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DENVER, CO - AUGUST 19: Starting pitcher James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals delivers to home plate during the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Wild-Card Tale Of Two Underdogs

The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics are both small-market teams with big MLB Playoff aspirations.

09/30/2014

Sonny Gray

A’s Clinch AL Wild Card With 4-0 Shutout At Texas

Sonny Gray threw a 6-hitter to win for the first time in 5 September starts and the A’s beat the Rangers 4-0 Sunday to clinch the American League’s second wild card.

09/28/2014

Athletics v Rangers

A’s Lose To Texas, Wild-Card Lead Down To 1 Game

The A’s couldn’t take advantage of their first chance to clinch an AL wild-card spot on their own, allowing homers to rookie Jake Smolinski and Robinson Chirinos in a 5-4 win for the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.

09/28/2014

A's v Rangers

A’s Closer To Wild Card After 6-2 Win At Texas

Josh Reddick drove in 3 runs, Scott Kazmir won for the first time in 7 starts and the Oakland A’s moved close to their 3rd consecutive playoff appearance with a 6-2 victory over the Rangers on Friday night.

09/26/2014

Sean Doolittle

Sean Doolittle: One of the Good Guys

The A’s clubhouse is loaded with good guys. But today, there is only one official “Good Guy.”
The baseball writers named Sean Doolittle as the 2014 recipient of the Bill Rigney Good Guy Award. The award was created by the Chronicle’s John Shea and is given each year to a Giant and Athletic who is most accommodating with the media.

09/23/2014

Jeff Samardzija

Athletics Score 6 Runs In 1st, Beat Angels To Keep Wild Card Lead

Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top AL wild-card spot by beating the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Monday night.

09/22/2014

Philadelphia Phillies v Oakland Athletics

Jerome Williams Beats A’s For 3rd Time With 3rd Team

The A’s missed an opportunity to extend their lead in the AL wild-card race with a 3-0 loss to the Phillies on Saturday.

09/21/2014

Phillies v. A's

Lester’s Strong Outing Leads A’s Past Phillies, Regain Wild Card Lead

Coco Crisp had two hits and drove in a run, supporting another strong outing from Jon Lester, and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 on Friday night to regain the top spot in the chase for AL wild cards.

09/19/2014

J.P. Arencibia #7 of the Texas Rangers rounds the bases after hitting a three-run homer off of Sean Doolittle #62 of the Oakland Athletics in the top of the ninth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 17, 2014 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Lose To Rangers After Doolittle Blows Save, Angels Win AL West

Sean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.

09/17/2014

Raley Field, home of the River Cats (Sacramento River Cats)

Sacramento River Cats File Paperwork To Drop A’s Affiliation

Despite more than a decade as one of the most successful minor league baseball partnerships in the nation, the Sacramento River Cats are reportedly dropping their partnership with the Oakland Athletics, according to multiple media outlets.

09/15/2014

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