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Martin hits 2 HRs, drive in 11th lifts Mariners over Chisox

SEATTLE — On the day Felix Hernandez returned to the mound, Leonys Martin gave the Seattle Mariners the biggest boost. Martin hit his second home run of the game, a solo shot with one out in the 11th inning that sent Seattle over the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on Wednesday. “Every time you win a ballgame, it’s good no matter how you...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Fister, Altuve, spark Astros in 7-0 win over A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. – Doug Fister and catcher Jason Castro came up with a game plan before beating the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday, and it wasn’t complicated. “We’re going to attack these guys,” the right-hander said. The strategy worked to perfection, as Fister pitched seven strong innings andJose Altuve continued his torrid hitting as the Houston Astros defeated the A’s 7-0. Fister (10-6) struck...
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San Francisco Giants

Ortiz hits 3-run homer, Boston beats San Francisco 4-0

BOSTON — Back home and rested, David Ortiz isn’t ready to look at the second half of the season as the final stretch just yet. Ortiz drove a three-run homer deep into the seats in right field and Rick Porcello remained unbeaten at home as the Boston Red Sox beat the struggling San Francisco...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Athletics rally from 3 down to beat Astros 4-3 in 10

OAKLAND, Calif. — Marcus Semien rounded third base on Josh Reddick’s 10th-inning infield single, and Reddick’s first thought was disbelief. Then Semien slid home for the game-ending run not long after Oakland wasted a big opportunity in the ninth. Semien scored from second base on Reddick’s two-out infield single to lift the A’s to...
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Mariners

Cabrera, Frazier homer as White Sox beat Mariners 6-1

SEATTLE — Melky Cabrera’s home run gave Chicago the lead. Todd Frazier’s shot in the ninth gave the White Sox a much needed opportunity to relax. Cabrera hit a tie-breaking homer leading off the seventh inning, Frazier added a two-run shot in the ninth and the White Sox snapped a five-game losing streak with...
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Mariners

Lind’s pinch-hit homer in 9th lifts Seattle past White Sox

SEATTLE — One swing by Mariners pinch-hitter Adam Lind erased a masterful performance by White Sox ace Chris Sale, who could only watch from the dugout. Lind hit a three-run homer off closer David Robertson in the ninth inning to give Seattle an improbable 4-3 comeback victory on Monday night and hand Chicago its...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Graveman wins 5th straight to pace Athletics past Astros 7-4

OAKLAND, Calif. — With three wins in four games since the All-Star break against two of the hottest teams in the majors, the Athletics are building some momentum. They’ve still got quite a ways to go to dig themselves out of the cellar in the AL West. Still, it’s as good a streak as...
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Mariners

Altuve, McHugh pace Astros past Mariners

SEATTLE — One day after an ill-advised bunt attempt in a losing effort, Jose Altuve returned to what he does best. Altuve homered among his four hits and drove in three runs, Collin McHugh escaped a pair of bases-loaded jams to pitch six scoreless innings, and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 8-1...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Donaldson’s hit in 9th helps Blue Jays avoid sweep by A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — Two days after striking out on an unexpected two-seam fastball from John Axford, Toronto slugger Josh Donaldson had a much better view of things when he faced the Oakland Athletics’ reliever again. This time Donaldson didn’t get fooled and prevented the Blue Jays from getting swept in their first series coming...
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San Francisco Giants

Jackson takes no-no into 7th, Padres win 5-3 to sweep Giants

SAN DIEGO — After 7,582 games since 1969, the San Diego Padres still don’t have a no-hitter. Edwin Jackson, of all pitchers, was the latest to try to pitch an elusive gem — in his Padres debut, no less. Jackson held San Francisco hitless until Conor Gillaspie‘s three-run homer with one out in the seventh inning, and...
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