Victoria shuts down Gems to take series

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath Falls Gems were shut out by the Victoria HarbourCats on Sunday, losing 6-0 as Bryan Conant (3-1) pitched a complete game at Kiger Stadium. It marked the second time all season the Gems have been shut out, as they mustered only four hits all afternoon. Voice of the...
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Mariners earn first sweep against Angels

SEATTLE – Hisashi Iwakuma kept his pitches down and the ball in the ballpark. Most of the time. Iwakuma (8-4) allowed a solo home run to Mark Trumbo, but kept the Angels to three runs over seven innings as Seattle completed its first sweep of the season by beating the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 Sunday....
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Colorado Rockies

Cuddyer’s Home Run Derby warm-up helps Rockies past LA

LOS ANGELES – Michael Cuddyer tuned up for his first Home Run Derby with a two-run shot, the kind of boost that he’s been giving Colorado in the first half of the season. Cuddyer also drove in another run to help the Rockies defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 Sunday in the teams’ last game...
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A’s enter All-Star Break with win over Boston

OAKLAND, Calif. – Josh Donaldson performed like an All-Star, though he’ll be spending his break somewhere other than Citi Field New York. Donaldson homered, then blooped an RBI single with two outs in the 11th inning as the Oakland Athletics beat Boston 3-2 Sunday despite a stellar start by Red Sox rookie Brandon Workman. ”I...
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San Diego Padres

Padres bounce back from no-hitter to thump Giants

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres were an angry bunch after getting no-hit by Tim Lincecum on Saturday night and losing for the 18th time in 21 games. Being mad only goes so far, though. The Padres found their long-lost hitting and pitching and rebounded by routing Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants...
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Blazers introduce new players

PORTLAND, Ore. – Robin Lopez vows to help the Portland Trail Blazers with something the team missed last season: defensive stops. The 7-foot-center acquired by the Blazers in a three-team trade with New Orleans and Sacramento was introduced to his new team on Thursday. The Blazers lacked a real center last season, instead using forward...
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Los Angeles LA Dodgers

Dodgers down Rox, move above .500

LOS ANGELES – Mark Ellis, like the rest of the Dodgers hitters, is feeling good at the plate. Good enough to bat cleanup? “We should probably drop Hanley (Ramirez) down a little bit,” Ellis joked after driving in a season-high-tying four runs in Los Angeles’ 6-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night, the...
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Seattle releases WR Martin, claims Nelson

RENTON, Wash. – Wide receiver Charly Martin has been released by the Seattle Seahawks, who also claimed long snapper Kyle Nelson off waivers. The Seahawks made the roster moves on Thursday, two weeks before the start of training camp.
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San Francisco Giants

Bumgarner starts slowly, but Giants win

SAN DIEGO – Madison Bumgarner struggled in the first inning, allowing two runs on three hits. Then he retired 15 straight batters, keeping the San Diego Padres off-balance and giving his San Francisco Giants a chance to catch up. Bumgarner, a first-time All-Star, allowed just four hits in seven innings, and Pablo Sandoval hit his...
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Red Sox rally again to beat Seattle

SEATTLE – This time, it wasn’t David Ortiz, Mike Napoli, Dustin Pedroia or any of Boston’s other big sluggers at the center of a Red Sox rally. Try Brock Holt, Jose Iglesias, Daniel Nava and a reliever in Steven Wright making just his second major league appearance as the reason Boston was able to get...
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