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2009-09-12 22:35:51

Aaron Hill's late two-run homer Saturday boosted the Toronto Blue Jays to an 8-6 win over the slumping Detroit Tigers. The homer, Hill's only hit, came with two outs in the top of the ninth, and was his 32nd this season. One of two hits by Rod Barajas was a two-run homer. Marco Scutaro had three hits, one a solo homer, and two RBI. Vernon Wells had three hits and an RBI, and a run scored on Brandon Lyon's eighth-inning wild pitch for the Blue Jays, who have won three straight. Winner Brandon...

2009-09-12 17:20:53

Brett Anderson and two relievers held the Minnesota Twins to two runs and five hits Saturday, leading Oakland to a 4-2 victory. Anderson (9-10) avoided a big rally in seven innings with no walks and 11 groundouts in 108 pitches. Michael Wuertz hurled a scoreless eighth and closer Andrew Bailey earned his 24th save with a scoreless ninth. Cliff Pennington led Oakland with three hits and one RBI. Rajai Davis, Kurt Suzuki and Eric Patterson each added one RBI for the Athletics, who had only six...

2009-09-11 22:47:14

Mark Ellis and Daric Barton led a home run barrage Friday that sent Oakland rolling to a 12-5 blasting of Minnesota. The Athletics hit five homers and took a 12-1 lead into the ninth inning, preventing the Twins from gaining ground in the chase for the American League Central pennant. Division-leading Detroit also lost Friday, leaving the Tigers 5 1/2 games in front of the Twins. Jack Cust opened the assault with a solo homer in the second and Cliff Pennington had another in the third. Ellis...

2009-09-08 22:53:19

Jack Cust hit a three-run homer in a five-run first inning Tuesday to boost the Oakland Athletics to an 11-3 thrashing of the Chicago White Sox. Ryan Sweeney was 4-for-6 with three runs scored and two RBI. Scott Hairston and Kurt Suzuki each had two RBI, Rajai Davis had three hits, three runs and an RBI, and Mark Ellis added a solo homer for Oakland. Brett Tomko (4-3) got the win after allowing three runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings. Carlos Torres (1-1), coming off his first big league win...

2009-09-06 00:40:19

Cliff Pennington hit a two-run homer and had three hits Saturday in Oakland's 9-5 win over Seattle. The homer, his third, pulled Oakland within 3-2 in a four-run third. Mark Ellis had two hits and two RBI. Daric Barton hit a two-run double. Adam Kennedy had two hits and one RBI and two others drove in one run each for the Athletics, who had lost three of four. Winner Brett Anderson (8-10) gave up three runs and seven hits in five innings and stuck out six. Closer Andrew Bailey earned his...

2009-09-02 18:19:15

Landon Powell hit his first career grand slam Wednesday in Oakland's 10-4 victory over Kansas City. Powell's grand slam, his fifth homer this season, capped a five-run inning, giving Oakland an 8-0 lead with two outs in the bottom of the second. Rajai Davis and Ryan Sweeney had two hits and two RBI apiece. Mark Ellis drove in a run. Sweeney drove in a run with a groundout, while Jack Cust and Adam Kennedy added two hits each for the Athletics, who have split their last eight games. Winner...

2009-09-01 00:32:39

Rajai Davis and Ryan Sweeney had two RBI apiece Monday to help the Oakland Athletics beat Kansas City 8-5. The A's scored the winning run in the sixth inning when two runs came in on an error by John Bale on a slow ground ball by Adam Kennedy. Kurt Suzuki and Mark Ellis each drove in a run for Oakland, which won for just the third time in its last eight games. Oakland starter Gio Gonzalez went 5 1/3 innings, allowing five runs on six hits. Craig Breslow (6-7) got the win in relief and Andrew...

2009-08-30 03:10:02

Rajai Davis hit a two-run single to tie the game in the seventh inning Saturday in Oakland's comeback, 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Davis, who went 3-for-5, poked the single to center to tie the game at 3. Daric Barton hit the go-ahead RBI groundout in the eighth for Oakland, which has won two of three in the four-game series against the Angels. Oakland starter Vin Mazzaro gave up three runs over five innings, and Brad Ziegler (2-4) pitched a scoreless seventh inning and got the...

2009-08-29 00:42:41

Kendry Morales highlighted a seven-run seventh inning with a three-run homer Friday, rallying the Los Angeles Angels past Oakland 11-7. Morales hit two home runs and had six RBI in helping Los Angeles break out of an offensive slump. The Angels appeared headed for what would have been their seventh loss in nine games when Oakland built a 6-1 lead through five innings. Los Angeles got a run back in the sixth, when Morales doubled home Vladimir Guerrero, and the Angels then stormed from behind...

2009-08-25 06:25:48

Miguel Cabrera knocked in five runs, including two in a 7-run sixth inning, in helping the Detroit Tigers to a 10-7 win Monday over the Los Angeles Angels. Cabrera had a run-scoring double in the first, a two-run home run in the fifth and a double that drove in two runs in the sixth inning as Detroit built a 10-0 lead in support of Justin Verlander (14-7). Verlander gave up four runs in the sixth inning but had a better outing than Angels starter Jered Weaver, who was charged with five runs...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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