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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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Royals Eric Hosmer, Salvador Perez homer, give AL home field for Series

SAN DIEGO – Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez made sure the Kansas City Royals will start at home, sweet home if they get a chance to defend their World Series title. The Royals duo homered off former Kansas City teammate Johnny Cueto during a six-pitch span in the second inning of Tuesday’s All-Star Game. Hosmer added an RBI single to become the...
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The Giancarlo Show: Stanton slams 61 to become Home Run Derby legend

SAN DIEGO — From the moment we first laid eyes on him, didn’t we know this was coming? From the first baseball we ever saw him pound halfway to Saturn, didn’t we say to ourselves: That dude Giancarlo Stanton is going to hit 60 home runs some day? What we never imagined, though, was this. What...
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Mariners

Cano, Lind homer to help Mariners hold off Royals, 8-5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Seattle Mariners desperately wanted to go into the All-Star break with a winning record. Robinson Cano and Adam Lind homered in a five-run seventh inning and the Mariners held off the Kansas City Royals 8-5 on Sunday. Cano’s two-run shot to deep right field for his 21st home run of the season extended the Mariners’ lead...
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Madison Bumgarner befuddles Arizona on one-hit gem for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — For the third time in his career, Madison Bumgarner took a no-hitter into the eighth inning. For the third time, it slipped away. No worries, though. The San Francisco Giants are headed to the All-Star break with the best record in the majors and a comfortable lead in the NL West,...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Alonso, Hill lead Oakland over Houston 3-1

HOUSTON — Rich Hill has returned to form after a stint on the disabled list, and it helped the Oakland Athletics to a much-needed win Thursday night. Yonder Alonso doubled and drove in two runs and Hill tied a season-high with 10 strikeouts in six solid innings to give the Athletics the 3-1 victory...
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Mariners

Salvador Perez sends Royals to 4-3 win over Mariners

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Salvador Perez gave Royals reliever Brooks Pounders his first career win, Mariners starter James Paxton a frustrating no-decision and Kansas City a much-needed confidence boost with one mighty swing. Perez capped a three-hit night with a double off the wall in the ninth inning Thursday night, scoring Whit Merrifield and Jarrod Dyson and giving the Royals a 4-3 victory over...
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Giants have majors’ best record after Cueto beats Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO — Johnny Cueto intends to pitch in next week’s All-Star Game after not getting to play in his first appearance there two years ago. If Giants manager Bruce Bochy has any say in the matter, Cueto will start in the Midsummer Classic. Cueto pitched a five-hitter to become the NL’s first 13-game...
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Mariners

Gomez, Valbuena help Astros to 9-8 win to sweep Mariners

HOUSTON — During Houston’s terrible start to the season both Carlos Gomezand Luis Valbuena struggled. The pair has turned things around since then and it’s helped the Astros do the same. Gomez had three RBI and finished a home run shy of the cycle and Valbuena hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning to help...
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Santana shines, leads Twins to 4-0 win over Athletics

MINNEAPOLIS — It’s been a rough go of it for Ervin Santana in his first season-and-a-half with Minnesota. On Wednesday, he finally resembled the pitcher the Twins thought they were getting when they signed him to a $55 million, four-year deal. Santana struck out eight and walked none in a two-hitter that led the Twins over...
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