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CC, Didi get straight A's in Yanks' victory
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CC Sabathia tossed six strong innings and Didi Gregorius hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh to help the Yankees snap their four-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Twins on Thursday night at Target Field.

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Didi has righted ship vs. left-handed pitching
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The book on Didi Gregorius was that he had the potential to be an elite defender with pop against right-handed pitching, but his skills against lefties were so suspect that the Yankees initially considered having him platoon at shortstop — and with the light-hitting Brendan Ryan, no less.

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Source: White Sox agree to terms with Call
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The White Sox have agreed to terms with third-round pick Alex Call, according to a source.

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Molitor: Situation called for Abad in seventh
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While the Minnesota bullpen has struggled with consistency all season, left-hander Fernando Abad has been a rock for the Twins. Abad hadn’t allowed a home run all season and was particularly tough against lefties, who were 3-for-30 against the southpaw heading into Thursday’s game.

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Twins activate Santana, DFA Arcia in OF swap
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The Twins activated outfielder Danny Santana from the 15-day disabled list after Thursday’s 4-1 loss to the Yankees, and designated fellow outfielder Oswaldo Arcia for assignment.

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Twins stymied by CC in series-opening loss
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CC Sabathia tossed six strong innings and Didi Gregorius hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh to help the Yankees snap their four-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Twins on Thursday night at Target Field.

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Tigers step up in big way after J.D.'s injury
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The competition in the American League Central was going to be fierce in any case. But the whole situation became more difficult for the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night. The Tigers lost right fielder J.D. Martinez when he suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right elbow hitting a wall while chasing a fly ball in […]

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Fulmer rides historic streak into matchup vs. Royals
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The Tigers have lost J.D. Martinez for 4-6 weeks with a fractured right elbow. But they still have Michael Fulmer, who doesn’t have a run on his pitching line since May 21. And as the rookie right-hander readies for his first meeting with the defending World Series-champion Royals on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium, he […]

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Eibner hits first career homer in return from DL
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Brett Eibner returned from the DL on Thursday, just in time to be penciled in the starting lineup against the Tigers. The Royals’ No. 22 prospect singled in a run off Justin Verlander in the second inning, then socked his first career home run off Detroit’s former American League Cy Young Award winner in the […]

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Royals stung by six Tigers homers
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Victor Martinez went deep three times and Miguel Cabrera drilled a two-run go-ahead shot in the seventh as the Tigers used a six-homer onslaught to rally for a 10-4 victory over the Royals on Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium. But it wasn’t all good news for Detroit, which lost slugger J.D. Martinez to a broken […]

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Royals looks to snap Fulmer's scoreless streak
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The Tigers have lost J.D. Martinez for 4-6 weeks with a fractured right elbow. But they still have Michael Fulmer, who doesn’t have a run on his pitching line since May 21. And as the rookie right-hander readies for his first meeting with the defending World Series-champion Royals on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium, he […]

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Texas mulling Martinez, Ramos for Saturday
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The Rangers are undecided between right-hander Nick Martinez and left-hander Cesar Ramos as their starter for Saturday’s game against the Cardinals in St. Louis.

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