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11 News Houston
Semien, Cotton send Athletics past Astros 3over the plate it's going to allow him to stay in the game a little bit longer
11 News Houston / Posted 11 hours ago
over the plate it's going to allow him to stay in the game a little bit longer and his stuff his good," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. Blake Treinen allowed one hit in two scoreless innings for his seventh save. Brad Peacock (10-2) pitched... Read more
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Marin Independent Journal
A’s edge Astros to avert sweepAmerican League West clubs. “No one likes to get beat consistently like that,
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 12 hours ago
American League West clubs. “No one likes to get beat consistently like that, so it was a big game for us,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “Other than the first inning, when he (Cotton) was walking guys (two), he found out that if he throws the... Read more
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The Mercury News
A’s edge Astros to avert sweepAmerican League West clubs. “No one likes to get beat consistently like that,
The Mercury News / Posted 13 hours ago
American League West clubs. “No one likes to get beat consistently like that, so it was a big game for us,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “Other than the first inning, when he (Cotton) was walking guys (two), he found out that if he throws the... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Astros’ errors, nice work by Jharel Cotton spur A’s winprevious 21 games between the teams, 12 of 14 this season. “Everybody was feel
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 13 hours ago
previous 21 games between the teams, 12 of 14 this season. “Everybody was feeling it going into the last game,” manager Bob Melvin said. “Nobody likes to get beat consistently like that.” Boog Powell singled to right to open the game, the first... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
A’s Bruce Maxwell held out after foul ball off the maskdidn’t sleep well after the game and was feeling sluggish Sunday morning. “He
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 18 hours ago
didn’t sleep well after the game and was feeling sluggish Sunday morning. “He took a shot to the mask again,” manager Bob Melvin said. “He’s taken quite a few of these. No concussion symptoms, certainly no concussions, but with a day game,... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
A’s Bruce Maxwell held out aftter fall ball off the maskdidn’t sleep well after the game and was feeling sluggish Sunday morning. “He
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 19 hours ago
didn’t sleep well after the game and was feeling sluggish Sunday morning. “He took a shot to the mask again,” manager Bob Melvin said. “He’s taken quite a few of these. No concussion symptoms, certainly no concussions, but with a day game,... Read more
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The Mercury News
A’s waste strong effort by Graveman, are blanked by Astrosconcludes Sunday. The A’s (53-70) are a season-low 17 games under .500. “I exp
The Mercury News / Posted yesterday
concludes Sunday. The A’s (53-70) are a season-low 17 games under .500. “I expect us to score some runs,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “Give (McHugh) credit, he threw the ball well, but I expected us to hit some balls harder than we... Read more
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Marin Independent Journal
A’s waste solid effort by Graveman in loss to Houstonconcludes Sunday. The A’s (53-70) are a season-low 17 games under .500. “I exp
Marin Independent Journal / Posted yesterday
concludes Sunday. The A’s (53-70) are a season-low 17 games under .500. “I expect us to score some runs,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “Give (McHugh) credit, he threw the ball well, but I expected us to hit some balls harder than we... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
McHugh throws 6 innings in Astros' 3 0 win over A'slead off the eighth. Houston improved to 12-2 against the A's this year. "You
MyMotherLode.com / Posted yesterday
lead off the eighth. Houston improved to 12-2 against the A's this year. "You saw the same game I did," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. "Just not very good swings at times. Got to give the pitcher some credit. He threw the ball pretty well but... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
McHugh throws 6 innings in Astros' 3-0 win over A'slead off the eighth. Houston improved to 12-2 against the A's this year. "You
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
lead off the eighth. Houston improved to 12-2 against the A's this year. "You saw the same game I did," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. "Just not very good swings at times. Got to give the pitcher some credit. He threw the ball pretty well but... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Peacock upped his gamefor Jed Lowrie and Fernando Rodriguez before the 2013 season. “He’s made some
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
for Jed Lowrie and Fernando Rodriguez before the 2013 season. “He’s made some significant adjustments,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “His arm angle is lower now, he’s got a different complement of pitches. He’s really reinvented himself.... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Astros, now the A’s role models, come out on top againroute to the division title. Now the Astros are in first place and the A’s in l
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
route to the division title. Now the Astros are in first place and the A’s in last. "How quickly it can flip," A’s manager Bob Melvin said. "A few years ago, we were doing to them what they’re doing to us now. It doesn’t feel to too terribly good... Read more
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Santa Cruz Sentinel
Dallas Keuchel remains mystery to A’sbase on the shift. Keuchel responded by retiring the next seven batters in a ro
Santa Cruz Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
