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Sonny Gray allowed one unearned run over 7 2/3 innings in the Athletics' 4-1 victory over the Mariners on Sunday.

Gray gave up six hits and walked two, striking out five. Gray has now won four straight to run his record to 10-3. The right-hander is emerging as an front-of-the-rotation pitcher this season, owning a 2.79 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 19 starts. He should continue to pitch well in the season's second half.
Jul 13 - 9:23 PM

Brandon Moss hit his 21st home run in a win over the Mariners on Sunday.

The homer, a solo shot, was Moss' second home run in his last two games. It was his only hit in four at-bats. The 30-year-old is hitting .268/.349/.530 with 66 RBI -- sixth-most in the American League -- and 45 runs. Moss is well on his way to another career year in 2014.
Jul 13 - 9:19 PM

Sean Doolittle got four outs for his 14th save on Sunday, closing out a win over the Mariners.

Doolittle entered with two runners on and two outs in the eighth inning, getting Kyle Seager to pop out to end the threat. He worked a perfect ninth for his 14th save. The lefty has a 2.89 ERA, 0.66 WHIP and 63/2 K/BB ratio over 43 2/3 innings this year, and he enters the second half firmly entrenched as the A's closer.
Jul 13 - 9:15 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 0-for-4 against the Mariners on Sunday.

Cespedes goes into the All-Star break on a 3-for-45 slide that's seen his overall line fall to .246/.299/.442. It's a disappointing development after a month of June in which he hit .324/.373/.491. He's shown the good and bad he has to offer, and owners just have to hope it's more good than bad in the second half.
Jul 13 - 9:04 PM

Athletics activated LHP Drew Pomeranz from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

Pomeranz made a rehab start Saturday, as his fractured right hand is no longer an issue. However, he's no longer needed in the rotation following the addition of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. The lefty will represent depth at Triple-A.
Jul 13 - 2:42 PM

Coco Crisp (neck) is expected to sit out a fourth straight game Sunday.

Crisp is dealing with neck issues again and the A's are hoping over a week off will allow him to return healthy after the All-Star break. The outfielder has been banged up often this season but is producing when on the field, batting .291/.387/.449 with seven homers, 31 RBI and 16 stolen bases over 73 games.
Jul 13 - 10:18 AM

Jesse Chavez yielded three runs and 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Mariners on Saturday.

Chavez will head into the All-Star break with just one quality start in his last four tries, and he's rapidly approaching his career high for innings. We expect that the A's will sent him to the bullpen at some point, though it doesn't figure to happen immediately after the break.
Jul 13 - 12:59 AM

Drew Pomeranz (hand) allowed one run over four innings Saturday in his rehab debut at Triple-A Sacramento.

He struck out seven, walked none, and yielded just one hit -- a solo home run. The left-hander is expected to remain at Sacramento when he's deemed healthy as an emergency option for the Oakland rotation. He's been out since June 17 with a broken right hand.
Jul 12 - 11:40 PM

Alberto Callaspo has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring.

Callaspo was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday evening and could very well be out longer than 15 days. Andy Parrino was called up in a corresponding move to provide the A's with infield depth. Eric Sogard and Nick Punto will be Oakland's primary second basemen.
Jul 12 - 8:29 PM

Athletics placed INF Alberto Callaspo on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

Callaspo was originally expected to avoid the disabled list but the A's have now decided to rest him through the All-Star break. Andy Parrino was called up from Triple-A Sacramento in a corresponding move.
Jul 12 - 5:42 PM

Athletics recalled INF Andy Parrino from Triple-A Sacramento.

Parrino is replacing Alberto Callaspo, who was placed on the disabled list in a corresponding move with a hamstring strain. Parrino is a .185/.295/.245 career hitter.
Jul 12 - 5:41 PM

Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) is expected to avoid the disabled list, but is unlikely to return to the Athletics lineup over the weekend.

Callaspo sustained the injury while running to first base during his first at-bat on Friday. The veteran infielder is confident that his hamstring strain isn't serious and that he'll be able to return to the lineup after the All-Star break.
Jul 12 - 10:27 AM

Jeff Samardzija took a complete-game loss after giving up three runs in eight innings Friday against the Mariners.

It was Samardzija's fourth career complete game and first of 2014. He allowed five hits, walked none and struck out five.
Jul 12 - 12:59 AM

Stephen Vogt had another nice game Friday, going 2-for-3 with a homer against the Mariners.

Vogt has hit in 11 straight and delivered two hits in five of his last six games. He's looking like a nice stopgap for those mixed leaguers who lost Yadier Molina.
Jul 12 - 12:58 AM

Alberto Callaspo was removed from Friday's contest against the Mariners with a strained right hamstring.

Callaspo sustained the injury while hustling down the first base line during his only at-bat of the night. The injury doesn't sound serious, so consider the valuable utility man day-to-day.
Jul 11 - 11:30 PM


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