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Yoenis Cespedes

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers hits a single in the first inning against Bartolo Colon #40 of the Oakland Athletics during Game One of the American League Division Series at Coliseum on October 4, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Unable To Hold Off Scherzer, Tigers In Game 1 Of ALDS

A two-run homer and an unproductive triple by Yoenis Cespedes were hardly enough as the A’s struck out a postseason franchise-high 16 times.


Bob Melvin, Yoenis Cespedes

Cespedes Eager For Big Playoff Run With Athletics

He is far from satisfied with his performance on the field this season for the AL West champion Athletics, who are counting on Cespedes’ big bat to help carry them as they make another October run – in another first-round series with the Detroit Tigers, just like last year’s best-of-five AL division series that went the distance.


Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics hits a home run against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning at Coliseum on September 20, 2013 in Oakland. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Cespedes, Donaldson Homer, A’s Shut Out Twins

Yoenis Cespedes and Josh Donaldson homered, Alberto Callaspo had two hits and drove in two runs, and Bartolo Colon pitched six shutout innings as the Oakland Athletics trimmed their magic number to two with an 11-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.


Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics hits a two-run homer during the third inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Coliseum on September 18, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Unable To Hold On, Lose To Angels In 11 Innings

Josh Hamilton hit a tying two-run homer in the ninth inning then put the Angels ahead with a sacrifice fly in the 11th, leading Los Angeles over the Oakland Athletics 5-4 Wednesday.


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.


Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics hits an RBI double against the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning of the game on September 11, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

A’s Defeat Twins In Rout, Extend Lead In AL West

Jed Lowrie’s foul ball that turned into a two-run double after umpires changed the call highlighted a 10-run fourth inning as the Oakland Athletics pounded the Minnesota Twins 18-3 on Wednesday night.


Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics hits a two run home run against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning at 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.


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 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.


Robbie Grossman #19 of the Houston Astros is safe at third base beating the tag of Josh Donaldson #20 of the Oakland Athletics in the third inning at Coliseum on August 13, 2013 in Oakland. Grossman tagged up at second base and went to third on a line out to right field from Jose Altuve #27 (not pictured). (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Late Rally Not Enough, A’s Lose To Astros

Jordan Lyles pitched seven innings for his first win in nearly two months, Brandon Barnes doubled twice and drove in two runs, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Tuesday night to snap a six-game losing streak.


Josh Reddick #16 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by Jed Lowrie #8 and Josh Donaldson #20 after hitting a 3-run home run in the sixth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 9, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Reddick Hits 3 HRs, A’s Beat Blue Jays In Rout

Josh Reddick broke out of a slump by homering in three consecutive at-bats, Jed Lowrie and Yoenis Cespedes also connected and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 14-6 on Friday night.