base on the shift. Keuchel responded by retiring the next seven batters in a row. “Sinkers is what he does,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “We were having trouble getting the ball in the air, and he’s getting the low strike. It’s tough.” Keuchel... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Keuchel throws 7 shutout innings in Astros' 3 1 win over A'sdown the third base line and away from the shift in the third inning. "Sinkers
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 2 days ago
down the third base line and away from the shift in the third inning. "Sinkers, that's what he does," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said of Keuchel. "We were having trouble getting the ball in the air and he's getting the low strike. It's going... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Keuchel throws 7 shutout innings in Astros' 3-1 win over A'sdown the third base line and away from the shift in the third inning. "Sinkers
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 2 days ago
down the third base line and away from the shift in the third inning. "Sinkers, that's what he does," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said of Keuchel. "We were having trouble getting the ball in the air and he's getting the low strike. It's going... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
A’s Matt Joyce getting it going against left-handersleft-handed hitter in Oakland’s lineup against lefty Dallas Keuchel. “He’s tak
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 2 days ago
left-handed hitter in Oakland’s lineup against lefty Dallas Keuchel. “He’s taking advantage of the opportunity,” manager Bob Melvin said. “You look at his swing and the way he goes about his business, tracking the baseball, you would think he... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
A’s Chad Pinder learned versatility back homeso good in right field, in fact, there’s talk that might be a full-time positio
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 3 days ago
so good in right field, in fact, there’s talk that might be a full-time position for him some day. “It’s so funny when Bob Melvin puts him in the outfield — I giggle because this kid has a gun,” Chris said. Chad’s versatility is not a surprise... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Gordon's go-ahead single in 9th lifts KC past Oaklandgot back in it on Jed Lowrie's two-run single in the fifth. "It just was an ug
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
got back in it on Jed Lowrie's two-run single in the fifth. "It just was an ugly game all the way around," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "There was no pace to the game, and it just seemed like one of those games that was just blah." Kansas... Read more
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Marin Independent Journal
A’s blow late lead then stage improbable comebackwas a scene that was all too familiar for A’s starting pitcher Smith. The 36-y
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 4 days ago
was a scene that was all too familiar for A’s starting pitcher Smith. The 36-year-old veteran handed the ball to manager Bob Melvin after recording the first out of the fifth, leaving a potential victory in the hands of the A’s bullpen with just... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Royals score run in 9th to upend A’sGuiding a young team that long ago realized it will not reach the postseason in
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 4 days ago
Guiding a young team that long ago realized it will not reach the postseason in 2017, A’s manager Bob Melvin must strike a fine balance between trying to win every game while understanding that some losses are better than others. Take, for example,... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Alex Gordon’s go-ahead single in 9th lifts Royals past A’sfrom right shoulder surgery, isn’t expected to be able to play in the outfield
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 4 days ago
from right shoulder surgery, isn’t expected to be able to play in the outfield until “well into September,” manager Bob Melvin said. Royals: RHP Ian Kennedy (4-8, 4.80 ERA) starts Friday at home against the first-place Indians trying to... Read more
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The Mercury News
Paul Blackburn struggles against Royals in shortest outing of his careerimpressive starts in his first seven outings after beginning his big league car
The Mercury News / Posted 4 days ago
impressive starts in his first seven outings after beginning his big league career in July that caught the eye of manager Bob Melvin and the rest of the organization, Blackburn is now going through a bit of a rough patch. His previous start... Read more
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TSN
Gordon's single in 9th lifts Royals past A'sand six starts — but hasn't beaten them since April 10, 2012. "It just was an
TSN / Posted 4 days ago
and six starts — but hasn't beaten them since April 10, 2012. "It just was an ugly game all the way around," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "There was no pace to the game, and it just seemed like one of those games that was just blah." Kansas... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Chris Hatcher throws scoreless inning in A’s debut(2015-17), Hatcher is 8-14 with a 4.72 ERA and four saves. “I know he’s pitche
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 4 days ago
(2015-17), Hatcher is 8-14 with a 4.72 ERA and four saves. “I know he’s pitched in significant roles before,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said of Hatcher. “He’s known to be kind of a tough guy, likes the tougher situations.” Hatcher realized it would... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Alex Gordon's go-ahead single in 9th lifts Royals past A'sfrom right shoulder surgery, isn't expected to be able to play in the outfield
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 4 days ago
from right shoulder surgery, isn't expected to be able to play in the outfield until "well into September," manager Bob Melvin said. UP NEXT Royals: RHP Ian Kennedy (4-8, 4.80 ERA) starts Friday at home against the first-place Indians... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Percentages don’t pay off for Ned Yost, Royals in loss to A’sreally what the culture we want to set with these guys is: We’re going to come
