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Diamondbacks edge Cubs 4-3

Paul Goldschmidt singled in the game's first run and later crushed a 2-run homer to center to power the D-backs to their 6th win in 7 games. Box score

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Rangers' Josh Hamilton to start Monday

Texas manager Jeff Banister said Hamilton will start in left field and likely hit 5th at Cleveland. "We're going to open our arms and give him a great big hug and welcome him," Banister said. "And then we're going to treat him like he's one of 25, just like we do with everybody else."

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Shields nearly untouchable through 6

Jimmy Rollins singled in the bottom of the first inning for what is the Dodgers' only hit against James Shields through 6 innings. The Padres starter has 6 strikeouts and 1 walk on 61 pitches, and the Padres lead 10-0. Follow live

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Pirates starters making history

Francisco Liriano struck out 12 Mets today, making him the third straight Pittsburgh SP -- Gerrit Cole (Friday) and A.J. Burnett (Saturday) -- with 10 or more K's. They're the first Pirates trio to accomplish this since 1969.

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Padres chase Carlos Frias in the 5th

After scoring 7 runs over their previous 5 games, the Padres’ bats have exploded for 10 runs in the first 5 innings today against the Dodgers. Frias, who had given up 7 earned runs in 24 2/3 innings before today, was on the hook for all of them. Follow live

Liriano, Marte spark Pirates' 9-1 win

Francisco Liriano started the fun with a 6-inning, 12-strikeout performance -- Pittsburgh's third straight SP with 10 or more K's. Starling Marte ended it with a 3-run HR.

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LaRoche: Extremely frustrating. We're not just getting beat, we're beating ourselves and making good pitchers look great. It’s embarrassing.

Red manager sounds off on his team

Bryan Price, who infamously ranted at the media earlier this year, had strong words for his team after they were swept by Cleveland: "I apologize for anyone from Cincinnati that drove up to watch us play. That was brutal. We’re all brutal right now."

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Evan Gattis barely missed the cycle

Gattis singled, tripled and homered but couldn't come up with a double in the Astros' 10-8 win over the Tigers.

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Final: Blue Jays 8, Mariners 2

Edwin Encarnacion demolished a second-deck homer in Toronto's victory.

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Cardinals avoid the I-70 series sweep

Matt Carpenter clubbed a two-run HR for the Cardinals, who won 6-1 and salvaged a game versus the Royals. Box score

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