Billy Beane gave up a lot to get Jon Lester. But he couldn't turn down the chance to pick up the ace he felt the A's needed, no matter the price.
The A's jolted the baseball world out of bed with this morning. Insider Joe Stiglich breaks down all the storylines from a whirlwind day.
It's a conflicting trade for Jonny Gomes, who leaves his World Series team to come home. The Petaluma native expressed both sides Thursday.


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Kansas City (55-52, 28-25 Road)
Oakland (66-41, 34-17 Home)
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 Oak: S. Gray  (12-3, 2.65 ERA)
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Team Stats

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Coco Crisp802815177171732.274
Brandon Moss10137051961722372.259
Josh Donaldson104409721011722376.247
Jed Lowrie1013775291271540.241

Joe Savery00-3004.000.00
Fernando Rodriguez101.0006008.041.13
Evan Scribner101.0006005.131.69
Fernando Abad24.333500043.1391.87
Luke Gregerson21.667500351.1441.93
Eric O\'Flaherty101.0008009.072.00
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7/28C. GentryBroken right hand (on 15-day DL)
7/12A. Callaspooff 15-day DL
7/2J. DonaldsonBack stiffness (day-to-day)
6/29J. Reddickoff 15-day DL
6/23K. BlanksStrained left calf (on 15-day DL)
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