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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

Miguel Tejada (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Tejada Suspended 105 Games For Violating MLB’s Joint Drug Program

Royals infielder Miguel Tejada has been suspended 105 games by Major League Baseball for violating its joint drug program, one of the longest suspensions ever handed down.

08/17/2013

Alfonso Soriano (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Soriano Has Exceeded All Expectations In Yankees Return

Soriano’s mighty stick and megawatt smile have lifted the gloomy mood in the Bronx.

08/15/2013

Phil Hughes (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images), CC Sabathia (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Concerns Over Yankees’ Sabathia And Hughes Are Justified

There’s trouble brewing with those two, and manager Joe Girardi may be powerless to do much about it.

06/14/2013

Mariano Rivera (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

‘Pizza Man’ Mariano Rivera Surprises A’s Employee With Pregame Delivery

Posing as a pizza delivery man, Rivera surprised longtime Athletics employee Julie Vasconcellos by visiting her in the mail room where she has worked going on 25 years.

06/13/2013

Robinson Cano  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Offense Struggles In 5-2 Loss To Surging A’s

Even the hard-hit balls seem to be finding gloves, and that was the case again in a loss to the Athletics on Wednesday night.

06/13/2013

Jed Lowrie of the Oakland Athletics did not get his throw off in time to complete the double-play, while avoiding the slide of Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees in the eighth inning on June 11, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

CC Sabathia Struggles As Yankees Lose 6-4 To A’s

As soon as Coco Crisp sent the second pitch of the game from CC Sabathia over the left-field wall it was clear the Yankees’ ace didn’t have his best stuff.

06/12/2013

Andy Pettitte of the New York Yankees pitches against the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium on May 5, 2013. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Athletics Edge Yankees, Oakland Takes Rubber Game Over Bombers

Andy Pettitte surrendered two home runs as the Yankees lost 5-4 on Sunday.

05/06/2013

Scott Sizemore (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

Sims: Brutal News For Scott Sizemore; What Now After Repeat ACL Tear?

After an arduous rehab that was reportedly uneventful and free of setbacks, he will have to do it all over. Again.

04/11/2013

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Art Howe: Yankees ‘A Little Long In The Tooth’

The former big-league skipper has his sights set on Toronto. And right on cue, the AL East hopeful delivered a jab at the aging Bronx Bombers.

11/07/2012

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 07:  Omar Infante #4 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates as he scores the game-winning run on a sacrifice fly hit by Don Kelly #32 in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 7, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Tigers Rally To Beat A’s 5-4 For 2-0 Lead In ALDS

Detroit will go for a sweep of the division series matchup in Game 3 on Tuesday at Oakland.

10/07/2012

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Did Predictions Pan Out? Roberts’ MLB Playoff Preview, Awards And A Look Back

Here they are, Evan Roberts’ original 2012 MLB power rankings. Let’s see what lessons can be learned…

10/04/2012

Mark Teixeira (credit: Elsa/Getty Images), Phil Hughes (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Palladino: Yankees Must Conquer Their Demons — Now

This is what makes the Yanks so interesting: no one truly knows which team will appear on the field this weekend. Or for Friday’s wild card game. Or for a 163rd game in Baltimore.

10/02/2012

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Lose To A’s 5-4, Retain AL East Lead

Despite the defeat, the Yankees have to like their chances to win the division — their final 10 games are against three teams with records below .500.

09/23/2012

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