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San Francisco Giants

Eovaldi, Yanks top Giants 5-2, but too late to stop trades?

NEW YORK – Aroldis Chapman and the rest of the New York Yankees dressed in their Sunday best for a flight to Houston following a 5-2 win over the San Francisco Giants that completed a 6-4 homestand. Who returns in 10 days is unclear. New York was discussing a trade that would send Chapman to the Chicago Cubsas part of a...
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Mariners

Happ gets career-high 13th win, Blue Jays beat Mariners 2-0

TORONTO — In the 99th game of the season, Toronto’s J.A. Happ reached a career high in wins. Happ and three relievers combined on a one-hitter, Edwin Encarnacion hit a solo home run and the Blue Jays beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Sunday, avoiding a three-game sweep. Happ (13-3) won his seventh straight...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Butler home run in 8th helps A’s complete sweep of Rays

OAKLAND, Calif. — With a little more playing time these past few days, Athletics slugger Billy Butler is finally getting comfortable at the plate — even in a rare appearance against a right-hander. It might not be enough to get him out of a part-time role in Oakland. Still, it’s a step in the...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Tim Beckham leads Rays to 7-3 victory over Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. — Getting the chance to play first base for the first time, Tim Beckham figured he might as well hit like a slugging first baseman instead of a middle infielder. Beckham made the most of his emergency position switch by hitting a homer and sparking a four-run inning with his eighth straight...
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San Francisco Giants

Hanley Ramirez (3 HRs) helps Red Sox recover from Drew Pomeranz start

BOSTON – Hanley Ramirez told his Red Sox teammates in the dugout that he wasn’t going to swing for the fences in his final at-bat. It doesn’t work for him that way. “I don’t hit homers when I try to hit homers,” he explained to reporters after Boston’s 11-7 victory over the San Francisco Giants. “They said,...
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Mariners

Martin hits 2 HRs, drive in 11th lifts Mariners over Chisox

SEATTLE — On the day Felix Hernandez returned to the mound, Leonys Martin gave the Seattle Mariners the biggest boost. Martin hit his second home run of the game, a solo shot with one out in the 11th inning that sent Seattle over the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on Wednesday. “Every time you win a ballgame, it’s good no matter how you...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Fister, Altuve, spark Astros in 7-0 win over A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. – Doug Fister and catcher Jason Castro came up with a game plan before beating the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday, and it wasn’t complicated. “We’re going to attack these guys,” the right-hander said. The strategy worked to perfection, as Fister pitched seven strong innings andJose Altuve continued his torrid hitting as the Houston Astros defeated the A’s 7-0. Fister (10-6) struck...
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San Francisco Giants

Ortiz hits 3-run homer, Boston beats San Francisco 4-0

BOSTON — Back home and rested, David Ortiz isn’t ready to look at the second half of the season as the final stretch just yet. Ortiz drove a three-run homer deep into the seats in right field and Rick Porcello remained unbeaten at home as the Boston Red Sox beat the struggling San Francisco...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Athletics rally from 3 down to beat Astros 4-3 in 10

OAKLAND, Calif. — Marcus Semien rounded third base on Josh Reddick’s 10th-inning infield single, and Reddick’s first thought was disbelief. Then Semien slid home for the game-ending run not long after Oakland wasted a big opportunity in the ninth. Semien scored from second base on Reddick’s two-out infield single to lift the A’s to...
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Mariners

Cabrera, Frazier homer as White Sox beat Mariners 6-1

SEATTLE — Melky Cabrera’s home run gave Chicago the lead. Todd Frazier’s shot in the ninth gave the White Sox a much needed opportunity to relax. Cabrera hit a tie-breaking homer leading off the seventh inning, Frazier added a two-run shot in the ninth and the White Sox snapped a five-game losing streak with...
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