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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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Oakland Athletics A's

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 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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San Francisco Giants

Rockies Rally Past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – Justin Morneau came to the plate in the eighth inning with one thought in mind: Just see the ball and hit it. Morneau hit a two-run double against left-hander Javier Lopez as the Colorado Rockiesbeat the San Francisco Giants 8-7 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep with another comeback victory. “He throws from a tough angle and the...
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Gems lose to Yakima

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Klamath Falls Gems luck didn’t change after coming home from a tough road trip. The new West Coast League expansion team from Yakima, came to Kiger Stadium and shutout the ages, 10-0. The Gems will host Yakima again tomorrow in game two of a three game series. Game time...
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San Francisco Giants

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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Mariners

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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