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Trade for Second Baseman Needed For Athletics

By Matt Furtado / KHTK Sports 1140 The MLB Trade Deadline is less than a week away and the Oakland Athletics still have room...

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Twins Trade 1B Kendrys Morales To Mariners

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Kendrys Morales is on his way back to Seattle to try and give the Mariners’ struggling offense a boost as they chase a playoff spot. The Minnesota Twins traded Morales to the Mariners [...]

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Scherzer Wins 12th, Tigers Beat Angels 6-4

By JOE RESNICK Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The day after the Detroit Tigers traded for Texas Rangers closer Joakim Soria, Joe Nathan made a point of showing why he is still manager Brad Ausmus’ [...]

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 24:  Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates as he rounds the bases after he hit a grand slam home run in the sixth inning of their game against the Houston Astros at O.co Coliseum on July 24, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Moss Powers A’s Past Astros 13-1

A warm day helped Brandon Moss reach another milestone and it helped Jeff Samardzija enjoy even more run support. Moss hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athletics gave Samardzija more run support than he [...]

PHILADELPHIA - JULY 24: Starting pitcher Tim Hudson #17 of the San Francisco Giants throws a pitch in the first inning during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 24, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Hudson Solid, Hammels Better In Giants’ Loss

The San Francisco Giants couldn’t have asked for more from Tim Hudson. Hudson gave up two unearned runs in six innings but he was outpitched by Cole Hammels, and Chase Utley had a tiebreaking RBI [...]

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 23:  Jim Johnson #45 of the Oakland Athletics stands on the pitchers mound next to John Jaso #5 and Josh Donaldson #20 after giving up a run against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning at O.co Coliseum on July 23, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Designate RHP Johnson For Assignment

The Oakland Athletics have designated right-hander Jim Johnson for assignment before Thursday’s game against the Houston Astros. Johnson, acquired in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles, was 4-2 with a 6.92 ERA in 38 games [...]

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 23:  Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by Eric Sogard #28 after hitting a three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the second inning at O.co Coliseum on July 23, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Cespedes Hits 2 HRs, Injures Thumb In A’s Win

What should have been a runaway win for the Oakland Athletics ended with questions and concerns. Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with a sprained right thumb. [...]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 23:  Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants slides past second base and shortstop Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies, eventually tagged out in a rundown in the top of the eighth inning on July 23, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Pence Drives In 3, Giants Beat Phils 3-1

There are no secrets to Hunter Pence’s approach to hitting in crucial situations. His simple strategy worked again. Pence drove in all of San Francisco’s runs with a double in the ninth and Madison Bumgarner [...]

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 24:  Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim catches a fly ball in the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 24, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Top 10 Defensive Gems From MLB’s First Half

In a game where every out matters, MLB’s best players step up in the grandest situations. From game-saving catches to momentum-shifting throws, here are the top ten plays of baseball’s first half. 10. Just Mike [...]

TORONTO, CANADA - JULY 22: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after flying out in the fifth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on July 22, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Most Disappointing Team In MLB So Far?

Expectations could be high once opening day rolls around, mostly because every team is in the running for the championship at that point. As we’re halfway through the 2014 season, which team has not lived [...]

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 22:  Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros slides into home plate to score a run past Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics during the third inning at O.co Coliseum on July 22, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Miss Chances, Fall To Astros In Extras

All that walkoff magic followed by whipped cream-pie celebrations the Oakland Athletics have enjoyed in recent years turned the Astros’ way this time. The big hit was missing, and the A’s watched L.J. Hoes connect [...]

Giants
PHILADELPHIA - JULY 24: Starting pitcher Tim Hudson #17 of the San Francisco Giants throws a pitch in the first inning during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 24, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Hudson Solid, Hammels Better In Giants’ Loss

The San Francisco Giants couldn’t have asked for more from Tim Hudson. Hudson gave up two unearned runs in six innings but he was outpitched by Cole Hammels, and Chase Utley had a tiebreaking RBI [...]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 23:  Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants slides past second base and shortstop Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies, eventually tagged out in a rundown in the top of the eighth inning on July 23, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Pence Drives In 3, Giants Beat Phils 3-1

There are no secrets to Hunter Pence’s approach to hitting in crucial situations. His simple strategy worked again. Pence drove in all of San Francisco’s runs with a double in the ninth and Madison Bumgarner [...]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 23: Tim Lincecum #55 and Hector Sanchez #29 of the San Francisco Giants shake hands after winning the game against the Philadelphia Phillies in the 14th inning at Citizens Bank Park on July 23, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Giants won 9-6 in extra innings. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Lincecum’s First Save Lifts Giants In 14 Innings

If something didn’t happen soon, Giants manager Bruce Bochy was trotting a position player out to the pitching rubber. As it worked out, something happened. Brandon Crawford hit a bases-clearing double to break a 14th-inning [...]

Dan Uggla (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Giants Sign Dan Uggla To Minor-League Deal

The San Francisco Giants have signed former All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla to a minor league contract. Uggla was released last Friday by the Braves after hitting just .162 and losing his starting job. The [...]

PHILADELPHIA - JULY 21: Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants hits an RBI triple in the eighth inning during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 21, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Giants won 7-4. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Giants Spoil Lee’s Return, Beat Phillies

Two same-day call-ups helped the San Francisco Giants stay ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Adam Duvall hit a two-run homer to spoil Cliff Lee’s return from the disabled list and Giants beat the Philadelphia [...]

A's
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 24:  Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates as he rounds the bases after he hit a grand slam home run in the sixth inning of their game against the Houston Astros at O.co Coliseum on July 24, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Moss Powers A’s Past Astros 13-1

A warm day helped Brandon Moss reach another milestone and it helped Jeff Samardzija enjoy even more run support. Moss hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athletics gave Samardzija more run support than he [...]

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 23:  Jim Johnson #45 of the Oakland Athletics stands on the pitchers mound next to John Jaso #5 and Josh Donaldson #20 after giving up a run against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning at O.co Coliseum on July 23, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Designate RHP Johnson For Assignment

The Oakland Athletics have designated right-hander Jim Johnson for assignment before Thursday’s game against the Houston Astros. Johnson, acquired in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles, was 4-2 with a 6.92 ERA in 38 games [...]

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 23:  Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by Eric Sogard #28 after hitting a three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the second inning at O.co Coliseum on July 23, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Cespedes Hits 2 HRs, Injures Thumb In A’s Win

What should have been a runaway win for the Oakland Athletics ended with questions and concerns. Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with a sprained right thumb. [...]

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 22:  Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros slides into home plate to score a run past Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics during the third inning at O.co Coliseum on July 22, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Miss Chances, Fall To Astros In Extras

All that walkoff magic followed by whipped cream-pie celebrations the Oakland Athletics have enjoyed in recent years turned the Astros’ way this time. The big hit was missing, and the A’s watched L.J. Hoes connect [...]

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 19:  Scott Kazmir #26 of the Oakland Athletics pitches to Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning at O.co Coliseum on June 19, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Agree To 10-Year Lease To Stay In Oakland

The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday. After reviewing several modifications made by the Oakland City Council last week, team owner Lew [...]