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Angels move into 1st place in AL West, beat Seattle 10-3

SEATTLE — Despite early struggles, the Los Angeles Angels are sitting where most expected when the All-Star break arrived: On top of the American League West. Just don’t expect the Angels to believe it holds any meaning other than being a benchmark. “It’s just kind of funny listening to a lot of the questions we had...
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LittleLeague

Local Little League Teams Advance to State Playoffs

On July 9th, the 9-10 year old “Klamath Falls All-Stars” little league baseball team defeated Medford 17-13 to win the District 6 Championship. A bracket of their district championship can be found here.  Photo courtesy of KF All-Stars assistant coach Doug Clements Meanwhile in Ashland, the 11-12 year old “KF National” little league baseball team defeated...
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Mariners

Hernandez gets 11th win, Mariners beat Angels 7-2

SEATTLE – Felix Hernandez‘s final start before the All-Star break was up to the standard he’s created for himself in Seattle. His next turn will come in Cincinnati at the All-Star Game and potentially as the American League starter for the second straight year. Hernandez threw seven shutout innings to become the third pitcher with...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Tanaka, Gardner, Figueroa lead Yankees over Athletics 6-2

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders had just finished a 12-inning loss to Syracuse that dragged on for nearly four hours Wednesday night. “I was just like, man, how am I going to make it through this day game tomorrow?” he recalled. “And our trainer kind of chuckled at me.” Then he got called into manager Wade Miley‘s...
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Mariners

Marte hits 1st MLB homer, leads Tigers over Mariners

SEATTLE – Jefry Marte has played more than 700 baseball games in his professional career, but the one game he played Wednesday was all that mattered. Marte, in his first big league start after bouncing around eight years in the minor leagues, got an RBI double for his first hit in the majors and added a...
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San Francisco Giants

DeGrom pitches 8 shutout innings, Mets beat Giants 4-1

SAN FRANCISCO — In a starting rotation filled with top talent, Jacob deGrommay be pitching the best right now. DeGrom allowed two hits over eight scoreless innings, Eric Campbell hit a two-run homer and the New York Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1 Wednesday to win consecutive road series for the first time this season. “I felt good warming up,...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Teixeira homers twice to help Sabathia, Yankees beat A’s 5-4

NEW YORK – Jacoby Ellsbury‘s return from the disabled list gives the Yankees a deeper lineup. Still, manager Joe Girardi knows what really propels New York. All-Star slugger Mark Teixeira homered twice after Scott Kazmir left his start with triceps tightness, and CC Sabathia won for the first time in a month when the Yankees held off the Oakland Athletics 5-4 Wednesday night....
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Oakland Athletics A's

Lawrie homers off Betances in 10th, A’s beat Yankees 4-3

NEW YORK – Brett Lawrie had struck out three times and was one pitch from making it four in a row. In a huge hole against one of baseball’s most imposing pitchers, he guessed breaking ball. And he guessed right. Lawrie hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning on an 0-2 hanger from All-Star reliever Dellin...
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Mariners

Mariners top Tigers in 11 innings on Robinson Cano’s walk-off single

SEATTLE – Robinson Cano lined an RBI single into the right-field corner with one out in the 11th inning, giving the Seattle Mariners a 7-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Cano lined a 2-1 pitch from Detroit left-hander Ian Krol (1-2) that one-hopped off the wall. It was the first walk-off hit for Cano since Aug. 28, 2009, with...
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San Francisco Giants

Cain, Pence power Giants past Mets

SAN FRANCISCO – Matt Cain was more impressed by Hunter Pence‘s defensive gem in the sixth inning than he was with his own winning return to AT&T Park. Pence’s sliding catch that he turned into a double play ended the New York Mets‘ best chance of scoring and helped preserve Cain’s first win in nearly a year. It...
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