OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Texas Rangers wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 3-0 victory this afternoon. Martin Perez pitched his second consecutive shutout to extend his scoreless innings streak to 26. The Rangers moved a half-game ahead of Oakland in first place in the AL West with their first sweep of the A's since August 2011.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies have activated Cole Hamels from the disabled list to make his season debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 30-year-old left-hander was sidelined for the first three weeks because of biceps tendinitis. He'll try for his 100th regular-season victory tonight.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The San Jose Sharks are one win away from kicking off their latest postseason run with a first-round sweep. A win by the Sharks in Game 4 on Thursday night would finish off the reeling Los Angeles Kings, the 2012 champs and their biggest rivals.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Texas Rangers have bought outfielder Dan Robertson from the San Diego Padres. Robertson is a career .304 hitter in the minors in 723 games in the Padres organization.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland A's have rejected a deal to play at its ballpark for the foreseeable future, saying the 10-year lease extension offer doesn't meet all their requirements. The Oakland Tribune reports the team's rejection came just an hour after the joint board that runs the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum complex announced the extension proposal.
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