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A's extend Davis for 2 years, $33.75M

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) At spring training, Khris Davis expressed his desire to stay with the Oakland Athletics on a long-term contract for the next several seasons. He wants to build something special in the East Bay, while keeping up his remarkable home run pace.

Davis now has the new deal he so wanted, after patiently waiting for it to get done.

Davis' contract, announced by the team Thursday, takes him through the 2021 season. The deal adds $33.75 million for 2020 and '21, which increased Davis' guarantee to $50.25 million over three years, a person familiar with the agreement told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because contract terms had not been announced.

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Bellinger hits 10th HR, Dodgers' run 5

MILWAUKEE (AP) Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich chatted in the outfield after batting practice ended. Once Thursday's game started, the bats of the National League home run co-leaders kept the exchange going.

Bellinger hit his 10th home run, Max Muncy also went deep, and Julio Urias struck out a career-high nine and allowed one hit in six strong innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 Thursday night to extend their winning streak to five games.

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M's blow 8-run lead but beat Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Jay Bruce delivered a tiebreaking pinch-hit RBI single in the ninth, and the Seattle Mariners blew a late eight-run lead before rallying for an 11-10 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.

Ryon Healy homered twice and drove in five runs, and Omar Narvaez added a three-run shot as the Mariners snapped a six-game skid even after wasting a 10-2 lead heading to the bottom of the seventh.

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McMahon has 2 HRs in return, Rockies win

DENVER (AP) Ryan McMahon couldn't hit a home run while working his way back from the injured list. He had no trouble going deep in his first game back in the lineup.

McMahon homered twice and had five RBIs and Kyle Freeland pitched six scoreless innings as the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 Thursday night.

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Votto hits leadoff homer in Reds' win

SAN DIEGO (AP) Joey Votto didn't wait long to make an impact as the Cincinnati Reds' leadoff batter Thursday night.

Votto drove rookie Chris Paddack's third pitch of the game over the fence in right-center field for his first career leadoff homer, sparking the Reds to a 4-1 win over the San Diego Padres. Tucker Barnhart and Jesse Winker also connected for the Reds, who snapped a four-game losing streak.

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Walker's HR helps Arizona sweep Braves

ATLANTA (AP) Christian Walker had no reason to panic when he struck out in his first three at-bats.

As always, the rookie was saving his best swings for last.

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Bailey wins 2nd in row, Royals top Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) Homer Bailey has something to smile about if he goes hunting with Cal Eldred during the offseason. Bailey overcame injuries and struggles to win consecutive starts for the first time since July 2017.

"I can be the first person to say wins are precious. Sometimes they can be few and far between, so you enjoy them when they come," Bailey said after holding the New York Yankees to three hits over six innings in the Kansas City Royals' 6-1 victory Thursday night.

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Jays hit 3 homers, take 3 of 4 vs. Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays are finding their swing - and wins are following.

Randal Grichuk, Justin Smoak and Teoscar Hernandez hit home runs and the Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-4 Thursday.

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Rickard lifts Orioles past Rays in 11th

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Joey Rickard had four hits and the Baltimore Orioles needed all of them to beat the Tampa Bay Rays.

None was bigger, however, than the last one.

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