Oakland News for April 30th 2013

Oakland Raiders 2013 NFL Draft Review
Oakland loved Hayden so much they almost wasted the No. 3 overall pick to get him before wisely trading down and getting him at 12. They could have dropped another 10 spots at least. Things settled down from there. Second-rounder Watson is a very raw More…

LA Angels of Anaheim (9-15) at Oakland Athletics (14-12), 10:05 pm (ET)
Perhaps the return of Yoenis Cespedes will provide the spark the Oakland Athletics have lacked over the last week. The A's try to make it two straight wins on Monday when they open a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at O.co More…

Taking The Long View: Global forces change face of Oakland
Even though I'm fundraising consultant now (Full disclosure: Oakland Local is one of my clients), I was a history major in college and come from a long line of history buffs. So when I read this series of columns on gentrification and the
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North Oakland 'domestic terrorists' found guilty of three murders
A jury of seven women and five men took little time to find the men guilty of murder for gunning down Charles Davis, 23, in Berkeley and then killing Todd Perea, 27, and Floyd Ross Jr., 42, in Oakland after a high-speed chase ended in a car accident. More…

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Former Oakland Raiders assistant coach found guilty in Calif. beer-bottle attack
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — A former Oakland Raiders assistant coach is facing up to four years in state prison after being convicted of striking a man with a beer bottle outside a California bar. The San Luis Obispo Tribune (http://bit.ly/ZNHehs More…

Oakland Raiders 2013 Draft: Aggregating Report Card Grades from Around the
From the second the 2013 NFL draft concluded, the Oakland Raiders, like every other team around the league, started to receive their draft grades from the media and fans alike. This year, in comparison to all too many of the Raiders’ drafts over the … More…

Nuggets in 3-1 hole after latest loss to Warriors
Denver Nuggets shooting guard Wilson Chandler (21) watches from the bench during the second half of Game 4 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. Ben Margot ??? AP … More…

Open Budget Oakland and OpenSpending | Open Knowledge
The beta version of Open Budget Oakland went public last week with the release of our mayor's proposed budget for the next two years. Her announcement was made Wednesday afternoon and by evening we had visualized and made
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Oakland Social: 'New Urban Eating' tells story of food in Oakland
When Andrew Ellis moved from the Boston area into his current Uptown Oakland apartment on Jan. 1, 2012, the New Year brought a fortuitous new beginning in his new town: his new housemate, Dan Graf, was the man who would start Baron Baking, the … More…

Bison Softball Sweeps Past Oakland 1-0 & 2-0 on Menke, Johnson
Krista Menke and Whitney Johnson each tossed shutouts as North Dakota State University defeated Oakland University 1-0 and 2-0 in a Summit League softball doubleheader played Sunday.
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Game 025: Angels in Oakland for 3 – Halos Heaven
To the Bay Area! Game time is 7.05, Pregame is Angels Blackjack.
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Oakland police department makes 'slight' progress toward reforms
OAKLAND — The Oakland Police Department is slowly making progress toward meeting reforms mandated by a decade-old lawsuit settlement of police brutality cases in West Oakland, a court-appointed monitor found. In his 13th quarterly report on police More…

David Bass to the Oakland Raiders: Instant Video Reaction
Player Name: David Bass Position: DE School: Missouri Western Drafted by: Oakland Pick Number: Round 7, Pick 27 (233rd overall) Tune into the video above More…

Oakland University expands its reach
"Oakland has a tremendous history of success and a great foundation as a very exciting institution, given our location and potential to interact and connect with business, industry and government in southeast Michigan," said university president Gary More…

Oakland A's trade well-traveled Casper Wells to Chicago White Sox
The early winner in the Major League cumulative frequent traveler competition is Casper Wells after the A's traded him Monday to the Chicago White Sox in a cash deal. Wells got into three games for a total of five at-bats with the A's last week More…

Oakland police and suspects at VIP house – San Francisco Chronicle
If a trio of strange men caught outside the Oakland hills home of the highest- ranking elected official in the state at 1 a.m. doesn't raise suspicions – or prompt a More…

Josh Donaldson of the Oakland Athletics named the American League Player of
Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending April 28th. The announcement was made earlier today on the MLB Network. Donaldson batted .545 (12-for-22) with seven More…

Oakland Raiders: Third Round pick Sio Moore – Rant Sports
The Oakland Raiders used their third-round, 66th overall selection on outside linebacker, Sio Moore. To say that Moore is a player with a chip on his shoulder would be an understatement ??? check out this quote: ???The thing with me is I was a guy that … More…

Oakland Raiders: Complete 2013 NFL Draft Wrap-Up and Analysis
After allowing for a day of recovery and letting it all settle in, here is my take on how the Oakland Raiders did in the 2013 NFL draft. Understand, I don’t give grades until after a season is played. It is absolutely pointless to grade picks without … More…

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Oakland News for April 29th 2013

Oakland Raiders sign Billy Boyko of Lehigh University to free agent contract
“I'm ready. I'm excited, and I'm ready to go and get this show on the road,” Boyko said. “I can't wait to get out there to Oakland and prove myself. I want to thank everyone around me who gave me so much support, especially my family, my friends and God. More…

Oakland International Airport March Cargo Volume
The following table shows cargo volumes at the Oakland International Airport for March from data provided on the airport's website. ================================================================================ March Feb. Jan. Dec. More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
Right-hander Dan Straily, who re-joined the team Sunday in Oakland from Triple-A Sacramento, will be officially recalled Monday and start against the Angels. –OF Casper Wells was designated for assignment Sunday when the A's activated OF Yoenis More…

