Laureano’s amazing throw headlines win; A’s move 3 1/2 back in West

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SFGate—ANAHEIM - On a night the A's moved up a game on the Astros and got two homers from Marcus Semien - his first in 44 games - and a gem of an outing from Edwin Jackson, the real wowza moment came from rookie Ramon Laureano, who showed off his rocket of an arm in Cespedesian style. Laureano doubled Eric Young, Jr. off first base after racing to deep left center for a flyball by Justin Upton -and he did so on the fly, one of many ways Saturday night's game went spectacularly well...

A’s beat Angels to move 2 1/2 games back in AL West. ANAHEIM - And now, the A's return home for their most significant homestand in nearly four years. After an 8-7 win at Angel Stadium on Sunday, Oakland is just 2 ½ games back in the AL West behind the Astros, who arrives at the Coliseum a week from Monday. But this week starts off with just as big a bang: The sizzling hot Seattle Mariners come to town, fresh off a four-game sweep of world champion Houston and looming behind the A's for the second wild card "I...