myriad up-and-coming stars heading to the desert for some extra seasoning.

8/26/2014 | In heated race, A's tab Pomeranz vs. Astros

With a crucial series in Anaheim looming, the Athletics will recall Drew Pomeranz to start Wednesday against the Astros and Brad Peacock in the finale of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park.

8/25/2014 | Knee no bother in Donaldson's three-hit game

Josh Donaldson didn't play Sunday after undergoing an MRI on his left knee, but the results showed no structural damage, and he managed just fine in the A's 8-2 win in Houston on Monday, collecting three hits and three RBIs.

8/25/2014 | O'Flaherty could get call as A's interim closer

Injured A's closer Sean Doolittle's temporary replacement was not mentioned by name on Monday, but there's good reason to believe another lefty, Eric O'Flaherty, is the guy for the job.

8/25/2014 | Pomeranz start lines up A's big four in Anaheim

Plenty of speculation was made in recent days about lefty Drew Pomeranz making a spot start for the A's on Wednesday. Now it's confirmed.

8/25/2014 | Soto joins A's eager to work with rotation

Veteran catcher Geovany Soto joined the A's in Houston on Monday, just a day after his trade from the Rangers in the wake of John Jaso's concussion symptoms, and is anticipating his first start in green and gold Tuesday.

8/25/2014 | Samardzija fans 10 as A's return to West tie

The A's returned to the win column with an 8-2 victory over the Astros on Monday at Minute Maid Park behind a stellar Jeff Samardzija, who struck out 10 in eight innings.

8/25/2014 | Rested Hammel looks to give A's lift in West

Battling the Angels for the top spot in the American League West, the Athletics will send right-hander Jason Hammel to the mound seeking a second straight victory over the Astros, who counter with lefty Dallas Keuchel.

8/25/2014 | Fuld day to day after banging left knee on wall

Sam Fuld banged his left knee into the center-field wall at Coliseum on Sunday night as he attempted to catch what ended up being a two-run double by the Angels' Erick Aybar in the second inning. Fuld remained in the game, which the A's lost, 9-4, but he was icing the knee afterward.

8/24/2014 | Doolittle hits DL with right intercostal strain

The A's are suddenly drowning in injuries, chief among them a right intercostal strain to closer Sean Doolittle, who had to be placed on the 15-day disabled list in advance of Sunday's series finale against the Angels.

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