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Giants Avoid The Sweep

SAN FRANCISCO — Giants manager Bruce Bochy expected good things from Tim Hudson. He’s getting even better results than he anticipated. Hudson threw seven strong innings and left with a major league-best 1.81 ERA as San Francisco avoided a four-game sweep, beating the Washington Nationals 7-1 on Thursday. “I’ve always admired him from the other side, how...
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Yankees Sweep M’s

SEATTLE – Derek Jeter made his final regular-season appearance in Seattle memorable. Seemed appropriate. Of all the stops on Jeter’s season-long farewell tour, Seattle holds a bit more meaning because this is where his career started. “You tend to think about the first time you came, when you got here,” Jeter said. “It’s still hard to...
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A’s avoid sweep with 7-1 win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. — After sweeping the Angels at home two weeks ago, the last thing theOakland Athletics wanted was for Los Angeles to return the favor.   Stephen Vogt hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot against Jered Weaver, and Tommy Milone pitched into the seventh inning to help the A’s beat their AL West...
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Masahiro Tanaka wins No. 10 with complete game vs. Mariners

SEATTLE — Superlatives will be scarce come September if Masahiro Tanaka continues this pace. For now, Joe Girardi and the rest of the New York Yankees are just thankful they have the Japanese right-hander pitching like one of the best in baseball. “He’s been really, really big. You look at the numbers he’s put up, the wins that...
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Nationals crack Cain early, beat Giants 6-2

SAN FRANCISCO — Even with standouts Bryce Harper and Gio Gonzalez on the disabled list, the Washington Nationals are shutting down the team with the best record in baseball and taking over the title as the league’s hottest club.   Jayson Werth hit his first homer in almost a month and drove in three runs, and the Nationals capitalized on Matt Cain‘s...
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Angels overcome A’s in 14th

ANAHEIM, Calif. — About two hours after Yoenis Cespedes made a defensive play for the ages, Collin Cowgill decided not to watch while the Oakland left fielder chased after his long drive in the 14th inning. Cespedes couldn’t do a thing about this one as Cowgill delivered another resilient win for the Los Angeles Angels. Cowgill hit a two-out...
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Fister leads Nationals past Bumgarner, Giants 2-1

SAN FRANCISCO – Doug Fister said he never thought about what played out his last time in San Francisco once he took the mound again at AT&T Park, except for how to approach the familiar foes at the plate.   The right-hander turned in a solid performance each game — and this time he got the...
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Mariners

Ellsbury’s hit lifts Yankees past Seattle 3-2

SEATTLE – Jacoby Ellsbury provided the jolt New York’s sluggish offense needed, even if the Yankees still are struggling to score runs.   Ellsbury lined an RBI single on a 0-2 pitch to score Derek Jeter with the go ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Tuesday night.   “This type of...
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Mariners Blank Struggling Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Robinson Cano delivered the biggest hit of the day for the Seattle Mariners, but not before a perfectly executed drag bunt set up things against one of the best pitchers in baseball.   James Jones went 3 for 4, including a bunt single that wound up in the middle of three converging players and...
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Angels beat A’s despite overturned Mike Trout home run

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels had just won the opener of a pivotal three-game series against the team they’re chasing in the American League West, yet manager Mike Scioscia was still fuming about a replay reversal that took a home run away from Mike Trout. Trout ended up with an RBI double and Garrett Richards had another...
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