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Longoria leads Giants past A’s 5-4 to take Bay Bridge series

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The San Francisco Giants took down the Oakland A’s 5-4 to take the Bay Bridge series before a crowd of 47,321 at the Coliseum Sunday afternoon. Evan Longoria’s three RBI’s led the Giants to a sweep of the two game weekend series in Oakland, enabling them to …

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Heirloom apple varieties making a comeback at Farmers Market

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS After almost disappearing, apple varieties that were popular 30 to 40 years ago have been making a comeback. Discerning farmers’ market customers have learned to discriminate between a delightfully sweet or tart heirloom and those that are available in the supermarkets. People have grown weary of …

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Benicia Film Festival Returns for September Weekend

Benicia Film Festival returns for its sixth year to celebrate independent filmmakers and support arts and culture in Benicia. The three-day festival will welcome audiences at Benicia Veterans Memorial Hall, 1150 First Street, kicking off with a gala event on the evening of Friday, September 6th. The festival will conclude …

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A’s use small ball to take third straight from Houston 8-4

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Chris Bassitt and the A’s overcame a shaky start before settling down to pitch six strong innings Saturday afternoon and help Oakland to their third straight win over the Houston Astros by a score of 8-4 at the Coliseum. With the win, the A’s have now shaved …

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Astros pitching magic continues to dominate AL opponents

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ With Houston enjoying a 9.5 game lead over the A’s and rolling to a third straight division title as they arrive in Oakland for a four game weekend series, the Astros pitching philosophy has become the cornerstone of their sustained success in the AL West. But what …

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Former mate Parra’s three run homer haunts Giants in 4-1 loss

BY RICK PORCARO The Giants post season hopes were dealt another blow Wednesday afternoon as they fell 4-1 to Washington, completing a three-game series sweep for the Nationals. Washington didn’t waste any time jumping on Giants starter Shaun Anderson (3-4, 5.33), manufacturing a run in the first on a Juan …

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A different perspective on the trade deadline – five years later

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ Most of the attention around the trade deadline is rightfully focused on the teams that are in contention for a playoff berth, and whose roster machinations in search of the perfect combination of talent and opportunity drives the news cycles in late July. It was wonderful theatre …

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A’s best Cardinals 8-3 as Fiers earns tenth win

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Mike Fiers pitched 5 2/3 solid innings to earn his 10th win of the season as the A’s scored a 8-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday night at Oakland Coliseum for their fifth win in six games. Oakland took advantage of the early wildness of Cardinals starter …

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