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Surging A’s beat Giants for sixth straight win

San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With 57 victories, the Oakland Athletics have their most wins ever before the All-Star break and lead the majors by a long shot. They still have five more chances to boost that number, too.

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Chavez strikes out 9, A’s beat Giants 5-0

Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie, left, and Josh Donaldson (20) celebrate after both scored against the San Francisco Giants in the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, July 7, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Both scored on a double by Alberto Callaspo. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have dominated the baseball headlines in the Bay Area since winning the World Series in 2010 and 2012. The Oakland Athletics have swiped most the attention back after taking over the best record in the majors this summer.

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Blue Jays put Encarnacion on 15-day disabled list

Toronto Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion rolls on the field after tripping while running to first base in the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Encarnacion left the game with an injury.(AP Photo/Ben Margot)

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have put All-Star first baseman Edwin Encarnacion on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right quadriceps.

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Trade costs Samardzija chance for All-Star outing

Oakland Athletics' Jeff Samardzija works against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

NEW YORK (AP) — The trade that put Jeff Samardzija on a postseason contender cost him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star game.

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Samardzija wins in Athletics’ debut

Oakland Athletics' Jeff Samardzija works against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jeff Samardzija arrived at the ballpark nearly five hours before making his first start with his new ballclub.

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