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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) While the Los Angeles Angels buzzed around their clubhouse preparing for their fantasy football draft, the Oakland Athletics had their own doors locked for a grim team meeting.

California's AL West powers are headed into September in very different moods after the Angels seized control of the division race in one remarkable weekend.

Mike Trout hit his career-high 31st homer and drove in three runs, Matt Shoemaker pitched seven shutout innings of five-hit ball, and the Angels completed a masterful four-game sweep of the A's with an 8-1 victory Sunday.

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A's acquire slugger Dunn from White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) One more shot at the playoffs for Adam Dunn before he says he's probably done.

The slugger with 460 career home runs but zero at-bats in the postseason was traded by the Chicago White Sox to Oakland on Sunday, possibly giving the contending A's the power boost they need for the stretch.

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Bumgarner wins 16th, Giants' run now 6

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) After an extended slump they would rather forget, the San Francisco Giants are gaining ground and back in the thick of the playoff chase as September begins.

Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer among his three RBIs, powering the San Francisco Giants past the Milwaukee Brewers 15-5 on Sunday to match a season high with their sixth straight win.

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Hardy's slam, Cruz's 35th HR power O's

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles and Minnesota Twins kept circling the bases at a dizzying rate, until finally the barrage ended with numbers that resembled a slow-pitch softball game.

Baltimore finished with 18 of the 33 hits, the majority of the runs and five of eight walks in a 12-8 victory Sunday.

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Indians-Royals suspended by rain in 10th

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The race for the AL Central title got another wrinkle Sunday night when Cleveland's game at Kansas City was suspended in the 10th inning.

The Indians grabbed a 4-2 lead on pinch-hitter Lonnie Chisenhall's two-out, two-run double, but rain prevented the teams from playing the bottom half of the inning. It was shelved after a 58-minute delay.

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Cards overcome 5-run deficit, beat Cubs

ST. LOUIS (AP) Matt Holliday doesn't get too technical about what he tries to do at the plate for the Cardinals.

Holliday hit his third home run in two games and broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single, rallying St. Louis past the Chicago Cubs 9-6 on Sunday.

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Jays hit 3 homers, rally by Yankees 4-3

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays finished off a forgettable August with their biggest power display of the month.

Jose Bautista homered for the fifth straight game and Toronto erased a three-run deficit to beat the New York Yankees 4-3 on Sunday.

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Brewers acquire Reds RHP Broxton

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers have acquired right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Cincinnati Reds for two players to be named.

Milwaukee announced the move to bolster its bullpen before Sunday's series finale against the San Francisco Giants. The 30-year-old Broxton is 4-2 with a 1.86 ERA and seven saves in 51 appearances this season, and he will be called upon to help set up for closer Francisco Rodriguez.

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M's survive Harper's 2 HRs, avoid sweep

SEATTLE (AP) It might have been quite a long block for Dustin Ackley, but it appears he has finally turned the corner.

Ackley homered and drove in four runs and the Seattle Mariners averted a three-game sweep, overcoming a pair of home runs by Bryce Harper to beat the Washington Nationals 5-3 Sunday.

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Wood's 12 Ks, Gattis' HR lift Braves

ATLANTA (AP) The last time Alex Wood started against Miami at Turner Field, he pitched eight strong innings before losing 1-0 to Jose Fernandez.

More than four months later, even though Fernandez is out for the season with an elbow injury, Wood enjoyed a little payback.

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