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Carrasco falls just one strike shy of a no-hitter

Carlos Carrasco became the latest Indians pitcher to flirt with no-hitting the Rays, but David Schoenfield writes he has the stuff to dominate the rest of the year.

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Longenhagen: Top 10 international prospects

Eric Longenhagen ranks the top teenage talents who are expected to sign after the international signing period begins Thursday. Hard-throwing Cuban right-hander Yadier Alvarez tops the list.

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Wednesday's power rankings

Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco leads our nightly list of baseball power rankings.

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Appreciating Brian Dozier's first half

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier deserves an All-Star bid, and it's amazing when you look at where he came from.

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It's Bobby Bonilla's payday

Bobby Bonilla's buyout when his Mets career ended calls for him to be paid $1,193,248.20 annually on July 1 from 2011-2035.

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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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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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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.

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.

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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