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Athletics Slide Past Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. – Sonny Gray spent the past few days with Oakland pitching coach Curt Young, making subtle adjustments to his delivery. Gray won’t reveal exactly what he and Young worked on. Suffice to say, the Athletics’ young staff ace is pleased with the results. Brandon Moss hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the fifth inning, and...
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White Sox clip Giants

CHICAGO — White Sox rookie Jose Abreu just keeps slugging, regardless of the pedigree of the pitcher he’s facing. Abreu hit his 20th homer and Adam Dunn added a three-run shot as Chicago beat San Francisco 7-6 on Wednesday, handing the Giants their fifth straight loss. Abreu reached 20 homers in his 58th game, the third fewest in...
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Mariners

Padres rally to edge Mariners

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres remembered Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn before Wednesday night’s game and then went out and honored him the best way they could. Pinch-hitter Tommy Medica singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Padres beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 in their first home game since Gwynn died of cancer Monday. “It was...
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Mariners

Mariners Cruise Past Padres

SEATTLE — Making his first big league start at first base and just his third appearance in the majors in nearly 13 months, Jesus Montero made strides in proving that he belongs with the Seattle Mariners.   Montero hit his first big league home run in more than a year, played error-free in the field and helped...
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Athletics Rough Up Darvish, Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. – Derek Norris figures the only difference between starting and coming off the bench is the need to bear down a little more quickly when he’s asked to pinch hit. Norris delivered a pinch-hit homer and drove in five runs, Stephen Vogt went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, and the Oakland Athletics roughed up Yu Darvish again in beating the Texas Rangers 10-6...
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White Sox Cruise Past Cain, Giants

CHICAGO – John Danks is enjoying success and making it look easy with a string of impressive performances of late.   But the left-hander knows that getting to this point — nearly two years removed from shoulder surgery — was anything but easy.   “It’s been a long, frustrating road to get back to here,” Danks...
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Mariners

Mariners Cruise Past Padres

SEATTLE — Learning that Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn had died completely changedChris Young‘s outlook on pitching against his former team.   “I think any fun about pitching against them disappeared this morning with the news of Tony passing,” the Mariners’ right-hander said after Seattle’s 5-1 win over San Diego on Monday night.   “My...
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Rangers Rock A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Texas Rangers finally showed their power, got a big day from veteran infielder Donnie Murphy and picked up a much-needed win for struggling starterColby Lewis along the way. It was exactly the type of start manager Ron Washington had hoped he would get from his club in the opener of this critical three-game series against...
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Athletics Pound Yankees

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics took time out to honor retiring Yankees shortstopDerek Jeter before Sunday’s game, giving him a vintage bottle of fine Northern California wine and a check for his foundation. They didn’t treat New York starter Vidal Nuno nearly so nicely. Derek Norris and Coco Crisp hit early three-run homers to back a strong start by Jesse Chavez, and...
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Mariners

Mariners stop slide with 5-1 victory over Rangers

SEATTLE – Hisashi Iwakuma‘s pregame neck stiffness was serious enough that he had to call for the training staff. Fortunately for the Seattle Mariners, he found a way to take the mound Sunday.   Iwakuma pitched eight effective innings to help the Mariners stop a five-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers.  ...
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