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Jones hits two homers to fuel Pirates over LA

PITTSBURGH — An angry A.J. Burnett outperformed the even angrier Los Angeles Dodgers. Garrett Jones hit two three-run homers, Burnett became the first Pirates pitcher with 15 wins in 13 years, and Pittsburgh avoided a four-game sweep with a 10-6 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday. Jones had a career-high six RBIs, and Pedro...
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San Diego Padres

MLB owners approve Padres sale

DENVER — The O’Malleys are back in the baseball business. Back in Southern California, too, just down the road in San Diego instead of Los Angeles. In a quick vote Thursday, Major League Baseball owners approved the sale of the Padres to a group that includes Kevin and Brian O’Malley, the sons of former...
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Oakland Raiders

Kelly likes what he sees from Raiders defense

NAPA, Calif. — Tommy Kelly needed only one preseason game to become convinced Oakland’s defense is already vastly improved from a year ago. The veteran defensive tackle has fully embraced the changes made by first-year coach Dennis Allen and defensive coordinator Jason Tarver and said he expects the Raiders to have one of the...
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San Francisco Giants

Giants GM shocked by Cabrera ban

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean insists his club has two suspended veteran players who should know better than to use performance-enhancing drugs. A day after outfielder and All-Star game MVP Melky Cabrera received a 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test, Sabean said Thursday he was shocked when he...
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Wenatchee takes WCL series opener

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Despite a rally in the bottom of the ninth, the Corvallis Knights came up short in their only home game of the West Coast League Championship Series, losing to the Wenatchee AppleSox 9-8 on Wednesday night at Goss Stadium. Wenatchee opened up to a 6-1 lead before Corvallis scored four runs...
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San Francisco Giants

Cabrera’s suspension changes race

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants entered Wednesday tied for the NL West lead, but the race shifted dramatically before a pitch was even thrown. Melky Cabrera, the Giants’ All-Star left fielder, is out for the season, and not because he is injured. No, Cabrera has been suspended 50 games without pay...
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Mariners

King Felix delivers first Seattle perfect game

SEATTLE — As he rode down in the crowded elevator wearing a wide grin after watching Felix Hernandez twirl baseball history, Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik felt like having a little fun. He pulled out his cellphone, held it to his ear and listened for a moment. ”No, we’re not trading Felix Hernandez,” Zduriencik...
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Los Angeles LA Dodgers

Team effort puts Dodgers alone in first

PITTSBURGH — The Los Angeles Dodgers used their entire lineup to take over sole possession of first place in the NL West. Clayton Kershaw won his fourth consecutive start, Matt Kemp drove in three runs and the Dodgers won their fourth consecutive game, 9-3 over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. Los Angeles had...
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San Francisco Giants

Strasburg beats Lincecum, wins 14th

SAN FRANCISCO — Stephen Strasburg might be pushing closer to that management-imposed innings limit — whatever the number might be in the mind of the brass. Washington’s ace brushed off questions on the topic, and so did manager Davey Johnson. There are more important matters at hand with the NL East-leading Nationals rolling as...
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West Coast League title series starts Wednesday

The West Coast League Championship series gets started Wednesday night when the Corvallis Knights host the Wenatchee AppleSox in Ga,me 1 at Oregon State University’s Goss Stadium. It’s the third meeting the in the final series between the two. Corvallis won in 2008 and Wenatchee the next year. Overall, the teams have combined for...
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