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W 7-4
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L 1-8
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vs. KC
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vs. KC
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vs. KC
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Royals-Athletics Preview

(AP) -- Over the last month, Oakland general manager Billy Beane hasn't been the least bit shy to pay a premium price for the Athletics to boast one of the most feared rotations in baseball.

He won the bidding war for coveted starter Jon Lester before Thursday's trade deadline, but it came at quite a cost as the offense now must make up for the loss of Yoenis Cespedes.

The A's haven't needed to score much with Sonny Gray on the mound lately, and he'll look to win a sixth straight start Friday night against the visiting Kansas City Royals.

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Leaders
AVG: C. Crisp.274
HR: J. Donaldson23
RBI: J. Donaldson76
SB: C. Gentry18
W: S. Gray12
ERA: S. Kazmir2.37
Saves: S. Doolittle16
K: S. Gray121
AL West
TeamWLPctGB
Oakland 6641.617-
LA Angels 6443.5982
Seattle 5652.51910.5
Houston 4465.40423
Texas 4365.39823.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .253 (13)
Runs: 535 (1)
Hits: 945 (11)
Home Runs: 112 (5)
Stolen Bases: 60 (16)
OBP: .329 (6)
SLG: .405 (8)
Total Bases: 1510 (8)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.19 (4)
Runs Allowed: 373 (3)
Saves: 24 (26)
Strikeouts: 817 (17)
OpBA: .232 (3)
OBP: .293 (2)
SLG: .352 (3)
Run Support: 4.93 (1)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/31 B. Burns Sent to Minors
7/31 J. Elmore Designated for Assignment
7/31 S. Fuld Traded Minnesota (for LHP Tommy Milone)
7/31 J. Gomes Traded Boston (w/LHP Jon Lester for OF Yoenis Cespedes)
7/31 J. Lester Traded Boston (w/OF Jonny Gomes for OF Yoenis Cespedes)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/28 C. Gentry Broken right hand (on 15-day DL)
7/12 A. Callaspo off 15-day DL
7/2 J. Donaldson Back stiffness (day-to-day)
6/29 J. Reddick off 15-day DL
6/23 K. Blanks Strained left calf (on 15-day DL)
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