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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.


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.


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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…


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.


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.


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Kallas: Yankees Win A Miracle Game As Cano Loafs After Another Ball

While that, rightly, is the focus of all articles on the game, this article is about something much more subtle – the inability (or lack of desire) of Robinson Cano to hustle in the field.