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What You Need to Know: July 30, 2014
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Chris Mosch

07-29

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What You Need to Know: July 29, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

07-28

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What You Need to Know: July 28, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

07-25

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What You Need to Know: July 25, 2014
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Chris Mosch

07-24

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What You Need to Know: July 24, 2014
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Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

07-23

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What You Need to Know: July 23, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

07-22

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What You Need to Know: Boston Gives 'Em A Little Thumpin' Thumpin'
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Daniel Rathman

07-21

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What You Need to Know: Sunday Morning Defending
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Daniel Rathman

07-18

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What You Need to Know: Our Long National All-Star Break Is Over
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Daniel Rathman

07-14

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What You Need to Know: Round Up The Usual Weekend Suspects
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Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

07-11

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What You Need to Know: Alcantara Can Stay
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Daniel Rathman

07-10

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What You Need to Know: Chris Sale's Revenge
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Chris Mosch

07-09

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What You Need to Know: The Tigers' Roaring Comeback
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Chris Mosch

07-08

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What You Need to Know: Matt Adams Powers Up
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Daniel Rathman

07-07

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 7/7
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Daniel Rathman

07-03

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What You Need to Know: Edwin Ends One
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Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

07-02

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What You Need to Know: The A's Get Rick-Rolled
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Chris Mosch

07-01

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What You Need to Know: Davis Downs the A's
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Daniel Rathman

06-30

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/30
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Daniel Rathman

06-27

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What You Need to Know: The Killer Cs
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Chris Mosch

06-26

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What You Need to Know: Lincecum Conquers Again
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Daniel Rathman

06-25

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What You Need to Know: Five Hours and Counting
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Chris Mosch

06-24

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What You Need to Know: Odrisamer Despaigne's Debut
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Daniel Rathman

06-23

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/23
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Daniel Rathman

06-20

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What You Need to Know: Wheeler Hooks the Fish
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Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

06-19

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What You Need to Know: Another No-No
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Daniel Rathman and Chris Mosch

06-18

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What You Need to Know: Can't Retire the Royals
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Daniel Rathman, Nick Bacarella and Chris Mosch

06-17

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What You Need to Know: The Royals Roll On
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Daniel Rathman

06-16

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/16
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Daniel Rathman

06-13

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What You Need to Know: Scherzer's First Gem
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Chris Mosch

06-12

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What You Need to Know: Walking the Walk
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Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

06-11

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What You Need to Know: A Wild One at Coors
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Daniel Rathman

06-10

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What You Need to Know: Chisenhall Messes With Texas
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Chris Mosch

06-09

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/9
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Daniel Rathman

06-06

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What You Need to Know: Soaring Jays
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Chris Mosch

06-05

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What You Need to Know: The Rays Sink to the Bottom
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Chris Mosch

06-04

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What You Need to Know: A Modern-Day Greg Maddux?
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Chris Mosch

06-03

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What You Need to Know: Masterson Makes an Adjustment
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Daniel Rathman

06-02

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/2
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Daniel Rathman

05-30

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What You Need to Know: Reversals of Fortune
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Daniel Rathman

05-29

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What You Need to Know: Kazmir's 'A' Game
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Chris Mosch

05-28

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What You Need to Know: Ben Revere's Ride
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Chris Mosch

05-27

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 5/27
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Daniel Rathman

05-23

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What You Need to Know: Ray, the Rays, and the A's
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Daniel Rathman

05-22

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What You Need to Know: Worst Sweeps First
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Chris Mosch

05-21

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What You Need to Know: Chris Davis Going Deep
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Daniel Rathman

05-20

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What You Need to Know: Cincinnati Stays Alive
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Daniel Rathman

05-19

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What You Need to Know: The Rockies' Other Big Bat
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Daniel Rathman

05-16

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What You Need to Know: Cueto Fries the Friars
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Morris Greenberg and Chris Mosch

05-15

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What You Need to Know: Odorizzi Blows Away the M's
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Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg and Chris Mosch

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July 9, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: The Tigers' Roaring Comeback

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Chris Mosch

Detroit goes from a 5-0 hole to a 14-5 romp, Jacob deGrom blows away the Braves, plus more from Tuesday and what to watch on Wdnesday.

The Tuesday Takeaway
The Tigers looked like they’d be in for a long night when the Dodgers jumped all over Justin Verlander in the top of the first inning of Tuesday’s clash between the two first-place clubs.


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July 8, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Matt Adams Powers Up

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Daniel Rathman

The Cardinals take a close one, James Shields carves up his old team, and more action from Monday, plus what to watch today.

The Monday Takeaway
At 6-foot-3, 260 pounds, Matt Adams screams “slugger.” So when his ISO stood at .149 at the end of May, right around those of speedsters Brett Gardner and Desmond Jennings, something didn’t seem quite right.


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July 7, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 7/7

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Daniel Rathman

Another replay controversy arises, Clayton Kershaw keeps dealing, Mike Trout makes a pitcher pay, and more, plus what to watch today.

