4dCoco Crisp is back atop the A's lineup and it will be Nick Punto and Eric Sogard up the middle for Game 2 against the Rangers.
5dJason Hammel is looking for small victories where he can find them. They aren't in the box score, but Bob Melvin sees progress.
5dJason Hammel is still without a win in Green and Gold as the A's fell to journeyman Jerome Williams and the last place Rangers on Friday.
5dThe A's could use an upgrade at second base, but Bob Melvin is ready to take on the stretch run with who's currently in the clubhouse.
5dWith Coco Crisp and Craig Gentry out of the lineup, Yoenis Cespedes is getting a rare start in center field against the Rangers.
5dThe A's acquired right-handed pitcher Deck McGuire from the Blue Jays for cash considerations on Friday.
6dYankees GM Brian Cashman continued to strengthen his pitching staff on Thursday, adding veteran left-hander Chris Capuano.
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