Oakland Raiders: Third Round pick Sio Moore – Rant Sports
The Oakland Raiders used their third-round, 66th overall selection on outside linebacker, Sio Moore. To say that Moore is a player with a chip on his shoulder would be an understatement ??? check out this quote: ???The thing with me is I was a guy that … More…

Slumping A's lose to Orioles 7-3
Baltimore Orioles' Nick Markakis, (21) is congratulated by Adam Jones (10) after Markakis hit a two-run home run off Oakland Athletics' A.J. Griffin in the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 27, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben More…

Angels-Athletics Preview
There hasn't been much of a home-field advantage in recent meetings between the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels. The home team has taken just five of the last 21 meetings heading into Monday night's opener of a three-game set at the O.co More…

Report: San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has bolts similar to banned bolts
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has more than 1,200 bolts made from galvanized steel that is virtually identical to a high-strength alloy that a nationwide group of transportation officials banned for More…

Badass Block: Telegraph and 51st Street in Oakland | 7×7
There are certain blocks in this city that seem like mini-universes. Each week, we'll highlight a stretch of pavement where you could spend an entire day and night. Next up? Telegraph and 51st Street in Oakland.
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Recap: Oakland vs. Baltimore
Eric Sogard scored the game-winning run in the 10th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 9-8 win over Baltimore that avoided a four-game sweep by the Orioles at The Coliseum. Sogard singled, then moved to third on Adam Rosales' sacrifice bunt More…

Oakland Raiders 2013 NFL Draft: QB Tyler Wilson could compete at starting job
Oakland also added Colorado tight end Nick Kasa, Central Florida running back Latavius Murray, Tennessee tight end Mychal Rivera and Oklahoma defensive tackle Stacy McGee in the sixth round Saturday, and San Diego State receiver Brice Butler and More…

Quentin Tarantino's stolen Pulp Fiction car recovered by police
Nearly two decades after thieves made off with the cherry-red convertible driven by John Travolta’s character Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction, the 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu has turned up in Oakland, California. The car, which belonged to the director … More…

Nuggets in 3-1 hole after latest loss to Warriors
Denver Nuggets’ Ty Lawson, right, drives the ball past Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of Game 4 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series on Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. Ben Margot ??? AP Photo. Story … More…

Oakland Raiders Undrafted Free Agents: Tracking the Latest Signings
Last season, Rod Streater made the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent and had a very productive rookie campaign with 39 receptions for 584 yards and three touchdowns. Undrafted rookies can make an impact in Year 1, but they can also make the … More…

Oakland A's rally to beat Baltimore Orioles 9-8 in 10 innings
OAKLAND — Yoenis Cespedes said he ought to have done more than he did in helping the A's end a four-game losing streak. Cespedes, in his first game back after missing 15 days with a left hand injury, hit a two-run homer to tie the game with Baltimore More…

Oakland A's activate Yoenis Cespedes from DL
(AP) — The Oakland Athletics have activated slugger Yoenis Cespedes from the disabled list before Sunday's game against the Baltimore Orioles. Cespedes was immediately inserted into the lineup, batting cleanup and playing left field. The A's are More…

Oakland Athletics defeat Baltimore Orioles in 10 innings
For a few moments, it even looked as if Sogard would stay put on the ground. Sogard eventually got to his feet and scrambled home, making a headfirst dive with the winning run in the 10th inning that lifted the Oakland Athletics over the Orioles, 9-8 More…

Oakland University Graduates Have Big Plans For Future << CBS
Many college seniors will turn their tassels this weekend and some already have some big plans in their near future.
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2013 NFL Draft: Oakland Raiders grade
(YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add FoxSports's video to your playlist. Sign in. Statistics Report. Published on Apr 27, 2013. FOXSports.com's Alex Marvez, Peter Schrager and Laura Okmin on Oakland's 2013 NFL Draft class. More…

Oakland's Glenview neighborhood 'cottage industry' artists to display wares at
Handmade furniture, glasswork and art will be among the one-of-a-kind items on exhibition at the Glenview neighborhood's first Cottage Industry Show on May 11 in Oakland. Close to 40 exhibitors are expected to display their wares at the show, which More…

Oakland University expands its reach
"Oakland has a tremendous history of success and a great foundation as a very exciting institution, given our location and potential to interact and connect with business, industry and government in southeast Michigan," said university president Gary More…

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Oakland News for April 28th 2013

Raiders help roster with quality picks
In the third round, Oakland took Connecticut linebacker Sio Moore. He is a solid outside linebacker that does everything well. I see him having a productive starting career. The Raiders signed three veteran linebackers and they have second-year More…

Errors do in A's in 3-0 loss to Orioles
Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones catches a fly ball hit by the Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie during the fourth inning of their baseball game Friday, April 26, 2013 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg). Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2013 More…

Oakland Raiders new cornerback DJ Hayden, hopes to inspire others with his story
D.J. Hayden, a young talented defensive back player for the Oakland Raiders, is all smiles these days. However, things weren't so glamorous and exciting for the Houston product five months ago. Hayden almost died last November on the football field More…

NFL Draft makes Menelik Watson Oakland Raiders' second British player
Menelik Watson is an Oakland Raider. The 24-year-old offensive tackle from Longsight, Manchester, was overlooked in Thursday’s first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, but when the process resumed on Friday he did not have to wait much longer. Watson was … More…

Oakland A's lose to Baltimore Orioles 3-0
OAKLAND — The really infuriating thing about Wei-Yin Chen from the A's point of view is that there is nothing really infuriating about him. He throws some nice pitches, to be sure, but the left-hander's dominance of the A's — one run in 202/3 career More…

Oakland: YMCA a hub of activity on Healthy Kids Day
OAKLAND — First Lena Russell-Zazueta swam the length of a 25-yard pool. Next she hopped on an exercise bike for 10 minutes of leg-burning fun. Finally she ran a few laps around the outside of the 75,000-square-foot downtown Oakland YMCA building. More…

