LEADING OFF: Callaway future, Guerrero surge…

LEADING OFF: Callaway speculation, Guerrero surge, Price back, Springer out

Rizzo homers, Cubs hold off Nationals' rally for 6-5 win

Anthony Rizzo homered, Albert Almora Jr. had three hits and the Chicago Cubs held off the Washington Nationals for a 6-5 victory

Duffy pitches Royals past Angels 5-1 for 3rd straight win

Danny Duffy won his third straight start and the Kansas City Royals stopped a four-game skid with a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels

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Maddon, Cubs drop protest over Doolittle's…

The Chicago Cubs have dropped their protest over the pitching delivery of Washington reliever Sean Doolittle

Harper, Realmuto power Phillies past Rockies 7-5…

Bryce Harper homered for the second straight day and pinch-hitter J.T. Realmuto also went deep to help the Philadelphia Phillies complete a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 7-5 victory

Encarnacion stars with glove and bat, Mariners top Twins 7-4

Edwin Encarnacion made several nice plays at first base early in the game, then hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning that helped the Seattle Mariners beat Minnesota 7-4, snapping the Twins' five-game winning streak

Gardner, Yankees take advantage of walks, rout Rays 13-5

Brett Gardner homered early, then got two hits during a seven-run burst in the sixth inning fueled by five walks that sent the New York Yankees past the Tampa Bay Rays 13-5

Astros top Red Sox 7-3 for 10th straight win

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Plutko, 3 relievers allow 1 hit for Indians in…

Adam Plutko, making his season debut, allowed one run in six innings and three relievers finished the one-hitter as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-1. Trey Mancini hit a fourth-inning homer for the Orioles' only hit.

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Lopez, Marlins team on 1-hitter, hand Mets 4th…

Miami starter Pablo Lopez gave up a double on his first pitch, then combined with the Marlins' bullpen to hold the New York Mets hitless the rest of the way in a 2-0 win

Bieber fans 15 in 1st complete game, Indians rout O's 10-0

Shane Bieber struck out a career-high 15 in his first major league complete game and the Cleveland Indians routed the Baltimore Orioles 10-0

Gamel's 10th-inning homer lifts Brewers over Braves, 3-2

Ben Gamel led off the 10th inning with a home run against Wes Parsons, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers over the Atlanta Braves 3-2

Alvarado rebounds, Rays top Yanks 2-1, back into…

José Alvarado held on for a save a day after his ninth-inning meltdown, Austin Meadows homered off Luis Cessa in the 11th inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied to beat the Yankees 2-1 and regain the AL East lead after dropping behind New York for a day

Braves release Venters 1 year after NL Comeback…

Jonny Venters released by Braves 1 year after winning NL Comeback Player of the Year Award

Dodgers hit 4 HRs, beat Reds 6-0 for 4th straight victory

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Cron, Schoop homer twice in Twins 18-4 rout of Mariners

C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop each hit two home runs and Byron Buxton had a grand slam as part of the Minnesota Twins' best offensive output of the season, an 18-4 rout of the Seattle Mariners

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Sandoval, Belt homer in Giants' win over D'backs

Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Belt hit solo home runs to lead the San Francisco Giants over the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-5

Column: Penny-pinching Rays manage to keep up with big boys

Column: Year after year, the Tampa Bay Rays manage to keep up with baseball's big boys despite penny pinching payroll, terrible stadium and few fans

LEADING OFF: Snell's 2nd chance vs Yanks, Astros…

LEADING OFF: Blake Snell gets second chance vs Yanks, Astros seek 10th straight win, Justin Turner banged up, Marlins find stroke vs Mets, Giolito turning things around