Sports

Mariners

Cruz homers after Verlander, Felix duel; Mariners top Tigers

SEATTLE – Felix Hernandez and Justin Verlander couldn’t settle things Wednesday night, so slugger Nelson Cruz decided the outcome with his bat. Cruz hit his 28th homer in the eighth inning after Hernandez and Verlander dueled through the first seven, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers3-1 to complete a three-game sweep. Cruz hit a 1-1 pitch from Justin Wilson (2-4) over the batter’s...
Keep Reading »
San Francisco Giants

Crawford’s HR helps Giants take series by beating Miami 1-0

MIAMI — Two days after Brandon Crawford battered the Miami Marlins with seven hits, he beat them with one swing. Crawford homered in the fourth inning and the San Francisco Giants won a series for the first time since the All-Star break, beating Miami 1-0 Wednesday. Crawford’s seven hits in the opener of the three-game set tied an NL record....
Keep Reading »
Oakland Athletics A's

A’s win 1-0 to knock Orioles out of first place

OAKLAND, Calif. – Ross Detwiler knows it will take more than one strong outing for people to take him seriously again as a starting pitcher. Eight scoreless innings in his Oakland Athletics debut is certainly a good place to start, and far more than what manager Bob Melvin hoped for from his new left-hander. Detwiler and John Axford combined on...
Keep Reading »
Mariners

Seager, Zunino rally Mariners past Tigers 6-5 in 15 innings

SEATTLE – Mike Zunino got the pitch he expected from Detroit Tigers closerFrancisco Rodriguez and didn’t waste the opportunity. Kyle Seager had two key hits that tied the score, Zunino lofted a game-winning sacrifice fly and the Seattle Mariners rallied twice to beat Detroit 6-5 in 15 innings Tuesday night for their season-high fifth straight victory. “He’s got great stuff,” Zunino said....
Keep Reading »
Oakland Athletics A's

Smolinski, Neal help A’s win second straight over Orioles

OAKLAND, Calif. – Oakland Athletics middle reliever Liam Hendriks pumped his fist and did a little spin as he came off the mound after striking outBaltimore Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo to end the seventh inning. Ryan Madson wasn’t as demonstrative but was equally pumped up after gettingChris Davis to strike out looking to end the game with the tying run on first base....
Keep Reading »
San Francisco Giants

Koehler pitches 7 innings, Marlins win 2-0 against Giants

MIAMI – Tom Koehler continued his impressive second half with another sharp outing. Koehler pitched seven innings to help the Miami Marlins to a 2-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. “He’s basically been our best pitcher for the last month,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. Koehler (9-8) allowed two hits and three walks. He struck out...
Keep Reading »
San Francisco Giants

Brandon Crawford first in 41 years with 7 hits as Giants win in 14

MIAMI — Brandon Crawford was a big hit Monday night. Seven of them, to be exact. Crawford became the first major leaguer in 41 years to get seven hits in a game, finally putting the San Francisco Giants ahead to stay with an RBI single in the 14th inning of an 8-7 victory over...
Keep Reading »
Mariners

Iwakuma tosses gem; Mariners beat Fulmer, Tigers 3-0

SEATTLE — Despite some early struggles, Hisashi Iwakuma continued his roll on the mound and with it advanced the suddenly improving hopes of the Seattle Mariners getting back into the postseason conversation. Those struggles were just a minor blip for Iwakuma on his way to another masterful performance, throwing seven strong innings in Seattle’s...
Keep Reading »
Oakland Athletics A's

A’s beat Orioles 3-2 to drop Baltimore into first-place tie

OAKLAND, Calif. — It took about four months, along with injuries to some key starters, for Kendall Graveman to evolve from a pitcher at the back end of the Athletics’ rotation to the anchor of manager Bob Melvin’s staff. He certainly looked the part against one of the best-hitting teams in baseball, relying heavily...
Keep Reading »
San Francisco Giants

Roark, Nationals bullpen outduel Bumgarner, edge Giants

WASHINGTON – Stephen Strasburg and Max Scherzer may headline the Nationals’ starting rotation, but Tanner Roark is proving to be pretty reliable. Roark and the Washington bullpen outdueled Madison Bumgarner as the Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Sunday in a matchup of NL division leaders. Roark (12-6) gave up five hits in seven innings and won for the sixth time in his...
Keep Reading »



Multimedia