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Giants GM shocked by Cabrera ban

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean insists his club has two suspended veteran players who should know better than to use performance-enhancing drugs. A day after outfielder and All-Star game MVP Melky Cabrera received a 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test, Sabean said Thursday he was shocked when he...
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Wenatchee takes WCL series opener

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Despite a rally in the bottom of the ninth, the Corvallis Knights came up short in their only home game of the West Coast League Championship Series, losing to the Wenatchee AppleSox 9-8 on Wednesday night at Goss Stadium. Wenatchee opened up to a 6-1 lead before Corvallis scored four runs...
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San Francisco Giants

Cabrera’s suspension changes race

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants entered Wednesday tied for the NL West lead, but the race shifted dramatically before a pitch was even thrown. Melky Cabrera, the Giants’ All-Star left fielder, is out for the season, and not because he is injured. No, Cabrera has been suspended 50 games without pay...
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Mariners

King Felix delivers first Seattle perfect game

SEATTLE — As he rode down in the crowded elevator wearing a wide grin after watching Felix Hernandez twirl baseball history, Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik felt like having a little fun. He pulled out his cellphone, held it to his ear and listened for a moment. ”No, we’re not trading Felix Hernandez,” Zduriencik...
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Team effort puts Dodgers alone in first

PITTSBURGH — The Los Angeles Dodgers used their entire lineup to take over sole possession of first place in the NL West. Clayton Kershaw won his fourth consecutive start, Matt Kemp drove in three runs and the Dodgers won their fourth consecutive game, 9-3 over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. Los Angeles had...
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San Francisco Giants

Strasburg beats Lincecum, wins 14th

SAN FRANCISCO — Stephen Strasburg might be pushing closer to that management-imposed innings limit — whatever the number might be in the mind of the brass. Washington’s ace brushed off questions on the topic, and so did manager Davey Johnson. There are more important matters at hand with the NL East-leading Nationals rolling as...
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West Coast League title series starts Wednesday

The West Coast League Championship series gets started Wednesday night when the Corvallis Knights host the Wenatchee AppleSox in Ga,me 1 at Oregon State University’s Goss Stadium. It’s the third meeting the in the final series between the two. Corvallis won in 2008 and Wenatchee the next year. Overall, the teams have combined for...
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Warner Pacific names new athletic director

PORTLAND, Ore. — A seasoned athletic administrator with diversified experience in NCAA Division I, II and III and the NAIA has been named director of athletics at Warner Pacific College, effective September 5, 2012. President Andrea Cook announced the appointment of Jamie Joss, currently director of sales and operations for The Bleachers Corporation, to...
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Seattle snaps Rays’ winning streak

SEATTLE — Eric Thames had already struck out three straight times when he came to the plate with two outs in the ninth inning to face baseball’s most dominant closer. The Seattle Mariners were all even with the Tampa Bay Rays after Justin Smoak’s sacrifice fly off of Fernando Rodney, who came into the...
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San Francisco Giants

Giants answer back to beat Nats

SAN FRANCISCO — Brandon Belt took a couple of steps out of the batter’s box and admired his towering flyball a little bit too long. When the ball hit off the top of the wall and Belt started running, it was too late. He was thrown out at second base. His teammates, though, could...
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