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A’s rally past Tigers 4-3 to force Game 5

October 11, 2012 | 8:18 am

A’s rally past Tigers 4-3 to force Game 5

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by Josh Dubow, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After a season filled with dramatic comebacks and memorable endings, the Oakland Athletics now expect the unexpected. Two runs down and three outs away from their season ending, the A’s staged their most magical finish yet. Seth Smith hit a game-tying two-run double off closer […]

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Giants Win 2-1 in 10 Innings to Extend Series

October 9, 2012 | 6:20 pm

Giants Win 2-1 in 10 Innings to Extend Series

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Hardly able to get a hit, the San Francisco Giants used a misplayed grounder to prolong their NL playoff series. Third baseman Scott Rolen’s two-out error in the 10th inning gave the Giants the go-ahead run Tuesday night in a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds, who couldn’t shake 17 years of […]

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Petaluma Little Leaguers Finish 3d, Return Home

August 27, 2012 | 8:34 am

Petaluma Little Leaguers Finish 3d, Return Home

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Update at 9:40 a.m.: The (almost) conquering heroes are expected to fly into SFO today. Accompanied by bikers from the Rip City Riders, they will travel by limo to the Petaluma Fairgrounds, arriving at about 12:45 p.m. SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Bradley Smith had two doubles and three RBIs, and Logan Douglas struck out […]

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Petaluma Little League Team Wins First World Series Game

August 16, 2012 | 11:25 pm

Petaluma Little League Team Wins First World Series Game

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Update at 2:15 p.m: Petaluma wins! The final score is 6-4. The team goes on to its next game Sunday Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. Pacific time, against the winner of Game 4 which begins at 5 p.m. Thursday — either Kearney, Neb. or Goodlettsville, TN. The game will be televised by ABC and ESPN […]

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Giants Outfielder Melky Cabrera Suspended for 50 Games

August 15, 2012 | 11:55 am

Giants Outfielder Melky Cabrera Suspended for 50 Games

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A big blow for San Francisco Giants fans: the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball just announced in a statement that All-Star Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera has been suspended 50 games for using performance-enhancing drugs: … Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Testosterone, a performance-enhancing substance […]

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Athletics Two-for-One Trade: Guillermo Moscoso and Josh Outman for Denver Rockies’ Seth Smith

January 16, 2012 | 2:13 pm

Athletics Two-for-One Trade: Guillermo Moscoso and Josh Outman for Denver Rockies’ Seth Smith

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DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have traded outfielder Seth Smith to the Oakland Athletics for right-hander Guillermo Moscoso and left-hander Josh Outman. Monday’s deal came a deal after Smith and the Rockies avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $2,415,000. Smith has spent the last three seasons with the Rockies, playing both left […]

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A’s, Giants Managers Reflect on Lack of October Baseball

September 30, 2011 | 2:42 pm

A’s, Giants Managers Reflect on Lack of October Baseball

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Major League Baseball’s playoffs begin today, and for only the second time since the current eight-team format debuted in 1995, there is no California team in the hunt for the World Series. Both the Giants and the A’s managers held their traditional end-of-season press conferences Thursday. For the Giants, general manager Brian Sabean and manager […]

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Nine Things That Didn’t Happen at the Last Giants Game of the Season — A Fan’s Notes

September 29, 2011 | 12:54 pm

Nine Things That Didn’t Happen at the Last Giants Game of the Season — A Fan’s Notes

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I really wanted to go to the last Giants’ game of the season. What exactly I expected to happen I don’t know — have my favorite players miraculously heal and take the field? Have the Diamondbacks disqualified with the Giants subsequently thrust back into the world of October baseball? When it comes down to it, […]

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Bryan Stow Moving to UCSF; Suspects’ Images Posted on L.A. Billboards

May 11, 2011 | 1:35 pm

Bryan Stow Moving to UCSF; Suspects’ Images Posted on L.A. Billboards

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Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who was severely beaten at Dodgers Stadium on Opening Day, will soon be transferred to UCSF Medical Center, reports the NBC affiliate in Los Angeles. Stow remains in a coma but has stabilized enough to be transferred closer to his family in Northern California. Stow lives in Santa […]

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Opening Day: Are the A’s the New Giants?

March 31, 2011 | 4:18 pm

Opening Day: Are the A’s the New Giants?

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There’s a buzz in the air, that certain je ne sais quoi that signals spring has arrived. Sure, the record breaking temperatures might have something to do with it (okay, probably a lot) but the fact that today marks the first day of the regular season for Major League Baseball can’t merely be a coincidence. […]

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