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3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Rays lament missed chances in 4-2 loss to Orioles

In spite of a painfully familiar 4-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night, the fading Rays remained hopeful that it's not too late to turn things around.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Desmond Jennings, Alex Cobb, Baseball Players, Zach Britton, Baltimore Orioles, Evan Longoria

7 hrs ago | KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Mariners extend GM Zduriencik

In the midst of their best season since 2007, the Seattle Mariners have awarded general manager Jack Zduriencik with a multi-year contract extension.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Kyle Seager, Seattle Mariners

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Chronicle-Telegram

Indians 8, White Sox 6: Zach Walters' home run lifts Tribe to win in 10 innings

CHICAGO - Zach Walters hit a two-run home run in the 10th inning, lifting the Cleveland Indians to an 8-6 victory over the sliding Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Corey Kluber, Baseball Players, Lonnie Chisenhall, Zach Walters, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox

CBS Local

Gordon's 2-Run Homer In 9th Gives Royals 2-1 Win

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, giving Kansas City a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins and helping the Royals avoid their first three-game skid since mid-July.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Danny Duffy, Baseball Players, Jarrod Dyson, Alex Gordon, Minnesota Twins, Glen Perkins

Marin Independent Journal

A's manager Bob Melvin being discreet with pitching plans

Beginning Wednesday, the A's will have six starting pitchers with Drew Pomeranz being called up to start against the Astros.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Drew Pomeranz, Sonny Gray

Press-Telegram

Los Angeles Angelsa Josh Hamilton used a different approach to shake himself out of funk

Josh Hamilton is in the second year of a five-year, $133 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Josh Hamilton, Baseball Players, Los Angeles Angels, Erick Aybar

WONE-AM Dayton

Trending Now: Giants move Lincecum to the bullpen

The Angels lost to the Marlins 7-1 while the A's beat the Astros 8-2. Oakland moves into a tie with L.A. for first place in the AL West.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, National League, National League Central, American League Central, NFC, NFL Football, NFC West

The Wichita Eagle

Recap: Kansas City vs. NY Yankees

Michael Pineda pitched into the seventh inning for his first win since April and Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-5 with a homer and three runs batted in, as the New York Yankees won their fifth straight with an 8-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday in the makeup of a rainout from June 9. Stephen Drew hit a solo home run and Martin Prado ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Kansas City Royals, Mike Moustakas, Baseball Players

The Miami Herald

Angels lose to Marlins 7-1, drop into tie for 1st

The Los Angeles Angels got their first look this season at the National League's version of Mike Trout - Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Mike Trout, Garrett Richards, National League, Los Angeles Angels

Mon Aug 25, 2014

YESNetwork

Long ball powers Orioles over Rays

The Baltimore Orioles have a knack for moving forward instead of looking back, a trait that just might be more important than their home-run power and solid pitching.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Desmond Jennings, Alex Cobb, Baseball Players, Chris Tillman, Baltimore Orioles, Adam Jones

Climbing Tal's Hill

Houston Astros get another shot at Oakland A's ace Jeff Samardzija

The Houston Astros haven't had much success against Jeff Samardzija this season, but will get another chance to face the Oakland ace tonight at Minute Maid Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jose Altuve, Baseball Players, American League West, Major League Baseball, Jeff Samardzija, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics

Call to the Pen

Breaking down the contenders for the playoffs in the American League

Aug 19, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Tommy Hunter reacts with Nick Hundley after the ninth inning at U.S Cellular Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Tommy Hunter, Baseball Players, Chicago White Sox, Chris Davis, Matt Wieters, Manny Machado

BleacherReport

Path to American League Driver's Seat Suddenly Wide Open Again

Baseball season, at long last, is entering its final lap. Some clubs are struggling at the back of the pack.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League West, Oakland Athletics, American League Central, Baseball Players, Garrett Richards, Detroit Tigers

The Wichita Eagle

Tigers' Victor Martinez makes 35 look like the new 25

As Victor Martinez took his decisive cuts Sunday, twice launching the ball to deep left at Target Field to drive in the biggest runs in the Tigers' 13-4 victory, Paul Molitor watched from the first-base dugout.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Victor Martinez, Baseball Players, Miguel Cabrera, Scott Baker

Yahoo!

Could favorable schedule help Royals?

Just about everything is going right for the Kansas City Royals these days. They've won 24 of their last 31 games to take over first place in the AL Central.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Kansas City Royals, American League West, American League East, National League West, National League

The Washington Post

A's lose more than a game

Derek Norris was the only catcher available, with Stephen Vogt limited to emergency duty and backup John Jaso headed to the seven-day concussion disabled list.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Derek Norris, Baseball Players, Stephen Vogt, Sean Doolittle, Bryan Anderson, Josh Donaldson

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Hamilton powers Angels past A's

Hamilton homered and drove in three runs, Mike Trout also went deep and the Angels regained the best record on baseball, beating the Oakland Athletics 9-4 on Sunday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Mike Trout, Sean Doolittle, Oakland Athletics, Erick Aybar, Kole Calhoun

Redlands Daily Facts

Josh Hamilton leads way as Los Angeles Angels regain sole possession of first in AL West

OAKLAND >> Josh Hamilton is heating up at the right time, and Angels manager Mike Scioscia hopes he can keep going.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Athletics, Erick Aybar, Kole Calhoun

The Times Bulletin

Bauer pitches Indians past Astros

The Indians can thank their starting pitching for keeping them in playoff contention.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Lonnie Chisenhall, Jose Altuve, Trevor Bauer, Houston Astros, Cody Allen

Washington Times

Rangers avoid sweep with 3-1 win over Royals

Scott Baker won as a starter for the first time in more than three years and the Texas Rangers beat the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 3-1 on Sunday to avoid a series sweep.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Neftali Feliz, Baseball Players, Derek Holland, Eric Hosmer, Adrian Beltre, Kansas City Royals

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