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  • OAKLAND, Calif. Evan Engram Jersey . -- The Minnesota Twins traded veteran right-hander Kevin Correia to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night for a player to be named or cash. Correia was told late Saturday after the Twins 9-4 loss at Oakland that he was headed home to Southern California to be part of a pennant race in the familiar NL West. Minnesota will call up left-hander Tommy Milone from Triple-A Rochester to start Monday at Houston. Milone was acquired from the Athletics on the July 31 trade deadline after he requested to be moved following a demotion to the minors. Minnesota sent outfielder Sam Fuld back to Oakland in the swap. A fourth-round draft pick by San Francisco in 2002, Correia (5-13, 4.94 ERA) has pitched for the Giants and San Diego Padres. "Its nice to be able to go somewhere and play some important baseball games at the end of this year and its a place Im very familiar with, so its exciting," Correia said after saying his goodbyes to Twins teammates at his locker. "Its why we play this game. "Im getting toward the end of my career and you want to play in some meaningful games and Ill have the opportunity to do that over there." The NL West-leading Dodgers, who lost earlier Saturday at Milwaukee, were looking to boost the back end of their rotation. This past week, they acquired veteran right-hander Roberto Hernandez from the Phillies to fill Josh Becketts spot. Beckett went on the 15-day disabled list for the third time this season Friday. Beckett, who is 6-6 with a 2.88 ERA in 20 starts for the Dodgers this season, has a left hip impingement. The move is retroactive to Aug. 4. He is expected to be out about two weeks. The 14-year veteran made three starts since being reinstated on July 22 from the same injury, which occurred on July 8. His first time on the disabled list was March 22 when he had a right-thumb contusion. Correia has ties to general manager Ned Colletti, the former Giants assistant GM, and medical director Stan Conte. "Its a division Im familiar with and theres a couple of familiar faces from when I was with the Giants: Ned Colletti and Stan Conte, the trainer," Correia said. "So its not going to be a completely foreign situation for me and I think thatll help." Twins manager Ron Gardenhire praised Correia for his work with the club over two seasons in spite of his struggles with a career-high losses this year. "Hes been nothing but a pleasure. Last year he was our best pitcher, most consistent pitcher," Gardenhire said. "This year I know he had some ups and downs but he always seemed to give us a chance. A great guy in the clubhouse. ... Its a good situation. Hes going to a team in the pennant race. He deserves it." Milone went 6-0 with a 2.62 ERA over 11 starts with the As when he was sent down July 5 following the trade for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs. The 27-year-old Milone made one start at Triple-A on Aug. 5, allowing one run on six hits in seven innings. "We are really excited to get him. We didnt want to give up Sammy Fuld," Gardenhire said. "We got a nice pitcher out of the deal, a guy that knows how to pitch in the big leagues, good track record. Were going to get him up here. ... Weve made a spot now, and hes going to get the ball." Oshane Ximines Jersey . The San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders are giving it a try, too. Phil McConkey Womens Jersey . The Rays hope to stay alive for the postseason and salvage the finale of this series Sunday at Rogers Centre, where they dropped a 7-2 decision Saturday. Chris Archer lasted 2 1/3 innings in the no-decision, charged with a run and five hits, and Alex Torres suffered the loss in relief. SEATTLE -- Before beginning the most important home series of the season, Seattle coach Lloyd McClendon had a brief message. The playoffs for the Mariners start now. "I told my guys, this is real simple This is really playoff baseball," McClendon said. "Averages, slumps, all those things are out the window. What you did against a guy last time really makes no difference. Its all about grinding your at-bats out, staying in your inner circle and believing in each other. If you do that you have a good chance to get it done." Clearly McClendons team paid attention and now Seattle is just a half-game behind in the AL wild-card chase after beating Oakland 4-2 on Friday night. Robinson Cano, Kendrys Morales and Logan Morrison all homered as Seattle took another chunk out of Oaklands wild-card lead that was double digits in early August. Seattle and Kansas City are tied behind the As, who have dropped 12 of their last 15. Cano hit his 13th homer in the first inning and Morrison added his eighth in the fifth inning, both off Jason Hammel (10-11). Morales hit a line drive out to right-centre field off Eric OFlaherty in the sixth. "We played a good game today, but we have to be ready for tomorrow," Cano said. Seattle starter James Paxton (6-2) pitched six innings despite control trouble. Paxton walked three batters in the third inning alone, but struck out eight and three times left runners stranded in scoring position. Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth for his 45th save despite giving up a pair of singles to open the inning. Rodney tied Kazuhiro Sasakis franchise record for saves in a season. Rodney didnt know about the record until being told postgame. "Its a lot of saves, 45, but 16 games left want to continue it rolling, pitch good and make good pitches," Rodney said. "Its a good series we have in here right now with Oakland and we see what happens tomorrow." Canos homer skimmed the top of the left-field wall and gave Seattle a 1-0 lead. Morrisons drive curled inside the right-field foul pole, breaking a 2-2 tie. Morrisons homer came at the same time firewoorks erupted across the street at CenturyLink Field when the Seattle Sounders scored in their MLS match with Real Salt Lake. Darius Slayton Youth Jersey. Seattle also got a bloop RBI double from Mike Zunino that Oakland left fielder Jonny Gomes appeared to lose in the lights. PITCHER AT THE PLATE Hammel was lifted after the fifth despite throwing just 78 pitches, partly because of issues with Oaklands batting order. The As lost their designated hitter in the bottom of the third inning when Geovany Soto left with back spasms. Derek Norris took over behind the plate but the As lost their DH in the move. Hammel batted in the top of the fourth and reached on a fielders choice after an errant throw allowed Nate Freiman to reach second. Freiman later scored on Sam Fulds bunt to pull Oakland even at 2-2. "Kind of unlucky the way it went tonight," Hammel said. "Both pitches that left he yard I would throw them again." SERIES CLINCHER Seattle clinched the season series against Oakland with its 10th win over the As. The Mariners have won consecutive season series over the As for the first time since taking three straight from 2001-03. TRAINERS ROOM Athletics: Oakland closer Sean Doolittle was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list after being out with a strained right intercostal muscle. Manager Bob Melvin said Doolittles return should settle the As bullpen. Mariners: OF Dustin Ackley was back in the lineup after missing four games with soreness in his foot and ankle. Manager Lloyd McClendon said Ackley should be able to make it through the final 17 games. UP NEXT Athletics: Sonny Gray (13-8) is 1-4 with a 5.32 ERA in seven starts since Aug. 6. He does love pitching in Seattle with a 3-0 record and 0.46 ERA in three starts at Safeco Field. Mariners: Felix Hernandez (14-5) makes what could be his final home start of the regular season. Hernandez has at least two more road starts and could pitch the final day of the regular season at home or be held for a potential wild-card game. Hernandez is 19-7 in his career against Oakland and 4-0 with a 2.15 ERA in five starts this year. ' ' '
      August 8, 2019 7:49 AM CEST