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Scoreboard Roundup – 6/6/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 6/6/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Chicago Cubs 5 (24-34) - Miami Marlins 3 (32-29) 13 Innings

Detroit Tigers 6 (32-25) - Boston Red Sox 2 (27-33)

Pittsburgh Pirates 15 (29-31) - Milwaukee Brewers 5 (36-26)

Philadelphia Phillies 8 (25-34) - Cincinnati Reds 0 (27-32)

Toronto Blue Jays 3 (38-24) - St. Louis Cardinals 1 (31-31)

Tampa Bay Rays 4 (24-38) - Seattle Mariners 0 (31-29)

Oakland Athletics 4 (38-23) - Baltimore Orioles 3 (30-29) 11 Innings

New York Yankees 4 (31-29) - Kansas City Royals 2 (29-32)

Texas Rangers 6 (31-30) - Cleveland Indians 4 (30-31)

Los Angeles Dodgers 7 (32-30) - Colorado Rockies 2 (28-32)

Houston Astros 5 (27-35) - Minnesota Twins 4 (28-31)

San Francisco Giants 4 (40-21) - New York Mets 2 (28-33)

Atlanta Braves 5 (32-27) - Arizona Diamondbacks 2 (26-37)

Washington Nationals 6 (31-28) - San Diego Padres 0 (27-34)

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 8 (32-28) - Chicago White Sox 4 (31-31)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Matt Crafton wins the Winstar World Casino and Resort at Texas Motor Speedway

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Scoreboard Roundup – 6/4/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 6/4/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Stanley Cup Final: Los Angeles Kings 3 - New York Rangers 2 (Kings lead series, 1-0.)

MLB: Seattle Mariners 2 (31-28) – Atlanta Braves 0 (31-27)

San Diego Padres 3 (27-33) – Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (28-31)

Oakland Athletics 7 (37-22) – New York Yankees 4 (29-29)

Toronto Blue Jays 8 (36-24) – Detroit Tigers 2 (31-24)

Miami Marlins 5 (31-28) – Tampa Bay Rays 4 (23-37)

San Francisco Giants 3 (38-21) – Cincinnati Reds 2 (27-30)

Los Angeles Angels 4 (31-27) - Houston Astros 0 (25-35)

Minnesota Twins 6 (28-29) - Milwaukee Brewers 4 (35-25)

St. Louis Cardinals 5 (31-29) - Kansas City Royals 2 (28-31) 11 Innings

Baltimore Orioles 6 (30-27) - Texas Rangers 5 (29-30)

Washington Nationals 8 (29-28) - Philadelphia Phillies 4 (24-33)

Chicago Cubs 5 (22-34) - New York Mets 4 (28-31)

Arizona Diamondbacks 16 (25-36) - Colorado Rockies 8 (28-30)

Chicago White Sox 2 (31-30) - Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (31-30)

Cleveland Indians 7 (30-30) - Boston Red Sox 4 (27-32) 12 Innings

 

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Ramirez, Cespedes Power Teams to Victory

Ramirez, Cespedes Power Teams to Victory

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A night of offensive outbursts in Major League Baseball were highlighted by a pair of five RBI performances from Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes and Los Angeles' Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez belted two home runs in the Dodgers (30-27) 12-2 rout of Pittsburgh while Cespedes sparked a six-run seventh as the Athletics (34-22) knocked off the Angels 11-3.

For Ramirez, his offense started early with a single in the bottom of the first that scored Andre Either. He did the same thing in the third, giving Los Angeles a 3-0 advantage. In his next at-bat, Ramirez launched a two run shot to center that scored Yasiel Puig and gave the Dodgers an 8-1 lead. His final RBI came on a solo homer in the bottom of the sixth that brought the final score to 12-2.

All five of Cespedes' RBI's came in the seventh and eighth innings as Oakland had to come from behind to get the win. The Athletics entered the bottom of the seventh trailing 3-1 but Cespedes stepped to the plate with a tie score and two runners on. The outfielder tripled to right center, giving Oakland a 5-3 lead over the Angels. He added to his total with three run blast in the bottom of the eighth.

The Athletics hold the American League's best record, leading the AL West, while the Dodgers sit six and a half games back of National League leader San Francisco.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 5/29/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 5/29/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NHL Eastern Conference Finals - Game 6: New York Rangers 1 - Montreal Canadiens 0 (Rangers win series, 4-2)

NBA Western Conference Finals: San Antonio Spurs 117 - Oklahoma City Thunder 89 (Spurs lead series, 3-2)

MLB: Detroit Tigers 5 (30-20) - Oakland Athletics 4 (32-22)

Texas Rangers 5 (28-26) - Minnesota Twins 4 (24-27)

New York Mets 4 (25-28) - Philadelphia Phillies 1 (23-28)

Boston Red Sox 4 (24-29) - Atlanta Braves 3 (28-25)

