July 22, 2014

MLB Roundup: Athletics beat Giants 6-1 to win Bay Bridge series

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — All-Star pitcher Scott Kazmir struck out nine in seven scoreless innings to help the Oakland Athletics win the annual Bay Bridge series by beating the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Thursday. Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer and Stephen Vogt drove in three runs for the A’s, who won three of [...]

MLB Roundup: Rays double-up on Yankees 6-3

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NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Rodriguez hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning and drove in three runs, helping the streaking Tampa Bay Rays extend their longest winning string this year to five and hand the New York Yankees their season-worst fifth straight loss, 6-3 Wednesday. Ben Zobrist doubled twice among his three hits [...]

MLB Roundup: Napoli HR off Tanaka in 9th, Red Sox edge Yankees

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NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Napoli stunned Masahiro Tanaka by hitting a solo home run with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox over the New York Yankees 2-1 Saturday night. Napoli had struck out in his previous two at-bats before lining an opposite-field drive into the first [...]

MLB Roundup: Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 7- 6 on Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep.

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    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — David Ortiz hit a leadoff home run in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 7-6 on Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep. Ortiz was the only Boston starter without a hit until lining a 1-2 pitch from Fernando Abad (2-3) over the wall [...]

MLB Roundup: De La Rosa, Red Sox beat Twins 1-0

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BOSTON (AP) — Rubby De La Rosa matched his first career Fenway Park start with another seven impressive innings and A.J. Pierzynski had a sacrifice fly, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Mike Napoli helped get a runner trying to score with a heads up [...]

MLB: Don Zimmer, who spent 66 years in professional baseball, dies at 83

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    (PhatzRadio / SI Wire)    —    Baseball lost one of its lifers on Wednesday. Don Zimmer, who had been part of the game since 1949 as a player, coach, manager and advisor, passed away at age 83. Zimmer, most recently a senior advisor to the Rays, had undergone surgery to repair a leaky heart [...]

MLB – American League Roundup: Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 4-0 on Sunday.

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      TORONTO (AP) — Mark Buehrle pitched eight sharp innings to become baseball’s first 10-game winner, Edwin Encarnacion homered again and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 4-0 on Sunday. Buehrle (10-1) won his sixth straight decision. He gave up six hits, walked one and struck out three. He lowered [...]

MLB – American League Roundup: Tanaka wins again, McCann sends Yankees past Twins

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka shut down Joe Mauer and the other Minnesota hitters while lowering his AL-leading ERA to 2.06, and Brian McCann lined a go-ahead double in the eighth inning Saturday that sent the New York Yankees over the Twins 3-1. Tanaka (8-1) permitted only an unearned run in eight [...]

MLB – American League Roundup: Pierzynski lifts Red Sox over Rays 3-2 in 10

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    BOSTON (AP) — A.J. Pierzynski hit an RBI triple in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox — on their fourth manager of the night following a string of ejections — beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Friday in the latest testy game between the teams. Jonny Gomes scored [...]

MLB – American League Roundup: Toronto Blue Jays won their ninth straight game and completed a sweep of Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Wednesday night.

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    TORONTO (AP) — Pinch-runner Kevin Pillar scored the winning run on a throwing error by pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo and the Toronto Blue Jays won their ninth straight game and completed a sweep of Tampa Bay, beating the Rays 3-2 on Wednesday night. Dioner Navarro singled to begin the ninth and was replaced [...]