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Dodgers win 6th in a row, tie Interleague record
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The Dodgers tied a Major League record with their 13th consecutive Interleague victory, capitalizing on a Tigers defensive miscue with an Adrian Gonzalez RBI single in the seventh inning en route to a 3-0 win Saturday at Comerica Park.

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Blackmon hitting more opposite-field homers
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Even Rockies leadoff hitter Charlie Blackmon isn’t sure what to make of a recent happy trend. He opened Friday night’s 8-4 victory over the Brewers with his career-high-tying 29th homer. It went the opposite way to left-center field — which is becoming less unusual.

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Padres option Renfroe, recall Blash
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The San Diego Padres optioned outfielder Hunter Renfroe to Triple-A El Paso and recalled outfielder Jabari Blash from El Paso to take his place on the 25-man roster, the club announced Saturday.

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Melancon could need offseason surgery
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Giants head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner acknowledged Friday that Mark Melancon might require offseason surgery to fix his arm fully. Nobody divulged much about the possible procedure, though Melancon indicated that, after years of stoicism, he needs to heal.

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Leader Watch: Blackmon on pace for 30-30-15
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The Rockies dropped a 10-4 matinee to the Braves on Thursday, but that didn’t stop Charlie Blackmon from doing his thing.

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Rox option Hoffman, McMahon to Triple-A
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Jeff Hoffman and Ryan McMahon were sent down to the Minors as part of a series of roster moves, the Rockies announced Friday.

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Blach seeking to repeat dominance of Phils
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Giants lefty Ty Blach undoubtedly remembers his only career start against the Phillies. That’s because it happened to be his first shutout, coming on June 2 opposite his Saturday opponent, Jerad Eickhoff.

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Giants romp early, cruise behind Moore
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The Giants wasted no time in becoming the latest National League West team to see Phillies starter Zach Eflin well, notching three runs in the first and adding three more over the second and third innings in San Francisco’s 10-2 win over Philadelphia on Friday.

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Dodgers acquire Granderson from Mets
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Baseball’s hottest team added another piece Friday, as the National League West-leading Dodgers acquired former All-Star outfielder Curtis Granderson from the Mets and cash in exchange for cash or a player to be named.

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Granderson a necessary luxury for Dodgers
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Curtis Granderson to the Dodgers? Come on. That’s just being greedy, isn’t it? More like being smart. The Dodgers haven’t been to the World Series since 1988, and they know that while they have a good chance to end that drought in October — it won’t be easy. It will be anything but, given that […]

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Improved Senzatela poised to rejoin rotation
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The Rockies are about to spring rookie right-hander Antonio Senzatela from the pitching lab. Senzatela, 22, unexpectedly made the season-opening rotation and had a 2.86 ERA through his first seven starts. But inexperience and the demands of the Major League season led to some rough times, and convinced the Rockies to reduce his workload.

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Bettis faces Brewers in second start back
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The Rockies will hope Chad Bettis’ second start after recovering from testicular cancer is as good as his first. Bettis gets the start Saturday against the Brewers, five days after holding the Braves scoreless for seven innings Monday in his first start of the season. The emotions of returning to the big leagues, which ran […]

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