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A's rally late, walk off Halos in 11 on Lucroy's hit

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Jonathan Lucroy’s single off the center-field fence with the bases loaded in the 11th inning gave the A’s a 6-5 walk-off win over the Angels on Sunday at the Coliseum. Oakland had to come from behind in the ninth, as Marcus Semien led off the frame with a homer and Mark Canha tied it on a bloop single with two outs. The A’s struck first with a two-run homer by Canha, but homers by Chris Young and Albert Pujols helped the Angels grab the lead. Halos starter Andrew Heaney fired eight strong innings, allowing three runs on just three hits, but settled for a no-decision.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Newcomb dominates in Braves' shutout of Padres

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Showing the same resolve that has allowed him to quickly distance himself from a rough start this year, Sean Newcomb remained stoic as he avoided early trouble and constructed his latest impressive start in a 1-0 Braves win over the Padres on Saturday afternoon at SunTrust Park.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Carrasco hit by comebacker, has forearm bruise

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It wasn’t the best of starts for Carlos Carrasco, but the Indians’ right-hander exited Saturday’s 9-3 loss to the Twins for an entirely different reason.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Bucs ride Nova, homers to series win vs. Reds

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Ivan Nova had his second strong outing in as many starts since returning from the DL, and the Bucs backed him with three homers to win their first series in a month. Colin Moran, Elias Diaz and Josh Harrison went deep for Pittsburgh, while Eugenio Suarez hit his 13th dinger for the Reds and Brandon Dixon hit the first of his career. Luis Castillo took the loss, as his season-long struggles with the long ball continued.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Braun is hitting it hard with little to show

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Statcast™ didn’t catch the launch angle of Ryan Braun’s helmet when he threw it skyward Friday after the latest of his very loud outs. But the tracking service has provided plenty of other data to help Braun cope with one of the most maddening stretches of his 12-year Major League career.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Loaisiga wins debut as Yanks blank Rays

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Supported by a Didi Gregorius homer, Jonathan Loaisiga hurled five scoreless innings with six strikeouts to earn the victory in his Major League debut as the Yankees defeated the Rays at Yankee Stadium.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Goldy homers in 2nd straight game vs. Mets

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The Paul Goldschmidt hitting clinic continued Friday night at Chase Field as the D-backs first baseman continued his torrid pace at the plate with a first-inning homer to give Arizona a 1-0 lead over the Mets.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Two-sport star Murray comes to terms with A's

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The A’s and two-sport star Kyler Murray, the No. 9 overall selection in last week’s MLB Draft, agreed to terms on Friday, and he was on hand at the Coliseum to meet the team and take batting practice.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Kluber has off-night in loss; no walk-streak ends

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It took 46 1/3 innings, but Indians ace Corey Kluber finally walked a batter. Kluber issued the free pass to Twins third baseman Eduardo Escobar in the fourth inning of the series opener Friday between the Tribe and the Twins at Progressive Field. The last walk issued by Kluber came on May 8 against the Brewers — in that span, the reigning Cy Young Award winner faced 179 batters.
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Gattis keeps rolling with slam against Royals

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Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis was at it again on Friday night, walloping a sixth-inning grand slam to put his team ahead and chase Royals starter Jakob Junis in the series opener at Kauffman Stadium. The homer gave Gattis 13 home runs and 38 RBIs in his past 28 games.
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Gleyber continues power surge with 13th HR

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The Yankees have never had back-to-back Rookie of the Year Award winners, but with Gleyber Torres following Aaron Judge’s remarkable campaign, it appears that they are going to have a legitimate chance.
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Gleyber's homer sends German to first W

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The kids delivered once again for the Yankees, as Gleyber Torres continued his sensational rookie campaign with a go-ahead homer in support of Domingo German’s first Major League victory as the Yankees defeated the Rays on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Braves hold on after Anibal flummoxes Padres

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Anibal Sanchez seemed like a low-risk option when he joined the Braves near the end of Spring Training and seemingly stood as a short-term option to fill the rotation’s fifth spot. Two and a half months into the season, the rejuvenated right-hander has created what is often considered a good problem. Sanchez extended his unexpected run of success, and an unusual replay review involving Tyler Flowers proved significant as the Braves held on to claim a 4-2 win over the Padres on Thursday night at SunTrust Park.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Snell derailed in Bronx after Rays' fast start

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Left-hander Blake Snell has been arguably the Rays’ best pitcher this season, but on Thursday night, he wished he had a do-over as the Yankees edged the Rays, 4-3, at Yankee Stadium. The loss snapped Tampa Bay’s three-game winning streak.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Rox score 5 in 4th before 1st out to beat Phils

