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Graveman wins 5th straight to pace Athletics past Astros 7-4

OAKLAND, Calif. — With three wins in four games since the All-Star break against two of the hottest teams in the majors, the Athletics are building some momentum. They’ve still got quite a ways to go to dig themselves out of the cellar in the AL West. Still, it’s as good a streak as...
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Mariners

Altuve, McHugh pace Astros past Mariners

SEATTLE — One day after an ill-advised bunt attempt in a losing effort, Jose Altuve returned to what he does best. Altuve homered among his four hits and drove in three runs, Collin McHugh escaped a pair of bases-loaded jams to pitch six scoreless innings, and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 8-1...
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Donaldson’s hit in 9th helps Blue Jays avoid sweep by A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — Two days after striking out on an unexpected two-seam fastball from John Axford, Toronto slugger Josh Donaldson had a much better view of things when he faced the Oakland Athletics’ reliever again. This time Donaldson didn’t get fooled and prevented the Blue Jays from getting swept in their first series coming...
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San Francisco Giants

Jackson takes no-no into 7th, Padres win 5-3 to sweep Giants

SAN DIEGO — After 7,582 games since 1969, the San Diego Padres still don’t have a no-hitter. Edwin Jackson, of all pitchers, was the latest to try to pitch an elusive gem — in his Padres debut, no less. Jackson held San Francisco hitless until Conor Gillaspie‘s three-run homer with one out in the seventh inning, and...
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Royals Eric Hosmer, Salvador Perez homer, give AL home field for Series

SAN DIEGO – Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez made sure the Kansas City Royals will start at home, sweet home if they get a chance to defend their World Series title. The Royals duo homered off former Kansas City teammate Johnny Cueto during a six-pitch span in the second inning of Tuesday’s All-Star Game. Hosmer added an RBI single to become the...
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The Giancarlo Show: Stanton slams 61 to become Home Run Derby legend

SAN DIEGO — From the moment we first laid eyes on him, didn’t we know this was coming? From the first baseball we ever saw him pound halfway to Saturn, didn’t we say to ourselves: That dude Giancarlo Stanton is going to hit 60 home runs some day? What we never imagined, though, was this. What...
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Mariners

Cano, Lind homer to help Mariners hold off Royals, 8-5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Seattle Mariners desperately wanted to go into the All-Star break with a winning record. Robinson Cano and Adam Lind homered in a five-run seventh inning and the Mariners held off the Kansas City Royals 8-5 on Sunday. Cano’s two-run shot to deep right field for his 21st home run of the season extended the Mariners’ lead...
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San Francisco Giants

Madison Bumgarner befuddles Arizona on one-hit gem for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — For the third time in his career, Madison Bumgarner took a no-hitter into the eighth inning. For the third time, it slipped away. No worries, though. The San Francisco Giants are headed to the All-Star break with the best record in the majors and a comfortable lead in the NL West,...
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Alonso, Hill lead Oakland over Houston 3-1

HOUSTON — Rich Hill has returned to form after a stint on the disabled list, and it helped the Oakland Athletics to a much-needed win Thursday night. Yonder Alonso doubled and drove in two runs and Hill tied a season-high with 10 strikeouts in six solid innings to give the Athletics the 3-1 victory...
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Mariners

Salvador Perez sends Royals to 4-3 win over Mariners

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Salvador Perez gave Royals reliever Brooks Pounders his first career win, Mariners starter James Paxton a frustrating no-decision and Kansas City a much-needed confidence boost with one mighty swing. Perez capped a three-hit night with a double off the wall in the ninth inning Thursday night, scoring Whit Merrifield and Jarrod Dyson and giving the Royals a 4-3 victory over...
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