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Holland returns as homer-happy Rangers beat Mariners 7-2

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers‘ chances of contending for a postseason berth will improve if Derek Holland delivers more pitching performances like Wednesday’s. Holland won in his return from a four-month stint on the disabled list, and Texas hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning as the Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 7-2. The Rangers completed a...
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San Francisco Giants

Molina’s homer pushes Cardinals past Giants 4-3

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny guessed right battingYadier Molina cleanup for the first time all season. Molina capped an impressive game with his 100th career homer in the bottom of the eighth that snapped a tie in a 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night. “Good timing,” Molina said, encapsulating the day. “I got...
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Mariners

Iwakuma follows no-hitter with 3-2 win for Mariners

ARLINGTON, Texas — With a chance at history out of the way early, Hisashi Iwakuma settled in and continued his recent mastery of the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. Iwakuma (5-2) followed his no-hitter by limiting the Rangers to two runs and five hits over seven innings as the Seattle Mariners won 3-2. He gave up a hit to Texas’...
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Oakland Athletics A's

A’s edge Dodgers 5-4 in 10

OAKLAND, Calif. – Clayton Kershaw wasn’t as sharp as he had been for the better part of the past two months. The Los Angeles Dodgers‘ ace even lost his temper early on when he angrily threw a ball into his own dugout. That was nothing compared to the meltdown by the Dodgers’ bullpen. Pedro Baez blew a three-run...
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San Francisco Giants

Vogelsong, Bumgarner help Giants beat Cardinals 2-0

ST. LOUIS — The San Francisco Giants got a rally-starting at-bat from an unusual source. The bad news: No doubt Madison Bumgarner might be picking up a bat more often whenever the team needs a little kick. “Yeah, now we’ve got to hear it from him for a few days, saying how easy that was,” manager Bruce Bochy...
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San Francisco Giants

Piscotty scores go-ahead run, Cardinals beat Giants 2-1

ST. LOUIS — This time, the San Francisco Giants saw the real Michael Wacha. The St. Louis Cardinals right-hander insisted last year’s NL championship series failure was absolutely not on his mind preparing to face the Giants for the first time this season. “I mean, everyone seems to make it out like I was going out for vengeance or...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Clevenger hits 3-run homer to lead Orioles past A’s 4-2

BALTIMORE — With catcher Matt Wieters out with an injury, Steve Clevenger is taking full advantage of his opportunity with the Baltimore Orioles. Clevenger hit a three-run homer, Chris Tillman won his seventh straight decision and Baltimore completed a four-game sweep of the Oakland Athleticswith a 4-2 victory Monday night. Clevenger, who was called up Friday from Triple-A Norfolk, got his first...
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Mariners

Rodney walks in winning run as Rangers top Mariners 4-3

ARLINGTON, Texas – Fernando Rodney walked Adrian Beltre with one out in the ninth inning to force in winning run and give Texas a 4-3 win over theSeattle Mariners on Monday night for the Rangers’ fifth straight win. The Rangers have won eight consecutive home games and are three games over .500 for the first time since June 23....
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San Francisco Giants

Vogelsong outduels Strasburg as Giants beat Nationals 3-1

SAN FRANCISCO — When fresh and well-rested, San Francisco’s bullpen can be downright dominant. The relievers have played a huge part in the club’s three World Series championships over the past five seasons, too. That group was on display to follow up Ryan Vogelsong, who settled in afterYunel Escobar hit the game’s first pitch for a...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Mark Buehrle helps Blue Jays make it 11 straight with sweep of A’s

TORONTO — When the Toronto Blue Jays welcome the New York Yankees to town on Friday night, they’ll send ace David Price to the mound in search of a franchise-record 12th straight win. Are they confident? You bet. The surging Blue Jays have that in abundance right now. Toronto won its 11th straight game Thursday, beating the Oakland Athletics 4-2 behind Mark Buehrle‘s...
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