1dSean Doolittle couldn't preserve Jeff Samardzija's dominant outing, as the Rangers beat the A's 6-1, giving the Angels the AL West crown.
1dLorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar homered off of Chris Sale as the Royals beat the White Sox 6-2 on Wednesday night.
1dThe day after Scott Kazmir criticized his team's play, Bob Melvin and the A's tried to downplay the comments and focus on Wednesday's game.
1dThe A's are in need of a win. They'll turn to Jonny Gomes in the four-spot as they face the Rangers and lefty Derek Holland.
1dEleven games remain in the regular season. Join A's Insider Joe Stiglich today at 12 p.m. for an hour of free-flowing baseball chatter to prime the playoff push.
2dIt was an off-night for the A’s, and with12 games left Scott Kazmir let his teammates know they can't afford any more losses like that.
2dThe Royals fell to the White Sox 7-5 Tuesday and remain one game behind the Athletics in the AL Wild Card standings.
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