The A's Frank Thomas homered in five consecutive games, including a solo shot against the Rangers at McAfee Coliseum on Sept. 6.
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The A's Mark Kotsay scores on a base hit by Milton Bradley as Rangers catcher Gerald Laird tags Kotsay without the ball in the sixth inning of a 9-6 win for Oakland.
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Dodgers third baseman Wilson Betemit throws out the Mets' Jose Valentin to end the third inning Saturday at Shea Stadium. The Mets beat the Marlins 3-2 in the third of a four-game series split.
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The Phillies' Shane Victorino bowls over Marlins catcher Miguel Olivo to tie the score off a single by Jeff Conine in the ninth inning. The Marlins won 4-3 with a Cody Ross RBI single in the 10th.
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Marlins right fielder Joe Borchard catches a shot at the wall by the Phillies' Jimmy Rollins in the seventh inning at Dolphin Stadium on Sept. 7.
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Marlins pitcher Anibal Sanchez celebrates his no-hitter over the Diamondbacks at Dolphin Stadium on Sept. 6. It was the first no-hitter since Randy Johnson pitched a perfect game for Arizona against the Braves on May 18, 2004.
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Brewers right fielder Corey Hart smiles after taking a pie in the face from teammate Geoff Jenkins during a postgame interview on Sept. 5. Hart hit two home runs with six RBIs in the Brewers' 9-0 win over the Dodgers.
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Twins pitcher Johan Santana won against the division-rival Tigers on Sunday, making him 9-0 over his last 12 starts. Santana had 23 strikeouts over 14 1/3 scoreless innings last week for the Twins, helping to put the team just two games behind Detroit in the AL Central.
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Giants left fielder Todd Linden dives to catch a line drive by the Reds' Juan Castro in the ninth to help preserve a 3-2 victory on Sept. 6.
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The Rockies' Matt Holliday hit a two-run homer off Nationals pitcher Pedro Astacio in the first inning of a 13-9 victory for the Rockies on Sunday. Holliday hit three homers with 10 RBIs over his last four games.
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Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo threw a complete-game 3-0 shutout against the Giants at AT&T Park on Sept. 5. At the time, Arroyo had won his last three starts as the Reds continued to fight for a wild-card berth.
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