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Wenatchee wins WCL East Division series

WENATCHEE, Wash. — After losing game one, the Wenatchee AppleSox won the final two in their best-of-three series with Bellingham to qualify for the West Coast League Championship Series. Wenatchee followed its 4-1 win Sunday with a 6-3 victory Monday night. The AppleSox now face the Corvallis Knights in the opening game of the...
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San Diego Chargers

Mathews targets season opener

SAN DIEGO — Running back Ryan Mathews is targeting the Chargers’ Sept. 10 season opener against the Oakland Raiders for his return from a broken collarbone suffered in San Diego’s first preseason game. ”I think I heal pretty fast, so I think I’ll be good in time to play against the Raiders,” Mathews said....
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San Francisco Giants

Nats hammer Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Gio Gonzalez makes friends easily, and he showed why on Monday night after the Washington Nationals’ blowout victory over the San Francisco Giants. Before he discussed anything he did on the mound, Gonzalez took time to acknowledge the run support his teammates gave him. Kurt Suzuki drove in four runs, Danny...
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Mariners

Rays win seventh straight over Mariners

SEATTLE — In the ninth inning, Tampa Bay catcher Jose Molina broke for second base and, despite a careening slide, was safe. It was his second steal of the year and 14th in 13 major league seasons. When it’s going right, it’s going right. B.J. Upton hit a two-run homer and Alex Cobb pitched...
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Oakland Raiders

Raiders’ McFadden sharp in return

OAKLAND, Calif. — Darren McFadden needed one series to show he’s in midseason form for Oakland following a foot injury that cut his last season short. Most of the rest of the first-team offensive players for the Raiders and Dallas Cowboys need plenty of work to get back to that level. McFadden picked up...
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Victorino leads Dodgers past Pirates

PITTSBURGH — No matter the uniform, Shane Victorino can depend on one thing: rocking the Pittsburgh Pirates. The newly acquired outfielder hit his first homer in Dodger blue and drove in three runs to lift Los Angeles to a 5-4 victory on Monday night. Picked up from Philadelphia at the trade deadline to give...
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Perrish Cox pushing to make 49ers roster

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Perrish Cox is quickly making up for lost time and a lost season this summer with the San Francisco 49ers. After sitting out last year with legal problems, Cox is pushing to make the roster and earn playing time in a competitive secondary after joining the 49ers in March. Cox...
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Corvallis into WCL championship

The Corvallis Knights are into the West Coast League championship series with a sweep of Cowlitz in the West Division playoffs. Corvallis won the first two games 3-1 and 3-0 and now await the winner of tonight’s east division game three. Bellingham defeated Wenatchee 1-0 before a 4-1 loss in game two. The finale...
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49ers attract big crowd for Fan Fest

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco 49ers might have attracted more fans to their practice Sunday afternoon at Candlestick Park than they did to their preseason opener 48 hours before. Team officials estimated a crowd of 32,000 attended San Francisco’s Fan Fest, a five-hour event that concluded with a practice session on the team’s...
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San Francisco Giants

Pence’s homer powers Giants past Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO — Hunter Pence came through in a big way, erasing a slow start with his new team with one swing of the bat. Pence hit a three-run homer during a five-run rally in the eighth inning that lifted the San Francisco Giants over the Colorado Rockies 9-6 on Sunday. ”He hit the...
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