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Keuchel gets early boost, leads Astros over A’s

HOUSTON — In at least one category, Dallas Keuchel is Clayton Kershaw‘s equal. For at least one three-game series, Houston was better than Oakland.   Keuchel pitched a four-hitter and Robbie Grossman homered to cap a six-run first inning that sent the Astros past the Athletics 8-1 Wednesday.   Keuchel (10-7) pitched his fourth complete game of the season,...
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Mariners

Indians Blank Mariners

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ new ace outdueled one of the top pitchers in baseball Wednesday night. Corey Kluber threw a three-hitter to outpitch Felix Hernandez for his first career shutout and Cleveland defeated the Seattle Mariners 2-0. “Obviously, it’s a challenge going up against one of the best pitchers in the game,” Kluber said. “We all look forward to...
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Local Youth Golfer Wins Bob Allard Memorial in Portland

PORTLAND, ORE. (July 29, 2014) – Craig Ronne (Klamath Falls, Ore.) and Kayla Kozak (Bluffton, S.C.) won the Boys and Girls Open Divisions at the 2014 Portland City/Bob Allard Memorial at Rose City Golf Course in Portland, Ore., held Monday and Tuesday, July 28th and 29th. Ronne fired a tournament-low 69 (-3) on Tuesday, finishing with a two-day total...
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Gems Are Blown Away

At Story Field on Thursday night the Gems were blown out by the Cowlitz Black Bears making it nine straight series that have now been lost by the Gems. The 15-4 drubbing saw the Black Bears take a lead in the second inning they would not give up.   Starter for the Gems Jordan...
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Mariners

Iwakuma, Mariners down Indians 5-2

CLEVELAND – Hisashi Iwakuma kept his road record spotless with one minor blemish.   Iwakuma pitched seven strong innings to stay unbeaten in road games since last July, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.   Iwakuma (9-5) improved to 9-0 with a 2.17 ERA in his last 14 road starts, the...
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Oakland Athletics A's

A’s Storm Past Astros In Ninth

HOUSTON – Brandon Moss was having a frustrating night before the ninth inning. Mired in an 0-for-14 rut, Moss turned things around on one pitch. He hit a go-ahead single during a six-run rally in the ninth inning that sent the Oakland Athletics to a 7-4 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Josh Reddick homered for the American League...
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San Francisco Giants

Liriano Pitches Pirates Past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — His left oblique no longer a painful obstacle, Francisco Liriano is starting to look like the dominant pitcher he was for Pittsburgh in 2013.   With the Pirates in the thick of the race in the NL Central, the timing couldn’t be better.   Liriano struck out a season-high 11 in seven innings...
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Walked Off In Ninth

For eight innings the Gems dominated the Cowlitz Black Bears, getting a stellar pitching performance by Kyle Detwiler for six innings, scoring runs when opportunities arose and getting two perfect innings of relief from Michael Hirko but that was the first eight innings. In the ninth the Black Bears strung single after single together...
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Astros Stun A’s

HOUSTON — After scoring six runs in the last four games, Houston’s offense went on a homer spree.   Chris Carter, Jason Castro, Marc Krauss and Matt Dominguez each hit a home run as theHouston Astros snapped a five-game skid with a 7-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.   Carter hit a monstrous three-run shot to center field in...
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San Francisco Giants

Pirates Blank Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Except for about 30 friends and family in the stands, Sacramento nativeVance Worley silenced the announced crowd of 41,794 at AT&T Park with the best performance of his career Monday night. Worley tossed a four-hitter for his first shutout, and the Pittsburgh Pirates poundedMadison Bumgarner early in a 5-0 win over the struggling Giants. “Just...
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