Scott Kazmir SP OAK 2 Days

Kazmir struggled in 1.1 innings of work, allowing six runs on two hits and four walks in the Athletics' 8-1 loss to the Angels on Sunday.

Kazmir is slumping lately, allowing 13 runs in 4.1 innings in his last two starts. Manager Bob Melvin was considering resting his starter, but chose not to. He's now allowed 26 runs in six starts in August. His ERA is now at a season-high 3.39.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 3 Days

Kazmir will start Sunday against the Angels, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Manager Bob Melvin has decided Kazmir could use a bit of extra rest this time through the rotation, so he'll move Samardzija up and push Kazmir back to Sunday. The switch is convenient in that it breaks up the two lefty starters, Kazmir and Jon Lester.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 9 Days

Kazmir struggled Sunday, allowing seven runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out one in three innings in the Athletics' 9-4 loss to the Angels on Sunday.

It was Kazmir's worst start since June 24 against the Mets. After allowing just four runs in four starts in July, Kazmir has let up 20 runs in five games in August. His ERA, which was as low as 2.05 in June, is now above 3.00 for the year.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 14 Days

Kazmir pitched six innings, allowing just one run on four hits and three walks while striking out six batters in picking up his 14th win (14-5) of the year in Tuesday's game against the Mets.

Kazmir continues to impress after a few disastrous, injury-plagued seasons, as he has been on top his game this year with a 2.73 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 131:36 K:BB ratio. He has thrown 155 innings this year and with four more innings pitched, it would mark the most he has thrown since he amassed 206.2 in 2007. Kazmir's next start is set for Sunday at home against the Angels.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 20 Days

Kazmir (13-5) allowed three runs on seven hits with a walk and three strikeouts over seven innings Wednesday in a loss to the Royals.

Kazmir was out-dueled by Jason Vargas, who shut the A's out on Wednesday. The veteran lefty, coming off a stellar July (3-0, 1.38 ERA), has hit a big of a snag in August, going 1-2 with a 5.49 ERA and .297 average against. Kazmir is scheduled to go Tuesday versus the Mets.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 25 Days

Kazmir (13-4) picked up the win on Friday against the Twins as he allowed five runs on five hits in 6.2 innings pitched.

The A's starter was cruising along until he gave up four runs in the fourth inning, and then one more in the fifth. Kazmir escaped the damage to pick up the win, but his final line does not look pretty. Still, it was only one of a handful of poor starts on the year for the 30-year old. Kazmir next takes the mound on Wednesday against the Royals.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 1 Month

Kazmir (12-4) picked up the losing decision Sunday against Kansas City, allowing 10 hits and four earned runs while striking out two batters over six innings.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 1 Month

Despite not being at his best, Scott Kazmir picked up his 12th victory of the season on Sunday by limiting the Rangers to two runs on seven hits over his five innings.

Kazmir walked two and struck out two, needing 94 pitches to labor through five innings in the excruciating Texas heat. The veteran southpaw has been terrific again this season, compiling a 2.37 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 116/30 K/BB ratio over 129 1/3 innings. He'll look to keep things rolling when he does battle against the Royals on Saturday.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 1 Month

Scott Kazmir went seven innings in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Astros, giving up seven hits, striking out six and walking one.

Kazmir had long since hit the showers when Houston pulled out the win in the 13th, but he put in another sterling effort while he was on the mound. Chris Carter served as Kazmir's nemesis, knocking in both of the runs on Kazmir's line (one was unearned) via a third inning two-run single. While he didn't pick up his fourteenth win on Tuesday, Kazmir is still holding batters to a fantastic .210 BAA to go with a 2.32 ERA. He's allowed only 94 hits in 122 innings pitched. He'll look for a win against the Rangers next time out.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 2 Months

All-Star Scott Kazmir blanked the Giants for seven innings, striking out nine, in a victory Thursday.

Kazmir allowed just three hits for the second straight start. It's the fifth time this year that he's pitched at least five innings and allowed no more than three hits. Only Chris Young, with seven such outings, has more among American League starters.