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Ian Desmond’s two-run home run in the fourth inning gave the Rockies five runs before recording an out in the frame, which led Colorado past the Phillies. Tyler Anderson delivered a second straight strong start, striking out six over seven innings of one-run ball. Nick Pivetta struggled for a third straight start, allowing six runs over five innings for Philadelphia, which got a solo home run from Jorge Alfaro.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Angels double up Segura on wild play at plate

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Jean Segura was called out at the plate on a wild play and a heads-up tag by rookie third baseman David Fletcher in the Mariners’ 8-6 walk-off win over the Angels on Wednesday.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Richards, Cozart exit with injuries vs. Seattle

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Angels right-hander Garrett Richards departed his start against the Mariners on Wednesday after two innings with an apparent injury. The Angels did not immediately announce the reason for Richards’ departure, but the 30-year-old showed a dip in velocity during the truncated outing.
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Haniger's walk-off HR caps wild win for sweep

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The Mariners brought their boomstick and their broomsticks on Wednesday, topping the Angels, 8-6, on a walk-off two-run homer by Mitch Haniger in the ninth inning for a series sweep as the magic continued at Safeco Field. Haniger, who now has 16 homers and 52 RBIs, also doubled off pinch-runner Jabari Blash at first base on a fly out to right field to end the Halos’ threat in the top of the ninth. The Angels went ahead by two runs in the seventh on Nolan Fontana and Chris Young’s home runs, but the bullpen couldn’t protect the lead in a wild game.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Bucs solve ace early, hold off D-backs late in win

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Jordy Mercer doubled in two in the Pirates’ four-run second inning and added a homer to knock D-backs ace Zack Greinke out of the game after 4 2/3 innings, his shortest start of the season, and Pittsburgh held off a late Arizona rally for the win. Josh Harrison and Josh Bell also knocked in runs in the big frame, while starter Jameson Taillon delivered seven quality innings. David Peralta hit a two-run homer in the first, and Jon Jay knocked a two-run single in the ninth off Bucs closer Felipe Vazquez, who quieted the D-backs’ rally to earn the save.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Kingery's 3-run HR backs Nola's 10 K's in win

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Scott Kingery’s three-run home run was his first clout since April 10, and it proved enough to back Aaron Nola as the Phillies won the opener against the Rockies. Nola struck out 10 and allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings. Jon Gray also struck out 10 for Colorado, but he allowed the first-inning homer to Kingery, who tied his career high with four RBIs.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Rizzo defends Harper after 'cowardly' comments

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A day after an anonymous National League executive called Bryce Harper “overrated” and a “selfish, losing player,” Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo came to Harper’s defense during a scathing rant to the Washington Post.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

On 2nd HBP, Harper exits, but should be fine

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Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper exited the opener against the Yankees after he was hit on the left foot by a Dellin Betances pitch in the eighth inning. After the game, manager Dave Martinez said Harper left because of precautionary reasons and expects him to return for Wednesday night’s finale.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Ramos' HR enough for Rays' bullpen vs. Jays

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The Rays deployed their bullpen from the first inning to great effect, as Ryne Stanek, Austin Pruitt, Jonny Venters, Chaz Roe, Jose Alvarado and Sergio Romo combined to hold the Blue Jays to one run. Wilson Ramos hit a two-run homer, and Joey Wendle and Mallex Smith added RBI singles in a two-run sixth that drove Jays’ starter Jaime Garcia (5-plus IP, 4 ER) from the game.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Adrianza smacks grand slam vs. Tigers

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Ehire Adrianza hit a grand slam in the seventh inning to give the Twins an advantage over Tigers on Tuesday night at Comerica Park.
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After Bumgarner's eventful exit, Giants fall

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Relief pitching had been the cornerstone of the Giants’ recent surge, but in a 7-5 loss Monday that opened a four-game series with the Marlins, it was their undoing.
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Cards summon Poncedeleon to cap comeback

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Last May, Daniel Poncedeleon lay on the ground on a Triple-A field in Iowa, that close to his Major League dreams and suddenly fighting for his life. On Monday, he walked into the Cardinals’ clubhouse, capping a remarkable recovery and one of the best comeback stories in baseball this year.
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Rays prospect Bauers slugs first MLB homer

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Jake Bauers connected for his first Major League home run in the fourth inning of the Rays’ game agains the Blue Jays at Tropicana Field on Monday.
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Crew adds Miller for Choi; Thames nears return

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A day after he hit a pinch-hit grand slam to ignite the Brewers’ offense in Saturday’s win over the Phillies, Ji-Man Choi was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs and then traded to the Rays on Sunday for Brad Miller.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Sunday's top prospect performers

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Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Sunday.
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Crawford makes ASG case with HR vs. Scherzer

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Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford continued to make a strong case for his second All-Star Game appearance with a home run in a 2-0 victory over Max Scherzer and the Nationals.
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Springer hits 23rd leadoff HR — 5th this season

