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August 1, 2014 - 1:07am
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw scattered nine hits and struck out nine while tying his career-best winning streak of 10 games, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Thursday night to complete the three-game sweep.

Kershaw (13-2) pitched his second consecutive complete game for the second time in his career. He is unbeaten in his last 11 starts with a 10-0 record since June 2. The left-hander beat the Braves for the first time during the regular...

August 1, 2014 - 12:59am
3 min 10 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Andy Marte hit a two-run home run and Aaron Hill added a solo shot in the sixth inning to power the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday night.

Nick Ahmed hit the Diamondbacks' third home run, an eighth-inning solo shot that was the first of his major-league career.

Marte, called up from Triple-A Reno earlier on in the day to help fill the roster spots vacated by the trades of Gerardo Parra and Martin...

August 1, 2014 - 12:54am
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August 1, 2014 - 12:50am
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August 1, 2014 - 12:39am
3 min 10 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Tamika Catchings scored 16 points to move into third place on the WNBA's career scoring list, Marissa Coleman had eight of her 16 in the fourth quarter, and the Indiana Fever beat the Seattle Storm 76-67 Thursday night.

Briann January scored 12 points and Shavonte Zellous had 11 for Indiana (13-14), which had lost four of six. The Fever moved into a tie with Washington for second place in the Eastern Conference.

Catchings, who now has...

August 1, 2014 - 12:29am
3 min 10 sec ago

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Venus Williams advanced to the Bank of the West quarterfinals Thursday night, beating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-6 (1).

After the 10th-ranked Azarenka, who celebrated her 25th birthday, saved three match points to force to tie it 6-6, Williams won the first five points in the tiebreaker.

Azarenka's second serve was the biggest difference between the two hard-hitting players. She won just 32 percent of her second...

August 1, 2014 - 12:06am
43 min 11 sec ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer will be out three to six weeks with a stress fracture of the third finger of his right hand.

He aggravated a previous injury on a check swing in the fourth inning of a 6-3 victory Thursday night over the Minnesota Twins. Billy Butler hit for Hosmer in the sixth and X-ray's revealed the fracture.

Hosmer was hit by a pitch by Jon Lester on July 20 at Boston and did not start six of...

August 1, 2014 - 12:01am
53 min 11 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NL West-leading Dodgers stood pat at the trade deadline, making no major moves as they try to stretch their lead in the division race.

Their only new addition was infielder Darwin Barney, acquired from the Cubs on Monday.

That doesn't mean the Dodgers won't be active in August, when they have a history of making deals.

But for now general manager Ned Colletti says he thinks the team can win with its current...

July 31, 2014 - 11:52pm
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North Division
WLPct.GB
Syracuse (Nationals)6249.559
Pawtucket (Red Sox)6350.558
Rochester (Twins)6151.545
Buffalo (Blue Jays)5754.5145
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)5458
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