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Josh Donaldson

1. Oakland Athletics (67-43)

Lester Sharp, A’s Snap Royals Winning Streak

Jon Lester pitched six strong innings and Josh Donaldson homered twice and drove in four runs as the Oakland Athletics beat Kansas City 11-3 Tuesday night, snapping the Royals’ eight-game winning streak.

08/12/2014

American League All-Star Josh Donaldson #20 of the Oakland Athletics bats against the National League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

A’s All-Stars Play Role In Leading American League Over National League

On a summer evening filled with reminders of generational change, the AL kept up nearly two decades of dominance by beating the National League 5-3 in the All-Star game Tuesday for its 13th win in 17 years.

07/15/2014

American League All-Star Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland A's bats during the Gillette Home Run Derby at Target Field on July 14, 2014 in Minneapolis. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Back To Back: A’s Cespedes Wins Second Straight Home Run Derby

Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star home run derby in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier by a whopping 9-1 in the final round Monday night.

07/14/2014

Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics poses with the trophy after winning Chevrolet Home Run Derby on July 15, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: A’s In Center Stage At Home Run Derby Circus

A’s All-Star Josh Donaldson will participate. Should A’s manager Bob Melvin be concerned with Donaldson’s statement that he’ll try to hit one out of the stadium?

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/14/2014

Josh Donaldson #20 and Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates after Donaldson hit a two-run homer in the top of the six inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on July 10, 2014 in San Francisco. Moss was on base when Donaldson homered. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Kazmir Sharp, A’s Beat Giants In Finale Of Bay Bridge Series

All-Star Scott Kazmir struck out nine in seven scoreless innings to help the Oakland Athletics win the annual Bay Bridge series by beating the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Thursday.

07/10/2014

Josh Donaldson

Daily Madden: All-Star Selections Honor The A’s

Six players from the Oakland A’s have been selected for the All-Star game, the most since 1975.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/07/2014

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25: Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with teammates Yoenis Cespedes #52 and Josh Donaldson #20 after hitting a three run home run in the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on June 25, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

A’s Lead Major League Baseball With 6 All-Star Selections, Giants Earn 2

The team with baseball’s best record also boasts the most All-Star selections for next week’s midsummer classic. The Oakland A’s will send six of their starters to the game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

07/07/2014

Mike Minor (Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 15 Starts And Sits

When can you trust your struggling studs? Twelve starts into the season, Fantasy owners still have no idea what to make of Mike Minor. After he was sidelined with an injury to open the year, Minor just hasn’t been able to recapture his old form.

07/04/2014

Manny Machado #13 of the Baltimore Orioles argues with catcher Stephen Vogt #21 of the Oakland Athletics during the eighth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 8, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. Machado was ejected from the game. (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Baltimore’s Machado Appears To Throw Bat At A’s

Following another near bean-ball Sunday afternoon from Oakland left-hander Fernando Abad, Machado’s bat went flying – in the direction of Alberto Callaspo, who was playing 3rd at the time for the A’s.

06/09/2014

Josh Donaldson #20 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by John Jaso #5 after Donaldson hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angeles of Anaheim at O.co Coliseum on May 30, 2014 in Oakland. The home run was Donaldson's second of the game. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Moss, Donaldson Power A’s To Win Over Angels

Brandon Moss hit a grand slam in the first inning, Josh Donaldson had two home runs and four RBIs, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 9-5 on Friday night.

05/30/2014

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