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Verlander Drops to 0-4 as Blue Jays Beat Tigers 10-5  —  DETROIT — Justin Verlander remained winless in four starts since his return from the disabled list, allowing seven runs as his ERA ballooned to 6.75 ERA during the Detroit Tigers' 10-5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.
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Royals put 4 on AL starting roster; Josh Donaldson sets voting record  —  21m - MLB JOSH DONALDSON BRYCE HARPER ALEX GORDON LORENZO CAIN ALCIDES ESCOBAR SALVADOR PEREZ ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS ATLANTA BRAVES BALTIMORE ORIOLES BOSTON RED SOX CHICAGO CUBS CHICAGO WHITE SOX CINCINNATI REDS CLEVELAND …
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4 Royals Elected to Start All-Star Game; Reds' Frazier, Too  —  NEW YORK — Houston second baseman Jose Altuve passed Kansas City's Omar Infante in the final days of voting, leaving four Royals as starters for the All-Star Game.  —  Todd Frazier of the host Cincinnati Reds leapfrogged St …
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Nick Cafardo / BostonGlobe.com:
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Mets Feast on Dodgers Pitching in 8-0 Victory to Take Series  —  LOS ANGELES — Steven Matz scattered two hits over six scoreless innings, Wilmer Flores went 4 for 5, and the New York Mets beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-0 Sunday to take two out of three from the NL West leaders.
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Matz, Flores deliver as Mets rout Dodgers
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Strained oblique sends Nats' Stephen Strasburg back to DL  —  36m - MLB STEPHEN STRASBURG TAYLOR JORDAN WASHINGTON NATIONALS + more  —  Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg talks about leaving Saturday's game in the fourth inning with tightness in his side.
Stefan Stevenson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers notes: Hamilton may go back on disabled list  —  Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton , left, jokes with Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun on Friday.  Hamilton may be headed back to the disabled list because of groin problems.  Brad Loper AP  —  sstevenson@star-telegram.com  —  ARLINGTON
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Santiago Goes 7 Innings in Angels' 13-0 Win at Texas
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Montgomery Solid Into 6th, Mariners Beat Athletics  —  OAKLAND, Calif. — Seattle rookie Mike Montgomery put together another fine start, pitching the Mariners past the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Sunday.  —  Coming off two straight shutouts, Montgomery (4-2) gave up one run and six hits in 5 2-3 innings.
Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
Pirates Claim Travis Ishikawa  —  The Pirates have claimed Travis Ishikawa from the Giants, MLBTR's Tim Dierkes tweets.  The Bucs, in announcing the move, say that they will make a corresponding move to add Ishikawa to their 25-man roster once he joins the team.  —  The Giants designated Ishikawa for assignment on Friday.
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Schoop HR in Return From Disabled List, O's Beat White Sox  —  CHICAGO — Jonathan Schoop homered in his first at-bat since coming off the disabled list and Miguel Gonzalez threw six solid innings as the Baltimore Orioles routed the Chicago White Sox 9-1 on Sunday.
Discussion: Yahoo Sports and South Side Sox
Brian Sandalow / Chicago:
Kyle Hendricks, Cubs beat Marlins to win series  —  A day after the Cubs' seven-run outburst, manager Joe Maddon seemed to lament that nights like those have been relatively rare.  —  “It was nice,” Maddon said.  “We have not been able to do that in a while.”  —  Nor were they able to repeat that Sunday.
Discussion: Fish Stripes and Bleed Cubbie Blue
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Parity?  Mediocrity?  Buy?  Sell?  White Sox epitomize MLB season of flux  —  CHICAGO - They epitomize this zany baseball season and why it's impossible to predict the trade market, where one day you plan on selling, and the next, you may be buying.  —  Go ahead, you try figuring out the Chicago White Sox.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
David Pinto / baseballmusings.com:
Brewing a Streak  —  The Brewers won their eighth game in a row, sweeping three games from the Reds with a 6-1 victory.  They played well on both sides of the ball, but the offense really came to life as the scored 53 runs in the eight games while the defense allowed 27.
Discussion: Al's Ramblings
Associated Press:
Cole Posts Majors-Leading 12th Win, Pirates Beat Indians  —  PITTSBURGH — Gerrit Cole overcame a rocky start for his major league-best 12th win and Andrew McCutchen's two-run double capped a five-run fifth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied past the Cleveland Indians 5-3 Sunday.
Discussion: Yahoo Sports
 
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Mets manager Terry Collins says there is no need for Jenrry Mejia to apologize
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Orioles keep Kevin Gausman in rotation, move Bud Norris to bullpen
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D-backs starter, in return from Tommy John, earns 1st win since '13
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Tulowitzki's Homer Leads Rockies to 6-4 Win Over D-Backs
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Nelson Wins 3rd Straight Start, Brewers Beat Reds 7-3
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AL West Notes: Wilhelmsen, Crane, Angels
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Maybin Has 3 Hits, Braves Beat Struggling Phillies 9-5
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