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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 15:  American League All-Star Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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HOUSTON, TX - JULY 28:  Chris Carter #23 of the Houston Astros hits a three-run home run in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park on July 28, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Astros Launch 4 Homers In Win Over A’s

It all fell apart for Oakland starter Jesse Chavez in a very brief span. Chavez gave up a career-high three homers as the Houston Astros snapped a five-game skid with a 7-3 win over the [...]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 28:  Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants can't handle the throw as Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates dives back into second base in the top of the first inning at AT&T Park on July 28, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The throw got past Panik and McCutchen went to third base on the error. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants Lose 5th Straight, 5-0 To Pirates

After getting swept in a three-game home series to the Los Angeles Dodgers to fall out of first place in the NL West, the San Francisco Giants turned to their hottest pitcher to help wash [...]

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 23:  Craig Gentry #3 of the Oakland Athletics dives to catch a fly ball hit off the bat of Jason Castro (not pictured) of the Houston Astros during the ninth inning at O.co Coliseum on July 23, 2014 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Houston Astros 9-7.  (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s OF Gentry Placed On 15-Day DL

The Oakland Athletics have put outfielder Craig Gentry on the 15-day disabled list because of a broken right hand and promoted outfielder Billy Burns from Double-A Midland. A’s manager Bob Melvin said Burns was expected [...]

ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 27: Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics makes the out on Daniel Robertson #19 of the Texas Rangers throwing to first base for the double play in the fifth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Jaso Has 3 RBIs, A’s Beat Rangers 9-3

It doesn’t matter to John Jaso whether he’s Oakland’s leadoff batter, as long as he’s playing. For the Athletics, he’s extremely important at the top of the order, especially with Coco Crisp hurting. Jaso drove [...]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 27:  Carl Crawford #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers scores in the top of the fourth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on July 27, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Crawford scored on an RBI single by Juan Uribe.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants Lose In Peavy’s Debut, Swept By Dodgers

The San Francisco Giants pinned their hopes on Jake Peavy to provide new life to a beat-up rotation and a lineup searching for a lift. It was a disappointing debut for the right-hander a day [...]

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 22:  Alberto Callaspo #7 of the Oakland Athletics hits an RBI double against the Boston Red Sox during the second inning at O.co Coliseum on June 22, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Alberto Callaspo Activated From DL By A’s

Alberto Callaspo was activated by the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, the first day the infielder was eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list. To make room for Callaspo on the active roster, Oakland optioned [...]

ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 26:  Josh Reddick #16 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 26, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Gray Wins 6th Straight, A’s 4 HRs Beat Texas

Sonny Gray was sitting toward the back of the dugout, listening to the power spree that put Oakland in control. Gray won his sixth straight decision, helped when the Athletics hit four home runs in [...]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 26:  Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the bottom of the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants  at AT&T Park on July 26, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Kershaw pitched a two hit, complete game shutout and the Dodgers won 5-0.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Kershaw Throws Gem Against Giants, LA Wins 5-0

Clayton Kershaw continued to spoil his manager with another brilliant performance. Kerhaw pitched a two-hitter to win his ninth straight decision, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants [...]

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 24:  Starting pitcher Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 24, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Giants Acquire RHP Jake Peavy From Red Sox

The San Francisco Giants boosted their rotation for the stretch run by acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers. The 2007 NL Cy Young [...]

PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 20:  Hector Sanchez #29 of the San Francisco Giants bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on June 20, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Diamondbacks defeated the Giants 4-1  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Giants’ Sanchez Goes On 7-Day Concussion DL

The Giants placed catcher Hector Sanchez on the 7-day disabled list with a mild concussion before their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday. Sanchez left Friday night’s game against the Dodgers early after [...]

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 28:  Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants can't handle the throw as Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates dives back into second base in the top of the first inning at AT&T Park on July 28, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The throw got past Panik and McCutchen went to third base on the error. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants Lose 5th Straight, 5-0 To Pirates

After getting swept in a three-game home series to the Los Angeles Dodgers to fall out of first place in the NL West, the San Francisco Giants turned to their hottest pitcher to help wash [...]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 27:  Carl Crawford #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers scores in the top of the fourth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on July 27, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Crawford scored on an RBI single by Juan Uribe.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants Lose In Peavy’s Debut, Swept By Dodgers

The San Francisco Giants pinned their hopes on Jake Peavy to provide new life to a beat-up rotation and a lineup searching for a lift. It was a disappointing debut for the right-hander a day [...]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 26:  Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the bottom of the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants  at AT&T Park on July 26, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Kershaw pitched a two hit, complete game shutout and the Dodgers won 5-0.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Kershaw Throws Gem Against Giants, LA Wins 5-0

Clayton Kershaw continued to spoil his manager with another brilliant performance. Kerhaw pitched a two-hitter to win his ninth straight decision, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants [...]

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 24:  Starting pitcher Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 24, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Giants Acquire RHP Jake Peavy From Red Sox

The San Francisco Giants boosted their rotation for the stretch run by acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers. The 2007 NL Cy Young [...]

PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 20:  Hector Sanchez #29 of the San Francisco Giants bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on June 20, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Diamondbacks defeated the Giants 4-1  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Giants’ Sanchez Goes On 7-Day Concussion DL

The Giants placed catcher Hector Sanchez on the 7-day disabled list with a mild concussion before their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday. Sanchez left Friday night’s game against the Dodgers early after [...]

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HOUSTON, TX - JULY 28:  Chris Carter #23 of the Houston Astros hits a three-run home run in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park on July 28, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Astros Launch 4 Homers In Win Over A’s

It all fell apart for Oakland starter Jesse Chavez in a very brief span. Chavez gave up a career-high three homers as the Houston Astros snapped a five-game skid with a 7-3 win over the [...]

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 23:  Craig Gentry #3 of the Oakland Athletics dives to catch a fly ball hit off the bat of Jason Castro (not pictured) of the Houston Astros during the ninth inning at O.co Coliseum on July 23, 2014 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Houston Astros 9-7.  (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s OF Gentry Placed On 15-Day DL

The Oakland Athletics have put outfielder Craig Gentry on the 15-day disabled list because of a broken right hand and promoted outfielder Billy Burns from Double-A Midland. A’s manager Bob Melvin said Burns was expected [...]

ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 27: Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics makes the out on Daniel Robertson #19 of the Texas Rangers throwing to first base for the double play in the fifth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Jaso Has 3 RBIs, A’s Beat Rangers 9-3

It doesn’t matter to John Jaso whether he’s Oakland’s leadoff batter, as long as he’s playing. For the Athletics, he’s extremely important at the top of the order, especially with Coco Crisp hurting. Jaso drove [...]

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 22:  Alberto Callaspo #7 of the Oakland Athletics hits an RBI double against the Boston Red Sox during the second inning at O.co Coliseum on June 22, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Alberto Callaspo Activated From DL By A’s

Alberto Callaspo was activated by the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, the first day the infielder was eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list. To make room for Callaspo on the active roster, Oakland optioned [...]

ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 26:  Josh Reddick #16 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 26, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Gray Wins 6th Straight, A’s 4 HRs Beat Texas

Sonny Gray was sitting toward the back of the dugout, listening to the power spree that put Oakland in control. Gray won his sixth straight decision, helped when the Athletics hit four home runs in [...]