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Jeff Samardzija pitches White Sox to 1st series sweep in Oakland in 18 years

OAKLAND, Calif. – Jeff Samardzija spent the first two days of the series catching up with old friends. He spent the last day making trouble for them. Avisail Garcia hit a two-run homer, Alexei Ramirez had two hits and two RBIs, and Samardzija pitched eight strong innings to help the Chicago White Sox beat the Athletics 7-3 Sunday for their first series sweep...
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Oregon Tech Signs NIC Transfer Pitcher

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Head Coach Greg Stewart announced recently that North Idaho College transfer Tori Almos (Longview, Wash.) will join the Oregon Tech softball team beginning this fall. Almos, currently in her sophomore season at NIC, holds a 17-3 mark, including 165 strikeouts in 139 innings with a 3.17 ERA.  Almos finished up her...
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Byrd’s bases-loaded single, homer lead Reds over Giants 4-3

CINCINNATI — The Reds traded for Marlon Byrd to try to finally get something out of a left fielder. After a terrible April, he’s making the move pay off. Byrd hit a bases-loaded single and a tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth inning Thursday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants. The...
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Mariners

Boston rallies in the 9th for 2-1 victory over Seattle

SEATTLE – Shane Victorino‘s two huge plays let the Boston Red Sox hang around long enough to piece together an unusual ninth-inning rally. Brock Holt doubled and scored the go-ahead run on Rickie Weeks‘ error with one out in the ninth inning, Victorino hit his first homer of the season and the Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Thursday...
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No. 12 Oregon Tech Heads to NAIA Softball World Series with 5-4 win over No. 5 Saint Xavier

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – No. 12 Oregon Tech battled back from a three-run deficit, Karlie LeVeque (pictured-by Kelly Caleb) tripled in the go-ahead run and the Owls held on to edge No. 5 Saint Xavier, 5-4, in the Opening Round Championship of the Oregon Tech Bracket. Second-seed Oregon Tech (44-14) will advance to the 2015...
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Wade Miley duels with Sonny Gray, Boston beats A’s 2-0

OAKLAND, Calif. — Somehow, Wade Miley pulled off escape acts all afternoon. “Houdini,” the Red Sox starter said with a smile. Miley dueled with Athletics ace Sonny Gray and worked out of jams to end a three-start skid thanks to some sparkling defense, and the Boston beat Oakland 2-0 Wednesday to take two of three in the series....
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San Francisco Giants

Springer’s tie-breaking homer leads Astros past Giants 4-3

HOUSTON — On his first night back in uniform in a week, George Springerexceeded his own expectations. The pragmatic youngster went the plate in the eighth of a tie ballgame looking to reach base. Instead, Springer hit a tie-breaking solo homer in the eighth and the Houston Astros rallied past the San Francisco Giants 4-3 on Wednesday night. “I...
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Mariners

James Shields goes to 5-0 as Padres beat Mariners 4-2

SEATTLE — San Diego manager Bud Black went to the mound after James Shields walked the first two batters of the sixth inning with no intention of pulling his starter. He believed Shields was going to escape the jam and he wanted his pitcher to know, too. “We’re new to each other, we’re developing a relationship...
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No. 12 Oregon Tech and No. 5 Saint Xavier Move into Opening Round Championship

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – No. 12 Oregon Tech and No. 5 Saint Xavier remain, while Avila University was eliminated in game four and No. 22 Corban University in game five of the Oregon Tech Bracket today at the OIT Softball Complex on the campus of Oregon Institute of Technology.  Second-seed Oregon Tech (43-14) needs one...
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Mariners play long ball in 11-4 win over Padres

SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners‘ powerful lineup finally broke out. Appropriately it was Nelson Cruz who capped the home run eruption. Cruz hit his major league-leading 15th homer, Mike Zunino went deep twice, and the Mariners hit six long balls on their way to an 11-4 victory over the San Diego Padres. “Talent will play in this league because you...
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