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Williamson stays hot, leads Giants over Nats

SAN FRANCISCO – Before clobbering the two longest home runs by a San Francisco Giants player this season in a span of four days, before making a joke of Pacific Coast League pitching, Mac Williamson first had to decide a change was needed.

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Marlins edge Dodgers in ninth as Roberts' use of Baez backfires

LOS ANGELES–Kenley Jansen stood idle on a bullpen mound as the door opened for Tuesday's ninth inning. Another pitcher trotted toward the diamond to preserve a tied game. It was not a save situation, but the assignment used to belong to Jansen. The orthodoxy of the sport requires managers to use their closers for the ninth inning of deadlocked contests. On Tuesday, in a 3-2 loss to the Miami Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts paid for his deviation from the norm.

Marco Gonzales made key mental adjustment in bounce-back start for Mariners

Mariners left-hander Marco Gonzales, a Gonzaga University graduate, allowed no earned runs in 4 2/3 innings with a season-high eight strikeouts in his first career start against the Houston Astros on Thursday at Safeco Field.
TJ Cotterill t.cotterill@thenewstribune.com