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A's score six in first, beat Angels

The Oakland A's moved closer to a wild-card berth with an 8-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels  
Lowrie, Norris playing hurt for the A's
Oakland A's mainstays Jed Lowrie and Derek Norris might be sidelined were it not September with the team fighting for postseason survival 

Donaldson's walk-off homer keeps A's in front of wild-card chase
Josh Donaldson helped the Oakland A's maintain their lead over the Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners in the A.L. wild-card chase with a homer in the 10th inning to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 

Oakland A's vs. Los Angeles Angels
A'S VS. L.A. ANGELSMonday: A's Jeff Samardzija (6-12, 2.98) vs. C.J. Wilson (13-9, 4.42), 7:05 p.m. CSNCATuesday: A's Sonny Gray (13-9, 3. 

Oakland A's have Stephen Vogt batting second
The Oakland A's batted Stephen Vogt second against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday with the hopes of adding punch to the lineup 

Steward: Oakland A's disconnect started before Cespedes departed
There's little question the A's personality has changed; they don't seem to know or like each other a whole lot right now. 

Oakland A's blanked by Philadelphia Phillies
A's struggles continue as they manage only four hits and stumble to 12-26 since Aug. 10 

Stephen Vogt wins A's Jim 'Catfish' Hunter Award
Hunter award annually goes to an A's player who best exemplifies the late Oakland pitcher Catfish Hunter  

Lester, A's beat Phillies 3-1
Jon Lester pitched the Oakland A's to a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, as the A's reclaimed the top spot in the A.L. wild-card race. 

Josh Reddick could return to A's lineup on Saturday
The Oakland A's right fielder was available to pinch hit Friday night; Stephen Vogt was in the A's lineup Friday playing first base. 

Oakland A's-Philadelphia Phillies preview
A's VS. PHILADELPHIAFriday: A's Jon Lester (15-10, 2.45) vs. Phillies' David Buchanan (6-7, 3.75), 6:35 p. 

Oakland A's drop third game in a row to lowly Texas Rangers
A's fall into the second wild-card spot after their latest defeat, as Sonny Gray gives up four first-inning runs 

A's injury report: Reddick hurting, Jaso's season could be over
Oakland A's outfielder Josh Reddick suffered neck and ankle injuries when he tripped over first base Wednesday night and could miss a few days; Jaso's concussion issues still not resolved 

Oakland A's choose Nashville as their new Triple-A affiliate
The Oakland A's announced Thursday they've signed a four-year Triple-A affiliation deal with the Nashville Sounds, officially ending their 15-year affiliation with the Sacramento River Cats 

A's collapse in ninth, lose to Rangers
The A's free-fall toward mediocrity continued unabated Wednesday when they couldn't capitalize on eight brilliant shutout innings from Jeff Samardzija in a 6-1 loss to Texas that saw closer Sean Doolittle give up five ninth-inning runs 

Oakland A's notes: Drew Pomeranz gets long-awaited shot
It will be 24 days between starts for Pomeranz when he pitches for the A's Saturday against the Phillies and 18 days since he's pitched in any game. 

A's lose to last-place Rangers
Oakland is unable to extend win streak beyond two games 

A's-Rangers preview
Oakland Athletics pitching matchups for series with Texas Rangers 

A's lefty Jon Lester is American League Player of the Week
Lester earns two of the A's three wins last week, including the series-clinching victory over the Mariners in Seattle 

Sacramento River Cats file to end affiliation with Oakland A's
River Cats expected to try and convince San Francisco Giants to move their Triple-A team from Fresno to Sacramento; A's looking at Nashville. 

A's can determine wild-card fate
Oakland Athletics can win an American League wild-card berth without relying on other teams.
 

Lester, A's beat Mariners 4-0
Jon Lester threw six innings of scoreless ball and Sam Fuld and Brandon Moss each hit a solo home run to lift the Oakland A's to a 4-0 win over the Seattle Mariners, as Oakland won the series and kept control of the American League wild-card race. 

Oakland A's Brandon Moss gets apology in lighthearted moment
Umpire apologizes to Oakland A's batter Brandon Moss after getting in the way of two potential run-scoring wild pitches 

A's edge Mariners, keep A.L. wild card lead
Oakland's Sonny Gray and Seattle's Felix Hernandez did their parts, but the A's win in the 10th on a bases-loaded walk 

A's Bob Melvin considers rotation options
Oakland manager weighing several factors heading into homestand against the Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Angels 

A's bats silenced again in loss to Mariners
Oakland A's see their lead in the A.L. wild-card race dwindle again in 4-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners. Now the A's lead the Mariners and the Kansas City Royals by just a game heading into Saturday's pitching showdown between Sonny Gray and Felix Hernandez 

A's activate closer Sean Doolittle from disabled list
Doolittle to step right back into Oakland A's closer role, as bullpen has struggled without him. 

A's: Why's there a bear in Oakland's clubhouse?
Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin -- a former Cal Bear -- pleased to see the visitor 

A's activate Sean Doolittle
Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle is activated from disabled list.
 

Oakland A's-Seattle Mariners preview
A's AT SEATTLEFriday: A's Jason Hammel (10-10, 3.55) vs. Mariners' James Paxton (5-2, 1.87), 7:10 p.m. 

 
 
 
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Napa Wine: Going to Silverado PGA? Check out these 5 wineries

An iPod-assisted vineyard tour. A new winery with 18,000 square feet of caves. A four-course wine and food pairing featuring American Kobe Wagyu. From Odette Estate to Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, here are five wineries to check out within five miles of the golf tournament. 
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Miss America Kira Kazantsev defends herself over bullying claims

Las Lomas graduate tells “Good Morning America” she was kicked out of sorority because she missed disciplinary hearing.