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A.J. Griffin

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A.J. Griffin Part Of Athletics’ Young, High-Potential Starting Pitching

If the A’s are going to make the playoffs again, it will be on the strength of their pitching. A.J. Griffin will be a big part of that.

03/13/2013

Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics hits a single against the Detroit Tigers during Game Four of the American League Division Series in the first inning at o.Co Coliseum on October 10, 2012. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Rally Past Tigers In 9th, Force ALDS Game 5

The Athletics staved off elimination for a second straight night with a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 4 of the AL division series Wednesday.

10/10/2012

Yoenis Cespedes #52 and Stephen Drew #5 of the Oakland Athletics are congratulated by teammates after they scored on a single by Josh Donaldson #20 in the seventh inning of their game against the Seattle Mariners at O.co Coliseum on September 28, 2012. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Defeat Seattle, Gain On Rangers

Stephen Drew hit a two-run homer, Coco Crisp had a leadoff shot and the Oakland Athletics gained ground on the first-place Texas Rangers in the AL West with an 8-2 win against the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.

09/28/2012

A.J. Griffin #64 of the Oakland Athletics looks on next to George Kottaras #14 prior to leaving the game in the fifth inning while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on September 18, 2012. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

A’s Begin Crucial Road Trip, Lose To Tigers In Rout

Miguel Cabrera homered twice, including an eighth-inning grand slam, and the Detroit Tigers had no trouble overcoming an early injury to right-hander Max Scherzer in a 12-2 rout of the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.

09/18/2012

A.J. Griffin #64 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates the third out of the Los Angeles Angels eighth inning with the dugout at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 12, 2012. (Harry How/Getty Images)

A’s Rookie Griffin Goes 6-0 By Defeating Angels

A.J. Griffin threw eight scoreless innings, becoming the second Athletics pitcher in 85 years to start his major league career with six straight wins, and Yoenis Cespedes homered for Oakland in a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.

09/12/2012

George Kottaras #14 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by Stephen Drew #5 and Josh Donaldson #20 after hitting a 3-run homer in the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on September 7, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Kottaras, A’s Get To Hernandez, Defeat Mariners

George Kottaras hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning and the Oakland Athletics chased Felix Hernandez early in a 6-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.

09/07/2012

Brandon Moss #37, Brandon Hicks #18, Seth Smith #15 and Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics celebrate the team's win over the Toronto Blue Jays during MLB game action July 25, 2012 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Brad White/Getty Images)

Crisp Homers Twice, A’s Defeat Blue Jays In Rout

Coco Crisp hit two home runs and Yoenis Cespedes had a pair of RBI doubles, leading A.J. Griffin and the Oakland Athletics over the Toronto Blue Jays 16-0 Wednesday night for their season-high seventh straight win.

07/25/2012

A's Sweep Yankees

GameDay: ‘Animal House’ Or Clubhouse?

Eleven walk-off wins will transform any big league clubhouse into a frat house. The only thing missing from the A’s clubhouse Sunday was the keg. At least I couldn’t spot one.

07/25/2012

Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics get congratulated by teammates Jemile Weeks #19 and Seth Smith #15 after Cespedes hit a two-run home run in the first inning against the New York Yankees at O.co Coliseum on July 19, 2012. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Griffin, A’s Shut Down MLB-Leading Yankees

Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run homer in the first inning and A.J. Griffin shut down one of baseball’s best lineups for five innings as the Oakland Athletics beat the Yankees 4-3 Thursday night to snap a nine-game skid at home to New York.

07/19/2012

Mike Gallego #3 of the Oakland Athletics congratulates Jonny Gomes #31 as he rounds the bases following a grand slam against the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning on July 13, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Gomes’ Grand Slam Powers A’s Over Twins

Jonny Gomes’ grand slam helped the Oakland Athletics overcome a career-high 15 strikeouts from Francisco Liriano and beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Friday.

07/13/2012

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