11mThe A's bench is already thin with Coco Crisp ailing. It took another hit on Saturday when Nick Punto went down in a heap.
11mThe A’s heavy trade deadline activity apparently had some clout. The team's Aug. 24 game against the Angels is going national.
11mCoco Crisp will miss his seventh straight game on Saturday, but he was spotted on the field getting closer to baseball activities.
11mWith the recent additions to the pitching rotation, the A's cleared room by optioning RHP Evan Scribner to Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday.
11mJon Lester will make his Green and Gold debut with old friend Jonny Gomes batting fifth in right field for Game 2 against the Royals.
11mThe A's couldn't push a single run across the plate on Friday night against the Royals and their division lead is now down to one game.
11mA's pitcher Sonny Gray made one mistake in seven strong innings. A fifth-inning home run by Royals' DH Raul Ibanez proved to be the difference.
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