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Rangers beat Yanks 5-2 for New York's 10th loss in 11 games (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 8 hours 17 min ago

Even before meeting up with Josh Hamilton, the Texas Rangers are streaking. Adam Rosales hit a two-run homer off Chris Capuano that bounced off the top of the left-field wall, Yovani Gallardo won for the second time since mid-April and the Rangers beat the New York Yankees 5-2 Sunday night for their fifth consecutive win. ''To come in and sweep a good team like this, especially here, is very difficult,'' Prince Fielder said.


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Astros rally for 10-8 win over Tigers, split 4-game series (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 8 hours 19 min ago

Preston Tucker's major league career is just over two weeks old, and already he's hit a pair of big home runs. Once I step into the box, I feel the same, but just the process of it is something I'm not really used to,'' Tucker said. ''That's pretty cool that I've been able to help us win.'' Tucker's three-run shot in the sixth inning Sunday tied the game, and the Houston Astros went on to a 10-8 victory over the Detroit Tigers.


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Upton's slam sets tone as Padres rout Dodgers

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2015-05-25 02:36
With Justin Upton's six RBIs and seven solid innings from James Shields, the Padres on Sunday avoided a series sweep while coasting to an 11-3 win over the Dodgers.
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Bettis pitches Rockies past Giants 11-2 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Mon, 2015-05-25 02:33

Chad Bettis came close to his first complete game. Bettis pitched shutout ball into the ninth inning and Nolan Arenado had four hits and four RBIs, leading the Colorado Rockies to an 11-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. Troy Tulowitzki and Nick Hundley each drove in two runs as Rockies earned a split of the rain-soaked, four-game series.


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The Astros are a joy, and dangerous

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2015-05-25 02:25
The Astros are an absolute joy to watch. That's surely one part of this season's sweetest and most improbable story. They have youth and energy, resilience and toughness. They have some confidence, too, growing day by day. Is there anything else? Yes, there is. They're a simple team in a lot of ways. They hit home runs in bunches and play very good defense and hold onto leads when they get them. Isn't that a formula for success right there?
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Jeter back in Bronx for first time since retiring

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2015-05-25 01:26
Leading up to his retirement last season, one thing that Derek Jeter consistently said he was looking forward to was enjoying a summer without a schedule, offered the flexibility to see what life would be like away from the ballpark after 20 years in the Majors.
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Power Rankings: Royals are rolling

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2015-05-25 01:14
As we delve into week eight of the MLB Power Rankings presented by The All-New Chrysler 200, the list of "surprising" teams is dwindling.
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Rockies romp behind Bettis to top Giants

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2015-05-25 01:09
An emphatic eight-run fourth inning and Chad Bettis' dominant mound performance were more than enough for the Rockies in their 11-2 win over San Francisco in Sunday's series finale at Coors Field.
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Bernie takes his place among Yanks' greats

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2015-05-25 01:02
This was the celebration that Bernie Williams put off for nine years, unsure about embracing what it would represent. To join the past Yankees greats in Monument Park and take his uniform number out of circulation demanded an acknowledgement that his playing days were over, and that was a difficult dream to part with.
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Shields keeps edge with bats' big backing

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2015-05-25 00:55
Before James Shields threw a single pitch Sunday, he'd already been staked to a 4-0 lead, thanks to Justin Upton's grand slam in the top of the first inning.
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Goldy's three RBIs lead D-backs over Cubs

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2015-05-25 00:50
Paul Goldschmidt hit an RBI single and a two-run home run Sunday to back Jeremy Hellickson and lead the D-backs to a 4-3 victory over the Cubs and take the series.
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Justin Upton's slam, 6 RBIs lead Shields, Pads over Dodgers (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Mon, 2015-05-25 00:50

Justin Upton erupted Sunday, in a positive way for the San Diego Padres. Upton hit a grand slam and drove in six runs as the Padres broke loose, backing unbeaten James Shields in an 11-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. A day after being ejected for arguing balls and strikes, Upton tied his career high for RBIs.


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Goldschmidt homers, D-Backs beat Cubs 4-3 to take series (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Mon, 2015-05-25 00:15

Trying to get Paul Goldschmidt to talk about himself is a futile exercise. ''Best player in the game,'' Hellickson said. Goldschmidt hit his second home run in three days and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Sunday to win the three-game series.


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Timely hits, strong Gio lift Nats over Phillies

Major League Baseball - Sun, 2015-05-24 23:44
Bryce Harper continues to be a game-changer for the Nationals as he drove in two runs in a 4-1 victory over the Phillies on Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park. The Nationals improved their record to 26-18.
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Wacha improves to 7-0, Cards end 3-game skid by beating KC (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-05-24 23:41

When Michael Wacha is on the mound, Matt Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals like their chances. Wacha pitched seven sparkling innings for his seventh straight win, and the Cardinals stopped a three-game losing streak with a 6-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Carpenter, who hit a two-run homer off Yordano Ventura (3-4) in the sixth, said the NL Central leaders believe they are going to win when Wacha (7-0) takes the mound.


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Jennings' moves pay off and Marlins beat Orioles 5-2 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-05-24 23:41

Two innings in a row, new Miami Marlins manager Dan Jennings went to the mound to switch pitchers. Orioles manager Buck Showalter wasn't impressed by the moves. ''They used what, three guys three days in a row out of the bullpen to get it done?'' Showalter said.


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Indians' win streak reaches 6 games, Reds' skid hits 8 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-05-24 23:39

Indians manager Terry Francona isn't picky when it comes to winning. ''We'll take anything,'' Francona said after Cleveland's sixth straight win. Instead of facing ace Johnny Cueto, who missed the start because of a sore right elbow, the Indians went against rookie Raisel Iglesias, making his fifth major league appearance.


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Hamilton returns Monday, starts in left

Major League Baseball - Sun, 2015-05-24 23:35
Rangers manager Jeff Banister has a plan ready for outfielder Josh Hamilton when he joins the team in Cleveland on Monday.
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Tucker, Castro power Astros past Tigers

Major League Baseball - Sun, 2015-05-24 23:31
Preston Tucker's second game-tying homer in four days and Jason Castro's go-ahead two-run single powered six unanswered Astros runs off Anibal Sanchez and the Tigers' bullpen, salvaging a four-game series split for Houston with a 10-8 win in Sunday's finale at Comerica Park.
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