Indians avoid winless homestand, beat Royals 12-1

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Corey Kluber took a shutout into the ninth, rookie Francisco Lindor hit a three-run homer and had a career-high four RBIs, and the Indians avoided a winless homestand with a 12-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday....

Verlander outlasts Archer, Tigers beat Rays 2-1

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Verlander outlasted Chris Archer for his first win this season and the Detroit Tigers avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday....

Nationals land Papelbon in trade, fall to Marlins 4-1

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MIAMI (AP) -- The Washington Nationals have a new closer, landing All-Star Jonathan Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies....

Rays' Archer loses no-hit bid on 1-out infield single in 7th
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay's Chris Archer lost his perfect game bid with one out in the seventh inning when Jose Iglesias reached on an infield single....

Rays' Archer has perfect game through 6 innings vs. Tigers
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay's Chris Archer has not allowed a baserunner through six innings against Detroit on Wednesday. Archer has struck out 10 as the Rays hold a 1-0 lead over the Tigers....

Iwakuma can't get out of 6th, Mariners lose to Diamondbacks

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Hisashi Iwakuma pitched well for five innings, then couldn't get out of the sixth....

LEADING OFF: Kershaw's streak, All-Stars on new teams

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Kang's homer sends Pirates to 8-7 win over Twins

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jung Ho Kang is enjoying the spotlight in the major leagues and showing the Pittsburgh Pirates just what they hoped when they brought him over from South Korea....

Giants miss chance to move into first place in NL West

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants were on a roll with a chance to move into the top spot in the NL West for the first time in two months....

Dodgers can't touch Gray in 3rd straight loss, 2-0 to A's

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sonny Gray's masterful pitching and Justin Turner's mysterious leg infection combined to ruin another homecoming for the Los Angeles Dodgers....