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A’s ride Montas season debut to series win against D-Backs, 2-1

BY STEVEN LUKE Making his 2018 season debut in the Majors, Frankie Montas held the Arizona Diamondbacks hitless through five innings and gave up only one run through six with seven strikeouts leading the Oakland Athletics to a 2-1 win Sunday afternoon. The win also gave the A’s the series …

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Obituary: William H. ‘Bill’ Wainwright (1942-2018)

Well-known Martinez resident William H. ‘Bill’ Wainwright passed away on May 19 at his home after a 15-month battle with brain cancer. He was 75 years-old. A memorial service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Although Wainwright spent his earliest years away from Martinez, …

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Belt and Hundley’s clutch homers seal Giants victory against Rox

BY ANTHONY SOSA An explosive seventh inning, which included back-to-back home runs from Brandon Belt and Nick Hundley, capped off an exhilarating, back-and-forth battle that resulted in a 9-5 Giants victory over their division-rival Colorado Rockies Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park. The win earned the Giants a split of the …

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Suarez roughed up in first, Belt unhappy with ump in Giants loss

BY ANTHONY SOSA An early first-inning offensive outburst by the Cincinnati Reds proved to be too much for the San Francisco Giants to overcome and thus kept them from completing their second sweep of the season. The Reds salvaged the third game of the series by defeating the Giants 6-3, …

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Election Ballot Drop-Off Box Locations in Martinez Announced

The City of Martinez announced today that Contra Costa residents will find it easier to vote in the upcoming June 5th Primary Election, as the Contra Costa Elections Office and City Clerks countywide are providing convenient Vote By Mail drop-off locations, prior to and on Election Day. The election drop-off …

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Longoria, Blach lead resilient Giants past Dodgers 4-2

BY ANTHONY SOSA A clutch three-run home run by Evan Longoria in the bottom of the first inning and a solid start from Ty Blach helped the San Francisco Giants defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2, in front of an electric, sold-out crowd Sunday at AT&T Park. The victory secured …

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Warriors second quarter run sinks Pelicans in series opener

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Facing the same New Orleans Pelicans team that torched them for 126 points on the Oracle court just three weeks earlier, the Golden State Warriors rode a swarming defense and big game performances from their soon to be expanding cast of All-Stars to post an impressive 123-101 …

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Nationals jump the Shark, clobber Giants 15-2 behind Scherzer

BY ANTHONY SOSA A rough outing for San Francisco Giants’ starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija and a strong showing from the Washington Nationals’ offense proved too much for the Giants to complete a series sweep as they lost 15-2 Wednesday at AT&T Park. Despite the loss, the Giants still managed to …

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