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A’s trying to hold on amid extended slump

Oakland Athletics' Geovany Soto (17) argues with home plate umpire Jerry Meals, left, after striking out against the Philadelphia Phillies in the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. The A's won 8-6 in 10 innings. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

There’s only a week left in the regular season, which may seem like an eternity for the Oakland Athletics.

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Kent creates scholarship for Cal women’s athletics

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Former major league infielder Jeff Kent is giving back to women’s athletics at his former school, the University of California.

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Cuban baseball opening runs into trouble

In this Sept. 17, 2014, file photo,  Boston Red Sox's Rusney Castillo bats against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the baseball game in Pittsburgh. When Castillo left Cuba he signed a $72.5 million, seven-year deal with the Boston Red Sox this summer, topping outfielder Jose Abreu’s $68 million, six-year contract with the Chicago White Sox last October. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s unprecedented effort to stop a devastating baseball talent drain doesn’t seem to be working, with a string of stars leaving for the major leagues in the year since the government allowed a small number to play professionally overseas.

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Cards clinch playoff spot, then lose 7-2 to Reds

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn throws to a Cincinnati Reds batter during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Sarah Conard)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals clinched a playoff spot on Sunday, and then lost 7-2 to Jay Bruce and the Cincinnati Reds.

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Donaldson powers A’s past Phillies

Oakland Athletics' Geovany Soto hits a double to drive in two runs against the Philadelphia Phillies in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland needed a big hit in the 10th inning against Philadelphia. Fortunately for the Athletics, they had Josh Donaldson at the plate.

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