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W 7-4
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L 1-8
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Jon Lester ready to help lead A's back to playoffs

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Jon Lester walked through the Oakland clubhouse doors to quite a greeting, from the snappy, patriotic marching tune blaring from the sound system to the handshakes and hellos from every corner.

And even the familiar friendly face of his former pitching coach in Boston, Curt Young.

Lester arrived with fanfare Friday to join baseball's winningest team: the small-budget Oakland Athletics, who are counting on him to be an instant ace on a rotation full of No. 1 starters.

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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 6543.6021.5
Seattle 5653.51411
Houston 4565.40922.5
Texas 4366.39424
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
8/1 J. Johnson Released
8/1 E. Scribner Designated for Assignment
7/31 B. Burns Sent to Minors
7/31 J. Elmore Designated for Assignment
7/31 J. Gomes Traded Boston (w/LHP Jon Lester 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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