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Absences of Marte, Bumgarner could shake up NL

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The Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants are both in last place, and that's not even their biggest problem at the moment....

Tim Tebow has his best week in minors with 6 hits

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- An update on Tim Tebow's first season with the Columbia Fireflies, the New York Mets' Class A affiliate. This week, Tebow and the Fireflies completed two series, the first a three-game set in Rome (Georgia) before returning home for four games with Lexington (Kentucky)....

LEADING OFF: MLB sorts out trouble in Baltimore, Minnesota

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

APNewsBreak: Dodgers, Yankees cut projected luxury tax bills

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are cutting payroll and their luxury tax bills - just as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and perhaps Clayton Kershaw near the free-agent market after the 2018 season....

Murphy, Scherzer slam Mets as Nats win 7th straight, 6-3

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Daniel Murphy hit an early grand slam against his former team, Max Scherzer pitched eight fiery innings and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-3 on Sunday night for their seventh straight victory....

McCarthy, Dodgers salvage final game of series in Arizona

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Brandon McCarthy has been the Los Angeles Dodgers' best pitcher not named Clayton Kershaw this season....

Cruz drives in 5 runs to help Mariners end skid

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- On a day when the Mariners got production up and down the lineup while setting a season high for scoring, Nelson Cruz pointed to Seattle's pitching as the real key....

Bour's 3-run homer lifts Marlins over Padres 7-3

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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Justin Bour paused briefly to watch his three-run homer sail deep to right field, did a subtle bat flip and began his trot....

Stroman throws 7-hitter in Blue Jays' 6-2 win over Angels

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Although Marcus Stroman had no idea why he was called for an illegal quick-pitch, he refused to allow the unusual umpiring decision to stop him from carrying the Toronto Blue Jays to another win in their climb out of a huge early-season hole....

Darvish, Rangers finish 4-game sweep, beat Royals 5-2

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish didn't get pulled early this time, and didn't have to try to explain a puzzling loss for Texas....


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