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Mariners’ Hisashi Iwakuma silences Orioles for 2015′s 4th no-hitter

SEATTLE — Off the bat, Hisashi Iwakuma believed the slicing fly ball was going to find its way to the outfield grass and end his dream of joining an elite pitching fraternity one out shy. Then he saw Seattle teammate Austin Jackson sprinting with his glove extended in the air, ready to squeeze the final out and put Iwakuma’s name...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Chris Colabello, Justin Smoak homer as Blue Jays cruise to 10th staight win

TORONTO — After winning their 10th straight game, the Toronto Blue Jays are a first-place team. That doesn’t mean they’re satisfied. Toronto surged to the top of the AL East, beating the Oakland Athletics 10-3 Wednesday night behind a pair of three-run homers from Chris Colabello andJustin Smoak. Josh Donaldson had two hits and two RBIs, boosting his ML-leading total to...
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San Francisco Giants

Astros beat Giants 2-0 to end road trip with a win

SAN FRANCISCO — Houston’s lighted spinning disco ball was back in the clubhouse, and so was the fog machine. The two staples of celebration for the AL West-leading Houston Astros didn’t get much use during the team’s longest road trip since the All-Star break. Both were in full effect Wednesday after manager A.J. Hinch’s ballclub ended...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Blue Jays win 9th straight, beat Athletics 4-2

TORONTO – Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison reached a place he hadn’t been in almost three months: the eighth inning. Jose Bautista hit a solo home run, Hutchison pitched seven strong innings and the streaking Blue Jays won their ninth straight game, beating the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Tuesday night. It’s the first time in Blue Jays history they have...
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Mariners

Jackson’s single in 10th gives Mariners 6-5 win over Orioles

SEATTLE – Logan Morrison had a pretty good angle from his vantage point and thought the ball would land fair inside the right-field line. From the dugout, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon didn’t know for sure. Running toward first, Austin Jackson wasn’t certain, either. An emphatic signal by first base umpire Jeff Nelson soon let everyone know Jackson had delivered in...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Valencia powers A’s to 5-4 victory over Astros

OAKLAND, Calif. — His new teammates can only shake their heads. Danny Valencia, acquired off waivers a week ago, continues to impress. Valencia homered in the fourth inning and singled in the winning run in the bottom of a wild ninth to lift the Oakland Athletics past the Houston Astros 5-4 on Sunday. “We got a gift-wrapped present from...
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Mariners

Cruz’s bat, Hernandez’s arm boost Mariners over Rangers

SEATTLE — For all the success Nelson Cruz has enjoyed during his career, the Seattle slugger can’t ever remember a streak like this. Cruz hit his 33rd home run and Felix Hernandez earned his 14th win Sunday, leading the Mariners over the Texas Rangers 4-2. Cruz tied Angels star Mike Trout for most homers in the majors this season. Hernandez (14-6) is...
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San Francisco Giants

Arrieta, Cubs beat Giants 2-0 for 4-game sweep

CHICAGO – Jake Arrieta has been pitching well for a while now. This time, he also contributed with his bat. Arrieta tripled and scored in the second, and then pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning as the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Sunday for a four-game sweep of the defending world champions. Rookies Kris Bryant and Addison Russell each...
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San Francisco Giants

Bumgarner, Tomlinson lead Giants in 6-1 victory over Braves

ATLANTA – Madison Bumgarner loves how the San Francisco Giants have returned to their winning ways with a tough part of the schedule coming up. San Francisco is about to begin a month-long stretch that includes eight series against contending teams. Bumgarner likes his team’s chances. “It’s getting about that time where we start hitting our stride,” he...
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Mariners

McKenry’s homer in the 11th lifts Rockies past Mariners 7-5.

DENVER – Michael McKenry whiffed when he had a chance to be a hero last time. He didn’t miss when he got the chance again. McKenry hit a two-out, two-run homer in the 11th inning and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Seattle Mariners 7-5 on Wednesday. McKenry ended the 4-hour, 7-minute game when he hit Mayckol Guaipe‘s 2-2 curveball...
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