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Volquez hits 3-run homer in Padres’ loss

SAN DIEGO — Edinson Volquez squared up and drove Ramon Ortiz’s pitch into the left-field seats for a three-run home run, one of the few bright spots in San Diego’s 7-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday night. It was the first homer in Volquez’s big league career. ”You know what they...
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San Francisco Giants

Gaudin leads Giants in first start in three years

ST. LOUIS – Chad Gaudin found himself in an unfamiliar position Sunday afternoon. The San Francisco right-hander took the mound to start a game for the first time in over three years and tossed six strong innings to lead the Giants to a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, ending the Giants’ seven-game road...
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OSU, Oregon start College World Series quest

The Oregon State Beavers and Oregon Ducks are both regional hosts for the NCAA Div. I Baseball National Championship tournament starting today in Corvallis and Eugene. Thanks, in part, to their 22-4 home record this season, the Pac-12 champion Oregon State Beavers earned the right to host the regional and welcome in the Univ....
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Henley baseball seeks seventh state baseball crown

The OSAA 4A Baseball State Championships end tomorrow with the state championship game: Henley against Newport. The Henley Hornets are in the title game for a seventh time and for the first since 2005. Head coach Tim Cleland discusses the match-up with the five-time champion Newport Cubs. Henley baseball head coach Tim Cleland The...
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Oregon prepares to face South Dakota St

EUGENE, Ore. – When Oregon was named the No. 8 national seed in this year’s 64-team NCAA baseball tournament, former Ducks athletic director Pat Kilkenny told coach George Horton he got goose bumps. Kilkenny was instrumental in bringing back Oregon’s baseball program five years ago after a 28-year hiatus. He lured Horton from Cal State...
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Mariners

Franklin hits 1st 2 MLB homers in 7-1 Mariners win

SAN DIEGO – Nick Franklin left Petco Park with some nice souvenirs. Franklin hit his first two big league home runs and Kendrys Morales, Brendan Ryan and Endy Chavez also went deep to give the Seattle Mariners a 7-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday. Franklin, a second baseman who was a first-round...
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San Francisco Giants

Giants avoid sweep with 5-2 win

SAN FRANCISCO – A.J. Griffin knows plenty about Barry Zito’s pitching pedigree, like that AL Cy Young Award the left-hander won while with Oakland in 2002. Zito hung in there against his former club to outdo Griffin, and the Athletics missed on a chance to sweep the reigning World Series champions in a 5-2 loss...
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Angels

Angels’ Vargas finishes May undefeated with win over Dodgers

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Los Angeles Angels are ignoring the standings and just focusing on playing the game. That attitude has helped them put together their best stretch of the season. Jason Vargas completed an undefeated May with seven sharp innings, Howie Kendrick doubled twice and scored three runs, and the Angels beat the Dodgers...
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Gems season starts Friday

The Klamath Falls Gems open the 2013 season at the Medford Rogues on Friday before the same match-up will be held at Kiger Stadium in Klamath Falls on Saturday. The Rogues are one of two West Coast League expansion teams this year, joining Victoria, British Columbia. The Gems start their third season in the...
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San Diego Padres

Venable’s walk-off takes Padres past Mariners

SAN DIEGO – Eric Stults had nothing to show for his best start of the season, though it was just what his team needed. The San Diego Padres starting pitcher couldn’t have been happier after Will Venable drove home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2...
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