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Adam Dunn debuts with home run in A's win

A's newcomer Adam Dunn drills a two-run homer, Jason Hammel has strongest outing since joining Oakland in win over Seattle Mariners 
A's activate shortstop Jed Lowrie from disabled list
Oakland A's also promote three players from Triple-A Sacramento including speedy outfielder Billy Burns and reliever Fernando Rodriguez. 

Slumping A's swept by Angels; Melvin calls team's play 'embarrassing'
Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin called his team's play 'pathetic, embarrassing' after a four-game sweep by the Los Angeles Angels dropped Oakland five games back in the American League West. 

A's acquire Adam Dunn from White Sox
The struggling Oakland A's trade minor league pitcher to get DH/first baseman Adam Dunn from the Chicago White Sox  

Oakland A's-Seattle Mariners preview
A's VS. SEATTLEMonday: A's Jason Hammel (9-10, 3.72) vs. Mariners' Chris Young (12-6, 3.17), 1:05 p.m. 

By the numbers: Adam Dunn
Statistics for Adam Dunn, who was acquired by the Oakland A's from the Chicago White Sox 

Athletics: Jed Lowrie to return, Coco Crisp still out
Coco Crisp out of Oakland lineup Sunday for second consecutive day, but shortstop Jed Lowrie could be back Monday for game against Seattle Mariners. 

Angels beat A's again
The Oakland A's offense fails to produce once again as the Los Angeles Angels win 2-0 to increase their lead in the American League West 

With Coco Crisp, others injured, A's eye roster relief
For banged-up Oakland A's, Monday's expansion of rosters to 40 couldn't be more timely 

A's blanked by Angels; Crisp hurt
Jered Weaver and the Los Angeles Angels defeated Jon Lester and the Oakland A's 4-0 to open a three-game lead in the American League West; Coco Crisp left the game with an injury after crashing into the wall trying to catch Chris Iannetta's home run. 

A's Coco Crisp leaves game with neck injury
Oakland A's center fielder Coco Crisp leaves Friday's game with Angels in fifth inning after crashing into left-center field wall 

Why Oakland A's dropped protest against Angels
Billy Beane, Bob Melvin chose not to move forward with the Oakland A's protest to Major League Baseball over an obstruction call in the ninth inning of Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Angels; umpiring crew chief Gerry Davis maintains that his crew made the right call. 

Angels beat A's, take two-game lead in A.L. West
The Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland A's 4-3 in 10 innings to take a two-game lead in the American League West 

A's play game against Angels under protest
Obstruction call against Oakland results in the A's playing their game against the Los Angeles Angels under protest 

A's flip starts for Jeff Samardzija, Scott Kazmir
Oakland A's move Jeff Samardzija's next start to Saturday, a day earlier than planned 

A's recall Evan Scribner, send Drew Pomeranz back to minors
Right-handed pitcher Evan Scribner is back with Oakland A's, who option Drew Pomeranz to Single-A Beloit 

Oakland A's pull out 5-4 victory over Houston Astros
Sam Fuld's two-run homer in the ninth inning keys a three-run rally and a 5-4 Oakland A's win over the Houston Astros. 

Oakland A's-Los Angeles Angels pitching matchup for upcoming four-game series
A's AT LOS ANGELESThursday: A's Sonny Gray (13-7, 3.00 ERA) vs. Angels' C.J. Wilson (10-8, 4.59), 7:05 p. 

A's Billy Beane: No regrets on trading Cespedes for Lester, Gomes
The Oakland A's pulled a victory out with a three-run ninth inning -- a game-tying RBI single by Eric Sogard and a go-ahead two-run homer by Sam Fuld 

A's shortstop Jed Lowrie getting close to returning
Jed Lowrie, who has a broken finger, has resumed throwing and taking batting practice; utility infielder Nick Punto also close to returning after being sidelined with a hamstring injury. 

A's lose 4-2 to Astros
Chris Carter's three-run homer in the eighth inning leads the Houston Astros past the Oakland A's 

A's manager Bob Melvin being discreet with pitching plans
Oakland A's lefty Drew Pomeranz will start against Houston Astros on Wednesday; Melvin not saying if Pomeranz will remain in rotation following that start 

A's, Donaldson blow past Astros
Oakland A's third baseman Josh Donaldson drives in three runs in 8-2 victory over Houston Astros 

Eric O'Flaherty appears slated for role as A's interim closer
Eric O'Flaherty appears slated for Oakland A's closer's role with Sean Doolittle out for at least two weeks with an intercostal (right side) strain 

A's to recall Pomeranz to pitch Wednesday vs. Astros
Oakland A's to recall Drew Pomeranz from Triple-A Sacramento to pitch final game of team's series with Houston Astros Wednesday, giving Sonny Gray, Jon Lester, Scott Kazmir and Jeff Samardzija extra rest
 

New A's catcher Geovany Soto joins team in Houston
Oakland A's officially place John Jaso on disabled list with a concussion; it's the second time in the past year that a concussion has sidelined the A's catcher. 

Angels beat A's, reclaim first place
The Los Angeles Angels hit Oakland A's starter Scott Kazmir hard and rolled to a 9-4 win, salvaging the final game of the series and reclaiming first place in the American League West; but the A's bigger concern is a growing injury list that includes closer Sean Doolittle. 

Oakland A's-Houston Astros preview
A's AT HOUSTONMonday: A's Jeff Samardzija (5-10, 3.27) vs. Astros' Scott Feldman (7-9, 4.37), 5:10 p. 

Oakland A's place Sean Doolittle on disabled list
A's closer Sean Doolittle has a strained muscle in his right side; Bob Melvin likely to name replacement Monday 

A's running out of catchers, acquire Geovany Soto from Texas
Oakland A's desperate for catching depth as Jaso goes on disabled list and Vogt still hampered by a sore foot that prevents him from catching 

 
 
 
 
 
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