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Rangers struggle again in 9-3 loss to A’s

Texas Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo, of South Korea, connects for a single to second off a pitch from Oakland Athletics' Scott Kazmir in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A rough month didn’t get any better for Texas on Sunday night, even though the game-time temperature of 100 degrees would have seemed to be in the Rangers’ favor against Oakland.

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Giants lose in Peavy’s debut, swept by Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers' Dee Gordon, left, scores past San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 27, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants pinned their hopes on Jake Peavy to provide new life to a beat-up rotation and a lineup searching for a lift.

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First-place Dodgers complete sweep of Giants

San Francisco Giants' Jake Peavy works against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 27, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margo)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Manager Don Mattingly hardly considers a late-July sweep in San Francisco a turning point to put his Dodgers in the driver’s seat atop the NL West.

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Jaso has 3 RBIs as A’s beat Rangers 9-3

Oakland Athletics' John Jaso connects for a two-run double off Texas Rangers relief pitcher Ryan Feierabend in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — It doesn’t matter to John Jaso whether he’s Oakland’s leadoff batter, as long as he’s playing. For the Athletics, he’s extremely important at the top of the order, especially with Coco Crisp hurting.

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Stults hurt by big inning, Braves top Padres 8-3

San Diego Padres pitcher Eric Stults, right, is visited at the mound by pitching coach Darren Balsley, and catcher Rene Rivera, left, after allowing a score and two men on base by the Atlanta Braves during the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

ATLANTA (AP) — Eric Stults was unhittable for five of his six innings against the Braves.

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