Padres top Cards, 3-1

SAN DIEGO -- On the final leg of this road trip toward the trade deadline, the St. Louis Cardinals got a chance to observe something they saw only much earlier this season and may not see again outside of playing the Padres a few more times.

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A's use six-run ninth to rally past Astros, 7-4

HOUSTON -- The A's might be able to look back to July 29 as a watershed day in the American League West pennant race.

At just about the same moment that the Baltimore Orioles stung the second-in-the-west Angels with a 12-inning, 7-6 win, Brandon ...