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Sweets Blank Gems to Take Series

It was get away day at Kiger Stadium tonight and the Gems fell flat being dominated by the Walla Walla Sweets in every facet of the game. Jesse Houser of Walla Walla shut out the Gems through his seven innings on the mound and collected the win in the 11-0 lopsided affair.   The...
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Jaso has 3 RBIs as A’s beat Rangers 9-3

ARLINGTON, Texas — It doesn’t matter to John Jaso whether he’s Oakland’s leadoff batter, as long as he’s playing. For the Athletics, he’s extremely important at the top of the order, especially with Coco Crisp hurting.   Jaso drove in three runs Sunday night, helping Scott Kazmir and Oakland beat the Texas Rangers 9-3. The A’s catcher had a run-scoring single during...
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San Francisco Giants

Dodgers complete sweep of Giants

AN FRANCISCO — Manager Don Mattingly hardly considers a late-July sweep in San Francisco a turning point to put his Dodgers in the driver’s seat atop the NL West. Yet coming off consecutive series losses at St. Louis and Pittsburgh, Los Angeles needed some sort of spark as August approaches. The Dodgers found it...
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Orioles get past Mariners 3-2 in 10

SEATTLE – Manny Machado and the Baltimore Orioles are working extra hard for their wins lately. Machado lifted a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Orioles beat theSeattle Mariners 3-2 Sunday. The Orioles took three of four in the series, twice winning in extra innings. Baltimore is 11-3 in extras this season, including six straight wins....
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Big Innings and Base Running Errors Cost Gems

In a wild one at Kiger Stadium the Gems were unable to mount a second comeback to overtake the Elks. The thrilling 11-10 loss came with three gaffes on the base paths, the last ending the game at home plate.   The scoring got started right away against the Gems starter Jordan Kron who...
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A’s Pick Up MLB-Best 63rd Win

OAKLAND, Calif. — A warm day helped Brandon Moss reach another milestone and it helpedJeff Samardzija enjoy even more run support. Moss hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athletics gave Samardzija more run support than he has had all season in a 13-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday. “I didn’t realize it went over the fence,” Moss said....
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Mariners

Orioles Shut Out Mariners

SEATTLE — Wie-Yen Chen threw one of his finest games in the major leagues, allowing just five hits over eight innings in Baltimore’s 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.   What everyone wanted to talk about, however, was his defense.   Chen (11-3), who has won his past four starts, set the tone...
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Hamels outduels Hudson as Phils edge Giants

HILADELPHIA – Cole Hamels used an amped-up fastball in his latest dominant performance. Hamels pitched eight strong innings and Chase Utley had a tiebreaking RBI single in the fifth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday. Hamels (5-5) got the better of Tim Hudson in a matchup between starters who have combined for seven...
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Gems’ Packard Sets Record Amid Rout

History was made at Kiger Stadium tonight when Steven Packard squeaked a single through the right side of the infield to give him 22 straight games with a hit, the most in West Coast League history. But the historic moment could not mask the otherwise flat performance by the Gems in their 13-1 loss...
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A’s Hold Off Astros

OAKLAND, Calif. — What should have been a runaway win for the Oakland Athletics ended with questions and concerns. Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with a sprained right thumb. Brandon Moss got a painful stinger to his left bicep, and reliever Jim Johnson had another meltdown on the mound as the A’s...
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