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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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Oakland Athletics A's

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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Mariners

Astros hit 3 HRs to back up Keuchel in 5-2 win over Seattle

HOUSTON — Dallas Keuchel isn’t quite ready to say he’s on a roll. However last year’s AL Cy Young Award winner will acknowledge that he’s starting to feel more like himself than he did during his struggles early this season. Luis Valbuena hit a solo homer and Colby Rasmus and rookie A.J. Reed added...
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San Francisco Giants

All-Star Arenado’s 3-run homer lifts Rockies past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — The dependable bullpen that has been such a key part of San Francisco’s even-year championship success this decade is showing its flaws. And manager Bruce Bochy plans to address it soon in a meeting with his coaches to make sure things are all lined up for a strong second half and...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Milone, Twins power past A’s in rain-delayed 11-4 victory

MINNEAPOLIS — Neither the Minnesota Twins nor the Oakland Athletics wanted a postponement, despite a severe thunderstorm that delayed the first pitch by 2 hours and 42 minutes and left the ballpark largely empty. The long wait was well worth it for Tommy Milone and Twins. Kennys Vargas, Max Kepler and Miguel Sano hit...
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Wetzler

Former Tech Standout to Join Hustlin’ Owls Coaching Staff

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – First year head coach Justin Parnell announced that former Hustlin’ Owls standout Josh Wetzler will join the Oregon Tech men’s basketball coaching staff beginning the 2016-17 season. Wetzler, who will also join the University Development team at Oregon Tech in Klamath Falls as a Program Manager, teams up with Coach...
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San Francisco Giants

Bumgarner pitches Giants to win and swings the bat, too

OAKLAND, Calif. — Madison Bumgarner is all for his bat starting rallies that help the San Francisco Giants win. Especially in this case, when they were staring at the possibility of a sweep in the Bay Bridge Series. Bumgarner pitched into the seventh to snap a two-start skid and also batted in an AL...
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Mariners

Hyun Soo Kim hits Orioles’ record-setting 56th June HR in loss to M’s

SEATTLE — For much of the season, the Mariners were not quite sure what to expect from Taijuan Walker. After the hard-throwing right-hander held the Baltimore Orioles to just four hits over his 6 1/3 innings in the Mariners’ 5-3 victory Thursday night, manager Scott Servais has a better idea. “That’s the guy,” Servais...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Lowrie, Alonso homer to lead Athletics past Giants 7-1

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Bay Bridge series has brought out the best of theOakland Athletics and the worst of the San Francisco Giants. Jed Lowrie and Yonder Alonso each hit two-run homers and the A’s took advantage of sloppy play from the Giants to win their third straight game in the series, 7-1 on Wednesday night. “We always have...
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Mariners

Sean Rodriguez drives in 4 as Pirates beat Mariners 8-1

SEATTLE — Clint Hurdle speaks with great appreciation for what Sean Rodriguez brings defensively, playing wherever Pittsburgh needs him to be in the field. It was his bat, though, that carried the Pirates on Wednesday night. “He’s as good a defender as I’ve run across wherever you put him. … He’s a gifted defender...
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