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Giants re-take lead on Pence's blast

The Braves' bullpen couldn't hold a 3-2 lead in the 8th, as Matt Duffy tied the score with an RBI double, and Hunter Pence broke the deadlock with a 3-run HR to give San Francisco a 6-3 edge. Follow live

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Rays up with help from Sale

Chris Sale allowed multiple HRs in a game for the 16th time in his career, but it's only the 2nd time he allowed multiple HRs with two strikes (Sept. 17, 2014 at Royals). The Rays lead the White Socks 8-1 in 6th. Follow live

Royals down Verlander, Tiger in opener

Salvador Perez singled in a run in the third and hit a two-run homer in the fourth, and the Royals never looked back in a 5-1 win against the Tigers. Justin Verlander went 7 innings but this was the fourth start in which he allowed five or more runs. Box score

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Phillies grab lead on Franco's slam

Maikel Franco greeted Dodgers reliever Joel Peralta with a grand slam in the 7th inning to give Philadelphia a 5-1 lead over L.A. Franco is the first Phillies rookie with a grand slam since Ryan Howard in 2005. Follow live

Mets break open game against Marlins

New York scored 4 runs with 2 outs in the 8th off reliever Mike Dunn to break a 1-1 tie and grab a 5-1 lead. Eric Campbell plated the go-ahead run with an RBI single, then came Juan Lagares' 2-run triple and Curtis Granderson's RBI double to extend the lead. Follow live

Hamilton scales great heights for grab

Reds CF Billy Hamilton did his best wide receiver imitation, leaping way up in the air to rob Jason Heyward of a hit.

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DeSclafani pitches Reds past Cardinals

Anthony DeSclafani struck out 9 over 6 innings, letting a 1st-inning 3-run outburst hold up, as Cincinnati won 3-2. Box score

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NL's leading hitter Paul Goldschmidt 0-for-3 with 3 K’s. Now hitless in last 14 AB’s. His longest string since June 2014.

Scherzer pushed to limit in 3rd inning

Max Scherzer had to throw 40 pitches during the Diamondbacks' 3-run game-tying rally in the 3rd. That was his most pitches in an inning since throwing 42 against the Twins on Aug. 24 last year. Follow live

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Struggles continue for Gallardo

Yovani Gallardo went 1-2-3 in the first inning of tonight's matchup against the Astros but is on a steady streak of struggles. In his past three starts, he has given up five earned runs each time. On July 19, he allowed seven earned runs against the Astros, who now lead 2-0 going into the 4th inning. Follow live

Sandoval takes Tanaka deep

Pablo Sandoval hit a solo shot in the seventh to knock Masahiro Tanaka out of the game after six-plus innings of work. Tanaka allowed three runs on five hits and struck out three. The Yankees lead 4-3. Follow live

Verlander tosses another high 5

Justin Verlander has allowed five-plus runs in four starts this season, including tonight's against the Royals, and he's surrendered just one run in three starts this season. His ERA is up to 5.05, and he's in line for the loss with the Tigers trailing 5-1 in the seventh. Follow live

D-backs draw even with Nationals

Arizona has wiped out an early 3-0 deficit, getting to Max Scherzer in the 4th on an RBI single from Jarrod Saltalamacchia and a 2-run double from Chris Owings. The Diamondbacks are still hitting, now tied 3-3. Follow live

Yankees take 3-2 lead in the Bronx

Mark Teixeira came through with his second RBI single, and Brian McCann hit a go-ahead double to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead over the visiting Red Sox in the sixth. It's McCann's 12th double this season. Follow live

Mets draw even with Marlins

New York got its first run of the night in the 6th as Wilmer Flores slid around the tag of J.T. Realmuto on Ruben Tejada's hit. Jon Niese has limited Miami to 3 hits in 5 innings. Follow live

Owens' MLB debut in the Bronx

Henry Owens is the ninth Red Sox pitcher to make his MLB debut as a starter against the Yankees in New York and the first since Robinson Checo in 1997. Three of the previous eight beat the Yankees: Clem Dreisewerd in 1944, Billy Rohr in 1967 and Vaughn Eshelman in 1995. Owens has limited the Yankees to one run as Boston leads 2-1 in the sixth. Follow live

Padres' Justin Upton day-to-day

The left fielder is considered day-to-day after injuring his right thumb in the seventh inning of Monday's game vs. the Brewers. "It's a little sore," Upton said to MLB's website. "It snuck up on me." The Padres and Brewers are scoreless in the third. Follow live

No help for Justin Verlander

Down 4-0, the Tigers had a chance to close in on the Royals with the bases loaded and one out, but Danny Duffy got out of the jam to continue his shutout performance through five. Follow live

Baseball's rain delay shenanigans

Human bowling. Giant slip and slides. Bill Murray running across the tarp. If you can dream it, it can be done during a rain delay.

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DeSclafani piling up K's against Cards

Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani has struck out 7 through 5 innings, and Cincinnati's 3-run first has held up so far in a 3-2 game entering the 6th. Follow live

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