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Tanaka strong in return, Yankees sweep Seattle with 3-1 win

SEATTLE — In an effort not to overstress his arm, the goal was to get New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka into the sixth inning in 80 pitches in his return from the disabled list. Tanaka blew away that expectation Wednesday. Tanaka was so good and so efficient with his pitch count, New York manager Joe Girardi had...
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San Francisco Giants

Liriano outduels Hudson, Mercer homers again as Pirates win

SAN FRANCISCO — The way the Pittsburgh Pirates are winning with contributions from everybody, Jordy Mercer is thrilled to do his part whether in the lineup or coming off the bench. Of course he prefers to play, and with his power swing working he might keep getting his chances. Mercer broke a fifth-inning tie...
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Moates, Shrum Named NFCA Softball All-American, Five Owls Earn All-Region Honors

LOUISVILLE – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced its 2015 NAIA All-American and All-Region squads recently.  Freshman Tara Moates (Klamath Falls, Ore.) and junior McKenzie Shrum (Glide, Ore.) made the All-American list with All-Region accolades going to seniors Tasha Silvius (Portland, Ore.) and Rylee Carleton (Klamath Falls, Ore.) as well as juniors Tre Sullivan...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Zobrist’s grand slam lifts A’s to 5-3 win over Tigers

DETROIT – Ben Zobrist figured his line drive with the bases loaded was hit hard enough to go over the right fielder’s head. When it cleared the wall as well, the Oakland Athletics had the lead. Zobrist’s grand slam highlighted a five-run seventh inning for Oakland as the Athletics rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday...
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San Francisco Giants

McCutchen leads Pirates past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – Andrew McCutchen was fed up. His batting average had dipped below .200 and he figured it was time to get going. He’s going in a big way. McCutchen had four hits and drove in two runs, Pedro Alvarez drove in a pair and the Pittsburgh Pirates won for the 10th time in 12 games, beating the San Francisco...
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Jones hits 3-run homer in 11th, lifts Yankees over Mariners

SEATTLE – Garrett Jones hasn’t played all that much this season, but made sure to take advantage of his latest chance to help the Yankees get a win. Jones hit a go-ahead three-run home run with two outs in the 11th inning and New York beat the Seattle Mariners 5-3 Tuesday night. “It was just nice to help...
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Cole strikes out season-best 9 as Pirates beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – Gerrit Cole struck out a nine to win his third straight start,Neil Walker hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the fifth after a pair of called strikeouts, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 4-3 on Monday night. Andrew McCutchen had two likely hits stolen by great plays in the outfield and he instead settled for sacrifice...
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Mariners

Mark Teixeira-led Yankees chase Felix Hernandez with Michael Pineda in form

SEATTLE — The overwhelming feeling from Mark Teixeira and his New York teammates was to savor what happened Monday night. Scoring seven runs off Seattle ace Felix Hernandez – capped by Teixeira’s ninth career grand slam — is a rare occurrence. “You never really know what you’re going to get with a guy like Felix,” Teixeira said. “He...
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Moates Named First-Team NAIA All-American, Shrum NAIA Honorable Mention

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Awards continue to pile up for freshman standout Tara Moates (Klamath Falls, Ore.), as the 2015 Cascade Collegiate Conference Player of the Year just picked up 2015 First-Team NAIA All-American honors, announced by the national office.  Junior centerfielder McKenzie Shrum (picuterd-left) was a NAIA All-American honorable mention selection.  Moates (pictured-right) became...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Chavez shuts down Yankees to lead Athletics to 3-0 win

OAKLAND, Calif. — The way Jesse Chavez was dealing, Stephen Vogt knew Oakland didn’t need much offense to give him a much-needed win. That hasn’t been so easy for the Athletics to do this season. Chavez pitched eight impressive innings and Vogt hit a two-run homer to give the A’s their first home series win of the season...
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