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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.


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Weeks, Smith Lead A’s Over Padres In Cactus League

Jemile Weeks hit a leadoff home run in the first inning, Seth Smith later homered and the Athletics beat a split squad of San Diego Padres 11-6 on Wednesday.


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A’s Shut Down By Guthrie, Royals

Jeremy Guthrie allowed only three singles in seven innings, and the Kansas City Royals rolled to a 5-0 win over the Athletics on Tuesday night.


Tommy Milone #57 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays at Coliseum on July 31, 2012. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s End Red-Hot July With Loss To Rays

The game lasted just 2 hours, 37 minutes, a sharp turnaround from 24 hours earlier when the two teams played 15 innings in a marathon that went 5 hours, 9 minutes and ended after midnight.


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A’s Edge Rays In 15-Inning Marathon

Jemile Weeks hit a sacrifice fly in the 15th inning and the Oakland Athletics outlasted the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Tuesday morning.


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.


Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics bats during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays July 24, 2012 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Brad White/Getty Images)

Cespedes Hits 3-Run Single, A’s Win 6th Straight

Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run single and the streaking Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 Tuesday night for their season-best sixth win in a row.


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Brandon Moss’ Bat Lifts A’s To Sweep Of Red Sox

Jemile Weeks hit a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh following Coco Crisp’s leadoff triple, and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox with a 3-2 win Wednesday.


Mike Napoli #25 of the Texas Rangers looks on as Josh Hamilton #32, Michael Young #10 and Nelson Cruz #17 score on a three-run triple by Craig Gentry #23 in the eight inning for against the Oakland Athletics at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 29, 2012. (Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

A’s Give Up 8th Inning Lead In Loss To Rangers

Craig Gentry’s bases-loaded triple in the eighth capped a four-run rally and Matt Harrison pitched eight strong innings to win his 11th game, lifting the Texas Rangers past the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Friday night.


Starting pitcher Travis Blackley #54 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 26, 2012. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

A’s Unable To Hold On, Lose To Mariners

Brendan Ryan hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning to send the Seattle Mariners to a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.