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57-74, 4th in AL West
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Altuve hits the video screen with this rocket (0:28)
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A's fall in Power Rankings

The Athletics dropped one spot after an up-and-down week in which they managed to take a series from the AL Central-leading Indians. Power Rankings (Week 21)

A's finally find interleague road success

The Athletics beat the Cardinals 7-4 in the rubber game of their three-game series on Sunday. That marks the first time since 2005 that Oakland won a road series against an interleague opponent that qualified for the playoffs in the previous season, the Elias Sports Bureau notes. The series in 2005 was at Atlanta.

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Gray proves looks can deceive

Sonny Gray, 26, has been a staple in Oakland's rotation since a midseason call-up in 2013. Gray's youthful appearance may fade with the stress that his down year (5.74 ERA) has likely caused. Baby-faced big leaguers

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Daniel Coulombe knows how to deliver

Coulombe knows how to take care of business, as he's one of the fastest left-handers to the plate in the majors. Is he No. 1? Baseball Info Solutions provides the answer. Measuring baseball skills (Insider)

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Vogt's three-run homer extends A's lead (0:16)

Lineup: Athletics (56-73) at Cardinals (68-60)

  • 1. Jake Smolinski, CF (R)
  • 2. Marcus Semien, SS (R)
  • 3. Danny Valencia, 1B (R)
  • 4. Khris Davis, LF (R)
  • 5. Ryon Healy, 3B (R)
  • 6. Stephen Vogt, C (L)
  • 7. Brett Eibner, RF (R)
  • 8. Chad Pinder, 2B (R)
  • 9. Andrew Triggs, RHP
  • Daily lineups

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Friday's longest home runs

Adrian Beltre's 445-foot home run was his longest in three years and also the longest of the day. Mark Teixeira, Russell Martin, Yonder Alonso and Rickie Weeks Jr. round out the list of long balls.

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Vagabond A's led colorful lives in Philly, KC

If the Athletics ever end up leaving Oakland, it wouldn't be the team's first move. The franchise already has left behind legacies of success in Philadelphia and frivolity in Kansas City.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

zep-CHIN-ski. That's how you pronounce the last name of reliever Marc Rzepczynski, whom the Nats acquired from the A's today in exchange for minor league infielder Max Schrock. The 30-year old southpaw joins a Washington pen whose 3.28 ERA leads the NL, but lacks lefty options with vet Oliver Perez struggling and rookie Sammy Solis sidelined (shoulder). In 56 games with Oakland, zep-CHIN-ski posted a 3.00 ERA, but his 14.2% walk rate was the highest among AL relievers (min. 30 IP).

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How do Athletics rank in intangibles?

Ryon Healy has impressed since being called up to the majors, but low speed and poor plate discipline leave a lot to be desired. And is Billy Butler baseball's worst baserunner? Dan Szymborski breaks it down. Ranking "intangible" tools (Insider)

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What even was the O.co Coliseum?

With the White Sox soon to be playing at Guaranteed Rate Field, David Schoenfield took a look back at other bad ballpark names. From 2011-15, the home of the A's was named O.co Coliseum. What the park was named after for those four years was never really clear. Bad ballpark names

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A's Butler apologizes for role in clubhouse fight

Billy Butler on Wednesday apologized for his role in a clubhouse fight with A's teammate Danny Valencia, calling the incident "something that could have been prevented on both sides."

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Jimmie Foxx excelled on a struggling squad

Foxx hit .346 in 1935, finishing tied for the MLB lead with 36 home runs. He also led the major leagues in slugging (.636) and led the AL in OPS (1.096). Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Athletics finished 58-91, the worst record in the AL and second-worst in the majors. Great players on bad teams

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Khris Davis providing big power to A's

Davis hit his 33rd home run of the season on Tuesday. That's the most by an Athletics player in a single year since Jack Cust in 2008 (also 33), ESPN Stats & Info notes.

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Tuesday's longest home runs

Justin Ruggiano isn't known for hitting long home runs, but he did just that against the Cardinals. Meanwhile, notable sluggers like Chris and Khris Davis also went deep on Tuesday.

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Report: A's Butler injured by punch to temple

A fight in which A's DH Billy Butler suffered a concussion Friday reportedly began over derisive words Butler said about teammate Danny Valencia while an equipment rep was in the clubhouse.

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Sean Doolittle's DL stint extended

Doolittle (shoulder strain) will have his rehab assignment drawn out a bit longer after mixed results from the mound. "He just doesn't feel like it's coming out of his hand the way he would like and we're not in a rush with him, either," manager Bob Melvin said. SF Gate

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Athletics hold steady in Power Rankings

The A's are in the midst of a bad season, and it's only getting worse (2-8 in their last 10 games). At least Kendall Graveman has been a bright spot in his last 13 starts. Week 20 Power Rankings

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs52027th
Batting Average.24823rd
On Base Percentage.30328th
Slugging Percentage.39827th
Earned Run Average4.5124th
Quality Starts5722nd
WHIP1.3619th
BAA.26424th

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