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Jared Goff’s return to the Bay Area a successful one

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Jared Goff’s first regular season appearance in the Bay Area as a professional was a successful one as the former Cal quarterback looked sharp and poised during his appearance Thursday night against the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The Novato native who was the first …

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Giants play spoiler against Rox as nightmare season winds down

BY RYAN LEONG Even though the Giants have lost 93 games and are playing out possibly the worst single season in franchise history, they’re not planning to rebuild. Proof of this was made on September 16 when General Manager Bobby Evans elected to pick up the $9 million option on …

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A’s rough up Astros pitching in doubleheader sweep

BY RYAN LEONG The A’s might not be going to the playoffs but the next best thing is to play spoiler to those who want to play baseball in October. After years of beating up on the Astros when the Athletics were headed to three straight postseason appearances including division …

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Gorky’s hot glove unable to save MadBum and wilting Giants

BY RYAN LEONG Gorkys Hernandez made the catch of the year for the Giants in the first inning against the Cardinals. Unfortunately, his highlight reel defense was only a sidebar to another loss. In what has been a disappointing season to say the least, the Cardinals won 7-3 on Sunday …

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A’s sweep stalls Rangers playoff push on Little League weekend

BY RYAN LEONG The Oakland A’s have always been known for having colorful uniforms since moving to the East Bay in 1968. This past weekend represented an homage, not only to the A’s but the Astros and Pirates of the 1970s. This was Players’ Weekend where all thirty teams wore …

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Scrappy Giants post another winning homestand

BY RYAN LEONG There’s an old cliché that it’s better to be lucky than good. An examination of Wednesday afternoon’s Giants game was a good example of that. San Francisco was 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position and stranded eight runners yet managed to beat the playoff contending Milwaukee Brewers …

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Struggling A’s continue to make it interesting

BY RYAN LEONG It’s been a long season for the A’s and although more games have been lost than won, the 2017 squad has at least made it entertaining. On Wednesday, after leading by a run in the third, the A’s came back from a 5-2 deficit, but in the …

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Samardzija stifles Bucs as Giant trade winds swirl

BY RYAN LEONG The Giants have very little to play for with the second worst record in the majors at 40-63. Only the Phillies have fewer wins and they just beat the Giants in a series back in Philadelphia last month. The key number for the Orange and Black is …

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Transitioning A’s Complete Strong Homestand Against Contenders

BY RYAN LEONG The A’s are rebuilding for the future again because they’re not in contention. But still, the Athletics are an exciting ballclub because of their young talent with rookies like Matt Chapman and Franklin Barreto. While he’s rumored to be on the trading block, Yonder Alonso for the …

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