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September 2, 2015 - 3:38am
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BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — The world's top-ranked player Novak Djokovic will play an exhibition match against longstanding rival Rafael Nadal in Thailand next month.

Suwat Liptapanlop, president of the Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand, said Wednesday that the match would be played on Oct. 2 at Bangkok's Hua Mark Indoor Stadium.

He said the match was important to the tourist industry after last month's deadly bombing of the Erawan Shrine, saying it...

September 2, 2015 - 3:05am
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Chicago Cubs 5, Cincinnati 4

St. Louis 8, Washington 5

Minnesota 8, Chicago White Sox 6


Kane County 10, Beloit 9

Burlington 7, Quad Cities 4

Peoria 5, Cedar Rapids 4



September 2, 2015 - 2:05am
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Elvis Andrus singled in the go-ahead run and then stole home to cap a four-run seventh inning, and Prince Fielder hit a two-run homer to lift the Texas Rangers to an 8-6 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.

The seventh inning started with reliever Marc Rzepczynski (0-1) getting the first two outs before the Rangers broke a 4-all tie on Andrus' bases-loaded single off Sean Kelley. Two more runs scored on catcher Derek Norris' error on the play...

September 2, 2015 - 1:19am
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun had three hits, including his 21st home run of the season, to back a strong start by Matt Shoemaker, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Tuesday to snap a four-game losing streak.

David Freese singled and scored in his return to the Angels' lineup after missing more than a month with a fractured right index finger. Carlos Perez added two hits while Mike Trout also singled and scored for the Angels....

September 2, 2015 - 1:03am
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zack Greinke beat Madison Bumgarner in a premier pitching matchup, and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the second-place San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Tuesday night for the second time in the same day.

The Dodgers increased their division lead to 5 ½ games after taking the series opener 5-4 in 14 innings in a game that ended at 12:39 a.m. PST Tuesday. They have won seven of their last eight.

Greinke (15-3) allowed one run...

September 1, 2015 - 11:57pm
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brandon Moss hit a three-run walk-off home run with two outs in the ninth, giving the St. Louis Cardinals an 8-5 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.

The NL Central-leading Cardinals have won nine of 10 and lead the division by six games. They've won nine in a row over Washington, coming from behind the last two nights.

Moss, who struck out with the bases loaded to end the third, homered off Casey Janssen (1-4) to...

September 1, 2015 - 11:56pm
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September 1, 2015 - 11:53pm
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HOUSTON (AP) — Logan Morrison's tiebreaking two-run pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning lifted the Seattle Mariners to a 7-5 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

The game was tied 5-5 when Morrison hit the third pinch-hit homer of his career, sending a pitch from Pat Neshek (3-4) into the seats in right field.

Franklin Gutierrez hit a solo homer in the second and Mark Trumbo, who homered twice on Monday, added a two-run shot off the train...

September 1, 2015 - 11:36pm
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Justin Verlander threw his fifth consecutive quality start, and Ian Kinsler homered and drove in three runs as the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 6-5 Tuesday night.

The Tigers, who had lost nine of 10 to drop into last place in the AL Central, snapped a four-game losing streak.

Verlander (3-6) limited the Royals to seven hits and four runs, two unearned, over 6 2-3 innings. He has a 0.76 ERA in his past five starts...

September 1, 2015 - 11:35pm
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At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
New York
Purse: $42.3 million
Surface: Hard-Outdoor
First Round

Jurgen Melzer, Austria, def. Denis Kudla, United States, 6-3, 7-5, 6-1.

Jiri Vesely, Czech Republic, def. Paolo Lorenzi, Italy, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4....

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