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Bryce Harper drives in 3, Nationals snap skid, beat Cardinals 5-4
Bryce Harper drives in 3, Nationals snap skid, beat Cardinals 5-4

Harper had three hits and drove in three runs, Glover earned the save in the first opportunity since Madson was placed on the disabled list, and the Nationals snapped a four-game losing streak with a victory over the Cardinals Thursday night.

Rangers turn the sort of triple play that has not been done in 106 years
Rangers turn the sort of triple play that has not been done in 106 years

A triple play in which the batter was not even retired

And That Happened: Thursday
And That Happened: Thursday's Scores and Highlights

The Phillies had 24 reasons to hide their faces during the first game of their doubleheader against the Mets

Dose: Urena Faces the Music
Dose: Urena Faces the Music

Jose Urena was handed a six-game suspension for drilling Ronald Acuna, but did he get off too easy? Jesse Pantuosco discusses in Friday's Dose.

Yankees feel the heat, hope to rebound vs. Jays

When Aaron Judge fractured his right wrist July 26, first place in the American League East was within striking distance and the fallback option of hosting the wild-card game seemed fairly secure for the New York Yankees. Three weeks later, winning the AL East does not appear to be a reality and suddenly

D-backs carry Ray of hope into clash with Padres

On Aug. 10, the Arizona Diamondbacks departed Phoenix on a nine-game road trip that was packed for opportunity. All the games would be played against teams trailing their respective divisions -- Cincinnati, Texas and San Diego. The Diamondbacks lost two of three in Cincinnati and split a short two-game

Angels-Rangers Preview

The Texas Rangers, as expected, activated right fielder Nomar Mazara from the 10-day disabled list on Thursday prior to their contest with the Los Angeles Angels, and Mazara immediately produced the spark he was expected to provide, pounding a two-run home run in his first at-bat. It was Mazara'

After giving up 30 runs in 1 day, Phillies actually gain ground in race
After giving up 30 runs in 1 day, Phillies actually gain ground in race

Baseball can be a funny game and Thursday was case in point as the Phillies actually gained ground in the playoff race despite allowing 30 runs over a doubleheader with the Mets. By Jim Salisbury

Twins try to again lay lumber on Tigers

Joe Mauer will be in the Minnesota Twins' lineup Friday night and he'll probably be in there the rest of the weekend, too, as the Twins continue a four-game series with the Tigers at Target Field. "I'm looking forward to going out and competing tonight," he told the St. Paul Pioneer

Buchholz pitches four-hitter, Diamondbacks beat Padres 5-1
Buchholz pitches four-hitter, Diamondbacks beat Padres 5-1

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Clay Buchholz pitched a four-hitter, David Peralta hit a three-run homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.

Giants place Dereck Rodriguez on DL due to injury sustained during altercation with Dodgers

Giants rookie pitcher Dereck Rodriguez suffered a strained hamstring during Tuesday's altercation with the Dodgers and has been placed on the DL.

Harper drives in 3, Nationals snap skid, beat Cardinals 5-4
Harper drives in 3, Nationals snap skid, beat Cardinals 5-4

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Bryce Harper had three hits and drove in three runs, and a beleaguered bullpen held on as the Washington Nationals snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.

Phillies use bats to rebound from debacle for doubleheader split with Mets
Phillies use bats to rebound from debacle for doubleheader split with Mets

The Phillies regrouped from a rough showing in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader to earn a 9-6 win over the Mets in the nightcap for the split. By Jim Salisbury

Acuna HR streak ends, Rockies rally past Braves 5-3
Acuna HR streak ends, Rockies rally past Braves 5-3

Colorado snapped Ronald Acuna Jr.'s home run streak and Atlanta's five-game winning streak, rallying for three unearned runs in the ninth inning to beat the Braves 5-3 on Thursday night. David Dahl homered in the third and capped the winning rally with a two-out, two-run single off Brad Brach

Dodgers, Mariners gear up for series between playoff contenders

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Seattle Mariners both had Thursday off entering their three-game series at Safeco Field. The Dodgers ended a five-game skid with a 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants in 12 innings. Brian Dozier's sacrifice fly brought home the winning run.

Lester, Happ combine to lead Cubs to 1-0 win over Pirates
Lester, Happ combine to lead Cubs to 1-0 win over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Jon Lester pitched six innings to win for the first time in just over a month and Ian Happ homered as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Thursday night.

