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41 min ago | Inside Bay Area

A's can determine wild-card fate

That's the question facing the A's as they come off their final off-day of the regular season. Wins Saturday and Sunday came at the right time -- in Seattle with the Mariners chasing the A's in the American League wild-card derby.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Oakland Athletics, Jon Lester, Seattle Mariners, Josh Donaldson, Yoenis Cespedes

4 hrs ago | SFGate

Tanaka 5 scoreless innings in instructional league

Masahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings against minor leaguers in an instructional league simulated game Monday, perhaps the final step before the injured Japanese pitcher rejoins the New York Yankees . Tanaka has been sidelined since July 9 with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

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

5 hrs ago | New York Post

Philliesa Papelbon grabs crotch toward booing fans

The Phillies closer made a lewd gesture to fans and was ejected after giving up four runs in the ninth inning during Philadelphia's 5-4 loss to the Miami Marlins on Sunday. Papelbon grabbed his crotch as he walked to the dugout and was ejected by crew chief Joe West.

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Related Topix: Sports, Domonic Brown, Freddy Galvis, Steve Cishek, Carlos Ruiz, Chase Utley

10 hrs ago | The Medina Gazette

Indians swept out of Detroit on another late home run off Bryan Shaw

Ian Kinsler hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Tigers beat the Indians 6-4 Sunday for a three-game sweep that left Cleveland five games back for the second AL wild card with 14 games left. "Now we're going to have to get real hot, real fast," center fielder Michael Bourn said.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Alex Avila, Phil Coke, Carlos Santana, Yan Gomes, Justin Verlander

14 hrs ago | Naples Daily News

Pearce, Harrison among game'sa

The 31-year-old first baseman had never played more than 61 games in a season until 2014, but his 17 home runs - 13 more than his previous career high - have helped put the Orioles on the verge of an AL East title. "It always had a good feel to it, Steve being on the club," manager Buck Showalter said.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, New York Yankees, Matt Wieters, Manny Machado, Josh Harrison

15 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Cubs title wait 106 years and counting

The Chicago Cubs' century-plus failure to win the World Series will go on for at least one more year. Josh Harrison started Pittsburgh's first triple play at home in 21 years and hit a tying two-run double in a six-run fifth inning Sunday that helped the Pirates rally past the Cubs 7-3.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Josh Harrison, Chris Valaika, Mike Olt, Matt Szczur, Neil Walker

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Detroit Free Press

AL playoff race: BoSox use long ball to beat Royals; A's beat M's again

Daniel Nava hit a grand slam, Xander Bogaerts added a three-run shot and the Boston Red Sox rallied past the skidding Royals, 8-4, on Sunday. The Royals fell 11 2 games behind the first-place Tigers - who beat Cleveland, 6-4 - in the AL Central.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Eric Hosmer, Daniel Nava, Aaron Crow, Xander Bogaerts, Jason Vargas

Albany Times Union

Victory gets yanked away

Steve Pearce doubled in a ninth-inning run and scored the game-winner on a double by Kelly Johnson as the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 3-2 Sunday night to inch closer to the American League East division title. Any number of Orioles wins and Toronto Blue Jays losses totaling three will give Baltimore its first division title since 1997.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Chris Tillman, Dellin Betances, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, Quintin Berry

The Republic

Rangers sweep Braves with 10-3 win

Lewis pitched seven innings for his 10th victory, Luis Sardinas doubled his career total with four RBIs and Texas finished off a three-game sweep of the slumping Atlanta Braves with a 10-3 win on Sunday. "We haven't had a lot of positive to lay our hats on, and this was a big deal for us," interim manager Tim Bogar said.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, National League, National League East, Mike Minor, Luis Sardinas, Atlanta Braves, Michael Choice

Washington Times

Giants lose 4-2 to Dodgers, fall 3 back in NL West

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has seen his team surge to baseball's best record, endure a summer-long skid and rally back into playoff contention, so he refuses to count his club out now. But three games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers with 13 to play, the Giants will have to pull off another surprising run to win the NL West this season.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, National League, Major League Baseball, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp, Juan Uribe

