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Kyle Lohse with the takedown!

The Brewers pitcher had a great day at the plate Wednesday, but it almost came at a cost when he ran into the sizable Ryan Howard. Watch

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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 details a concern. Velocity's good, but concerning

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White Sox power past Cardinals

Melky Cabrera put Chicago ahead for good with a 6th-inning HR, and the White Sox tacked on 6 in the 9th for good measure in a 7-1 win over St. Louis that was delayed twice by rain.

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The crux of the Dipoto-Scioscia dispute

Jim Bowden explains: "Jerry wanted more control of how Mike Scioscia managed the team, and he wasn't able to get that."

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Jerry Dipoto talks surprise resignation

“I am not leaving [as] a disgruntled employee, throwing stones on my way out the door,” the former Angels GM said. "I love this group. I really do. I hope the guys can continue to make as much progress as I feel we made the last 3 ½ years. This is simply about me believing that I was no longer in a position to be that person.”

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Alfredo Simon (DET), Aaron Harang (PHI) each gave up 14+ hits Last time 2 P did so on same day was 7/9/77... also a Tiger and Phillie!

Carrasco falls one out shy of no-hitter

Carlos Carrasco's no-hit bid ended on Joey Butler's single with 2 outs in the 9th, the 6th such time it's happened in the past five seasons. It was also the third straight game the Indians had a perfect-game bid against the Rays.

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Dodgers take series vs. Diamondbacks

Enrique Hernandez clubbed three hits, including a triple and a double, and Brett Anderson dazzled on the mound for the Dodgers, who beat Arizona 4-3.

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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.

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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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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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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)