Lowrie drives in 4 to back Manaea, A’s hold off Mariners

OAKLAND, Calif. — Jed Lowrie drove in four runs to back Sean Manaea and the Oakland Athletics held off a late Seattle rally to beat the Mariners 7-6 on Monday night in a matchup of AL West contenders.

Manaea (11-8) pitched into the eighth and bounced back from a season-low 2 2/3 innings against the Dodgers his last time out.

Second-place Oakland moved 2 1/2 games ahead of the Mariners, who had momentum coming off a four-game sweep at first-place and defending World Series champion Houston. Seattle had won six of eight. The idle Astros had their lead trimmed to two games over the A’s.

Jean Segura and Nelson Cruz hit consecutive RBI singles with two outs in the eighth, and the Mariners — who like the A’s have a knack for late-inning rallies — nearly pulled off a comeback. Seattle loaded the bases with none out in the ninth on three walks by Jeurys Familia before Blake Treinen relieved and allowed a run on a wild pitch and Mitch Haniger’s two-run single before closing it out for his 31st save. Cruz struck out swinging to end it with runners on first and second.

Matt Chapman hit a two-run double in the sixth, his third double of the game. That matched the Oakland record that he last accomplished on June 12 against Houston.

Manaea gave up two runs and five hits in 7 2/3 innings as the A’s won for the fourth time in five games and moved a season-high 23 games above .500 (71-48). The left-hander faced the minimum through three despite allowing a baserunner in each of the initial two innings — getting a caught stealing in the first and double play in …read more

Source:: Sportsnet.ca


Record-setting Colon wins again as Rangers top D-backs

ARLINGTON, Texas — Bartolo Colon kept the Texas Rangers close after a rough first inning in his first start since setting the record for victories by a Latin American pitcher.

His catcher helped the 45-year-old right-hander extend that mark.

Robinson Chirinos hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the fourth while finishing with four RBIs, and Colon made it through five innings in the Rangers’ 5-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.

Colon (7-10) retired 10 consecutive batters after allowing run-scoring doubles by A.J. Pollock and Steven Souza Jr. in the first. Pollock’s liner was misplayed in right field by Joey Gallo.

Big Sexy got his 247th career win, two more than Dennis Martinez of Nicaragua. A native of the Dominican Republic, Colon has four more victories than countryman and Hall of Famer Juan Marichal.

“He’s been doing it for so long, he knows when he gives up some runs he can come back and keep the game close,” Chirinos said. “That’s what he did tonight.”

Chirinos’ 443-foot drive into the visitors’ bullpen in left-centre was his 16th homer of the season and ended Arizona right-hander Zack Greinke’s streak of nine straight starts allowing two runs or fewer. Chirinos added an RBI single in the eighth.

Ronald Guzman led off the third with his 13th homer after Greinke (12-8) retired the first six Texas hitters.

Greinke permitted six hits and four runs in 6 1/3 innings with two walks and six strikeouts while dropping his third straight start after winning his previous seven decisions.

“I think they’re the best offence in baseball the last month,” Greinke said. “So going in in their …read more

Source:: Sportsnet.ca


Google is tracking your every move even when you tell it to stop – here’s how to fix it

If you’re using an Android phone or have Google apps installed on your iPhone, the search giant is almost certainly tracking your location constantly – even if you’ve turned that setting off, reports the Associated Press. The story drew from UC Berkeley graduate researcher K. Shankari’s experience of her Android device keeping tabs on her movements while she had Location History turned off. Blogging back in May, she said that at one point, Google prompted her to rate a shopping trip to Kohl’s – something the company could only have known about by tracking her location. The AP then traced…

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Source:: The Next Web – Technology


Stephen Colbert puts Omarosa in context, likens the Trump White House to ‘The Last Supper’ with ‘all Judases’

“Yet another close adviser to President Trump has betrayed him,” Stephen Colbert said on Monday’s Late Show. “The White House is basically a reboot of The Last Supper: Oops! All Judases!” The latest betrayal is by Omarosa Manigault Newman, whose “salacious new book” is “filled with shocking details that you already knew,” he said. Still, he feigned surprise that the book’s title, Unhinged, refers to Trump, not “what Stephen Miller does with his jaw to eat his breakfast gazelle.” There’s a photo with that joke.

Omarosa’s biggest charge is her discovery that Trump uses the N-word. “This is huge,” Colbert deadpanned. “Finally we have proof that the guy who refused to rent to black tenants, said that a Nazi Klan rally had some ‘fine people,’ and called Africa a ‘s–thole’ is a racist.” But the allegations get much weirder, like her claims Trump wanted to be sworn in on The Art of the Deal rather than the Bible and she saw the “germaphobe” president swallowing a document in the Oval Office. “Well, the hunt for Trump’s tax returns just got way grosser,” he joked.

Omarosa also secretly recorded her firing by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly in the Situation Room — “Gen. Kelly, you work for Donald Trump, I wouldn’t worry about other people’s reputations,” Colbert said — Trump’s mock disbelief at her firing, and other White House encounters. Colbert read some of Trump’s retaliatory Omarosa tweets. “The media’s been all over Omarosa’s Omaroasting of her former boss, but while they’re reporting on it, they’re also dismissing her as unreliable,” he said. “Yes, she’s a liar and a backstabber with no credibility — exactly like everyone else in the Trump administration. … She’s not below anyone in the White House. She …read more

Source:: The Week – Lifestyle


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