Hicks: Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction' car recovered in Oakland
The 1965 red Chevy in "Pulp Fiction" that Uma Thurman's character nearly died in and which was stolen shortly after the film was released, has been recovered in Oakland. TMZ said the car was stolen from director Quentin Tarantino's home and hasn't been More…

NFL Draft: Oakland Raiders draft TE Nick Kasa
ALAMEDA — The Raiders addressed a need at tight end with the selection of Nick Kasa of Colorado, No. 172 overall. Entering the draft thin on tight ends after Brandon Myers left in free agency, Kasa is the second player selected coached by the Oakland More…

Recap: Oakland vs. Baltimore
Nick Markakis and Adam Jones hit back-to-back homers to highlight a four-run fourth inning as the Baltimore Orioles downed the Oakland Athletics 7-3, at The Coliseum. Nate McLouth went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI, while Chris Davis and J.J. More…

Curry leads Warriors past Nuggets in Game 3
Warriors Nuggets Basketball. Denver Nuggets’ Kenneth Faried (35) scores against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of Game 3 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series on Friday, April 26, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. Ben Margot ??? AP … More…

Oakland County home sales
Oakland County. Berkley. 3170 Kipling Ave., $212,000. Birmingham. 556 Bloomfield Ct., $120,000. 883 Knox St., $800,000. Bloomfield Hills. 4035 Antique Ln., $301,000. 1565 Kirkway Rd, $410,000. Bloomfield Township. 766 Briar Hill Ln., $325,000 More…

Oakland Raiders' top pick DJ Hayden assures that he has healthy heart
ALAMEDA — The fairy tale became more real for D.J. Hayden on Friday, although the Raiders' first-round draft pick out of Houston said he won't truly come down to earth until he takes the field. Hayden arrived at the club facility in the morning, a day More…

Menelik Watson to Raiders: How Does OT Fit with Oakland?
Hi-res-6618778_crop_650x440. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports. There is basically no position that the Oakland Raiders cannot upgrade in 2013 ??? they lack starters or depth at every spot. Therefore, every time the Raiders are on the clock, Reggie McKenzie … More…

Oakland A's lose third in a row to Baltimore Orioles
OAKLAND — The A's entered Saturday's game looking for something to feel good about. But not even pleasant vibes from a pre-game ceremony honoring their 1973 World Series championship team could stop their slide. Oakland lost for the eighth time in More…

Vietnam-Era Grenade Shuts Down Oakland Street | NBC Bay Area
A resident of East Oakland spotted what turned out to be a Vietnam-era grenade early Friday morning, quickly prompting a shutdown of a portion of International Boulevard.
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Wilson pick puts pressure on Pryor
When the fourth round began, there was talk the Oakland Raiders could take former USC quarterback Matt Barkley with the third pick in the fourth round. After Oakland traded down, there was talk it could take Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib. He was … More…

Citywise: Few deputies wanted to patrol Oakland
Even if Oakland and the Alameda County Sheriff's Office had resolved their money squabbles, there was another issue that might have imperiled the county's now defunct police patrols in Oakland — almost no deputies wanted any part of them. The weekend More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
Brett Anderson, Oakland's No.1 starter, is especially a mystery. In his first two starts, the left-hander had a 1.38 ERA and opponents hit 1.38 against him. In his past three starts, Anderson has allowed 17 earned runs in 10 2/3 innings, and opponents More…

Game #24: Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles – Athletics Nation
The A's, in the midst of a slide with very little offense and even less starting pitching, try to right the ship as they play the second game of the series.
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Chen's strong start lifts Orioles to 3-0 win over A's
OAKLAND, Calif. — Nick Markakis and Adam Jones hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning, Chris Tillman pitched six innings for his first win of the season and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Saturday. Nate McLouth also More…

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Oakland News for April 27th 2013

Curry leads Warriors past Nuggets in Game 3
Warriors Nuggets Basketball. Denver Nuggets’ Kenneth Faried (35) scores against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of Game 3 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series on Friday, April 26, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. Ben Margot ??? AP … More…

Dolphins trade up in deal with Raiders, take OLB Dion Jordan with third pick
General manager Jeff Ireland swung a trade Thursday night with Oakland to move up nine spots and take Jordan with the overall No. 3 pick. The Dolphins needed a left tackle, and three of top four selections in the draft were tackles, but Ireland instead … More…

Critical Game 3 on tap in Oakland between Warriors, Nuggets – The Province
(Sports Network) – The Golden State Warriors will try to take command of their series against the Denver Nuggets Friday night when the action shifts to Oakland for Game 3. The Warriors stole Game 2 in Denver, which was the first home loss for the More…

Oakland: One dead, three injured in Highway 13 crash
The male driver was transported to Highland Hospital in Oakland in critical condition. Two other passengers were injured, including one who suffered major injuries and a woman who received minor cuts on her forehead. A fifth person in the vehicle was More…

Bell: Oakland Raiders make best pick of 2013 NFL Draft
For my money, the best pick in this year's draft stood behind a podium at the Oakland Raiders headquarters on Friday afternoon, wearing a silver tie that accented the black suit that he borrowed from his roommate. See, a few months ago, D.J. Hayden More…

NFL Draft: Who Should the Oakland Raiders Take in the Second Round?
COMMENTARY | After an unpredictable and exciting first night of the 2013 NFL draft, the Oakland Raiders landed Houston cornerback D.J. Hayden with the 12th overall pick. In the process, general manager Reggie McKenzie was able to acquire a More…

