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Warriors get the jump on Rockets in series opener 104-100

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Kevin Durant continued playing on another level, scoring 35 points, 24 in the second half, to lead the Warriors past the Houston Rockets 104-100 in a hotly contested game Sunday afternoon at Oracle Arena in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Kevin Durant drives …

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Pinder’s walk-off single leads A’s to 6-5 win, sweep of Rangers

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Chad Pinder’s two-out walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning drove home Stephen Piscotty with the winning run, giving the A’s a 6-5 win over the Texas Rangers at the Coliseum and a sweep of their three game series. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Chad Pinder laces a two out …

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Giants shake off fatigue for third straight over Rockies, 5-2

BY RICK PORCARO The Giants rode the strong pitching of Madison Bumgarner and another home run from Kevin Pillar to bounce back quickly from last nights 18 inning marathon, defeating the Colorado Rockies again by a score of 5 -2 Saturday afternoon. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Giants ace Madison Bumgarner delivers a …

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Padres pitching shuts down Giants 3-1 behind Machado blast

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The struggling San Francisco Giants slow start to the 2019 season continued Wednesday as they dropped a 3-1 decision to the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Padres rookie Nick Margevicius delivers a pitch during San Diego’s 3-1 win over the Giants Wednesday afternoon. Margevicius …

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Rays, Glasnow, thump Giants 5-2 to spoil home opener

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Kicking off their home season after a rough week on the road, the Giants didn’t find Tampa Bay in the mood to play along with any festivities at the newly christened Oracle Park Friday afternoon. The Rays wasted little time jumping on Dereck Rodriguez, scoring three first …

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Piscotty’s 5 RBI lead A’s past Bosox to close winning homestand

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Bouncing back from an early 3-0 deficit, the A’s rebounded with seven unanswered runs to earn a 7-3 win against the Boston Red Sox Thursday afternoon at the Coliseum. The win completed a season opening homestand that saw Oakland take three out of four from the defending …

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Fiers, A’s bats, firing on all cylinders in shutout win over Angels

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The A’s opened the Coliseum portion of their 2019 schedule Thursday, riding six shutout innings from Mike Fiers on the way to a 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Oakland starter Mike Fiers throws a pitch during the A’s 4-0 win in their home …

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