Kansas City Royals 8 (25-28) - Toronto Blue Jays 6 (32-23)

Houston Astros 3 (23-32) - Baltimore Orioles 1 (26-26)

Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (23-33) - Cincinnati Reds 0 (23-29)

San Francisco Giants 6 (35-19) - St. Louis Cardinals 5 (29-25)

Pittsburgh Pirates 6 (24-29) - Los Angeles Dodgers 3 (29-26)

Los Angeles Angels 7 (30-23) - Seattle Mariners 5 (26-27)

 

 

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Scoreboard Roundup – 5/21/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 5/21/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs – Western Conference Finals: Los Angeles Kings 6 – Chicago Blackhawks 2 (Series tied 1-1)

NBA Playoffs - Western Conference Finals:  San Antonio Spurs 112 - Oklahoma City Thunder 77 (San Antonio leads, 2-0)

MLB: Cleveland Indians 11 (22-25) – Detroit Tigers 10 (27-15) 13 Innings

Texas Rangers 4 (22-24) – Seattle Mariners 3 (22-23)

New York Yankees 4 (24-21) – Chicago Cubs 2 (16-28) 13 Innings

Cincinnati Reds 2 (21-24) – Washington Nationals 1 (24-22)

Pittsburgh Pirates 9 (19-26) – Baltimore Orioles 8 (23-21)

Los Angeles Dodgers 4 (25-22) – New York Mets 3 (20-25)

Milwaukee Brewers 6 (28-19) – Atlanta Braves 1 (25-20)

Oakland Athletics 3 (30-16) – Tampa Bay Rays 2 (19-28)

Miami Marlins 14 (24-23) – Philadelphia Phillies 5 (20-23)

Minnesota Twins 2 (23-21) - San Diego Padres 0 (21-26)

St. Louis Cardinals 3 (25-21) - Arizona Diamondbacks 2 (18-30) 12 Innings

San Francisco Giants 5 (29-18) - Colorado Rockies 1 (26-21)

Toronto Blue Jays 6 (25-22) – Boston Red Sox 4 (20-25)

Kansas City Royals 3 (23-23) – Chicago White Sox 1 (23-25)

Los Angeles Angels 2 (26-20) - Houston Astros 1 (17-30)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 5/13/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 5/13/14

Getty Images/Hemera (NEW YORK) -- NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs – Eastern Conference Second Round: New York Rangers 2 – Pittsburgh Penguins 1 (Rangers win series, 4-3)

Western Conference Secound Round:  Chicago Blackhawks 2 - Minnesota Wild 1 OT (Blackhawks win series, 4-2)

NBA Playoffs – Eastern Conference Semifinals: Washington Wizards 102 – Indiana Pacers 79 (Pacers lead series, 3-2)

Western Conference Semifinals:  Oklahoma City Thunder 105 - Los Angeles Clippers 104 (Thunder lead series, 3-2)

MLB: Detroit Tigers 4 (23-12) – Baltimore Orioles 1 (20-17)

Los Angeles Angels 4 (20-18) – Philadelphia Phillies 3 (17-20)

Toronto Blue Jays 5 (20-20) – Cleveland Indians 4 (18-21)

San Diego Padres 2 (19-21) – Cincinnati Reds 1 (17-20)

Houston Astros 8 (13-27) - Texas Rangers 0 (20-20)

Milwaukee Brewers 5 (25-14) - Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (16-22)

Minnesota Twins 8 (18-19) - Boston Red Sox 6 (19-19)

Kansas City Royals 5 (19-19) - Colorado Rockies 1 (23-18)

New York Mets 12 (19-19) - New York Yankees 7 (19-19)

Arizona Diamondbacks 3 (16-26) - Washington Nationals 1 (20-19)

St. Louis Cardinals 4 (20-20) - Chicago Cubs 3 (13-25) 12 Innings

Oakland Athletics 11 (25-15) - Chicago White Sox 0 (19-22)

Tampa Bay Rays 2 (17-23) - Seattle Mariners 1 (20-19)

Los Angeles Dodgers 7 (22-19) - Miami Marlins 1 (20-20)

Atlanta Braves 5 (22-16) - San Francisco Giants 0 (25-15)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 5/7/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 5/7/14Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs – Eastern Conference Semifinals: Indiana Pacers 86 – Washington Wizards 82 (Series tied, 1-1) Oklahoma City Thunder 112 - Los Angeles Clippers 101 (Series tied, 1-1) NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs &nd...

