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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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.


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.



TTYM: The Indy 500 Winner Buzz and Why You Should Never Eat At A Stadium

Tara Lipinsky brings you some of the most interesting sports stories you may not have heard about in That Thing You Missed.


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Colon Leads A’s To 11th Straight Win Over Astros

Bartolo Colon struck out a season-high nine in seven scoreless innings, and the Oakland Athletics completed a sweep of the Houston Astros with a 6-2 win Sunday.


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Donaldson, A’s Power Past Astros 11-5

Josh Donaldson had four hits and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 11-5 Saturday night.