Citywise: Few deputies wanted to patrol Oakland
Even if Oakland and the Alameda County Sheriff's Office had resolved their money squabbles, there was another issue that might have imperiled the county's now defunct police patrols in Oakland — almost no deputies wanted any part of them. The weekend More…

Oakland Mills forward Long will join Patsos at Siena
Oakland Mills forward Long will join Patsos at Siena. Oakland Mills senior Lavon Long committed to Siena during an official visit Thursday. The 6-foot-6 forward signed with Loyola in November, but received a release from his letter of intent after … More…

Oakland Raiders 2013 NFL draft filled with surprises, as well as 'not so
Entering the 78th annual National Football League player selection meeting, otherwise known as the 2013 NFL draft, the Oakland Raiders had a total of seven selections. However, as many suspected, the Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie traded … More…

Oakland Mills' Lavon Long will play for Jimmy Patsos at Siena
Lavon Long worried for a second when Jimmy Patsos left Loyola to take the Siena coaching job earlier this month. But any stress the Oakland Mills senior felt about re-starting the recruiting process was fleeting. “I was pretty relaxed,” said Long, the More…

Reggie McKenzie finally able to do his job
McKenzie, a career lifer in the front office in Green Bay, got the daunting opportunity to be in charge of the post-Al Davis Oakland Raiders in January 2012, three months after the legendary Oakland owner died at the age of 82. Hand-picked by several … More…

FBI Conducting Gun Sweeps in Oakland Alex Jones' Infowars
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Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
Lowrie has firmly grabbed the shortstop spot, and it's likely that Nakajima will need more time in the minors to improve his game and to learn other infield positions if he ever is to play with Oakland. The Athletics' key position player, cleanup More…

Raiders select Hayden at No. 12
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP). D.J. Hayden’s remarkable comeback from a near-death experience has taken him to the first round of the NFL draft. The Oakland Raiders selected the former Houston cornerback with the 12th overall pick after trading down nine spots … More…

Oakland, Md., marks 150th anniversary of Confederate burning of B&O railroad
Oakland at that time had about 300 residents. The Union had sent a small number of soldiers there to protect the bridge. Local historian John Rathgeb says they were overwhelmed when more than 600 Confederate troops marched into town with orders to More…

Oakland County couple focus of whooping cough awareness video
With at least 117 cases of whooping cough already reported this year in Michigan, an Oakland County couple is being featured in a new video to raise awareness about the infection that killed their baby girl. Sean and Veronica McNally's 3-month-old More…

Hicks: Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction' car recovered in Oakland
The 1965 red Chevy in "Pulp Fiction" that Uma Thurman's character nearly died in and which was stolen shortly after the film was released, has been recovered in Oakland. TMZ said the car was stolen from director Quentin Tarantino's home and hasn't been More…

Oakland Police Chief Tries to Comfort Boy Who Saw His Mom Get Shot
In this last month 355 gun shots were fired in Oakland. Jodi Hernandez talks about new plan that would have police sending letters to gun buyers informing them of their responsibilities and warning them if they fail to report when their weapons are … More…

Menelik Watson to Raiders: How Does OT Fit with Oakland?
Hi-res-6618778_crop_650x440. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports. There is basically no position that the Oakland Raiders cannot upgrade in 2013 ??? they lack starters or depth at every spot. Therefore, every time the Raiders are on the clock, Reggie McKenzie … More…

NFL Draft 2013: Oakland Raiders take DJ Hayden No. 12
D.J. Hayden was the twelfth overall draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. Watch FOXSports.com's Laura Okmin, Brian Billick and Charles Davis discuss Oakland's choice of D.J. Hayden. Read more about the 2013 NFL Draft on More…

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Oakland News for April 26th 2013

Oakland man suing city after being shot by police sent to prison
OAKLAND — A 25-year-old man suing Oakland for $10 million after a police officer shot him in the back while he tried to escape a robbery was sent to prison for 15 years Thursday. Tony Ray Jones, who is a cousin of Oscar Grant III, showed no remorse as More…

Marrow, from the Jon's Street Eats Guy, Opens in Oakland — Grub
As reported in February, former Jon's Street Eats guy Jon Kosorek has returned to Oakland after a stint up in wine country. And this week he's opened a new whole-animal, meat-centric lunch spot called Marrow (325 19th Street). He's posting
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O's 10, A's 2: McLouth keys victory in Oakland – Camden Chat
Having to get on a plane and fly to Oakland, California just a short while after losing a baseball game in extra innings has to be difficult. That the guy who beat you was Maicer Izturis, and…
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Oakland Raiders Draft DJ Hayden, the Cornerback From Houston
When was the last time you said the Raiders made a smart pick?
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Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie Talks 2013 NFL Draft
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has gotten plenty of calls about trading the number three overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. More…

Oakland's slide continues with 10-2 loss at home to Baltimore
Parker's rough start to the season continued when he gave up six runs in 5 1-3 innings, and Oakland went on to lose to the Baltimore Orioles 10-2 on Thursday night. “It's kind of embarrassing,” said Parker, who struck out five and walked three. “If I More…

Raiders draft rumors: Oakland looking to trade down, reportedly
The Raiders have long been rumored to covet Sharrif Floyd, but they've reportedly waned on him, and are now interested in either trading the pick or drafting someone else.
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Oakland Police Chief Tries to Comfort Boy Who Saw His Mom Get Shot
In this last month 355 gun shots were fired in Oakland. Jodi Hernandez talks about new plan that would have police sending letters to gun buyers informing them of their responsibilities and warning them if they fail to report when their weapons are … More…

Oakland Police Chief Tries to Comfort Boy Who Saw His Mom Get Shot
Oakland police Chief Howard Jordan said today that he tried to comfort a 4-year-old boy who saw his mother fatally shot in North Oakland Wednesday night. Jordan said the shooting near the corner of 54th Street and Shattuck Avenue at about 8:43 p.m. was … More…

