LEADING OFF: Sale tries to turn corner, Harper…

LEADING OFF: Sale tries to turn corner, Harper gets headed in Queens, Pirates await diagnosis on Burdi, Gio hits the open market again

Piscotty's 3 RBIs lead A's over Rangers, end 3-game skid

Stephen Piscotty homered and drove in three to back Chris Bassitt's winning season debut, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 6-1 to end a three-game skid

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Branded: Minor league ball teams get help finding identity

Boston avoids big early hole with sweep of Rays

The Red Sox trail the Rays by five games in the AL East, but it could have been a lot worse

Arenado homers for 1,000th hit, Rockies rally past Nats 7-5

Nolan Arenado hit a tiebreaking homer for his 1,000th career hit and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Washington Nationals 7-5

Pujols passes Ruth on RBI list, but Mariners beat…

Albert Pujols passed Babe Ruth for fifth place on baseball's career RBI chart, but the Seattle Mariners hit four homers and beat the Angels 6-5

Smoak nabbed after Laureano overthrow, but Jays…

Justin Smoak got thrown out on a wild sequence that began with another sensational play by Oakland center fielder Ramon Laureano, but wound up with four hits as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Athletics 5-4 for a three-game sweep

Syndergaard battered despite gift homer, Cards…

Paul Goldschmidt drove in two runs and Noah Syndergaard had better luck at the plate than on the mound, hitting a homer with Dexter Fowler's help as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 6-4

Polanco has 4 hits, 4 RBIs in Twins' 9-5 win over Astros

Jorge Polanco had four hits, including a two-run homer, and drove in four runs to lead the Minnesota Twins to their fourth straight win, 9-5 over the Houston Astros

Judge hurts oblique as Yankees beat Royals 9-2

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Gallo gets 1st sac fly, Rangers hold on to beat…

Joey Gallo had the first sacrifice fly of his career in his 1,337th plate appearance and matched his best with five RBIs as the Texas Rangers held on to beat the Houston Astros 11-10

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Romine, Yankees shake bullpen meltdown, top…

Austin Romine drove in the winning run in the 10th inning with his third RBI single, and the New York Yankees overcame a bullpen collapse that followed another scoreless start by James Paxton to beat the Kansas City Royals 7-6

Fowler's 4 hits, 4 RBIs lead Cardinals over Brewers 13-5

Dexter Fowler had his first four-hit game in six years, hitting his first home run this season and driving in four runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 13-5

Red Sox beat AL East-leading Rays 4-3 in 11 to…

Christian Vazquez hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning and the Boston Red Sox completed an uplifting three-game sweep of the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays with a 4-3 victory

Strasburg Ks 11 in 8 innings as Nationals beat…

Stephen Strasburg dominates his favorite foil, striking out 11 and allowing 2 hits in 8 innings to help Washington Nationals avert series sweep by beating Miami 5-0

Abreu HR, 5 RBIs helps White Sox crush Orioles 12-2

José Abreu homered and drove in five runs, James McCann had a homer and four RBIs and Chicago White Sox beat the bumbling Baltimore Orioles 12-2

Angels' Albert Pujols ties Babe Ruth with 1,992nd…

Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols tied Babe Ruth for fifth place in baseball history with his 1,992nd RBI

Bote lifts Cubs past Diamondbacks 2-1

David Bote hits game-ending RBI single as Chicago Cubs top Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1

LEADING OFF: Yanks star Judge hurt, Pujols climbs…

LEADING OFF: Yankees expected to put Judge on injured list, Pujols chases Gehrig and Bonds after passing Babe, Cubs ace Lester close to returning, young pitchers highlight Braves-Indians in prime time

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New dad Zunino hits 2-run HR to help Rays rally past Royals

Mike Zunino returned from the paternity list and hit his first home run for Tampa Bay, a two-run shot that helped the Rays stop a season-high four-game skid with a 6-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals

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Tossed! Umpire flings fan who runs on field in…

When a fan ran on the field during the Blue Jays-Athletics game in Oakland, he got tossed by umpire Jeff Nelson