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Mets Beat A’s To End Losing Skid

OAKLAND, Calif. — The New York Mets still consider themselves a contender in the NL East chase even with a daunting deficit to make up over the final month.   They’re counting on building on their latest offensive performance.   Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer, Eric Campbell also connected and the Mets beat theOakland Athletics 8-5 on Wednesday to...
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Nieves, Hamels lead Phillies past Mariners, 4-3

PHILADELPHIA — In a change of recent fortune, luck was on Cole Hamels‘ side this time.   Wil Nieves doubled and had three hits and Hamels got a victory when he wasn’t at his best as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Wednesday.   Chase Utley had the go-ahead RBI and Ben Revere and Marlon Byrd drove in runs for the Phillies,...
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Iwakuma Pitches Mariners Past Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — The Mariners gave Hisashi Iwakuma an early lead and the pitcher took it from there. Iwakuma struck out a season-high 11 batters in eight scoreless innings and Kyle Seagerhomered to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. Mike Zunino was 0-for-17 before getting two hits and driving in two runs. The Mariners,...
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A’s Snap Slide

OAKLAND, Calif. – Oakland Athletics leadoff hitter Coco Crisp tinkered with his swing for a few days and finally got the results he had been looking for. That is critical for a team trying to hang on in the American League West after owning the best record in baseball for a majority of the season. Crisp hit a...
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Cubs outlast Giants 2-0 in rain-shortened game

CHICAGO — The San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs played 4 1/2 innings in 6 hours, 9 minutes. And when the game was finally called early Wednesday morning, they still hoped to play some more.   An unplayable field following a downpour led to the game being called off at 1:16 a.m. The teams had played just...
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Williams, Blanco push Phillies past Mariners

PHILADELPHIA — Maybe Jerome Williams just needed a new catcher.   Williams took a three-hitter into the eighth inning, Andres Blanco hit his first homer in three years, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 in an interleague game Monday night.   Making his second start since joining the Phillies, Williams (1-0) allowed one run and three hits in seven-plus...
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San Francisco 49ers’ projected roster

Examining the San Francisco 49ers‘ roster:  QUARTERBACKS (2)  Colin Kaepernick Blaine Gabbert Because of heavy competition elsewhere, the 49ers likely will only carry two quarterbacks. They finished last season that way.  RUNNING BACKS (5)  Frank Gore Carlos Hyde Bruce Miller LaMichael James Jewel Hampton The fact that the 49ers drafted Hyde in the second round...
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Seattle Seahawks’ projected roster

Examining the Seattle Seahawks‘ roster:  QUARTERBACKS (3)  Russell Wilson Tarvaris Jackson Terrelle Pryor Pryor certainly didn’t hurt his chances with an impressive 44-yard TD run in the second half of the 41-14 victory over the Chargers Friday night. But the jury still is out on Pryor’s passing skills. He was 1-of-4 for 10 yards. Jackson...
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Mariners maul Tigers, move ahead in AL wild-card race

DETROIT — Lloyd McClendon was upset after he was thrown out by umpire Tony Randazzo for the second straight game. At least this time it came in a victory for his Seattle Mariners. Chris Young pitched six shutout innings and Seattle beat Detroit 8-1 Sunday, winning the weekend series and moving back ahead of the Tigers...
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Morse paces Giants to 5-2 win over Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO — A little bit of patience has led to a lot of confidence for Michael Morse, who finished the three-game series with Philadelphia reaching base in nine straight plate appearances.   Morse got three hits and scored twice as the San Francisco Giants won consecutive home games for the first time in over two months,...
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