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Albers, 'pen roll to win by retiring 20 straight
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With their injury-riddled rotation requiring a radical approach to stay in the American League Wild Card chase, the Mariners have tried going with shorter outings for a number of unproven fill-in starters, supplemented by a rotating crew of long relievers and heavier reliance on the bullpen.

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Potential key 'pen piece Bailey sharp in return
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Andrew Bailey completed his long road back to the Majors on Tuesday night, tossing a scoreless inning in the Angels’ 3-1 series-opening loss to the Nationals at Nationals Park.

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Jones extends hit streak to 18 games
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The hits just keep coming for Jahmai Jones. The Angels’ No. 2 prospect extended his hitting streak to 18 games on Tuesday with a leadoff double in Class A Advanced Inland Empire’s 2-0 win over Lake Elsinore. He also hit a single and walked once in the contest, finishing 2-for-4 at the plate.

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Odor steals a run for Rangers with his legs
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For the second game in a row, Rougned Odor’s heads-up running on the basepaths paid off. After stealing two bases and scoring three runs in the Rangers’ win on Monday, the second baseman provided what was, at the time, a crucial insurance run Texas needed in the seventh inning of Tuesday’s 10-4 win.

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Mariners cool off Orioles, snap 5-game slide
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Andrew Albers picked up his first Major League victory since 2013 with five innings of one-run ball in his Mariners debut to help Seattle snap a five-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Orioles on Tuesday at Safeco Field.

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Gonzales gets call to wrap homestand vs. O's
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Righty Ubaldo Jimenez will face off with rookie southpaw Marco Gonzales in the rubber match of a three-game series between the Orioles and the Mariners Wednesday afternoon at Safeco Field.

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Blackburn goes for series win in matinee
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The Royals and A’s will wrap up a three-game series with a day game Wednesday at the Coliseum, as Kansas City left-hander Danny Duffy faces Oakland right-hander Paul Blackburn.

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Nolasco tries to help Halos in Washington
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The Angels have won 12 of their last 17 games, going 10-4 in August, racking up the most wins in the Majors this month. Ricky Nolasco, who starts for the Halos on Wednesday at Nationals Park, hasn’t been as hot.

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Kela's absence opens door for Rodriguez
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The Rangers are going to play it conservative with right-handed reliever Keone Kela, who is on the disabled list with a sore right shoulder for the second time this season. That’s why Ricardo Rodriguez’s performance was so important.

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Gallo's HR ascent indicates improved approach
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Rangers infielder Joey Gallo is slowly creeping up on Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge for the American League home run lead.

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Rangers slug 3 homers to take down Tigers
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The Rangers hit three home runs off of Tigers starter Justin Verlander and won for the fifth time in six games with a 10-4 victory on Tuesday night at Globe Life Park. The Tigers have lost nine of their last 11.

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Fellow Canadian Albers to fill in for Paxton
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In their search for a replacement for James Paxton, the Mariners have found another Canadian lefty who happens to be a longtime pal of the Big Maple. Perhaps Andrew Albers will become “Little Maple” if he pitches well and the 31-year-old will get his first chance when he starts Tuesday against the Orioles at Safeco […]

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