Late-blooming Lane impresses in 1st pitching start

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ATLANTA (AP) -- At an age when most players are thinking retirement, Jason Lane is trying to get started on a new career....

Santana, Gattis lead Braves to 2-0 win over Padres

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Ervin Santana threw eight scoreless innings, Evan Gattis homered for the first time in more than a month and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Monday....

Relief roles a matter of routine
When Detroit reliever Willie Hernandez won the MVP in 1984, he pitched in 80 games. Only 33 of those appearances were save opportunities....

Lost Red Sox title ring returned by Yankees fan

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NEW YORK (AP) -- A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan....

Rangers struggle again in 9-3 loss to A's

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- A rough month didn't get any better for Texas on Sunday night, even though the game-time temperature of 100 degrees would have seemed to be in the Rangers' favor against Oakland....

Giants lose in Peavy's debut, swept by Dodgers

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants pinned their hopes on Jake Peavy to provide new life to a beat-up rotation and a lineup searching for a lift....

First-place Dodgers complete sweep of Giants

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Manager Don Mattingly hardly considers a late-July sweep in San Francisco a turning point to put his Dodgers in the driver's seat atop the NL West....

Jaso has 3 RBIs as A's beat Rangers 9-3

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- John Jaso drove in three runs, helping Scott Kazmir and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-3 Sunday night....

Rockies beaten by homers in 7-5 loss to Pirates

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DENVER (AP) -- When Nolan Arenado flashed some impressive glove work to help get out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth it looked like the Colorado Rockies' day....

Mariners rally late, fall to Orioles 3-2 in 10

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Throwing strikes is not necessarily always a good thing, as the Seattle Mariners discovered Sunday....