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Hudson beats his former A’s, now has W against all 30 teams

SAN FRANCISCO – Tim Hudson knows almost nobody around the ever-changing Oakland Athletics anymore. That didn’t make defeating his former team for the first time any less sweet. Hudson earned a win against the only team he had never beaten in a 17-year big league career, pitching the San Francisco Giants past the struggling A’s 4-3 on Sunday for a...
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Mariners

Gutierrez homers in 10th to lift Mariners over Blue Jays 6-5

SEATTLE – Franklin Gutierrez delivered the biggest hit yet of his comeback with the Seattle Mariners. Gutierrez, who missed all of last season with an arthritic condition in his back, homered with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning Sunday to give Seattle a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays, a game the Mariners kept...
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San Francisco Giants

Belt, Posey gang up on Padres’ pen in 7-1 Giants win

SAN DIEGO – Matt Cain knows he doesn’t have time to settle in after returning to the San Francisco Giants following a long layoff. He pitched like it on Wednesday, throwing six strong innings to help the Giants beat the San Diego Padres 7-1. Brandon Belt hit a tying solo home run in the sixth inning and Buster Posey hit a go-ahead, two-run double...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Davis beats out infield single in 10th as A’s top Blue Jays

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics had to stop mid-celebration and wait to find out from replay review whether they had in fact won the game on a walkoff. It was confirmed that pinch-hitter Ike Davis beat out an infield single with two outs in the 10th inning, lifting the A’s past the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Wednesday night....
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Mariners

Castellanos’ grand slam lifts Tigers to 9-4 win over Seattle

DETROIT – Nick Castellanos added his own impressive shot to a series full of long home runs. Castellanos hit a grand slam off the brick facade in left-center field, part of an eight-run third inning for the Detroit Tigers in their 9-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night. The ball hit the wall that displays retired numbers, nearly...
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Mariners

Grand slam by Gutierrez gives Seattle 11-9 win over Tigers

DETROIT – Nelson Cruz and J.D. Martinez traded mammoth home runs — thenFranklin Gutierrez upstaged them both. Gutierrez’s pinch-hit grand slam in the eighth inning lifted the Seattle Marinersto a wild 11-9 victory over the Detroit on Tuesday, pushing the Tigers one loss closer to a trade deadline that could have drastic consequences in Motown. The Tigers had come back...
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San Francisco Giants

Heston shuts down Pads, Sanchez hits slam in 9-3 Giants win

SAN DIEGO — Just seven starts removed from his first no-hitter, it looked likeSan Francisco Giants rookie Chris Heston might do it again. Manager Bruce Bochy certainly thought so, and was wondering how it would play out since Heston’s pitch count was climbing. Heston took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before Melvin Upton Jr. hit a broken-bat...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Blue Jays hit 3 homers, power past Athletics 7-1 in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. – Josh Donaldson began the day reminiscing about his former team and ended it by talking about the talented teammates on his current club. Russell Martin, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion homered to power theToronto Blue Jays past the Athletics 7-1 on Tuesday night in Donaldson’s return to Oakland. Donaldson doubled twice and drove in a run after starting...
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Mariners

Kinsler homers twice, Tigers beat Mariners 5-4

DETROIT — The Tigers needed something big after falling below .500 and facing a double-digit deficit in the AL Central. They got it from Ian Kinsler on Monday night. One day after being ejected for throwing a bat in the direction of an umpire, Kinsler homered twice, including a go-ahead two-run shot in the eighth inning,...
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San Francisco Giants

Kemp’s 2-run homer helps carry Padres over Giants, 4-2

SAN DIEGO – Matt Kemp is turning it on just when the San Diego Padresdesperately need his big bat. Kemp hit a two-run homer to help the Padres beat the World Series championSan Francisco Giants 4-2 Monday night and extend their winning streak to a season-high five games. Kemp’s 409-foot drive off 40-year-old Tim Hudson into the sandy play area...
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