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A’s win 1-0 to knock Orioles out of first place

OAKLAND, Calif. – Ross Detwiler knows it will take more than one strong outing for people to take him seriously again as a starting pitcher. Eight scoreless innings in his Oakland Athletics debut is certainly a good place to start, and far more than what manager Bob Melvin hoped for from his new left-hander. Detwiler and John Axford combined on...
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Mariners

Seager, Zunino rally Mariners past Tigers 6-5 in 15 innings

SEATTLE – Mike Zunino got the pitch he expected from Detroit Tigers closerFrancisco Rodriguez and didn’t waste the opportunity. Kyle Seager had two key hits that tied the score, Zunino lofted a game-winning sacrifice fly and the Seattle Mariners rallied twice to beat Detroit 6-5 in 15 innings Tuesday night for their season-high fifth straight victory. “He’s got great stuff,” Zunino said....
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Smolinski, Neal help A’s win second straight over Orioles

OAKLAND, Calif. – Oakland Athletics middle reliever Liam Hendriks pumped his fist and did a little spin as he came off the mound after striking outBaltimore Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo to end the seventh inning. Ryan Madson wasn’t as demonstrative but was equally pumped up after gettingChris Davis to strike out looking to end the game with the tying run on first base....
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San Francisco Giants

Koehler pitches 7 innings, Marlins win 2-0 against Giants

MIAMI – Tom Koehler continued his impressive second half with another sharp outing. Koehler pitched seven innings to help the Miami Marlins to a 2-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. “He’s basically been our best pitcher for the last month,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. Koehler (9-8) allowed two hits and three walks. He struck out...
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San Francisco Giants

Brandon Crawford first in 41 years with 7 hits as Giants win in 14

MIAMI — Brandon Crawford was a big hit Monday night. Seven of them, to be exact. Crawford became the first major leaguer in 41 years to get seven hits in a game, finally putting the San Francisco Giants ahead to stay with an RBI single in the 14th inning of an 8-7 victory over...
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Mariners

Iwakuma tosses gem; Mariners beat Fulmer, Tigers 3-0

SEATTLE — Despite some early struggles, Hisashi Iwakuma continued his roll on the mound and with it advanced the suddenly improving hopes of the Seattle Mariners getting back into the postseason conversation. Those struggles were just a minor blip for Iwakuma on his way to another masterful performance, throwing seven strong innings in Seattle’s...
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A’s beat Orioles 3-2 to drop Baltimore into first-place tie

OAKLAND, Calif. — It took about four months, along with injuries to some key starters, for Kendall Graveman to evolve from a pitcher at the back end of the Athletics’ rotation to the anchor of manager Bob Melvin’s staff. He certainly looked the part against one of the best-hitting teams in baseball, relying heavily...
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San Francisco Giants

Roark, Nationals bullpen outduel Bumgarner, edge Giants

WASHINGTON – Stephen Strasburg and Max Scherzer may headline the Nationals’ starting rotation, but Tanner Roark is proving to be pretty reliable. Roark and the Washington bullpen outdueled Madison Bumgarner as the Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Sunday in a matchup of NL division leaders. Roark (12-6) gave up five hits in seven innings and won for the sixth time in his...
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Mariners

Paxton leads Mariners past Angels 3-1

SEATTLE — James Paxton had maybe the best start of his young career Sunday. In even better news for the Seattle Mariners, he’s doing well after taking a line drive off his pitching arm. Paxton took a four-hitter into the ninth inning before he was forced from the game by the line drive, and...
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Hendricks’ latest gem helps Cubs complete sweep of A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — With Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester holding down the front end of the rotation, the Chicago Cubs were already in good shape to make a playoff run in the fall. Kyle Hendricks is almost certain to be a big part of that as well, especially if he keeps pitching like he...
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