San Francisco Giants

Giants avoid sweep with 5-2 win

SAN FRANCISCO – A.J. Griffin knows plenty about Barry Zito’s pitching pedigree, like that AL Cy Young Award the left-hander won while with Oakland in 2002. Zito hung in there against his former club to outdo Griffin, and the Athletics missed on a chance to sweep the reigning World Series champions in a 5-2 loss...
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Angels’ Vargas finishes May undefeated with win over Dodgers

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Los Angeles Angels are ignoring the standings and just focusing on playing the game. That attitude has helped them put together their best stretch of the season. Jason Vargas completed an undefeated May with seven sharp innings, Howie Kendrick doubled twice and scored three runs, and the Angels beat the Dodgers...
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Gems season starts Friday

The Klamath Falls Gems open the 2013 season at the Medford Rogues on Friday before the same match-up will be held at Kiger Stadium in Klamath Falls on Saturday. The Rogues are one of two West Coast League expansion teams this year, joining Victoria, British Columbia. The Gems start their third season in the...
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San Diego Padres

Venable’s walk-off takes Padres past Mariners

SAN DIEGO – Eric Stults had nothing to show for his best start of the season, though it was just what his team needed. The San Diego Padres starting pitcher couldn’t have been happier after Will Venable drove home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2...
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Halos’ Weaver sharp in return from DL

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Jered Weaver quickly shook off the rust, striking out the first two batters he faced to start his first game in nearly eight weeks. The right-hander pitched six strong innings and Mark Trumbo hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the fifth inning, giving the Los Angeles Angels a 4-3 win over the...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Milone outpitches Lincecum as A’s beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – Oakland manager Bob Melvin leaned back in his clubhouse chair and exhaled – on the winning side of the Bay Bridge Series rivalry 3 hours, 43 minutes of intense baseball later. Tommy Milone won his second straight decision following a five-start skid, pinch-hitter Nate Freiman had a two-run single, and the Athletics...
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Gold Cup Trophy

April Student-Athletes of the Month announced

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – During Wednesday’s Goofing Around at Lunch Forum, 960 the Sports Legend announced the Student-Athletes of the Month for April 2013. Henley’s Tara Moates and Bonanza’s Ryan Stewart were selected and will receive a certificate and an invitation to appear on the Basin’s live, local sports talk show, Goofing Around...
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Henley advances to state baseball title game

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Drew Seater’s RBI single in the bottom of the fifth inning helped the Henley Hornets to a 2-1 win over Sisters (26-3) in the state semifinals. Henley junior Drew Seater The loss was Sisters’ first in 25 games, while Henley won its ninth straight. The Hornets (24-5) will face Newport...
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Los Angeles LA Dodgers

Ryu two-hitter lifts Dodgers

LOS ANGELES – Hyun-Jin Ryu dazzled in earning his first complete game in the major leagues, pitching a two-hitter in which the left-hander changed speeds and worked both sides of the plate with ease. ”He’s a superstar,” Dodgers All-Star slugger Matt Kemp said. ”He kept some great hitters off-balance.” Helped by Luis Cruz’s first homer...
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Volquez throws longest outing as Padres beat Seattle

SEATTLE – When Edinson Volquez is at his best, it’s more than just his fastball and change-up that he can consistently throw for strikes. Volquez’s curveball has to be effective and it was on Tuesday night. ”That’s as good a hook as he’s had all year,” San Diego manager Bud Black said.
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