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59 min ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Flux isn't the reason for ninth-inning struggles, A's relievers say

The A's boarded a flight to Houston on Wednesday to start a 10-game trip after a 3-0 loss to the Texas Rangers and being swept at home in a series for the first time since September 2012 – though one could argue they should have taken at least one of the three games from their American League West rivals, and maybe more.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Martin Perez, Dan Otero, Drew Pomeranz

Wed Apr 23, 2014

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Oldest ex-Major League Baseball player dies in Cuba at 102

Conrado Marrero, at 102 the oldest former Major League Baseball player and a patriarch of Cuban baseball known for his quick wit and goofy pitching delivery, died on Wednesday at his home in Havana.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball

ABC News

Perez Help Rangers Sweep A's With 3-0 Win

Martin Perez pitched his second consecutive shutout to extend his scoreless innings streak to 26 and the Texas Rangers wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 3-0 victory Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Martin Perez, Oakland Athletics, Michael Choice, Sonny Gray, Derek Norris

CNN

Ripken: Jeter should be All-Star, no matter what

Derek Jeter is retiring this season after two decades as the Yankees shortstop, and I can make an easier prediction about him than I can about who is going to win the World Series: Derek is going to have a nice season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Derek Jeter, Major League Baseball

Boston.com

Top 50 Red Sox prospects of past 50 years: 40-31

Chad Finn is the sports media columnist for the Globe and writes the irreverent Touching All the Bases blog for Boston.com.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball

Detroit Free Press

Tigers notes: J.D. Martinez slugs his way into HR-lacking lineup

J.D. Martinez breaks for third base when White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers overthrew second base for an error.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tyler Flowers, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Austin Jackson, Charlie Leesman, Adam Dunn, Max Scherzer

Contra Costa Times

A's edged by Rangers again

There isn't much that separates the A's and Texas Rangers, as was the case the past two seasons when the teams finished one-two, respectively, in the American League West.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Mitch Moreland, Craig Gentry, Baseball Players, Pedro Figueroa, Oakland Athletics, Michael Choice

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Northern Michigan News

Orioles allow 3 homers, fall to Blue Jays, 9-3

The game was tied to begin the eighth inning, but Evan Meek and Josh Stinson each surrendered three-run homers and the Orioles tumbled to 9-3 loss to the Blue Jays.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Zach Britton, Chris Tillman, Brett Lawrie, Major League Baseball, Brian Matusz, Edwin Encarnacion

The Winnipeg Free Press

Miguel Cabrera homers, has 3 hits to lead Tigers to 8-6 victory over White Sox

Justin Verlander could sense Miguel Cabrera was on the verge of breaking out of his slump - even before the Detroit slugger's home run.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Miguel Cabrera, Baseball Players, Justin Verlander, Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox, Charlie Leesman

ESPN

Rays' Moore undergoes Tommy John surgery

The "Baseball Tonight" crew breaks down the impact of Matt Moore's season-ending Tommy John surgery on the Rays and the rest of the American League East.

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Related Topix: Sports, Matt Moore, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, American League East, Tampa Bay Rays

Rant Sports

Zach McAllister Looking Like An Ace For Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians appear to be finding a new dominant pitcher for their starting rotation in 2014, that being 26-year-old Zach McAllister , who moved to 3-0 in a 4-3 win over the AL Central rival Kansas City Royals on Monday night at Progressive Field.

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

The News Tribune

Mariners' skid hits 7 as Astros dethrone King Felix

Seattle Mariners left fielder Dustin Ackley can't catch an RBI double hit by Houston Astros' Matt Dominguez Monday, April 21, 2014, in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Seattle.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dustin Ackley, American League West, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Kyle Seager, Jason Castro, Jose Altuve, Seattle Mariners

Detroit Free Press

Jamie Samuelsen's blog: Dave Dombrowski's recent deals are puzzling,...

Jamie Samuelsen, co-host of the "Jamie and Wojo" show at 6 p.m. weekdays on WXYT-FM , blogs for freep.com.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Doug Fister, Baseball Players, Danny Worth, Detroit Tigers, Ian Krol, Bobby Higginson

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Rangers rally from early deficit to beat Athletics

Donnie Murphy lined a go-ahead single up the middle with one out in the eighth inning, and the Rangers came from behind to beat the Athletics 4-3 on Monday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Alexi Ogando, Mitch Moreland, Baseball Players, Sean Doolittle, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Coco Crisp

Mon Apr 21, 2014

USA Today

Bryce Harper, Mike Trout: They meet at last

Mike Trout and Bryce Harper have been inextricably linked since April 28, 2012, when the outfielders with transcendent talent were summoned to the major leagues for good.

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Related Topix: Sports, Bryce Harper, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Max Scherzer

The Baltimore Sun

Orioles build six-run lead, hang on for 7-6 victory over Red Sox in series finale

Helicopters circled overhead, and a long fly ball from the ballpark, participants ran along Beacon Street for the stretch run of the Boston Marathon .

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Zach Britton, Daniel Nava, Outdoor Recreation, Marathon, Clay Buchholz, Tommy Hunter

Dallas Morning News

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Oakland's Coco Crisp heads toward home plate after his solo home run off Texas starter Yu Darvish during the third inning.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Yu Darvish, Baseball Players

Toronto Blue Jays

What's Next: A's, Brewers lead the pack

The Oakland A's are back-to-back American League West champions, so they're expected to be there.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, American League West, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, American League East

ClickOnDetroit

Tigers take series with 2-1 victory over Angels Sunday

Rick Porcello pitched seven strong innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 Sunday to take the rubber match of the series on Easter Day.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Rick Porcello, Detroit Tigers, Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, Hank Conger

Dallas Morning News

Homestand proves Rangers must ride Chirinos in series with Athletics

The Rangers on Monday night open a three-game series at Oakland, the two-time American League West champion.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Robbie Ross, Kevin Kouzmanoff

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