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New York City mayor still won't cheer for hometown Yankees

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Despite serving a full-term as New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio has never attended a New York Yankees game during his tenure and doesn't plan to break the streak now. More>>

Dusty Baker to attend son's graduation, miss weekend games

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Dusty Baker will miss the Nationals weekend series against the Padres to attend his son's high school graduation. More>>

LEADING OFF: Cubs stage "Anchorman" trip, Pujols nears 600

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LEADING OFF: Cubs stage "Anchorman" trip, Pujols nears 600. More>>

Boy struck on head by broken bat at Yankees game

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A boy was struck on the head by Chris Carter's broken bat during the New York Yankees' game against Kansas City on Wednesday night. More>>

Lamb homers, D-backs complete sweep of White Sox 8-6

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Jake Lamb homered off a left-hander for only the second time this season, five Diamondbacks drove in at least one run and Arizona beat Chicago 8-6 to complete a three-game sweep of the White Sox. More>>

LEADING OFF: Cubs stage "Anchorman" trip, Pujols nears 600

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LEADING OFF: Cubs stage "Anchorman" trip, Pujols nears 600. More>>

Gray fans 11, Davis homers as A's top Marlins 4-1

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Sonny Gray struck out a season-high 11 over seven innings in his best start in two years, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Miami Marlins 4-1. More>>

Baseball coming June 1 to virtual-reality headsets

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Baseball games will soon arrive on virtual-reality headsets. More>>

False alarm: Braves say no emergency, just malfunction

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An alarm and an emergency message on a sign board during the Atlanta Braves game turned out to be a false alarm. More>>

Pederson leaves game after frightening collision with Puig

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Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson left a game against the St. Louis Cardinals after a frightening collision with Yasiel Puig on the warning track. More>>

Areas outside of arenas becoming a bigger priority

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Survivors of the suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert hall say security screening ahead of the Ariana Grande show was haphazard, but it is not clear if rigorous bag screening would have helped prevent the deaths. More>>

LEADING OFF: Sale tries for 9th double-digit K game in row

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LEADING OFF: Sale tries for 9th double-digit K game in row. More>>

Forsythe, Dodgers win it in 13th after Kershaw duels Lynn

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Logan Forsythe doubled in a run in the 13th inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 after a stellar duel between starters Clayton Kershaw and Lance Lynn. More>>

After 3-hour rain delay, Adams lifts Braves over Pirates

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Matt Adams singled in the winning run with about 200 fans left in the stands for the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves over the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 in a game delayed over three hours by rain. More>>

The Latest: Investigators hunt for accomplices of bomber

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Pop group Take That says it is canceling its show in Liverpool, saying it is "out of respect to all of the people and their families that were affected by the horrific incident last night" in Manchester.. More>>

Big league baseball's founding documents to be auctioned

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The 1876 constitution that founded the National League and the modern business of big league sports is going up for sale. More>>

LEADING OFF: Cano comes off DL; Harvey returns home

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LEADING OFF: Cano comes off DL; Harvey returns home. More>>

Appearance of young bear puts kibosh on high school game

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The appearance of a bear cub _ a real one, not a mascot _ forced the cancellation of a pair of baseball and softball games in Vermont. More>>

Greinke whiffs 12 in 8 2/3, Diamondbacks beat White Sox 5-1

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Zack Greinke struck out a season-high 12 and came within one out of a complete game as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1. More>>

Panik homers as Giants beat Lackey, Cubs 6-4

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Joe Panik hits first career leadoff homer as Giants beat Cubs 6-4 in rematch from last year's playoffs. More>>

After manager challenges, umpire changes call without replay

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Second base umpire Hunter Wendelstedt initially called Angels rookie Nolan Fontana safe on a stolen base attempt against Tampa Bay. More>>

Adams hits 2-run HR to power Braves past Pirates, 5-2

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Matt Adams hit a two-run homer in his second start since being traded to Atlanta, powering the Braves to a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. More>>

Kepler leads Twins' offensive surge in 14-7 win over Orioles

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Max Kepler homered and drove in four runs, Miguel Sano and Jorge Polanco each had a career-high four hits and the Minnesota Twins roared back to beat the Baltimore Orioles 14-7. More>>

LEADING OFF: Astros face adversity; Giants-Cubs rematch

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LEADING OFF: Astros face adversity; Giants-Cubs rematch. More>>

Rangers still face challenges after winning streak

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The Texas Rangers put themselves in some impressive company with their 10-game winning streak _ but they still face their share of challenges. More>>

