The big veteran who was supposed to be dealt may very well be the key arm in the race to the playoffs. Bartolo Colon went eight shutout innings and the Oakland A's survived a shaky ninth inning to win 4-1 and snap a two-game losing streak.

Colon evened his record at 8-8, as a three-run third inning was keyed by Josh Reddick's 23rd home run. That was more th...

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