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Semien homers to push A’s past O’s 5-0

OAKLAND, Calif. – Chris Bassitt knew early on that he was overthrowing, and the Athletics’ rookie pitcher wasn’t having much luck slowing his delivery down. A few calm reminders from teammate Stephen Vogt was all it took to get Bassitt on track for his first win in an Oakland uniform. Bassitt gave up five hits and had a...
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Oregon Tech Softball Signs All-State Catcher

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Head coach Greg Stewart announced that Jacey Conklin (Roseburg, Ore.) recently signed a letter-of-intent and will join the Oregon Tech softball squad beginning this fall. Conklin is the final signee of the 2016 class. Conklin, a four-year starter at catcher for Roseburg High School, was a three-time all conference selection...
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Mariners

Cruz hits 30th homer, Mariners beat Rockies 8-7

DENVER — Once again, Felix Hernandez came back strong after a loss. Hernandez pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Nelson Cruz homered in a fourth consecutive game to reach 30 for the season, and the Seattle Marinersbeat the Colorado Rockies 8-7 on Monday night. Bouncing back from a rough start last time out — Hernandez allowed seven runs in Seattle’s 8-2...
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San Francisco Giants

Braves keep rallying, Garcia HR in 12th beats Giants 9-8

ATLANTA — For a 30-year-old rookie prone to timely hits, Adonis Garcia is making his new teammates glad to have him aboard. “He’s done that off some pretty good guys, guys who’ve had success at this level,” Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski said. “It’s fun to see guys with not as much experience to come up here and have...
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Adam Jones, Caleb Joseph homer as Orioles beat Athletics 9-2

OAKLAND, Calif. — Baltimore rookie Tyler Wilson is accustomed to bouncing between the big leagues and the minors by now. He is determined to make a case to stay put — and Monday night’s outing certainly didn’t hurt. Chris Davis hit a three-run shot in the first inning for his 27th homer to back Wilson’s impressive spot...
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Mariners

Morrison’s RBI double in 11th pushes Mariners past Twins 4-1

MINNEAPOLIS – Logan Morrison hadn’t taken batting practice in the cage for four days because of a sore thumb and had only recently started swinging again since leaving a game on Wednesday. The lack of practice didn’t matter Sunday when he stepped to the plate in extra innings. Morrison’s RBI double in the 11th inning broke...
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Athletics edge Indians in 10 innings

OAKLAND, Calif. – Mark Canha‘s afternoon began on the Oakland bench, not unusual considering the slump he’s been in. It ended with the Athletics’ utility player being doused with a bucket of Gatorade and hit in the face with a shaving cream pie following his first game-ending hit in the major leagues. Canha hit a...
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San Francisco Giants

Hamilton homers, Perez wins as Rangers edge Giants 2-1

ARLINGTON, Texas – Texas Rangers left-hander Martin Perez followed a nightmarish performance in which he failed to get an out in the second inning with a dream outing in which he nearly shut out the world champion San Francisco Giants. Perez (1-2) allowed only two hits in 8 1/3 innings Sunday to beat the Giants 2-1. Last Tuesday against...
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San Francisco Giants

Five-run inning lifts Giants past Brewers

SAN FRANCISCO — A day after making a wild throw from the outfield, Hunter Pence certainly wasn’t surprised to see the Milwaukee Brewers try to test his arm again. This time the San Francisco Giants outfielder made the Brewers pay with one of the two sparkling defensive plays he made. Pence also came up big at the plate, proving why...
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Dodgers rally in 7th for dramatic 10-7 win over Oakland

LOS ANGELES — After Yasiel Puig‘s mother threw out the first pitch and 40,000 fans got his bobblehead doll, the slugger had his biggest game at the plate in quite a while. Puig and the Los Angeles Dodgers realize their roster could look much different when they go back to work in two days, so they enjoyed...
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