1. Hand Gives Marlins a Needed Lift, Going Seven Strong Innings

    Brad Hand pitched one of the best games of his career at the perfect time for the Marlins on Sunday, leading Miami to a 3-2 victory over San Francisco ...

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  2. Dodgers Offense Seeks Answers vs. Surging Pirates

    A Dodgers team that's scored only 16 runs in its last eight games is running into a pitcher fresh off his finest start of the 2014 season...

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  3. Clayton Kershaw Stands Up for Dodgers, and They Don't Back Down

    Of all the whistling and winding throws by Clayton Kershaw on a hot and hostile Sunday night, this pitch was the wildest...

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  4. Red-Hot Angels Rally Together to Keep Rolling

    ANAHEIM -- On a postcard-perfect Sunday in Southern California, it was all about the big picture, not a pitcher shooting imaginary, celebrative arrows into the sky...

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  5. Salvy Isn't Concerned About Right Groin Strain

    BOSTON -- As if the Royals ' offense wasn't having enough problems, now All-Star catcher Salvador Perez is out of the lineup. A right groin strain kept Perez from taking the field on Sunday for the series finale against the Red Sox ...

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  6. When the Pressure's On, the Royals Turn off

    Hope is not a plan. Belief is not a right. Patience went out years ago. You want to talk about the problems with the Royals ? That's a good place to start...

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  7. Springer Scratched with Sore Right Quad, Knee

    CHICAGO -- Astros outfielder George Springer was scratched from the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the White Sox due to soreness in the quad and knee on his right leg, manager Bo Porter said...

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  8. Nathan Bounces Back with Spotless Ninth

    DETROIT -- By now, in his 14th big league season, Joe Nathan has accepted the fact that the closer is an easy scapegoat on any baseball team...

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  9. MLB Trade Deadline: Breaking Down Why the Toronto Blue Jays Need an Infielder

    The MLB trade deadline is just a matter of days away, and the Toronto Blue Jays still have plenty of work to do...

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  10. Shawn Windsor: Drew Smyly Belongs in Tigers' Rotation, Not Bullpen

    It's easy to forget because of the grand slam and the elated Boston police officer and the tumbling Torii Hunter...

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  11. Lack of Production from Heart of Lineup Has Hurt Tigers

    DETROIT -- Highlights are highlights for a reason. Game-changing dramatic moments get the majority of the attention. Ongoing issues often slip under the radar...

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  12. Matzek Delivers Quality Start, but Bullpen Fades

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  13. Saunders: Key Questions About the Rockies Deserve Answers

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  14. Tito Loses Challenge on Kipnis' Attempted Steal

    DETROIT -- The Indians found themselves in desperate need of runs late in Sunday's game vs. the Tigers ...

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  15. Cleveland Indians Scribbles: Will They Be Buyers? Sellers? Probably Neither

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  16. Quick Exit with High Pitch Count a Rarity for Cueto

    NEW YORK -- It's not often that ace Johnny Cueto will have a pitch count of 112 through five innings and come out of a game...

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  17. Stock Up, Stock Down for Mets' Top 10 Prospects for Week 17

    The New York Mets farm system got a bit of a boost this weekend when the team's No. 1 pick in the 2014 draft made his professional debut with the Brooklyn Cyclones. Michael Conforto went 3-for-8 in his first weekend of professional baseball...

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  18. Doc: Reds Haven't Solved Mystery of Missing Bat

    The Reds just lost three times ingloriously in Yankee Stadium by playing bad defense and scoring just six runs against average pitching, four of them on solo homers. The weird defense was an anomaly; the scoring was typical...

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  19. Jocketty Shopping Trade Market -- No Fits Yet

    NEW YORK -- Reds general manager Walt Jocketty sounds hopeful – not desperate – when it comes to trying to pull off a trade before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline...

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  20. Rodon Impresses Sox Minor League Field Coordinator

    CHICAGO -- Kirk Champion watched Carlos Rodon throw his first side session, featuring fastballs and changeups, with Class A Winston-Salem last week...

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  21. White Sox Still Hoping to Get Rolling

    Baseball just passed its unofficial ''midway'' point with the All Star break, but the numbers show that nearly two-thirds of the season is gone...

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  22. Rizzo's Awe-Inspiring Grab Backfires on Cubs

    PHOENIX -- Anthony Rizzo made a tremendous catch of Aaron Hill's popup, but it may have been better for the Cubs if he didn't...

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  23. Losses Continue to Mount for Cubs

    PHOENIX — If the Cubs thought it was hot over the weekend, wait till they get to August with this gutted pitching staff and the likelihood of being down a few more traded veterans by then...

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  24. Rizzo Looks for Young Cubs to Step Up

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  25. Carp Accepting of His Role as Platoon Player

    BOSTON -- Without a left-handed-hitting counterpart, it's difficult for a club to find a spot for someone like Jonny Gomes. Fortunately for the platooning Gomes, Mike Carp has been a good foil...

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