a's rewind


ARLINGTON, Texas – There are lots of major league teams that wish they were playing a meaningful regular-season finale Sunday.

The Oakland A’s aren’t one of them.


ARLINGTON, Texas – Scott Kazmir wore a look of both joy and relief after his stellar outing in the A’s 6-2 victory over the Rangers on Friday night.


OAKLAND – A’s manager Bob Melvin took one look in Sonny Gray’s eyes Tuesday and knew good things were in store from his right-hander.


OAKLAND – The more pressure-packed the games get, the more fun Jeff Samardzija seems to be having.


OAKLAND – Since you wouldn’t know it from the box scores, Jon Lester will let you in on a little secret:

He’s been fighting himself a bit over his past couple of starts.