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Cubs outlast Giants 2-0 in rain-shortened game

CHICAGO — The San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs played 4 1/2 innings in 6 hours, 9 minutes. And when the game was finally called early Wednesday morning, they still hoped to play some more.   An unplayable field following a downpour led to the game being called off at 1:16 a.m. The teams had played just...
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Williams, Blanco push Phillies past Mariners

PHILADELPHIA — Maybe Jerome Williams just needed a new catcher.   Williams took a three-hitter into the eighth inning, Andres Blanco hit his first homer in three years, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 in an interleague game Monday night.   Making his second start since joining the Phillies, Williams (1-0) allowed one run and three hits in seven-plus...
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San Francisco 49ers’ projected roster

Examining the San Francisco 49ers‘ roster:  QUARTERBACKS (2)  Colin Kaepernick Blaine Gabbert Because of heavy competition elsewhere, the 49ers likely will only carry two quarterbacks. They finished last season that way.  RUNNING BACKS (5)  Frank Gore Carlos Hyde Bruce Miller LaMichael James Jewel Hampton The fact that the 49ers drafted Hyde in the second round...
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Seattle Seahawks’ projected roster

Examining the Seattle Seahawks‘ roster:  QUARTERBACKS (3)  Russell Wilson Tarvaris Jackson Terrelle Pryor Pryor certainly didn’t hurt his chances with an impressive 44-yard TD run in the second half of the 41-14 victory over the Chargers Friday night. But the jury still is out on Pryor’s passing skills. He was 1-of-4 for 10 yards. Jackson...
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Mariners

Mariners maul Tigers, move ahead in AL wild-card race

DETROIT — Lloyd McClendon was upset after he was thrown out by umpire Tony Randazzo for the second straight game. At least this time it came in a victory for his Seattle Mariners. Chris Young pitched six shutout innings and Seattle beat Detroit 8-1 Sunday, winning the weekend series and moving back ahead of the Tigers...
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Morse paces Giants to 5-2 win over Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO — A little bit of patience has led to a lot of confidence for Michael Morse, who finished the three-game series with Philadelphia reaching base in nine straight plate appearances.   Morse got three hits and scored twice as the San Francisco Giants won consecutive home games for the first time in over two months,...
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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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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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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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