Indians outfielder David Murphy traded to Angels

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CLEVELAND -- The Indians traded outfielder David Murphy to the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night in exchange for a Eric Stamets, a Double-A shortstop.

Murphy, who was a late scratch from the Indians' lineup before their game against Kansas City, had been connected with the Angels in trade talks for several days.

Murphy was making $6 million ...Read more

Henderson Alvarez has shoulder surgery, out for season

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Marlins Opening Day starter Henderson Alvarez, who dealt with shoulder inflammation for much of the early-portion of the season and has been on the disabled list since May 23, underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a tear in his shoulder, Marlins manager Dan Jennings announced before Tuesday's game against the Nationals.

The procedure, ...Read more

Marlins activate Dee Gordon from disabled list

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At least one of the Miami Marlins' injured All-Stars is rejoining the team.

Second baseman Dee Gordon, who dislocated his thumb on July 11th and was placed on the disabled list a week later, was activated Tuesday ahead of the Marlins' series opener against the Washington Nationals, the team announced.

Marlins manager Dan Jennings said this ...Read more

Troy Tulowitzki makes the Blue Jays even more dangerous to the Orioles

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It's a head-smacking morning for many Orioles fans as they process the news that Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is bound for the division rival Toronto Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays are perhaps the Orioles' stiffest competition for a wild-card spot this season, and with Tulowitzki aboard, they'll be that much more formidable in 2016, ...Read more

A's send Zobrist to Royals for pair of prospects

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LOS ANGELES -- The A's July housecleaning continued Tuesday with the club trading infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist to the Kansas City Royals.

This deal was the third trade of a veteran who will be a free agent at season's end by Oakland. The move followed Thursday's trade of left-handed starter Scott Kazmir to the Houston Astros and Monday's ...Read more

Mariners force extra frames, but can't hold on as Diamondbacks win

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SEATTLE -- As a kid growing up in Seattle and going to countless games at Safeco Field, Jake Lamb dreamed of being a hero in a variety of situations, like driving in a game-winning run in extra innings. His memories of Ken Griffey Jr. and Jay Buhner playing that hero are embedded in his mind.

Monday night, Lamb got to play the hero with a large...Read more

Streaking Giants beat Brewers, 4-2

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SAN FRANCISCO -- If someone had told Bruce Bochy at the beginning of the season that Brandon Crawford would be the San Francisco Giants' home run leader in late July, the manager might have swallowed hard.

But here we are, just a few days from the calendar turn to August, and the San Francisco shortstop is now tops in pops on the club with 15. ...Read more

Angels respect Astros' upswing, keep eyes on revamped pitching roster

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HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros were a bit of a novelty in the first four weeks of the season, when they won 18 of 25 games to open a seven-game lead over the Los Angeles Angels.

Sure, they were improved over 2014, when they had a record of 70-92, and clearly they were not the pushovers of 2011-13, when they had three straight 100-loss seasons. ...Read more

Kris Bryant's walk-off 2-run homer gives Cubs 9-8 win over Rockies

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CHICAGO -- Kris Bryant hit a two-out, two-run, walk-off homer to lift the Cubs to a 9-8 victory over the Rockies on Monday night at Wrigley Field. The Rockies had gone ahead 8-7 with a four-run ninth. The Cubs overcame a 4-0 deficit with six runs in the fourth, highlighted by Starlin Castro's two-run single.

At the plate

Jorge Soler calmly hit...Read more

Wong's grand slam powers Cardinals to win over Reds

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ST. LOUIS -- Kolten Wong's grand slam in the bottom of the fourth inning launched the Cardinals toward a 4-1 win against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.

Catcher Yadier Molina, who left the game not feeling well before the bottom of the fifth inning, led off the bottom of the fourth with a double. He moved to third base on rookie Stephen ...Read more

Would Dodgers trade Yasiel Puig? Unlikely, but he can't rule it out

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Yasiel Puig has played in only 53 of the Dodgers' 100 games. After spending five weeks on the disabled list because of a strained hamstring, he is batting .253 with six home runs and 22 runs batted in.

"The season hasn't turned out the way I wanted," Puig said in Spanish.

Now, with Friday's non-waiver trade deadline fast approaching, Puig is ...Read more

White Sox outduel Red Sox in 10-8 victory

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BOSTON -- The White Sox offense continued its recent surge Monday night, outdueling the Red Sox for a 10-8 victory in the opener of a four-game series at Fenway Park. Adam Eaton and Tyler Saladino sparked a four-run first with back-to-back triples to lead off the game, and the Sox had 15 hits to improve to 5-0 on their current trip.

Pivotal at-...Read more

Matt Wieters homers in 11th as Orioles walk off with win over Braves

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BALTIMORE -- Much of the excitement heading into Monday night's game against the Atlanta Braves centered on the return to Camden Yards of long-time Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis.

In the ninth, though, it was another former Oriole who was given the task of preserving a win for Atlanta, and former closer Jim Johnson couldn't hold onto a one...Read more

Sanchez, Tigers sluggish in 5-2 loss to Rays

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- They arrived here bleary and beaten.

Losers in lopsided fashion on Sunday night in Boston, the Tigers hopped off their flight in western Florida around 5 a.m. Monday morning and hopped into bed sometime later.

They have yet to wake up.

In the latest chapter of a crucial week before the July 31 trade deadline, Anibal ...Read more

Eric Hosmer, Kendrys Morales help Royals punish Indians, 9-4

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CLEVELAND -- Inside the visiting manager's office at Progressive Field, Kansas City manager Ned Yost pondered the larger meaning of his team's recent acquisition of former Reds ace Johnny Cueto.

The move was unprecedented in the era of David Glass's ownership of the franchise and general manager Dayton Moore's stewardship of the baseball ...Read more

Rangers and Dodgers still have most to offer Phillies for Cole Hamels

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TORONTO -- Throughout the months of speculation regarding where Cole Hamels will pitch the final three-plus guaranteed years of his contract, the Los Angeles Dodgers have often been mentioned as an apt trading partner for the Phillies.

That remains the case in the final days leading to the highly anticipated trade deadline. But with the days ...Read more

Angels acquire outfielder Shane Victorino from Red Sox

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In what they hope was their first move and not their only move before this week's trade deadline, the Angels on Monday acquired outfielder Shane Victorino from the Boston Red Sox.

The Angels remain in the market for a starting left fielder, or at least one they can platoon with Victorino. They see him as outfield depth acquired at minimal cost,...Read more

'Weird' feeling for Braves' Markakis in return to Baltimore

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BALTIMORE -- Braves outfielder Nick Markakis returned to the ballpark where he established himself as a good major leaguer with the team that drafted him and, by all outward indications, treated it like any other day.

His return to Oriole Park at Camden Yards to face the Orioles did not seem to change Markakis' usual stoic demeanor -- at least ...Read more

Aramis Ramirez returns to Pirates where it all started

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Aramis Ramirez was in full uniform four hours before the game Saturday night against the Washington Nationals. He wasn't wearing the black top, the favored look of Saturday starter A.J. Burnett. Instead he wore the home whites, for pictures and scoreboard videos, the first orders of business for his reintroduction to the Pirates.

The real task ...Read more

More Progressive Field renovations likely coming, could include seat removal, new scoreboard

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CLEVELAND -- The Indians are planning more renovations to Progressive Field this winter, which could include the removal of some seats and a new scoreboard.

Last winter, the stadium underwent $26 million in renovations that included seats being removed in the upper deck in right field, the addition of several area restaurant stands and other ...Read more