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Braves power past Nationals in Atlanta

The Braves figured out Doug Fister in the fourth inning, putting up a four-spot behind back-to-back HRs from A.J. Pierzynski and Juan Uribe to split the series against Washington. Box score

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Astros reign in battle of AL leaders

Jose Altuve (3-for-4, 2 runs) starred for Houston, who swept the Royals with a 6-5 win tonight. Both teams remain atop their respective divisions. Box score

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Kings of the AL in tight battle

The Astros and Royals -- the AL's best teams record-wise -- are heading to the 9th with Houston leading 6-5 and Kansas City coming up to bat. Follow live

Yankees end slump vs. Angels

The Yankees scored three runs, matching their combined total over the previous three games, to back a solid effort from Nathan Eovaldi & Co. and avoid a sweep in Anaheim. Box score

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Jose Fernandez is back ... but beware

The 2013 NL Rookie of the Year makes his return from Tommy John surgery Thursday. Exciting news? Most definitely. However, Stephania Bell tempers the excitement. Velocity's good, but concerning

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This is the 2nd time in history the Cubs have shut out the Mets in consecutive games Previous instance: April 17-18, 1973 at Shea Stadium

Cubs improve to 6-0 against Mets

Starlin Castro drove in the first run of the game in the 11th on an infield single but late scoring worked out for Chicago. In their six wins against the Mets, the Cubs have held New York to only 10 runs. Box score

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Marlins win 2nd straight on walk-off HR

Justin Bour hit a three-run homer to right field in the ninth to send the Marlins to a 6-5 walk-off win against the Giants in Miami.

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Posey could miss time after hit on mask

Buster Posey left tonight's game in the 6th inning after taking a foul ball off his mask earlier in the night. While he passed concussion tests, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Posey would rest a day or two if necessary.

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Carlos Carrasco comes close to no-no

Joey Butler ended the perfect-game bid with a 7th-inning walk and then took care of the no-hit bid with one strike to go in the game. The Indians went on to a 8-1 win.

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Walker leads Pirates' 21-hit attack

Neil Walker went 4-for-6 with 2 HRs, and Pittsburgh put up 21 hits, 15 off Tigers starter Alfredo Simon, in an easy 9-3 win. Box score

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Lost no-hitter w/ 2 outs in 9th, since 2011 Today: C. Carrasco 2015 S. Miller 2013 M. Wacha 2013 Y. Petit 2013 Y. Darvish 2011 Padres (5 P)

Butler breaks up Carrasco's no-hitter

Rays left fielder Joey Butler hits an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, ending Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco's attempt at a no-hitter.

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Trout hits it out

Mike Trout smashed his 21st HR in the bottom of the eighth to put the Angels on the board against the Yanks, who still lead 3-1 in bottom of the ninth with two out. Watch on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Carlos Carrasco induced 30 swings and misses, most in a game this season. Max Scherzer had 27 in his one-hit, 16-K game against Mil.

Angels announce Dipoto resignation

The team officially announced that GM Jerry Dipoto had resigned after 4 years on the job, and that former GM Bill Stoneman would take over on an interim basis. Dipoto reportedly had a fractured relationship with manager Mike Scioscia.

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Mets-Cubs heading to 10th

With scoring nowhere to be found in Queens, the teams head to extra frames. The Mets lost 1-0 against Chicago yesterday. Follow live

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Carrasco throws one-hitter

Carlos Carrasco was one strike away from a no-hitter, but Joey Butler singled for the lone Rays hit with 2 outs in the 9th. However, Carrasco had a career-high 13 strikeouts as the Indians got the 8-1 win. Box score

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