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Gems lose on Saturday Night

Yakima, Wa – For the second night in a row a four-run first inning by the Yakima Valley Pippins would help the home team to a victory, this time 15-2 over the Klamath Falls Gems. The positive feelings brought from a leadoff home run by Gems’ right fielder John Williams would be short lived...
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Gems Blown Out On Get Away Day

The last game of a six game home stand was an ugly one that handed the Gems their worst loss against the Applesox in franchise history. Five innings where the Applesox (7-5) scored more than one run doomed the Gems (3-9) to a 17-4 defeat.     Garret Sumpter started for the Gems but...
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A’s Double Up Red Sox

OAKLAND, Calif. — Athletics manager Bob Melvin is already starting to run out of superlatives to describe Scott Kazmir. The left-hander has been so effective in his first season with Oakland that Melvin might need to break out a thesaurus when talking about the veteran pitcher. Kazmir pitched seven innings to win his fourth straight...
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Mariners

7th-inning rally lift Padres past M’s

SAN DIEGO — Until Thursday, Jesse Hahn hadn’t pitched seven innings since his junior year of college in 2010, after which he had reconstructive elbow surgery.   The rookie right-hander pitched seven strong innings and pinch-hitter Chris Denorfia singled in the go-ahead run in a four-run seventh for the San Diego Padres, who rallied for the second straight game...
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Stranded Base Runners Doom Gems

An outstanding pitching effort from Jordan Kron and Kyle Detwiler kept the Klamath Falls Gems in the game Wednesday night at Kiger Stadium, however multiple scoring opportunities late were shut down by Wenatchee AppleSox pitching, resulting in a 2-1 loss for the home team.   Trailing by a run entering the seventh inning, the...
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Athletics Slide Past Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. – Sonny Gray spent the past few days with Oakland pitching coach Curt Young, making subtle adjustments to his delivery. Gray won’t reveal exactly what he and Young worked on. Suffice to say, the Athletics’ young staff ace is pleased with the results. Brandon Moss hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the fifth inning, and...
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White Sox clip Giants

CHICAGO — White Sox rookie Jose Abreu just keeps slugging, regardless of the pedigree of the pitcher he’s facing. Abreu hit his 20th homer and Adam Dunn added a three-run shot as Chicago beat San Francisco 7-6 on Wednesday, handing the Giants their fifth straight loss. Abreu reached 20 homers in his 58th game, the third fewest in...
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Padres rally to edge Mariners

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres remembered Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn before Wednesday night’s game and then went out and honored him the best way they could. Pinch-hitter Tommy Medica singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Padres beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 in their first home game since Gwynn died of cancer Monday. “It was...
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Mariners Cruise Past Padres

SEATTLE — Making his first big league start at first base and just his third appearance in the majors in nearly 13 months, Jesus Montero made strides in proving that he belongs with the Seattle Mariners.   Montero hit his first big league home run in more than a year, played error-free in the field and helped...
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Athletics Rough Up Darvish, Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. – Derek Norris figures the only difference between starting and coming off the bench is the need to bear down a little more quickly when he’s asked to pinch hit. Norris delivered a pinch-hit homer and drove in five runs, Stephen Vogt went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, and the Oakland Athletics roughed up Yu Darvish again in beating the Texas Rangers 10-6...
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