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Choo extends on-base streak to 43 games

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Rangers designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo extended his Major League-high on-base streak to 43 games in the third inning of Tuesday’s series opener against the Astros by drawing a walk against left-handed starter Dallas Keuchel.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Porcello stuns buddy Scherzer with 3-run 2B

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Facing an elite ace and close friend in Max Scherzer, Rick Porcello gave the Red Sox a surprising jolt when he smacked a three-run double to the gap in left-center in the second inning Monday night at Nationals Park.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Lindor belts grand slam, adds 3-run shot

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After scoring the tying run one inning earlier, Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor belted a grand slam into the right-field bullpen in the fourth inning in Monday night’s series opener against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Betts shows off power arm, power bat

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With a rare chance to display his talents in the nation’s capital, Mookie Betts didn’t let it go to waste, making a dazzling throw from right field and smashing a majestic solo home run Monday night at Nationals Park.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Yanks set club record for homers before break

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After a night when their bats were completely silenced, the Yankees blasted five home runs through the first four innings on Sunday against the Red Sox to set a franchise record.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Price's struggles at Yankee Stadium continue

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So much for David Price’s hopes of redemption at Yankee Stadium. Instead, the lefty hit rock bottom in the Bronx on Sunday night, getting belted around for a career-worst five home runs in 3 1/3 nightmarish innings.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Yanks catcher homers for long-awaited 1st hit

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It was well worth the wait. After battling through 22 hitless at-bats, Kyle Higashioka recorded his first career hit in style on Sunday night, crushing an 89.1-mph cutter from Red Sox left-hander David Price into the left-field stands to give the Yankees a 7-0 lead.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Giants join small club with sweep in Arizona

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The Giants rapped out 16 hits while completing a sweep of National League West leader Arizona with a 9-6 victory at Chase Field on Sunday. They are the only team that has taken a series from the D-backs since May 28, and they have done it twice to get within 2 1/2 games of the division lead.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Marquez on the mark with career-best 9 K's

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Rockies right-hander German Marquez sliced and diced through the Dodgers’ lineup for most of Saturday afternoon, then blew hitters away to finish it. In firing a career-high-tying eight innings, Marquez held the Dodgers to one run on two hits while fanning nine in a 3-1 victory at Dodger Stadium.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Bullpen session to determine Cueto's next step

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This much of Johnny Cueto’s schedule is set: He will throw a bullpen session in Sacramento on Monday. The venue for his next start, however, remains a mystery.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Jackson's start, HRs fuel A's 6th straight win

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Edwin Jackson earned his first win with the A’s, allowing two runs on two hits — fourth-inning homers by Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez — while striking out six batters over 6 2/3 innings of work. Josh Phegley tied the game with a two-run blast in the sixth, and Matt Olson hit his 18th home run of the season in the eighth with his own two-run shot. Cleveland’s Adam Plutko pitched four perfect innings before finding trouble in the sixth, allowing three runs in the loss.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Lorenzen hits slam for 3rd HR in a week

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Reds relief pitcher Michael Lorenzen continues to prove to be an invaluable weapon as a hitter off the bench for the Reds.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Marlins top deGrom, Mets in Lopez's MLB debut

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No. 20 prospect Pablo Lopez went six innings in his Major League debut as the Marlins clinched the weekend series over the Mets. Lopez allowed a pair of solo homers and struck out five in a pitchers’ duel with Mets ace Jacob deGrom, who was cruising until the decisive three-run sixth. Brian Anderson homered and J.T. Realmuto later added a two-run double. Both Jose Bautista and Todd Frazier went deep for the Mets.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Russell's go-ahead slam leads Cubs' HR party

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Addison Russell hit a go-ahead grand slam in the fifth inning to chase Twins starter Jose Berrios as the Cubs launched four home runs and slugged their way to a series-opening win over the Twins.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Sandy overcomes wildness to win Marlins debut

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Sandy Alcantara went five innings against the Mets in his Marlins debut. Acquired in the Marcell Ozuna trade, Miami’s top pitching prospect allowed one run and five walks with two strikeouts. Lewis Brinson, who was a triply shy of the cycle, went deep and so did JT Riddle during a six-run third inning against Corey Oswalt, who filled in for Jacob deGrom in his first MLB start.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Kuhl (forearm) placed on DL; Moroff recalled

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Pirates right-hander Chad Kuhl landed on the disabled list for the first time in his Major League career on Friday. After leaving his start on Tuesday after only four innings, Kuhl was diagnosed with a right forearm strain. The Pirates recalled infielder Max Moroff from Triple-A Indianapolis to take Kuhl’s spot on the roster.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Kershaw on track; Buehler optioned to Minors