Bautista drives in 7, Mets set record in 24-4 win over Phils
Bautista drives in 7, Mets set record in 24-4 win over Phils

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jose Bautista hit a grand slam and had a career-high seven RBIs and the New York Mets set a franchise record for runs, forcing the Phillies to use two position players for the final three innings of a 24-4 victory in the first game of a doubleheader Thursday.

Marlins
Marlins' Jose Urena Suspended Six Games for Throwing at Braves' Acuna Jr.

Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Ureña was handed a six-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally hitting Atlanta Braves rookie outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. with a pitch Wednesday, Major League Baseball announced.

Yankees slugger Judge
Yankees slugger Judge 'frustrated' with wrist injury

Aaron Judge is not ready to return from a broken wrist and the New York Yankees slugger is not happy.

Sloppy Phillies suffer embarrassing 24-4 loss to Mets in Game 1 of doubleheader
Sloppy Phillies suffer embarrassing 24-4 loss to Mets in Game 1 of doubleheader

The Phillies completely unraveled during a 10-run fifth inning on Thursday afternoon en route to an embarrassing 24-4 loss to the Mets in Game 1 of a doubleheader. By Jim Salisbury

Brandon Nimmo has reached base in 10 consecutive plate appearances
Brandon Nimmo has reached base in 10 consecutive plate appearances

Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo has reached base in 10 consecutive plate appearances dating back to Tuesday.

David Bote, the Cubs and the case for slow development
David Bote, the Cubs and the case for slow development

Everyone has a different minor league experience, but no matter how long (or short) it lasts there's something important to take from it that, hopefully, translates to big-league successes.

Yanks load bases in 9th, but Rays rookie escapes for 3-1 win
Yanks load bases in 9th, but Rays rookie escapes for 3-1 win

NEW YORK (AP) -- Rookie left-hander Adam Kolarek pitched out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the ninth inning to lift the Tampa Bay Rays over New York 3-1 on Thursday to win their first series at Yankee Stadium since 2014.

Rosario
Rosario's leadoff home run

Amed Rosario gets the Mets off to a fast start, as he belts a leadoff home run to center field on the first pitch of the game

As they work to get healthy, Cubs unsure if Drew Smyly will be an option down the stretch
As they work to get healthy, Cubs unsure if Drew Smyly will be an option down the stretch

As the Cubs try to regain full health in advance of the final stretch of the season, Drew Smyly is still floating around the team as an X-factor and a complete unknown.

Reminder: Phillies got Wilson Ramos for almost nothing
Reminder: Phillies got Wilson Ramos for almost nothing

After his historic Phillies debut Wednesday night in a win over the Red Sox, a reminder that All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos was acquired for almost nothing. By Corey Seidman

Braves
Braves' Acuna day to day after being plunked with pitch

ATLANTA (AP) - Braves rookie star Ronald Acuna Jr. is day to day after being plunked on the left arm by Miami's Jose Urena.

And That Happened: Wednesday
And That Happened: Wednesday's Scores and Highlights

Yeah, you bet I've got some opinions about Jose Urena hitting Ronald Acuña

LEADING OFF: Braves-Marlins melee, Cards soaring, Lester up
LEADING OFF: Braves-Marlins melee, Cards soaring, Lester up

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday:

Royals throwing young arms at Blue Jays

With Danny Duffy and Ian Kennedy on the disabled list, the Kansas City Royals' rotation consists of four freshmen -- Glenn Sparkman, Jorge Lopez, Brad Keller and Heath Fillmyer -- and one sophomore in Jakob Junis. Sparkman will make his first career start on Thursday night against the Toronto Blue

Wilson Ramos has a debut to remember as Phillies bounce back with crucial win over Red Sox
Wilson Ramos has a debut to remember as Phillies bounce back with crucial win over Red Sox

It didn't take long for Wilson Ramos to show exactly why the Phillies traded for him as the All-Star had a monster debut in the club's 7-4 win over the Red Sox. By Jim Salisbury

Rangers, Angels to miss star power in series opener

Both the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels will be without one of their star players when the two American League West rivals open a four-game series on Thursday at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. Texas will send right-hander Ariel Jurado (2-2, 5.66 ERA) to the mound for the series opener.

