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Soler, Benintendi hit homers for Minor as Royals snap skid

Jun. 11, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mike Minor likes pitching in close games, and that's exactly what he faced dueling against Frankie Montas for much of his outing Thursday night until Kansas City's hitters delivered late. Manager Mike Matheny has stressed how the Royals must grind...

Manaea, A's hand D-backs 19th straight road loss, 4-0

Jun. 09, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sean Manaea pitched six innings of two-hit ball, and the Oakland Athletics handed Arizona its 19th straight road loss with a 4-0 victory over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. Mark Canha had two hits and two RBIs for Oakland, and Jed Lowrie finished...

Bassitt stymies D-backs, Arizona drops 18th in a row on road

Jun. 09, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — To get feeling right physically again, Chris Bassitt spent one of his recent days off icing his legs in a 45-degree Colorado river as teammate Cole Irvin went fishing. “I was basically sitting in an ice bath all day long,” Bassitt said. ...

Jim Fassel, coach who took Giants to Super Bowl, dies at 71

Jun. 08, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

Jim Fassel, whose bold guarantee of a playoff bid late in the 2000 season seemingly catapulted the New York Giants to a spot in the Super Bowl, has died. He was 71. The Giants said Tuesday that family friends informed them of his death. Son John...

Khris Davis DFA'd by Rangers, who want look at young players

Jun. 08, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Khris Davis was designated for assignment Tuesday by the slumping Texas Rangers, a move more about the young team's standing than the struggles of the veteran slugger. Davis missed the first 34 games of the season because of a left quad strain,...

US: California militia plotted ‘war’ against police

Jun. 07, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An Air Force sergeant accused of killing two law enforcement officers in California last year was part of a rightwing militia known as the Grizzly Scouts that held firearms trainings, scouted protests, and laid out terms of “war” against police, a newspaper...

California News Digest

Jun. 05, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

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Manaea throws CG, Moreland homers as A's blank Mariners 6-0

Jun. 03, 2021 02:07 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Sean Manaea pitched a four-hitter with eight strikeouts for his second shutout this season, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 6-0 on Wednesday night. Mitch Moreland's two-run homer capped a five-run third inning, giving the A’s their...

Two dozen Oakland officers disciplined over protest response

Jun. 02, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — More than two dozens Oakland police officers were reprimanded or suspended for using tear gas last summer against peaceful protesters who took to the streets following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, officials said Wednesday. Oakland...

Mariners rally past A's in 10th, improve to 5-0 in extras

May. 31, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Ty France hit a tying single and scored on Tom Murphy's sacrifice fly in the 10th inning as the Seattle Mariners rallied past the Oakland Athletics 6-5 Monday for their fifth straight win. The Mariners have won seven of eight and improved to 5-0 in extra...