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All-Star Arenado’s 3-run homer lifts Rockies past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — The dependable bullpen that has been such a key part of San Francisco’s even-year championship success this decade is showing its flaws. And manager Bruce Bochy plans to address it soon in a meeting with his coaches to make sure things are all lined up for a strong second half and...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Milone, Twins power past A’s in rain-delayed 11-4 victory

MINNEAPOLIS — Neither the Minnesota Twins nor the Oakland Athletics wanted a postponement, despite a severe thunderstorm that delayed the first pitch by 2 hours and 42 minutes and left the ballpark largely empty. The long wait was well worth it for Tommy Milone and Twins. Kennys Vargas, Max Kepler and Miguel Sano hit...
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Wetzler

Former Tech Standout to Join Hustlin’ Owls Coaching Staff

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – First year head coach Justin Parnell announced that former Hustlin’ Owls standout Josh Wetzler will join the Oregon Tech men’s basketball coaching staff beginning the 2016-17 season. Wetzler, who will also join the University Development team at Oregon Tech in Klamath Falls as a Program Manager, teams up with Coach...
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San Francisco Giants

Bumgarner pitches Giants to win and swings the bat, too

OAKLAND, Calif. — Madison Bumgarner is all for his bat starting rallies that help the San Francisco Giants win. Especially in this case, when they were staring at the possibility of a sweep in the Bay Bridge Series. Bumgarner pitched into the seventh to snap a two-start skid and also batted in an AL...
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Mariners

Hyun Soo Kim hits Orioles’ record-setting 56th June HR in loss to M’s

SEATTLE — For much of the season, the Mariners were not quite sure what to expect from Taijuan Walker. After the hard-throwing right-hander held the Baltimore Orioles to just four hits over his 6 1/3 innings in the Mariners’ 5-3 victory Thursday night, manager Scott Servais has a better idea. “That’s the guy,” Servais...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Lowrie, Alonso homer to lead Athletics past Giants 7-1

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Bay Bridge series has brought out the best of theOakland Athletics and the worst of the San Francisco Giants. Jed Lowrie and Yonder Alonso each hit two-run homers and the A’s took advantage of sloppy play from the Giants to win their third straight game in the series, 7-1 on Wednesday night. “We always have...
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Mariners

Sean Rodriguez drives in 4 as Pirates beat Mariners 8-1

SEATTLE — Clint Hurdle speaks with great appreciation for what Sean Rodriguez brings defensively, playing wherever Pittsburgh needs him to be in the field. It was his bat, though, that carried the Pirates on Wednesday night. “He’s as good a defender as I’ve run across wherever you put him. … He’s a gifted defender...
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Mariners

Nelson Cruz hits 20th homer, Seattle beats Pittsburgh 5-2

SEATTLE — Nelson Cruz reached another home run milestone, this time with a shot that left no doubt where it was going to land. “I thought it might be out of the stadium from the angle I was sitting,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. Cruz hit his 20th home run of the season, Robinson...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Smolinski’s 3-run pinch-hit HR leads A’s past Giants 13-11

SAN FRANCISCO — After nearly 4 hours and more than 350 pitches in a topsy-turvy game that featured nearly as may momentum swings as big hits, Oakland closer Ryan Madson said the only games he enjoyed more in his career were when he won a championship. This game might have lacked the stakes of October baseball...
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San Francisco Giants

Mengden gets all the run support for first big league win

SAN FRANCISCO — Rookie Daniel Mengden, with that quirky double-pump delivery and old-school handlebar mustache, thought his first major league win might come sooner than this as well as he had pitched so far. He got promoted to the big leagues June 11, far sooner than expected — after just 43 outings in the...
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