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Royals' bats come alive in 10-4 win over Twins

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Three months before the Kansas City Royals' 10-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night at Target Field, Paulo Orlando sauntered into a tattoo parlor near his home in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It was February, the final days before he would depart for spring training in Arizona, and Orlando sought a piece of art to commemorate ...Read more

Homers lead Indians in Game 2 win over White Sox in doubleheader

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CHICAGO -- Jose Ramirez hit a solo home run in the second, Rajai Davis added a two-run homer in the fifth and former White Sox Juan Uribe hit a solo shot in the seventh for the Indians (23-20) during their 5-1 victory Monday to split a doubleheader with the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Melky Cabrera singled home Todd Frazier in the third ...Read more

Grichuk's walk-off homer lifts Cardinals over Cubs, 4-3

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ST. LOUIS -- Randal Grichuk hit a two-out, solo walk-off home run into the bullpen in right field Monday night to give the Cardinals a 4-3 win over the Cubs in the first of a three-game series at Busch Stadium.

The Cardinals rallied from a 3-1 deficit on a two-run homer by Matt Adams in the seventh.

Trevor Rosenthal pitched out of trouble in ...Read more

Nick Tropeano muzzles Rangers as Angels win, 2-0

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Angels starter Nick Tropeano held the Rangers to four hits over six-plus innings and reliever Fernando Salas escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth to beat the Rangers, 2-0, on Monday night at Globe Life Park.

Derek Holland held the Angels to two runs on seven hits and a walk in 6 2/3 innings and left the game in the ...Read more

Tigers back to .500 with 5-4 win over Phillies

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DETROIT -- Victor Martinez couldn't get it done with his legs.

He was a dead duck rounding third base with two outs in the third inning, when Detroit Tigers third base coach Dave Clark sent him home, trying to score from first base on a Nick Castellanos double.

But four innings later, after the Tigers tied the game with the long ball, then ...Read more

Behind Ichiro, Marlins rally for late 7-6 victory against Rays

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MIAMI -- At this rate, Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki won't have to wait very much longer to reach the milestone.

Ichiro went 4-for-5 with an RBI and the Marlins scored two runs in the eighth to rally for a 7-6 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday at Marlins Park. Adan Hechavarria scored the winning run on Martin Prado's grounder that...Read more

Behind Ichiro, Marlins rally for late 7-6 victory against Rays

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MIAMI -- At this rate, Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki won't have to wait very much longer to reach the milestone.

Ichiro went 4-for-5 with an RBI and the Marlins scored two runs in the eighth to rally for a 7-6 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday at Marlins Park. Adan Hechavarria scored the winning run on Martin Prado's grounder that...Read more

White Sox hang on to win Game 1 of doubleheader vs. Indians, 7-6

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CHICAGO -- Brett Lawrie hit a three-run homer to help the White Sox to a 7-6 victory over the Indians in the first game of a straight doubleheader Monday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field.

Lawrie's homer off Indians rookie Mike Clevinger came on a full count with two outs in the fifth inning, after the Indians had tied the game in the top of the...Read more

Rangers place Shin-Soo Choo, Drew Stubbs on 15-day disabled list

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Shin-Soo Choo and Drew Stubbs were placed on the 15-day disabled list before Monday's game with leg injuries.

Outfielder Jared Hoying and infielder Joey Gallo were called up from the minor leagues to help fill the void. Hoying was in the starting lineup and Gallo was available off the bench.

Choo came off the disabled list ...Read more

Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton says he'll continue to fight way out of slump

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No one need remind Giancarlo Stanton about his recent slump. The Marlins' slugger knows all about it.

Stanton came into Monday's game against visiting Tampa Bay mired in a 5-for-52 stretch with 28 strikeouts during that span. Stanton flew out to center in his first at-bat Monday.

"I have to keep working at it," Stanton said before batting ...Read more

Gay Men's Chorus 'encouraged' by Padres investigation

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The executive director of the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus said Monday he is encouraged by the Padres' words in the aftermath of the national anthem incident before Saturday night's game against the Dodgers, but it will require actions by the team for the relationship with the LBGT community to be repaired.

As part of Pride Night at Petco Park, ...Read more

Rangers' Hamilton to miss rest of season after another knee operation

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Outfielder Josh Hamilton, the 2010 American League MVP, will undergo surgery on his left knee June 8 in Houston and miss the rest of the season.

Hamilton has been bothered by his knee all season after having surgery on it twice in the span of a month last year. He underwent a non-surgical procedure during spring training and...Read more

Royals' Alex Gordon has broken bone in hand, to miss three to four weeks

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Royals outfielder Alex Gordon is headed to the disabled list Monday because of a broken scaphoid bone in his right hand.

Gordon, who was injured in a collision with Mike Moustakas in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the White Sox in Chicago and initially diagnosed as having a sprained wrist, is expected to miss three to four weeks.

The ...Read more

Robinson's contracts appraised at $36 million, to be on display at exhibits across country

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The two aging contracts are unremarkable on first glance, devoid of flourishes and filled with the boilerplate restrictions that chained all baseball players to their teams in the Reserve Clause era.

It isn't until the dates and signatures are evident that it becomes clear why these documents -- two thin sheets of paper whose historical heft ...Read more

Jordan Zimmermann has Grade 1 groin strain, likely to miss next start

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The news on Detroit Tigers starter Jordan Zimmermann's right groin strain was all good Monday afternoon.

MRI tests on Sunday afternoon showed a Grade 1 strain, the mildest of levels, according to Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, and Zimmermann could only miss one start.

"He actually came to the field feeling pretty good," Ausmus said. "He said he ...Read more

Vogelsong leaves game, but Pirates beat Rockies, 6-3

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PITTSBURGH -- Given how the scene began, the sight of Ryan Vogelsong leaving the field on a cart Monday afternoon showed signs of hope. Moments earlier he was face-down in the batter's box after taking a pitch off his face. But he was conscious and began to move, then sat, then stood. As the cart drove down the right-field line, opposing players...Read more

MLB to investigate Padres' anthem situation

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Major League Baseball is investigating a situation involving the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus and the national anthem Saturday at Petco Park.

MLB spokesman Pat Courtney told the Union-Tribune that baseball's investigations department will begin to gather information to determine why the chorus was unable to perform as a pre-recorded voice of a ...Read more

Padres discipline employee after gay men's chorus is drowned out singing national anthem

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The San Diego Padres said late Sunday that it had disciplined an employee and stopped working with a contractor who was responsible for marring the performance of the national anthem by the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus.

The choir's Saturday performance was drowned out by a recording of a woman singing the national anthem that was broadcast in the...Read more

As Cubs' offensive rut continues, they look to lean on rotation vs. Cardinals

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Reliever Travis Wood marveled Sunday night at the transformation of the Cubs rotation, three years after he was named to the National League All-Star team as a starter.

"They've done it for too long to let it fall apart," Wood said before Kyle Hendricks threw 5 1/3 innings of three-hit ball but was outpitched by 2014 World ...Read more

Bumgarner leads Giants with arm, bat past Cubs for series win

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Madison Bumgarner threw 7? 2/3 shutout innings and drove in the lone of run of the game with a double Sunday night as the Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 before a crowd of 41,359.

It gave the Giants, 27-19, a series win over a Chicago team with the best record in baseball at 29-13.

Bumgarner, 6-2, struck out six and walked ...Read more