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Belt homers, Giants finish sweep of Rays to win 8th straight

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The way the San Francisco Giants are playing lately, even a sloppy defensive performance couldn’t cool off the NL West leaders. Brandon Belt homered and Joe Panik snapped an eighth-inning tie with an RBI single, helping the Giants extend their winning streak to a season-best eight games with Sunday’s 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays....
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Weaver pitches 3-hitter as Angels beat A’s 2-0

OAKLAND, Calif. — Much like teammate Tim Lincecum has discovered, Jered Weaver is realizing that his fastball can still be effective even though it’s no longer the dominant pitch it once was. The Athletics certainly couldn’t handle it on a day when Weaver was nearly unhittable. Weaver bounced back from two rough starts to pitch a three-hitter, and...
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LeBron goes for 41 as Cavs drop Warriors, force Game 7 of Finals

CLEVELAND — From the edge of elimination to the brink of history. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have pushed the NBA Finals to their limit. Game 7 is necessary. James scored 41 points, delivering another magnificent performance with no margin for error, Kyrie Irving added 23 and the Cavs sent the finals packing for California by beating the...
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Colby Lewis loses no-hit bid in 9th as Rangers beat A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — When the ball left Max Muncy‘s bat leading off the ninth inning, Colby Lewis thought it was another fly that would move him one out closer to a no-hitter. Instead the ball kept carrying and glanced off Texas right fielder Nomar Mazara‘s glove as he crashed into the wall for Oakland’s first hit of the...
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Mariners

Lee drives in 3 runs, Mariners beat Rays 6-4 to avoid sweep

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Seattle Mariners finally held onto a lead and won their series finale at Tampa Bay. Dae-Ho Lee drove in three runs, James Paxton went six effective innings and the Mariners avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Rays 6-4 on Thursday. Seattle wasted a four-run lead in Tuesday’s 8-7 loss. The Mariners took a...
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Kyrie Irving, LeBron James each score 41 as Cavs top Warriors to stay alive

OAKLAND, Calif. — Booed every time he touched the ball, LeBron James cut through Golden State’s defense and made layups look easy. Dunks and 3-pointers, so smooth, too. Kyrie Irving also completely had his way with the Warriors. King James and Irving thoroughly overpowered the defending champions from every spot on the floor, and the Cavaliers are...
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San Francisco Giants

Crawford has 3 RBIs to lead Giants in 11-5 win over Brewers

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants got their offense going and were able to make up for Matt Cain‘s tough start in his return from the disabled list. Brandon Crawford drove in three runs and Albert Suarez pitched 3 2/3 solid innings of relief to help the Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-5 on Monday night. “We finally broke out, good...
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Davis homers, drives in 5 and A’s roll over Rangers 14-5

OAKLAND, Calif. – Khris Davis homered and drove in five runs, Marcus Semien and Jake Smolinski each had three hits and the Oakland Athleticspounded first-place Texas 14-5 on Monday night, hours after the Rangers putYu Darvish on the disabled list. The A’s snapped a seven-game losing streak on Sunday, then beat a Texas team that had won eight of its previous 10...
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Belt homers to back Peavy; Giants edge Dodgers 2-1

SAN FRANCISCO – Jake Peavy‘s sore neck, which bothered him for much of the past week, didn’t get any better when he tumbled toward first base in the sixth inning attempting to beat Dodgers leadoff hitter Chase Utley to the bag. It was enough to force the Giants pitcher out of the game three batters later. By...
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Mariners

Hamels reaches 2,000 Ks as Rangers beat Seattle

SEATTLE – Cole Hamels appreciated making a little bit of history on Sunday. He was even happier getting a big win to increase the Texas Rangers‘ division lead. Hamels become the seventh active pitcher to reach 2,000 strikeouts in the Rangers 6-4 win against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. Hamels (6-1) picked up strikeout No. 2,000 in the third...
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