Athletics Avoid Sweep, Top Red Sox in 10 Innings

Athletics Avoid Sweep, Top Red Sox in 10 Innings

Photos.com​/Thinkstoc​k(BOSTON) -- Yoenis Cespedes hit an RBI infield single in the top of the tenth and Jim Johnson pitched a scoreless bottom half of the inning to give the Oakland Athletics a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox Sunday.The win allowed Oakland (19-12) to avoid the sweep and remain two games ahead of Texas for first place in the AL West. The Red Sox (15-17) had a chance to do some damage in the bottom of the tenth. Will Middlebrooks opened the inning with a base hit which ended up with him at second when A's center fielder Coco Crisp misplayed the ball. Jackie Bradley Jr. then bunted the ball down the first base line to try and advance Middlebrooks to third, but A's first baseman Daric Barton charged the ball and threw to third to get Middlebrooks. "He made a terrific play," Oakland skipper Bob Melvin said. "That's a gutsy play. That's a play that if the runner gets over, they can win the game with a hit. A gutsy play."

Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray pitched six innings, allowing two runs and striking out three in the win.         

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Scoreboard Roundup – 4/30/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/30/14Getty Images/Hemera (NEW YORK) -- NHL Stanley Cup First Round Playoffs: New York Rangers 2 – Philadelphia Flyers 1 (Rangers win series, 4-3) Minnesota Wild 5 - Colorado Avalanche 4 OT (Wild win series, 4-3) Los Angeles Kings 5 - San Jose Sharks 1...

Gray Out Duels Darvish for First Complete Game

Gray Out Duels Darvish for First Complete GameRick Yeatts/Getty Images(Arlington, Texas) -- Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray allowed just three hits and struck out six batters to pick up the first complete game of his career. His offense also put up four runs to ensure it came in a winning ef...

Scoreboard Roundup 4-28-14

Scoreboard Roundup 4-28-14Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs: Miami Heat 109 - Charlotte Bobcats 98 (Heat win series, 4-0) Atlanta Hawks 107 - Indiana Pacers 97 (Hawks lead series, 3-2) San Antonio Spurs 93 - Dallas Mavericks 89 (Series tied, 2-2) NHL Playoffs: Pengu...

Athletics Reward Reliever Sean Doolittle with Extension

Athletics Reward Reliever Sean Doolittle with ExtensionTom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- After an unexpected position change, the Oakland Athletics have been so impressed with what they've seen from reliever Sean Doolittle, they've rewarded him with a five-year contract extension. Dootlittl...

A’s Remove Jim Johnson from Closer Role

A’s Remove Jim Johnson from Closer RoleSarah Glenn/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Oakland Athletics rarely make big splashes in the offseason, but their most recent one is proving to be a mistake so far as Jim Johnson has been demoted from his role as the team's closer. The Athletics acquire...

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/10/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/10/14Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Oakland Athletics 6 (6-3) – Minnesota Twins 1 (3-6) New York Yankees 4 (5-5) – Boston Red Sox 1 (4-6) Pittsburgh Pirates 5 (6-3) – Chicago Cubs 4 (3-6) Houston Astros 6 (4-6) – Toronto Blue ...

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/9/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/9/14Hemera/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- MLB:  Cleveland Indians 2 (5-3) – San Diego Padres 0 (2-6) Game 1 San Diego Padres 2 (3-6) – Cleveland Indians 1 (5-4) Game 2 Oakland Athletics 7 (5-3) – Minnesota Twins 4 (3-5) 11 Innings Cinc...

Crisp’s Walk-Off Lifts Oakland Past Seattle

Crisp’s Walk-Off Lifts Oakland Past SeattleJason O. Watson/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Coco Crisp launched a solo homerun to leadoff the bottom of the 12th, giving Oakland a 3-2 win over Seattle on Thursday. Umpires met briefly to review the play, but quickly confirmed the walk-off. "I was...

Mark Mulder’s Comeback Over after Rupturing Achilles Tendon

Mark Mulder’s Comeback Over after Rupturing Achilles TendonTom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(TEMPE Ariz.) -- Hoping to return to the Major Leagues after a six-year absence, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Mark Mulder suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during agility drills prior to his first bullpen session w...

Athletics Reward Outfielder Coco Crisp with Two-Year Extension

Athletics Reward Outfielder Coco Crisp with Two-Year ExtensionOakland A's/MLB(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- With both sides eager to make a deal, the Oakland Athletics and outfielder Coco Crisp have come to terms on a two-year deal. Crisps new contract will pay him $22.75 million over the course of the 2015 and 2016 season...

RP Grant Balfour Signs With Tampa Bay Rays

RP Grant Balfour Signs With Tampa Bay RaysRobert Binder/MLB Photos via Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to a two-year contract with free agent closer Grant Balfour on Thursday, worth $12 million. This will be Balfour’s second stint with the Rays. He previously playe...

Athletics Agree to Deal with Reliever Eric O’Flaherty

Athletics Agree to Deal with Reliever Eric O’FlahertyBrian D. Kersey/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- In a typical under-the-radar move by the team, the Oakland Raiders have agreed on a contract with free agent reliever Eric O'Flaherty. The deal is for two years and worth $7 million. "He's been one of th...

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