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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015, file photo, Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik talks to reporters during a press conference in Seattle. The Mariners have fired general manager Jack Zduriencik after seven disappointing seasons during which the club failed to end its playoff drought. Team President Kevin Mather announced the decision to fire Zduriencik on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Assistant general manager Jeff Kingston will take over on an interim basis.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Mariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencik

- Associated Press

The Seattle Mariners fired general manager Jack Zduriencik on Friday after seven disappointing seasons during which the club failed to end its playoff drought.

Things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania

- Associated Press

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday.

Arizona Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb watches a baseball hit by St. Louis Cardinals' Thomas Pham get past him, but teammate Chris Owings was able to field the ball to get Pham out at first base during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Diamondbacks come up short in 8th, fall 5-3 to Cardinals

- Associated Press

Just when the Arizona Diamondbacks had played themselves back into some degree of contention in the NL West, the St. Louis Cardinals arrived in town and grounded that momentum to a halt.

Baseball Capsules

- Associated Press

Daniel Murphy hit a go-ahead double in the 13th inning after making a spectacular defensive play to end the 10th, leading the New York Mets over Philadelphia for their seventh straight win.

Pearland, Texas' Zack Mack, second from right, celebrates with teammates after he hit a grand slam off Bonita, Calif.'s Antonio Andrade during the first inning of a U.S. elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in South Williamsport, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Texas beats California in 8 innings to reach LLWS title game

- Associated Press

Pearland, Texas, hit a pair of homers in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday night for a 9-7 victory over Bonita, California, and a berth in the U.S. championship game at the Little League World Series.