Oakland, Md., marks 150th anniversary of Confederate burning of B&O railroad
Oakland at that time had about 300 residents. The Union had sent a small number of soldiers there to protect the bridge. Local historian John Rathgeb says they were overwhelmed when more than 600 Confederate troops marched into town with orders to More…

Oakland Raiders 2013 NFL draft filled with surprises, as well as 'not so
Entering the 78th annual National Football League player selection meeting, otherwise known as the 2013 NFL draft, the Oakland Raiders had a total of seven selections. However, as many suspected, the Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie traded … More…

FBI, Local Police Conducting Massive Sweep in Oakland Alex Jones
A massive law enforcement sweep was underway in Oakland Wednesday, with nine people having reportedly been detained an hour after it was first reported. More…

Oakland: Dr. Helene Gayle, Congresswoman Barbara Lee discuss health care
Gayle sat down with Congresswoman Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, to discuss "The State of Health in America," but the bulk of their conversation called for local "street heat" to light the path to better access, delivery, and understanding of health care. More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
Lowrie has firmly grabbed the shortstop spot, and it's likely that Nakajima will need more time in the minors to improve his game and to learn other infield positions if he ever is to play with Oakland. The Athletics' key position player, cleanup More…

NFL Draft: Oakland Raiders fielding offers for third overall pick
Oakland apparently is looking to stock up on a few picks they don't have because they traded for Carson Palmer…who's no longer on the team.
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Oakland police, FBI arrest 5 in anti-gang sweep
OAKLAND, Calif. — Oakland police and the FBI have arrested five people on drug and weapons charges during a series of late-night raids. Oakland Police spokeswoman Johanna Watson says SWAT teams served 16 search warrants in Oakland, Hayward, More…

Reggie McKenzie finally able to do his job
McKenzie, a career lifer in the front office in Green Bay, got the daunting opportunity to be in charge of the post-Al Davis Oakland Raiders in January 2012, three months after the legendary Oakland owner died at the age of 82. Hand-picked by several … More…

Raiders select Hayden at No. 12
The Raiders have struggled to find impact players in the draft in recent years, especially in the top of the first round. Running back Darren McFadden (2008) and kicker Sebastian Janikowski (2000) are the only of Oakland’s own first-rounders still on … More…

Dolphins shake up NFL draft by picking Dion Jordan – USA Today
NEW YORK – Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland pulled the first stunner of the 2013 NFL draft. Ireland traded up nine spots from No. 12 to the third overall slot, giving the Oakland Raiders Miami's 42nd overall pick to land former Oregon pass More…

Oakland Raiders' No. 3 pick draws 'red-hot' interest – NFL.com
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Oakland News for April 25th 2013

Oakland Raiders 2013 First-Round Draft Primer, Vol. 3 (Pre-Draft)
With the 2013 NFL Draft starting tomorrow, have the Oakland Raiders tipped their hand on what they intend to do at No. 3 overall? During a pre-draft press conference on April 23, general manager Reggie McKenzie stated that he intends to select the best …

Jerry Brown recalls attempted break-ins at Oakland, Sacramento homes
Brown said he has been the victim of two recent burglary attempts, one at his home in Oakland last year and one at his downtown Sacramento loft just a few days ago. Speaking to a crowd of about 200 people carrying pictures of murdered family members on

Aceves, Red Sox unravel in 13-0 loss to Oakland
Bartolo Colon (3-0) fared much better for Oakland. He allowed just three hits and struck out seven while pitching all seven innings and had little trouble in the light-to-medium rain that fell throughout the game. He issued his first walk this season

Oakland: Alliance teachers, parents speak out on recent school violence
Parents and teachers with Alliance Academy in Oakland, Calif. hold a short morning protest before school to highlight safety concerns at the school on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Racially motivated fights and alleged gang activity came to a head in the

Oakland, Md., marks 150th anniversary of Confederate burning of B&O railroad
OAKLAND, Md. — The western Maryland city of Oakland is marking the 150th anniversary of a Civil War event notable in part for its lack of bloodshed. The event Thursday kicks of a four-day commemoration of the burning by Confederate troops of a B&O

Brooklyn Basin Deal Gives Oakland a Boost
For years, many in the real-estate world balked at investing in Oakland because of its high crime and unemployment. Now, Oakland boosters are trying to use a new investment in a sprawling $1.5 billion waterfront complex to persuade developers and …

Calf. judge says combat school must name trainees
U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland rejected the federal government's argument that identifying trainees and teachers at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation would violate their privacy and potentially compromise their

Oakland shooting prompts 12th Street BART station closure
Police late Tuesday were investigating a fatal shooting in downtown Oakland. The shooting at 13th Street and Broadway was reported at 10:21 p.m., Oakland police said. Oakland police could provide few details about the shooting. BART police said the

Oakland Co. airport to start offering flights to Chicago
Oakland County International Airport, long popular with executive travelers, is about to offer passenger service to Chicago. In June, Lakeshore Express will begin scheduled flights four days a week from Waterford Township to Chicago's Midway

Calf. judge says combat school must name trainees
In making her ruling, U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland said the Freedom of Information Act "mandates a strong policy in favor of disclosure," the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Wednesday ( http://bit.ly/ZOq0e4). Hamilton issued her

Minecraft players are building downtown Oakland in 10 days | A+E
HuskerGirlKC is leading the charge as she and volunteers, some of whom never been to Oakland, try to reconstruct the downtown area in 10 days. If you played the game, you know how hard this can be. It's a lot of work, but the results can be
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Oakland Effect: 'Antique Row' was once a destination
There was a time when "Antique Row" was a destination in Oakland. Old-timers, like Thelma Isler and her son Andre, remember it well. The tree-lined block starting at the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue was home to several antique shops

