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4/27/2015 | Inbox: Should A's do something about 'pen's struggles?

Should the A's do something about the bullpen's struggles or wait them out? Beat reporter Jane Lee tackle this and other questions in her latest Inbox.


4/26/2015 | A's not panicking despite frustrating slump

The A's have dropped four straight and five of the last six, and they're four games under .500 for the first time since July 1, 2012. The frustration is mounting, but they're not panicking.


4/26/2015 | Manager Melvin ejected from game vs. Astros

A's manager Bob Melvin was ejected by home plate umpire Quinn Wolcott for arguing balls and strikes in the top of the fourth inning of Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Astros.


4/26/2015 | Angels' Weaver, A's Gray set for rematch

Angels right-hander Jered Weaver, still looking for his first 2015 victory after four starts, will try again Tuesday night in Oakland against right-hander Sonny Gray and the A's in the first game of a three-game series.


4/26/2015 | Gattis leads Astros as they sweep A's

Designated hitter Evan Gattis drove in four runs, including two in the ninth against closer Tyler Clippard, to guide the Astros to a series-sweeping 7-6 victory over the A's at the Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.


4/26/2015 | Graveman optioned after early struggles; Chavez to rotation

Kendall Graveman has been bumped from the A's rotation and optioned to Triple-A Nashville and replaced in the rotation by Jesse Chavez, after struggling to the tune of an 8.27 ERA in his first four starts for the club.


4/26/2015 | Cook recalled, pitches perfect inning

Reliever Ryan Cook is back in the A's bullpen. The right-hander was recalled Sunday morning to take the roster spot of the demoted Kendall Graveman and made his season debut for the club just hours later, pitching a perfect seventh inning in a 7-6 loss to the Astros.


4/25/2015 | After stellar spring, Graveman endures rough outings

Kendall Graveman endured yet another rough outing Saturday afternoon against the Astros in a 9-3 A's loss. The right-hander, who allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings, will continue to work through ongoing struggles, but it remains unclear how much longer he'll be able to do so at the big league level.


4/25/2015 | Ozzie, Rickey, Jenkins and Tiant enter Hall of Game

Now in its second year, the Hall of Game is for former Major League players who not only did great things on the field, but also exhibited the flair and passion reminiscent of the Negro Leagues players. Joining Ozzie Smith on Saturday in the Hall of Game induction class were Rickey Henderson, Ferguson Jenkins and Luis Tiant.


4/25/2015 | Muncy spells banged-up Lawrie, gets first career hit

It's the first day off of the season for Brett Lawrie, who was expected to rest sometime last week, before Ben Zobrist's left knee injury forced Bob Melvin to keep his regular third baseman in the lineup. On Saturday, though, the A's selected infielder Max Muncy from Triple-A Nashville for a start at third in his big league debut.


4/25/2015 | Wojo looks to lead Astros to sweep vs. Pomeranz, A's

Right-hander Asher Wojciechowski makes his third start of the season, and the third of his career, when he takes the mound for the Astros in their series finale against the Athletics on Sunday. Oakland sends left-hander Drew Pomeranz to the mound. Pomeranz hasn't had much luck against the Astros, losing twice in four career appearances, including three starts.


4/25/2015 | Altuve's homer leads Astros to series win over A's

Second baseman Jose Altuve hit a three-run home run, and the Astros beat the A's a second straight day, 9-3, on Saturday afternoon to secure a series victory at the Coliseum.


4/25/2015 | Zobrist to undergo left knee surgery

Ben Zobrist, the A's do-it-all man, has a medial meniscus tear in his left knee and will undergo arthroscopic surgery that's expected to keep him out four to six weeks.


4/25/2015 | O'Flaherty working through a bad stretch

An A's bullpen that was considered a strength has struggled with inconsistency at the outset of the regular season, and left-hander Eric O'Flaherty is at the front of those issues.


4/25/2015 | Kazmir has little to show for superb start to season

A's lefty Scott Kazmir has just two wins to show for four dominant outings, the last resulting in a no-decision against the Astros on Friday evening despite seven scoreless innings.


4/25/2015 | Astros hold off A's in 11 for crazy finish

The Astros scored three runs in the 11th inning and then barely held on for a 5-4 victory over the A's at the Coliseum in Oakland on Friday night. Dallas Keuchel worked nine scoreless frames in a duel with Scott Kazmir, who went seven scoreless innings for the A's.


4/24/2015 | Graveman tries to stop Altuve's 27-game streak vs. A's

Houston's Scott Feldman and Oakland's Kendall Graveman will match up Saturday at the Coliseum. Graveman will try to stop Jose Altvuve's 27-game hitting streak against the A's.


4/24/2015 | Parker, Doolittle take big steps forward in rehabs

Jarrod Parker made his first start in a professional game since Tommy John surgery on Thursday evening, and Sean Doolittle tossed 15 pitches from flat ground on Friday, marking big steps for these rehabbing A's pitchers.


4/24/2015 | Zobrist eases back into A's lineup at DH

Ben Zobrist made his return to the A's lineup for Friday's series opener against the visiting Astros with a start at designated hitter, as he looks to ease his way back into game action.


4/24/2015 | Zobrist remains a question mark for Astros series

Ben Zobrist, out since Sunday with a sore left knee, was brought into Thursday's series finale against the Angels as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning, but he remains iffy to start Friday's series opener against the visiting Astros.


4/23/2015 | Chavez comes through on the spot for A's

Jesse Chavez allowed one hit over six innings in a spot start against the Angels on Thursday. Typically, that would be worthy of a win. Except his teammates never scored.


4/23/2015 | One hit enough for Angels in shutout of A's

Kole Calhoun blasted a two-run homer off Jesse Chavez and Nick Tropeano pitched six scoreless innings in his season debut on Thursday afternoon, setting the tone in the Angels' 2-0 victory over the A's in Southern California.


4/23/2015 | Bassitt arrives, will provide long relief from bullpen

Right-hander Chris Bassitt joined the A's in time for Thursday's series finale in Anaheim, providing an immediate long-relief option out of the bullpen.


4/23/2015 | Gray is a force even without his best stuff

Sonny Gray wasn't even at his best Wednesday night, or so he'll say. Even catcher Stephen Vogt acknowledged as much. Yet the A's right-hander was still dominant in a 9-2 win over the Angels.


4/23/2015 | Gray puts A's back in driver's seat at Angel Stadium

Sonny Gray continued to dominate, and the A's rallied late, scoring a combined eight runs on nine hits against the Angels bullpen in the seventh and eighth innings to capture a 9-2 victory on Wednesday night.




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