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28 min ago | Chico Enterprise-Record

A's lefty Jon Lester, formerly with Red Sox, knows all about hype

Jon Lester has some advice for his A's teammates about playing this weekend's critical series against the Los Angeles Angels.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jon Lester, Mike Trout, Garrett Richards, Sean Doolittle, Oakland Athletics

4 hrs ago | Click Orlando

Price loses to Rays despite tossing 1-hitter

Tigers left-hander David Price threw eight, one-hit innings but still lost 1-0 Thursday to his former Tampa Bay Rays teammates in his much-anticipated return to Tropicana Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, Alex Cobb, Baseball Players, Brandon Guyer, David Price, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Tampa Bay Rays, Ben Zobrist

4 hrs ago | CBS Local

Vargas, Twins Avert Sweep With 4-1 Win vs Indians

Kennys Vargas homered and sparked rallies with two other hits, leading the Minnesota Twins past Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians 4-1 Thursday.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Corey Kluber, Baseball Players, Kennys Vargas, Weird

5 hrs ago | SLAM! Sports

MLB stars to face Japan national team in 5-game series

Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim takes off running after hitting a RBI double in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 5, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Angels, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Baseball Players, Adam Jones, Yasiel Puig

6 hrs ago | Channel3000

Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees spring training

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has progressed to live batting practice and will face hitters Saturday, his first exposure to hitters since being diagnosed with a partially torn right elbow ligament.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees

9 hrs ago | KCTV5

McBride, De La Rosa lift Rockies past Royals, 5-2

Matt McBride is so new to the Colorado Rockies that he doesn't even have his nameplate above his locker yet.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Danny Duffy, Baseball Players, Salvador Perez, Wilin Rosario, Matt McBride, Colorado Rockies

13 hrs ago | Detroit News

Tony Paul's MLB Insider: If Tigers win the AL Central, it...

Billy Butler and the Royals are starting to show their swagger as the AL Central leaders.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Billy Butler, Baseball Players, Justin Verlander, Joakim Soria, Miguel Cabrera, National League West, National League

17 hrs ago | NBC29

Indians 1B/OF Swisher done for season

Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Outdoor Recreation, Marathon

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Washington Times

Hamilton drives in 3 runs, Angels beat Red Sox 8-3

Josh Hamilton broke out of a slump with two hits and three RBIs, Howie Kendrick drove in two runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 to increase their AL West lead on Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Howie Kendrick, Los Angeles Angels, Mike Trout, Garrett Richards, Boston Red Sox

St. Petersburg Times

Angels ace Garrett Richards injured

The Angels' pennant hopes were dealt a serious blow Wednesday night when Garrett Richards, their best pitcher this season, suffered a patellar injury to his left knee against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, Brock Holt, Baseball Players, Felix Hernandez, Major League Baseball

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Bautista, Blue Jays end Brewersa 5-game win streak

Jose Bautista's three-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays outslugged Milwaukee 9-5 Wednesday, snapping the Brewers' five-game winning streak.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Jose Bautista, Baseball Players, National League, National League Central, Toronto Blue Jays, Brandon Kintzler, Jonathan Lucroy

ABC News

Indians 1B/OF Swisher Done for Season

Swisher has underperformed after getting a four-year, $56 million contract from the Indians before last season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League Central

The Oregonian

MLB rundown: Battle for postseason heating up, trade deadine revisited, latest buzz and...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen swings in his first at bat in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Pittsburgh.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Andrew McCutchen, Jeff Locke, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball, American League Central, Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals

The Olympian

Iwakuma lights out in Philadelphia, strikes out 11 in Mariners' victory.

Put him in a National League park and Iwakuma has never surrendered a run. He worked eight innings in a 5-2 victory Tuesday over the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Related Topix: Sports, Yoervis Medina, Baseball Players, Charlie Furbush, Kyle Seager, Hisashi Iwakuma, Major League Baseball, Domonic Brown

Washington Times

Tillman, Orioles beat White Sox for 3rd win in row

Jose Abreu's home run broke a 67 at-bat homerless streak for the rookie slugger, but it was not enough to spark a stagnant White Sox offense.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Chris Tillman, Jose Abreu, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Jose Quintana

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Daily Reporter

Crisp's 3-run triple helps A's halt slide

Coco Crisp hit a tiebreaking three-run triple in the fourth inning to help Scott Kazmir earn his career-best 14th win, and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Mets 6-2 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Coco Crisp, Baseball Players, Scott Kazmir, Oakland Athletics, New York Mets, Dillon Gee

The Republic

Crisp's 3-run triple helps A's halt slide

Oakland Athletics leadoff hitter Coco Crisp tinkered with his swing for a few days and finally got the results he has been looking for.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Oakland Athletics, Coco Crisp, Baseball Players, Scott Kazmir, New York Mets, Dillon Gee

The News Tribune

Recap: Colorado vs. Kansas City

Omar Infante went 4-for-5 with three doubles, four RBI and a run scored as the Kansas City Royals grabbed a 7-4 win over the Colorado Rockies to open a two-game set.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Greg Holland, Baseball Players, Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals, Charlie Blackmon, Lorenzo Cain

The State

Baseball Capsules

Marwin Gonzalez knocked in two runs with a pinch-hit single, and the fourth-place Astros won for the third time in four meetings with the Yankees this season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Marwin Gonzalez, Baseball Players, David Robertson, Stephen Strasburg, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Cumpton

Washington Times

Gibson falters as Indians overtake Twins 7-5

Kyle Gibson had the home crowd behind him and a five-run lead from his Minnesota Twins teammates as he returned to the mound for the second inning.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Kyle Gibson, Baseball Players, Yan Gomes, Zach Walters, Brian Duensing, Oswaldo Arcia

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