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May 27, 2015 - 3:50pm
5 min 21 sec ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Felix Hernandez pitched a four-hitter to become the major's first eight-game winner, Nelson Cruz hit his AL-best 18th homer to snap a scoreless tie in the ninth inning and the Seattle Mariners completed a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Wednesday.

Hernandez (8-1) got four double plays in his second shutout this season. It was his first win at Tropicana Field after going 0-2 in four previous starts.

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May 27, 2015 - 3:43pm
5 min 21 sec ago
North Division
WLPct.GB
Rochester (Twins)2621.553
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)2523.521
Pawtucket (Red Sox)2424.500
Buffalo (Blue Jays)2324.4893
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)1827...
May 27, 2015 - 3:37pm
5 min 21 sec ago

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguay says it has received extradition request for Nicolas Leoz in FIFA investigation.

May 27, 2015 - 3:35pm
5 min 21 sec ago
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East Division
WLPct.GB
Evansville83.727
Southern Illinois74.6361
Florence55.500
Traverse City44.500
Lake Erie56.4553
Frontier2
May 27, 2015 - 3:32pm
5 min 21 sec ago

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets will have a quarterback competition, after all.

Well, sort of.

Coach Todd Bowles says Wednesday that Geno Smith will head into training camp as the starter, and says it's the third-year's quarterback's job to lose. Bowles insists there will be competition at the position this summer — even if Ryan Fitzpatrick doesn't necessarily split snaps with Smith running the first-team offense.

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May 27, 2015 - 3:29pm
5 min 21 sec ago

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans will be the stars of this season of "Hard Knocks."

The popular HBO reality series picks one team each season to follow during training camp. This year, viewers will get an inside look at the team with Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt and last year's No. 1 overall pick, Jadeveon Clowney, who is recovering from microfracture surgery.

Texans owner Bob McNair says this will be a great opportunity for fans outside...

May 27, 2015 - 3:28pm
5 min 21 sec ago

ATLANTA (AP) — The season didn't end like they wanted.

Not even close.

But, after shaking off the sting from a humiliating playoff defeat, the Atlanta Hawks feel like they're closer than ever to winning a championship.

They won 60 games for the first time in franchise history and claimed top seed in the Eastern Conference. They set another team record with 19 straight wins. They had four players selected for the All-Star Game,...

May 27, 2015 - 3:27pm
15 min 13 sec ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nolan Arenado hit a three-run homer on Wednesday, extending his hitting tear, and Kyle Kendrick pitched into the eighth inning for his first win since opening day, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

The Rockies won for the fourth time in five games, taking two of three in the series. The Reds have lost 10 of 11, a streak that started when one of the home run smokestacks at Great American Ball Park caught fire during...

May 27, 2015 - 3:26pm
15 min 13 sec ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Colts have signed their top draft pick, receiver Phillip Dorsett of Miami.

Team officials did not announce terms. But in the rookie cap's slotting process, Dorsett's four-year deal should fit between the $8.7 million deal signed by Baltimore's Breshad Perriman and New Orleans' Stephone Anthony, who signed a deal for $7.7 million.

Perriman was selected No. 26, Dorsett was taken at No. 29 and Anthony was the 31st overall pick....

May 27, 2015 - 3:24pm
15 min 13 sec ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jung Ho Kang capped a late rally with a two-run single and the Pittsburgh Pirates ran their winning streak to six games with a 5-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday.

Josh Harrison and Pedro Alvarez added RBI singles during Pittsburgh's five-run seventh as the Pirates won for the first time this season when trailing after six innings. Gerrit Cole (7-2) struck out seven in seven efficient innings. Mark Melancon worked the ninth for his 12th save as...

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