Nationals hold off Giants' rally in 9th in 4-2 win
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- With his team chasing the Chicago Cubs for the best record in baseball, Washington manager Dusty Baker is willing to do whatever it takes to keep the Nationals close - even if it means pulling closer Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning....

Angels walk off with 2 runs on Ramirez's error, beat Sox 2-1
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Hanley Ramirez's throwing error to the plate on Daniel Nava's bases-loaded grounder allowed two runs to score, and the Los Angeles Angels walked off with a stunning 2-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night....

Sale loses in White Sox return, Chapman saves Cubs' 3-1 win.
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CHICAGO (AP) -- John Lackey and Aroldis Chapman outperformed Chris Sale in his return from a jersey-trashing suspension....

Hamels gives ace performance in Rangers' 3-2 win over Royals
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Cole Hamels provided another reminder of what an ace means to a beleaguered starting rotation....

Altherr makes big return in first game back for Phillies
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ATLANTA (AP) -- Aaron Altherr had the kind of night he envisioned in his return from a season-long wrist injury....

Diaz's homer helps Cardinals beat Marlins and Fernandez, 5-4
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MIAMI (AP) -- The first time Jose Fernandez faced Aledmys Diaz on Thursday, the St. Louis Cardinals' slugger fouled the first pitch off with a mighty swing....

Kepler homers to lead Twins in 6-2 win over Orioles
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Rookie Max Kepler continued his midseason surge with a game-tying home run among two hits and two RBIs as the Minnesota Twins rallied to beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 on Thursday night....

Gordon rejoins Marlins following 80-game suspension
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MIAMI (AP) -- Dee Gordon walked into the Miami Marlins clubhouse four hours before game time and was greeted at his locker by a three-foot-high stack of boxes - bats, gloves, shoes and more, all new....

Perez, Davies lead Brewers to 6-4 win over Diamondbacks
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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Hernan Perez hit a two-run homer, singled and scored the go-ahead run in the sixth, Zach Davies pitched 6 1/3 innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 on Thursday....

Familia falters again, Rockies rally for 2-1 win over Mets
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Mets steady closer Jeurys Familia stumbled for a second straight game, allowing two runs in the ninth inning as the Colorado Rockies beat New York 2-1 Thursday for their seventh win in eight games....