Fans of the Kansas City Royals, starved from postseason baseball for 29 years, were deservedly rewarded with an epic comeback in a wildly entertaining AL wild card showdown on Tuesday.

Athletics ace Jon Lester will have Geovany Soto behind the plate for the first time when he takes the mound in Tuesday night's AL wild-card game against the Kansas City Royals.

Royals manager Ned Yost went with a nine-man pitching staff and Oakland counterpart Bob Melvin opted to keep eight pitchers for their AL wild-card game Tuesday night.

Sonny Gray tossed a shutout to help the Oakland Athletics clinch the American League's final wild card spot with a 4-0 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday.

The Oakland Athletics have set their roster for Tuesday's wild card game against Kansas City and will have a bullpen of seven pitchers to back starter Jon Lester.

A generation of fans have never seen the Kansas City Royals play a postseason game. That'll change on Tuesday when the Royals host the Oakland Athletics in the American League wild card game at Kauffman Stadium.

Two teammates who helped the Oakland Athletics clinch a playoff berth on the final day of the regular season were named co-American League Players of the Week on Monday.

A generation of fans in Kansas City have yet to see the Royals play a postseason game. That'll change on Tuesday when the Royals host the Oakland Athletics in the American League wild card game at Kauffman Stadium.

It's been a harrowing two months for the Oakland Athletics, and it'll get a lot worse if things don't drastically improve in the next couple of days.

Robinson Chirinos hit a two-run home run to lead the Texas Rangers in a 5-4 win over the Oakland Athletics in the second of a season-ending three-game series.

Josh Reddick hit a solo home run and drove in three as the Oakland Athletics took a 6-2 win over the Texas Rangers in the second of a season-ending four-game set.

In spite of recent troubles, the Oakland Athletics are still in an enviable position when it comes to the American League playoff race.

Zola Budd is still being unfairly treated, her South African running club manager says. This time by athletics officials in her home country. So she's taking them to court.

Adrian Beltre's home run in the ninth inning gave the Texas Rangers a 2-1 win over the Oakland Athletics in the opener of a four-game series.

The Oakland Athletics can lock down one of two available American League wild card playoff berths on Thursday night when they visit the Texas Rangers to begin a three-game series at Globe Life Park.

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim needed just three hits to prevent the Oakland Athletics from their first three-game winning streak in more than a month.

The Oakland Athletics seem to be getting hot at the right moment and on Tuesday try to get even closer to locking up an American League wild card berth when they continue a three-game series with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at O.co Coliseum.

The Oakland Athletics scored a month's worth of runs in the opening frame -- at least it must've seemed that way to Jeff Samardzija.

Jeff Samardzija tries to pad the Oakland Athletics' American League wild card lead on Monday when they begin a three-game series with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at O.co Coliseum.

Former major league infielder Jeff Kent is giving back to women's athletics at his former school, the University of California.

A.J. Burnett moved up the career strikeout list. At the moment, that's the furthest thing from his mind.

Josh Donaldson's two-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning sent Oakland to an 8-6 over Philadelphia in the rubber match of a three-game interleague set.

Scott Kazmir will try to get himself on track and keep the Oakland Athletics front-running the wild card race on Sunday afternoon in the finale of a three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Jon Lester pitched seven strong innings as the Oakland Athletics nabbed a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies to open a three-game set.

The Oakland Athletics will try to keep their playoff hopes alive when they open a three-game series versus the Philadelphia Phillies Friday night.

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