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 4 days ago
really what the culture we want to set with these guys is: We’re going to come back, no matter what,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “The at-bats were as good in that eighth inning as we’ve seen.” Drew Butera, Eric Hosmer and Moustakas... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Joyce's 3-run double rallies A's past Royals 10-8really what the culture we want to set with these guys is: We're going to come
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
really what the culture we want to set with these guys is: We're going to come back, no matter what," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "The at-bats were as good in that eighth inning as we've seen." Drew Butera, Eric Hosmer and Moustakas... Read more
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The Monterey County Herald
Oakland A’s complete a wild comeback against Royalswas a scene that was all too familiar for A’s starting pitcher Smith. The 36-y
The Monterey County Herald / Posted 5 days ago
was a scene that was all too familiar for A’s starting pitcher Smith. The 36-year-old veteran handed the ball to manager Bob Melvin after recording the first out of the fifth, leaving a potential victory in the hands of the A’s bullpen with just... Read more
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Santa Cruz Sentinel
Oakland A’s complete a wild comeback against Royalswas a scene that was all too familiar for A’s starting pitcher Smith. The 36-y
Santa Cruz Sentinel / Posted 5 days ago
was a scene that was all too familiar for A’s starting pitcher Smith. The 36-year-old veteran handed the ball to manager Bob Melvin after recording the first out of the fifth, leaving a potential victory in the hands of the A’s bullpen with just... Read more
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The Mercury News
A’s blow late lead then complete a wild comeback against Royalswas a scene that was all too familiar for A’s starting pitcher Smith. The 36-y
The Mercury News / Posted 5 days ago
was a scene that was all too familiar for A’s starting pitcher Smith. The 36-year-old veteran handed the ball to manager Bob Melvin after recording the first out of the fifth, leaving a potential victory in the hands of the A’s bullpen with just... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Casilla blows it again but A’s blaze back to beat Royalspitch.” Marcus Semien sent Joyce in with a base hit, providing an insurance ru
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 5 days ago
pitch.” Marcus Semien sent Joyce in with a base hit, providing an insurance run. “Really gutsy comeback,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “A lot of young guys putting together some really good at-bats. The momentum went from us to them to us... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
A’s deal for Dodgers reliever Chris Hatcherwill serve as audition time. "There’s a great opportunity here for relievers,
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 5 days ago
will serve as audition time. "There’s a great opportunity here for relievers, the way things have gone for us," manager Bob Melvin said when asked about Oakland’s bullpen. "We’re looking for some guys who can pitch and pitch well for... Read more
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The Mercury News
Jharel Cotton continues inconsistent season for A’s against Royalsissue on July 30, Cotton has not been able to find a rhythm in any of his start
The Mercury News / Posted 5 days ago
issue on July 30, Cotton has not been able to find a rhythm in any of his starts back from the disabled list. A’s manager Bob Melvin was non-committal when asked if he would consider skipping Cotton’s next start. “We’ll see where it goes,” Melvin... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Gallagher hits slam for 1st MLB homer, Royals beat A's 6-2for six runs and eight hits in six innings. He dropped to 1-7 in nine night sta
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
for six runs and eight hits in six innings. He dropped to 1-7 in nine night starts and 2-6 in 10 home outings. A's manager Bob Melvin didn't commit on whether Cotton might need a break from the rotation. "I want to go out there every five days,... Read more
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The Monterey County Herald
A’s Cotton continues inconsistent season against Royalsfour runs or more in nine of his 18 starts this season as he fell to 5-10 with
The Monterey County Herald / Posted 6 days ago
four runs or more in nine of his 18 starts this season as he fell to 5-10 with his ERA ballooning up to 5.92. A’s manager Bob Melvin had hoped to see a more consistent performance from Cotton in this start, but his outing was anything but. The... Read more
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Marin Independent Journal
Jharel Cotton continues inconsistent season for A’s against Royalsfour runs or more in nine of his 18 starts this season as he fell to 5-10 with
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 6 days ago
four runs or more in nine of his 18 starts this season as he fell to 5-10 with his ERA ballooning up to 5.92. A’s manager Bob Melvin had hoped to see a more consistent performance from Cotton in this start, but his outing was anything but. The... Read more
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Santa Cruz Sentinel
A’s Cotton continues inconsistent season against Royalsfour runs or more in nine of his 18 starts this season as he fell to 5-10 with
Santa Cruz Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
four runs or more in nine of his 18 starts this season as he fell to 5-10 with his ERA ballooning up to 5.92. A’s manager Bob Melvin had hoped to see a more consistent performance from Cotton in this start, but his outing was anything but. The... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Jharel Cotton allows grand slam as A’s fall to Royals3-0, threw two strikes, then watched Gallagher’s drive sail over the left-field
