11mThe emphasis on the new rules for the Home Run Derby will be a faster event, more free swinging sluggers, and you better have a good pitcher.
11mThe A's came into their home series vs. the Royals with history and momentum from a five-game winning streak. Then, it all went away...
11mUp 2-0 over the Royals going into the sixth inning, Jesse Chavez fell apart by giving up three runs and the bullpen let the rest of the game unravel.
11mWith the rocky state of the A's bullpen, A's manager Bob Melvin sees newly-signed lefty Phil Coke as someone who can potential help finish games.
11mAfter missing the last two games with a hip flexor injury, center fielder Billy Burns is back in for the series finale against the Royals.
11mGiven that the A's thrive on being an offense-by-committee, any missing player can throw their unit off kilter. And that's exactly what's happening.
11mChris Young held the A's to just four hits and Kendrys Morales had two RBI, as the Royals won a second straight over the A's at O.co Saturday.
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