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Belt, Posey gang up on Padres’ pen in 7-1 Giants win

SAN DIEGO – Matt Cain knows he doesn’t have time to settle in after returning to the San Francisco Giants following a long layoff. He pitched like it on Wednesday, throwing six strong innings to help the Giants beat the San Diego Padres 7-1. Brandon Belt hit a tying solo home run in the sixth inning and Buster Posey hit a go-ahead, two-run double...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Davis beats out infield single in 10th as A’s top Blue Jays

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics had to stop mid-celebration and wait to find out from replay review whether they had in fact won the game on a walkoff. It was confirmed that pinch-hitter Ike Davis beat out an infield single with two outs in the 10th inning, lifting the A’s past the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Wednesday night....
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Mariners

Castellanos’ grand slam lifts Tigers to 9-4 win over Seattle

DETROIT – Nick Castellanos added his own impressive shot to a series full of long home runs. Castellanos hit a grand slam off the brick facade in left-center field, part of an eight-run third inning for the Detroit Tigers in their 9-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night. The ball hit the wall that displays retired numbers, nearly...
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Mariners

Grand slam by Gutierrez gives Seattle 11-9 win over Tigers

DETROIT – Nelson Cruz and J.D. Martinez traded mammoth home runs — thenFranklin Gutierrez upstaged them both. Gutierrez’s pinch-hit grand slam in the eighth inning lifted the Seattle Marinersto a wild 11-9 victory over the Detroit on Tuesday, pushing the Tigers one loss closer to a trade deadline that could have drastic consequences in Motown. The Tigers had come back...
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San Francisco Giants

Heston shuts down Pads, Sanchez hits slam in 9-3 Giants win

SAN DIEGO — Just seven starts removed from his first no-hitter, it looked likeSan Francisco Giants rookie Chris Heston might do it again. Manager Bruce Bochy certainly thought so, and was wondering how it would play out since Heston’s pitch count was climbing. Heston took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before Melvin Upton Jr. hit a broken-bat...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Blue Jays hit 3 homers, power past Athletics 7-1 in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. – Josh Donaldson began the day reminiscing about his former team and ended it by talking about the talented teammates on his current club. Russell Martin, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion homered to power theToronto Blue Jays past the Athletics 7-1 on Tuesday night in Donaldson’s return to Oakland. Donaldson doubled twice and drove in a run after starting...
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Mariners

Kinsler homers twice, Tigers beat Mariners 5-4

DETROIT — The Tigers needed something big after falling below .500 and facing a double-digit deficit in the AL Central. They got it from Ian Kinsler on Monday night. One day after being ejected for throwing a bat in the direction of an umpire, Kinsler homered twice, including a go-ahead two-run shot in the eighth inning,...
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San Francisco Giants

Kemp’s 2-run homer helps carry Padres over Giants, 4-2

SAN DIEGO – Matt Kemp is turning it on just when the San Diego Padresdesperately need his big bat. Kemp hit a two-run homer to help the Padres beat the World Series championSan Francisco Giants 4-2 Monday night and extend their winning streak to a season-high five games. Kemp’s 409-foot drive off 40-year-old Tim Hudson into the sandy play area...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Josh Reddick hits grand slam, Athletics slug past Twins 14-1

OAKLAND, Calif. – Jake Smolinski has made a big impression with his bat in less than 24 hours of his first home games for Oakland. Smolinski homered twice for four RBI a day after driving in the tying run in the ninth as a pinch hitter, Josh Reddick hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athleticsslugged past the Minnesota Twins 14-1...
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San Francisco Giants

Maxwell hits HR, Pence has key hit as Giants beat D-backs

PHOENIX — Even with his bullpen overworked the previous two days, Giants manager Bruce Bochy decided that there was no point in pushing ace Madison Bumgarner beyond five innings and 93 pitches on Sunday. Bumgarner got by without his best stuff and combined with four relievers to scatter nine hits, and Justin Maxwell homered to help San Francisco...
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