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Longball sparks Cardinals

Matt Carpenter's two-run homer in the sixth added to the Cardinals' lead as they look to win the finale of their three-game series against the in-state rival Royals.

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Saturday's power rankings

Anthony Rizzo's power display for the Cubs against the Diamondbacks headlines Saturday's rundown of top performers on big-league diamonds.

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Baseball is dying ... again

A Wall Street Journal report shows that participation in youth baseball appears to be in heavy decline.


Brew crew baffled by Braves rookie

Mike Foltynewicz's 5th MLB start was by far his best, as he gave up just one run and three hits in Atlanta's 2-1 win over Milwaukee. Box score


Final: Pirates 9, Mets 1

Francisco Liriano started the fun with a 6-inning, 12-strikeout performance -- Pittsburgh's third straight SP with 10 or more K's. Starling Marte ended it with a 3-run HR. Box score


No Bryce bomb today... just a game-winner

Bryce Harper went homerless today. However, he had two hits and two RBIs, one of which was the deciding run in a 4-1 Nationals win over the Phillies. Box score


Trevor Bauer keeps dealing

For the third straight start the Indians SP went 7+ innings and allowed just one run. Cleveland beat the Reds 5-2. Box score


Keep Mike Napoli in Fenway Park

Napoli homered, doubled and drove in 4 runs in the Red Sox's 6-1 win over the Angels. He entered Saturday's game hitting .389 with 4 HRs in the first 5 games of Boston's homestand. Box score


#VoteMarlins @Marlins

With his single in the 8th, Ichiro now has 2,876 career Major League hits, tied with Mel Ott for 41st place on the all-time list.

A's win, but Gray leaves early

Athletics SP Sonny Gray had to leave today's 7-2 win over the Rays after 5 innings due to a bruised right ankle. The injury occurred on a comebacker. Box score


Final: Blue Jays 8, Mariners 2

Edwin Encarnacion crushed an upper-deck homer, and punctuated it with this superb bat flip.


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Francisco Liriano out after 6 IP. So final K totals for Pirates starters in series: Gerrit Cole (10), A.J. Burnett (10) and Liriano (12).