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LEADING OFF: Cleveland streaking, Bumgarner needs no DH

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

Lowrie, Alonso homer to lead Athletics past Giants 7-1

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Bay Bridge series has brought out the best of the Oakland Athletics and the worst of the San Francisco Giants....

Sean Rodriguez drives in 4 as Pirates beat Mariners 8-1

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Clint Hurdle speaks with great appreciation for what Sean Rodriguez brings defensively, playing wherever Pittsburgh needs him to be in the field....

Escobar's second go-ahead hit leads Royals over Cards in 12

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Alcides Escobar hit a go-ahead RBI double just inside the right-field line in the 12th inning and the Kansas City Royals outlasted the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Wednesday night....

HRs by McCann, Gregorius in 9th rally Yanks past Rangers 9-7

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Trailing by four runs in the ninth inning, the somnambulant New York Yankees were on the verge of falling 10 games behind division-leading Baltimore in the AL East. Many in the crowd of 39,875 already had streamed out, convinced they had seen another listless loss in a season filled with them....

Shields gets win as White Sox beat Twins 9-6

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CHICAGO (AP) -- James Shields insisted career win No. 130 was just like every other one. He offered no sign of relief or satisfaction. There was just praise for his defense and a big smile....

Guerra, Brewers beat Stewart, Dodgers 7-0

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell finally got a chance to break out the superlatives....

Salazar rolls, Indians beat Braves 3-0 for 12th straight win

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Danny Salazar didn't want to be the pitcher who couldn't keep the Cleveland Indians' winning streak alive....

Murphy, Scherzer help Nationals sweep Mets with 4-2 win

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Daniel Murphy homered twice, tormenting his former team yet again, and the Washington Nationals completed a three-game sweep of the New York Mets with 4-2 victory Wednesday night....

Phillies beat Arizona 9-8 in 10 innings for sweep

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Philadelphia manager Pete Mackanin sat at his desk with a dazed look on his face, not sure what to say after a wild game that included 32 hits, 17 runs, great plays and bizarre sequences....