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July 23, 2014 - 12:25am
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DENVER (AP) — Adam LaRoche hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh, Anthony Rendon had three hits and the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Tuesday night.

It was the Nationals fourth straight win and increased their NL East Division lead to two games over Atlanta, which lost to Miami on Tuesday.

Ian Desmond followed Monday's 5-for-5 performance with hits in his first two at-bats Tuesday for Washington. He was hit by a...

July 23, 2014 - 12:21am
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July 23, 2014 - 12:14am
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson has been scratched from Wednesday's start against Cleveland due to lower back stiffness.

Gibson, 8-8 with a 4.19 ERA, will be replaced by Anthony Swarzak.

Manager Ron Gardenhire says team doctors told him Gibson's back felt tight after throwing in the bullpen and then it locked up.

Swarzak is 1-0 with 4.34 in 30 relief appearances this season. The right-hander has 28 career...

July 23, 2014 - 12:14am
13 min 44 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 22 and Candice Dupree added 19 to help the Phoenix Mercury win their 13th straight game and clinch a playoff berth with an 89-71 victory over the Seattle Storm on Tuesday night.

Brittney Griner added 17 points, seven rebounds and five blocks for Phoenix (19-3), the first team to win 13 straight since the Storm in 2010 and the third longest win streak in league history. The Mercury are five shy of tying the Los Angeles Sparks' record of...

July 23, 2014 - 12:14am
13 min 44 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Chase Headley came through with a storybook swing at the stroke of midnight in his Yankees debut, hitting a game-winning single in the 14th inning to give New York a 2-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.

Derek Jeter broke Lou Gehrig's franchise record for doubles, and the Yankees won an unlikely pitching duel after both rookie starters entered with a 5.10 ERA.

J.P. Arencibia snapped a scoreless tie with a leadoff homer...

July 23, 2014 - 12:14am
13 min 44 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 22 and Candice Dupree added 19 to help the Phoenix Mercury win their 13th straight game and clinch a playoff berth with an 89-71 victory over the Seattle Storm on Tuesday night.

Brittney Griner added 17 points, seven rebounds and five blocks for Phoenix (19-3), the first team to win 13 straight since the Storm in 2010 and the third longest win streak in league history. The Mercury are five shy of tying the Los Angeles Sparks' record of...

July 23, 2014 - 12:08am
13 min 44 sec ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jake Odorizzi allowed two runs over 5 2-3 innings and Yunel Escobar highlighted a five-run fifth inning with a two-run double to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.

It was the Rays' season-high sixth straight win. They have outscored the opposition 36-11 during the run.

Evan Longoria added a solo homer in the ninth for Tampa Bay.

St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright,...

July 23, 2014 - 12:03am
13 min 44 sec ago

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July 22, 2014 - 11:59pm
13 min 44 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Mike Moustakas homered twice, Bruce Chen pitched five effective innings and the Kansas City Royals snapped a four-game losing streak with a 7-1 rout of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

Moustakas, who has 12 homers this season, went 3 for 5 with three RBIs.

The Royals entered the game with a major league-worst 55 homers and had managed a total of six runs during the losing streak.

Chen (2-2) allowed one run...

July 22, 2014 - 11:58pm
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