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OAKLAND, CA - JULY 23: Jesse Chavez #60 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Houston Astros during the first inning at O.co Coliseum on July 23, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Hold Off Late Charge By Astros, Cespedes Homers Twice

Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with an apparent right thumb injury, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Houston Astros 9-7 on Wednesday night.

07/23/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 23: Third baseman Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants makes a diving stop but was unable to throw out center fielder Ben Revere #2 of the Philadelphia Phillies in the bottom of the first inning on July 23, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Pence Double In 9th Inning Lifts Giants Over Phillies

Hunter Pence drove in all of San Francisco’s runs with a double in the ninth and Madison Bumgarner pitched eight scoreless innings to lead the Giants to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.

07/23/2014

San Francisco Giants v Philadelphia Phillies

Daily Madden: Long Games Take Their Toll On Catchers

Both the Giants and A’s played extra innings Tuesday night — the Giants beating the Phillies in 14 and the A’s losing to the Astros in 12.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/23/2014

Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros slides into home plate to score a run past Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics during the third inning at O.co Coliseum on July 22, 2014 in Oakland. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Fall To Astros In 12 Innings

L.J. Hoes homered with one out in the top of the 12th, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Tuesday night for their first win in four tries at the Coliseum this year.

07/22/2014

Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants hits a double in the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 22, 2014 in Philadelphia. (Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Giants Hang On, Defeat Phillies In 14 Inning Marathon

Brandon Crawford hit a bases-clearing double to break a 14th-inning stalemate and Tim Lincecum earned his first career save as the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-6 on Tuesday night.

07/22/2014

The Oakland Coliseum. (CBS)

Phil Matier: A’s Agree To 10-Year-Lease Extension To Keep Playing In Oakland

The A’s have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to keep them playing ball in Oakland, but it really only requires them to play at the Coliseum for two.

07/22/2014

Gregor Blanco #7 of the San Francisco Giants singles in a run in the second inning during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 21, 2014 in Philadelphia. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Duvall, Kontos Help Giants Defeat Phillies

Adam Duvall hit a two-run homer to spoil Cliff Lee’s return from the disabled list and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 on Monday night.

07/21/2014

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Ed Zurga)

Top 5 MLB Closer Celebrations

Do closer celebrations bother you? Here is a list of some of my favorite closer celebrations to help you decide whether they are awesome or down right classless.

07/21/2014

Dan Uggla #26 of the Atlanta Braves throws out a runner from his knees during the 6th inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Turner Field on April 27, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Giants Sign Veteran Infielder Dan Uggla To Minor-League Contract

The San Francisco Giants have signed veteran second baseman Dan Uggla Monday to a minor-league contract, according to published reports.

07/21/2014

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 20: Sonny Gray #54 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning at O.co Coliseum on July 20, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Sonny Gray Strikes Out 8 In Match With Orioles, Picks Up 5th Consecutive Win For Oakland A’s

Sonny Gray struck out eight to win his fifth consecutive decision, and the Oakland Athletics pounded the Baltimore Orioles 10-2 on Sunday.

07/20/2014

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