Cain's homer helps Giants top Reds

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Don't bury Matt Cain just yet.

The beleaguered veteran right-hander, perhaps in jeopardy of losing his job in the rotation with another rocky outing, showed the San Francisco Giants enough in a 9-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at AT&T Park Tuesday night that he'll surely survive to see another start or two.

Cain, 1-6 with ...Read more

Dodgers' Norris outpitches Archer, then bullpen makes it interesting against Rays

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LOS ANGELES--Tampa Bay ace Chris Archer arrived at Dodger Stadium a few hours before Tuesday night's game not completely sure if he would pitch for the Rays or get blown by trade winds to the home clubhouse.

Such are the zany scenarios that can play out in the week before the non-waiver trade deadline, as his Dodgers counterpart Tuesday, Bud ...Read more

A's rough up Martinez en route to 6-3 win against Rangers

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers' three-game win streak was snapped as the Athletics evened the series with a 6-3 victory Tuesday night at Globe Life Park. Joey Gallo homered in his first start in 2016 but Nick Martinez, who was also called up from Triple A Round Rock for Tuesday's start, was charged with five runs in four innings.

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Cashner solid, but Padres fall to Blue Jays in 12 innings, 7-6

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TORONTO -- To some surprise, Andrew Cashner appeared on a mound Tuesday, at a hitter-friendly American League East ballpark, facing a high-octane offense, still wearing a Padres uniform.

Earlier in the day, his team of four-plus seasons had made its fourth trade of this season, sending outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. across the hall to the Toronto ...Read more

No relief in sight for Royals in 13-0 loss to Angels

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The transaction was publicized at 1:18 p.m. Tuesday, introducing the top prospect in the Royals' organization as the newest member of the big-league roster. The subsequent attention that 20-year-old Raul A. Mondesi garnered warranted a news conference before he ever took an at-bat in Major League Baseball's regular season.

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Orioles' win streak, Tillman's hot streak end with 6-3 loss to Rockies

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BALTIMORE -- Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman came into Tuesday night's start with a chance to become the first 15-game winner in the major leagues, but the Colorado Rockies would not cooperate.

Tillman (14-3) had been dominating in July, with four straight victories and a 1.29 ERA, but he faltered in a four-run third inning and the Rockies ...Read more

Stanton's key hits bust Marlins out of scoring drought, defeat Phillies; Ichiro gets No. 2,997

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MIAMI -- It took the rainmaker to break one of the worst South Florida droughts in July in recent memory.

Not talking about meteorological matters. Rather the Miami Marlins' baffling inability to push across runs under the roof at Marlins Park.

It extended to 24 innings without a run before Giancarlo Stanton put an end to it Tuesday. Though, ...Read more

Lindor's walk-off hit caps Indians' come-from-behind victory vs. Nationals

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CLEVELAND -- The Indians went on an extended road trip following the All-Star break due to the Republican National Convention. But nothing does the soul good like some home cooking.

In their first game back in Cleveland, the Indians worked some Progressive Field magic to pull off a wild 7-6 comeback win over the Washington Nationals on a walk-...Read more

Shields-led White Sox blank Cubs, 3-0

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CHICAGO -- James Shields left to a standing ovation after striking out five -- including Kris Bryant three times -- walking four and giving up four hits and no runs in 72/3 innings of the Sox's 3-0 victory Tuesday against the Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field.

Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks hadn't given up a run since June 29, a span of 221/3 innings.

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Tigers outslug Red Sox, 9-8

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BOSTON -- The Detroit Tigers scored eight runs off Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright.

But they blew leads of 4-0 and 8-5 before taking a 9-8 lead in the seventh inning on a two-out bases loaded walk to Tyler Collins.

Yes, it was that kind of night.

They went on to beat the Red Sox by that score Tuesday. The Tigers try to complete the sweep ...Read more

Mariners weather Hernandez's sluggish start to beat Pirates, 7-4

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PITTSBURGH -- It's easy to recount all the times Felix Hernandez had brilliant outings ruined by lack of run support. It's become a frustrating meme for the Mariners and their fans over the golden years of their ace's career.

But there have been times when Hernandez has been anything but regal on the mound and needed more than a little help ...Read more

Harrell sharp in Braves' 2-0 win against Twins

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?MINNEAPOLIS -- If Lucas Harrell's previous couple of starts had lessened trade interest in the Braves' journeyman pitcher, said interest should be back on the upswing after his performance Tuesday night.

Harrell held the Minnesota Twins to four singles and three walks in seven innings of a 2-0 win at Target Field, snapping the Braves' five-...Read more

Cardinals place Rosenthal on DL with shoulder issue

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NEW YORK -- One of the things dismissed -- and dismissed often -- as a reason for Trevor Rosenthal's descent from closer to the irregular role he had for the Cardinals during the past several weeks was his health.

His velocity didn't reveal an issue.

His answers didn't describe an issue.

Evidently, there was an issue.

After approaching ...Read more

Gyorko delivers lead that bullpen holds in 3-2 Game 1 win vs. Mets

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NEW YORK -- With a one-run lead and another game to go Tuesday at Citi Field, the Cardinals' under-construction bullpen had to be both effective and efficient.

"The zeroes are impressive," manager Mike Matheny said. "I don't care how many pitches it takes to get them."

The Cardinals' relievers combined to put up four zeroes -- two of them from...Read more

Rangers promote top prospect Gallo from minors

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Joey Gallo, the Texas Rangers' top prospect, was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday and in the starting lineup as the Rangers look to add power and versatility to the offense.

Gallo was at first base, where he had been playing frequently in the minors, and Mitch Moreland was at designated hitter. Manager Jeff ...Read more

Padres trade Upton to Blue Jays for prospect, cash

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TORONTO -- The Padres continued their summer sell-off on Tuesday, trading outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. to the Toronto Blue Jays for right-handed pitching prospect Hansel Rodriguez and cash. San Diego will pay all but $5 million of the roughly $22.5 million left on Upton's contract.

With the Padres still in Toronto for their first-ever series ...Read more

Police: Alleged assault victim of Pirates' Kang initially did not cooperate

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Chicago police released a heavily redacted incident report that says the woman who claimed to be a victim of a sexual assault by Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang did not initially cooperate with investigators.

But additional information that might have provided context to explain her initial reluctance was blacked out by the police department...Read more

Reds down Giants 7-5 in series opener

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Upon the San Francisco Giants' return to AT&T Park Monday night after a brutal road trip, Brandon Belt got well in a hurry. Alas, the same could not be said for Jake Peavy or the team as a whole.

Following a nightmarish 2 for 33 road trip during which the Giants went 1-7, Belt had three hits, including a two-run homer back in ...Read more

Brewers use long ball to squash Diamondbacks

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MILWAUKEE -- There is one sure way to put a miserable day behind you in the major leagues.

Go out the next day, play better and win the game.

That's what the Milwaukee Brewers did Monday night at Miller Park, knocking four balls out of the park to pull away from the Arizona Diamondbacks, 7-2.

The victory helped wash the sour taste out of the ...Read more

White Sox top Cubs, 5-4, after Tyler Saladino's walk-off single

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CHICAGO -- Meanwhile, there was a baseball game to be played.

Almost lost in the Chris Sale drama on the South Side and the news of Aroldis Chapman's impending arrival on the North Side was the fact the City Series pitting the Cubs against the White Sox kicked off Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Sox came out on top with a 5-4 victory ...Read more