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Josh Hamilton's return upstaged by Sox rookie

Josh Hamilton had two hits and an RBI in his first home game since rejoining the Rangers, but the bigger story was Red Sox prospect Eduardo Rodriguez, who fired 7 2/3 innings of shutout ball in his big league debut.

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Mayor wants regular-season games in Montreal

The mayor of Montreal has asked the commissioner of Major League Baseball to consider playing three or four regular-season games in the city next year.

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Sarris: The story behind Shane Greene's breakout

Eno Sarris details the obstacles Detroit Tigers pitcher Shane Greene, a 15th-round pick, has had to overcome to get where he is today, then talks with the pitcher about his repertoire.

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Zimmermann the Cub would be a nice fit

Jordan Zimmermann is part of a deep impending free-agent class of hurlers which the Chicago Cubs are undoubtedly keeping an eye on.

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Wednesday's power rankings

Bryce Harper hit his 18th home run of the season as the Nationals continue to win.

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Giants plate 6 in the 8th to pull away

Joe Panik's two-run double jump started a 6-run inning for the Giants. Brandon Cunniff relieved Shelby Miller to start the 8th, but lasted just one out and was charged with 5 earned runs. Trailing 7-0, Atlanta needs a big rally in the top of the 9th.

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Corey Kluber has 50 strikeouts over his past four games. He'll be right there in the Cy Young conversation by season's end.

Kluber still sitting batters down

With 12 K's tonight, Corey Kluber reached double-digit strikeouts for the 3rd time in his past 4 starts, and it's his 15th game with 10 strikeouts over the past 2 seasons. That's 3 more than any other pitcher in the majors in that span. Follow live

Angels stretch lead in the 6th

The Angels plated 3 more in the 6th off of 3 hits. L.A. sent Tigers SP Buck Farmer packing on 5 IP, 9 hits and 7 earned runs for his efforts. Follow live

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Pirates pick up 4 more

The Pirates plated 4 more runs in the 6th off of 4 hits to take an 11-4 lead over the Padres. Andrew McCutchen is up to 3 hits and 2 RBIs on the night and Pittsburgh has netted at least a run in 5 of the 6 innings played. Follow live

Lonely walk to the dugout for Farmer

After loading the bases, Buck Farmer gave up an infield single to Matt Joyce, scoring Albert Pujols. That was all the Tigers could take as Farmer has been relieved by Angel Nesbitt. The Angels lead the Tigers 5-1 in the bottom of the 6th. Follow live

Lawrie HR off Sabathia ties game

Brett Lawrie drilled a CC Sabathia pitch deep to left for a 2-run homer in bottom of the 6th, pulling the Athletics even with the Yankees 3-3 entering the 7th. Follow live

Christina Kahrl @ChristinaKahrl

Belt made really good contact in all 3 ABs, Maybin had to make a great play in one, no shock to see him crush that pitch into the seats.

Giants' Belt opens scoring in 7th inning

Braves starter Shelby Miller was rolling before Brandon Belt crushed an opposite field home run to break the deadlock. It's Belt's 6th homer of the year and his 2nd in 3 games. Follow live

Corey Kluber heating up

The Indians ace struck out the side in the bottom of the 5th -- including MLB HR co-leader Nelson Cruz to end the frame --and has 8 K's through 5 innings. Cleveland leads Seattle 4-1 entering the 6th. Follow live

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Angels get a run back

Johnny Giavotella got his first extra-base hit in 21 days, a triple, and scored on an Erick Aybar squeeze. But Aybar grabbed his left hamstring running up the first-base line, coming out of the game. The Angels stretch their lead to 4-1 over the Tigers. Follow live

Jane Lee @JaneMLB

Semien's throwing error is his 18th of the season. The Marlins have 17 as a team.

Padres get on the board

Justin Upton led off the bottom of the 4th with a single and that bore fruit as Cory Spangenberg managed to bring Upton home. Will Middlebrooks' single to left added a Derek Norris run, but the Padres still trail the Pirates 7-2 through 4. Follow live