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2 hrs ago | The State

Hammel fails again for Athletics in loss to Astros

Hammel gave up six runs in the first, struggling with his command and Oakland lost 8-1 to the Astros on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jason Castro, Jose Altuve, Baseball Players, American League West, Major League Baseball, Oakland Athletics, Jeff Samardzija, Clayton Kershaw

7 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Indians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinals

He'll end it with a different team in a different league. The Indians traded the disappointing Masterson on Wednesday to the St. Louis Cardinals, a deal that will allow Cleveland to get something in return for the right-hander who was in his final year under contract.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League Central, Justin Masterson, Baseball Players

9 hrs ago | WONE-AM Dayton

Trending Now: Cardinals give Peterson a 5-year contract extension

The Arizona Cardinals signed Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson to a 5-year contract extension worth $70 million with $48 million guaranteed.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, NFL Football, Patrick Peterson, NFL Players, Arizona Cardinals, American League East, Baseball Players, Jon Lester

12 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Toronto Blue Jays

At 12 games out of first place in the American League East, changes are probably coming to the Boston Red Sox.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, Baseball Players, Jon Lester, Brandon Workman, Mark Buehrle

15 hrs ago | ArcaMax Publishing

Orioles' relief is a bit better in extra-inning win over Angels

Maybe it was the unseasonably cool late July weather in Camden Yards, where the temperature dipped to 64 degrees, or an energetic crowd that fueled some late-inning drama, but there was a very October-like feel to Tuesday night's game between the Angels and Baltimore Orioles.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, American League West, Baseball Players, Zach Britton, Baltimore Orioles, Manny Machado, Cory Rasmus

19 hrs ago | Marin Independent Journal

Oakland A's rally past Houston Astros, win 7-4

The A's might be able to look back to July 29 as a watershed day in the American League West pennant race.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Jose Altuve, Baseball Players, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, Yoenis Cespedes, Derek Norris

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Abreu's power surge fuels White Sox' 11-4 win over Tigers

Sox manager Robin Ventura said before Tuesday's 11-4 victory over the Tigers at Comerica Park that he "absolutely" believes Abreu can keep up the pace.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Tyler Flowers, Baseball Players, Jose Abreu, Felix Hernandez, Miguel Cabrera, Alexei Ramirez

Washington Times

Orioles VP Duquette seeks pitching depth

The AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles are seeking to secure a few good arms before Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Chris Tillman, Baltimore Orioles, Wei-Yin Chen, Kevin Gausman

The State

LA Angels of Anaheim

Jered Weaver played the role of stopper for Los Angeles in the finale of a series against Baltimore nearly a week ago.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Angels, Major League Baseball, American League West, Baseball Players, Jered Weaver, American League East, Chris Tillman

KIDK CBS 3

Red Sox shopping Lester

With Boston out of contention in the American League East and the non-waiver trade deadline set for 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, the Red Sox are taking calls about potential trades for Jon Lester, with the likelihood increasing that the ace left-hander could be dealt this week.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Jon Lester, Cole Hamels

SFGate

Aa s surrender four homers in 7-3 loss to...

The A's brought in a new guy Monday who specializes in little ball. For one day, it did them no good.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Jason Castro, Baseball Players, Billy Hamilton, Chris Carter, Coco Crisp

The Olympian

Seattle Mariners closer Fernando Rodney aiming for the moon

This is how the Seattle Mariners closer operates. It's really a 99-1 plan. Rodney is relaxed, jovial and somewhat odd in almost all aspects of his life.

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Related Topix: Sports, Seattle Mariners, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Dominic Leone

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Ugly night for Boston: Sox hammered by Jays 14-1

The defending World Series champions, last in the AL East, lost for the sixth time in seven games, falling to the Toronto Blue Jays 14-1 on Monday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, Baseball Players, Melky Cabrera, Munenori Kawasaki, Clay Buchholz

Contra Costa Times

Novato's Norris family enjoying son's ride as major-league pitcher

Novato's David and Suzi Norris had no idea that their son Bud would become a major leaguer during his tee ball days, but they did start realizing how tenacious of a competitor he was.

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Related Topix: California High School Sports, High School Sports, Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Bud Norris, Adam Wainwright

The State

New York Yankees

The New York Yankees finally got the best of Texas Rangers starter Yu Darvish last week, but perhaps owe the weather a little thanks.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, American League West, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Yu Darvish, Baseball Players, Brett Gardner

The State

Oakland Athletics

Oakland's Jesse Chavez attempts to beat Houston for the second time in less than a week on Monday night when the Athletics visit the Astros to kick off a three-game series.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Oakland Athletics, Jose Altuve, Baseball Players, Brett Oberholtzer

The State

Lynn among the major leaguers who kicked the habit

He was a daily user of smokeless tobacco dating back to his minor league days, when a dip became an antidote to the off-day boredom faced by starting pitchers, a tasty time-killer and social stress reliever.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball

Chico Enterprise-Record

Scott Kazmir, Oakland A's persevere in Texas heat, roll over Rangers

Scott Kazmir fought his way through five innings in a smothering heat Sunday night en route to his 12th win, a 9-3 decision over Texas that left Oakland 3-0 in series played since the All-Star break.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Craig Gentry, Baseball Players, Oakland Athletics, Yoenis Cespedes, Stephen Vogt, Sonny Gray

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Baltimore Orioles

The Seattle Mariners shoot for back-to-back wins for just the third time this month as they close out a four-game set with the Baltimore Orioles at Safeco Field today.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, American League West, Baltimore Orioles, Dustin Ackley, Baseball Players, Kyle Seager, Seattle Mariners

Washington Times

Tigers lose finale 2-1, drop 3 of 4 to LA Angels

David Freese homered off Joba Chamberlain in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels beat Detroit 2-1 Sunday for their third straight victory.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Angels, Victor Martinez, Baseball Players, Rick Porcello, Miguel Cabrera, Erick Aybar

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