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Colon improves to 12-3 as A's edge Pirates

Colon improves to 12-3 as A's edge Pirates

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Jul 8, 2013
Bartolo Colon allowed one run over seven innings and the Oakland Athletics won for the ninth time in their past 12 games, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Monday night.
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  • Walker remains out of lineup but avoids MRI exam

    Walker remains out of lineup but avoids MRI exam

    MLB.com Jul 8, 2013
    Pirates second baseman Neil Walker received treatment Monday afternoon after exiting Saturday's game against the Cubs with discomfort in his right side. Brandon Inge started at second base Monday against the Athletics.
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  • Locke unable to pitch in All-Star Game

    Locke unable to pitch in All-Star Game

    MLB.com Jul 8, 2013
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle will keep the rotation the same heading into the All-Star break, meaning Jeff Locke will not be available for the All-Star Game two days after his Sunday start against the Mets.
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  • Baseball wife Anna Benson arrested after raiding husband’s apar…

    Baseball wife Anna Benson arrested after raiding husband’s apartment with gun, bulletproof vest

    yahoo.com Jul 8, 2013
    Anna Benson used to be "baseball's hottest housewife" — or so said the magazine covers. Now she's an estranged baseball wife who was arrested and booked on trespassing, assault and gun-possession charges.Her husband Kris Benson — who pitched f…
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  • Video - Colon Outduels Locke 00:28

    Colon Outduels Locke

    Jul 8
    Both Bartolo Colon and Jeff Locke pitched seven strong innings, but it was the Athletics who came out on top with the 2-1 win over the Pirates.

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  • Marreese Speights agrees to deal with Golden State Warriors, sources say

    Jul 8
    The Golden State Warriors have agreed to terms on a new deal with Marreese Speights, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.
  • Chris Kaman, Los Angeles Lakers, agree to one-year deal, sources say

    Jul 8
    The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to terms with free agent center Chris Kaman on a one-year deal, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.