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OAKLAND, CA - JULY 13: Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics trots around the bases after hitting a solo home run as pitcher Jon Lester #31 of the Boston Red Sox looks on with a new baseball in the fifth inning at O.co Coliseum on July 13, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Lester Outpitched, Red Sox Fall To A’s 3-0

Lester pitched into the seventh inning for his ninth quality start but it wasn’t enough as A.J. Griffin and Grant Balfour combined on a seven-hitter to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 3-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.

07/14/2013

Oakland Athletics v New York Yankees

CC Not Good Enough Against A’s

By HOWIE RUMBERG   AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) _ A.J. Griffin pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning Friday night and Adam Rosales homered on CC Sabathia’s first pitch, leading the Oakland Athletics to […]

05/03/2013

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A.J. Griffin Part Of Athletics’ Young, High-Potential Starting Pitching

If the A’s are going to make the playoffs again, it will be on the strength of their pitching. A.J. Griffin will be a big part of that.

03/13/2013

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 19: A.J. Griffin #64 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the New York Yankees at O.co Coliseum on July 19, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Young Griffin Stymies Yankees

Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run homer in the first inning and A.J. Griffin shut down one of baseball’s best lineups for five innings as the Oakland Athletics beat the Yankees 4-3 Thursday night to snap a nine-game skid at home to New York.

07/20/2012