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Sacramento Bee 24 mins ago
Athletics miss multiple chances in loss to Astros

Athletics miss multiple chances in loss to Astros

All that walkoff magic followed by whipped cream-pie celebrations the Oakland Athletics have enjoyed in recent years turned the Astros' way this time. Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes doubles against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Scott Kazmir throws to the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Scott Kazmir throws to the Houston Astros during the first inning of a...

A’s can make hay vs. losing clubs, but Astros not the pushovers they once were, plus Melvin on chat with Milone

Carl Steward here. Tuesday night’s game ran way late, so my final game story didn’t make the actual print newspaper. Here’s the final version, plus the expanded notes from the early version. – OAKLAND – As good as the A’s… Continue Reading →
POSTGAME NOTES: Nearly six hours, 507 pitches, 14 innings … and one very fulfilling victory for Giants

POSTGAME NOTES: Nearly six hours, 507 pitches, 14 innings … and one very fulfilling victory for Giants

Hector Sanchez hobbled to the clubhouse shower, teammates egging him on with every step. As the five-hour, 46-minute game had come to an end, a cramping Sanchez had caught the 247th of 248 Giants pitches and badly seized up. His… Continue Reading →The post POSTGAME NOTES: Nearly six hours, 507 pitches, 14 innings … and one very fulfilling victory for Giants appeared first on Giants Extra.
Sacramento Bee 1 hour ago
Hoes homer in 12th inning lifts Astros past A's

Hoes homer in 12th inning lifts Astros past A's

L.J. Hoes homered with one out in the top of the 12th, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Tuesday night for their first win in four tries at the Coliseum this year. Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, right, turns a double play over Oakland Athletics' Josh Donaldson on a ground ball from Derek Norris during the fourth inning of a baseball game on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Scott Kazmir throws to the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Oakland,...
Sacramento Bee 1 hour ago

Recap: Oakland vs. Houston

L.J. Hoes' homer in the 12th inning boosted the Houston Astros to a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics in the opener of a three-game set on Tuesday.
Oakland Tribune 1 hour ago

Live udpates: Pac-12 Football Media Day 1, Wednesday at 8 a.m.

Live updates from Pac-12 Football Media Day on Wednesday, July 23 from the San Jose Mercury News, Los Angeles News Group, Denver Post and Salt Lake Tribune.
Oakland Tribune 1 hour ago

Oakland A's can't shake Houston Astros, lose in 12 innings

Oakland A's lose out on chance to gain a game on the pursuing Los Angeles Angels.

Astros edge A’s 3-2 in 12th inning on Hoes’ homer

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum Once upon a time, the Astros were the ugly duckling of the AL West – and before that, the NL Central. Now, Houston is starting to become a problem for the teams at the top. The club the A’s clobbered relentlessly last season hung tough with the division leaders on Tuesday night at the Coliseum, finally topping Oakland 3-2 in 12 innings. L.J. Hoes hit a homer to left off Fernando Abad, just the fourth run Abad has allowed since May 18 – all four via solo homer. Hoes entered the game hitting .176 with two homers. The A’s...
Sacramento Bee 1 hour ago
Giants beat Phillies 9-6 in 14 innings

Giants beat Phillies 9-6 in 14 innings

If the Philadelphia Phillies are planning to ship closer Jonathan Papelbon off at the trade deadline, now might not be the best time to do it. Philadelphia Phillies' Jimmy Rollins celebrates after he hits a two run home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game with teammate Ben Revere against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. San Francisco Giants left fielder Michael Morse catches a fly ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies' Jimmy Rollins in the third inning of a baseball game on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Phillies'...
philly.com 1 hour ago

Giants 9, Phillies 6 (14 innings)

The Phillies fell to the San Francisco Giants, 9-6, in 14 innings at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

49ers training camp facts, practice schedule

Here are the basics for the 49ers’ training camp: Coach: Jim Harbaugh (fourth year). Who: Rookies reported last Wednesday, quarterbacks and rehabilitating veterans last Friday. All players must report Wednesday. Where: 49ers training facility, Santa Clara. Practices: Begin Thursday and… Continue Reading →

49ers passing offense needs to pick it up this training camp

The No. 1 mission of this 49ers training camp: boosting the Colin Kaepernick-led passing attack. It even has the defense raring to go for Thursday’s first practice action. If the secondary can get its mitts on Kaepernick passes, both sides… Continue Reading →
Sacramento Bee 2 hours ago

Recap: Philadelphia vs. San Francisco

Brandon Crawford hit a tie-breaking, three-run double with two outs in the 14th inning to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 9-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Sacramento Bee 2 hours ago
Giants beat Phillies 9-6 in 14 innings

Giants beat Phillies 9-6 in 14 innings

Brandon Crawford hit a bases-clearing double to break a 14th-inning stalemate and Tim Lincecum earned his first career save as the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-6 on Tuesday night. Philadelphia Phillies' Cody Asche makes catch on San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey's hit in the fifth inning of a baseball game on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Phillies' Ben Revere gets a stolen base in the third inning of a baseball game as San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford covers on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. San Francisco Giants...
San Jose Mercury News 2 hours ago

Giants outlast Phillies in 14 innings

Thw Giants' Brandon Crawford drove in the go-ahead runs in the 14th inning shortly after the five-hour mark, and Tim Lincecum picked up the save at Citizens Bank Park in the 9-6 win.

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