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2009-08-23 18:43:34

Oakland's Jack Cust hit two home runs for four RBI and Landon Powell cracked a three-run homer Sunday in a 9-4 Athletics win over the Detroit Tigers. Cust clubbed a three-run homer in the third inning and led off the sixth with a solo shot. Cliff Pennington added a solo homer for the Athletics, who took two straight from the American League Central-leading Tigers. Brett Tomko (3-2) was the winner, allowing a run and three hits with eight strikeouts in six innings. Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run...

2009-08-22 23:09:29

Kurt Suzuki drove in the winning run with a ninth-inning single Saturday to give the Oakland Athletics a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers. Andrew Bailey (6-3) pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn the win. Oakland starter Trevor Cahill, allowed two runs on five hits and three walks in seven innings. Adam Kennedy, who scored the winning run, had three hits. Suzuki and Ryan Sweeney each had two hits for the Athletics. Zach Miner (5-4) took the loss for Detroit, which had won six of eight going...

2009-08-22 02:13:30

Fernando Rodney struck out Adam Kennedy in the ninth Friday with the tying run on third, allowing Detroit to hold on for a 3-2 win over Oakland. The Tigers increased their lead over the Chicago White Sox to 3 1/2 games in the American League Central. Ryan Raburn twice gave Detroit the lead with solo homers, one in the first and another in the third. Clete Thomas singled in a run in the sixth to give the Tigers a 3-1 advantage, and Oakland climbed within one on an RBI double by Rajai Davis in...

2009-08-19 10:00:00

SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- HepaHope Korea is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, VASKA, a Berkeley-based producer of green, botanically based laundry care products for the commercial, institutional and consumer markets, is now being used to wash the uniforms, as well as clean all the laundry in the Clubhouse of Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants. The Giants, who are working to make AT&T Park the first major league ballpark to receive U.S....

2009-08-12 01:05:35

Cincinnati's Justin Lehr gave up 11 hits over six innings but held the St. Louis Cardinals to one run in the Reds' 5-4 win Tuesday. Lehr (2-0) lasted six-plus innings and got the win for the Reds, who had lost 16 of 20 games coming into the contest. Laynce Nix had two RBI to lead the Reds and Chris Dickerson tripled and scored a run after coming off the 15-day disabled list earlier in the day. Albert Pujols hits his major league-leading 37th home run and Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 for St....

2009-08-11 20:59:10

Brian Roberts had three hits and an RBI Tuesday to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 3-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Adam Jones and Melvin Mora drove in the other runs for the Orioles, who beat the Athletics for the first time in their last 10 meetings. Winning pitcher David Hernandez (4-4) allowed two runs on six hits while walking one and striking out six in 6 2/3 innings. Jim Johnson earned the save. Losing pitcher Trevor Cahill (6-12) gave up three runs and eight hits over seven...

2009-08-10 22:20:35

Mark Ellis was 5-for-5 with four RBI and Gio Gonzalez pitched six-plus shutout innings Monday in the Oakland Athletics' 9-1 victory over Baltimore. Ryan Sweeney and Kurt Suzuki each had two hits and two RBI for Oakland, which has won six of its last eight games. Gonzalez (4-2) allowed seven hits, struck out five and walked one. Luke Scott hit a homer for the Orioles, who have lost nine of their last 11 games. Jeremy Guthrie (7-12) took the loss after giving up five runs and 11 hits in 4 2/3...

2009-08-08 23:04:12

Mike Jacobs and Billy Butler each had three hits and three RBI Saturday to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 12-6 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Jacobs and Miguel Olivo hit back-to-back homers in the fourth inning. Winner Zack Greinke (11-7) gave up three early runs before settling down. The right-hander, who ended a six-start winless stretch, scattered seven hits and two walks in seven innings. Alberto Callaspo went 3-for-4 with two RBI, and David DeJesus had two RBI for Kansas City....

2009-08-08 00:57:13

A bases-loaded walk to Brandon Phillips ignited a five-run ninth inning Friday that broke a tie and lifted Cincinnati to a 10-5 victory over San Francisco. Cincinnati got only one ball, a sacrifice fly, out of the infield in the inning, and only one of the five runs was earned. Drew Sutton reached on a bunt single to start the inning against Brian Wilson (3-5), then Alex Gonzalez and Joey Votto walked to load the bases. Phillips walked on five pitches to bring in Sutton with the go-ahead...

2009-08-07 23:46:27

Cliff Pennington and Scott Hairston drove in two runs each during a five-run fourth inning Friday, propelling Oakland to a 9-4 win over Kansas City. Oakland won for the fourth time in five games despite allowing the Royals 14 hits. The Athletics sent 10 men to the plate in the fourth against Brian Bannister (7-8) and scored five runs on five hits to take control of the game. Jack Cust opened the inning with a single, moved to second on a wild pitch, took third on a ground out by Kurt Suzuki...


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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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