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Davis homers twice, Crisp goes deep as A’s beat Rangers 6-4

ARLINGTON, Texas – Coco Crisp and Khris Davis got Oakland off to a quick start against Yu Darvish. Then came their big blows against a hard-throwing reliever to clinch the fourth series in a row for the Athletics. Crisp and Davis both hit two-run homers in the eighth off Matt Bush and the A’s beat the AL West-leading Texas Rangers 6-4 on Wednesday...
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San Francisco Giants

Cain hits better than he pitches as Giants beat Reds 9-7

SAN FRANCISCO – Matt Cain‘s first win in more than two months didn’t come easily and it certainly wasn’t enough to put to rest concerns about the back end of the Giants’ rotation. Hitting a three-run homer, though, had the three-time All-Star and former staff ace feeling a lot better about things. More importantly, it...
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Mariners

Hernandez overcomes shaky start, Mariners top Pirates 7-4

PITTSBURGH — The strained right calf that sidelined Felix Hernandez for a third of the season is healed. That doesn’t mean the ace is all better, and he knows it. It will take time for the 2010 AL Cy Young Award winner to regain his form, yet there’s a grit that he showed in...
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Gray area: 8 Ks, 1 bad inning as A’s win 6-3 at Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — When Bob Melvin went to the mound in the fifth inning, he wasn’t going to take Sonny Gray out of the game. The Oakland Athleticsmanager had a reminder with a pep talk. “You’ve got to remind him who Sonny Gray is,” Melvin said. “Sonny Gray is one of the best pitchers in the American...
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Beltre hits 2nd HR in 9th, rallies Rangers past A’s 7-6

ARLINGTON, Texas — Adrian Beltre got the fastball he wanted. Beltre’s second home run of the game was a two-run shot on the first pitch from Ryan Madson with two outs in the ninth inning, and it rallied the Texas Rangers past the Oakland Athletics 7-6 Monday night for their third straight win. “He’s...
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San Francisco Giants

Bruce homers twice to power Reds past Giants 7-5

SAN FRANCISCO — With the trade deadline less than a week away, Jay Bruceisn’t sure how much longer he’ll be in Cincinnati. If he does wind up with another team — Bruce has been the topic of trade speculation — the veteran outfielder is ending his run with the Reds on a memorable note. Bruce...
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San Francisco Giants

Eovaldi, Yanks top Giants 5-2, but too late to stop trades?

NEW YORK – Aroldis Chapman and the rest of the New York Yankees dressed in their Sunday best for a flight to Houston following a 5-2 win over the San Francisco Giants that completed a 6-4 homestand. Who returns in 10 days is unclear. New York was discussing a trade that would send Chapman to the Chicago Cubsas part of a...
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Mariners

Happ gets career-high 13th win, Blue Jays beat Mariners 2-0

TORONTO — In the 99th game of the season, Toronto’s J.A. Happ reached a career high in wins. Happ and three relievers combined on a one-hitter, Edwin Encarnacion hit a solo home run and the Blue Jays beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Sunday, avoiding a three-game sweep. Happ (13-3) won his seventh straight...
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Butler home run in 8th helps A’s complete sweep of Rays

OAKLAND, Calif. — With a little more playing time these past few days, Athletics slugger Billy Butler is finally getting comfortable at the plate — even in a rare appearance against a right-hander. It might not be enough to get him out of a part-time role in Oakland. Still, it’s a step in the...
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Tim Beckham leads Rays to 7-3 victory over Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. — Getting the chance to play first base for the first time, Tim Beckham figured he might as well hit like a slugging first baseman instead of a middle infielder. Beckham made the most of his emergency position switch by hitting a homer and sparking a four-run inning with his eighth straight...
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