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July 4, 2015 - 1:04am
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EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
D.C. United1065352318
New England676242526
Toronto FC762232219
New York65523
July 4, 2015 - 12:36am
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michael Bourn drove in three runs, Brandon Moss homered and Trevor Bauer pitched effectively into the seventh inning as the Cleveland Indians beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on a rainy Friday night in a game that stretched past midnight.

Bourn's two-run single in the eighth inning extended the Indians' lead to 5-2 after Cleveland loaded the bases on a walk to David Murphy and singles by Yan Gomes and Giovanny Urshela.

Moss opened...

July 4, 2015 - 12:22am
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DETROIT (AP) — For one inning Friday night, the Toronto Blue Jays appeared to have baseball's best offense.

That wasn't quite enough to overcome the other eight in an 8-6 loss to the Detroit Tigers.

Toronto didn't get a hit in the first 7 1/3 innings against Anibal Sanchez and trailed 8-0 when Ezequiel Carrera broke up the no-hit bid with a clean single to left.

"I was trying to get a double play, but he fought the whole at-bat...

July 4, 2015 - 12:14am
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East Division
WLPct.GB
Traverse City2813.683
Evansville2716.6282
Southern Illinois2716.6282
Florence1924.44210
Frontier1823.43910
Washington
July 4, 2015 - 12:09am
1 min 23 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nelson Cruz, Seth Smith, Brad Miller and Logan Morrison all hit two-run homers and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 9-5 Friday night for their third win in four games.

J.A. Happ (4-5) snapped a personnel four-game slide with six strong innings, giving up three runs and eight hits. He struck out five and walked none.

Mark Canha had two hits and three RBIs, Billy Burns had two hits and drove in a run and Brett...

July 3, 2015 - 11:59pm
1 min 23 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — First baseman Mike Napoli allowed Preston Tucker's hard grounder to bounce past him for an error, and Carlos Correa followed with a tiebreaking single in a four-run 10th inning that lifted the Houston Astros over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night for their fifth straight win.

Jose Altuve had three hits and two RBIs for the AL West-leading Astros, who won after wasting three leads in four innings.

Noe Ramirez (0-1), making his major...

July 3, 2015 - 11:54pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Brain McCann hit a three-run homer in the 12th inning, rallying the New York Yankees for a second time Friday night and giving them a 7-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Mark Teixeira hit a tying three-run homer in the eighth against Kevin Jepsen, then had an RBI single in the 12th off Steve Geltz (1-4) just as fireworks began shooting off behind the scoreboard in right field.

Brett Gardner led off the 12th with a walk from Steve...

July 3, 2015 - 11:49pm
1 min 23 sec ago
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)4537.549
Rochester (Twins)4437.543½
Buffalo (Blue Jays)3942.481
Pawtucket (Red Sox)3845.458
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)3449...
July 3, 2015 - 11:45pm
1 min 23 sec ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lorenzo Cain had three hits and scored the winning run in the 10th inning as the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak.

Cain led off the bottom of the 10th with a double, went to third on a wild pitch by Aaron Thompson (1-3) and scored on Jarrod Dyson's fielder's choice grounder to first baseman Joe Mauer.

The Twins challenged the call, but after a 99-second review...

July 3, 2015 - 11:39pm
1 min 23 sec ago

HOUSTON (AP) — Patrick Nyarko scored his first goal in more than a year, knocking in his own rebound in the 72nd minute, as the Chicago Fire earned a 1-1 draw with the Houston Dynamo on Friday night.

Greg Cochrane reached a loose ball in the box to the left of Houston goalkeeper Joe Willis and put it out front. Nyarko, a halftime sub, and Willis arrived simultaneously. Both players hit the deck as the ball bounced free, but Nyarko hopped up and knocked the ball into a...

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