Sports

San Francisco Giants

Arrieta pitches, Schwarber hits Cubs past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – Kyle Schwarber, Miguel Montero and Starlin Castro all hit home runs in support of another solid outing from Jake Arrieta, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 8-5 Tuesday night for their sixth straight win. Schwarber’s towering, three-run homer in the third set the tone for the Cubs, who have won 21 of 25 games to pull 7 1/2...
Keep Reading »
Oakland Athletics A's

A’s score 7 in seventh to beat Rays 8-2

OAKLAND, Calif. – Sean Doolittle‘s first appearance in nearly three months didn’t go very well. Fresh off the disabled list, the Athletics closer lasted just five batters and let a late one-run lead slip away. Eric Sogard and Mark Canha made it a moot point and saved Oakland’s bullpen from yet another meltdown. Sogard hit a tiebreaking two-run...
Keep Reading »
Mariners

Cano homers as Mariners beat White Sox 8-6

SEATTLE — This time around, the Seattle Mariners didn’t let their lead slip away. Almost, but not quite. Robinson Cano had a two-run homer and Nelson Cruz doubled in two runs to help the Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 8-6 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. “Like I told the guys in the dugout, it’s good to end it...
Keep Reading »
San Francisco Giants

McCutchen homers, Pirates top Giants 5-2

PITTSBURGH — Clint Hurdle doesn’t dwell on things. What’s next is what’s important, a mantra the Pittsburgh Pirates manager has pounded home repeatedly since the day he arrived in 2010. More than four years later, it has become fully ingrained on a team that just keeps rolling along. Andrew McCutchen hit his 19th homer and Pedro Alvarez made up...
Keep Reading »
San Francisco Giants

Morton, Walker lead Pirates over Giants

PITTSBURGH – Neil Walker was more impressed by his team’s starting pitcher than his home run. Charlie Morton combined with two relievers on a six-hitter and Walker hit a two-run home run to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the San Francisco Giants4-0 on Thursday night. Morton (8-4) scattered four hits over 6 2/3 innings while striking out eight and walking...
Keep Reading »
Oakland Athletics A's

Athletics hold off Dodgers 5-2 for 2-game interleague sweep

OAKLAND, Calif. – Jesse Chavez‘s record hardly tells the story of his season and first year as a full-time starter. In a rare outing when he was rewarded with enough run support, the right-hander struck out six over eight innings to win for just the second time in six starts, and the Oakland Athletics beat the National...
Keep Reading »
Mariners

Holland returns as homer-happy Rangers beat Mariners 7-2

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers‘ chances of contending for a postseason berth will improve if Derek Holland delivers more pitching performances like Wednesday’s. Holland won in his return from a four-month stint on the disabled list, and Texas hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning as the Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 7-2. The Rangers completed a...
Keep Reading »
San Francisco Giants

Molina’s homer pushes Cardinals past Giants 4-3

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny guessed right battingYadier Molina cleanup for the first time all season. Molina capped an impressive game with his 100th career homer in the bottom of the eighth that snapped a tie in a 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night. “Good timing,” Molina said, encapsulating the day. “I got...
Keep Reading »
Mariners

Iwakuma follows no-hitter with 3-2 win for Mariners

ARLINGTON, Texas — With a chance at history out of the way early, Hisashi Iwakuma settled in and continued his recent mastery of the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. Iwakuma (5-2) followed his no-hitter by limiting the Rangers to two runs and five hits over seven innings as the Seattle Mariners won 3-2. He gave up a hit to Texas’...
Keep Reading »
Oakland Athletics A's

A’s edge Dodgers 5-4 in 10

OAKLAND, Calif. – Clayton Kershaw wasn’t as sharp as he had been for the better part of the past two months. The Los Angeles Dodgers‘ ace even lost his temper early on when he angrily threw a ball into his own dugout. That was nothing compared to the meltdown by the Dodgers’ bullpen. Pedro Baez blew a three-run...
Keep Reading »