Tim Tebow ends a weeklong slump with home run, RBI double

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Tim Tebow may have found his hitting groove once more with his third homer of the season _ and first in six weeks _ for the Columbia Fireflies. More>>

Angels give Fister $1.75M deal to fortify depleted staff

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Looking to reinforce an injury-ravaged pitching staff, the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a deal with Doug Fister that pays $1.75 million while he is in the major leagues and $100,000 in the minors. More>>

Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Lasorda hospitalized

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The Los Angeles Dodgers say Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda has been hospitalized. More>>

LEADING OFF: Adams set to join Braves, Yankees-Rays reset

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LEADING OFF: Adams set to join Braves, Yankees-Rays reset. More>>

Milestone night for Reyes, Collins as Mets hold off Angels

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Jose Reyes had three instrumental hits, including the 2,000th of his career, and Terry Collins made the right moves on a milestone night as the New York Mets held off the Los Angeles Angels for a 7-5 victory. More>>

Braves get 1B Matt Adams from Cards as fill-in for Freeman

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The Atlanta Braves have made a trade with St. Louis for first baseman Matt Adams, hoping he can help fill the void left by injured star Freddie Freeman. More>>

Girardi ejected in animated argument, 3 tossed in Yanks-Rays

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi has been ejected during an animated argument and New York pitching coach Larry Rothschild and Tampa Bay starter Matt Andriese also have been tossed in a testy game at Tropicana Field. More>>

Boston's Chris Sale ties record with 8th straight 10 K game

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Boston starter Chris Sale tied his own record by striking out at least 10 batters in an eighth straight game. More>>

Brewers, Cubs rained out at Wrigley Field, makeup on July 6

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Game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs on Saturday afternoon has been rained out; makeup game on July 6. More>>

Red Sox ace David Price struggles in minor league start

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Boston Red Sox ace David Price allowed three runs on five hits, including a solo home run, and lasted just two innings in making his first start in the minor league since straining his left elbow in late February. More>>

Wood extends scoreless run in Dodgers' 7-2 win over Marlins

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Alex Wood didn't allow a run for the third straight start, and Cody Bellinger, Chris Taylor and Brett Eibner homered to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-2 victory over the Miami Marlins. More>>

Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon upbeat in cancer fight

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Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon says he's received nothing but positive news since being diagnosed with testicular cancer earlier this month. More>>

Milwaukee slugger Braun nears return from DL for calf strain

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Brewers slugger Ryan Braun could return as early as Sunday from a left calf strain. More>>

Toronto CF Kevin Pillar suspended 2 games for anti-gay slur

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Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar has apologized for using a homophobic slur that could lead to disciplinary action from Major League Baseball. More>>

LEADING OFF: Rangers roll into road trip, Wood good for LA

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LEADING OFF: Rangers roll into road trip, Wood good for LA. More>>

Turner injures right hamstring, Dodgers beat Marlins 7-2

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Justin Turner left in the seventh inning after injuring his right hamstring, curbing the celebration for the Los Angeles Dodgers after a 7-2 victory over the Miami Marlins. More>>

With MLB pace of game, even talks go slowly

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Even talks to speed the pace of Major League Baseball games are going slowly, but management retains the right to make changes for 2018 that include a pitch clock, limits on visits to the mound by catchers and raising the bottom of the strike zone. More>>

LEADING OFF: Rangers roll into road trip, Wood good for LA

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LEADING OFF: Rangers roll into road trip, Wood good for LA. More>>

Freeman has broken wrist, expected to miss 10 weeks

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The Atlanta Braves are awaiting word on tests that will determine the severity of Freddie Freeman's injury after being struck in the left wrist by a pitch. More>>

Play ball ... faster! MLB, union to meet to speed games

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Manfred says games slowed even more this season; MLB to meet with players to find solution. More>>

Manfred says Marlins' bidders relatively even in price

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Commissioner Rob Manfred says 2 bidders for Marlins are relatively even in price offers. More>>

Facebook to stream MLB game each Friday starting this week

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Major League Baseball announced Facebook will carry a live game nationally each Friday night starting with Colorado at Cincinnati this week. More>>

Police investigating death of man who fell at Wrigley Field

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A 42-year-old man who died after falling over a railing at Wrigley Field had been attending the Chicago Cubs game with his wife and co-workers. More>>

LEADING OFF: Braves await Freeman results, Rox-Twins play 2

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LEADING OFF: Braves await Freeman results, Rox-Twins play 2. More>>

