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Lucroy on catching a no-hitter | MLB.com

A's catcher Jonathan Lucroy talks about catching Sean Manaea's no-hitter, which was his first as a catcher and the 12th in A's history

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Angels' Shohei Ohtani flirts with perfect game in home debut

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani seemed to be the only person in Angel Stadium who wasn't incredibly impressed while he mowed down the Oakland …

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Shotime!: Ohtani Hurls 7 Superb Innings, Angels Beat A's 6-1 | Sports News | US News

Fans cheer as Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani (17), of Japan, heads to the dugout after the sixth inning of a baseball game against …

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Perez has encouraging start in Rangers’ 6-3 win over A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Texas left-hander Martin Perez had to get a little crafty to keep things from getting out of hand in his first start of the …

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Bruce Maxwell adjusting to A’s backup catcher role

ANAHEIM - Bruce Maxwell is in something of a new situation: For the first time in his career, he won’t get the bulk of the playing time at …

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Jonathan Lucroy making it tough to run on A’s

After Jonathan Lucroy’s mediocre season in 2017, word among scouts was that the catcher’s skills had diminished, including his arm.<p>In the first week of the 2018 season, however, Lucroy’s work behind the plate for the A’s looks good - particularly his arm. After throwing out Texas outfielder Drew …

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Bruce Maxwell utilizing Jonathan Lucroy’s presence as resource for development

OAKLAND — A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell ended last season as the starter. He entered spring training as the starter. He expected to begin 2018 as the …

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Bullpen Report: April 4, 2018

We are not quite a week into the 2018 season, but as far as surprising stories go, Kenley Jansen being one of the shakiest closers has to be at the …

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Gameday Notes, Information and Scorecard: 4/3 vs. Kansas City

<i>Included Below: notes and information for Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals on 4/3/18. Lineup card and postgame recap will be posted soon after</i> …

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Bartolo Is Back and Better Than 2017 (For Now)

It was only one start, but when you’re coming off an age-44 season featuring a 6.48 ERA, a 5.21 FIP, and a 5.4% swinging-strike rate (the lowest …

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Hamels pitches Rangers to 4-1 win over A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Joey Gallo didn’t see much of a reason to celebrate becoming the 11th fastest player in major league history to 50 home runs.<p>A …

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A’s strike out early, often in 4-1 loss to Rangers, Cole Hamels

The A’s did many things well Tuesday, but unfortunately for them, the thing they truly excelled at was strikeouts.<p>The first eight outs Texas starter …

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A's lose third straight as Shohei Ohtani wins MLB pitching debut

OAKLAND -- Shohei Ohtani could exhale, at last having made it through a whirlwind week and not one, but two separate debuts in the big leagues.<p>He got …

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Tiny crowd sees A’s top Texas; Triggs, Lowrie power win

Image 1of/4<p>Caption<p>Close<p>After dropping three of four games to the Angels to open the season - and, perhaps more to the point, after raising parking …

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Texas Rangers: Monday's pitching matchup: Bartolo Colon to face Oakland, ex-Ranger Jonathan Lucroy | SportsDay

<i>On deck: Monday's pitching matchup</i><p><b>RANGERS STARTER RHP BARTOLO COLON,</b> (7-14, 6.48)<p>Starts at a favored place. He is 17-10 with a 2.97 ERA for 36 career …

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A’s intrigued to face Angels starter Shohei Ohtani on Sunday

On Sunday, the A’s get the first official look at Angels right-hander Shohei Ohtani, the two-way Japanese star who will make his first big-league …

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Trout Homers As Angels Beat Athletics 2-1

<b>OAKLAND (AP) —</b> Mike Trout homered and scored twice and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Friday night despite a rocky ninth …

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Maldonado picks off Lucroy | MLB.com

Martin Maldonado makes a snap throw to first base to pick off Jonathan Lucroy to escape a jam in the bottom of the 7th inning

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Martin Maldonado, Tyler Skaggs combine to lead Angels to victory

The Los Angeles Angels celebrate after a 2-1 win over the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game Friday, March 30, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP …

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Friday Notes

• You can’t make a ton of judgments on one game. I don’t think Matt Davidson is going to win the MVP. I don’t think Brian Flynn is going to run a 20.25 …

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A’s Sean Manaea is terrific, but Mike Trout’s homer lifts Angels

Image 1of/16<p>Caption<p>Close<p>On a night the A’s honored the top 50 players in Oakland history, the top player in Angels history did all the damage on the …

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Shohei Ohtani in Angels’ lineup vs. A’s on Opening Day in Oakland

The A’s Opening Day lineup is much as expected for Thursday’s game against the Angels at the Coliseum - and the Angels’ lineup is most …

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New-look lineups for Giants, A’s do just enough in openers

Image 1of/7<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Marcus Semien hit a lazy fly to center field and the Coliseum rocked. Not long afterward, down in Dodger Stadium, Joe Panik …

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Marcus Semien gives A’s walkoff win in 11th on Opening Day, Davis and Olson homer

Image 1of/8<p>Caption<p>Close<p>On a spectacular day for an afternoon opener, the A’s provided a glimpse of exactly what to expect from them in 2018. Matt …

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Keeping Kendall Graveman healthy now a major A’s priority

Image 1of/4<p>Caption<p>Close<p>With the A’s losing three starters before the season even opens, the health of all the remaining rotation members now is even …

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Salvador Perez will miss 4-6 weeks after freak injury

The Major League Baseball regular season hasn’t even started yet, but we’ve already seen our first big injury. Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador …

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A’s Jonathan Lucroy turns catching into art form

MESA, Ariz. — Jonathan Lucroy comes to the A’s with some baggage.<p>Namely, a massive book of scouting reports on opposing hitters, phone book-sized. …

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A’s prize left-hander A.J. Puk is facing Tommy John surgery

SAN FRANCISCO — As manager Bob Melvin and general manager Billy Beane put the finishing touches on a roster for Opening Day, the A’s organization …

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