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Former Oakland A’s Grant Balfour Shows Off Massive Truck At Rays Spring Training

Former Oakland A’s pitcher Grant Balfour has a new team and a new ride, pulling up in a gargantuan behemoth of a black truck at spring training with the Tampa Bay Rays.

02/19/2014

Jim Johnson. (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

A’s Acquire Closer Jim Johnson From Orioles

The Oakland Athletics acquired AL saves leader Jim Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night as a replacement for All-Star closer Grant Balfour.

12/02/2013

Stephen Vogt #21 of the Oakland Athletics returns to the dugout after scoring against the Detroit Tigers during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 7, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

A’s Top Tigers For 2-1 AL Division Series Lead

The Oakland Athletics have beaten Detroit with both pitching and power. And that’s left the Tigers on the brink of elimination – and simmering with frustration.

10/07/2013

Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after hitting a three-run homer in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on September 27, 2013 in Seattle. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

A’s Defeat Mariners, Clinch Home Field In AL Divisional Series

Bartolo Colon outpitched Felix Hernandez to reach 18 wins for the fifth time in his career, Brandon Moss hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Oakland Athletics beat Seattle 6-2 Friday night in the start of Eric Wedge’s final weekend as Mariners manager.

09/27/2013

Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics hits a two-run homer during the third inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at O.co Coliseum on September 18, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Unable To Hold On, Lose To Angels In 11 Innings

Josh Hamilton hit a tying two-run homer in the ninth inning then put the Angels ahead with a sacrifice fly in the 11th, leading Los Angeles over the Oakland Athletics 5-4 Wednesday.

09/18/2013

Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after he scored on an RBI double from Brandon Moss #37 (not pictured) during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at O.co Coliseum on September 17, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Defeat Angels In Walk-Off, Stay 6 ½ Ahead In AL West

The Oakland Athletics have that September swagger again. And it’s looking a lot like a year ago when they rallied to win the AL West and stun the Texas Rangers on the season’s final day — with walkoffs and whipped cream pie celebrations.

09/17/2013

Torii Hunter #48 of the Detroit Tigers jumps on his teammates, including Don Kelly #32, Jose Iglesias #1 after hitting a three-run, walk-off, home run to defeat the Oakland Athletics 7-6 at Comerica Park on August 29, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Balfour Coughs It Up, A’s Lose In Walk-Off Fashion To Tigers

The Tigers scored four times in the ninth off the A’s Grant Balfour (0-3). A two-out walk set up Victor Martinez’ RBI single, then Torii Hunter homered as the Tigers avoided a sweep.

08/29/2013

Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics hits his 100th career home run and celebrates with teammate Jed Lowrie #8 in the third inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on August 26, 2013 in Detroit. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

A’s Hold On Late, Defeat Tigers

Coco Crisp and Daric Barton each drove in two runs, and the Oakland Athletics beat Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers 8-6 on Monday night.

08/26/2013

Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics hits a two run home run against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning at O.co Coliseum on August 16, 2013 in Oakland. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Hold On For 1st Win Over Cleveland In 5 Tries

The A’s gained ground on first-place Texas in the AL West race for the second straight day, pulling within a half-game after the Rangers lost at home to Seattle.

08/16/2013

Angie Balfour, wife of Oakland A's pitcher Grant Balfour, is raising money for the nonprofit Smile Train. (www.smiletrain.org)

Community Corner: Oakland A’s Team Up With National Charity

The wives of the Oakland A’s players will be participating in a unique fundraiser during the game for the nonprofit charity, Smile Train.

07/24/2013

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