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July 29, 2015 - 10:05pm
1 day 7 hours ago

MIAMI (AP) — Bryce Harper blasted two home runs into the upper deck and drove in four for the Washington Nationals in a 7-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.

Michael Taylor also homered and drove in two for Washington.

Doug Fister (4-6) picked up the win. allowing two runs and four hits in six innings.

Harper's first homer, a three-run shot, came off of Tom Koehler (8-7) in the fifth inning breaking a 2-all tie....

July 29, 2015 - 10:02pm
1 day 7 hours ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Tillman took a three-hitter into the ninth inning, Jonathan Schoop and J.J. Hardy homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the skidding Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Wednesday night for a three-game sweep.

Tillman (8-7) was lifted after giving up a two-out double to Cameron Maybin in the ninth. The right-hander had retired 13 straight batters to that point.

Zach Britton got the final out for his 26th save.

Tillman...

July 29, 2015 - 10:00pm
1 day 7 hours ago
North Division
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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)5748.543
Buffalo (Blue Jays)5550.5242
Rochester (Twins)5451.5143
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)4757.452
Pawtucket (Red Sox)4262...
July 29, 2015 - 9:51pm
1 day 7 hours ago

TORONTO (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki homered and had three hits in his Blue Jays debut as Toronto beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 on Wednesday night.

The five-time All-Star, who was acquired in a trade with the Colorado Rockies, went 3 for 5 with two doubles and three RBIs. He scored three times.

R.A. Dickey (5-10) allowed two runs, none earned, and seven hits in eight innings to win consecutive starts for the first time this season.

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July 29, 2015 - 9:49pm
1 day 8 hours ago
North Division
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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)5748.543
Buffalo (Blue Jays)5550.5242
Rochester (Twins)5451.5143
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)4757.452
Pawtucket (Red Sox)4261...
July 29, 2015 - 9:48pm
1 day 8 hours ago

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Doug O'Neill saddled five winners Wednesday at Del Mar to break the track single-day record for a trainer.

The 47-year-old O'Neill broke the mark of four set by Red McDaniel on Sept. 4, 1954, and matched by O'Neill two days later, and by Farrell W. Jones in l963, Ron McAnally in l989, Jack Van Berg in l995, and John Sadler in 2009.

O'Neill won the first race with Hye I'm Jack, didn't have a starter in the second, then swept the...

July 29, 2015 - 9:47pm
1 day 8 hours ago

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was taken out of Wednesday night's game against the Chicago White Sox because he was dehydrated.

Sandoval tried to score from first base on Ryan Hanigan's double to right with no outs in the third, but he was cut down by second baseman Carlos Sanchez's relay throw from short right, getting tagged on a headfirst slide.

He came out of the game in the top of the sixth and was replaced by newly...

July 29, 2015 - 9:37pm
1 day 8 hours ago
North Division
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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)5748.543
Buffalo (Blue Jays)5450.519
Rochester (Twins)5451.5143
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)4757.452
Pawtucket (Red Sox)4261...
July 29, 2015 - 9:29pm
1 day 8 hours ago

TOKYO (AP) — The design of the official emblem for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has come under scrutiny for bearing a striking resemblance to an existing logo

A Belgium-based designer has taken to social media to express surprise over the similarity between the Tokyo 2020 logo and one he designed for a theater in Liege, eastern Belgium.

The Tokyo emblem, unveiled last week, is based on a "T," standing for Tokyo, tomorrow and team. It was designed by...

July 29, 2015 - 9:29pm
1 day 8 hours ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Shenise Johnson scored 19 points to lead a balanced offense and the Indiana Fever ended the New York Liberty's five-game winning streak with a 84-72 victory Wednesday night.

Briann January had all 12 of her points in the second half to go with a season-high eight assists for the Fever (10-8).

Indiana started a 17-2 run late in the third quarter and led 74-59 at 6:13 of the fourth quarter when Maggie Lucas hit a 3-pointer....

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