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The Angels and A's played three games with the Angels winning two of the three.  In the opener, the A's rallied from an 8-3 deficit with nine runs in the fifth inning to take a 12-8 lead.  The Angels came back with five runs in the top of the seventh inning to take a 13-12 lead.  The A's would not be denied as Joe Gamch became the hero when he delivered a two-out, two-run single to give the A's a 14-13 victory.  The Angels won the next two games by scores of 7-5 and 7-6.

The Mariners downed the Mets twice by scores of 12-5 and 8-7.  The key to the 12-5 victory was an eight-run first inning where the Mariners' Trey Howell delivered a clutch two-run single.  Greg Oliveira and Joey Uken shared the mound duties for the Mariners and scattered 11 Met hits.  Trent Nelson led the Mets offense with three hits.  In the second game, the Mets built a 7-2 lead only to have the Mariners rally to win the game 8-7.  Sam Morris, Robin Huang and Oliveira delivered key hits in the Mariner rallies.     

The A's downed the Yankees 9-5.  Hitting was led by Matt Imhoff with a double and a home run for 4 RBIs.  Charles Guan contributed a double and a single for 2 RBIs.  Nate Zucker also added 2 singles and an RBI.   The Yankees battled back with Chris Gaines racking up 3 RBIs.  Aditya Ganesh, Vishal Shea, and Jay Lee pounded out hits as well.  Brandon Facha rounded off the hitting with a double.  Gaines was impressive on the mound racking up 9 strikeouts in 3 innings.  Arjun Sarkar, Brandon Wong, Brandon Fuhs, and Zack Shaffer played excellent defense.

The Braves lost to the White Sox by a score of 10-3.  Nikhil Menon, Patrick Yang, Johnny Neri and Abhinav Shaw belted solid hits into the outfield.  In a spectacular defensive play, pitcher Menon caught a line drive while on the mound and catcher Yang threw to third baseman Alex Chen who made the tag on the runner attempting to steal third.
The A's beat the Yankees 12-6.  A's pitchers Cheyenne Walker and Jay Shah had 5 and 8 strikeouts respectively.  Walker also belted a single and a double, with Peter Dentinger and Johnny Leinweber adding singles.  Randy Chu of the A's added an RBI with a fielder's choice ground out.
Prasanna Rajan's double paced the Mariners' offense in a 12-3 loss to the Yankees.  Cole Nauman, Cade Nauman and Karl Sandin contributed singles. Shortstop Cade Nauman took a relay from center fielder Ryan Henderson to gun down a runner at the plate as catcher Sandin applied the tag.

The A's and Giants battled for seven nerve wracking innings, ending in a score of 6-5 in the favor of the A's.  A's pitchers Johnny Leinweber and Cheyenne Walker threw a great game, collecting 9 and 7 strikeouts respectively.  A's slugger Chandler Witham belted a triple, double, and a single, and power-hitter Jay Shah added another double and a triple. The Giants' star of the game, Hemanth Venigalla, had a smoldering line drive hit down the third base line and later came around to score.

The Mets gave the Angels their first loss in a close 4-3 game.  Mets Pitchers Sam Lowrey and Shane Rexrode combined to give up just 4 hits and struck out 13.  Heads up defensive play was turned in by Andrew Kraiker at first base and Adhitya Sethurajan was great running the bases.

The Mets and Cubs tied 5-5.  The Cubs Dustin Chiang went 2 for 2 and made a spectacular catch to end the game.  Nihal Manjunath also made a great catch. The game went scoreless until the Cubs broke out with five runs in the top of the third but the Mets came back with 5 of their own.  The Mets Chris Desiniotis had a 2 run double, Shane Rexrode an RBI double and Aurick Zhou a 2 run single.

The Giants lost to the Angels 15-6. Two spectacular catches made by Justin Nguyen were the highlights of the game.  Mark Gaffey's pitching was excellent with two strikeouts in both the first and second innings while Michael Brazil's batting skills brought some much-needed runs to the team.  Karthik Kribakaran made a great catch of a foul ball and struck out 2 batters.

The Mets and A's battled their hearts out to a 7-7 tie.  The A's Nick Mason blasted his first home run of the season, and catcher Nick Odom prevented a run by blocking the plate on a runner attempting to score.  This curtailed a late rally by the Mets. The Mets Chris Desiniotis, Shane Rexrode and Aurick Zhou each had a single.

A's: Dalton Bowling, Prachit Bhike, Eric Han
Angels:  Samuel Chiang, Albert Chu, Lauren Leung, Teja Veeramachen 
Anish Cherwoo

Braves:  Spencer Zeleny, Pavitman Sandu, Derek Chan, Eric Chang

White Sox:  Wesley Hiroto, Anthony Watkins, Nihal Deopura, Albert Xiao

Giants:  Tarek Boudames, Sahith Tummala, Christopher Lee, Stephen Tan
Yankees:  Joshua Kim, Richard Liu, Bryneth Fuller

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