1. Giants Spoil Hammel's Debut, Beat A's 5-2

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Hunter Pence homered and drove in two runs, Matt Cain tossed six strong innings and the San Francisco Giants spoiled Jason Hammel's debut for Oakland with a 5-2 victory over the Athletics on Wednesday night...

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  2. McAllister to Replace Masterson in Rotation

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  3. Video: Adrian Beltre Asks for Time, Gets Rung Up Instead

    In the third inning of the Rangers - Astros game Wednesday night, Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre stepped out of the box while requesting -- OK, he was kind of demanding -- timeout from the home plate umpire...

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  4. Ellsbury's Homer in 14th Gives Yankees 5-4 Win

    CLEVELAND -- Jacoby Ellsbury's two-out homer in the 14th inning gave the New York Yankees a 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night.....

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  5. Pirates Tumble into 4th Place in NL Central

    ST. LOUIS — Brandon Cumpton made a spot start for the Pirates on Wednesday, trying to lend a hand after Gerrit Cole went on the disabled list...

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  6. No Walk Off, No Drama but Pirates Still Fall

    ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals spared the sellout crowd of 43,941 the drama of the previous two nights on Wednesday evening at Busch Stadium. There would be no walk-off home run, though Kolten Wong did homer for the second night in a row...

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  7. Instant Replay: Phillies 4, Brewers 1

    MILWAUKEE – Roberto Hernandez pitched a gem and Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins both hit home runs to lead the Phillies to a 4-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night...

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  8. Papelbon Willing to Waive No-Trade Clause for Trade to Contender

    Jonathan Papelbon is willing to waive his no-trade clause in order to facilitate a deal to a contending team, reports Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer (Twitter links)...

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  9. Phillies Back Stellar Hernandez with Power

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  10. Braves' Offense Struggles Again in Road Loss

    NEW YORK – Braves starter Ervin Santana was pitching superbly through six innings Wednesday night against the Mets , then gave up three runs including a two-run homer in the seventh...

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  11. Santana Strong, but Braves Drop 4th Straight

    The Braves dropped their 4th straight game overall as they lost 4-1 to the Mets on Wednesday night. Ervin Santana was strong through six innings but things fell apart in the 7th ...

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  12. Cubs Behold Future with Alcantara, Beeler

    CINCINNATI – At 38-52, 13 games out of first place in the National League Central and with two top pitchers already traded away weeks ahead of the nonwaiver trade deadline, the Cubs are looking to the future again...

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  13. Phillies 4, Brewers 1 - Fading Brewers fall to Phillies, again

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  14. Mets Win Season-High 4th Straight Game

    Dillon Gee was anxious. The Mets righthander never thought what started as discomfort in his side would keep him out for nearly two months...

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  15. Hendricks Next Prospect to Make Debut

    OMAHA, Neb. -- The march of major league debuts continues as Chicago Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks takes the mound Thursday in their series finale against the Cincinnati Reds .....

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  16. Gee Throws Gem in Return from DL for Mets

    NEW YORK — Before he took the mound at Citi Field last night, Dillon Gee felt a rush of anxiety run through him. In May, he thought this latest blip in his career would be a meager one...

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  17. Cubs Tweak Wrigley Renovation Plans Yet Again

    "It ain't over till it's over," Yogi Berra once said. That seems particularly apt for the Wrigley renovation saga.....

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  18. Lohse Strong but Milwaukee Bats Stay Silent

    MILWAUKEE -- The offensive woes continued for the slumping Brewers , who managed just three hits en route to their eighth loss in nine games, a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Roberto Hernandez and the Phillies on Wednesday night...

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  19. Young Cubs Fall to Reds as Streak Reaches 6 Games

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  20. Cubs Behold Future with Alcantara, Beeler

    CINCINNATI – At 38-52, 13 games out of first place in the National League Central and with two top pitchers already traded away weeks ahead of the nonwaiver trade deadline, the Cubs are looking to the future again...

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  21. Victorino to Restart Rehab Thursday

    BOSTON -- Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed at his pregame press conference that outfielder Shane Victorino's rehab assignment will pick up Thursday night in Lowell, where he will suit up for the team's short-season Class-A affiliate...

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  22. Lynn Wins 10th, Cardinals Top Pirates 5-2

    ST. LOUIS -- Lance Lynn reached double figures in wins before the All-Star break for the third straight year and Kolten Wong homered for the second game in a row, helping the St...

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  23. Carl Crawford Is Set to Become a $20 Million Bench Player for Dodgers

    Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford, who has been sidelined since May 27 with a left ankle sprain, is likely to come off the DL soon. As Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times writes, that probably won't mean a return to the starting lineup...

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  24. Simon Becomes First in NL to Reach 12 Wins

    CINCINNATI -- Win totals for pitchers don't carry the same gravitas these days as other stats, but Reds starter Alfredo Simon has shown he has more than that on his resume this season...

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  25. Injury Bug Won't Stop Biting

    CLEVELAND -- Aside from the potentially-catastrophic Masahiro Tanaka elbow injury, the Yankees suffered two more relatively minor injuries before Wednesday's game against the Indians ...

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