Chris Carter

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Beware Players That Switch Leagues At The Trade Deadline

Every year it happens: Big-league trades send hitters and pitchers from the National League to the American League—and vice versa. This isn’t always a good thing, though, as pitchers have a hard time adjusting going from the NL to the AL, while hitters have a hard time adjusting going from the AL to the NL.


Astros v Athletics

Slumping A’s Lose To Astros, Drop 6 Games Back In AL West

Chris Carter hit his 36th homer and drove in three runs against his former team to help the Houston Astros beat the slumping Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Friday night.


Brandon Moss #37 celebrates with Chris Carter #22 of the Oakland Athletics after Carter hit a solo home run during the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on August 28, 2012. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

A’s Hand Cleveland 2nd Straight Shutout

Tommy Milone and three Oakland relievers extended Cleveland’s scoreless streak to 22 innings and the Athletics beat the Indians 7-0 on Tuesday night.


Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning on August 15, 2012 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

McCarthy’s Win Streak Snapped, A’s Lose To Royals

Brandon McCarthy, who is 6-1 with a 2.45 ERA in his past nine starts, gave up three runs, two earned, and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings, while walking none and striking out four.


George Kottaras #14 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by Chris Carter after Kottaras hit a two-run home run in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Coliseum on August 8, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Outlast Angels 9-8 In 7-Homer Slugfest

Chris Carter hit a two-run homer to cap a five-run eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics overcame a shaky outing by rookie Dan Straily to beat the Los Angeles Angels 9-8 Wednesday.


Jonny Gomes #31 celebrates after scoring on a triple by Josh Reddick #16 of the Oakland Athletics in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 27, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

A’s Score 6 Runs In 9th, Defeat Orioles

Jemile Weeks hit an RBI single to give Oakland the lead during a six-run ninth inning against All-Star closer Jim Johnson, and the Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 14-9 on Friday night in a back-and-forth duel that featured 31 hits and lasted four hours.


Chris Carter #22 of the Oakland Athletics hits a three run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning on July 14, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Carter Sparks A’s Power Surge In 9-3 Win Over Twins

Chris Carter and Yoenis Cespedes each homered and drove in three runs, powering the Oakland Athletics past the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Saturday night.


Chris Carter #22 of the Oakland Athletics jumps into his teammates at home plate after he hit a walk off home run to beat the Seattle Mariners in 11 inning at Coliseum on July 6, 2012. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Carter’s 11th Inning Homer Lifts A’s Past Mariners

Chris Carter hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the 11th inning, powering the Oakland Athletics past the Seattle Mariners 4-1 on Friday night to match a season-high five-game winning streak.


Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics hits a sacrifice fly that scored Cliff Pennington #2 to beat the Boston Red Sox in the ninth inning at Coliseum on July 3, 2012. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Rally Late, Defeat Red Sox

Coco Crisp hit a game-ending sacrifice fly to go with his leadoff homer in the first, and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 on Tuesday night.


Josh Willingham of the Oakland A's. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

A’s Put OF Willingham On DL, Promote 1B-OF Carter

The Oakland Athletics have put outfielder Josh Willingham on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left Achilles and promoted first baseman-outfielder Chris Carter from the minors.

CBS San Francisco–06/23/2011