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LEADING OFF: Dodgers try to clinch NL West, Verlander rolls

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

Richard, Padres hand Rockies 4th straight loss, 3-0

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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies keep stumbling as they try to protect their tenuous hold on the NL's second wild card....

Hamels tames Mariners, Rangers stay close in wild-card hunt

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Cole Hamels dominated for eight innings, Adrian Beltre and Shin-Soo Choo went deep and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Thursday night to hang around the AL wild-card hunt....

White Sox bullpen covers 8 2/3 innings to beat Astros

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HOUSTON (AP) -- Chris Volstad and Chicago's bullpen covered 8 2/3 innings after starter Carson Fulmer left with a blister, and the White Sox beat the Houston Astros 3-1 on Thursday night....

Fowler delivers again as Martinez, Cardinals beat Reds 8-5

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CINCINNATI (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals rinsed the bad taste of being swept by the Chicago Cubs the best way they could - sweeping the Cincinnati Reds....

Dickey baffles Nationals, then talks possible retirement

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ATLANTA (AP) -- R.A. Dickey isn't sure he'll be back with Atlanta in 2018, or even still pitching in the majors, so he took a minute to savor what he said could be the final home start of his career....

Vargas and 4 relievers toss 2-hitter, Royals beat Jays 1-0
TORONTO (AP) -- Jason Vargas turned in his best performance in months to pick up his third win in three starts....

Twins rout Tigers, lead AL wild-card race by 2 � games

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DETROIT (AP) -- Joe Mauer and Jorge Polanco had three hits each, and the Minnesota Twins extended their lead for the American League's second wild card by beating the Detroit Tigers 12-1 on Thursday night....

Ynoa pitches 8 solid innings to lead Orioles past Rays 3-1

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BALTIMORE (AP) -- After the Baltimore Orioles quickly ended their scoreless streak at 26 innings, Gabriel Ynoa handled it from there....

Lindor hits another homer, Indians get 27th win in 28 games

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- It's time for the 2017 Cleveland Indians to be introduced to the one and only . 1884 Providence Grays....