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Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals scores on a wild pitch in the eighth inning during their American League Wild Card game against the Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Royals Beat A’s 9-8 In 12 In AL Wild-Card Thriller

Back in the playoffs after 29 years, the Kansas City Royals ran wild and outlasted Oakland in a thrilling opener to baseball’s postseason.

10/01/2014

Royals' James Shields  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images), A's Jon Lester  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

MLB Playoffs Begin Tuesday With Marquee Matchup In Kansas City

All that matters now is what happens at Kauffman Stadium, between two starting pitchers — Royals ace James Shields and the A’s Jon Lester — who were brought to their teams for this moment.

09/30/2014

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Red Sox Blow Up Rotation, Send Lester To A’s And Lackey To Cardinals

Deadline day started with a bang and then an aftershock. The Boston Red Sox are without question going to look totally different in 2015.

07/31/2014

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5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Back-To-Back HR Derby Champ Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes is the name on every sports announcer’s lips but what do you really know about this Cuban powerhouse center fielder with an amazing arm? Here are a few facts.

07/15/2014

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The 5 Dirtiest Plays in Baseball History

Check out our list of the 5 dirtiest plays in baseball history.

06/27/2014

Travis d'Arnaud #15 of the New York Mets celebrates with David Wright #5 after hitting a three-run home run in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at Citi Field on June 24, 2014.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Chris Young, Mets Rough Up Kazmir, Athletics 10-1

Slumping outfielder Chris Young homered twice, Travis d’Arnaud hit a three-run shot in his return from a demotion and the towel-waving New York Mets roughed up Scott Kazmir and the Oakland Athletics 10-1 on Tuesday night.

06/25/2014

Travis d'Arnaud (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Red-Hot Travis D’Arnaud Expected To Rejoin Mets On Tuesday

Mets manager Terry Collins hopes catcher Travis d’Arnaud can bring his hot bat with him when he’s called up from Triple-A Las Vegas.

06/24/2014

Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics rounds the bases after hitting a three run home run off of Vidal Nuno #57 of the New York Yankees during the second inning at O.co Coliseum on June 15, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Hit Early 3-Run Homers, Rout Yankees 10-5

Derek Norris and Coco Crisp hit early three-run homers to back a strong start by Jesse Chavez, and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees 10-5 on Sunday.

06/16/2014

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3 Things Yoenis Cespedes Was Compared To On Twitter

After Tuesday’s 300-plus foot throw to home by the Athletics’ left fielder went viral, fans took to twitter to express who and what Yoenis Cespedes really is. Here are some of the comparisons.

06/12/2014

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Who Is Yoenis Cespedes? 5 Facts You Didn’t Know About The A’s Outfielder

Yoenis Cespedes is the name on every sports announcer’s lips but what do you really know about this Cuban powerhouse center fielder with an amazing arm? Here are a few facts.

06/12/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tanaka Stops The Bleeding As Yanks Edge A’s, Snap 4-Game Skid

Masahiro Tanaka tamed the highest-scoring team in the majors and the New York Yankees stopped a four-game skid, beating Oakland 2-1 Thursday and ending the Athletics’ five-game winning streak.

06/06/2014

Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics is out at second base as Brian Roberts #14 of the New York Yankees makes the throw to first base to get Kyle Blanks #88 for a double play in the fourth inning in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on June 4, 2014. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Oakland A’s Rally Past Yankees 7-4

The Oakland Athletics overcame a four-run deficit to beat the skidding New York Yankees 7-4 Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.

06/05/2014

Brendan Ryan #17 of the New York Yankees sends the ball to first for the double play as Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics is out at second on June 3, 2014 at Yankee Stadium.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

10th-Inning Homer Lifts Oakland A’s Over Yankees

Brandon Moss hit his second homer of the game leading off the 10th inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied for a 5-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.

06/04/2014

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: Sonny Gray #54 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Houston Astros during the first inning at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2013 in Oakland, California.

Athletics Need Sonny Gray To Show Off Masterful Curveball

The Oakland A’s, bitten by the injury bug, need to lean on starting pitcher Sonny Gray even more than expected.

03/21/2014

Stephen Vogt #21 of the Oakland Athletics returns to the dugout after scoring against the Detroit Tigers during Game 3 of the American League Division Series. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

A’s Put Tigers On Brink Of Elimination, Take 2-1 Series Lead In ALDS

Brandon Moss, Josh Reddick and Seth Smith homered for the Oakland Athletics, who chased Anibal Sanchez in the fifth inning and beat the Detroit Tigers, 6-3, on Monday for a 2-1 lead in their AL Division Series.

10/07/2013

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