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Cardinals finish road trip 5-1 with 8-5 loss to Cubs

CHICAGO — The Cubs made Jon Lester’s job easier by staking him to an early lead. Lester was dominant through six innings of two-hit ball in his 100th start with the Cubs, Jason Heyward hit a two-run homer and Chicago defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 8-5 on Thursday. Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber each had two RBIs as Chicago took ...

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Charlie Morton dominant as Astros silence Mariners 9-2

SEATTLE (AP) In a four-game series that displayed the depth and talent of the Houston Astros starting rotation, it was their No. 5 starter that turned in arguably the best performance. Charlie Morton pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, Jose Altuve hit a three-run double and the Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 9-2 on Thursday. After losing the series opener, ...

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A’s sell Thompson to White Sox, who sell Saladino to Brewers

CHICAGO (AP) Outfielder Trayce Thompson was sold by the Oakland Athletics to the Chicago White Sox, who sold infielder Tyler Saladino to the Milwaukee Brewers. The 27-year-old Thompson will be joining his fourth team this year. He went to spring training with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Then he was claimed off waivers by the New York Yankees on April 3 ...

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LEADING OFF: Stanton tries to break slump, Freeman injured

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: SLUMPING STANTON Giancarlo Stanton looks to make an impact in pinstripes when New York opens a series against Toronto at Yankee Stadium. Stanton is 3 for 35 (.086) with 20 strikeouts in the Bronx this season, and he has been regularly booed by the home fans. Manager Aaron Boone said Tuesday ...

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Dodgers complete sweep of Padres with 13-4 drubbing

SAN DIEGO (AP) Max Muncy homered for the first time since 2016, Corey Seager had four hits and three RBIs and Kenta Maeda struck out 10 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who beat the San Diego Padres 13-4 Wednesday night for a three-game sweep. The Dodgers extended their season-high winning streak to four. The Padres struck out 13 times. On Tuesday night, they struck out 20 times in a ...

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Takeaways from the Padres’ 13-4 loss

SAN DIEGO– The Dodgers completed the sweep of the Padres on Wednesday night, winning the series finale 13-4. Los Angeles moved to 8-9 on the season while San Diego fell to 7-13. Here are three takeaways from tonight’s game: Myers, Margot, Yates not too far off Three key Padres who have been sidelined by injury may be returning very soon. ...

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