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carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.

A's 2013 run almost more impressive than 2012 heroics

After 137 games, the A's are tied with the Texas Rangers for…

carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.
Thearon W. Henderson/2012 getty images file photoThe A's will take the tarps off the third deck when the playoffs start

A's, Rangers keep Adam Rosales busy with roster moves

ARLINGTON, Texas — Adam Rosales is a wanted man in the AL…

Thearon W. Henderson/2012 getty images file photoThe A's will take the tarps off the third deck when the playoffs start
Kevin Jairaj/usa today sports file photoManager Bob Melvin has been a big part of the A's turnaround the past two years and the Oakland players are quick to give him praise.

A's lead in West even slimmer after being shut out by Rangers

OAKLAND — A's manager Bob Melvin has seen his team's lead in…

Kevin Jairaj/usa today sports file photoManager Bob Melvin has been a big part of the A's turnaround the past two years and the Oakland players are quick to give him praise.
Thearon W. Henderson/2012 getty images file photoThe A's will take the tarps off the third deck when the playoffs start

Garza apologizes for Twitter controversy

Texas Rangers right-hander Matt Garza apologized for remarks he made on Twitter…

Thearon W. Henderson/2012 getty images file photoThe A's will take the tarps off the third deck when the playoffs start
Carlos Osorio/APA’s starting pitcher Jesse Chavez takes his hat off after being relieved in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s loss in Detroit.

Donaldson thrown out at plate to end game in A's loss

ARLINGTON, Texas — Josh Donaldson knew it was going to take a…

Carlos Osorio/APA’s starting pitcher Jesse Chavez takes his hat off after being relieved in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s loss in Detroit.
Associated PressOakland Athletics second baseman Eric Sogard (28) catches a line drive by Texas Rangers A.J. Pierzynski in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Arlington

A’s miss chances in loss to Rangers

Eric Sogard’s blooper to left field looked as if it might get…

Associated PressOakland Athletics second baseman Eric Sogard (28) catches a line drive by Texas Rangers A.J. Pierzynski in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Arlington
Associated PressOakland Athletics starting pitcher Dan Straily

Straily outduels Darvish in leading A’s to win

Fans who expected a dominating performance on the hill Tuesday night at…

Associated PressOakland Athletics starting pitcher Dan Straily
AP Photo/Brandon WadeOakland Athletics' Eric Sogard

Led by Smith, A’s pound out 15 hits in big win

Seth Smith homered and scored three times, Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong…

AP Photo/Brandon WadeOakland Athletics' Eric Sogard
AP Photo/Ben MargotOakland Athletics' Sonny Gray works against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday

Crisp’s return not enough to stop A’s skid

Nelson Cruz hit a three-run homer, Alexi Ogando earned his first career…

AP Photo/Ben MargotOakland Athletics' Sonny Gray works against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday
Associated PressTexas Rangers' Adrian Beltre

Rangers beat A's 6-5 on 2 homers in 10th inning

Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking home run in the 10th inning, Mitch…

Associated PressTexas Rangers' Adrian Beltre
Getty Images File PhotoTexas Ranger Ian Kinsler had an RBI double and scored twice during Thursday's spring training game against the Oakland A's.

Ian Kinsler helps Rangers beat A's 6-2 in spring training game

PHOENIX (AP) — Ian Kinsler had an RBI double and scored twice,…

Getty Images File PhotoTexas Ranger Ian Kinsler had an RBI double and scored twice during Thursday's spring training game against the Oakland A's.
Ben Margot/APOakland Athletics' Travis Blackley works against the Texas Rangers in the first inning.

A's beat Texas, tie for first place in American League

Travis Blackley allowed one run over six innings in a strong bounce-back…

Ben Margot/APOakland Athletics' Travis Blackley works against the Texas Rangers in the first inning.
Ben Margot/APOakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes (52) is congratulated after hitting a home run hit off Seattle Mariners' Shawn Kelley in the eighth inning.

A’s close in on playoff berth

Another dramatic win in hand, the A’s gathered around the big screen…

Ben Margot/APOakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes (52) is congratulated after hitting a home run hit off Seattle Mariners' Shawn Kelley in the eighth inning.
Getty Images File PhotoA's catcher George Kottaras hit a homer in the 10th inning to beat the Rangers 3-2

A's Kottaras belts winning homer in 10th inning against Rangers

Catcher George Kottaras hit a second-deck homer to lead off the 10th…

Getty Images File PhotoA's catcher George Kottaras hit a homer in the 10th inning to beat the Rangers 3-2
Reuters file photoOakland Athletics designated hitter Yoenis Cespedes (52) hits a single in the second inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.

A’s keeping pace with strong AL West teams

The A’s hope to carry the momentum from their three-game sweep in…

Reuters file photoOakland Athletics designated hitter Yoenis Cespedes (52) hits a single in the second inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.
Tim Heitman/US PRESSWIREAthletics pitcher Travis Blackley

A’s skirt sweep in Texas

Travis Blackley tossed seven strong innings and Brandon Moss homered as the…

Tim Heitman/US PRESSWIREAthletics pitcher Travis Blackley
Kevin Jairaj/US PRESSWIRELong ball locked in: Derek Norris hit one of three A’s homers in their defeat against a potent Rangers lineup.

Rangers bounce back to edge out A’s

David Murphy’s two-run single capped a four-run fifth inning and put the…

Kevin Jairaj/US PRESSWIRELong ball locked in: Derek Norris hit one of three A’s homers in their defeat against a potent Rangers lineup.
Kelley L Cox/US PRESSWIREThumping: In his second start for the A’s

Pair of homers not enough to carry A’s

Ian Kinsler hit a two-run double and Derek Holland bounced back from…

Kelley L Cox/US PRESSWIREThumping: In his second start for the A’s

Yankees erase 5-run deficit to top Rangers in Game 1, 6-5

Nolan Ryan hollered from the front row, manager Ron Washington pumped his…

Rays back to Trop alive after 5-2 win

Evan Longoria is still limping. Now he's also hitting, and the Tampa…