Boston avoids big early hole with sweep of Rays

The Red Sox trail the Rays by five games in the AL East, but it could have been a lot worse

Donaldson homers twice, Braves rout Indians 11-5

Josh Donaldson had two homers and four RBIs, Freddie Freeman added three hits and the Atlanta Braves pounded Cleveland's pitching for the second straight night, beating the Indians 11-5

Smoak nabbed after Laureano overthrow, but Jays…

Justin Smoak got thrown out on a wild sequence that began with another sensational play by Oakland center fielder Ramon Laureano, but wound up with four hits as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Athletics 5-4 for a three-game sweep

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Pujols passes Ruth on RBI list, but Mariners beat…

Albert Pujols passed Babe Ruth for fifth place on baseball's career RBI chart, but the Seattle Mariners hit four homers and beat the Angels 6-5

Red Sox beat AL East-leading Rays 4-3 in 11 to…

Christian Vazquez hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning and the Boston Red Sox completed an uplifting three-game sweep of the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays with a 4-3 victory

Strasburg Ks 11 in 8 innings as Nationals beat…

Stephen Strasburg dominates his favorite foil, striking out 11 and allowing 2 hits in 8 innings to help Washington Nationals avert series sweep by beating Miami 5-0

Bellinger robs Yelich, homers off Hader, Dodgers top Brewers

Cody Bellinger reached over the right field wall to rob Christian Yelich in the eighth inning of yet another home run, then hit a solo drive off Josh Hader with two outs in the ninth to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5

Bote lifts Cubs past Diamondbacks 2-1

David Bote hits game-ending RBI single as Chicago Cubs top Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1

Judge hurts oblique as Yankees beat Royals 9-2

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LEADING OFF: Yanks star Judge hurt, Pujols climbs…

LEADING OFF: Yankees expected to put Judge on injured list, Pujols chases Gehrig and Bonds after passing Babe, Cubs ace Lester close to returning, young pitchers highlight Braves-Indians in prime time

Tossed! Umpire flings fan who runs on field in…

When a fan ran on the field during the Blue Jays-Athletics game in Oakland, he got tossed by umpire Jeff Nelson

Posey ends long homerless drought, Giants edge Pirates 3-2

Buster Posey snapped the longest homerless drought of his career with a three-run shot and tagged out Pittsburgh's Jung Ho Kang at the plate for the final out as the San Francisco Giants edged the Pirates 3-2

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Norris gets first win since 2017, Tigers top White Sox, 4-3

Detroit Tigers left-hander Daniel Norris struck out six batters in five innings in his first start of the season, helping the Tigers to a 4-3 victory on Sunday against the Chicago White Sox

Amid plunking debate, MLB's marketing is all-in…

Baseball is stuck in an ongoing debate regarding on-field decorum, and MLB's marketing department is leaving no doubt where it stands

All-Star Lindor cherishing return to Indians…

Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor back after missing opening 18 games

Solid start by Gibson helps Twins beat Orioles 4-3 for sweep

Kyle Gibson pitches 6 sharp innings, Willians Astudillo drives in 2 runs, Minnesota Twins beat Baltimore Orioles 4-3 for 3-game sweep

Phillies get HRs from Harper, McCutchen to beat Rockies 8-5

Bryce Harper hit a three-run homer, Andrew McCutchen also connected and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies 8-5

Angels' Albert Pujols ties Babe Ruth with 1,992nd…

Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols tied Babe Ruth for fifth place in baseball history with his 1,992nd RBI

White Sox, Tigers rained out; doubleheader on Aug…

The Detroit Tigers' game against the Chicago White Sox has been rained out and rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Aug. 6

LEADING OFF: Bour blunder, deGrom hurts…

LEADING OFF: Bour blunders again, Mets ace deGrom returns to New York for MRI on elbow, Swihart gets fresh start in Arizona, and when will Guerrero Jr. join Blue Jays?

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Judge has 'pretty significant strain,' will be…

Aaron Judge has a 'pretty significant strain' of his left oblique, according to Yankees manager Aaron Boone, and it will be several weeks before New York can even estimate when the slugger will return

Reds beat Padres 4-2, extend winning streak to 3 games

Luis Castillo matched a season high with nine strikeouts and Jesse Winker added a pinch-hit homer as the Cincinnati Reds beat San Diego 4-2 Saturday and extended the Padres' losing streak to six games