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July 28, 2015 - 1:43am
33 min 46 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit his 22nd homer of the season in the first inning and scored the go-ahead run in the 10th on Jake Lamb's sacrifice fly as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Monday night.

The Diamondbacks won their third straight despite blowing a 3-2 lead in the ninth inning. They took advantage of control issues by Seattle closer Carson Smith (1-4) in the 10th to regain the lead.

Smith walked two of the...

July 28, 2015 - 1:12am
33 min 46 sec ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer to help rookie Chris Heston win his fifth consecutive decision, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 Monday night for their sixth straight victory.

Heston (11-5) allowed two runs and five hits over seven innings as the defending World Series champions moved a season-high 11 games over .500 with their seventh home victory in a row and 12th in 13 overall.

Milwaukee...

July 28, 2015 - 12:09am
33 min 46 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant's two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 9-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies 9-8 on Monday night.

Colorado had taken an 8-7 lead in the ninth inning on a two-run home run by Carlos Gonzalez, but Bryant hit the second pitch he saw from John Axford (3-4) over the wall in left-center to give Chicago a dramatic victory and snap a three-game skid.

Trailing 7-4, the Rockies...

July 27, 2015 - 11:54pm
33 min 46 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics general manager Billy Beane remains optimistic Oakland will get a new ballpark.

Someday, some way. He's not sure how it will happen, but hopes it occurs during his tenure running the club.

"Because like everybody else, as much as everybody else likes stability, I can assure you nobody wants it more than I do," Beane said. "I would anticipate it happening at some point."

Beane spoke on a conference...

July 27, 2015 - 11:22pm
33 min 45 sec ago

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have placed outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney on the physically unable to perform list.

The move means the No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft will not be ready for the start of training camp this weekend. But Clowney will be able to return to practice whenever he is ready.

Clowney played just four games as a rookie last season before having season-ending microfracture surgery in December. Monday's move isn't a...

July 27, 2015 - 11:21pm
33 min 45 sec ago

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alex Rodriguez homered on his 40th birthday, helping the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 Monday night.

A-Rod's solo drive in the sixth off Matt Harrison (1-2) made him only the fourth player in major league history to homer both as a teenager and in his 40s, according to STATS, joining joined Ty Cobb, Rusty Staub and Gary Sheffield.

Rodriguez hit his big league-best sixth homer on his birthday, STATS said, breaking...

July 27, 2015 - 11:12pm
33 min 45 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — Adam Eaton had three hits and drove in two runs to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 10-8 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night.

It was the fifth straight win for the White Sox, coming off a four-game sweep at home over Cleveland.

Eaton had a triple, double and single to key Chicago's 15-hit night.

Boston's David Ortiz homered for the third time in two games, hitting a two-run shot after a career-best, seven...

July 27, 2015 - 11:01pm
33 min 45 sec ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kolten Wong hit a grand slam that backed Lance Lynn and led the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 Monday night.

Wong connected on a 3-2 fastball from rookie Raisel Iglesias (1-3) with two outs in the fourth, putting St. Louis ahead 4-1. Wong's second career grand slam easily cleared the right- field wall, landing in the home bullpen.

The Cardinals have won six of seven, are a big league-best 64-35 record and lead the...

July 27, 2015 - 10:43pm
1 hour 43 min ago
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)5648.538
Buffalo (Blue Jays)5350.515
Rochester (Twins)5350.515
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)4756.456
Pawtucket (Red Sox)4161...
July 27, 2015 - 10:38pm
1 hour 43 min ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — Matt Wieters homered leading off the 11th inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Monday night for their third straight victory.

Wieters hit a 1-0 pitch from Luis Avilan (2-4) over the center-field wall. It was Wieters' fourth home run, the first since June 25, and his teammates celebrated by dousing him with a bucket of water at the plate.

Brad Brach (4-2) worked the 11th for the Orioles, who hadn't won three...

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