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MIAMI, FL - JULY 02: Matt Cain #18 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on July 2, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

Cain Goes 5 Innings In 2015 Debut As SF Loses To Marlins 5-4

MIAMI (AP) - Matt Cain's season debut Thursday came without the hype or souvenir masks accompanying the return of his counterpart,...

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Texas Rangers mascot Captain leads the parade prior to a race to eat the "Boomstick," a two-foot-long, one-pound hotdog sold at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in Arlington, Texas. (Paul Moseley/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)

Baseball’s Best Hot Dogs On America’s Weekend

On July 4th, we celebrate America. That means baseball, hot dogs and apple pie. If you’re feeling really American, you can get your baseball and hot dog fix at the same time. Eating a hot […]

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 21: Scott Kazmir #26 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the first inning at O.co Coliseum on June 21, 2015 in Oakland, California.

A’s Host Mariners, Elias

(AP) — The Oakland Athletics would not be in last place in the AL West if they had better results against the Seattle Mariners. Seattle looks to win six in a row in the series […]

MIAMI, FL - JULY 01: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants talks with Chris Heston #53 during the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on July 1, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

Casilla Blows Save, Giants Lose To Marlins 6-5

MIAMI (AP) San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla took the mound in the ninth inning with a two-run lead, and was heading for the dugout after just 11 pitches. They weren’t good ones. “He was […]

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 01: Billy Butler #16 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after he scored in the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at O.co Coliseum on July 1, 2015 in Oakland, California.

Butler Leads Hahn, Athletics Past Rockies 4-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Billy Butler hit his first triple in nearly three years and also singled, Jesse Hahn pitched six solid innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Wednesday. Hahn (6-6) […]

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 30: Fernando Rodriguez #33 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the top of the seventh inning at O.co Coliseum on June 30, 2015 in Oakland, California.

A’s Look To Cool Bats Of Arenado, Tulowitzki

(AP) — Nolan Arenado has the longest active hitting streak in the majors and Troy Tulowitzki isn’t far behind. Arenado and Tulowitzki look to continue their hot hitting as the Colorado Rockies attempt to win […]

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 30: Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants hits an RBI single during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 30, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

Heston Faces Haren, Giants Try To Bounce Back

(AP) — While the San Francisco Giants have had little trouble scoring runs on the road for Chris Heston, the Miami Marlins haven’t done anything at the plate to support Dan Haren of late. As […]

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 30: Chris Bassitt #40 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the top of the first inning at O.co Coliseum on June 30, 2015 in Oakland, California.

Bassitt Makes Emergency Start For A’s In 2-1 Loss To Rockies

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Chris Bassitt was in Nashville early Tuesday morning when he learned he was going to pitch on short rest in Oakland that night. Hours later, he was on his way up from […]

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 30: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants looks on during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 30, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

Giants Finish Month Under .500 With 5-3 Loss To Marlins

MIAMI (AP) The San Francisco Giants ended June the way they started it – with a loss. A 5-3 defeat at Miami left the Giants with a 12-14 record for the month. Even so, manager […]

ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 25: Sonny Gray #54 of the Oakland Athletics throws against the Texas Rangers in the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on June 25, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.

A’s Stay Hot, Gray Faces De La Rosa

(AP) — No NL team has won a series in Oakland since 2012, but Colorado’s probably not concerning itself with a series victory. Simply winning a game in an AL park needs to happen first, […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 27: Matt Duffy #5 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates a double in the bottom of the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park on June 27, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The Giants won the second game of the series 7-5.

Duffy Continues Hot Streak, Giants Face Marlins

(AP) — This series would mark Casey McGehee’s return to face the Miami Marlins if not for the astounding production of Matt Duffy. Duffy has supplanted McGehee as the San Francisco Giants’ starting third baseman […]

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MIAMI, FL - JULY 01: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants talks with Chris Heston #53 during the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on July 1, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

Casilla Blows Save, Giants Lose To Marlins 6-5

MIAMI (AP) San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla took the mound in the ninth inning with a two-run lead, and was heading for the dugout after just 11 pitches. They weren’t good ones. “He was […]

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 30: Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants hits an RBI single during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 30, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

Heston Faces Haren, Giants Try To Bounce Back

(AP) — While the San Francisco Giants have had little trouble scoring runs on the road for Chris Heston, the Miami Marlins haven’t done anything at the plate to support Dan Haren of late. As […]

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 30: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants looks on during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 30, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

Giants Finish Month Under .500 With 5-3 Loss To Marlins

MIAMI (AP) The San Francisco Giants ended June the way they started it – with a loss. A 5-3 defeat at Miami left the Giants with a 12-14 record for the month. Even so, manager […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 27: Matt Duffy #5 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates a double in the bottom of the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park on June 27, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The Giants won the second game of the series 7-5.

Duffy Continues Hot Streak, Giants Face Marlins

(AP) — This series would mark Casey McGehee’s return to face the Miami Marlins if not for the astounding production of Matt Duffy. Duffy has supplanted McGehee as the San Francisco Giants’ starting third baseman […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 28: Pitcher Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park on June 28, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

Bumgarner Pitches, Hits Giants Past Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) With his arm and bat, Madison Bumgarner keeps piling up impressive numbers. Bumgarner hit his eighth career home run and also struck out his 1,000th batter, leading the San Francisco Giants over […]

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OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 21: Scott Kazmir #26 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the first inning at O.co Coliseum on June 21, 2015 in Oakland, California.

A’s Host Mariners, Elias

(AP) — The Oakland Athletics would not be in last place in the AL West if they had better results against the Seattle Mariners. Seattle looks to win six in a row in the series […]

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 01: Billy Butler #16 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after he scored in the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at O.co Coliseum on July 1, 2015 in Oakland, California.

Butler Leads Hahn, Athletics Past Rockies 4-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Billy Butler hit his first triple in nearly three years and also singled, Jesse Hahn pitched six solid innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Wednesday. Hahn (6-6) […]

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 30: Fernando Rodriguez #33 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the top of the seventh inning at O.co Coliseum on June 30, 2015 in Oakland, California.

A’s Look To Cool Bats Of Arenado, Tulowitzki

(AP) — Nolan Arenado has the longest active hitting streak in the majors and Troy Tulowitzki isn’t far behind. Arenado and Tulowitzki look to continue their hot hitting as the Colorado Rockies attempt to win […]

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 30: Chris Bassitt #40 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the top of the first inning at O.co Coliseum on June 30, 2015 in Oakland, California.

Bassitt Makes Emergency Start For A’s In 2-1 Loss To Rockies

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Chris Bassitt was in Nashville early Tuesday morning when he learned he was going to pitch on short rest in Oakland that night. Hours later, he was on his way up from […]

ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 25: Sonny Gray #54 of the Oakland Athletics throws against the Texas Rangers in the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on June 25, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.

A’s Stay Hot, Gray Faces De La Rosa

(AP) — No NL team has won a series in Oakland since 2012, but Colorado’s probably not concerning itself with a series victory. Simply winning a game in an AL park needs to happen first, […]