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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Drew Smyly struck out Alex Rodriguez three times en route to stopping an 11-start winless streak, and the Tampa Bay Rays sent the New York Yankees to their third straight loss, 6-3 Saturday night....

Hall of Famer Mike Piazza has his No. 31 retired by Mets
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Mike Piazza glanced high toward his No. 31 that will forever hang over Citi Field and urged New York Mets fans, hoping to find faith in the most trying moments, to do the same....

Giants find just enough offense for rare win since break
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Hunter Pence is healthy at last. Joe Panik has been back a few days from a concussion and is driving in runs again. The San Francisco Giants sure are starting to look like themselves again....

Nationals acquire Melancon from Pirates
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- When Mike Rizzo and Dusty Baker called Mark Melancon on Saturday from the visiting clubhouse at AT&T Park, one thing that impressed them right away about their new All-Star closer is that he planned to immediately check in with Jonathan Papelbon....

Martin's 2-run double off Chapman leads M's over Cubs 4-1
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CHICAGO (AP) -- Aroldis Chapman's famous fastball wasn't good enough to retire Leonys Martin....

Blue Jays rout Orioles 9-1 to take AL East lead
TORONTO (AP) -- With one big inning and another strong start from J.A. Happ, the Blue Jays moved into the AL East lead....

Bryant singles to stop Miley's no-hit bid
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CHICAGO (AP) -- Kris Bryant singled sharply to left field with no outs in the seventh inning Saturday for the Chicago Cubs' first hit off the Seattle Mariners' Wade Miley....

Padres starters Cashner, Rea to Marlins in 7-player deal
MIAMI (AP) -- Buyers at the trade deadline for a change, the Miami Marlins believe they now have enough starting pitching to make a playoff push....

A-Rod back in lineup at DH, looks to snap 2-for-22 slump
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez is back as the New York Yankees' designated hitter for the first time in a week, looking to snap his struggles at the plate....

Grandal's single caps 5-run rally as Dodgers beat D-backs
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The seventh inning took 72 minutes to complete, saw 21 batters come up, and twelve runs cross the plate. It gave the Los Angeles Dodgers' offense the opportunity for its most memorable outburst yet....



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