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There was more good news about Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw on Friday, and more uncertainty about rookie Walker Buehler, who was optioned to Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Angels cruise past O's after Trout's early HR

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Mike Trout launched a tone-setting homer — his 24th jack of the season — in his return to center field and right-hander Felix Pena logged 5 1/3 strong innings to lead the Angels in the series opener. Andrelton Simmons had a four-hit game, while Martin Maldonado also went deep. Orioles starter David Hess never got on track as he labored in a two-run third after giving up the homer to Trout.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

LeMahieu's HR, 5 RBIs power Rockies' win in SF

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LeMahieu’s two-run homer off Sam Dyson with one out in the top of the ninth, capping a five-RBI performance to help the Rockies end their losing streak at four games with a 9-8 victory over the Giants.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Hoskins' 13th homer the difference vs. Nats

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Rhys Hoskins is seeing and hitting the ball incredibly well since breaking his jaw late last month. His towering two-run home run to left field in the seventh inning gave the Phillies a 4-1 lead in the series opener against the Nationals on Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park. It was his 13th homer of the season and his second in as many games.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Gray fighting velocity dip but not concerned

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Rockies right-handed pitcher Jon Gray is more concerned about the season-long streak of ineffectiveness than his three-game run of reduced velocity.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Thames keeps dominating Reds with late HR

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Eric Thames hit his 13th career homer in 20 games against the Reds to lead the Brewers to a win. Jesus Aguilar also homered for Milwaukee, which stays 2 1/2 games ahead of the Cubs in the National League Central. Cincinnati starter Anthony DeSclafani allowed two runs through 6 1/3 innings, but he was responsible for two of the three that scored on Thames’ homer, which was allowed by reliever Amir Garrett.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Bassitt spot on as A's win series with Tigers

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Chris Bassitt delivered six strong innings in a spot start and Jed Lowrie stayed tough on the Tigers with an RBI double as the A’s secured a series win. Mike Fiers went seven strong innings in the loss, while Leonys Martin made a pair of stellar catches. Lowrie doubled again in the eighth as he’s 13-for-38 (.342) on this road trip.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Bumgarner notches milestone strikeout

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Giants starter Madison Bumgarner added to his long list of accomplishments by recording his 1,500th career strikeout in Wednesday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park. Bumgarner retired Rockies leadoff batter DJ LeMahieu on a called third strike to reach his latest milestone.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Pirates score 4 in 9th to stun Mets, take series

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The Pirates went to Citi Field on Monday looking to regain some confidence after a five-game losing streak, and they got the results they wanted. After getting blanked through seven innings, a furious ninth-inning rally lifted the Pirates to a 5-3 win to clinch the series.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Ray returns to form as D-backs survive in Miami

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Strikeout wizard Robbie Ray wasted little time returning to form on Wednesday in a win over Miami at Marlins Park. Making his first start since April 29, after landing on the DL with a strained right oblique, Ray fanned six over six scoreless innings and used his patented slider to keep the Marlins off balance throughout. Wei-Yin Chen tossed six innings of one-run ball for the Marlins, who pulled within one run on Starlin Castro’s homer in the ninth but couldn’t get over the top.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Bean, retired ump Scott attend O's Pride Night

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Acceptance and kindness, that’s what it’s all about. The Orioles hosted their first LGBT Pride Night at Camden Yards on Wednesday, and it was a smashing success.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Borucki solid in big league debut vs. Astros

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Rookie left-hander Ryan Borucki, seemingly unfazed that he was making his big league debut against the defending World Series champions, gave the Blue Jays’ beleaguered rotation a welcome boost on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park with a strong six-inning performance.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Tough choices await when Shark, Cueto return

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Jeff Samardzija made his third rehab start for Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday night, and Bochy expected the right-hander to throw up to about 90 pitches. Johnny Cueto will make his second rehab start in Sacramento on Friday.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

JBJ breaks out as Red Sox barrage Angels

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From the time Mookie Betts belted the first pitch of the bottom of the first inning for a home run, essentially everything went right for the Red Sox in Tuesday’s impressive 9-1 victory over the Angels in the opener of a three-game series at Fenway Park.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Severino first to 12 wins with 7 scoreless, 9 K's

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Granted near-instant support as Aaron Hicks slugged the third pitch of the game over the center-field fence, Luis Severino tallied nine strikeouts with an arsenal of high-octane offerings that stifled the Phillies over seven brilliant innings. Jake Arrieta surrendered the leadoff homer, and another to Didi Gregorius in the fifth inning, as the Yankees tagged him for six runs (three earned).
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Miller chased in fourth in return from TJ surgery

