A's-Yankees matchups

Pitching matchups for the four-game series at O.co Coliseum 
Coliseum nightmares continue for A's, who lose game, series, Kazmir
Scott Kazmir pitched three scoreless innings before leaving the game with left shoulder tightness, and the A's would go on to take a 3-2 loss to Tigers. 

A's Scott Kazmir leaves game; arm injury?
After pitching three hitless innings Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers, Oakland A's left hander Scott Kazmir did not come out for the fourth inning 

A's lose 1-0 to Tigers
A's waste Jesse Chavez's stellar start in 1-0 loss to Detroit Tigers 

A's Jesse Hahn has all the right spin
New MLB stats show Oakland right-hander puts as much spin as anyone on his breaking pitches. 

Billy Beane disputes Dallas Braden's claim A's doctored baseballs
Oakland G.M. says he has 'no idea' what former A's pitcher was talking about when Braden told ESPN 'Baseball Tonight' audience the A's taught players how to doctor baseballs during spring training 

Raiders' QB Ponder says he's got Carr's back
Christian Ponder may be getting the reps now, but he's just keeping Derek Carr's seat warm. 

A's Jesse Hahn shuts out Tigers 4-0
Jesse Hahn pitched his first career shutout and the A's beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 Monday to record their first three-game winning streak since August. 

Yoenis Cespedes returns to Oakland Coliseum, asks The Question
Former A's outfielder and All Star Yoenis Cespedes, now with Detroit Tigers, wonders if A's management wants to win. 

On deck: Oakland Athletics vs. Detroit Tigers
A's-Tigers pitching matchups for their three-game series. 

A's beat Rays 7-2 behind Sonny Gray and three home runs
Oakland A's come home to face Detroit Tigers and Yoenis Cespedes in Memorial Day matinee 

Oakland A's blank Tampa Bay as Kendall Graveman throws six shutout innings
Oakland A's righty Kendall Graveman comes up from minors and limits the Tampa Bay Rays to three hits. 

Zobrist, Doolittle should rejoin A's in Oakland next week
Oakland Athletics' Ben Zobrist will presumably be in A's starting lineup Monday against the Detroit Tigers, and Sean Doolittle will likely be on active roster mid-week; Ken Korach due back in radio booth for the A's Monday 

For Oakland A's, another loss, another error
Ron Washington's now on board as a coach, and he sees the A's lose, struggle on offense and commit another miscue on defense. 

Washington back with A's, helping Semien find 'rhythm'
Four hours before the first pitch, Ron Washington was once again back on the field, doing what he does best, teaching baseball. 

Coco Crisp not having neck surgery, but he is going on disabled list
Oakland A's outfielder Coco Crisp will try rest and rehabilitation for his neck  

A's put pitcher Mujica on disabled list, Crisp likely is next
Reliever Edward Mujica was pitching well for the Oakland A's since being acquired from the Boston Red Sox, but he suffered a thumb fracture after being hit by a line drive; decision likely to follow on outfielder Coco Crisp Friday or Saturday.  

Rays 3, A's 0: Oakland looks to be quickly losing confidence as it self-destructs again in the seventh inning
The A's bring in infield coach Ron Washington, who will help players like shortstop Marcus Semien, who has 16 errors, the worst total in baseball 

A's shortstop Semien looking forward to help from Ron Washington
Marcus Semien has mad 16 errors this season, and now the Oakland A's have hired Ron Washington to mentor him and the rest of the infield.  

A's officially bring back Ron Washington
The A's made it official Thursday with the announcement of the hiring of former Texas manager Ron Washington as a major league coach. 

A's lose to Houston, lose Crisp indefinitely; Ron Washington to return
Oakland A's left fielder Coco Crisp will be sidelined indefinitely with another neck injury. Meanwhile, the A's will bring back Ron Washington, the former Texas Rangers manager and A's infield coach, to help error-prone infielder Marcus Semien and the rest of the infield. 

A's outfielder Coco Crisp probably out at least through weekend
Oakland A's left fielder Coco Crisp injured his neck diving for a ball; manager Bob Melvin unsure if Crisp will have to spend time on the disabled list. 

Oakland A's errors of their ways
A's had committed 22 errors in a 15-game stretch until playing error-free Tuesday night 

A's lose to Astros, see Crisp leave with neck injury
Ace Sonny Gray unable to guide Oakland to second straight win 

A's get good news about Jarrod Parker's elbow surgery
Right-hander won't require a third Tommy John surgery after successful procedure on fracture 

Coco Crisp leaves A's game with neck pain
A's left fielder Coco Crisp left Tuesday's game against the Houston Astros because of neck pain. 

A's lefty Drew Pomeranz could be headed to disabled list
Drew Pomeranz left Monday's game against the Houston Astros in the fifth because of shoulder tightness; he will skip trip to Tampa Bay and head back to Bay Area to be examined. 

Oakland A's win a one-run game, beat Houston Astros 2-1
A's once again find the confines of Minute Maid Park to be friendly; starter Drew Pomeranz leaves in the fifth inning with left shoulder tightness. 

A's Parker to have elbow surgery Tuesday
Jarrod Parker was recovering from Tommy John surgery when he had the latest setback. 

Oakland A's errors of their ways
A's have committed 21 errors in their past 14 games, Oakland's worst stretch of bumbles, fumbles and overthrows since the 1982 team 28 errors in a 17-game stretch 

 
 
 
 
 
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