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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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Oakland Athletics A's

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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San Francisco Giants

White Sox Cruise Past Cain, Giants

CHICAGO – John Danks is enjoying success and making it look easy with a string of impressive performances of late.   But the left-hander knows that getting to this point — nearly two years removed from shoulder surgery — was anything but easy.   “It’s been a long, frustrating road to get back to here,” Danks...
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Mariners

Mariners Cruise Past Padres

SEATTLE — Learning that Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn had died completely changedChris Young‘s outlook on pitching against his former team.   “I think any fun about pitching against them disappeared this morning with the news of Tony passing,” the Mariners’ right-hander said after Seattle’s 5-1 win over San Diego on Monday night.   “My...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Rangers Rock A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Texas Rangers finally showed their power, got a big day from veteran infielder Donnie Murphy and picked up a much-needed win for struggling starterColby Lewis along the way. It was exactly the type of start manager Ron Washington had hoped he would get from his club in the opener of this critical three-game series against...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Athletics Pound Yankees

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics took time out to honor retiring Yankees shortstopDerek Jeter before Sunday’s game, giving him a vintage bottle of fine Northern California wine and a check for his foundation. They didn’t treat New York starter Vidal Nuno nearly so nicely. Derek Norris and Coco Crisp hit early three-run homers to back a strong start by Jesse Chavez, and...
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Mariners

Mariners stop slide with 5-1 victory over Rangers

SEATTLE – Hisashi Iwakuma‘s pregame neck stiffness was serious enough that he had to call for the training staff. Fortunately for the Seattle Mariners, he found a way to take the mound Sunday.   Iwakuma pitched eight effective innings to help the Mariners stop a five-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers.  ...
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San Francisco Giants

Rockies Rally Past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – Justin Morneau came to the plate in the eighth inning with one thought in mind: Just see the ball and hit it. Morneau hit a two-run double against left-hander Javier Lopez as the Colorado Rockiesbeat the San Francisco Giants 8-7 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep with another comeback victory. “He throws from a tough angle and the...
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Gems lose to Yakima

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Klamath Falls Gems luck didn’t change after coming home from a tough road trip. The new West Coast League expansion team from Yakima, came to Kiger Stadium and shutout the ages, 10-0. The Gems will host Yakima again tomorrow in game two of a three game series. Game time...
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San Francisco Giants

Giants Avoid The Sweep

SAN FRANCISCO — Giants manager Bruce Bochy expected good things from Tim Hudson. He’s getting even better results than he anticipated. Hudson threw seven strong innings and left with a major league-best 1.81 ERA as San Francisco avoided a four-game sweep, beating the Washington Nationals 7-1 on Thursday. “I’ve always admired him from the other side, how...
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