St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter celebrates his second home run of the game off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, July 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 21, 2018 - 3:07 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: WOOD WORK A day after hitting three homers and two doubles in just six innings, Cardinals slugger Matt Carpenter tries to torment the Cubs over a doubleheader. Carpenter drove in seven before getting pulled early in St. Louis' 18-5 thrashing at...
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Spectators run through a downpour during a rain delay before a baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates, Friday, July 20, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 21, 2018 - 2:50 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Time on the disabled list did as much for Sean Rodriguez's bat as it did for his leg. Rodriguez homered and drove in four runs, Starling Marte hit a grand slam and the Pittsburgh Pirates extended their winning streak to a season-high seven games with a 12-1 rout of the Cincinnati...
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Colorado Rockies' Raimel Tapia (15) celebrates his grand slam off Arizona Diamondbacks' Archie Bradley with Carlos Gonzalez (5), Gerardo Parra and Tony Wolters (14) during the seventh inning during a baseball game Friday, July 20, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)
July 21, 2018 - 2:35 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The Colorado Rockies allowed a run on a passed ball, another when a player failed to cover the bag on a steal attempt. A third came in when a runner scored from second base on a wild pitch. The miscues and a whole lot of hits by the Arizona Diamondbacks put the Rockies in three-run...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, July 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
July 21, 2018 - 2:33 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Keuchel didn't allow a debatable scoring decision to ruin his dominant night. Keuchel took a no-hitter into the seventh and finished with 7 2/3 innings of two-hit ball in the Houston Astros' 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. Justin Upton broke up...
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San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 20, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
July 21, 2018 - 2:20 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dereck Rodriguez had no problems sliding back into San Francisco's starting rotation after a rare appearance out of the bullpen before the All-Star break. The Giants even hit a couple of home runs Friday night — a rarity these days for manager Bruce Bochy's ballclub...
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Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez, right, celebrates his solo home run with Edwin Encarnacion (10) against the Texas Rangers during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 20, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)
July 21, 2018 - 2:19 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Both of Cleveland's new relievers got into the game before the Indians closer had a rare blown save. Manager Terry Francona had to go deep into his bullpen — using seven relievers after All-Star starter Trevor Bauer's early exit — before the big hitters in the heart of the...
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New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia walks across the field after a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Friday, July 20, 2018, in New York. Mets manager Mickey Callaway said after the game that he was called by the front office in the middle innings and told not to use Familia in relief because the team was close to trading him. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
July 21, 2018 - 1:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The second Subway Series was a night of crossroads. Mets closer Jeurys Familia was withheld because a trade could be imminent . Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes returned with a home run, then said the cause of his leg problems was calcification on both heels that could require surgery...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Wade LeBlanc throws to a Chicago White Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 20, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 21, 2018 - 1:45 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Wade LeBlanc got the Mariners off to a strong start to the second half of their season. The left-hander and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, and Seattle beat the Chicago White Sox 3-1 on Friday night. LeBlanc (6-1) gave the Mariners 7 1/3 strong innings in the team's first...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Manny Machado hits a single during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, July 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
July 21, 2018 - 12:32 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — With his easygoing demeanor and smooth swing, Manny Machado made quite a first impression on the Los Angeles Dodgers. Mannywood 2.0 is off to a successful start. Machado singled twice and walked twice in his debut with the Dodgers, who used a tiebreaking RBI single by Chris Taylor...
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Kansas City Royals' Hunter Dozier, right, congratulates teammates Jorge Bonifacio (38) and Whit Merrifield (15) during the first inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, July 20, 2018. Bonifacio and Merrifield scored on a bloop single by Lucas Duda. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
July 21, 2018 - 12:31 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins used an extra outfielder to try to stop Lucas Duda, but could not position their right fielder deep enough in the sixth inning. Duda homered and drove in three runs, Danny Duffy earned his first home win in 11 months and the Kansas City Royals held on for...
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