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
–RHP Jarrod Parker hopes to break out of his early-season doldrums when he opens Oakland's seven-game homestand against Baltimore on Thursday night. Parker went 13-8 last year but then went 0-2 with a 4.26 in the ALDS against the Tigers and has

NFL Draft 2013: Oakland Raiders will not draft for need – SB Nation
The Oakland Raiders need help all over the field, but along the defensive line and in the secondary especially. That doesn't mean they won't be enticed by a big name at No. 3 overall, however.
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Oakland A's blow three-run lead and lose to Boston Red Sox
I've got to go out and prove it." At one point Anderson talked about the need to pitch as if his job depends on it. It doesn't — not yet — and the A's opening-day starter will make his next scheduled appearance against the Angels in Oakland on Monday.

Children's Hospital doctor talks Oakland violence, trauma
Allison Briscoe-Smith, the director of the Center for the Vulnerable Child at Children's Hospital in Oakland, sees consequences in Oakland's violence that extend

Oakland A's blow three-run lead and lose to Boston Red Sox
BOSTON — Brett Anderson's April troubles continued Wednesday in Fenway Park as he allowed the Red Sox to rally from a 3-0 deficit and ultimately hold off the A's, 6-5, denying Oakland a series victory. The loss came despite the 11th multiple-homer

Paramount Theatre shines brightly 40 years after restoration efforts preserved
OAKLAND — Imagine you're walking into the lobby of the Paramount Theatre. The sight before you is indescribable. The details are too rich to take in all at once — the golden glow from large decorated wall panels, the intricate ceiling lights. A

Oakland Shooting Briefly Closes BART Station – SF Appeal
BART police said the 12th Street BART station was shut down at 10:27 p.m. to look for suspects following the shooting. Passengers at the 12th Street station at the time were evacuated, according to police.
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Oakland Unified School District board appoints Gary Yee to temporarily replace
The Oakland Unified School District board appointed Gary Yee as acting superintendent during its regular Wednesday meeting, a move that brings to an end his 10-year tenure as a board member. The 6-0 vote to appoint Yee took less than a minute. He will

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Oakland News for April 24th 2013

2013 NFL Draft team needs: Oakland Raiders – SBNation.com
The Oakland Raiders enter the 2013 NFL Draft with many weaknesses on their roster, and need to come away with a strong draft class as they continue to rebuild.
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Oakland Athletics (12-8) at Boston Red Sox (13-6), 6:35 pm (ET)
Veteran righty Bartolo Colon faces the Boston Red Sox for the 27th time in his career on Tuesday night when the Oakland Athletics visit Fenway Park for the second of a three-game series. Colon, who reached the majors with the Cleveland Indians in 1997,

Game #21: Oakland Athletics at Boston Red Sox – Athletics Nation
The A's have hit their first slide of the season, and it's been a team effort. Thanks to poor defense and even poorer starting pitching, the A's have now dropped 4 in a row; a streak no one wants…
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Oakland Raiders 2013 First-Round Draft Primer, Vol. 3 (Pre-Draft)
With the 2013 NFL Draft starting tomorrow, have the Oakland Raiders tipped their hand on what they intend to do at No. 3 overall? During a pre-draft press conference on April 23, general manager Reggie McKenzie stated that he intends to select the best …

In Oakland, a Vegan Food Scene Is Born – San Francisco Bay Area
With the opening of The Olde Depot, a vegan pub next to Beer Revolution and within spitting distance of Souley Vegan, downtown Oakland is becoming a

Former Raiders executive going global for good cause – Inside the
Former Raiders executive going global for good cause. By Steve Corkran Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 1:33 pm in Oakland Raiders. Former Raiders executive John Herrera checked in to say he is enjoying his retirement after spending most of
Inside the Oakland Raiders

Jerry Brown recalls attempted break-ins at Oakland, Sacramento homes
Brown said he has been the victim of two recent burglary attempts, one at his home in Oakland last year and one at his downtown Sacramento loft just a few days ago. Speaking to a crowd of about 200 people carrying pictures of murdered family members on

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
His control is extraordinary: He hasn't thrown a wild pitch in his entire time with Oakland, and his last came on May 26, 2009. According to stats expert David Feldman, Colon's streak of 32 innings without a walk dating back to last year was the

Oakland Athletics get lift from visiting Aaron Hern, 11-year-old survivor of
(Hern family)Going to a Boston hospital and meeting 11-year-old Aaron Hern, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombings, is one of the better decisions several members of the Oakland Athletics likely will ever make. Sluggers Josh Reddick and Brandon …

Oakland Raiders: 2013 Draft Prediction – The Raider Nation Times
Whilst I wouldn’t rule this out, this is a deep defensive tackle class, and Oakland could just as easily go with Star Lotulelei to address that position in round one. Floyd isn’t a lock to be the first tackle off the board in any event. His lack of …

Defense attorneys say alleged Oakland gang members just friends with no plan
OAKLAND — Four alleged Oakland gang members accused of killing three people were described by a prosecutor as a close-knit group that discussed, planned and carried out a revenge killing to avenge the death of one of their most respected members.

Oakland: Destined to write, Simon Rich hits a funny bone
But approaching a Telegraph Avenue bistro not far from his Oakland apartment, his literary lineage is incognito. He's a slim fellow in a plaid shirt and dark-frame glasses whose pensive appearance projects no clue of his comic, wickedly-wise wordsmith

(OAK) Metropolitan Oakland International Airport Weather – FlightStats
Weather forecast and current conditions for (OAK) Metropolitan Oakland International Airport.