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Shelby Miller made his much-anticipated return to the mound for the D-backs on Monday, but the Marlins spoiled the party by handing Arizona a 9-5 loss to snap a four-game win streak and open a four-game series at Marlins Park.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Felix leads the way in win over Orioles

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Felix Hernandez gave the Mariners six strong innings and earned his first win since June 3 as Seattle defeated the Orioles 5-3 on Monday night at Camden Yards.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Snell carries no-no into 7th as Rays cruise

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Blake Snell carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, and the Rays’ offense came up huge in an 11-0 win over the Nationals Monday night at Tropicana Field. Kevin Kiermaier struck early with a grand slam as part of a six-run second inning, and Wilson Ramos homered twice in the rout. Gio Gonzalez struggled with command, walking five batters and allowing six earned runs over an inning-plus of work as the Nationals had an off-night after arriving in the Tampa area at 5 a.m. ET Monday morning.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Caleb Smith diagnosed with Grade 3 left lat strain

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The Marlins placed left-hander Caleb Smith, who paces all Major League rookies with 88 strikeouts, on the 10-day disabled list on Monday. An MRI later revealed a Grade 3 left lat strain.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Yanks expect Sanchez to be sidelined 3-4 weeks

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Gary Sanchez, who departed the Yankees’ 7-6 loss to the Rays in the 10th inning on Sunday, was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Monday with a right groin strain.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Kintzler activated from DL; Rodriguez optioned

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The Washington Nationals returned from rehab and reinstated right-handed pitcher Brandon Kintzler from the 10-day disabled list and optioned right-handed pitcher Jefry Rodriguez to Triple-A Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Nimmo day to day with right pinkie injury

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A day after he was hit by a pitch for the 12th time this season, Brandon Nimmo on Monday underwent an MRI on his right pinkie finger, which was negative. The Mets outfielder is listed as day to day.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Tigers agree to deal with No. 1 pick Mize

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The Tigers have been anticipating Casey Mize in the Old English D since the spring. As the top overall Draft pick put on the cap and slipped on the jersey Monday afternoon in a news conference announcing his signing, Detroit’s rebuilding effort received a major boost.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Venters placed on DL with strained hamstring

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Rays reliever Jonny Venters left Sunday’s 7-6 walk-off win against the Yankees in the 12th inning with a right hamstring strain after trying to cover first base on a bunt play.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Kershaw goes 3 innings vs. Mets in DL return

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Forgoing a Minor League rehab start, Clayton Kershaw returned from the disabled list Saturday night and made a three-inning start for the Dodgers against the Mets.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Greinke dominates Bucs despite pair of delays

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An hour and a half worth of rain delays could not cool down the D-backs bats as they beat the Pirates, 7-2, on Saturday afternoon at PNC Park. Paul Goldschmidt homered, as Zack Greinke allowed just two hits and did not walk a batter, while striking out seven over six shutout innings to win his second straight decision.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Kemp's slam caps LA's win as Kershaw returns

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The Dodgers overcame a rusty return from the disabled list by Clayton Kershaw Saturday night, as pinch-hitter Matt Kemp slugged a grand slam and rookie Caleb Ferguson picked up his first Major League victory with four scoreless frames in an 8-3 win over Jacob deGrom and the Mets.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Trumbo's slam proves key in O's win vs. Braves

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With just two swings of the bat, the Orioles were able to get all the run support they needed for a 7-5 victory in Atlanta, marking their third straight win. Before Braves starter Julio Teheran recorded a single out, Mark Trumbo mashed a grand slam — Baltimore’s third of the year — then Chris Davis hit a bases-clearing double in the fifth inning. Dylan Bundy continued his streak of good starts, tossing 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball with eight strikeouts. Teheran exited after 4 2/3 innings, charged with all seven runs while striking out six.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Astros prospect Cesar extends hit streak to 40

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Astros prospect Randy Cesar extended his Texas League record hit streak to 40 games on Saturday night. He broke Bobby Trevino’s nearly five-decade-old record with a hit in his 38th straight game on Thursday.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Reds back Castillo, beat Cubs for 5th win in row

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Luis Castillo pieced together 5 2/3 innings, and a three-run 5th inning powered the Reds to a 6-3 win over the Cubs on Friday at Great American Ball Park for Cincinnati’s fifth consecutive win and its eighth in its last 10 games.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog