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CCS Track and Field Finals: 4 of 6 local athletes take top six finishes

Modified: Monday, May 30th, 2016

GILROY -- The career of one of the most decorated Aptos High runners came to a close on Friday night at the Central Coast Section track and field finals in Gilroy.
Senior distance runner Matti Peoples finished up her senior season, and career at Aptos, with an 11th-place finish in the 3,200-meters, completing the eight-lap race in 11 minutes,
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MBL Baseball: Three locals make MBL-G first team; Keathley earns COTY

Posted: Monday, May 30th, 2016

Three local baseball players were named to the Monterey Bay League Gabilan division first team, the league announced over the weekend.
Watsonville High senior Rex Gomez and Monte Vista Christian's pair of seniors Evan Dean and Dillon McFarland all earned a spot on the 13-player squad, which was selected by the coaches from the seven teams in the upper
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WHS Surf Club shredding in its 3rd year

Posted: Monday, May 30th, 2016

WATSONVILLE -- When Joaquin Andrade broke his boogie board at the age of 10, his time in the ocean seemed all but over.
But through the Watsonville High Surf Club, Andrade is back out among the waves.
The Watsonville High senior is just one of a dozen students at the school that have been a part of the
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Thompson's 41 points, 11 3s save Golden State's season

Posted: Sunday, May 29th, 2016
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Stephen Curry turned things over to Klay Thompson, and his Splash Brother delivered.
And when Curry came on late, the Golden State Warriors were assured at least one more game in their record-setting season.
Thompson made a playoff-record 11 3-pointers and scored 41 points, and the defending champions forced a seventh game in the Western Conference finals
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Posey hits pair of 3-run homers, Giants beat Rockies 10-5

Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2016
DENVER -- Buster Posey crouched behind the plate through a parade of relievers in a long, long inning.
A little exhausted, the San Francisco catcher had the perfect way to save some energy when he batted in the eighth -- hit the ball deep and jog around the bases.
Posey hit a pair of three-run homers, including a tiebreaking drive
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Little League Roundup, 5/28: Power teams advance in PVLL Majors

Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Behind JoJo Diaz the Braves beat the Rays 10-4 in the Pajaro Valley Little League Majors playoffs on Monday.
Diaz hit a two-run homer and went four innings on the mound for the Braves. A.J. Aguilar hit two singles and drove in three runs, Rylee Gomez doubled and scored three runs and Pablo Moran doubled, while Mikey Gutierrez had
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SCCAL Softball: Aptos' Segura named Co-MVP; Rojas honored with Coach of the Year

Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2016

APTOS -- Jenn Segura made plenty of sacrifices to help the Aptos High Mariners over the last four years.
They did not go unnoticed.
The Mariners senior pitcher was recently named the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League's co-Most Valuable Player along with Santa Cruz High's Malia King-Jones by the coaches from the seven teams in the league.
"This
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Curry scores 31, defending champion Warriors reach Game 6

Modified: Friday, May 27th, 2016
OAKLAND -- "We ain't going home! We're not going home!" Stephen Curry screamed at the top of his lungs.
No, his Golden State Warriors are going back to Oklahoma City, after keeping their title reign and the winningest season in NBA history alive for at least one more game.
Curry scored 31 points, raising his arms in the early moments
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Watsonville High alum Chris Rivera starring in role as relief pitcher for Long Beach State Dirtbags after injury scare

Modified: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Chris Rivera has not let anything stop him from success.
The Watsonville High alumnus and the Register-Pajaronian's Baseball Player of the Year in 2015 has excelled as a relief pitcher during his freshman season for the Long Beach State Dirtbags.
Surgery hasn't gotten in his way and a change of role -- from a lifelong starter to a closer
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SCCAL Baseball: Six locals earn 1st team honor

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Six locals were named Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League first team selections by the coaches from the seven teams in the league.
St. Francis High had four players make the first team, while Aptos High had a pair named.
Sharks senior shortstop Sahid Valenzuela, senior pitcher Danny Cervantes, junior pitcher Andrew Ciandro and junior infielder/utility Ruben Ibarra were all
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Sambrailo participates in Broncos’ OTAs

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Watsonville native Ty Sambrailo participated in Denver Broncos organized team activities (OTAs), which started Tuesday at team headquarters in Englewood, Colo.
The St. Francis High alum and former Colorado State Ram was limited to individual drills but showed encouraging signs in his first action back from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder, according to media reports.
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Coach Steve Kerr: Warriors on brink but ready to rally

