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Braves Complete Sweep Of A’s

ATLANTA – Mike Minor needed a reason to believe he could work his way back to his 2013 form.   Beating Jon Lester could provide that confidence boost.   Minor pitched seven strong innings, Justin Upton and Chris Johnson homered and theAtlanta Braves beat the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night, ending Lester’s seven-game winning streak.   “That’s Mike Minor of old right there,”...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Royals Surge Past A’s

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals didn’t let Jarrod Dyson‘s defensive miscue slow them down on Thursday. Dyson drove in the tying run in a five-run seventh, while Nori Aoki and Billy Butler each drove in two runs and the surging Kansas City Royals rallied to defeat the Oakland Athletics7-3. The Royals have won 18 of 22 to move 12...
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Cardinal Advance to Championship Game

A Willy Howard home run is what made the difference for the Klamath Falls Cardinal yesterday  in the semifinals of the Babe Ruth World Series, that homerun, combined with another amazing performance by Jesse Hilyard on the mound lifted the Klamath Falls team over San Gabrial Valley. Next up for the Cardinal is the...
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San Francisco Giants

Giants Cruise Past White Sox

SAN FRANCISCO — Depending on the clubhouse, the response to the latest overturned call at home under baseball’s expanded replay system was as debatable as the rule itself. The Giants scored seven runs in the seventh inning after the replay official overturned an out call at home because they said Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers illegally blocked Gregor...
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Mariners

M’s Edge Blue Jays

SEATTLE — With the Seattle Mariners making a push for their first playoff appearance since 2001, Kendrys Morales might be the perfect hitter to help make it happen.   Morales, acquired from Minnesota before the trade deadline, hit a two-run home run in the first inning to back a stellar start by Hisashi Iwakuma and lead the Mariners to a...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Royals Shut Out A’s

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The crowd roared as Jason Vargas emerged from the dugout for the ninth inning, the Kansas City Royals trying to hold onto a 3-0 lead over the Oakland Athletics in a matchup of playoff hopefuls. Five pitches later, the crowd roared even louder. Vargas finished off his three-hitter with a flourish, breezing through the A’s for...
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Oakland Athletics A's

A’s Snap Royals’ Winning Streak

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Oakland Athletics‘ combination of Jon Lester and Josh Donaldsonwas too much for the Kansas City Royals. Lester pitched six strong innings and Donaldson homered twice and drove in four runs as the Athletics won 11-3 Tuesday night, snapping the Royals’ eight-game winning streak. Lester (13-7) has won all three of his starts since joining...
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Mariners

Mariners Double Up Blue Jays

SEATTLE — When the Mariners arrived back in Seattle for an important nine-game homestand, they knew if they wanted to stay in the playoff conversation they could no longer be underachievers at home. After winning seven of eight, the Mariners are more than in the conversation. They are over .500 at home and tied...
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San Francisco Giants

White Sox Top Giants In 10

SAN FRANCISCO – Chris Sale wasn’t too upset that the White Sox blew a two-run lead in the ninth inning, costing the All-Star left-hander a sure win. He’s kind of getting used to it.   If anything, he seemed a bit giddy after Gordon Beckham‘s game-winning hit in the 10th inning.   Beckham’s two-out RBI single helped...
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Mariners

Mariners Crush Blue Jays

SEATTLE — For all that Felix Hernandez has done in his career, pitching meaningful games in the final two months of the season has been a rarity. With Seattle in the thick of the wild-card chase in the American League, Hernandez got the Mariners’ most anticipated home series since 2007 off to an electric start Monday...
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