Nationals acquire Melancon from Pirates
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Washington Nationals found a reliable pitcher for the ninth inning, acquiring All-Star closer Mark Melancon from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday....

Blue Jays rout Orioles 9-1 to take AL East lead
TORONTO (AP) -- J.A. Happ won his eighth straight decision, Devon Travis homered and the Toronto Blue Jays used a seven-run fifth inning to beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-1 Saturday and take sole possession of the AL East lead for the first time since early April....

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....

Triple play helps Nationals hold off Giants 4-1
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Washington Nationals made history by turning the first 3-3-5 triple play ever in the major leagues then watched as third baseman Anthony Rendon tossed the ball from the milestone moment into the crowd at AT&T Park....

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....

Porcello pitches 5-hitter to lead Red Sox past Angels, 6-2
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Rick Porcello gave the Boston Red Sox just what they needed....

LEADING OFF: Arrieta aims to end skid, Pomeranz bids for 1st
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Suarez, Finnegan lead Reds to 6-0 win over Padres
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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Brandon Finnegan made some adjustments after his last start. The changes worked against the San Diego Padres....



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