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Vogt, unusually wild Gray carry A’s past Rangers 7-1

ARLINGTON, Texas – Sonny Gray had a career-high seven walks against Texas when the Oakland right-hander never had more than four in an outing and came into the game with just six all season. Unusual, right? Well, yes. But … “So is 10 punches. I don’t strike people out, neither,” Gray said after overcoming the control...
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Giants beat Angels 5-0 behind Lincecum for 3-game sweep

SAN FRANCISCO – Tim Lincecum‘s fastball averages about 89 mph this season, down from 93-95 mph when he won consecutive NL Cy Young Awards in 2008 and `09. Even without that velocity, Lincecum has rediscovered winning form. Lincecum pitched three-hit ball over eight innings, and the San Francisco Giantsbeat the Los Angeles Angels 5-0 Sunday for a three-game...
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AL-best Astros win 10th in row behind Evan Gattis’ two-homer afternoon

HOUSTON — Now that Evan Gattis has joined the party, the Houston Astrosseem to be celebrating every day. Gattis homered twice and the Astros won their 10th straight game, boosting the best record in the American League by beating the Seattle Mariners 7-6 Sunday. “It’s been the most fun I’ve ever had on a team,” Gattis said. “I think...
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Oregon Tech and Corban to Play for CCC Softball Tournament Crown

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Three-seed Corban University got by top-seed Oregon Tech, 4-1, in Saturday’s opener, while University of Great Falls and Southern Oregon were eliminated on day two of the Cascade Collegiate Conference Softball Championships presented by U.S. Bank today the OIT Softball Complex.  Corban, undefeated in tournament play, needs just one win with...
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Altuve’s RBI single in 10th lifts Astros past Mariners

HOUSTON — Having found the kind of stride that eluded them for years, theHouston Astros are getting good at grinding out wins. Jose Altuve‘s RBI single in the 10th inning — his first career game-ending hit — lifted the Astros to their seventh straight victory, 3-2 over the Seattle Marinerson Thursday night. “This game was very...
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Calhoun leads Angels to 6-5 win over A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — All eyes were on Mike Trout as he tracked Ike Davis‘ long fly ball to the wall. He had to make a late adjustment but was able to haul it in, prompting Los Angeles closer Huston Street to pump his fist into the air. Kole Calhoun had two hits and three RBIs, Garrett Richards took a shutout into the...
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Mike Conley-less Grizzlies finish off Blazers with scoring balance

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies missed one chance to finish off their first-round series and get some much-needed rest before facing the Golden State Warriors. They didn’t waste a second, especially on their own court. Marc Gasol had 26 points and 14 rebounds as the Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference semifinals by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 99-93...
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Mariners

Morrison’s tiebreaking double helps Mariners beat Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas – Logan Morrison thought he was just having tough luck at the plate this season. An infield hit and a tiebreaking, two-run double down the right-field line againstWandy Rodriguez seemed to change things. Morrison finished 4 for 5 to raise his batting average to .194 and back Felix Hernandez in the Seattle Mariners‘ 5-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on...
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Angels lose Pujols but beat Athletics 6-3

OAKLAND, Calif. – Mike Trout doesn’t have many days where he goes without a hit. When he does, the Angels’ slugger tends to bounce back in a hurry. A day after going hitless with three strikeouts, Trout was back in form doing what he does best in a stadium that has quickly become his home away...
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San Francisco Giants

Dodgers hit 4 HRs off Vogelsong in 7-3 win over Giants

LOS ANGELES — Home runs are difficult to hit at Dodger Stadium at night because of the marine layer hanging over the ballpark. The home team didn’t have much trouble hitting them out against Ryan Vogelsong on Wednesday night, however. Joc Pederson, Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier and went deep against the San Francisco Giants‘ right-hander in the first inning, and Jimmy...
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