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Machado hits 22nd homer, flirts with cycle
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Since a valley in early July, Orioles infielder Manny Machado has steadily seen his batting average climb, from .216 to his current mark of .259. Machado did his best to break the .260 barrier Sunday, notching three hits — a triple, single and and home run — to flirt with a potential cycle in the […]

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Hellickson will try to deliver series win in finale
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Jeremy Hellickson will attempt to improve upon his Baltimore record, while Oakland’s Kendall Graveman seeks his first win since coming off the disabled list when the right-handers pitch Sunday in the finale of a four-game series at the Coliseum.

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Rays keeping focus ahead amid tight races
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Scoreboard watching is something all contending teams do this time of year. But if you’re the Rays — or a Rays fan — which teams do you pull against?

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Souza's HR ties it, but Rays fall to Tribe
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Corey Kluber came through like an ace on Sunday, and a late home run by Austin Jackson made him a winner as the Indians claimed a 4-3 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field.

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Blue Jays place Leone on bereavement list
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The Blue Jays made another bullpen move prior to Sunday’s series finale against the Pirates, placing Dominic Leone on the bereavement list and recalling left-hander Matt Dermody from Triple-A Buffalo.

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Five-run first, stellar Happ lift Blue Jays to win
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J.A. Happ turned his career around with the Pirates, putting together a dominant second half in 2015 that led to his current three-year deal with the Blue Jays. On Sunday afternoon, he turned the tables and shut down the Bucs for six innings. The Jays gave Happ all the run support he needed in the […]

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Montgomery hit by ball in BP, will start Sunday
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Yankees rookie left-hander Jordan Montgomery had to be helped off the field prior to Saturday’s game against the Red Sox after he was struck in the head by a batting practice line drive. Montgomery was evaluated by Yankees medical personnel and is in uniform for Saturday’s game. The Yankees said that he remains scheduled to […]

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Montgomery set for matchup with Sale in finale
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For the Yankees to win their weekend series vs. the Red Sox in Sunday night’s rubber match, they’ll have to do it against left-hander Chris Sale, who has not only been the Red Sox’s ace this season, but he’s also been arguably the best pitcher in the American League. Rookie Jordan Montgomery is scheduled to […]

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Hardy progressing, but not ready for activation
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J.J. Hardy continues to make steady progress in his recovery from a broken right wrist, but the Orioles shortstop won’t come off the disabled list when eligible.

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Four-midable: Beckham on hit parade for O's
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Orioles leadoff man Tim Beckham didn’t mind the 20-minute wait he had to endure in the first inning before extending his hitting streak to 12 games during a 12-5 blowout of the Athletics on Saturday night.

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Orioles pounce on A's in first en route to rout
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Tim Beckham’s two-run double capped a seven-run first inning and the Orioles cruised behind Dylan Bundy to a 12-5 win over the A’s on Saturday night at the Coliseum.

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Pruitt's latest challenge: Outdueling Kluber
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As the Rays have braved a 17-game gauntlet against five times over .500 (including the four winningest teams in the American League), no pitcher has been dealt a tougher hand than Austin Pruitt. In his last three starts, the rookie hurler has matched up against Masahiro Tanaka, Dallas Keuchel and Chris Sale. Pruitt and the […]

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