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news | Oct 1st, 8:09am
All but one of the five relievers who entered after Jon Lester exited in the eighth inning either gave up a run or allowed inherited runners to score.
news | Oct 1st, 7:15am
When the A's went for it all by making the huge Trade Deadline deal to get Jon Lester from the Red Sox on July 31, they felt the left-handed ace was just the perfect guy they could send to the mound for any do-or-die game in the postseason. When that time came on Tuesday in the American League Wild Card Game, Lester fell short with his worst outing of his short tenure for Oakland.
news | Sep 30th, 3:27pm
The A's have opted to go with eight pitchers on their 25-man roster for tonight's winner-take-all AL Wild Card Game in Kansas City. As expected, Oakland is carrying just one extra starter not named Jon Lester, who will take the bump against the Royals for his 12th career postseason start.
news | Sep 30th, 1:05am
At Bellarmine Preparatory School in Tacoma, Wash., Jon Lester was a three-time MVP -- including in his freshman season -- and a three-time All-Area selection. For good measure, he was Gatorade's Player of the Year for Washington in 2000.
news | Sep 30th, 12:40am
Though the A's don't anticipate ace Jon Lester to board many baserunners in Tuesday's American League Wild Card Game, they're in planning mode to attack the Royals' running game when he does. It haunted Oakland in its regular-season series, when Kansas City went 6-for-6 in stolen base attempts in seven games.
news | Sep 29th, 11:45pm
Don't look at the calendar, don't look at the uniforms and don't check the ticket stub. It doesn't matter that Jon Lester is pitching in a tense postseason elimination game Tuesday, because he doesn't need to turn it up a notch -- ever.
news | Sep 29th, 11:25pm
Outside of Jon Lester, the A's are expected to carry just one other starter on their 25-man roster for Tuesday's American League Wild Card Game against the Royals, ensuring plenty of flexibility in their bullpen and on the bench.
news | Sep 29th, 10:50pm
By earning their first postseason berth since 1985, the Royals turned the previous 29 years of unpleasant history into background noise. For the season to continue, Kansas City must overcome more unpleasant history, this time against Oakland starter Jon Lester.
news | Sep 29th, 4:02am
Following 28 long years without the thrill every team covets every year, Kansas City will host its first postseason game since 1985, an October journey that ended with the only World Series title in 59 years of Major League Baseball there. The Royals will host the A's at 8:07 p.m. ET on Tuesday on TBS, featuring a marquee mound matchup between right-hander James Shields (14-8, 3.21 ERA) and A's left-hander...
news | Sep 29th, 2:01am
It was no accident when the A's plotted their rotation for the final two weeks of regular-season play that Jon Lester lined up for a potential start in a one-game playoff.
Rotoworld | Sep 29th, 1:12am
Athletics manager Bob Melvin announced Sunday that Jon Lester will start for the Athletics in Tuesday's Wild Card Game against the Royals in Kansas City.