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Angels believe they have troops for the job, despite rivals' upgrades

BALTIMORE — The first shock wave came when Oakland, the team the Angels are chasing in the American League West, acquired Boston ace Jon Lester for left fielder and cleanup batter Yoenis Cespedes, giving the Athletics a formidable rotation that includes Sonny Gray, Jeff Samardzija and Scott...

Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers add top pitchers

The Chicago White Sox had the bases loaded, with Gordon Beckham at bat. The count was two balls and two strikes. The Detroit Tigers suddenly decided to make a change — not at pitcher, but in center field.

Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland A's: Who Is the Team to Beat After Deadline Madness?

The American League is the Detroit Tigers' and Oakland Athletics' world. Everyone else is just living in it. That's how it feels after Thursday's action, anyway. The Tigers and A's made enormous upgrades to their starting rotations ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Show More Summary

Angels welcome challenge as Oakland Athletics add Jon Lester

The first stunner came when Oakland, the team the Angels are chasing in the American League West, acquired Boston ace Jon Lester for left fielder and cleanup batter Yoenis Cespedes, giving the Athletics a formidable rotation that includes Sonny Gray, Jeff Samardzija and Scott Kazmir.

Jon Lester Trade Shows Athletics Are All-in to Win 2014 World Series

The Oakland Athletics are not hedging their bets or looking forward to next season. By acquiring Jon Lester from the Boston Red Sox in a blockbuster trade also featuring Yoenis Cespedes, Billy Beane and Co. are moving forward with aShow More Summary

MLB Trades 2014: Grades and Analysis for Latest Deadline Deals

One things is abundantly clear at the 2014 MLB trade deadline: Billy Beane is willing to do whatever it takes. The Oakland Athletics general manager is all in on a 2014 World Series crown. He's been around the league long enough to know...Show More Summary

Getting Jon Lester makes A's an even more formidable foe for Angels

The hill the Angels must climb to win the American League West championship grew considerably steeper Thursday when the division-leading Oakland Athletics acquired Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes for left fielder Yoenis Cespedes.

Boston Red Sox: Breaking Down the Trade of Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics

The time has come when we can put away all speculation about the rumors surrounding what will happen with the Boston Red Sox's former No. 1 ace Jon Lester. No longer will we have to ask ourselves whether or not he'll receive an extension. Show More Summary

Athletics Land Ace Lester in Trade With Boston

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The Oakland Athletics acquired ace pitcher Jon Lester from the Boston Red Sox ahead of Thursday's trade deadline in a three-player deal that further bolsters their status as the World Series favorites.

What Lester-Cespedes Deal Means for A's, Sox

MLB National Columnist Scott Miller breaks down what the Jon Lester-Yoenis Cespedes blockbuster means for both the Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox. Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com

Tommy Milone to Twins: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reactions

The Minnesota Twins have acquired left-handed starter Tommy Milone from the pitching-rich Oakland Athletics in exchange for outfielder Sam Fuld. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports broke the news an agreement had been reached: Jerry Crasnick of ESPN provided the additional details: The Athletics then confirmed the swap: It's a unique deal. Show More Summary

Red Sox trade Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes to A's for Yoenis Cespedes

The Dodgers will have to look elsewhere if they want to acquire a starting pitcher, because the Boston Red Sox sent left-handed pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance pick in 2015, according...

Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes T-Shirt Giveaway Becomes Awkward After Trade

A recent trade has made for an awkward Oakland Athletics giveaway this weekend. On Saturday, Aug. 2, the A's were planning on giving the first 10,000 fans through the gates a Yoenis Cespedes "La Potencia " T-shirt. The giveaway was even...Show More Summary

AP Source: A's Acquire Lester, Gomes for Cespedes

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A person with knowledge of the trade says the Oakland Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's trade deadline.

Twitter Reacts as Jon Lester Is Reportedly Traded for Yoenis Cespedes

The Oakland Athletics continued their wheeling and dealing ways Thursday by acquiring starting pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes prior to the 4 p.m. ET non-waiver...Show More Summary

Yoenis Cespedes to Red Sox: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

The first blockbuster of MLB trade deadline day is reportedly complete. The Boston Red Sox are set to acquire outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for starting pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes. Alex...Show More Summary

Oakland Athletics Land Jon Lester from Red Sox for Cespedes

The Boston Red Sox have sent starting pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes, according to Alex Speier of WEEI.com. Rumors had been swirling for a while that the last-place Red SoxShow More Summary

Red Sox deal Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes to A's for Yoenis Cespedes

The Boston Red Sox have traded ace Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, a major league source confirmed. The trade was first reported by WEEI radio in Boston.

Jon Lester traded to Athletics, according to report

Boston had been shopping its ace pitcher and apparently found a buyer on the West Coast who solidified itself as the World Series favorite. The Red Sox have traded left-handed pitcher Jon Lester, to the Oakland Athletics, Jon Heyman of CBS and Alex Speier of WEEI in Boston reports. Jeff Passan broke the first a trade had occurred. Show More Summary

Keuchel Gets Early Boost, Leads Astros Over A's

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Dallas Keuchel pitched a four-hitter and Robbie Grossman homered to cap a six-run first inning that sent the Houston Astros over the Oakland Athletics 8-1 Wednesday.

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