Cardinals
Cardinals' Matt Carpenter hit by pitch, leaves game

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis infielder Matt Carpenter left the Cardinals' game Wednesday night against the Washington Nationals after being hit on the hand by a pitch from Matt Grace in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Wilson Ramos has 3 hits, 3 RBIs as Phillies beat Red Sox 7-4
Wilson Ramos has 3 hits, 3 RBIs as Phillies beat Red Sox 7-4

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Wilson Ramos had three extra-base hits and three RBIs, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Wednesday night in his first game with his new team.

Cabrera homers, Indians
Cabrera homers, Indians' bullpen shuts down Reds in 4-3 win

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Melky Cabrera lofted a go-ahead two-run homer into the left-field seats in the sixth inning, and the Cleveland Indians rallied to beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Wednesday night, extending their winning streak to five games.

Rays shut down Yankees for 6-1 victory
Rays shut down Yankees for 6-1 victory

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mallex Smith hit a two-run homer, rookie Brandon Lowe got his first two major league hits and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 6-1 on Wednesday night.

Plawecki
Plawecki's slam helps power Mets to 16-5 rout of Orioles

Kevin Plawecki hit his first career grand slam during a nine-run sixth inning, Brandon Nimmo went 5 for 5 with three RBIs and the New York Mets breezed past the Baltimore Orioles 16-5 on Wednesday night. Todd Frazier homered and drove in four runs to help the Mets earn a split of the two-game interleague

Nationals
Nationals' Jeremy Hellickson exits game after collision

Jeremy Hellickson was removed from Wednesday night's game against the Cardinals after a collision at the plate.

Aaron Judge
Aaron Judge's wrist injury will keep him out a little longer than expected

Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge was expected to miss three weeks with a broken right wrist, but he will be out longer than expected, GM Brian Cashman told WFAN on Wednesday.

'This is who we need to be': Cubs offense spurs win

The Cubs put together this offensive explosion with both power and timely situational hitting, and that's the kind of offense that manager Joe Maddon believes is capable of emerging on any given day.

Gordon breaks scoreless tie with HR in 12th, M
Gordon breaks scoreless tie with HR in 12th, M's top A's 2-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Light-hitting Dee Gordon homered off Yusmeiro Petit in the 12th inning to break a scoreless tie and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 2-0 on Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.

Forsythe has 3 RBIs in Twins
Forsythe has 3 RBIs in Twins' 6-4 win over Pirates

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Logan Forsythe had three RBIs, the Minnesota bullpen tossed 5 1/3 shutout innings and the Twins beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 on Wednesday.

Inside the mental process of David Bote, the Cubs
Inside the mental process of David Bote, the Cubs' latest folk hero

Inside the mental process that has transformed David Bote from an unknown into a sparkplug the Cubs badly needed.

Cubs acquire Terrance Gore from the Royals
Cubs acquire Terrance Gore from the Royals

The Cubs could have a secret weapon come October

Braves RHP McCarthy retiring after this season
Braves RHP McCarthy retiring after this season

Though he hopes to recover from a knee injury and pitch again, Atlanta Braves right-hander Brandon McCarthy plans to retire at the end of the 2018 season, he told MLB.com. "I'm done after this," McCarthy said in a story published Tuesday. If I was going to keep playing, a month and a

Kenley Jansen hopes to be back next week
Kenley Jansen hopes to be back next week

His original timetable was thought to be 4-6 weeks.

And That Happened: Tuesday
And That Happened: Tuesday's Scores and Highlights

Fisticuffs broke out between Yasiel Puig and Nick Hundley in Los Angeles

John Gant homers, pitches Cardinals to 6-4 win over Nationals
John Gant homers, pitches Cardinals to 6-4 win over Nationals

Gant homered for his first major league hit and pitched one-run ball into the sixth inning, helping the Cardinals beat the Nationals 6-4 on Tuesday night for their season-high seventh consecutive victory.

Royals getting look at Lopez vs. Blue Jays

Marco Estrada is on the backend of his career at 35 years old. Jorge Lopez is 25 years and just beginning his career with the Kansas City Royals, who obtained him as part of the trade July 27 that sent third baseman Mike Moustakas to the Milwaukee Brewers. Lopez is replacing Burch Smith in the rotation

Mariners to spring Leake on Athletics

The Seattle Mariners will try to capitalize on two pieces of good news even in defeat Tuesday night when they wrap up a key three-game series against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday afternoon. Veterans Mike Leake (8-7, 4.11 ERA) of the Mariners and Brett Anderson (2-3, 4.53) of the A's are scheduled

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