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Young roughed up, Mariners lose to Athletics

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Chris Young throws to the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The fired-up Oakland Athletics came out swinging, and Chris Young’s day was short-lived.

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Dunn homers in 1st at-bat for A’s, tops White Sox

Oakland Athletics' Adam Dunn hits a two-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Adam Dunn provided instant pop for the struggling Athletics, hitting a towering, two-run homer in his first at-bat for Oakland to highlight a 6-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday in a matchup of playoff contenders.

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Posey goes 5 for 5 in 6 innings, Giants rout Brews

San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey drives in a run with a single against the Milwaukee Brewers during the second inning of a baseball game on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey went 5 for 5 and drove in three runs in just six innings, then was pulled early as the San Francisco Giants routed the Milwaukee Brewers 13-2 on Friday night for their fourth straight win.

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49ers linebacker Aldon Smith suspended by NFL

In this Aug. 17, 2014, file photo, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara, Calif. Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues. A statement Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, from the league said Smith had violated the NFL’s substance abuse and personal conduct policies. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have been preparing for months to play on without Aldon Smith over an extended period.

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Rockies beaten by Buster Posey, Giants again

San Francisco Giants' Joe Panik, right, hops over Colorado Rockies' Justin Morneau (33) after completing a double play in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in San Francisco. Nolan Arenado was out at first base. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For two nights, the Colorado Rockies have had no answers for Buster Posey. Or San Francisco’s stellar starting pitching, either.

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