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The Arizona Diamondbacks are down to one more series left to possibly play the role of spoiler.
PHOENIX - The Giants' rookies were buzzing Wednesday morning, knowing that this was the day when veterans would give them an embarrassing outfit to wear on the flight to San Diego. Rookie Matt Duffy made sure "dress up day" was a happy one, lining a two-run single to center in the ninth to lead the Giants to a 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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Someone had been to the costume shop, and Matt Duffy was about to put on faux leather boots, chaps and a pink cowboy hat to complete his travel ensemble.
Giants outfielder Angel Pagan missed his third straight game Wednesday because of lower back inflammation.

The Oakland Athletics' recent struggles cost them a third straight American League West title. If they don't right the ship soon they could miss the postseason altogether.
J.P. Arencibia hit a three-run homer during a six-run ninth inning, sending the Texas Rangers to a 6-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics.
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Just when it looked like the Oakland Athletics had turned things around with consecutive wins in Seattle, they put together one of their sloppiest performances of the year.
Jake Smolinski hit his first career home run, while Adrian Beltre doubled twice among his three hits and scored a run to pace Texas' 6-3 decision over Oakland in the opener of a three-game set.

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The River Cats, Triple-A affiliate of the A’s since moving to West Sacramento in 2000, are expected to seek an affiliation change after filing last week for permission to talk with other major-league teams.
The River Cats have promoted Jeff Savage from general manager to team president and Chip Maxson from senior vice president of business operations to general manager, the team announced Friday.

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