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A’s Pick Up MLB-Best 63rd Win

OAKLAND, Calif. — A warm day helped Brandon Moss reach another milestone and it helpedJeff Samardzija enjoy even more run support. Moss hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athletics gave Samardzija more run support than he has had all season in a 13-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday. “I didn’t realize it went over the fence,” Moss said....
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Orioles Shut Out Mariners

SEATTLE — Wie-Yen Chen threw one of his finest games in the major leagues, allowing just five hits over eight innings in Baltimore’s 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.   What everyone wanted to talk about, however, was his defense.   Chen (11-3), who has won his past four starts, set the tone...
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San Francisco Giants

Hamels outduels Hudson as Phils edge Giants

HILADELPHIA – Cole Hamels used an amped-up fastball in his latest dominant performance. Hamels pitched eight strong innings and Chase Utley had a tiebreaking RBI single in the fifth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday. Hamels (5-5) got the better of Tim Hudson in a matchup between starters who have combined for seven...
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Gems’ Packard Sets Record Amid Rout

History was made at Kiger Stadium tonight when Steven Packard squeaked a single through the right side of the infield to give him 22 straight games with a hit, the most in West Coast League history. But the historic moment could not mask the otherwise flat performance by the Gems in their 13-1 loss...
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A’s Hold Off Astros

OAKLAND, Calif. — What should have been a runaway win for the Oakland Athletics ended with questions and concerns. Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with a sprained right thumb. Brandon Moss got a painful stinger to his left bicep, and reliever Jim Johnson had another meltdown on the mound as the A’s...
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San Francisco Giants

Pence, Giants Top Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — There are no secrets to Hunter Pence‘s approach to hitting in crucial situations. His simple strategy worked again. Pence drove in all of San Francisco’s runs with a double in the ninth and Madison Bumgarnerpitched eight scoreless innings to lead the Giants to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. “Just go up...
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Mariners

Colon Takes No-No Into Seventh Against M’s

SEATTLE – Bartolo Colon watched the line drive fall into the outfield grass and applauded. It was all Colon could do after his attempt to toss the first perfect game in New York Metshistory was thwarted. Colon came within seven outs of a perfect game Wednesday afternoon, before giving up a two-out single to Robinson Cano in the seventh...
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Elks Crush Gems in Late Innings

After a rain out of the All-Star game at Kiger Stadium, league action returned for the Gems with much of the same. The Bend Elks made their first trip to Klamath Falls and played a close game until the eighth inning when they pounded the Gems bullpen for five runs, four of them on...
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Oregon Tech Hires New Pitching Coach

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Tech head baseball coach Matt Miles has named Nick Gauna as the program’s new assistant baseball and pitching coach.  Gauna most recently was an assistant coach with the Palm Spring Power and served the past two seasons as the pitching coach at Kansas Wesleyan University.  While at KWU, he...
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San Francisco Giants

Giants Win In Extras

PHILADELPHIA — If something didn’t happen soon, Giants manager Bruce Bochy was trotting a position player out to the pitching rubber. As it worked out, something happened. Brandon Crawford hit a bases-clearing double to break a 14th-inning stalemate, and Tim Lincecum earned his first career save as the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-6 on Tuesday night. “It was...
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