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

OAKLAND -- Steve Kerr gave his Golden State players a much-needed mental day off with time to rest their weary bodies, and he got back to work trying to figure out how to save the season against a powerful Thunder team that shows no signs of slowing down.
Back to the basics, back to doing the little things that
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Giants beat Padres in 10 innings, 13th win in 14 games

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO -- Brandon Crawford's alert baserunning in the second inning gave the Giants an early lift. His long single in the 10th capped another walkoff win.
Crawford singled in Matt Duffy with two outs in the 10th inning, and the surging Giants beat the San Diego Padres 4-3 Wednesday for their 13th win in 14 games.
It was
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Westbrook, Thunder put Warriors on brink of elimination

Modified: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Suddenly, these Golden State Warriors who have been compared all season to the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990s are on the brink of elimination.
Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Warriors 118-94 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals.
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Madson, A's bullpen let one slip away to Mariners

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
SEATTLE -- Things fell apart in a hurry for Oakland's usually reliable bullpen Tuesday night.
Closer Ryan Madson allowed a game-ending, two-run homer to Leonys Martin in the ninth inning to give the Seattle Mariners a 6-5 comeback victory over the Athletics.
Martin's blast completed a four-run rally in the final two innings against the A's, who were 15-1 when
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Crawford, Samardzija lead Giants past Padres again, 8-2

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO -- Jeff Samardzija appreciates good defense as much as the next pitcher and he continues to marvel at some of the plays made behind him.
Brandon Crawford drove in four runs and Jarrett Parker homered to lead Samardzija and the streaking San Francisco Giants past the San Diego Padres 8-2 on Tuesday night.
Buster Posey and Denard Span
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Pavelski scores twice, Sharks top Blues to take 3-2 lead

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016
ST. LOUIS -- All the time Joe Pavelski has spent practicing his stick work has paid off big for the San Jose Sharks.
And the Sharks captain has his team on the brink of their first trip to the Stanley Cup Final.
"You think back to some of the best scorers ever, his ability to get his stick on pucks
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Draymond Green fined $25,000, not suspended for kick

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016

NEW YORK -- Draymond Green was fined $25,000 but not suspended by the NBA on Monday for kicking Oklahoma City center Steven Adams in the groin.
The league also upgraded the foul to a flagrant 2, which would have resulted in an automatic ejection had officials given it that ruling when it happened. That moved him closer to an
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CIF Swimming and Diving Championships, 2016: Staka sets record, takes home 100 back title

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Aptos High's Chris Staka continued his domination of the state of California with a resounding championship performance at the second annual California Interscholastic Federation Swimming and Division championships on Saturday in Clovis.
The senior Mariner not only won the CIF swimming title in the 100-yard backstroke but he also set the meet record in the event with a time
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Local Roundup, 5/24: PV football holding 7-on-7 alumni game Friday

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016

The Pajaro Valley High football team is holding its fifth annual 7-on-7 alumni game on Friday to help raise money for the upcoming season.
The game will be held at 4:30 p.m on the school's lower practice field.
It is $10 per person. Food will be provided.
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YOUTH SOCCER
• PV United fundraising -
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Little League Roundup, 5/24: Rays, D-Backs advance in PVLL Majors

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016

The Rays beat the Padres 10-0 in a 10-run rule shortened game in Pajaro Valley Little League Majors playoffs Saturday in Watsonville.
The Rays broke it open with four runs in the third and closed it out with six more runs in the fourth.
Joey Guerrero knocked in winning run with a single. Seth Vasquez hit a pair of
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CCS Track and Field Semifinals: Zlatunich leads small group of local finalists

Modified: Monday, May 23rd, 2016

GILROY -- Marea Zlatunich was all business at Saturday's Central Coast Section Semifinals.
Knowing the top four runners in each of the two 1,600-meter heats advanced to next week's CCS Finals, the Aptos High sophomore runner picked a pace and cruised to the finish with a second-place time of 5 minutes, 0.8 seconds in her heat.
"It would've been
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Durant, Westbrook lead Thunder in blowout win over Warriors

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Thunder gave the Warriors as complete a beating as they experienced during their record-setting season.
Suddenly, a second straight title seems to be anything but a given for Golden State. Now the Warriors are just trying to survive.
Durant scored 33 points, Westbrook had 30 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds,
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Bad day gets worse for Athletics in 5-4 loss to Yankees

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016
OAKLAND -- A day that began with ace Sonny Gray being placed on the disabled list didn't get much better for Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin.
There was another shaky outing by an Oakland starting pitcher, a defense that committed its AL-leading 36th error and numerous missed opportunities at the plate.
Michael Pineda won for the first time since his
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Bumgarner throws gem, gets RBI in Giants' 1-0 win over Cubs