Healthy Jed Lowrie gets results in Oakland
Having come along with Lowrie in the Sox farm system, Oakland teammate Brandon Moss said some of the labels Lowrie might have been tagged with were far from accurate. “It's hard to look at Jed and say, 'injury-prone,' ” Moss said. “You can't. Because

Oakland acquires Wells from Toronto
The Oakland Athletics bought the contract of outfielder Casper Wells from the Toronto Blue Jays. The A's transferred infielder Scott Sizemore (knee injury) to the 60-day disabled list Monday to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Oakland will make a

Raiders look to reverse bad draft fortunes
For seven straight years starting in 2004, the Oakland Raiders had a top 10 pick in the NFL draft only to end up disappointed in the outcome. Six botched selections and one misguided trade later, the results from those years add up to no playoff berths

Report: Oakland A's auction off ball ex-Ranger Josh Hamilton dropped for $1280
Texas center fielder Josh Hamilton drops an easy fly ball that would have ended the fourth inning, instead allowing two runs to score in Oakland’s division-clinching 12-5 win during the Texas Rangers vs. the Oakland Athletics major league baseball game …

Oakland shooting prompts 12th Street BART station closure
Police late Tuesday were investigating a fatal shooting in downtown Oakland. The shooting at 13th Street and Broadway was reported at 10:21 p.m., Oakland police said. Oakland police could provide few details about the shooting. BART police said the

CHP to expand Oakland patrols
OAKLAND, Calif. — The California Highway Patrol has renewed a deal to help Oakland's undermanned police force by patrolling the city's streets. The Oakland Tribune (http://bit.ly/YK6twd) says the tentative agreement reached Monday calls for the CHP to

Oakland Park brother accused of bomb plot denied bond
A federal judge turned down a request to release the elder of two Oakland Park brothers accused of plotting to detonate explosives in New York City, finding the risk was too great that he would flee. Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 30, was in federal court in

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Oakland News for April 23rd 2013

A's acquire OF Casper Wells
The A's transferred infielder Scott Sizemore to the 60-day disabled list Monday to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Oakland will make a move to put Wells on the 25-man roster once he joins the team in Boston. Wells spent spring training with Seattle

Oakland-based 'Brotherhood of Elders' supports African male development
Enter stage right, the Brotherhood of Elders Network, headed by Minister Greg Hodge of Wo’se Community Church in Oakland. Hodge, who is an elder and father, says that in his observations of black males in Oakland, the first thing that he notices when …

Former Red Sox visit bombing victim
BOSTON — Josh Reddick and Brandon Moss of the Oakland Athletics visited an 11-year old boy Monday who was injured a week ago in the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Moss and Reddick, who both previously played for the Red Sox, are in town for the

Oakland Veg Week Goes Gourmet | What the Fork – East Bay Express
But when the second annual Oakland Veg Week — a week-long celebration of vegetarian eating — kicks off next week (April 22 to 28), Middleton, who

Oakland A's fall 9-6 to Boston Red Sox
BOSTON — Baseball promotes the liberal use of perspective, as the A's 9-6 loss to the Red Sox on Monday underscored one more time. The loss was Oakland's fourth in succession, the longest losing streak for the A's in the very early stages of the season.

Rolando McClain arrested in Alabama
In 41 career games with Oakland, the former first-round pick had 6.5 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and no fumble recoveries, and he did little to help improve Oakland's struggling run defense. Information from The Associated Press was used

Visiting Aaron Hern brightens days for Oakland A's players
BOSTON — None of the members of the Oakland A's organization who visited Boston Marathon bombing victim Aaron Hern on Monday are trained in medicine. All came away from the noontime meeting, however, saying they believe Hern and his family are

Head: Oakland Park students head to White House to showcase invention to
Two students from Oakland Park's Northeast High traveled to the third annual White House Science Fair on Monday to showcase their Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam project to President Obama. According to a news release, the students were among dozens

Oakland Raiders Draft Rumors: Milliner, Floyd, And Jordan Top Raiders' First
Oakland added free agents in Vance Walker and Tracy Porter in the offseason, but still has a lot of moves to make before they can expect to be competitive in the AFC West. On Thursday, the Raiders will take the next step in improving their club with …

Hernandez gets first win since 2011, Rays beat Oakland, 8-1, for three-game
Pitcher David Priceof the Tampa Bay Rays brings his dog Astro out onto the field just before the start of the game against the Oakland Athletics at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Sunday. The Rays won the game, 8-1, sweeping the three-game …

Oakland R&B star Keyshia Cole returns – Mercury News Media Center
Singer/songwriter Keyshia Cole opens another stop on her "Woman to Woman" tour, at the Fox Theatre in her hometown of Oakland, Calif., Sunday, April 21, 2013. (D. Ross Cameron/Bay Area News Group). Singer/songwriter Keyshia Cole opens another

Oakland school board member Gary Yee seeks to temporarily replace outgoing
The position is too demanding and important to make a rushed decision, OUSD board President David Kakishiba wrote in a letter dated April 21 and posted on the Oakland Unified website. The board wants time for a "comprehensive search process,"

Hernandez gets 1st win since 2011 – The Times and Democrat
Roberto Hernandez pitched six effective innings Sunday for his first win since he was known as Fausto Carmona, and the Rays completed a sweep of the Oakland Athletics with an 8-1 victory. The Athletics, who still lead the league in run production

Recap: Boston vs. Oakland
Mike Napoli went 2-for-4 and stroked a grand slam as part of a five-RBI night, and the Boston Red Sox clubbed their way past the Oakland Athletics, 9-6, in the opener of a three-game set at Fenway Park. The red-hot Napoli, who was named the American

