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Iowa Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber talks to reporters before a Triple-A baseball game against the New Orleans Baby Cakes, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 27, 2017 - 1:10 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Slumping slugger Kyle Schwarber said Monday that he's not surprised the Chicago Cubs demoted him, saying "the numbers spoke for themselves." Schwarber's October return following a knee injury helped fuel Chicago's first World Series title in 108 years, but he was sent down...
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Washington Nationals relief pitcher Joe Blanton, right, is pulled from the game by manager Dusty Baker (12) during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
June 27, 2017 - 1:07 am
A look at what's happening all around the majors Tuesday: ___ CAN HE HELP? The NL East-leading Washington Nationals were angling to add Francisco Rodriguez to their biggest trouble spot — the bullpen. The Nats have seen a lot of late leads get away this season and hope the 35-year-old reliever can...
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New York Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
June 27, 2017 - 1:03 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Not much has come easy for the New York Yankees over the past two weeks. Not even the wins. Jordan Montgomery matched his season high with seven solid innings and closer Aroldis Chapman shut down a ninth-inning rally just in time, lifting the Yankees over the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on...
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Washington Nationals Wilmer Difo, bottom, slides home on a wild pitch against Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Wade Davis (71) during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Washington. Diff scored on the play. The Cubs won 5-4. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
June 27, 2017 - 12:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a nail-biting victory over the NL East leading Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon still cringed to consider what could've happened. He almost found out after the Nationals scored four runs in the ninth before Wade Davis struck out big league batting leader...
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Cleveland Indians' Edwin Encarnacion, left, and Carlos Santana celebrate after both score on Lonnie Chisenhall's two-run single in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 27, 2017 - 12:35 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians trailed by seven runs and were without manager Terry Francona by the fourth inning Monday night. Coming off a disheartening sweep to a division rival, Cleveland badly need a few runs. They got them, and then they kept on going. Francisco Lindor, Lonnie Chisenhall and...
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New York Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
June 27, 2017 - 12:00 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Jordan Montgomery matched his season high with seven solid innings and closer Aroldis Chapman shut down a ninth-inning rally just in time, lifting the New York Yankees over the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on Monday night. New York led 6-1 entering the ninth, but Yankees reliever Chasen...
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New York Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
June 26, 2017 - 11:51 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Jordan Montgomery matched his season high with seven solid innings and closer Aroldis Chapman shut down a ninth-inning rally just in time, lifting the New York Yankees over the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on Monday night. New York led 6-1 entering the ninth, but Yankees reliever Chasen...
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Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia follows through on an RBI single during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, June 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 26, 2017 - 11:12 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The way Chris Sale and the Boston relievers were pitching, the Red Sox didn't need to score a lot. Sale went 6 1/3 overpowering innings with nine strikeouts, Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer for the third straight game and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Monday in a matchup...
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Cleveland Indians' Edwin Encarnacion, left, and Carlos Santana celebrate after both score on Lonnie Chisenhall's two-run single in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 26, 2017 - 11:09 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor, Lonnie Chisenhall and Carlos Santana each had three RBIs to help the Cleveland Indians rally from a seven-run deficit and beat the Texas Rangers 15-9 on Monday night after manager Terry Francona left the game because he wasn't feeling well. The Indians came back...
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June 26, 2017 - 10:31 pm
At A Glance All Times EDT Northern Division W L Pct. GB Lynchburg (Indians) 4 1 .800 — Salem (Red Sox) 4 1 .800 — Potomac (Nationals) 2 3 .400 2 Frederick (Orioles) 1 4 .200 3 Wilmington (Royals) 1 4 .200 3 Southern Division W L Pct. GB Winston Salem (White Sox) 4 1 .800 — Carolina (Brewers) 3 2 ...
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