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Sean Doolittle

Pitcher Scott Kazmir #26 of the Oakland Athletics poses for a portrait during the spring training photo day at Phoenix Municipal Stadium on February 22, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Kazmir Stays Strong In Spring, A’s Fall To Royals In Cactus League

Scott Kazmir silenced the Royals for four innings in his second start of the spring. He has not allowed a run and only three hits over seven innings. He has five strikeouts.

03/12/2014

A's-Tigers game 4

A’s Unable To Close Out Tigers In Game 4 Of ALDS

Sean Doolittle lost the lead and gave up two runs in the seventh inning, Ryan Cook and Brett Anderson yielded three more in the eighth, and the Tigers rallied for an 8-6 win to force a decisive fifth game in their AL division series.

10/08/2013

Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after hitting a three-run homer in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on September 27, 2013 in Seattle. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

A’s Defeat Mariners, Clinch Home Field In AL Divisional Series

Bartolo Colon outpitched Felix Hernandez to reach 18 wins for the fifth time in his career, Brandon Moss hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Oakland Athletics beat Seattle 6-2 Friday night in the start of Eric Wedge’s final weekend as Mariners manager.

09/27/2013

Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by Stephen Vogt #21 after Moss scored during the fourth inning against the Minnesota Twins at O.co Coliseum on September 19, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Lower Magic Number To 4 For AL West Title

Coco Crisp hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lowered their magic number to clinch the AL West to four with a back-and-forth 8-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.

09/19/2013

Dan Straily #67 of the Oakland Athletics throws against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 13, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

A’s Top Rangers To Start Key AL West Series

Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Oakland Athletics survived a shaky night from the bullpen to extend their AL West lead with a 9-8 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.

09/13/2013

Pedro Florimon #25 of the Minnesota Twins catches Stephen Vogt #21 of the Oakland Athletics stealing second base during the fifth inning of the game on September 10, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

A’s Fall To Twins, Stay 2 Games Ahead In AL West

Josh Willingham hit two home runs, including a two-run shot in the eighth that put the Twins in front for good, to lead Minnesota past the Oakland Athletics 4-3 Tuesday night.

09/10/2013

Sonny Gray #54 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at O.co Coliseum on August 20, 2013 in Oakland. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Give Up Early Lead, Lose To Mariners

Josh Donaldson and Nate Freiman both homered for the A’s, who dropped 1 ½ games behind the AL West-leading Texas Rangers. Derek Norris also drove in a run for the A’s.

08/20/2013

Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics hits a two run home run against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning at O.co Coliseum on August 16, 2013 in Oakland. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Hold On For 1st Win Over Cleveland In 5 Tries

The A’s gained ground on first-place Texas in the AL West race for the second straight day, pulling within a half-game after the Rangers lost at home to Seattle.

08/16/2013

Chris Carter #23 of the Houston Astros trots around the bases after hitting a solo home run as Josh Donaldson #20 and Jarrod Parker #11 looks on in the seventh inning at O.co Coliseum on August 14, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Miss Opportunties, Lose To Astros In 11 Innings

Yoenis Cespedes singled and scored Oakland’s run. The A’s have dropped nine of 13 and fell two games behind first-place Texas in the West.

08/14/2013

Manager Bob Melvin #6 of the Oakland Athletics takes pitcher Sean Doolittle #62 out of the game in the eighth inning aginst the Boston Red Sox at O.co Coliseum on July 12, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Unable To Hold Off Red Sox In Matchup Of Division Leaders

Dustin Pedroia hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the eighth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Friday night in a matchup between the AL’s top teams.

07/12/2013

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