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Bumgarner takes perfecto into eighth in one-hitter

Major League Baseball - 3 hours 54 min ago
Giants ace lefty Madison Bumgarner was six outs away from a perfect game Tuesday when Justin Morneau intruded on Bumgarner's flirtation with immortality, poking a double down the right-field line. That was all the offense the Rockies could amass, though, and the Giants won, 3-0, inside AT&T Park.
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Bumgarner flirts with perfection in 3-0 Giants win (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 4 hours 2 min ago

Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner wanted to waste a two-strike curveball in front of Rockies cleanup hitter Justin Morneau. He left the ball up just enough for Morneau to get a piece of it - the only mistake on an otherwise memorable night for the San Francisco left-hander. Bumgarner pitched a one-hitter and matched his career high of 13 strikeouts, and the Giants beat the Rockies 3-0 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak. ''I was going to try to bounce a curveball,'' Bumgarner said.


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Paxton cruises as Mariners blank Rangers

Major League Baseball - 4 hours 27 min ago
Rookie southpaw James Paxton bounced back from the first loss of his career to throw 6 2/3 innings Tuesday night against Texas as Seattle rolled to a 5-0 win at Safeco Field and maintained its hold on the second Wild Card position in the American League.
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Shoemaker stellar in drubbing; Halos alone in first

Major League Baseball - 4 hours 34 min ago
Behind a five-run fourth inning and seven shutout innings from Matt Shoemaker, the Angels bounced back to beat the Marlins, 8-2, on Tuesday night at Angel Stadium.
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Cano homers, Mariners beat Rangers 5-0 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 4 hours 36 min ago

The rust is starting to come off for James Paxton, and the rest of the American League might want to take note. Given an early lead after Robinson Cano hit his 12th home run in the first, Paxton pitched into the seventh inning in a bounce-back start to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-0 win over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. ''He's getting there, he's not quite there as far as command is concerned, but I think stuff-wise, velocity-wise, yeah, he's there,'' said Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon of Paxton, who missed almost four months due to a strained back muscle. Seattle broke open a two-run game in the fifth, with the big blow coming on a double by Endy Chavez, which drove in a pair.


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Dodgers' big inning leads to win (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 4 hours 38 min ago

Baseball's replay review system worked well for the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday night in their 9-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers plated six runs in the fourth inning thanks in large part to two overturned out calls and cruised to their 11th win in 15 games against Arizona this season. With the game tied at 2, the Dodgers hit five consecutive singles off Arizona starter Trevor Cahill (3-9) in the fourth. The Dodgers led 4-2 when A.J. Ellis singled to center field.


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Ross extends streak of quality starts to 13

Major League Baseball - 4 hours 50 min ago
Tyson Ross extended his franchise record streak of consecutive quality starts to 13 as the Padres defeated the Brewers, 4-1, on Tuesday Petco Park.
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Quirky six-spot helps Dodgers top D-backs

Major League Baseball - 5 hours 3 min ago
The National League West-leading Dodgers won back-to-back replay reviews in a six-run fourth inning and coasted to a 9-5 win over the D-backs at Chase Field on Tuesday night.
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Trout, Shoemaker lead Angels' 8-2 rout of Marlins (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 5 hours 5 min ago

While everybody else in the Los Angeles Angels' rotation has dealt with serious injuries and wild inconsistency this summer, Matt Shoemaker has been unshakable for two months. Mike Trout had an RBI double and Albert Pujols added a two-run single during Los Angeles' five-run fourth inning, and the Angels regained sole possession of the majors' best record with an 8-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. Shoemaker (13-4) yielded two hits over seven scoreless innings as the Angels (78-53) moved one game ahead of the AL West rival Oakland Athletics, who lost to Houston. Five days after Shoemaker took a no-hitter into the seventh inning at Fenway Park, he walked two and struck out six while holding his seventh straight opponent to fewer than two earned runs.


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Napoli joins elite company with massive blast

Major League Baseball - 5 hours 15 min ago
Mike Napoli's mammoth home run in the 11th inning marked the 17th time in Rogers Centre history that a player has gone deep to the fifth deck.
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Bumgarner flirts with perfection in Giants win (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 5 hours 17 min ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Madison Bumgarner pitched a one-hitter and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 3-0 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.


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Davis homer in 8th lifts Pirates over Cardinals (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 5 hours 34 min ago

Ike Davis didn't complain when the Pittsburgh Pirates told him they were going to eat into his playing time by experimenting with Pedro Alvarez at first base. Call it the byproduct of spending four-plus seasons with the New York Mets. He provided a needed jolt in a pinch-hit appearance Tuesday night, connecting for a tiebreaking three-run homer off St. Louis reliever Seth Maness in the eighth inning of a potentially costly 5-2 victory. Pirates star Andrew McCutchen left in the fifth inning because of discomfort in his left ribs.


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Gordon's walk-off blast rescues first-place Royals

Major League Baseball - 5 hours 43 min ago
After Danny Duffy logged 6 2/3 solid frames, Alex Gordon's two-run homer gave the Royals a 2-1 walk-off win over the Twins on Tuesday night.
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Walters' 10th-inning HR helps Tribe keep pace

Major League Baseball - 5 hours 49 min ago
On Tuesday night in Chicago, Cleveland began a daunting run of 30 games in 30 days that will most likely serve as a make-or-break stretch on the schedule. The Indians opened the final sprint with a seesaw affair on the South Side of Chicago, where rookie Zach Walters delivered a two-run home run in the 10th inning to lead the Tribe to an 8-6 victory.
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Spot on: Sox use seven-run rally to sink Jays

Major League Baseball - 5 hours 54 min ago
After playing small ball to break a tie, the Red Sox showed some muscle and went deep twice to put the game out of reach. Mike Napoli crushed a three-run shot to the fifth deck, and Allen Craig swatted his first homer as a member of the Red Sox to lift Boston to an 11-7 victory at Rogers Centre, creating the opportunity for the sweep on Wednesday.
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Ike's pinch-hit homer lifts Bucs over Cardinals

Major League Baseball - 6 hours 22 min ago
Gerrit Cole didn't give up a hit until the sixth and Ike Davis crushed a go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth to lead the Pirates over the Cardinals, 5-2, on Tuesday at PNC Park.
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Porcello wins career-best 15th as Tigers top Yanks

Major League Baseball - 6 hours 28 min ago
Rick Porcello tossed eight innings of two-run ball while his teammates did what they couldn't against Brandon McCarthy earlier this month. They roughed up the Yankees' midseason pitching salvation for five runs over 6 1/3 innings for a 5-2 Tigers win Tuesday night at Comerica Park.
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Carter's clutch homer helps Astros sink A's

Major League Baseball - 6 hours 30 min ago
Chris Carter launched a towering three-run homer in the eighth inning -- his team-leading 32nd of the season -- to send the Astros to a 4-2 come-from-behind win over the A's on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park to snap a three-game losing streak.
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Bumgarner's perfect game broken up in 8th (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 6 hours 33 min ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner has lost his bid for a perfect game on a leadoff double in the eighth inning by Colorado's Justin Morneau.


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Porcello's emergence coming at right time for Tigers

Major League Baseball - 6 hours 38 min ago
The uncertainty of Anibal Sanchez's return to the Tigers' rotation is going to place a premium on the work of Detroit's other established starters. Fortunately for the Tigers, Rick Porcello is now solidly in that category.
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