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George Springer increased his Major League-leading leadoff home run total to five, and it was a doozy. Springer deposited the very first pitch of Sunday’s game — a 90-mph fastball from Rangers starter Matt Moore — onto the grassy berm in straightaway center field at Globe Life Park.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Judge's 8th-inning HR sends Yanks past Mets

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The “Baby Bombers” crossed borough lines and flexed their muscles on Saturday evening at Citi Field. Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar belted early homers before Aaron Judge cracked a go-ahead blast in the eighth inning, lifting the Yankees to a 4-3 Subway Series victory over the Mets.
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Judge shows thumb is OK with big homer

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Aaron Judge had X-rays on his sore left thumb on Saturday, according to Yankees manager Aaron Boone, who said that he was relieved to hear that the tests came back clean. Judge showed the thumb wasn’t an issue in the eighth inning at Citi Field, when he hit a go-ahead solo shot to give the Yanks a 4-3 victory against the Mets. It was Judge’s 18th homer of the season.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Candelario crushes walk-off HR for Tigers in 12th

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The Tigers and Indians might not go to the wire in the American League Central, but their weekend series at Comerica Park has not been short on late-inning drama. Jeimer Candelario’s two-run homer off Cleveland closer Cody Allen ended a 12-inning marathon with a 4-2 Tigers victory on Saturday at Comerica Park. Yan Gomes and Rajai Davis homered for Cleveland, and starter Mike Clevinger threw 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball.
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Red-hot Martinez, Ozuna hit back-to-back HRs

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The Cardinals wasted no time jumping on Reds starter Luis Castillo on Saturday. After Castillo whiffed the first two batters of the game, Jose Martinez and Marcell Ozuna blasted back-to-back solo home runs to spot Michael Wacha an early 2-0 lead.
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Jankowski's clutch knock, Galvis' HR lift Padres

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The Padres continued their clutch hitting to even the series with the Marlins. Travis Jankowski’s two-out RBI single in the eighth proved to be the difference. Freddy Galvis homered off Dan Straily, who was hit by a comebacker in the first and was chased in the fourth. Derek Dietrich went deep off Tyson Ross, who was cruising until a three-run sixth.
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Strasburg exits with injury; Nats' rally falls short

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Stephen Strasburg lasted just two innings of a 9-5 loss to the Giants at Nationals Park, where San Francisco collected five hits and scored three runs before Strasburg departed with an apparent injury.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Nimmo connects for 1st career leadoff homer

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Before Friday’s Subway Series opener, Mets players spoke about how the pomp and circumstance of the crosstown rivalry could spark them out of a nearly season-long funk. They certainly started out the right way, as Brandon Nimmo led off the bottom of the first with an upper-deck home run off Masahiro Tanaka for his first career leadoff homer.
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Kipnis deals knockout punch after Bauer's gem

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In a 4-1 victory over the Tigers on Friday night at Comerica Park, Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis made Trevor Bauer’s stellar start hold up with a critical home run in the ninth inning. Cleveland was down to its last out in the frame, but Kipnis drilled a pitch from Detroit righty Shane Greene out to right-center field for a go-ahead, three-run home run. Bauer pitched eight innings of one-run ball and struck out 12, using 113 pitches. Nicholas Castellanos plated the Tigers’ lone run with a double in the first inning.
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Giants swat Nats with 15 hits to take opener

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Overcoming their long-running Nationals Park jinx, the Giants rained a hail of 15 hits Friday upon Washington, with six players collecting two hits apiece in their 9-5 victory.
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Fister limps off mound, exits against Astros

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Rangers starter Doug Fister left Friday night’s game against the Astros with right knee soreness after throwing one pitch in the sixth inning. He will be evaluated on Saturday.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Tigers ride big first frame to victory in Boston

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Leonys Martin launched a 2-run homer over the Green Monster to highlight a five-run first for the Tigers, who rained on Red Sox starter Jalen Beeks’ big league debut with a 7-2 victory at Fenway Park on Thursday night. Jose Iglesias had two RBIs for Detroit, and Andrew Benintendi homered in the first inning for Boston.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Span homers against Rays in return to Trop

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Denard Span wasted no time making himself feel at home again at Tropicana Field as the former Ray ripped a third-inning home run for the Mariners in Thursday’s series opener.
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Leake pitches into 9th to keep Mariners rolling

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Mike Leake went eight-plus strong frames and Denard Span homered in his return to Tropicana Field as the Mariners held on in the series opener against the Rays. Seattle took a four-run lead into the ninth, but Alex Colome allowed a bases-clearing double to Johnny Field before getting the final out with Field as the potential tying run on second.
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Vlad Jr. lands on DL with left knee injury

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Blue Jays’ top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was placed on the 7-day DL with Double-A New Hampshire on Thursday as he continues to undergo evaluations following a left knee injury sustained during Wednesday’s game against Akron.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog