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Oakland Athletics

Stadium: O.co Coliseum | Manager: Bob Melvin
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Athletics.2447291463.22
AL West3rd2nd3rd2nd
American League 9th3rd6th2nd

Next Game

Tue, September 30, 8:07 PM EDT
Oakland Athletics
at
Kansas City Royals

Probable Pitchers

OAKW-LERASO
J. Lester 0-0 0.000

KCW-LERASO
J. Shields 0-0 0.000

Schedule

Fri Sep 19
W 3 - 1PHI
Recap
Sat Sep 20
L 3 - 0PHI
Recap
Sun Sep 21
W 8 - 6PHI
Recap
Mon Sep 22
W 8 - 4LAA
Recap
Tue Sep 23
L 2 - 0LAA
Recap
Wed Sep 24
L 5 - 4LAA
Recap
Thu Sep 25
L 2 - 1at TEX
Recap
Fri Sep 26
W 6 - 2at TEX
Recap
Sat Sep 27
L 5 - 4at TEX
Recap
Sun Sep 28
W 4 - 0at TEX
Recap
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Standings

AL
West
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
Los Angeles86-5698-64
Oakland75-6788-74
Seattle78-6487-75
Houston65-7770-92
Texas57-8567-95
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Josh Donaldson says his knee feels more 'stable'
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson, who's been dealing with a knee injury, said he's encouraged because it feels more "stable" than it did the past couple days, reports CSNCalifornia.com. Donaldson should be in the lineup when Oakland visits the Royals in Tuesday's Wild Card game.

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A's reliever Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) throws live BP Monday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Athletics reliever Eric O'Flaherty threw live batting practice Monday after missing eight days due to a sore elbow, according to Yahoo! Sports.

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Jon Lester, James Shields to meet Tuesday in Wild Card game
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Athletics will travel to Kansas City to face the Royals Tuesday in the AL Wild Card game, with Jon Lester facing James Shields in the single-elimination game.

Lester (16-11) has delivered 19 straight quality starts, with 11 coming since his trade to Oakland, and he delivered a 2.18 ERA and 86:19 K:BB ratio in 90 2/3 innings after the All-Star break. Shields (14-8) has turned in six straight quality starts, and he posted a 2.31 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 30:4 K:BB ratio in 35 innings over five September outings. The winner will face the Angels in the AL Division Series.

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Sonny Gray tosses complete-game shutout to clinch Wild Card
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray came up big Sunday, allowing just six hits in a complete-game shutout while striking out five as Oakland secured the second Wild Card spot with a 4-0 victory over the Rangers.

Gray (14-10) needed 103 pitches to put his team into the postseason, giving up four singles and two doubles while not walking a batter. His first win since Aug. 22 came on his first career complete game. Gray finishes the regular season with a 3.08 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 183:74 K:BB ratio in 219 innings. The A's will head to Kansas City to face the Royals in the AL Wild Card game Tuesday.

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Josh Donaldson in lineup Saturday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson is in the starting lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Rangers.

Donaldson suffered a knee injury in Friday's game but managed to stay in and finish the game. He was examined after the game and expressed hope he'd be able to play Saturday. Donaldson has hit .251/.340/.452 with 28 home runs and 97 RBI in 593 at-bats.

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