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Sean Doolittle

A.J. Griffin #64 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the bottom of the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during the interleague game at Miller Park on June 04, 2013 in Milwaukee. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

GameDay: Did Hook Cost A’s In Milwaukee?

The reason you won’t see any more 300-game winners is because of the set-up man and the closer. And when you have Sean Doolittle, Ryan Cook and Grant Balfour, who could blame Bob Melvin for pulling A.J. Griffin after seven shutout innings of four-hit baseball?


Adam Rosales #17 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by third base coach Mike Gallego #2 after Rosales hit a solo home run against the Kansas City Royals in the eighth inning at Coliseum on May 17, 2013 in Oakland. The home run put the Athletics ahead in the game 2-1. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Late Homer By Rosales Lifts A’s Over Royals

Adam Rosales hit a go-ahead home run leading off the eighth inning, Josh Donaldson also connected and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Friday night.


Lance Berkman #27 of the Texas Rangers is tagged out at home plate by Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning at Coliseum on May 14, 2013 in Oakland. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Fall To Rangers In 10 Innings

Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking home run in the 10th inning, Mitch Moreland followed with his second of the game and the Texas Rangers held off the Oakland Athletics 6-5 Tuesday night.


Josh Donaldson #20 of the Oakland Athletics hits a triple that scored Josh Reddick #16 to give the Athletics a 4-3 lead in the eighth inning of their game against the Houston Astros at Coliseum on April 16, 2013 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Donaldson’s Triple Lifts A’s Over Astros

Josh Donaldson’s eighth-inning triple drove in Josh Reddick for the winning run and Oakland Athletics overcame starter A.J. Griffin’s early struggles for a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.


Josh Donaldson #20 and Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics congratulate one another after they both scored on a hit by Derek Norris #36 in the fifth inning of their game against the Texas Rangers at Coliseum on October 2, 2012. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Forge 1st Place Tie, Defeat Rangers

Travis Blackley allowed one run over six innings in a strong bounce-back performance that helped the Oakland Athletics move into a first-place tie in the AL West with Texas and set up a one-game showdown for the division title.


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)

A’s Fall To Yankees In 10th Inning Walk-Off

Russell Martin led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a homer off Sean Doolittle, and the AL East-leading New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Friday night for their sixth straight win.


Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning on August 15, 2012 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

McCarthy’s Win Streak Snapped, A’s Lose To Royals

Brandon McCarthy, who is 6-1 with a 2.45 ERA in his past nine starts, gave up three runs, two earned, and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings, while walking none and striking out four.


Sean Doolittle (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

A’s Lose To Rangers In Doolittle’s Debut

Ian Kinsler hit a two-run double and Josh Hamilton also doubled in a run to back Derek Holland, and the Texas Rangers rebounded from an embarrassing rout a night earlier to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Tuesday.


Sean Doolittle (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Slugger-To-Pitcher Transition Complete: A’s Call Up Doolittle

Just more than nine months after throwing his first pitch as a professional and two months after starting the season in Class-A ball, former slugging 1st baseman Sean Doolittle has made it to the majors as a left-handed reliever with the Oakland Athletics.


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Doolittle Making Switch To Pitcher Hoping To Land A’s Job

Sean Doolittle is looking to his past to help shape his future.