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants aren't lighting up the scoreboard, but they're doing enough to keep piling up the wins.
Madison Bumgarner pitched 7 2/3 dominant innings and doubled in a run in the fifth to lift the Giants to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night.
The Giants won for the 11th time in
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Cain, Posey lead Giants over Cubs 5-3

Posted: Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO -- In the age of sabermetrics, pitcher wins aren't supposed to matter.
Don't tell that to Matt Cain -- he savored every minute of his first victory in 10 months.
"When you haven't had one in a year, it's pretty nice to have," Cain said.
Cain pitched six strong innings and helped himself with the bat, Buster Posey
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Manaea loses focus in A's 5-1 loss to Yankees

Posted: Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
OAKLAND -- Athletics rookie Sean Manaea is learning the hard way in his first season in the majors.
This time, the left-hander's inability to keep his focus during a four-run fourth inning proved costly.
Coming off his first big league win, Manaea pitched into the seventh inning and gave Oakland's bullpen a much-needed rest, but not much else went right
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Blues beat Sharks 6-3 to even series at 2 games apiece

Posted: Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
SAN JOSE -- Changing goaltenders gave the St. Louis Blues a spark. Changing their style of play helped them even up the Western Conference final at two games apiece.
Troy Brouwer and Kyle Brodziak each scored twice, Jake Allen stopped 31 shots in his first start of the postseason and the Blues bounced back from consecutive shutout losses to beat
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Seniors win Watsonville Powder Puff game in OT

Modified: Friday, May 20th, 2016

WATSONVILLE -- It might have been a little closer than they would have liked but the Seniors once again prevailed over the Juniors, 6-0, in the annual Watsonville High Powder Puff flag football game at Emmett M. Geiser Field on Friday.
Nicky Mendoza sliced through the Juniors' defense from eight yards out for the game-winning score, which continued the
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CCS T&F Semifinals: Relaxed quartet of Watsonville runners setting sights on CCS

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016

WATSONVILLE -- In the past, the Watsonville High track and field team would never stay to catch the end of any meet.
That will not be the case today.
Instead, the Wildcatz will cap off the Central Coast Section Semifinals at Gilroy High. The 4x400-meter relay team of Matthew Manriquez, Jacob Cervantes, Manny Garcia and T.J. Trout-Lacy will try
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Local Roundup, 5/21: Aptos’ Staka advances to state championship

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016

Aptos High's Chris Staka advanced in both of his events at Friday's the California Interscholastic Federation Swimming and Division State Prelims at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex on the campus of Clovis West High in Clovis.
He took fourth in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 45.76 seconds and was first in the 100 backstroke at 47.67.
The
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Little League Roundup, 5/20: Padres, D-Backs, Rays end regular season with wins

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016

The Padres beat the Giants 15-4 on Tuesday to close out the Pajaro Valley Little League Majors regular season.
Joel Perez homered and doubled for the Padres, while Erik Kane had a pair of hits and knocked in three runs. Dakota Rego and Domynick Martinez each singled and doubled. Martinez also drove in two runs. Steven LaGrange hit two
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Jones' 2nd shutout gives Sharks 2-1 series lead over Blues

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016
SAN JOSE -- For a San Jose team whose playoff struggles have often come down to running into a streaky goaltender at the wrong time, it must be nice to have the goalie making all the stops.
Martin Jones made 22 saves in his second straight shutout and Tomas Hertl scored twice to give the Sharks a series lead for
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Samardzija pitches Giants to 8th straight win, 3-1 vs Padres

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016
SAN DIEGO -- Bruce Bochy met Jeff Samardzija as the big right-hander came into the dugout after the eighth inning and told him he was done for the night.
Samardzija put up a bit of a fight to finish the game.
"Boch is going to be in the Hall, so I didn't fight too hard," Samardzija said of his manager
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Reddick fractures thumb in Athletics 4-1 loss to Yankees

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016
OAKLAND -- Josh Reddick was trying to make something happen, hoping to put himself into position to score. He's likely going to miss a month at minimum as a result of a fractured thumb.
"Frustrating isn't even the right word," Reddick said following the Oakland Athletics' 4-1 loss to the New York Yankees on Thursday night. "I'm ticked off more
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CCS Baseball roundup: St. Francis blanked; MVC loses on walk-off

Modified: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
The No. 12-seeded St. Francis High Sharks lost 8-0 to the No. 5-seeded St. Francis High Lancers in the first round of the Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs on Wednesday in Mountain View.
The Sharks had just five hits on St. Francis (23-8) senior ace pitcher Giuseppe Benedetti.
St. Francis of Watsonville, which won it's second straight Santa
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Curry dazzles again, Warriors even series with Thunder 1-1

