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Blue Jays cool off Sox behind Happ and Reyes

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Toronto - J.A. Happ pitched six shutout innings for his first victory in three starts, Dioner Navarro and Jose Reyes homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Tuesday night.Reyes and Navarro both connected in...

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Newcomer Headley wins it for Yanks in the 14th

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 12:50 am

NEW YORK  — Chase Headley came through with a storybook swing at the stroke of midnight in his Yankees debut, hitting a game-winning single in the 14th inning to give New York a 2-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday...

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Mets top Mariners

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 1:43 am

SEATTLE — Jacob deGrom allowed five hits and a run in seven impressive innings, Lucas Duda hit a mammoth home run and the New York Mets beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 Tuesday night. 

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Ortiz homers twice as Red Sox win fifth straight

 July 22, 2014; Updated: 1:00 am

Toronto — One day after promising he was "about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August," David Ortiz hit two towering home runs.

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Rangers rally thanks in part to five Yankee errors

 July 22, 2014; Updated: 4:12 am

New York — Shane Greene had little trouble finding the plate. Throwing to first was his problem.

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Seager, Ackley lead Mariners past Mets 5-2

 July 22, 2014; Updated: 2:34 am

Seattle — Jonathon Niese was back on the mound and felt no discomfort in his left shoulder. David Wright hit an RBI single on the 10th anniversary of his major league debut.

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Yanks sweep by the Reds

 July 21, 2014; Updated: 1:18 am

New York — When the ball went up, Brian McCann thought it was the second out of the inning. And when it came down, the Yankees had a three-game sweep.

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Lester leads Sox to win

 July 21, 2014; Updated: 1:18 am

Boston — Jon Lester just wants to put up impressive numbers on the mound. He will worry about the figures on his next contract later.

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Mets avoid being no-hit, but fall to the Padres

 July 21, 2014; Updated: 1:15 am

San Diego — The Mets arrived in San Diego on an 8-2 run, refreshed from the All-Star break and then won their series opener against the Padres.

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McCarthy shines in Yankees' debut

 July 20, 2014; Updated: 1:37 am

New York — Brandon McCarthy's wife had more trouble slogging through Yankee Stadium traffic than he did against the Cincinnati Reds.

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Red Sox slip past Royals again 2-1

 July 20, 2014; Updated: 1:35 am

Boston — Rubby De La Rosa quietly walked up behind reporters waiting for him and went unnoticed before he got their attention.

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Padres cool off the Mets

 July 20, 2014; Updated: 1:31 am

San Diego — It's not that New York Mets starter Dillon Gee pitched poorly, he just wasn't as good as San Diego Padres counterpart Tyson Ross.

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Ellsbury sparks Yanks

 July 19, 2014; Updated: 1:23 am

New York — If the pitching-depleted New York Yankees plan to make a second-half charge, they will need several specific contributions the rest of the way:

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Red Sox can count on Gomes in a pinch

 July 19, 2014; Updated: 1:19 am

Boston — Jonny Gomes' go-ahead shot into the center field bleachers left him just one pinch-hit homer behind the Red Sox all-time leader.

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Astros fail to sign top pick

 July 19, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

The Houston Astros failed to sign the first pick in this year's draft, San Diego high school left-hander Brady Aiken, before Friday's deadline.The head of the players' association says the union is working with the pitcher and his advisers...

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It's back to business for baseball

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League's 5-3 victory.Baseball's All-Star party in the Twin Cities was a long series of smiles...

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Trout, Jeter lead AL over NL 5-3 in All-Star game

 July 16, 2014; Updated: 1:49 am

Minneapolis — Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and then delivered two final...

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With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

 July 16, 2014; Updated: 2:55 am

Minneapolis — Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

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Jeter's the star of stars

 July 15, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Minneapolis - Derek Jeter was an elite shortstop winning World Series championships not long after many of baseball's current greats were born.With the captain of the New York Yankees set to retire after the season, Jeter's 14th...

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Yankees fall to Orioles 3-1 in rain-shortened game

 July 14, 2014; Updated: 1:48 am

Baltimore — Joe Girardi had just sat through a rain delay that lasted longer than the game itself, and all that got him and the New York Yankees was another loss.

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Red Sox get a lift from a pair of Texans to rout Houston

 July 14, 2014; Updated: 1:46 am

Houston — A pair of Red Sox from Texas sure made things tough on the Houston Astros in their return to the Lone Star state.

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Mets hit the break by sweeping Miami

 July 14, 2014; Updated: 1:43 am

New York — Mets manager Terry Collins quickly changed out of his uniform and met the media in slacks and a purple polo shirt Sunday, in a hurry to make his All-Star break flight.

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Greene sharp as Yankees beat Orioles 3-0

 July 13, 2014; Updated: 2:10 am

Baltimore — For much of the season, Shane Greene put up unspectacular numbers for Scranton-Wilkes-Barre of the International League.

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Peavy gets little support again as Sox fall to Astros, 3-2

 July 13, 2014; Updated: 2:10 am

Houston — Jake Peavy refuses to blame his career-high eight-game losing streak on lack of offensive support despite Boston averaging just 1.5 runs a game in those starts.

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Campbell’s pinch hit lifts Mets over Marlins, 5-4

 July 13, 2014; Updated: 2:10 am

New York — Step by step, the improving New York Mets are building momentum for the second half.

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