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Liriano Pitches Pirates Past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — His left oblique no longer a painful obstacle, Francisco Liriano is starting to look like the dominant pitcher he was for Pittsburgh in 2013.   With the Pirates in the thick of the race in the NL Central, the timing couldn’t be better.   Liriano struck out a season-high 11 in seven innings...
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Walked Off In Ninth

For eight innings the Gems dominated the Cowlitz Black Bears, getting a stellar pitching performance by Kyle Detwiler for six innings, scoring runs when opportunities arose and getting two perfect innings of relief from Michael Hirko but that was the first eight innings. In the ninth the Black Bears strung single after single together...
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Astros Stun A’s

HOUSTON — After scoring six runs in the last four games, Houston’s offense went on a homer spree.   Chris Carter, Jason Castro, Marc Krauss and Matt Dominguez each hit a home run as theHouston Astros snapped a five-game skid with a 7-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.   Carter hit a monstrous three-run shot to center field in...
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Pirates Blank Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Except for about 30 friends and family in the stands, Sacramento nativeVance Worley silenced the announced crowd of 41,794 at AT&T Park with the best performance of his career Monday night. Worley tossed a four-hitter for his first shutout, and the Pittsburgh Pirates poundedMadison Bumgarner early in a 5-0 win over the struggling Giants. “Just...
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Sweets Blank Gems to Take Series

It was get away day at Kiger Stadium tonight and the Gems fell flat being dominated by the Walla Walla Sweets in every facet of the game. Jesse Houser of Walla Walla shut out the Gems through his seven innings on the mound and collected the win in the 11-0 lopsided affair.   The...
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Oakland Athletics A's

Jaso has 3 RBIs as A’s beat Rangers 9-3

ARLINGTON, Texas — It doesn’t matter to John Jaso whether he’s Oakland’s leadoff batter, as long as he’s playing. For the Athletics, he’s extremely important at the top of the order, especially with Coco Crisp hurting.   Jaso drove in three runs Sunday night, helping Scott Kazmir and Oakland beat the Texas Rangers 9-3. The A’s catcher had a run-scoring single during...
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Dodgers complete sweep of Giants

AN FRANCISCO — Manager Don Mattingly hardly considers a late-July sweep in San Francisco a turning point to put his Dodgers in the driver’s seat atop the NL West. Yet coming off consecutive series losses at St. Louis and Pittsburgh, Los Angeles needed some sort of spark as August approaches. The Dodgers found it...
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Orioles get past Mariners 3-2 in 10

SEATTLE – Manny Machado and the Baltimore Orioles are working extra hard for their wins lately. Machado lifted a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Orioles beat theSeattle Mariners 3-2 Sunday. The Orioles took three of four in the series, twice winning in extra innings. Baltimore is 11-3 in extras this season, including six straight wins....
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Big Innings and Base Running Errors Cost Gems

In a wild one at Kiger Stadium the Gems were unable to mount a second comeback to overtake the Elks. The thrilling 11-10 loss came with three gaffes on the base paths, the last ending the game at home plate.   The scoring got started right away against the Gems starter Jordan Kron who...
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A’s Pick Up MLB-Best 63rd Win

OAKLAND, Calif. — A warm day helped Brandon Moss reach another milestone and it helpedJeff Samardzija enjoy even more run support. Moss hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athletics gave Samardzija more run support than he has had all season in a 13-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday. “I didn’t realize it went over the fence,” Moss said....
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