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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Tommy La Stella and Kole Calhoun hit two-run home runs in the fifth inning, David Fletcher drove in a career-high five and the Los Angeles Angels beat the New York Yankees 11-5 Thursday night to avoid a four-game sweep. La Stella hit his seventh homer, breaking a tie with Mike Trout …

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HOUSTON (AP) — Trevor Bauer threw eight strong innings, Leonys Martin and Jake Bauers homered off Gerrit Cole, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Houston Astros 2-1 on Thursday night. Bauer (3-1) allowed one run, four hits and six walks while striking out three. He improved to 8-0 in his career against the Astros, including …

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers spoiled Jon Lester’s return to the Cubs’ rotation by scoring on an error and a sacrifice fly, beating Chicago 2-1 on Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep. Lester (1-1), who spent 16 days on the injured list with a left hamstring strain, allowed one run on four hits …

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Starlin Castro nearly knocked himself out of the game before he knocked one out of the park. Castro hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning after fouling a pitch off his foot, lifting the Miami Marlins to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night. “I …

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A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday: IT’S TIME Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is set to make his big league debut with the Toronto Blue Jays against the Oakland Athletics. The son of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero ripped through the minor leagues with a .331 average and .945 OPS over three-plus seasons. Guerrero’s …

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell said Thursday that he is focused on “trying to become a better person” since being suspended for 40 games for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Russell was suspended last fall after a series of allegations made by his ex-wife. Without getting into specifics, …

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The most popular player on the Minnesota Twins is the third-string catcher and play-him-almost-anywhere everyman Willians Astudillo, whose all-in, all-out style has endeared him to players and fans alike since he made his major league debut last season. Astudillo’s cult hero status will hit a new high on Friday, when the Twins …

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets right-hander Jacob Rhame has been suspended for two games for sailing two fastballs over the head of Rhys Hoskins during a tense series with the Phillies. The commissioner’s office also fined Rhame on Thursday for what it said were intentional near-beanings. The suspension is scheduled to begin Friday, …

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop made a quick decision to help his team secure a win over the Los Angeles Dodgers before completing the paperwork about his stolen car. The 33-year-old right-hander was talking to police in the Cubs clubhouse late Wednesday about his stolen Genesis when the score became tied. Cubs …

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CHICAGO (AP) — Although it wasn’t enough to keep the Cubs rolling, Jon Lester was pleased with his first outing in more than two weeks. The Los Angeles Dodgers spoiled the veteran left-hander’s return to the rotation by scoring on an error and a sacrifice fly, beating Chicago 2-1 on Thursday to avoid a three-game …

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