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OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 20:  Jeff Samardzija #29 of the Oakland Athletics waits with the infielders for manager Bob Melvin to take him out of the game in the inning of their game against the New York Mets at O.co Coliseum on August 20, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Samardzija Roughed Up, A’s Fall To Mets 8-5

Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer, Eric Campbell also connected and the New York Mets beat the Oakland Athletics 8-5 on Wednesday to snap a three-game losing streak. Zack Wheeler (9-8) allowed two earned runs […]

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BOSTON, MA - MAY 28:  Former Boston Red Sox player Curt Schilling is honored with son Garrett prior to the game between the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves at Fenway Park on May 28, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. The pregame ceremony commemorated the 2004 World Series Championship Boston Red Sox team.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Schilling: Chewing Tobacco Caused Cancer

Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he’s battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use. Schilling discussed details of his cancer on WEEI-FM in Boston on Wednesday. He announced he had […]

KHTK Sports 1140–08/20/2014

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 19:  Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics hits a three run triple against the New York Mets during the fourth inning of an interleague game at O.co Coliseum on August 19, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Crisp’s 3-Run Triple Helps A’s Halt Slide

Oakland Athletics leadoff hitter Coco Crisp tinkered with his swing for a few days and finally got the results he has been looking for. That is critical for a team trying to hang on in […]

KHTK Sports 1140–08/20/2014

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 19:  Chicago Cubs head groundskeeper Roger Baird (R) and the crew work on Wrigley Field after a downpour delayed the Chicago Cubs game against the San Francisco Giants on August 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wrigley Grounds Crew Aids Cubs In Win Over SF

During the 20 minutes of rain, the field crew had great difficulty getting the tarp on the field, leaving parts of the infield exposed. When the tarp was removed, some of the water that had accumulated was dumped back onto the infield dirt.

KHTK Sports 1140–08/19/2014

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 03:  Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with teammates after the game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on August 3, 2014 in Oakland, California.  The Kansas City Royals defeated the Oakland Athletics 4-2.  (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Who Is MLB’s Best Catcher? YOU decide!

Not only does a catcher have involvement on literally every pitch, he acts as a shot caller, deciding what to throw and where. It’s then up to the pitcher to ensure the pitch crosses the […]

KHTK Sports 1140–08/19/2014

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 17: Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics sits on the field after being forced out at second base against the Atlanta Braves during the fourth inning at Turner Field on August 17, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Tomahawk Chopped: A’s Swept By Braves

The Oakland Athletics are reeling. They no longer have sole possession of first place in the AL West, and Jon Lester’s winning streak came to an end on Sunday night. Lester was outpitched by Mike […]

KHTK Sports 1140–08/17/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 17:  Michael Morse #38 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after scoring against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at AT&T Park on August 17, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Morse Paces Giants Past Phillies 5-2

A little bit of patience has led to a lot of confidence for Michael Morse, who finished the three-game series with Philadelphia reaching base in nine straight plate appearances. Morse got three hits and scored […]

KHTK Sports 1140–08/17/2014

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 16: Manager Bob Melvin #6 of the Oakland Athletics reacts after a second inning pickoff against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on August 16, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

A’s Fall 4-3 To Braves, Lose AL West Lead

For the first time in almost four months, the Athletics do not have sole claim to first place in the AL West. A four-game losing streak, including two straight losses to the Braves, and the […]

KHTK Sports 1140–08/16/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 16:  Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants dives into third base with a triple beating the throw from the outfield to Cody Asche #25 of the Philadelphia Phillies in the bottom of the eighth inning at AT&T Park on August 16, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The Giants won the game 6-5. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Panik Helps Giants Beat Phillies 6-5

The San Francisco Giants may have found their answer at second base. Joe Panik is showing he belongs in the lineup. Panik tripled and scored on Gregor Blanco’s tiebreaking single in the eighth inning, helping […]

KHTK Sports 1140–08/16/2014

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 15:  A ball hit by second baseman Phil Gosselin #15 of the Atlanta Braves (not pictured) goes over the wall just out of reach of centerfielder Coco Crisp #4f the Oakland Athletics for a 2-run home run in the sixth inning of the game at Turner Field on August 15, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Braves Pounce On Hammel, A’s Lose 7-2

Jason Hammel seemed to be gaining momentum in the Oakland rotation. An ugly step back led to questions about his spot in it. Hammel gave up five runs while recording only nine outs and the […]

KHTK Sports 1140–08/15/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 15:  Gregor Blanco #7 of the San Francisco Giants gets caught in a rundown and gets tagged out by pitcher Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies in the bottom of the six inning at AT&T Park on August 15, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants Waste Bumgarner’s Gem, Lose To Phils In 10

Madison Bumgarner turned in a strong pitching performance at home for the first time in a while, and the San Francisco Giants still found a way to lose. Chase Utley was hit by a pitch […]

KHTK Sports 1140–08/15/2014

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22:  Major League Baseball Executive Vice President Rob Manfred speaks at a news conference at MLB headquarters on November 22, 2011 in New York City. Commissioner Bud Selig announced a new five-year labor agreement between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

New MLB Commish May Focus On Game Length

Kenesaw Mountain Landis is remembered for throwing out the Black Sox, Ford Frick for an asterisk, and Bowie Kuhn for squabbles with players and owners. A. Bartlett Giamatti ran Pete Rose out of baseball, Fay […]

KHTK Sports 1140–08/15/2014

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MLB Preseason Power Rankings

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in the MLB. Here’s what to look for this year as baseball gets under way.

Angel Pagan #16 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with his teammates and the Commissioner's Trophy in the locker room after defeating the Detroit Tigers to win Game Four of the Major League Baseball World Series at Comerica Park on October 28, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in the tenth inning to win the World Series in 4 straight games. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

World Series Champion S.F. Giants!!

The Giants swept the Detroit Tigers to win their second World Series title in 3 years.

Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants tags out Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers for a double play to end the first inning during Game Three of the Major League Baseball World Series at Comerica Park on October 27, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

World Series – Game 3

The Giants win game three of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers.

Fans hold up cut out faces of panda bears in support of Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants against the Detroit Tigers during Game Two of the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 25, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

World Series – Game 2

The Giants are half way to winning the World Series after beating the Tigers 2-0 in game 2.

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World Series – Game 1

The San Francisco Giants win Game 1 of the 2012 World Series.

A’s Win AL West Division Title

The Oakland A’s beat the Texas Rangers Wednesday to win the AL West Division title.

The Oakland Athletics celebrates after the Athletics beat the Texas Rangers to clinch a playoff spot at O.co Coliseum on October 1, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Oakland A’s Clinch Playoff Berth

The Oakland A’s clinched a spot in the playoffs with a win over the Texas Rangers. It’s their first time in the post-season in six years.

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