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American League

A.J. Pierzynski #12 of the Texas Rangers hits in the fourth inning against the Oakland Athletics as Oakland catcher Derek Norris #36 and umpire Lance Barrett #94 look on at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on May 22, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

A’s Hoping To Add To Woes For Slumping Rangers

The Oakland Athletics have taken control of the AL West in part because of the Texas Rangers’ struggles on their longest homestand of the season.


Bob Melvin, interim manager of the Oakland Athletics (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

A’s Melvin Named AL Manager Of The Year

Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics has been chosen as manager of the year for the American League after leading the low-budget Oakland A’s to the American League Western Division crown by beating out the Texas Rangers on the final day of the season.


Josh Donaldson #20 and Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics congratulate one another after they both scored on a hit by Derek Norris #36 in the fifth inning of their game against the Texas Rangers at Coliseum on October 2, 2012. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

AL West Title To Be Decided In A’s-Rangers Showdown

While they’ve already locked up a playoff spot, the Oakland Athletics suddenly find themselves on the verge of overtaking the Texas Rangers.


Brandon Allen #31 of the Oakland Athletics slides in safe at home ahed of the throw to Mike Napoli #25 of the Texas Rangers in the fifth inning during an MLB baseball game at Coliseum on September 21, 2011 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Griffin Set To Face Harrison In A’s, Rangers Match

The left-handed Matt Harrison looks for his seventh straight victory while trying to help the Texas Rangers continue their recent home success against the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.


Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers slides into third as Eric Sogard #36 of the Oakland Athletics and Trevor Cahill #53 attempt to tag him out on a fielders choice in the seventh inning at Coliseum on August 13, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Athletics Set To Face Texas Rangers

The AL West-leading Rangers will try to improve their losing record against divisional foes in Thursday night’s four-game series opener with the Athletics in Arlington.


Travis Blackley #54 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at Coliseum on June 5, 2012. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

DiamondBacks Edge Out Athletics, 4-3

Joe Saunders held Oakland to one earned run over six innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks extended their winning streak to a season-long five games with a 4-3 victory over the Athletics on Sunday.


Rich Harden #18 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning during a MLB baseball game July 1, 2011 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Diamondbacks Beat A’s, 9-8

Ryan Roberts hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.


Yoenis Cespedes #52, Coco Crisp #4 and Collin Cowgill #12 of the Oakland Athletics celebrate a 9-3 win over the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium June 2, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Royals Shut Out Punchless Athletics Squad

Vin Mazzaro pitched six stellar innings and the Kansas City Royals beat punchless Oakland 2-0 Sunday, handing the Athletics their third shutout in four games.


Outfielder Coco Crisp of the Oakland A's (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Twins Rally Past A’s For 5-4 Win

Matt Capps came to the mound for Minnesota with the familiar soundtrack of Metallica music and a round of boos.


Tommy Milone

A’s Fall To Yankees, 2-0

Hiroki Kuroda pitched eight scoreless innings and Andruw Jones hit a solo homer that helped the New York Yankees win their season-high fifth straight game, 2-0 over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.