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Angels drop 2nd game after clinch, 12-3 to Texas
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Although the Los Angeles Angels' figurative hangover from their division-clinching party stretched into a second game, manager Mike Scioscia is confident they will shake it off well before October....

Padres' Despaigne dominates Giants again, 5-0
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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Padres rookie Odrisamer Despaigne showed nice poise in dominating the San Francisco Giants for the third time this season....

Howard's HR all Phillies muster in 3-1 loss to A's
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Ryan Howard was able to break through just once against the Oakland Athletics....

Rangers win 7th straight, rout AL-best Angels 12-3
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- While the Los Angeles Angels spend this weekend preparing for October, the Rangers are already thinking ahead to 2015....

Kershaw gets 20th win as Dodgers pound Cubs 14-5
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CHICAGO (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw had his usual velocity, and that was about it. The rest of his considerable repertoire appeared in brief flashes during one of the shortest outings of his brilliant year....

4 homers propel Mariners over Astros 10-5
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HOUSTON (AP) -- Two costly errors led to a seven-run inning that doomed the Houston Astros on Friday night....

Hudson roughed up again in 5-0 Giants loss
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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Tim Hudson allowed four runs in the first inning and the San Francisco Giants were held to three hits in a 5-0 loss to San Diego on Friday night that dropped them 3 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West race....

Plouffe lifts Twins past Indians in 10th
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Trevor Plouffe and the Minnesota Twins played spoiler - at the Cleveland Indians' expense....

A's Lester holds Phillies to 5 hits in 7 innings
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Coco Crisp had two hits and drove in a run, supporting another strong outing from Jon Lester, and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 on Friday night to regain the top spot in the chase for AL wild cards....

Bour hits first homer in Marlins' loss to Nats
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MIAMI (AP) -- Justin Bour was happy that he hit his first major league home run. He would have preferred that it came during a win....