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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | 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

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Ortiz's 3-run homer helps Red Sox end skid

Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz, right, and Dustin Pedroia react after Ortiz hit a three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 27, 2014, in St. .

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, David Ortiz, Baseball Players, Chris Archer, Boston Red Sox, Desmond Jennings, Dustin Pedroia

The State

Chicago White Sox

It was another dominating performance by Chris Sale on Saturday for the Chicago White Sox in their 7-0 blanking of the Minnesota Twins and now the visitors try to complete the four-game sweep of the Twins at Target Field this afternoon.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Tyler Flowers, Chris Sale, Baseball Players, Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins, Daniel Webb

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Toronto Blue Jays

With a 17-game losing streak in the Bronx a thing of the past, the Toronto Blue Jays now set their sights on taking the rubber match of a three-game series against the New York Yankees this afternoon.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Baseball Players, Drew Hutchison, Derek Jeter

Merced Sun-Star

Gray leads A's over Rangers, 5-1

Sonny Gray has become so good so early in his big league career that it can be easy to overlook that he's just 24 and he's just one calendar year into this whole Major League Baseball thing.

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Related Topix: Sports, Sonny Gray, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Oakland Athletics, Yoenis Cespedes

Press-Telegram

Mike Scioscia defies the odds to make Los Angeles Angels contenders again

Mike Scioscia took his customary spot in the Angels' dugout Friday night, arms resting on a white towel on top of a green shelf, fingers interlocked, eyes trained on the action.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels, Huston Street, Torii Hunter

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The State

Navarro hits 1st homer, Angels beat Verlander 4-0

After what he's accomplished against some of the top pitchers in the majors, his starting status appears to be secure.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Mike Trout, Matt Shoemaker, Justin Verlander, Efren Navarro, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Austin Jackson

YESNetwork

Rays shut out Red Sox for ninth straight win

Ben Zobrist homered, Matt Joyce and Kevin Kiermaier each had an RBI single, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the skidding Boston Red Sox 3-0 Saturday night for their ninth consecutive victory.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Chris Archer, Desmond Jennings, Jeremy Hellickson, Ben Zobrist, Baseball Players, Matt Joyce

Tri-cityherald.com

Garagiola among those feted by baseball Hall

He wasn't about to miss being part of a special moment. The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum held its annual awards presentation Saturday on the outfield grass of nearby Doubleday Field, honoring the 88-year-old Garagiola with the Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Visit to Hall of Fame, idyllic town a baseball must

Volumes have been written about what happens one magical baseball weekend each year in this village of 1,833, and every word has been accurate, but at the same time not nearly accurate enough.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Adrian Beltre, Michael Young

The State

Cleveland Indians

The Kansas City Royals eye their fifth win in a row on Saturday as they host the Cleveland Indians in the third test of a four game series at Kauffman Stadium.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Josh Tomlin, Baseball Players, Zach McAllister, Mike Moustakas, Salvador Perez, Aaron Crow

The State

Hammel 0-3 for A's after 4-1 loss to Rangers

And is still without a victory. Hammel lost his third consecutive start since coming to the AL West-leading Athletics from the Chicago Cubs on July 5, allowing four runs in 5 2-3 innings in a 4-1 loss to the Texas Rangers on Friday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Neftali Feliz, Baseball Players, Jeff Samardzija, Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers, Jerome Williams

Sunherald.com

This Date In Baseball

Heitman appeared on the mound against the St. Louis Cardinals, gave up four consecutive hits and then left the game, never to play a major league game again.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, John Flaherty, Baseball Players

The State

Davis homers in 10th, Orioles edge Mariners 2-1

Hernandez struck out 10 in seven innings and left with the score tied 1-all. It was his 13th consecutive start with at least seven innings and no more than two runs allowed, matching Tom Seaver's major league mark set for the New York Mets in 1971.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Charlie Furbush, Kyle Seager, Zach Britton, Chris Davis, Felix Hernandez

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