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Wainwright loses and game, too, as Mets beat Cardinals

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright lost his glove trying to tag out Yoenis Cespedes and lost the game, too, when Alejandro De Aza homered and drove in five runs to send the New York Mets over St. Louis 10-6 Thursday night....

Hamels goes 8 innings for Texas in 9-0 win over Indians

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Cole Hamels allowed only two singles over eight innings for his 14th victory, Carlos Gomez hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat with Texas and the AL-best Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 9-0 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series matching division leaders....

Escobar homers for surging Royals in 5-2 win over Marlins

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MIAMI (AP) -- Alcides Escobar homered and drove in two runs to lead the surging Kansas City Royals past the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Thursday night....

LEADING OFF: Ruiz joins Dodgers, Wright returns to Red Sox

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A look at what's happening all around the majors Friday:...

Pujols reaches 100 RBIs for 13th time, Angels beat Jays 6-3
TORONTO (AP) -- Albert Pujols reached the 100-RBI mark for the 13th time, the fifth player in history to achieve the feat, Mike Trout had three hits and drove in four runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Thursday night....

Scherzer's arm, Harper's bat power Nats past Orioles 4-0

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Max Scherzer allowed two hits over eight innings and Bryce Harper's two-run double helped the Washington Nationals avoid a four-game home-and-home sweep with a 4-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night....

Catcher swap: Phillies send Carlos Ruiz to Dodgers for Ellis

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Carlos Ruiz from Philadelphia in a trade of backup catchers Thursday, getting a popular player with a world of postseason experience....

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

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers slipped back toward the pack in the wild-card race with an ill-timed stretch this month of 10 losses in 13 games....

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

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- To earn his first major league save, Enny Romero emerged from the bullpen with a one-run lead and one job - set down Boston slugger David Ortiz for the final out....

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....


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