LEADING OFF: Stanton returns to Yanks, Machado…

LEADING OFF: Giancarlo Stanton returns to Yanks, Manny Machado appeals ban, Nick Hundley helps family with special ballpark tour, Padres set to debut another starting pitcher

Nick Hundley's care for ailing boy leads to lasting bond

Nick Hundley's bond with Zach Sprader has carried beyond the teenage boy's lost battle with leukemia

Soler's homer helps Royals snap Seattle skid with 6-4 win

Jorge Soler hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning off Anthony Bass, and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 6-4 win over Seattle, snapping a nine-game losing streak to the Mariners

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Encarnación makes Yankees debut, surprised by…

Edwin Encarnación went from last place in the AL West to first in the AL East

LEADING OFF: Encarnación in, Frazier out in N…

LEADING OFF: Encarnación in, Frazier out for Yankees; Braves roll to NL East lead; DeJong powering Cardinals; Clevinger set for return from IL

Soroka wins 8th straight decision, Braves mash Mets

Mike Soroka won his eighth straight decision and the Atlanta Braves' offense kept churning out runs in a 12-3 victory over the New York Mets

Rangers spoil Clevinger's return with 7-2 win over Indians

Lynn another quality start, Santana homers and Rangers beat Indians 7-2 to spoil Clevinger's return from injured list

Dodgers edge Cubs 3-2 with late-game heroics

Russell Martin singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, Alex Verdugo made a game-saving catch for the game's final out, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2

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Padres, Rockies score modern-era most 92 runs in…

The Padres and Rockies set a modern-era record by combining for 92 runs in a four-game series, with San Diego pitcher Matt Strahm drawing a pinch-hit, bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning to rally past Colorado 14-13

Mikolas, Carpenter lead Cardinals to win over Marlins

Dexter Fowler and Matt Carpenter homered to back a strong outing by Miles Mikolas and lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-0 win over the Miami Marlins

Castillo pitches two-hit ball into 7th, Reds beat Astros 3-2

Nick Senzel returned from an eye injury and drove in a pair of runs, Luis Castillo pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, and the Cincinnati Reds held on for a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros

Maldonado wears Father's Day tie, leads Royals…

Martín Maldonado celebrated Father's Day by wearing a blue necktie on his chest protector and had three hits to lift the Kansas City Royals over the Minnesota Twins 8-6

Paxton effective as Yanks gain series split with…

James Paxton pitched six effective innings, Brett Gardner and Austin Romine each had four RBIs and the New York Yankees cruised past the Chicago White Sox 10-3

Ortiz's condition improves, as probe continues

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Upton homers, Trout has 4 hits, Angels beat Blue Jays 10-5

Justin Upton homered on the first pitch he saw in his return from the injured list, Mike Trout had a solo homer among his four hits and the Los Angeles Angels used a seven-run second inning to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-5

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Thames, Aguilar help Brewers hold of Giants 5-3

Eric Thames and Jesús Aguilar homered to help the Milwaukee Brewers avoid a sweep with a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday

Tampa Bay try: Rays expand roles for 2-way…

The Tampa Bay Rays pioneered the pitching strategy of using relievers as openers