Angels blast Cubs behind five HRs

CHICAGO – It took them nearly up until the All-Star break, but Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton finally went back-to-back. The Los Angeles Angels sluggers connected in the fifth inning of a 13-2 rout of the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night – the first time Pujols and Hamilton homered in consecutive at-bats this season. After...
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Raiders’ Maiava charged with assault

HONOLULU – Linebacker Kaluka Maiava is charged with assaulting two men during a brawl at a Maui bar, days after signing with the Oakland Raiders. Maiava, 27, and his brother Ilima Maiava, 30, are charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and fourth-degree criminal property damage, a petty misdemeanor, said Maui Prosecuting Attorney John Kim. They’re...
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Wheeler, Mets complete Giants sweep

SAN FRANCISCO – Zack Wheeler used to have long talks with Sergio Romo when they were teammates in the Giants organization, and the young pitcher is good pals with Mike Kickham. None of that mattered when Wheeler took the mound at AT&T Park for the first time. He just wanted to pitch well. Wheeler threw...
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Ortiz becomes all-time best DH hitter as Boston beats M’s

SEATTLE – As a younger player, Harold Baines and Edgar Martinez were among the hitters David Ortiz looked up to as examples. So it’s not lost on Ortiz that he has now passed both to become baseball’s all-time leader in hits as a designated hitter. ”Wonderful hitters and when I first came up watching those...
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Liriano leads Pirates past A’s

PITTSBURGH – Francisco Liriano doesn’t like to think about what might have been. At the moment, the present is so sweet there’s no use focusing on the past. The veteran left-hander’s renaissance hit a new high in Pittsburgh’s 5-0 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. Liriano (9-3) scattered four hits over seven innings,...
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HRs in 14th lift Dodgers past D-backs

PHOENIX – The Dodgers were going to head back to Los Angeles from a successful road trip regardless of what happened in their series finale against Arizona. To close it out with a dramatic comeback and complete a three-game sweep, they couldn’t have scripted it any better. Hanley Ramirez and A.J. Ellis hit consecutive homers...
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Basin Little League teams claim district championships

Two local Little League baseball teams are off to state tournaments later this month. The Klamath Falls Little League American 9-10-year-old team and 11-12-year-old team each won the District 6 championship last weekend. The older team will play in the state tournament in Medford starting Saturday, while the younger squad heads to Salem on...
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Gems follow-up team run record with shutout win

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Adam Daymude celebrated his first game with the Klamath Falls Gems by going 2 for 3 with two RBI as the Gems defeated Medford 8-0 to take both games against the Rogues. Voice of the Gems Mike Coleman recaps the Gems shutout win over Medford Peter Maris, Cameron Newell and Cody...
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Niners sign first-round pick Reid

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The San Francisco 49ers have signed first-round pick Eric Reid to a four-year contract. With Tuesday’s announcement, San Francisco has all 11 of its draft picks signed. The former LSU safety had actually tweeted a photo from Instagram of him signing a contract last week.
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Nolasco strong, Dodgers beat D-backs

PHOENIX – Ricky Nolasco looked right at home in Dodger blue. The right-hander made a sparkling debut for surging Los Angeles on Tuesday night, limiting Arizona to four hits in seven innings in a 6-1 victory, the Dodgers’ 14th win in 17 games. “I was pretty pumped up,” Nolasco said. “I haven’t been that locked...
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