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10:10PM

A’s Melvin calls his pitcher’s frustrating day a ‘clunker’

By Art Spander
For Maven Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. — If you were taking a survey of the Athletics’ post-game comments from starting pitcher Brett Anderson. the word “frustrating” would beat the word “tough” by a two-to one margin.

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Copyright 2019, The Maven 

8:43PM

After 11 innings and 4½ hours, Oakland’s faults overtake its virtues

By Art Spander
For Maven Sports

OAKLAND — A hit batsman, a wild throw, a few hits — not a lot in the great scheme of things, but more than enough in any single game, especially one that lasts four and a half hours and in which a star reliever fails to pitch like a star reliever.

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8:45PM

A’s: Ten in a row and a place in the NY Times

By Art Spander
For Maven Sports

OAKLAND — These are great times for the Oakland Athletics. And their winning streak, now 10 games and not to be dismissed, isn’t the only reason.

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8:44AM

For A’s, the highlight is a first baseman pitching relief

By Art Spander
For Maven Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. — This is the kind of day it was for the Oakland Athletics: A first baseman came in as a reliever; on two different occasions, fans jumped out of the stands, dashed across the diamond and were taken into custody; and the home team couldn’t pitch or hit.

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11:17AM

For Oakland, it’s players against players, not payroll against payroll

By Art Spander
For Maven Sports

OAKLAND — Someone asked about payrolls, and the question was legitimate. The contention long has been that in cars, wine and ballplayers you mostly get what you pay for.

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