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Stadium: O.co Coliseum | Manager: Bob Melvin
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Athletics.2545271103.13
AL West3rd1st2nd2nd
American League 7th1st4th2nd

Next Game

Tue, July 29, 8:10 PM EDT
Minute Maid Park
Oakland Athletics
at
Houston Astros
-200
Line
+200

Probable Pitchers

OAKW-LERASO
J. Samardzija 4-8 2.80123

HOUW-LERASO
S. Feldman 4-8 4.6061

Schedule

Fri Jul 18
W 5 - 4BAL
Recap
Sat Jul 19
L 8 - 4BAL
Recap
Sun Jul 20
W 10 - 2BAL
Recap
Tue Jul 22
L 3 - 2HOU
Recap
Wed Jul 23
W 9 - 7HOU
Recap
Thu Jul 24
W 13 - 1HOU
Recap
Fri Jul 25
L 4 - 1at TEX
Recap
Sat Jul 26
W 5 - 1at TEX
Recap
Sun Jul 27
W 9 - 3at TEX
Recap
Mon Jul 28
L 7 - 3at HOU
Recap
8:10 pm EDT
Today
at HOU
Preview
2:10 pm EDT
Wed Jul 30
at HOU
9:35 pm EDT
Fri Aug 1
KC
4:05 pm EDT
Sat Aug 2
KC
4:05 pm EDT
Sun Aug 3
KC
10:05 pm EDT
Mon Aug 4
TB
10:05 pm EDT
Tue Aug 5
TB
3:35 pm EDT
Wed Aug 6
TB
10:05 pm EDT
Thu Aug 7
MIN
10:05 pm EDT
Fri Aug 8
MIN

Standings

AL
West
CONF
W-L
Overall
W-L
Oakland55-3865-40
Los Angeles56-3763-41
Seattle49-4454-51
Houston39-5343-63
Texas36-5542-64
Fantasy Analysis | 1406644734
Deep league owners need Billy Burns
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst

On Monday night, Billy Burns made his major league debut, pinch-hitting for Josh Reddick and lining out. It's wasn't an auspicious beginning for the Athletics' callup, but there should be better times ahead.

Though he had not advanced beyond Double-A, Burns had already demonstrated Fantasy potential with his blazing speed. Burns stole 51 bases in 56 attempts for Double-A Midland after notching 74 steals across two levels in the Nationals' system in 2013. He has very little power, but Burns has shown good plate discipline and has some potential to help owners with batting average and on-base percentage.

Even as just a pinch-running specialist, Burns would have value for owners in AL-only leagues, but he will be more than that. According to MLB.com, Burns will fill the role vacated by Craig Gentry, who went on the 15-day disabled list with a broken right hand. That means he will platoon in center field against left-handed pitchers. That additional playing time gives Burns some appeal in deeper mixed leagues.

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Jesse Chavez gets roughed up in loss to Houston
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Athletics pitcher Jesse Chavez took a step backward on Monday against the Astros in Houston, dropping to 8-7 on the year. The right-hander coughed up six runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five over 5 1/3 innings of a 7-3 defeat.

Chavez has allowed four-plus runs in three of his last six starts. He owns a 3.44 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 119:41 K:BB ratio in 125 2/3 innings. His next start will come Sunday at home against Kansas City.

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Report: Marlins may be considering Tommy Milone
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Athletics pitcher Tommy Milone is among the pitchers the Marlins are thought to be considering adding before the trade deadline, the Miami Herald reports.

Milone reportedly requested a trade after being sent to the minors upon the addition of two starting pitchers to the rotation. He is 6-3 with a 3.55 ERA and 61:26 K:BB ratio in 96 1/3 innings with the A's.

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Coco Crisp in danger of missing Houston series
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp underwent further tests on his injured neck on Monday, but the team is preparing to be without him for entire Houston series, according to MLB.com. The results of the exam have not been made available.

Crisp was absent from the starting lineup Sunday because of the issue and has not been able to return. He's hitting .274/.372/.416 with seven homers and 32 RBI over 281 at-bats.

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Kenny Wilson gets DFA'd by A's
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Athletics have designated outfielder Kenny Wilson for assignment Monday, in order to clear room for newly promoted outfielder Billy Burns on Monday, according to MLB.com. Wilson is hitting .218 with two homers and 27 RBI in 330 at-bats between four different organizations in the minors, including Triple-A Sacramento and Triple-A Rochester.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGCoco Crisp , CF.274
HRBrandon Moss , 1B23
RBIJosh Donaldson , 3B73
OBPCoco Crisp , CF.372
SLGBrandon Moss , 1B.510
RJosh Donaldson , 3B71
SBCraig Gentry , CF18
WSonny Gray , SP12
ERAScott Kazmir , SP2.37
WHIPScott Kazmir , SP1.02
KJeff Samardzija , SP123
SVSean Doolittle , RP15
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