Ross, DeJesus lead A's to 6-2 win over White Sox


Ross, DeJesus lead A's to 6-2 win over White Sox

OAKLAND (AP) David DeJesus put in a tough workout in the weight room after a good day at the plate. He's not going to rest now that he has 1,000 career hits to his record.DeJesus lined a two-run triple for No. 1,000, Tyson Ross took a shutout into the sixth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 6-2 on Saturday."It's crazy, you know. This game is tough," DeJesus said. "Getting up here is tough and staying up here is tougher, and it shows that I'm able to put my time in and actually do the job to keep getting the chance to play every day. I'm proud of it."Cliff Pennington, Daric Barton and Kurt Suzuki also drove in runs for the A's. Josh Willingham, who served a one-game suspension Friday night, added two hits.Ross (3-2) gave up two runs on six hits over 7 1-3 innings. The 24-year-old righty struck out a career-high eight and walked one. He put together back-to-back victories for the first time in the majors."I'm learning it's not about how hard you throw, but how you execute a pitch," Ross said. "I felt pretty strong the whole way. I had a good feel for my slider and that helped everything."Paul Konerko homered and Adam Dunn doubled twice for the White Sox, who lost for the second time in seven games."Ross threw the ball well," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. "We've only seen him out of the bullpen once, but today he was good. I don't know how they do it; they find pitchers everywhere. Every time you come to this town, it's just one after another after another. It's always been like that. Every time you come to Oakland, you're going to face good pitching."Gavin Floyd (4-3) allowed five runs and nine hits in 4 1-3 innings, his shortest start since last Sept. 24 when he hurt his shoulder before throwing a pitch against the A's.Kevin Kouzmanoff doubled in the second and scored on Pennington's single. Barton's sacrifice fly made it 2-0.In the fifth, DeJesus hit his second triple in as many days, and his third of the season, for a 4-0 lead. Suzuki followed with a single, ending Floyd's afternoon."I was struggling right out of the gate," Floyd said. "The ball was up and I tried everything I could to bring the ball down in the strike zone."Floyd allowed as many runs in this game as he had in 34 previous innings against the A's. He fell to 3-1 in seven starts against Oakland."Gavin was struggling the whole game," Guillen said. "He was driving the wrong way, almost the whole game, against traffic. He had a tough time finding the plate and being consistent."Konerko's home run ended Ross' streak of 34 1-3 innings without giving up a long ball. Konerko surpassed Rocky Colavito for 67th on the career homers list with 375.Dunn, who also struck out twice against Ross, was impressed with Ross."He's really good," Dunn said. "I didn't realize how good of stuff he had until I actually stepped in the box. He had one of those sliders that you don't really see everyday. He changes speeds on it so good. He's just got a live arm."Notes: Oakland's Ryan Sweeney went 0 for 5, ending his season-best seven-game hitting streak. ... Ross made his 11th start in the majors. The 7 1-3 innings marked his longest outing. ... White Sox INF Mark Teahen (mild strain of right oblique) will be reevaluated in Chicago on Monday, where a decision will be made to determine if he goes on the disabled list. He was injured Wednesday in a game against the Los Angeles Angels. ... The Rangers-Athletics rainout from Wednesday has been rescheduled for July 7 at Texas. ... A's RHP Andrew Bailey threw 1 1-3 innings in an extended spring training game, allowing a run on two hits. He'll be in Oakland on Sunday and could possibly be sent on a rehab assignment. ... Chicago's bullpen has an 0.40 ERA over its last 10 games.

Report: 49ers seek first-round pick for Staley

Report: 49ers seek first-round pick for Staley

If the 49ers are active at the NFL trade deadline on Nov. 1, the organization figures to be sellers.

With a 1-6 record, mired in a six-game losing streak and seemingly fielding a less-competitive team every week, the 49ers do not figure to be in the buying market with the trade deadline approaching.