Oakland Athletics – PlayerWatch
Scribner had no decisions and a 4.26 ERA in eight appearances for Oakland this season. LHP Tommy Milone is 1-2 with a 7.13 ERA after allowing four earned runs in 6 2/3 innings against Tampa Bay on Sunday. He entered the game on a career-best

Prosecutor calls four alleged Oakland gang members 'domestic terrorists'
OAKLAND — A prosecutor labeled four alleged members of a North Oakland gang "domestic terrorists" as he urged a jury Monday to find the quartet guilty of three counts of first-degree murder. "They embrace a mindset, a culture, a way of life where

Oakland Raiders 2013 Schedule Announced
The National Football League announced the Raiders 2013 Schedule. The Raiders will open on the road at Indianapolis and face Jacksonville in the home

Oakland County students get peek at local government
About 100 students from Auburn Hills, Ferndale, Farmington Hills, Milford, Pontiac, Southfield, Waterford and White Lake began the day meeting members of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, and also toured courtrooms and the sheriff's office.

Tammerlin Drummond: CHP deal saves Oakland police patrols
The Interstate 580 overpass named for Sgt. Mark Dunakin, Sgt. Ervin Romans, Sgt. Daniel Sakai and Officer John Hege honors the four Oakland officers who were shot and killed by a parolee in 2009. It is a grim reminder of how dangerous it can be to be a

Oakland school board member Gary Yee seeks to temporarily replace outgoing
Oakland Unified School District board member Gary Yee said Monday he will give up his District 4 seat in order to temporarily replace outgoing Superintendent Tony Smith, whose last day is June 30. OUSD board members will vote whether to make Yee

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Oakland News for April 22nd 2013

A's acquire OF Casper Wells
The A's transferred infielder Scott Sizemore to the 60-day disabled list Monday to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Oakland will make a move to put Wells on the 25-man roster once he joins the team in Boston. Wells spent spring training with Seattle

Visiting Aaron Hern brightens days for Oakland A's players
BOSTON — None of the members of the Oakland A's organization who visited Boston Marathon bombing victim Aaron Hern on Monday are trained in medicine. All came away from the noontime meeting, however, saying they believe Hern and his family are

Oakland County students get peek at local government
About 100 students from Auburn Hills, Ferndale, Farmington Hills, Milford, Pontiac, Southfield, Waterford and White Lake began the day meeting members of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, and also toured courtrooms and the sheriff's office.

Oakland A's To Meet Martinez Boy Hurt in Blast | NBC Bay Area
A week to the day after the twin blasts shook the Boston Marathon, an 11-year-old Martinez boy still hospitalized from the bombings is expected to meet the Oakland A's.
NBC Bay Area – Top Stories

Oakland-based 'Brotherhood of Elders' supports African male
Minster Greg Hodge. In every urban city across the country, there are particular evils that afflict young, black males disproportionately and so, of course, this would also ring true for Oakland – coined, among many other phrases, the “City of
Oakland Local – News & Community Voices

Oakland A's players visit young bomb victim in hospital
When Oakland Athletics first base coach Tye Waller came up to first baseman Brandon Moss and outfielder Josh Reddick and asked if they had any interest in visiting an 11-year-old boy who had been wounded in the Boston Marathon bombings a week ago,

Toronto Blue Jays Trade Casper Wells to Oakland Athletics for Cash
According to the Blue Jays' official Twitter feed, outfielder Casper Wells has been traded to the Oakland Athletics for cash considerations. Wells was claimed from the Mariners and was dressed for…
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Oakland school board member Gary Yee seeks to temporarily replace outgoing
The position is too demanding and important to make a rushed decision, OUSD board President David Kakishiba wrote in a letter dated April 21 and posted on the Oakland Unified website. The board wants time for a "comprehensive search process,"

Oakland-based 'Brotherhood of Elders' supports African male development
Enter stage right, the Brotherhood of Elders Network, headed by Minister Greg Hodge of Wo’se Community Church in Oakland. Hodge, who is an elder and father, says that in his observations of black males in Oakland, the first thing that he notices when …

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
Tampa Bay exploited a dropped fly ball from Gold Glove right fielder Josh Reddick to take a 3-0 lead in the first inning that set the tone for the series finale. Oakland had just three hits off Rays starter Roberto Hernandez and two relievers

Rolando McClain arrested in Alabama
In 41 career games with Oakland, the former first-round pick had 6.5 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and no fumble recoveries, and he did little to help improve Oakland's struggling run defense. Information from The Associated Press was used

Oakland Athletics – PlayerWatch
Scribner had no decisions and a 4.26 ERA in eight appearances for Oakland this season. LHP Tommy Milone is 1-2 with a 7.13 ERA after allowing four earned runs in 6 2/3 innings against Tampa Bay on Sunday. He entered the game on a career-best

The Advanced Scout – Oakland Athletics | Fire Brand of the
After losing two of three to the Royals during an emotional weekend, the Boston Red Sox (12-6, leading the AL East by 1.5 games) welcome the Oakland Athletics (12-7, .5 games behind in the AL West) to Fenway Park for a three-game series.
Fire Brand | A Red Sox Blog

My visit to Oakland Unversity and the Bat Zone << Why Evolution Is True
I had a lovely visit to Oakland University in Michigan, thanks largely to my host, Todd Shackleford, the students in evolutionary psychology, and the psychology honor association, which helped sponsor my visit. Photos of seminars and
Why Evolution Is True

Hernandez gets 1st win since 2011 – The Times and Democrat
Roberto Hernandez pitched six effective innings Sunday for his first win since he was known as Fausto Carmona, and the Rays completed a sweep of the Oakland Athletics with an 8-1 victory. The Athletics, who still lead the league in run production

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