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Braves beat Mariners, alone in 1st for first time all year – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] SEATTLE (AP) — Dansby Swanson hit one of Atlanta’s four home runs and the World Series champion Braves grabbed sole possession of first place for the first time all season with a 6-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. Robbie Grossman, Travis d’Arnaud and rookie Michael Harris II also went deep for the streaking Braves, who won their eighth straight and finally jumped a half-game ahead of
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Smyly, Gomes, Hoerner help Cubs beat Giants, 4-2 – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] CHICAGO (AP) — Drew Smyly allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings and Yan Gomes and Nico Hoerner homered in the Chicago Cubs’ 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday. Smyly (6-8) struck out eight and walked two. The left-hander departed after Austin Dean reached on a fielding error to start the eighth. Gomes lofted a two-run shot to left center in the second to give the
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Yu Darvish wins 13th, Padres beat Diamondbacks 6-3 – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yu Darvish pitched six solid innings for his 13th victory, Jurickson Profar hit a two-run home run and the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Wednesday night in a game that featured three homers by each team. The Padres came into the day in a virtual tie for the second NL wild-card spot with the Philadelphia Phillies, who beat Miami. San Diego
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Arozarena hits 3-run homer as surging Rays beat Red Sox, 8-4 – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Randy Arozarena hit a three-run homer in the first, Christian Bethancourt and Yu Chang went deep back-to-back during the sixth, and the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 8-4 on Tuesday night. The Rays are an AL-best 22-10 since Aug. 4, and moved within 4 1/2 games of the AL East-leading New York Yankees. Tampa Bay is in a three-way competition
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Giants hit 5 HRs, beat Dodgers 7-4 to snap 8-game skid vs LA – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lewis Brinson, J.D. Davis, Thairo Estrada and David Villar rocked Andrew Heaney for home runs in back-to-back innings, and the San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-4 on Monday night. Brinson added a solo shot in the ninth and the Giants snapped an eight-game losing streak to their longtime rivals, who hold a commanding lead in the NL West. The Dodgers’ magic number
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Crawford, Raleigh deliver in 11th, Mariners beat Guardians – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] CLEVELAND (AP) — J.P. Crawford singled in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning, Cal Raleigh added a two-run homer and the Seattle Mariners beat the slumping Cleveland Guardians 6-3 Sunday for their seventh straight win in a game that was delayed by rain for 4 hours, 33 minutes. With one out, Crawford bounced a single past Trevor Stephan (4-4) and into center field to score Eugenio Suárez, who
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Bello gets 1st big league win, Red Sox beat Rangers 5-3 – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] BOSTON (AP) — Brayan Bello pitched six scoreless innings in his first major league win and John Schreiber escaped a jam in the ninth, helping the Boston Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 5-3 on Saturday. Bello (1-4) allowed three hits, struck out five and walked one in the longest of his eight big league appearances. The 23-year-old right-hander is one of the team’s top prospects. Rafael Devers drove
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Russian Rublev rallies to beat Canadian Shapovalov in five sets at US Open – Winnipeg Free Press

NEW YORK – Russian Andrey Rublev rallied to beat Canadian Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 2-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-6 (7) in a tough third-round men’s singles match Saturday at the U.S. Open. Shapovalov, of Richmond Hill, Ont., had 23 aces and 76 winners in the match, which lasted four hours seven minutes. But he also registered 72 unforced errors, compared to 38 for the ninth-seeded Rublev, who finished with nine aces