Left tackle Joe Staley, 32, one of the team’s few players who would be attractive to a contender, is available for a first-round draft pick, according to Pro Football Talk. The report cited a “source with knowledge of the dynamics.”

Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas is also on the trade market for a second-round pick, according to the report. The teams mentioned with potential interest in acquiring Staley or Thomas are the Vikings, Giants, Cardinals, Seahawks and Patriots, reports PFT.

Staley has a base salary of $5.4 million this season. His pay increases to $8.95 million next season, including $8.25 million in base salary. He is signed through the 2019 season.

Staley, a first-round draft pick in 2007, has been selected to five consecutive Pro Bowls.

If the 49ers trade Staley, it could open the way for right tackle Trent Brown to move to the left side. The only other tackle on the roster is rookie John Theus. Veteran guard Zane Beadles is also capable of playing tackle.

The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. (PT). The 49ers enter their bye week after Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team’s next game is Nov. 6 against the New Orleans Saints.

Kickers miss short field goals in OT; Seahawks, Cardinals tie


Kickers miss short field goals in OT; Seahawks, Cardinals tie

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Seattle's Stephen Hauschka and Arizona's Chandler Catanzaro missed short field goals that would have won the game in overtime and the Seahawks and Cardinals settled for a 6-6 tie Sunday night.

Hauschka's 27-yard field goal was wide left with seven seconds left after Catanzaro's 24-yarder bounced off the left upright.

The tie was the Cardinals' first since Dec. 7, 1986, a 10-10 draw at Philadelphia when the franchise was based in St. Louis. It was the first for the Seattle since entering the NFL in 1976.

The last tie in the NFL came in 2014, when Carolina and Cincinnati tied 37-37.

The Cardinals (3-3-1) dominated the game statistically and looked to be in shape to win it after Carson Palmer's 40-yard pass to J.J. Nelson set up Catanzaro's short kick.

The Seahawks (4-1-1), stuffed throughout regulation by the Arizona defense, took over and Russell Wilson completed passes of 31 yards to Jermaine Kearse and 27 yards to Doug Baldwin to give Houschka his short attempt.

Both kickers made field goals on their teams' first possession of overtime.

Catanzaro, who kicked field goals of 46 and 45 yards, also had a 39-yard field goal blocked by a stunning play by Bobby Wagner.

Until the overtime, the only time the Seahawks crossed midfield came when Tanner McEnvoy blocked Ryan Quigley's punt with 4:33 to play. That gave Seattle the ball on the Arizona 27 and led to Hauschka's 40-yard field goal that tied it at 3 with four minutes to play.

Catanzaro's 46-yard field goal put Arizona up 3-0 with 3:11 left in the first half and the Cardinals nursed that lead until the blocked punt.

On a bruising night, Arizona's David Johnson had a career-high 41 touches. He carried the ball 33 times for 113 yards and caught eight passes for 58 yards. Russell Wilson, obviously slowed by leg problems, complelted 24 of 37 passes for 225 yards, most of the damage coming in the overtime. He carried the ball once for minus-two yards.

Arizona's defense nearly scored halfway through the fourth quarter when Chandler Jones hit Wilson as he was about to pass and the ball bounced toward the Seattle goal line, but Michael Glowinski jumped on it for Seattle and the 4-yard line, a 20-yard loss.


The Cardinals had the first scoring threat. Catanzaro lined up for a 39-yard field goal but 245-pound linebacker Wagner jumped over Arizona long snapper Aaron Brewer like an Olympic hurdler and blocked it. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians argued loudly for a penalty and was charged with a timeout when he challenged a play that is not reviewable. That proved significant when the Cardinals couldn't stop the clock to get off a short field goal attempt as the first half ended.


The Cardinals were without speedster John Brown after doctors diagnosed sickle cell traits that were causing leg pain. The other wide receiver named Brown, Jaron, left the game early with a knee injury, depleting is usually one of the league's deeper wide receiver corps.