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Sabathia looks to rebound for Yankees

As the Yankees near the end of a grueling stretch of 20 games in 20 days, southpaw CC Sabathia is trying to bounce back from a bad start.

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Our weekly MLB stat roundup has an all-rookie lineup of individual feats and oddities, plus team performances that evoke the days of Mays a

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Trout stats a mouthful

Mike Trout hit his 20th home run to give the Angels a 2-1 lead over the Yankees.

  • Only player with multiple HRs off CC Sabathia this year.
  • Earliest in season he's reached 20 HRs (previous best July 4, 2014).
  • Fewest games taken to get to 20 HRs (via Jason McCallum).

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Astros top Royals in clash of AL's best

Jose Altuve and Chris Carter both homered, Luis Valbuena went 2-for-4 and Lance McCullers struck out 6 over 7 innings of 1-run ball in the 6-1 home win over Kansas City. Box score

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Billy Butler goes deep to center, his sixth. After an 0-for-15 skid, he has a single, double and homer in last three ABs. #Athletics up 5-0

Butler extends Athletics' lead

Oakland's bats had gone quiet after a 4-run 1st inning. Billy Butler woke them up with a solo HR in the 4th, pushing the lead over the Rockies to 5-0. Follow live

Reds score early, often to end slide

After jumping to a 9-1 lead through the first 3 innings, the Reds held off the Twins' rally to snap a three-game losing streak in Cincy. Billy Hamilton stole 4 bases in the 11-7 win. Box score

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With the Phillies loss, the only teams not to lose a game this season when leading by 3 or more runs are the Cardinals, Giants & Rays.

Dodgers hit 3 homers in 4th

Andre Ethier and Yasmani Grandal went back-to-back to lead off the 4th, then Joc Pederson crushed his 20th of the season to give L.A. a 4-0 lead over the D-backs. Follow live

Brewers' bats come alive in Philly

Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy combined for 7 of Milwaukee's 16 hits to rally the team from an early 3-run deficit to win 7-4. Box score

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#Angels strike first! Pujols with a double to right that scores Giavotella! It's 1-0 Halos in the first.

Reddick, Davis homers put A's up

It's been a rough 1st inning for Rockies starter David Hale. Four A's batters have recorded hits, including 2-run HRs by Josh Reddick and Ike Davis. The last-place A's are trying to snap a 3-game losing skid. Follow live

Perez gets Royals on the board

Catcher Salvador Perez led off the top of the 7th with a solo HR to left to get Kansas City into the run column. The bad news? The Royals still trail the Astros 6-1. Follow live

Rangers power past Orioles 8-1

Texas hit 4 HRs, including two from Mitch Moreland, and Wandy Rodriguez struck out 7 over 5 innings to cool off the hot Orioles. Box score

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Indians lose perfect bid, win game

Cody Anderson's perfect-game bid went up in flames when Grady Sizemore knocked a solo shot to right in the 7th, but that was the only run the Rays could put on the board as Cleveland cruised to a 7-1 victory. Box score

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