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Red Sox trade Lester to A's
Billy Beane may be going all-in this season. The A's have just acquired Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox, in exchange for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Lester joins a stellar A's rotation, recently bolstered by the acquisition of Jeff Samardzija, but will he be enough to bring Beane and the A's a coveted World Series title?
Cespedes wins HR Derby
Yasiel Puig hit zero home runs. Giancarlo Stanton also posted a no-homer round. But when it all was over, the 2014 Home Run Derby went the same way as 2013: with Yoenis Cespedes the winner. The Oakland Athletics left fielder topped the Cincinnati Reds' Todd Frazier 9-1 in the final round, and became the first back-to-back winner of the contest since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1998 and 1999. The victory came under a new format, in which there were only seven outs, and the top hitter from each league got a bye into the finals, where they would face the winner of a playoff between the Nos. 2 and 3 hitters.
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Baseball in general and Howie Kendrick in particular learned a very valuable lesson Tuesday night: Don't run on Yoenis Cespedes:
Seriously, that throw is seismic. We can't even fault Kendrick for trying to go home on the play -- usually when an outfielder bobbles a ball like that, he doesn't follow it up by revealing that he's had his arm replaced by a rail gun. The A's celebrated with disbelief ...
OMG that throw.— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) June 11, 2014
... while the Angels (who had two of their players thrown out by Cespedes in the same inning on May 31) no doubt would prefer it if he'd just stop showing off:
Ok Cespedes. We get it. You have an arm. #Angels— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) June 11, 2014