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 6 days ago
3-0, threw two strikes, then watched Gallagher’s drive sail over the left-field wall. Before Monday’s game, A’s manager Bob Melvin said Cotton’s struggles stem from a lack of control. “It starts with throwing the ball over the plate and getting... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
A’s Matt Olson getting into swing of thingsMonday. “Anytime I’m up here, I’m happy to be up here.” His most recent demoti
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 6 days ago
Monday. “Anytime I’m up here, I’m happy to be up here.” His most recent demotion came July 24. Olson said that manager Bob Melvin “just came up to me in the dugout and was like, ‘Someone’s got to go. It sucks that it’s you, but keep doing your... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
A’s Matt Olson getting into swing of thingsafternoon. “Anytime I’m up here, I’m happy to be up here.” His most recent dem
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
afternoon. “Anytime I’m up here, I’m happy to be up here.” His most recent demotion came July 24. Olson said that manager Bob Melvin “just came up to me in the dugout and was like, ‘Someone’s got to go. It sucks that it’s you, but keep doing your... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
A’s Jharel Cotton tries to get back on track against Royalsthree homers — in six innings in a 6-3 loss to Seattle on Wednesday. In his pr
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
three homers — in six innings in a 6-3 loss to Seattle on Wednesday. In his pregame news conference Monday, A’s manager Bob Melvin said Cotton’s struggles stem from a lack of control. “It starts with throwing the ball over the plate and getting... Read more
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Marin Independent Journal
Graveman outlasts strong Orioles start to help A’s win 9-326 2/3 innings over the previous six games. Sean Manaea let in six runs in a th
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 6 days ago
26 2/3 innings over the previous six games. Sean Manaea let in six runs in a third of an inning the night before. Manager Bob Melvin, whose team had dropped four of five games, said before the game that he was counting on Graveman to help turn the... Read more
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The Mercury News
Graveman outlasts strong Orioles start to help A’s win 9-326 2/3 innings over the previous six games. Sean Manaea let in six runs in a th
The Mercury News / Posted 7 days ago
26 2/3 innings over the previous six games. Sean Manaea let in six runs in a third of an inning the night before. Manager Bob Melvin, whose team had dropped four of five games, said before the game that he was counting on Graveman to help turn the... Read more
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The Mercury News
A’s baffled by pitcher’s latest disasterhad little more to say after his latest blowup than, “I got beat really bad. Ho
The Mercury News / Posted 7 days ago
had little more to say after his latest blowup than, “I got beat really bad. Honestly, I have no idea.” Manager Bob Melvin was still scratching his head Sunday. “Physically, he feels good. That’s the most important thing,” Melvin said.... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
A’s won’t skip Sean Manaea in rotationSean Manaea’s rotten stretch lately, the A’s have no plans to skip the left-han
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 7 days ago
Sean Manaea’s rotten stretch lately, the A’s have no plans to skip the left-hander’s next turn in the rotation, manager Bob Melvin said Sunday. Because Manaea threw just 28 pitches in the worst outing of his career Saturday, the light workload... Read more
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CBS Baltimore
Tim Beckham's 4 Hits Highlight Night As Orioles Pound A'sjust the second time all season, running his winless stretch to five starts sin
CBS Baltimore / Posted 8 days ago
just the second time all season, running his winless stretch to five starts since defeating Cleveland on July 16. Manager Bob Melvin suggested his pitcher might be tired. “The past three starts have been awful,” Manaea said. BECKHAM’S HOT... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
A’s pitching falters again, Orioles roll 12to establish himself as a reliable major-league starter. He was 8-5 with a 3.68
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 8 days ago
to establish himself as a reliable major-league starter. He was 8-5 with a 3.68 ERA in his first 17 starts. A’s manager Bob Melvin, speaking before the game, insisted he had not lost faith in Manaea. “Everyone goes through a down period over... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Asthma attack delayed Powell’s debut with A’streatment. He felt better Saturday, took a long run at the Coliseum around lun
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
treatment. He felt better Saturday, took a long run at the Coliseum around lunchtime and emerged in good shape. Manager Bob Melvin put Powell in Saturday night’s lineup, leading off and playing center field against the Orioles. He went 1-for-4... Read more
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Marin Independent Journal
A’s rally late to beat OriolesBoog Powell and Michael Brady, the A’s optioned outfielders Jaycob Brugman and
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 8 days ago
Boog Powell and Michael Brady, the A’s optioned outfielders Jaycob Brugman and Mark Canha back to Nashville. A’s manager Bob Melvin believes Brugman could work on his defense by playing more aggressively in the outfield, but said the move was... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Boog Powell makes Athletics debut a day later than expectedand felt better, came here at 12 and ran outside -- ran as much as I would in a
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 8 days ago
and felt better, came here at 12 and ran outside -- ran as much as I would in any game and I could tolerate it." Manager Bob Melvin wrote him into the lineup leading off and playing center field for the middle game of a series against the... Read more
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