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  • Wainwright wins 16th, Cardinals beat Pirates

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — To earn his 16th win, Adam Wainwright really needed his bat. Wainwright matched his career best with three RBIs, an unexpected boost that helped carry the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. "There's usually two or three games a year that you swing the outcome if you can provide...

  • Stanton stars again for Marlins in loss to Mets

    MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton is still reaching milestones during his best big league season. However, his latest mark couldn't lift the Miami Marlins to another win over the New York Mets. The 24-year old two-time All-Star hit his 35th home run, and his two RBIs pushed him over 100, yet the Marlins lost 8-6 on Tuesday night. "This guy, he's...

  • Wright drives in 3, lifts Mets over Marlins 8-6

    MIAMI (AP) — David Wright has been feeling more comfortable at the plate in the past week, and he was due for a big game. Wright broke out of his offensive woes with three hits — including two doubles — and three RBIs and powered the New York Mets to an 8-6 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. "It's fun to get hits, it's fun to drive...

  • J.D. Martinez hits 3-run homer, Tigers win 4-2

    CLEVELAND (AP) — For eight innings, the Tigers couldn't connect in the clutch. They were exasperated, annoyed and seemingly on their way to a tough loss. One swing by J.D. Martinez changed their mood. Martinez hit a three-run homer off closer Cody Allen with one out in the ninth inning, rallying the Tigers to a 4-2 win over the Cleveland...

  • Justin Verlander addresses online photo hacking

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Justin Verlander wants to keep his private life just that — private. The Tigers' star pitcher commented for the first time Tuesday after nude photos of him and model girlfriend Kate Upton were allegedly hacked from an online account and posted on the Internet. Verlander, who initially declined comment on the situation, spoke...

  • Homer-happy Nationals beat Dodgers 6-4

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gio Gonzalez picked a good time to earn his first victory for Washington in the second half, coming against a talented Dodgers lineup the Nationals could see in the postseason. Backed by four homers, including two from Denard Span, Gonzalez snapped his five-game skid with a 6-4 victory on Monday night in a matchup of...

  • Rockies win, after losing end of suspended game

    DENVER -- The new kids got things rolling and the familiar face with the bushy beard brought the win home. Charlie Blackmon lined a two-out single in the ninth inning off reliever Sergio Romo, helping the Colorado Rockies beat San Francisco 10-9 on Monday and stop the Giants' six-game win streak on a long day at Coors Field. Earlier in the...

  • Braves' offense goes quietly in no-hit loss

    ATLANTA (AP) — With their playoff hopes uncertain, Atlanta's struggling batters picked a bad time to get no-hit by Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia relievers. "You feel like you've hit a good stride," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "And all of a sudden you go through a stretch where you score one run in 27 innings, and lucky enough to win one...

  • It's a no-no-no-no hitter for Phils in Atlanta

    ATLANTA — On Labor Day, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia bullpen spread the workload on a no-hitter. Hamels and three Phillies relievers combined on the season's fourth no-hitter, blanking the Atlanta Braves 7-0 Monday and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate. It was all the more unusual in that Hamels left the game with his...

  • Hamels, Phils bullpen pitching no-hitter thru 8

    ATLANTA (AP) — Cole Hamels and a pair of Philadelphia Phillies relievers are pitching a combined no-hitter through eight innings against the Atlanta Braves. Hamels was pulled after six innings. He struck out seven, walked five, hit a batter and threw 108 pitches on a warm Monday afternoon at Turner Field. He left for a pinch-hitter in the...

  • Chase Anderson still stumping Rockies in Diamondbacks win

    PHOENIX - The Colorado Rockies haven't figured out a way to solve Arizona Diamondbacks rookie right-hander Chase Anderson this season. Anderson held the Rockies to a run on five hits over six innings on Sunday, helping the Diamondbacks to a 6-2 win. Nolan Reimold's first career pinch-hit homer in the seventh was the decisive hit. His two-run...

  • Angels use 8 pitchers to beat A's 2-0, extend lead

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The eight pitchers Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia sent to the mound trumped the complete game thrown by Oakland's Jeff Samardzija. The Angels, who own the best record in the majors, set a franchise mark for pitchers used in a nine-inning game on Saturday night while posting a 2-0 victory that increased their AL...

  • Mets call up 2B Herrera, youngest player in MLB

    NEW YORK (AP) — A big season in the minors put Dilson Herrera on deck as Daniel Murphy's potential replacement at second base someday. That day came much sooner than anyone imagined. After a rapid rise through the New York Mets' system, Herrera arrived at Citi Field on Friday and went 0 for 3 with an error in a 4-1 win over Philadelphia. He...

  • Diamondbacks shut down by Kershaw, lose 3-1

    PHOENIX (AP) — The last time Clayton Kershaw pitched in Arizona, three months ago, the Diamondbacks clobbered him in an 18-7 rout. Hardly anyone has touched him since, and on Wednesday night the Diamondbacks were no exception. Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in eight innings to become the first major leaguer to reach 16 wins this season...

  • Cleveland's Kluber can't contain Abreu in 3-2 loss

    CHICAGO (AP) — Every time Corey Kluber found himself in a key situation, he was facing Jose Abreu. Abreu hit a pair of run-scoring singles against Kluber, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Indians 3-2 Wednesday night to stop a season-high seven-game losing streak. Abreu put Chicago ahead for good in the seventh with his third hit of the game...

  • Fuld's homer in 9th lifts A's over Astros 5-4

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have rallied to win game after game this season after trailing late. So it was no surprise that they did it again on Wednesday night thanks to Sam Fuld's tiebreaking, two-run homer in the ninth inning that gave Oakland a 5-4 victory over the Houston Astros. It was their major league-leading 12th win this...

  • White Sox beat Indians 3-2, end 7-game skid

    CHICAGO (AP) — After more than a week of losing, the Chicago White Sox needed their star to find the win column again. Jose Abreu hit a pair of run-scoring singles against Cleveland ace Corey Kluber, and the White Sox beat the Indians 3-2 Wednesday night to stop a season-high, seven-game losing streak. "We just came out of a bad moment, a bad...

  • Wheeler sharp, but Mets fall to Braves 3-2

    NEW YORK (AP) — Zack Wheeler pitched seven innings of four-hit baseball. It wasn't enough to secure the right-hander's seventh consecutive victory. New York fell to the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night, snapping the Mets two-game winning streak. Wheeler (9-9) gave up three runs — two earned — four hits and three walks in seven innings,...

  • Yankees chase Price in 3rd, beat Tigers 8-4

    DETROIT (AP) — For the third time in less than a week, Detroit's starting pitcher was pulled early, the game already just about lost. This rough outing was particularly surprising because it came from star left-hander David Price. "I've had bad games before. Not that bad," Price said. "That was probably the worst game I've ever had in my...

  • Heyward leadoff homer helps Braves beat Mets 3-2

    NEW YORK (AP) — Braves pitchers are thankful Andrelton Simmons is their shortstop and not another powerful pitching arm. The 24-year old would not sign with Atlanta in 2010 unless the Braves allowed him to remain in the infield. With the potential tying run on third base in the eighth inning Wednesday night, he ranged onto the outfield grass...

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