CBS Local

Trout Homers Twice As Weaver Gainst 17th Win

Jered Weaver earned his AL-leading 17th win, Mike Trout homered twice and the Los Angeles Angels reduced their magic number for clinching the AL West to four with a 5-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. The Angels extended their winning streak to 10 games - one off the franchise record set in 1964 - improving to a major league-best 93-55.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jered Weaver, Mike Trout, Jose Altuve, Craig Biggio, Howie Kendrick, George Springer

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Brewers' bats quiet again in 5-1 loss to Reds

Brewers slugger Carlos Gomez struck out an off-speed pitch with a swing so hard that his helmet fell off his head. He angrily slammed the helmet with his bat before walking away.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jonathan Lucroy, Mike Leake, Zack Cozart, Carlos Gomez, National League, Major League Baseball, Cincinnati Reds

CBS Local

Harper, Nats Rout Mets 10-3 to Close in on NL East

Ian Desmond #20 of the Washington Nationals connects on an eighth inning RBI double against the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 13, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. NEW YORK - With a versatile lineup that can generate offense in so many different ways, the Washington Nationals definitely look like a dangerous team come October.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Ian Desmond, Bryce Harper, Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals, New York Mets

Washington Times

Revamped Royals beat Red Sox 7-1

Jeremy Guthrie walked out to the mound for the second inning and found he had something rare for a Kansas City Royals pitcher - a two-run lead. Guthrie retired the final 17 batters he faced, Omar Infante had three hits and drove in two runs, and the Royals beat the Boston Red Sox 7-1 on Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Alex Gordon, Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain

The Winnipeg Free Press

Cardinals get another stingy start, another Holliday homer in 5-4 victory over Rockies

Matt Holliday homered in the first inning for the second straight night and Shelby Miller pitched six solid innings and had an RBI double, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night. Matt Carpenter added a two-run homer in the second for the NL Central leaders, who have won 12 in a row at home in the final month of the season dating to last Sept.

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Related Topix: Sports, Wilin Rosario, National League, Matt Holliday, Matt Carpenter, Major League Baseball, Pete Kozma, National League Central, Shelby Miller

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Lowrie draws bases-loaded walk in 10th to lift A's

With his team mired in a tough stretch, Oakland manager Bob Melvin was worried about missed opportunities - especially when a pitch in the dirt with the bases loaded in the 10th inning didn't scoot far enough to get a runner home. "I think the umpire blocked one pitch for us that might have been a run," Melvin said.

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Related Topix: Sports, Eric Sogard, Sean Doolittle, American League, Major League Baseball, Dustin Ackley, Coco Crisp, Josh Donaldson

The Winnipeg Free Press

Twenty years after historic season cancelled, the 'Montreal Expos' back in first

Twenty years later on this darkest of baseball anniversaries, the Montreal Expos franchise is once again basking in the sunshine of first place. A powerhouse ballclub had its record frozen in time Sept.

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Related Topix: Sports, Montreal Expos, Bryce Harper, Ian Desmond, Adam LaRoche

GantDaily.com

Adam Lind, Edwin Encarnacion power Jays past Rays

Adam Lind and Edwin Encarnacion hit back-to-back long balls in the seventh to carry the Toronto Blue Jays to a crucial 6-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday at Rogers Centre. Lind, who finished with three RBIs, snapped a seventh-inning 3-3 tie with a two-run homer before Encarnacion followed with a solo blast to help the Blue Jays bounce back from a 1-0 loss in the series opener.

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Related Topix: Sports, Adam Lind, Edwin Encarnacion, Jeremy Hellickson, Toronto Blue Jays, Major League Baseball, Tampa Bay Rays, Evan Longoria

The Review

Martinez, Price lead Tigers over Indians 7-2

J.D. Martinez homered, tripled and drove in four runs, and David Price pitched into the eighth inning to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 7-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. Martinez broke a 1-all tie in the fourth with a two-run homer, and then drove in two more runs with his triple in the seventh.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians, Ryan Raburn, Alex Avila, Victor Martinez

Knoxville News Sentinel

Atlanta Braves lose 2-1 to Texas Rangers

Alex Wood gave Atlanta a chance for a big road win Friday night. The Braves' lineup was unable to come up with a big hit.

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Related Topix: Sports, Freddie Freeman, Neftali Feliz, Derek Holland, Atlanta Braves, Major League Baseball, Alex Wood, Adrian Beltre

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