LEADING OFF: Kluber shut down, Mets making moves

LEADING OFF: Kluber rehab shut down, Mets making moves as schedule toughens, Verlander faces Cabrera for first time, Marlins-Braves with hot tempers again

Castillo rebounds as Reds beat Padres 4-2 to win series

Luis Castillo shakes off worst career start to pitch 6 solid innings, Cincinnati Reds beat San Diego Padres 4-2 to win series

Lamb, Escobar deliver big hits, D-backs beat Rockies 8-7

Pinch-hitter Jake Lamb had a tiebreaking two-run single in the sixth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 8-7

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LEADING OFF: Mets manager Callaway faces former…

LEADING OFF: Mets manager Callaway faces former Indians boss, Athletics expected to promote Puk, Wacha perfect vs Brewers, Red Sox get word on Sale's elbow injury, Hamilton joins Braves

Angels back in Texas after Skaggs' death, Rangers…

The Los Angeles Angels returned to Texas for the first time since pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room before the start of a series at the Rangers last month, losing 8-7 in 11 innings after letting a six-run lead get away

Sometimes losing teams enjoy LLWS consolation games the most

For teams with early losses at the Little League World Series some of the best moments come in low stakes consolation games where players can test their skills with no pressure

Callaway beats former boss as surging Mets top Indians 9-2

Michael Conforto hit a tiebreaking homer moments after an embarrassing error by Cleveland Indians left fielder Oscar Mercado, and the resurgent New York Mets rolled from there to a 9-2 victory

Ex-baseball players Dotel, Castillo linked to DR…

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested former MLB pitcher Octavio Dotel and are searching for ex-infielder Luis Castillo for their alleged links to a drug-trafficking and money-laundering ring

Hudson, Cards take no-hit bid into 8th and blank…

Dakota Hudson and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, and Paul DeJong homered to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 in a series opener between NL Central contenders

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Nationals continue onslaught with 4 HRs, pound…

Asdrúbal Cabrera hit the last of Washington's four home runs and drove in five runs, and three relievers combined for 6 2/3 innings of one-hit ball as the Nationals thumped the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-0

Murphy homers again in Mariners' 7-4 win over Rays

Tom Murphy hit a tiebreaking homer, his sixth in the last four games, in the sixth inning to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 7-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays

Marte hits 3-run HR in eighth, Pirates top Nationals 4-1

Starling Marte hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 4-1

Home run robbers get praise - and swag for spectacular plays

Thieves: Baseball's elite outfielders get praise - and swag from pitchers for making spectacular plays to rob home runs.

Harper's slam could be prelude to wild NL playoff…

Bryce Harper's game-ending grand slam could be prelude to wild NL playoff race

LEADING OFF: Kluber checked, Ohtani streak…

LEADING OFF: Kluber checked, Ohtani hitting streak, Brewers-Cardinals matchup

Freeman's 2 homers, 4 RBIs carry Braves past Marlins 5-1

Freddie Freeman homered twice and drove in four runs, Dallas Keuchel kept working out of trouble and the Atlanta Braves defeated the Miami Marlins 5-1

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Nola sharp over 7, Phillies pounce early to beat Red Sox 3-2

Aaron Nola pitched seven innings of four-hit ball to win for the sixth time in his last seven decisions, getting three runs of support in the first inning and cruising to lift the Philadelphia Phillies over the Boston Red Sox 3-2

Hudson, 2 relievers 1-hit Brewers, Cardinals win 3-0

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Quintana, Rizzo lead Cubs past Pirates 7-1 at LLWS

Quintana, Rizzo lead Cubs past Pirates 7-1 in MLB Little League Classic