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Iwakuma solid as Mariners top Twins 2-0

SEATTLE – Hisashi Iwakuma is back on track, and that should create a serious concern for the rest of the American League.   Iwakuma struck out a season-high 10 in seven strong innings, Mike Zunino and Michael Saunders hit solo home runs, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Monday night.   Iwakuma (7-4) has not allowed an earned run to...
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Medford Bats Explode on Gems Pitching

The Medford Rogues scored early and often on their way to a 14-3 victory over the Klamath Falls Gems on Sunday night.   After squaring off with each other five times in the regular season at Kiger Stadium, the Gems and Rogues entered Harry and David Field to square off for the first time...
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San Francisco Giants

Padres Have No Answer For Giants’ Lincecum Again

SAN DIEGO – Tim Lincecum doesn’t pitch like the two-time Cy Young award winner from five years ago. He’s just beginning to get similar results.   The right-hander struggled after winning the honor in 2008 and 2009, but a retooling of his game has begun to pay off and has the San Francisco Giants thinking about the Lincecum...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Samardzija Beats Blue Jays In Athletics’ Debut

OAKLAND, Calif. – Jeff Samardzija arrived at the ballpark nearly five hours before making his first start with his new ballclub. The right-hander left having secured a four-game sweep for Oakland with a performance that showed exactly why the Athletics were so eager to get him in a trade with the Chicago Cubs. Samardzija pitched seven strong...
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Mariners

Wild Pitch Helps White Sox Top Mariners

CHICAGO – Hector Noesi thinks he is a better pitcher than he was when he struggled at the start of the season. One of his former teams got a closer look at his improvement on Sunday.   Noesi pitched five-hit ball into the seventh inning for his first win in a month, leading theChicago White Sox to...
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Mariners

Seattle beats Astros 5-2 to sweep series

HOUSTON — Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon is thrilled about how Chris Young has fit into his rotation after the Mariners picked him up after he was released by Washington in March.   “I don’t know where we would be without him,” McClendon said. “He’s done a tremendous job for us and (Wednesday) was no different.”  ...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Tigers Sweep A’s

DETROIT – Justin Verlander knows he isn’t going to make a sixth straight All-Star team.   A few more performances like the one Wednesday might mean he’s heading in the right direction, however.   Verlander overcame a pair of long home runs in the first inning and left with a comfortable lead after the sixth as...
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San Francisco Giants

Wainwright Dominates Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – Adam Wainwright will take the win and run. On a night he managed only a season low for strikeouts, the St. Louis right-hander still found ways to dominate. Wainwright allowed four hits over 7 2/3 innings, Matt Carpenter continued to feast on San Francisco pitching and the Cardinals ended a scoring drought, beating the Giants...
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Redding Rebounds Against Gems

n the second and final game of a two game series, the Gems experimented with every facet of the game and were beat 6-2 by the Redding Colt .45s on a night where the Gems used 21 players in total   Before the game even started the Gems announced that local Klamath Falls product...
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Mariners

Mariners Crush Astros

HOUSTON – Robinson Cano had wondered what would happen if rookie James Jonesstarted getting on base consistently for the Seattle Mariners.   His suspicions were confirmed Tuesday night.   Cano and Kyle Seager had three RBIs apiece, Jones added two more and a seven-run sixth inning propelled the Mariners to score a season high in a 13-2 win over the Houston...
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