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
OAKLAND -- Once Stephen Curry finally gathered himself and got up following a scary first-quarter dive into the stands, fans inside Oracle Arena could take a breath, sit back and watch the MVP put on a spectacular shooting show.
Puffy right elbow and all.
"The elbow's fine," said Curry, who hit it first on a metal platform then later bonked
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Cueto, Pence lead Giants past Padres 2-1

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
SAN DIEGO -- Johnny Cueto gave the San Francisco Giants' bullpen another night off.
Cueto threw a four-hitter for San Francisco's second straight complete game and Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer, leading the Giants to their seventh straight win with a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.
A night after Madison Bumgarner stymied the Padres,
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CCS Baseball: Aptos falls after being one out away from victory

Modified: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
APTOS -- Aptos High had completed a three-run comeback and was one out away from winning its first Central Coast Section playoff game since 2012 before the roof blew off and the game slipped away.
The No. 2-seeded Mariners led 5-4 with one out to go in the final frame but fell to No. 15 Capuchino High, 10-7, in
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Marcus Northcutt takes over ‘Catz athletics

Modified: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

WATSONVILLE -- Marcus Northcutt has had journey that has taken him up and down the state.
Watsonville High will be his next home.
Northcutt, a Watsonville resident, will take over as the school's Athletic Director at the end of the school year, Watsonville Principal Elaine Legorreta recently confirmed to the Register-Pajaronian.
"We thought he was a great fit," Legorreta
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CCS Softball: 'Catz bounced in first round by Piedmont Hills

Modified: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

WATSONVILLE -- Shaye Felix did her research.
Not quite knowing what she was about to face against the Watsonville High lineup, the Piedmont Hills senior pitcher went online and checked out the Wildcatz' stats.
"I looked at their top four hitters and me and my catcher went through it and told each other what we were planning on throwing
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Khris Davis smacks another homer, A’s sweep Rangers

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

OAKLAND -- Khris Davis and Danny Valencia have combined to hit 15 home runs this month and the Oakland Athletics are suddenly on a nice run after stumbling to open May.
Davis hit his fourth home run in two games, Valencia drove in two and the Athletics completed a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with an 8-1 win
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R-P Q&A: Pajaro Valley High's Jose Sedano

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Q: You're running in the CCS Semifinals in the 100-meters, you have the school record already, what's goal at the CCS Semifinals?
A: At this point, it's just to make the finals. It's about getting the best time and hopefully I get at least top nine in the finals.

Q: A lot of sprinters are these huge buff guys
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Local Roundup, 5/19: Meltzer cards a 75 at CCS Championships

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Aptos High's Max Meltzer fired a four-over par 75 in Tuesday's Central Coast Section Championships at Rancho Canada's West Course in the Carmel Valley.
The junior Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League champion finished tied for 33rd and missed the CIF Northern California Regional Tournament cut.
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BOY'S TENNIS
• Aptos doubles ousted - The Aptos High Mariners doubles
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Boy's MBL-P Volleyball: Watsonville’s Diaz named MVP; pair of Grizzlies also honored

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

WATSONVILLE -- Watsonville High's Angel Diaz grew up right in front of head coach Sue Jeske's eyes.
Not only did the Wildcatz senior outside hitter step into a leadership role in his second season under Jeske, but he also flourished as their top offensive threat en route to the program's second-ever league title.
"A lot was different," Diaz said.
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Sharks' Burns scores 2 power-play goals, Jones gets shutout

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
ST. LOUIS -- The San Jose Sharks got their power play revved up. Martin Jones took care of everything on the other end, cementing the victory that evened the Western Conference finals at a game apiece.
"Guys came out with a good sense of urgency and got after it," said San Jose captain Joe Pavelski, who had an assist in
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Bumgarner overwhelms Padres 5-1 as tempers briefly flare

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
SAN DIEGO -- Madison Bumgarner was way too much for the San Diego Padres.
The left-hander threw a five-hitter and struck out 11 for his first complete game this season and Brandon Crawford homered and drove in all five runs to lead the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants to a 5-1 victory against the Padres on Tuesday night.
The benches
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Davis hits 3 HRs, beats Rangers with slam in A's 8-5 victory

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
OAKLAND -- Khris Davis surprised himself with his first career grand slam, putting the finishing touches on his sensational performance at the plate and a wild ninth inning against Texas.
Davis hit a game-ending slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth for his third homer of the night, giving the Oakland Athletics an 8-5 victory over the
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