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Padres rookie Odrisamer Despaigne showed nice poise in dominating the San Francisco Giants for the third time this season.
Odrisamer Despaigne tossed a gem while Tim Hudson struggled yet again, as the San Diego Padres blanked the San Francisco Giants, 5-0, on Friday.
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Tim Hudson had another rough start, costing the San Francisco Giants ground in the playoff chase and raising some big questions considering that his next scheduled start is against Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Hall of Famer Willie McCovey was hospitalized last week because of complications stemming from an infection and is being treated at a Bay Area hospital. The Giants announced the news Friday, saying McCovey is "progressing every day."

Jon Lester pitched seven strong innings as the Oakland Athletics nabbed a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies to open a three-game set.
The Oakland Athletics will try to keep their playoff hopes alive when they open a three-game series versus the Philadelphia Phillies Friday night.
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The Oakland Athletics are stunned by their September collapse, yet stuck to find a solution.
The Oakland Athletics moved their Triple-A minor league affiliate to Nashville on Thursday.

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In the end, it worked out exactly as the Savage family wanted: The River Cats, their family business and Sacramento’s Triple-A baseball team, will be affiliated with the San Francisco Giants – ending a 15-year partnership with the Oakland A’s.
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After 15 seasons as the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A’s, the Sacramento River Cats reached a deal Thursday to change their affiliation to the San Francisco Giants next year, citing the Giants’ popularity among area baseball fans as a key motivation.

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