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Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by Jed Lowrie #8 after Cespedes hit a two-run homer in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on August 3, 2013 in Oakland, California. Lowrie was on base when Cespedes hit the home run. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Matchup With Astros Could Propel A’s Back Into 1st Place

Now sitting in second place, the A’s will try to regain the advantage with a series at home against a woeful Houston Astros team they’ve dominated. A healthier Colon might have a good chance to help Tuesday night, given his recent performances against them.

08/13/2013

Bud Norris

Novato Native Norris Acquired By Orioles From Astros

Bud Norris walked down the hall to his new team, the Baltimore Orioles, and stepped right into the middle of a pennant race.

08/01/2013

Coco Crisp #4 of  the Oakland Athletics receives congratulations from Josh Donaldson #20 of the Oakland Athletics after hitting a two-run home run in the seventh inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 24, 2013.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Crisp’s Homer Gives A’s 4-3 Win Over Astros

Coco Crisp hit a two-run homer in Oakland’s three-run seventh inning to help the Athletics to a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday.

07/24/2013

Jarrod Parker #11 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 21, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Parker On The Mound As Athletics Seek 12th Straight Win Over Astros

Jarrod Parker’s record may not show it, but he’s been among baseball’s best pitchers over the last two months.

07/23/2013

A's v Astros

A’s Look To Continue Dominance Of New Division Rivals In Houston

The Athletics have won all nine meetings this year with their newest division rivals, and will likely again be without slugger Yoenis Cespedes in Monday night’s opener of a three-game series in Houston.

07/22/2013

Mark Appel

Astros Get Deal Done With No. 1 Overall Pick Appel Of Stanford

Terms were not disclosed but Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said it was “the most significant investment” the Astros have ever made in an amateur player.

06/19/2013

Mark Appel. (Photo courtesy: Stanford Athletics.)

Astros Nearing Deal With No. 1 Overall Pick Appel Of Stanford

The Houston Astros are close to agreeing to terms with starting pitcher Mark Appel, CBS Sports has confirmed. Appel will graduate from Stanford with a degree in management science and engineering this coming Sunday and is then expected to sign a big-money deal.

06/14/2013

Mark Appel

Astros Draft Stanford Pitcher Mark Appel With No. 1 Pick

The Houston Astros have selected Stanford pitcher Mark Appel with the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft. He went 10-4 with a 2.12 ERA and 130 strikeouts in 106 1-3 innings this season for the Cardinal.

06/06/2013

Mark Appel. (Photo courtesy: Stanford Athletics.)

Houston Astros Eyeing Stanford Pitcher Mark Appel

Top prospects in this year’s MLB amateur draft group include Oklahoma pitcher Jonathan Gray and Stanford pitcher Mark Appel. The Houston Astros have the first pick.

06/06/2013

Mark Appel. (Photo courtesy: Stanford Athletics.)

Stanford’s Appel Likely Top Overall Pick In MLB Draft

Stanford senior right-handed pitcher Mark Appel could well be the first overall choice of the Houston Astros in Thursday afternoon’s MLB first-year (amateur) player draft.

06/05/2013

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