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Flexen, Smith lead Mets over Diamondbacks 4-2

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks are gearing up for a playoff race, aiming to make a push in the final weeks. The New York Mets have different priorities, trading away key veterans and letting their rookies get a taste of the big leagues....

Tim Anderson's hit in 9th gives Chicago 4-3 win over Twins

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Even though his turn was two batters away, Tim Anderson realized from the dugout that he'd have a chance to play the hero on Wednesday night....

Hosmer 3-run HR with 2 outs in 9th, Royals beat Rockies 6-4

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Eric Hosmer hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning off former Kansas City teammate Greg Holland, lifting the Royals over the Colorado Rockies 6-4 on Wednesday night....

LEADING OFF: Rajai Davis joins Bosox, Ray returns for Dbacks

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Motter replaces injured Cano, lifts Mariners past Braves 9-6

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ATLANTA (AP) -- The Seattle Mariners are hoping Robinson Cano avoided a serious injury when he was pulled with tightness in his left hamstring....

Pillar hits Toronto's 6th HR, Blue Jays beat Rays 7-6

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Even in a down year, the Toronto Blue Jays are as capable of going deep as any team in baseball. They showed that off Wednesday night....

Rookie Luke Weaver helps Cardinals beat Padres 6-2

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rookie Luke Weaver struck out 10 in seven scoreless innings, and Kolten Wong had three hits and three runs to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 on Wednesday night....

Astros hit 3 homers to end skid vs Nationals

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HOUSTON (AP) -- Alex Bregman hit a three-run homer and Jake Marisnick and Max Stassi added solo shots to help the Houston Astros beat the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Wednesday night....

Schwarber homers, Cubs stay hot with 9-3 win over Reds

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CINCINNATI (AP) -- The wins are adding up, the lead over the rest of the division is growing. And the defending World Series champions are feeling a little stronger every day....

Rookies Leiter Jr., Hoskins help Phillies blank Marlins

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Mark Leiter Jr. allowed one hit over seven innings, Rhys Hoskins homered and drove in five runs and the Philadelphia Phillies rode that rookie tandem to an 8-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night....