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Kimbrel closes out the Rockies

Colorado made things interesting in the 9th with a Charlie Blackmon homer, his second of the game, but Craig Kimbrel got his 8th save of the season and 34th in a row in the Padres' 8-6 win. Box score

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Cardinals beat Pirates in extras yet again

Kolten Wong's walk-off home run in the 14th lifted the Cardinals past the Pirates 3-2 for St. Louis' third consecutive win in extra innings. It's the Cards' first such stretch since 2006.

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Astros are hot, but can they keep it up?

Baseball Tonight's Aaron Boone says Houston's 18-7 start isn't sustainable: "I ultimately don't think they get to the postseason this year. But this team is for real ... and they're doing it in so many different ways."

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Arizona Diamondbacks @Dbacks

Andre Ethier leads off with a double of his own. Chip Hale makes a double switch and brings in Enrique Burgos to pitch and Hill to play 3rd.

Gray, Vogt power A's past Rangers

Sonny Gray threw a career-high 119 pitches and struck out 10 Rangers over 6 2/3 innings, and Stephen Vogt hit two homers to stake the Athletics to a 7-1 win. It wasn't all rosy for Gray, who walked a career-high seven batters.

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Final: Cardinals 3, Pirates 2 (14)

St. Louis and Pittsburgh gave the fans plenty of free baseball, but Kolten Wong ended things in the bottom of the 14th with a walk-off home run to complete a 3-game sweep for the Cardinals. The two teams combined to use 14 pitchers. Box score

Cubs backing the Blackhawks

Manager Joe Maddon is big on civic pride and off-beat bonding rituals, so today each Cubs player boarded the team flight to St. Louis wearing a Blackhawks jersey with their own name and Cubs uniform number on the back. Blackhawks host the Wild tonight in the second round of the NHL playoffs.

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Final: Athletics 7, Rangers 1

Stephen Vogt got to work on his home run trot. His second 2-homer game of the season led Oakland to a decisive win over Texas. It's the Athletics' first win in a day game this season. Box score

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Lincecum rocks Angels as Giants sweep

Tim Lincecum allowed just 3 hits over 8 innings, and San Francisco shut out the Halos in a 5-0 win. The Giants swept the three-game series with the Angels, who are already 7 games back of the Astros in the AL West.

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