Cueto, Grandal work out differences after benches cleared

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Clayton Kershaw took a share of the major league lead with his seventh win and earned career victory No. 20 against the rival Giants, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers avoid a sweep by beating San Francisco 6-1. More>>

Freeman injured, Bautista bat flips and Braves beat Jays

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Kurt Suzuki hit a three-run homer to cap a six-run first inning that carried the Atlanta Braves to an 8-4 victory, their third straight win over the Blue Jays. More>>

Herrmann's homer lifts D-backs 5-4, Mets' 7th straight loss

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Chris Herrmann homered off Rafael Montero leading off the 11th inning, giving the Arizona Diamondbacks a 5-4 victory on Wednesday and sending the New York Mets to their season-high seventh straight loss. More>>

Cole shuts down Nationals as Pirates roll to 6-1 win

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Gerrit Cole shut down the best offense in the majors, holding the Washington Nationals to three hits in seven innings to win for the first time in a month as the Pittsburgh Pirates eased to a 6-1 victory. More>>

Court upholds suspended sentence for Pirates' Kang over DUI

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A South Korean court has upheld a suspended prison sentence for Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang over a drunken driving conviction, a ruling that may complicate his plans to rejoin the team for the baseball season. More>>

LEADING OFF: Miami on road after home flop, Rox-Twins play 2

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LEADING OFF: Miami on road after home flop, Rox-Twins play 2. More>>

Steinbrenner will consider adding; won't deal top prospects

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Given his team's fast start after jettisoning veterans last summer, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner will consider adding players as the trade deadline approaches in July but won't deal top prospects. More>>

LEADING OFF: Rockies-Twins in surprising 1st-place matchup

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LEADING OFF: Rockies-Twins in surprising 1st-place matchup. More>>

Schwarber, Rizzo HR, Cubs top Reds 9-5; Maddon's 1,000th win

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Kyle Schwarber, Anthony Rizzo homer as Chicago Cubs beat Cincinnati Reds 9-5, giving manager Joe Maddon his 1,000th career win. More>>

Davis homers twice in extra innings, Orioles outslug Tigers

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Chris Davis homered in the 12th inning and again in the 13th, and the Baltimore Orioles finally held on after the second one, outlasting the Detroit Tigers 13-11. More>>

LEADING OFF: Keuchel tries for 7-0, Rangers go for 7 in row

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LEADING OFF: Keuchel tries for 7-0, Rangers go for 7 in row. More>>

Phillies beer vendor no longer shouting Brando-esqe Stella!

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A beer vendor at Philadelphia Phillies games no longer sounds like Marlon Brando in "A Streetcar Named Desire.". More>>

Jose Altuve back in lineup after switching to shoes that fit

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Second baseman Jose Altuve is back in the Houston Astros' lineup at Miami after giving his team a scare because his special Mother's Day shoes were too snug. More>>

Streak of comebacks for Rangers in winning MLB-best 6 in row

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The Texas Rangers have won an MLB-best six games in a row, and the last five were decided in the seventh inning or later. More>>

Sheriff: Chiefs top draft pick Mahomes unharmed in robbery

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Authorities in Texas say rookie Kansas Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was unharmed after reportedly being robbed last weekend, and two suspects are in custody. More>>

Jeter's No 2 retired by Yanks; Monument Park plaque unveiled

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Derek Jeter's No. 2 has been retired by the New York Yankees, who dedicated a plaque in his honor that will be placed in Monument Park behind center field. More>>

LEADING OFF: Trout has his legs back, Archer vs Carrasco

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LEADING OFF: Trout has his legs back, Archer vs Carrasco. More>>

Rockies' Senzatela gets emotional win year after mom's death

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Antonio Senzatela got the victory in an emotional start, helping the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-6. More>>

Tebow Watch: Former NFL QB has 1st RBIs in nearly a month

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Tim Tebow drove in his first runs in nearly a month with two RBIs in a win in Delmarva (Maryland) this week. More>>

Yanks' Chapman to miss at least month with shoulder injury

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The New York Yankees have placed closer Aroldis Chapman on the 10-day disabled list with rotator cuff inflammation in his left shoulder. More>>

Former MLB umpire Palermo dies at 67; shooting ended career

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Former big league umpire Steve Palermo, whose accomplished career ended when he was shot trying to break up a robbery in 1991, has died. More>>

LEADING OFF: Trout has his legs, Archer vs Carrasco

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LEADING OFF: Trout has his legs, Archer vs Carrasco. More>>

Orioles star Jones sees Negro Leagues museum, urges dialogue

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Adam Jones says slur at Fenway shows 'ugliness and hate'; outfielder urges dialogue about race. More>>

