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Cano, Lind homer to help Mariners hold off Royals, 8-5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Seattle Mariners desperately wanted to go into the All-Star break with a winning record. Robinson Cano and Adam Lind homered in a five-run seventh inning and the Mariners held off the Kansas City Royals 8-5 on Sunday. Cano’s two-run shot to deep right field for his 21st home run of the season extended the Mariners’ lead...
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San Francisco Giants

Madison Bumgarner befuddles Arizona on one-hit gem for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — For the third time in his career, Madison Bumgarner took a no-hitter into the eighth inning. For the third time, it slipped away. No worries, though. The San Francisco Giants are headed to the All-Star break with the best record in the majors and a comfortable lead in the NL West,...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Alonso, Hill lead Oakland over Houston 3-1

HOUSTON — Rich Hill has returned to form after a stint on the disabled list, and it helped the Oakland Athletics to a much-needed win Thursday night. Yonder Alonso doubled and drove in two runs and Hill tied a season-high with 10 strikeouts in six solid innings to give the Athletics the 3-1 victory...
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Mariners

Salvador Perez sends Royals to 4-3 win over Mariners

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Salvador Perez gave Royals reliever Brooks Pounders his first career win, Mariners starter James Paxton a frustrating no-decision and Kansas City a much-needed confidence boost with one mighty swing. Perez capped a three-hit night with a double off the wall in the ninth inning Thursday night, scoring Whit Merrifield and Jarrod Dyson and giving the Royals a 4-3 victory over...
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San Francisco Giants

Giants have majors’ best record after Cueto beats Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO — Johnny Cueto intends to pitch in next week’s All-Star Game after not getting to play in his first appearance there two years ago. If Giants manager Bruce Bochy has any say in the matter, Cueto will start in the Midsummer Classic. Cueto pitched a five-hitter to become the NL’s first 13-game...
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Mariners

Gomez, Valbuena help Astros to 9-8 win to sweep Mariners

HOUSTON — During Houston’s terrible start to the season both Carlos Gomezand Luis Valbuena struggled. The pair has turned things around since then and it’s helped the Astros do the same. Gomez had three RBI and finished a home run shy of the cycle and Valbuena hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning to help...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Santana shines, leads Twins to 4-0 win over Athletics

MINNEAPOLIS — It’s been a rough go of it for Ervin Santana in his first season-and-a-half with Minnesota. On Wednesday, he finally resembled the pitcher the Twins thought they were getting when they signed him to a $55 million, four-year deal. Santana struck out eight and walked none in a two-hitter that led the Twins over...
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Mariners

Astros hit 3 HRs to back up Keuchel in 5-2 win over Seattle

HOUSTON — Dallas Keuchel isn’t quite ready to say he’s on a roll. However last year’s AL Cy Young Award winner will acknowledge that he’s starting to feel more like himself than he did during his struggles early this season. Luis Valbuena hit a solo homer and Colby Rasmus and rookie A.J. Reed added...
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San Francisco Giants

All-Star Arenado’s 3-run homer lifts Rockies past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — The dependable bullpen that has been such a key part of San Francisco’s even-year championship success this decade is showing its flaws. And manager Bruce Bochy plans to address it soon in a meeting with his coaches to make sure things are all lined up for a strong second half and...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Milone, Twins power past A’s in rain-delayed 11-4 victory

MINNEAPOLIS — Neither the Minnesota Twins nor the Oakland Athletics wanted a postponement, despite a severe thunderstorm that delayed the first pitch by 2 hours and 42 minutes and left the ballpark largely empty. The long wait was well worth it for Tommy Milone and Twins. Kennys Vargas, Max Kepler and Miguel Sano hit...
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