Smoke Signals: Jay Bruce's World Collides With MoneyballThere have been plenty of mentions of Moneyball, the film based on the story of the 2002 Oakland Athletics and their 20-game win streak, while the Cleveland Indians have been on their run.
Astros Walk In 5 Runs, Lose Doubleheader Opener To A's 11-1Consecutive losses to the Oakland Athletics have muted whatever momentum the AL-leading Astros built with their seven-game winning streak this week. This one was a little more concerning to manager A.J. Hinch for a variety of reasons. Houston's bullpen forced in five runs with bases-loaded walks and the team tied a franchise record with 13 free passes, costing the Astros in their second straight loss to the A's, 11-1 in a doubleheader opener Saturday. "It wasn't a good game for us," Hinch said. "Certainly, it probably looks a lot worse than it was for most of the game. It wasn't our day. They beat us on all facets of the game this game." Oakland led 3-1 before Tyler Clippard issued the first bases-loaded walk to Jed Lowrie in t
Yankees Acquire Sonny Gray For 3 ProspectsPitcher Sonny Gray has been traded to the Yankees from the Oakland Athletics for three prospects, boosting New York's starting rotation for an unexpected playoff run.
Polarization Abound, Indians Need Higher Middle-GroundThe Cleveland Indians have now lost four-straight games for the first time in 312 games, the third longest stretch without four-straight losses in American League history.
Bauer Gets Just 2 Outs; A's Top Indians 7-3 For 3-Game SweepBauer (7-8) allowed four runs, three hits and two walks while throwing just 24 of 43 pitches for strikes in facing seven batters. Cleveland has lost four straight for the first time since 2015.
Nationals Beef Up ML-Worst Bullpen In Trade With A'sFoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal was the first to report the deal, which has since been made official by the teams.
Indians May Have Played Themselves Out Of Gray's Price RangeThe right-hander hit 100 pitches in the seventh inning, but when he left the game, Gray had only allowed two hits and a walk.
Kluber Returns With A New Knockout PunchWhen Kluber made his return from the disabled list on Thursday, he did not throw 80 percent breaking balls, but he edged towards the mark, throwing a curveball 32 times on 77 pitches. That is 41.5 percent.
Manaea Changes-Up Indians Success At PlateThe scoreboard read 3-1 at Progressive Field on Wednesday night following the park’s shortest game of 2017. It should have read 2-1.
Manaea, Pinder Lead Athletics To 3-1 Win Over IndiansSean Manaea allowed three hits in seven innings, Chad Pinder homered twice and drove in all three Oakland runs, and the Athletics defeated the Cleveland Indians 3-1 on Wednesday night.
Bauer Fans Career-High 14 And Bats Back Him Up In Tribe's 9-4 Win Over A'sThe Indians put together 11 hits against Oakland en route to a 9-4 win at Progressive Field.
Bats Explode In 4th Inning To Give Tribe 5-3 Win Over A'sCarlos Carrasco struck out seven and the Tribe had three players go deep in their win over Oakland on Monday.

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