Catcher swap: Dodgers send Carlos Ruiz to Phillies for Ellis
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers have swapped catchers with Philadelphia, getting Carlos Ruiz and trading A.J. Ellis to the Phillies....

Romero strikes out Ortiz to end it, Rays hold off Red Sox

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ST .PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Enny Romero earned his first major league save, relieving with two outs in the ninth inning and fanning Red Sox slugger David Ortiz to give the Tampa Bay Rays a 2-1 win Thursday and a four-game split with the Red Sox....

McCann powers Norris, Tigers past Twins 8-5 for series sweep

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- James McCann had a three-run homer among his four hits, Daniel Norris pitched into the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers completed a sweep at Minnesota with an 8-5 victory on Thursday for the Twins' seventh straight defeat....

Ledecky hands medals to Harper, throws out first pitch

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- One by one, swimmer Katie Ledecky handed her Olympic medals to Bryce Harper. Four gold medals and one silver from the Rio Olympics sat in the hands of the reigning National League MVP....

Nationals acquire lefty reliever Rzepczynski from Athletics

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Nationals have acquired left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski from the Oakland Athletics for minor league infielder Max Schrock....

Marlins get OF Jeff Francoeur from Braves in 3-team trade

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MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins acquired Jeff Francoeur from the Atlanta Braves in a three-team trade Wednesday night, hoping the well-traveled outfielder can provide a boost toward a playoff spot....

Drury hits sac fly in 11th, D'backs beat Braves 10-9

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Brandon Drury came out of high school thinking he might help the Atlanta Braves win games one day. He did just the opposite Wednesday night....

LEADING OFF: Indians, Rangers start big series; Segedin back

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Hill solid, Turner homers and Dodgers beat Giants 1-0

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Justin Turner and the Dodgers aren't thinking cruise control just yet....

Cardinals hit 3 HRs off deGrom, break loose to beat Mets

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Randal Grichuk and the St. Louis Cardinals love when Carlos Martinez pitches....


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