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Cespedes homers twice, A’s rally past Yankees 7-4

NEW YORK — Make no mistake about it: Sean Doolittle and the Oakland Athletics are enjoying these wins over the skidding New York Yankees.   Yoenis Cespedes homered twice, Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking shot in the seventh inning and Oakland overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Yankees 7-4 Wednesday night for its fifth straight victory.   The highest-scoring team in...
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Mariners

Iwakuma Outduels Minor In Mariners’ Win

ATLANTA — Lloyd McClendon’s unusual lineup left the Seattle manager answering questions about his team’s scoring potential. As it turned out, Hisashi Iwakuma and the Mariners’ stingy bullpen didn’t need much offense. Iwakuma combined with two relievers on a six-hit shutout and the streaking Mariners beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Wednesday to complete a two-game sweep. Cole...
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San Francisco Giants

Giants Snap Reds’ Streak

CINCINNATI – Juan Perez hasn’t gotten many at-bats in the majors. He didn’t need a whole lot of experience to know what was coming this time. Left-hander Tony Cingrani was going to throw a first-pitch fastball.   The young outfielder got it and hit it out.   Perez and Michael Morse homered with two outs in the sixth inning on...
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Oakland Athletics A's

A’s Hand Yankees Third Straight Loss

NEW YORK – Sean Doolittle wasn’t surprised at all by the Oakland A’s offensive outburst in the 10th inning. Brandon Moss hit his second homer of the game leading off the 10th, and the Oakland Athletics rallied for a 5-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. The major’s best run-producing offense then got an RBI double from Jed Lowrie and...
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Mariners

M’s Rally Past Braves

ATLANTA – John Buck downplayed his recent power surge against the Braves as simply taking advantage of the odds.   Buck had three hits, including a two-run homer in the seventh inning that gave Seattle the lead, and the Mariners rallied to beat the Atlanta Braves 7-5 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.   The homer was...
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San Francisco Giants

Reds beat sloppy Giants 8-3

INCINNATI – Jay Bruce hadn’t driven in a run in more than a month. He finally got a notable RBI and kept Cincinnati’s winning streak going.   Bruce drove in a pair of runs and Devin Mesoraco hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, leading the Reds to a season-high fourth straight win, an 8-3 victory over the sloppy San...
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Mariners

Hernandez, Mariners Pound Yankees

NEW YORK – Kyle Seager was so locked in Monday night he had no idea Derek Jeter nearly caught his short fly down the left-field line on a carom until he was safe on third with a triple. Seager had another triple, a home run and a double in a rare feat not seen in more than 40...
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San Francisco Giants

Giants Blank Cardinals

ST. LOUIS – Tim Hudson still refuses to take credit for his quick start to the season.   “There comes a lot of luck with it,” he said. “I’m just throwing the ball and missing (bat) barrels.”   The San Francisco right-hander threw seven shutout innings and Joaquin Arias keyed a four-run first inning with a two-run single...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Athletics Complete Sweep Of Angels

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics are opening up quite a cushion in the AL West.   Josh Donaldson hit a two-run single in a four-run third inning against Oakland nemesisJered Weaver and the A’s completed a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels with a 6-3 victory on Sunday.   “We played well this series,” Donaldson said. “Got some...
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Mariners

Mariners Shut Out Tigers

SEATTLE — Mariners rookie Roenis Elias has flashed signs of brilliance in the first two months of his major league career.   A strong fastball. A big, bending curveball that can buckle hitters at the knees.   Against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, Elias put the entire package together against one of the league’s strongest lineups. The 25-year-old...
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