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Royals Topple Kazmir, A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. – James Shields pitched quite a gem for Kansas City. It certainly helped that Oakland abandoned its usual patient approach at the plate.   Shields pitched eight sharp innings for his first win in nearly a month, and the Royals beat the Athletics 4-2 on Sunday.   “This team was a free-hacking team today,...
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Mariners

Zunino Homer Lifts M’s Past Indians

CLEVELAND — The Seattle Mariners received good news on all fronts Thursday.   Several hours after making two trades to help their run at an AL wild-card spot, the Mariners rallied for a 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Mike Zunino‘s two-run homer in the eighth inning.   The win, along with the acquisitions of outfielders Austin Jackson and Chris Denorfia,...
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Cowlitz Take Gems 15 Inning Thriller

For the second time in three nights, the Cowlitz Black Bears would walk off the Klamath Falls Gems at Story Field, knocking off the visitors 5-4 on Wednesday night.   With the bases loaded in the 15th inning, Gems reliever Michael Silva (0-5) hit Chris Iriart in the head with an errant pitch, allowing...
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San Francisco Giants

Giants benefit from Pirates’ blunder, end skid at 6

SAN FRANCISCO – Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants ended their six-game losing streak in the most wacky way. They don’t care how it happened; any break is welcome these days. A timely, heads-up glance by Machi helped San Francisco take advantage of a huge baserunning blunder by Pittsburgh, and the Giants tagged out two runners who...
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Keuchel gets early boost, leads Astros over A’s

HOUSTON — In at least one category, Dallas Keuchel is Clayton Kershaw‘s equal. For at least one three-game series, Houston was better than Oakland.   Keuchel pitched a four-hitter and Robbie Grossman homered to cap a six-run first inning that sent the Astros past the Athletics 8-1 Wednesday.   Keuchel (10-7) pitched his fourth complete game of the season,...
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Mariners

Indians Blank Mariners

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ new ace outdueled one of the top pitchers in baseball Wednesday night. Corey Kluber threw a three-hitter to outpitch Felix Hernandez for his first career shutout and Cleveland defeated the Seattle Mariners 2-0. “Obviously, it’s a challenge going up against one of the best pitchers in the game,” Kluber said. “We all look forward to...
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Local Youth Golfer Wins Bob Allard Memorial in Portland

PORTLAND, ORE. (July 29, 2014) – Craig Ronne (Klamath Falls, Ore.) and Kayla Kozak (Bluffton, S.C.) won the Boys and Girls Open Divisions at the 2014 Portland City/Bob Allard Memorial at Rose City Golf Course in Portland, Ore., held Monday and Tuesday, July 28th and 29th. Ronne fired a tournament-low 69 (-3) on Tuesday, finishing with a two-day total...
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Gems Are Blown Away

At Story Field on Thursday night the Gems were blown out by the Cowlitz Black Bears making it nine straight series that have now been lost by the Gems. The 15-4 drubbing saw the Black Bears take a lead in the second inning they would not give up.   Starter for the Gems Jordan...
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Iwakuma, Mariners down Indians 5-2

CLEVELAND – Hisashi Iwakuma kept his road record spotless with one minor blemish.   Iwakuma pitched seven strong innings to stay unbeaten in road games since last July, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.   Iwakuma (9-5) improved to 9-0 with a 2.17 ERA in his last 14 road starts, the...
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A’s Storm Past Astros In Ninth

HOUSTON – Brandon Moss was having a frustrating night before the ninth inning. Mired in an 0-for-14 rut, Moss turned things around on one pitch. He hit a go-ahead single during a six-run rally in the ninth inning that sent the Oakland Athletics to a 7-4 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Josh Reddick homered for the American League...
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