LEADING OFF: Jeter's day at Yankee Stadium, and Mother's Day

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LEADING OFF: Jeter's day at Yankee Stadium, and Mother's Day. More>>

Harper gets big deal, hits HR in 9th, Nats beat Phils 6-4

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Fresh from getting a big deal, Bryce Harper hit a game-ending home run with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the Washington Nationals over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4. More>>

Harper, Nationals reach $21.6 million deal for 2018 season

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The Nationals have agreed to terms with four-time All-Star outfielder Bryce Harper on a contract for the 2018 season. More>>

Dbacks' Iannetta has stitches in lip, fractured teeth, nose

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Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta has several stitches in his lip, plus a couple of fractured teeth and a broken nose after getting hit in the face by a fastball. More>>

Berrios fine 1st start, Twins outlast Indians, squirrel 4-1

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Jose Berrios pitched neatly into the eighth inning in his first start of the season and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 4-1 in a game delayed several minutes when a squirrel ran around the field. More>>

Martinez, Cards beat Cubs; Maddon grumbles over slide rule

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Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez had his second straight two-hit game and started a disputed double play, lifting St. Louis over the Chicago Cubs 5-3. More>>

Iannetta beaned, more bad blood as Dbacks top Pirates 11-4

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Chris Iannetta homered early for Arizona, and later was bloodied by a fastball to the face as the Diamondbacks beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-4 in the latest episode of these teams hitting each other. More>>

Posey's homer in 17th leads Giants past Reds 3-2

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Buster Posey homered with one out in the 17th inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds for the first time this season with a 3-2 victory. More>>

Yankees to honor Jeter between games of doubleheader Sunday

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Astros-Yankees game postponed; teams will play doubleheader Sunday when Derek Jeter honored. More>>

Ex-baseball star Doug DeCinces guilty of insider trading

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One-time baseball star Doug DeCinces has been convicted of federal insider trading in California. More>>

AP source: MLB wants Marlins' bidders to show cash up front

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A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball wants bidders for Miami Marlins to show cash up front and that the Tagg Romney group has raised higher percentage of needed money than Jeb Bush-Derek Jeter group. More>>

Familia has blood clot surgery, return this year uncertain

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New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia had surgery after being diagnosed with a blood clot near his right armpit, an injury that general manager Sandy Alderson said will sideline the reliever for several months. More>>

Brewers top Mets 7-4, Matt Harvey allows 3 HRs in return

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Eric Sogard and Orlando Arcia hit back-to-back homers in the sixth off Matt Harvey to break a 2-2 tie, spoiling the choppy return of the New York Mets' starter from a three-game suspension in the Milwaukee Brewers' 7-4 win on Friday night. More>>

LEADING OFF: More bad blood between Diamondbacks and Pirates

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LEADING OFF: Sale's strikeout run, Bryant's stomach ailment. More>>

Diamondbacks' Iannetta hit in face with pitch, walks off

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Chris Iannetta of the Arizona Diamondbacks has been hit in the face with a pitch. More>>

Orioles' Adam Jones donates $20K to Negro Leagues museum

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Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, the target of racial taunts during a recent game in Boston, has donated $20,000 to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City. More>>

Brewers place OF Ryan Braun on DL with strained left calf

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Outfielder Ryan Braun was been put on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left calf, and the Milwaukee Brewers recalled infielder Eric Sogard from Triple-A Colorado Springs. More>>

LEADING OFF: Mets' Harvey returns; Cards go for 7th in a row

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LEADING OFF: Mets' Harvey returns; Cards go for 7th in a row. More>>

Mets closer Familia has clot in shoulder, surgery possible

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Mets closer Jeurys Familia has clot in pitching shoulder; needs more tests, surgery possible. More>>

KC's Vargas lowers ERA to 1.01, Royals beat Rays 6-0

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Major league ERA leader Jason Vargas went seven more scoreless innings, Salvador Perez had a two-run double during a five-run eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0. More>>

Thank you, NYC: Jeter toasts city ahead of jersey retirement

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Derek Jeter is paying tribute to New York City days before the Yankees permanently retire his No. 2 jersey. More>>

LEADING OFF: Keuchel, Bundy seek 6th wins; Trout eyes return

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LEADING OFF: Keuchel, Bundy seek 6th wins; Trout eyes return. More>>

White Sox SS Tim Anderson mourning loss of slain friend

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White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson is mourning the loss of a close friend who was shot and killed last weekend in his native Alabama. More>>

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