1. Donaldson Knocked out of Derby by Cespedes

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Hours after jokingly declaring himself "The People's Champ" for the Gillette Home Run Derby, Josh Donaldson came the closest to knocking out the defending champ...

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  2. System of Overseeing Coliseum Must Change, Officials Say

    If anything was clear from the chaos that ushered in a 10-year lease at O.co Coliseum for the Oakland Athletics , it's that the system needs to change, Oakland and Alameda County officials say...

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  3. First-Time All-Star Moss Exemplifies A's Approach

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Sean Doolittle is one of only two homegrown players residing on a first-place A's roster. Sonny Gray is the other. The rest? "We get the label of castoffs a lot," said Brandon Moss...

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  4. Cano Returns to All-Star Stage on New Ground

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The moment hasn't been lost on Robinson Cano. Cano looks across the clubhouse of the American League All-Star team and sees Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, an All-Star ...

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  5. Mariners Robinson Cano Guides First-Time All-Star Teammate Kyle Seager

    MINNEAPOLIS — Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager sat at the table, staring at the mass of humanity...

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  6. Oakland Athletics: The 1 Hole the A's Must Address at Trade Deadline

    With the trade deadline just over two weeks away, it may be easy to assume that the A’s will now stay quiet following the Jeff Samardzija trade and not make any more splashy moves...

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  7. Extra Bases: Is 100-Loss Season a Possibility?

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Are the Texas Rangers headed for a 100-loss season? The very thought would have seemed laughable on June 16. That evening, the Rangers evened their record at 35-35 with a 14-8 road victory over first-place Oakland ...

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  8. Beltre Encouraging Rangers from ASG

    MINNEAPOLIS -- His first season with the Texas Rangers brought Adrian Beltre the only World Series appearance of his career, as the Rangers came within a strike of a championship...

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  9. Rangers Notes: Soria Not Letting Trade Talk Concern Him

    ARLINGTON — With would-be contenders in need of help in the back of the bullpen, Joakim Soria naturally has become the source of trade speculation...

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  10. Adrian Beltre'’s Duty Now: Keep Lowly Rangers from Quitting

    MINNEAPOLIS — In another hotel ballroom Monday at another All-Star Game media day amid the American League 's best players, Adrian Beltre played the role of his manager...

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  11. Home Run Derby 2014: Winner Yoenis Cespedes Sets Stage for Huge 2nd Half

    Not that the Oakland Athletics needed more good vibes in 2014, ending the first half with the best record in Major League Baseball and acquiring Jeff Samardzija before ...

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  12. All-Star Game 2014: Doolittle A's Only Home-Grown Star

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Sean Doolittle is the only A's All-Star who was drafted by the franchise. Yoenis Cespedes was signed as a free agent from Cuba, while Josh Donaldson ( Cubs ), Brandon ...

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  13. Yoenis Cespedes Wins Second Consecutive Home Run Derby

    MINNEAPOLIS — Yoenis Cespedes was still going. Never mind the hour-long rain delay or the intermittent drizzle. He was still cranking homers and they weren't getting any shorter, finding the second deck in left field with regularity...

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  14. Video: Cespedes, Donaldson in Swing-off

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  15. Cespedes: 2014 HR Derby Was More Difficult

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  16. Felix Hernandez and His Son Take in 2014 HR Derby

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  17. Trout and Aybar Say Hello from 2014 HR Derby

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  18. Video: Can Samardzija's New Teammates Spell His Name?

    Jeff Samardzija is a welcome addition to the Oakland roster, but there's one issue: none of his new teammates can spell his name...

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  19. 2013 No. 1 Pick Appel Gets Cortisone Shot in Wrist

    Pitcher Mark Appel, the Astros top pick in the 2013 draft, recently had a cortisone shot in his right wrist, his agent Scott Boras said today, Boras said Appel's wrist injury was minor and described it as similar to tendinitis...

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  20. Finding the next Brandon Moss - Part one

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  21. Mike Trout's Gone Fishing

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  22. Oakland's All-Stars Show Varied Approach to Team Building

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  23. Soto Gives Emotional Apology to Teammates

    ARLINGTON -- Rangers catcher Geovany Soto delivered an emotional apology to his teammates in a clubhouse meeting prior to Saturday's game with the Angels ...

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  24. Mariners Set Rotation for After All-Star Break

    SEATTLE -- Manager Lloyd McClendon has set the Mariners ' pitching rotation coming out of the All-Star break, but those plans conspicuously don't include top prospect Taijuan Walker just yet...

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  25. Sweep Bid of Division Leaders Comes Up Short

    SEATTLE -- Sonny Gray and the A's prevented a series sweep by the Mariners heading into the All-Star break, but not even a 4-1 loss on Sunday could take the luster off a strong first half for Seattle...

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