The Independence Day Weekend Takeaway
Some 24 hours before the A’s put the finishing touches on the summer’s first big trade, the team already on the field was involved in a replay-enabled controversy.


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July 3, 2014 6:15 am

What You Need to Know: Edwin Ends One

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Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

The Blue Jays walk off against the Brewers, Mookie Betts goes deep, and much more action from Wednesday, plus what to watch over the long weekend.

The Wednesday Takeaway
The Brewers and Blue Jays have been the most surprising division leaders heading into the July 4th weekend, and the two clubs hooked up for their second straight day game on Wednesday to close out their two-game series finale. Replays, manager ejections, and dingers were all recurring themes, with the contest finally decided in the ninth inning with a game-winning blast.


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July 2, 2014 6:30 am

What You Need to Know: The A's Get Rick-Rolled

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Chris Mosch

Rick Porcello keeps the ball on the ground to notch a shutout, and the Angels sweep a doubleheader, plus more from Tuesday and what to watch today.

The Tuesday Takeaway
After walking off against Sean Doolittle and the Athletics in dramatic fashion on Monday night, the Tigers quickly disposed of the American League West leaders on Tuesday to clinch a series win. The game breezed by in just two hours and 13 minutes, as Rick Porcello tossed his second consecutive shutout and needed just 95 pitches to complete it.


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July 1, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Davis Downs the A's

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Daniel Rathman

Rajai walks off, Taijuan Walker returns, Arrieta on a roll, and more.

The Monday Takeaway
When the Tigers paid a visit to Oakland in late May, Rajai Davis sparked the road team to a one-run victory by manufacturing a run with his legs. He came on as a pinch-runner for J.D. Martinez, moved to second on a passed ball, stole third on a throw back from the catcher to the pitcher, and scored on a grounder.


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June 30, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/30

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Daniel Rathman

The new Nate Freiman, the improved Clayton Kershaw, the red-hot Jose Altuve, and more from the weekend, plus what to watch today.

The Weekend Takeaway
When the A’s boarded their flight to New York last Sunday, they’d lost back-to-back games just once since the end of May. But after the Mets served them their second losing streak of the month with a 10-1 beating in the first contest of a nine-game road trip, it seemed that Bob Melvin’s squad might take a small stumble as it reached the halfway mark of the regular season on the Atlantic seaboard.


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June 27, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: The Killer Cs

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Chris Mosch

Cole Hamels pitches well, Cody Asche flashes leather, and Chase Utley whacks a walkoff homer, plus more from Thursday and previews for the weekend.

The Thursday Takeaway
The Phillies squandered opportunity after opportunity to send the Citizens Bank crowd home happy during extra innings on Thursday night. But after a slew of remarkable defensive plays by Cody Asche and a 14th-inning stretch, Chase Utley finished off the Marlins in walk-off fashion.

Cole Hamels took the hill for the Phillies and fired seven strong innings, with his only blemishes coming in the form of solo home runs. The southpaw fanned seven and issued no walks while notching 10 swings-and-misses with his changeup for the second straight game.


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June 26, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Lincecum Conquers Again

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Daniel Rathman

Tim Lincecum no-hits the Padres again, but in a very different fashion, plus other action from Wednesday and what to watch today.

The Wednesday Takeaway
Until yesterday afternoon, only one pitcher in major league history had no-hit the same team twice. In the series finale between the Giants and Padres, Tim Lincecum gave long-ago Cleveland Naps right-hander Addie Joss—who baffled the White Sox in 1908 and 1910—some company by dominating Bud Black’s lineup for the second time in less than a year.


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June 25, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Five Hours and Counting

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Chris Mosch

Jake Arrieta's breakout season continues, two games last beyond the 13th inning, plus more from a wild Tuesday and what to watch today.

The Tuesday Takeaway
Jake Arrieta entered Tuesday coming off a trio of superb outings over which he allowed just one run and 10 hits with a shiny 27-to-2 K:BB ratio in 20 innings of work. The 28-year-old right-hander continued his breakout campaign by flirting with perfection and twirling seven outstanding innings against the Reds.


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June 24, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Odrisamer Despaigne's Debut

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Daniel Rathman

The Padres add a pitcher, Chris Davis redeems himself, and much more action from Monday, plus what to watch today.

The Monday Takeaway
The Padres scratched Andrew Cashner from his scheduled Monday start against the Giants and put the hard-throwing right-hander on the disabled list with shoulder soreness. They called up Cuban defector Odrisamer Despaigne, who inked a minor-league pact in May and was sporting a 7.06 ERA in Triple-A El Paso, to take the mound in Cashner’s place. But if the Giants thought missing Cashner was a relief, they had another thing coming.


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June 23, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/23

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Daniel Rathman

The Rockies fall further, the Tigers reassert themselves, and more action from the weekend, plus what to watch today

The Weekend Takeaway
It’s hard enough to win at Coors Field when you don’t gift the other team runs with defensive miscues and inattention. The Rockies didn’t make any fielding errors in Friday’s series opener, but they still lost 13-10, as the Brewers got the better end of the slugfest by outhitting their hosts 19-16.


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