A-Rod, Yanks settle dispute, he gets ball from 3,000th hit

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $5.5 million and gets A-Rod the home run ball from his 3,000th hit....

Offense can't support Hammel in Cubs 2-1 loss to Marlins

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Jason Hammel knows that quality pitching is one reason why the Chicago Cubs continue to play meaningful baseball....

Home runs, Koehler lift Marlins to 2-1 win over Cubs

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Justin Bour and Christian Yelich homered and the Miami Marlins got six impressive innings from Tom Koehler in a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday....

Cuba confirms defection of 2 baseball players during US trip

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HAVANA (AP) -- Two Cuban baseball players have defected while in the United States for a series of games against U.S. collegians, the island's official sports media confirmed....

All-Star likes what he sees of pioneering girl at MLB camp

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PARIS (AP) -- As a two-time All-Star, Steve Finley knows more than most what it takes to shine in Major League Baseball. So having run his expert eyes over the sport's pioneering 16-year-old girl at a training camp this week, can he hazard a guess at whether she'll go on to become MLB's first female player?...

LEADING OFF: Hamilton vs Angels; Kershaw tries to break skid

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A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:...

Experts: Hacking probe will stretch if Cards execs involved

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HOUSTON (AP) -- The federal hacking investigation of the St. Louis Cardinals could take longer if high-level executives are implicated in the breach of the Houston Astros' database, according to legal experts....

Arenado makes rare errors, help D-backs beat Rockies

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Nolan Arenado makes many more highlight-reel plays than miscues. A two-error game for the two-time Gold Glove winner only happened once in his career....

Late-inning offense carries Arizona to win

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Jeremy Hellickson has found a good groove when pitching at home in Chase Field, and that's not so easy to do in the hitter-friendly ballpark....

Gutierrez has only hits for Mariners in 4-0 loss to A's

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Franklin Gutierrez has had some success against Scott Kazmir. The rest of the Seattle Mariners need to study how Gutierrez handles the left-hander....