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Big Hurt Returns and Helps A's Win

Veteran claimed by '06 club after being released by Toronto

(Newser) - Frank Thomas won in his return to Oakland. Rajai Davis got three hits in his Athletics debut. With two new and familiar faces in the starting lineup, the A's jumped on Minnesota starter Francisco Liriano for six runs in the first inning on the way to an 11-2 victory over... More »

Bannister Pitches Complete Game for KC

Royals beat Twins, 5-1

(Newser) - Brian Bannister threw his second career complete game and outpitched Francisco Liriano, who was making his first start since 2006, as the Kansas City Royals snapped a three-game skid with a 5-1 victory Sunday over the Minnesota Twins. Bannister gave up only three hits, walking one and striking out three.... More »

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