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7/3/2015 | Yanks rally on McCann's walk-off HR in 12th

Brian McCann sent a walk-off three-run homer over the right-field fence in the 12th inning to push the Yankees past the Rays, 7-5, on Friday night at Yankee Stadium. It was the Yankees' first walk-off win of the year.


7/3/2015 | Sanchez at best with batterymate Avila back

Tigers catcher Alex Avila realized around the fifth inning of Friday's 8-6 win over the Blue Jays that Anibal Sanchez was having a special night, and Sanchez was just five outs away from his second career no-hitter.


7/3/2015 | Long story short: Homers win it for Braves

Jonny Gomes and Juan Uribe homered to provide the Braves some much-needed pop -- in fact, all they would need in a 2-1 win over the Phillies.


7/3/2015 | Former All-Star closer Feliz designated

The Rangers made another stunning roster move after Friday night's 8-2 loss to the Angels. Neftali Feliz, a former All-Star closer on two pennant-winning Texas teams, has been designated for assignment.


7/3/2015 | Trout, Scherzer and the best of 2015 so far

On this Fourth of July, we salute a baseball season that has given us new stars like Joc Pederson, Kris Bryant and Carlos Correa. We pause to praise the greatness of Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and Mike Trout. We raise a glass to the Astros, the Twins and the Cubs.


7/3/2015 | Padres hand Cardinals fourth straight loss

Jedd Gyorko delivered a game-tying home run and the game-winning single to send San Diego to a 2-1 win over St. Louis in front of a sellout crowd at Busch Stadium. St. Louis has now lost four straight, its longest losing streak of the season.


7/3/2015 | Gallo launches first Triple-A home run

Joey Gallo had plenty of big hits during his 25-game stint with the Texas Rangers, but the club sent him down earlier this week to work on his game with Triple-A Round Rock.


7/3/2015 | Danks' 7 shutout frames lift White Sox past O's

John Danks ended a personal four-game losing streak and extended the White Sox winning streak to three straight in pitching the South Siders to a 1-0 victory over the Orioles before 27,384 Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field.


7/3/2015 | Gio unfazed by long layoff in beating Giants

With 10 days between starts, Gio Gonzalez's seven innings of one-run ball against San Francisco in Washington's 2-1 win Friday night is all the more impressive.


7/3/2015 | Fiers settling into groove at right time

Right handed pitch Mike Fiers put together a pair of quality starts in his last two outings, but the run support wasn't there for him to pick up a victory. On Friday he made it three straight quality starts, and this time the run support was there for him to earn the win. Fiers (4-7, 3.83) pitched seven scoreless innings to help lead the Brewers to a three-game series opening victory, 12-1, over the Reds at Great American Ball Park. Fiers gave up only three hits and two walks, and added three strikeouts in his first win since June 12.


7/3/2015 | Gomez breaks out in grand fashion vs. Reds

With the bases loaded in the seventh inning, Carlos Gomez said he wasn't focused on hitting the ball out of the park, but that's what he did. With the Brewers already up 5-0, Gomez put the final nail in the coffin with his first career grand slam off Reds reliever Carlos Contreras. The milestone home run landed in left-field seats, and helped lead the Brewers to a 12-1 victory over the Reds in the series opener at Great American Ball Park.


7/3/2015 | Mets don't plan to rush Conforto to Majors

Desperate for offense, the Mets have discussed calling up last year's top Draft pick, outfielder Michael Conforto, who has been thriving at Double-A Binghamton since an early-season promotion. But the team has no plans to debut Conforto anytime soon, general manager Sandy Alderson said.


7/3/2015 | A more upbeat Wright visits team in L.A.

Smiling, laughing, joking -- "that joyful sound" back in his voice, as Terry Collins put it -- the David Wright who appeared at Dodger Stadium on Friday hardly resembled the version who first visited his teammates a month ago in San Diego. But an underlying sense of uncertainty continues to surround Wright and his return from spinal stenosis.


7/3/2015 | Collins' job is safe, Alderson says

Despite the Mets' disappointing play in recent weeks, dropping from 10 games over .500 in late April to exactly .500 at the start of play Friday, team leaders have given "absolutely no consideration" to making a managerial change, general manager Sandy Alderson said.


7/3/2015 | Baseball a 'haven' for Axford in return to Rox

Forget whatever pressure is supposed to come with pitching in the ninth, or any other inning. Rockies closer John Axford finds pitching relaxing.


7/3/2015 | Correa's big hits help Astros outslug Boston

Carlos Correa had a memorable Fenway Park debut, belting three hits, including an RBI single that put the Astros ahead for good in a 12-8 victory over the Red Sox in 10 innings on Friday night.


7/3/2015 | Mets must shop for offensive help

No one has to read too much between the lines. Mets captain and third baseman David Wright isn't going to return from stenosis in his lower spine anytime soon. Consequently, if the Mets are going to find any help for their beleaguered offense, ranked 29th in the Major Leagues, it's going to have to be from elsewhere.


7/3/2015 | Fan presents 3,000th hit ball to A-Rod

Two weeks ago, when he grabbed Alex Rodriguez's 3,000th hit -- a home run to right field -- there was nothing anyone could say or do to convince Zack Hample to return the ball to Rodriguez and the Yankees.


7/3/2015 | Corbin 'really excited' for first start since 2013

Patrick Corbin will take the hill Saturday night against the Rockies in the left-hander's first Major League regular-season start since Sept. 27, 2013.


7/3/2015 | Heady play: Ortiz breaks up DP with helmet

There are plenty of reasons batters wear helmets on the basepaths, and Friday night's game between the Astros and Red Sox at Fenway Park provided another prime example -- one that also kept a key inning alive for Boston. In the fifth, Sox slugger David Ortiz found himself advancing to second base after Hanley Ramirez hit a ground ball to third.


7/3/2015 | Showalter keeping rotation plans close to vest

Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman is preparing as if he's making another start for Baltimore, and all indications are that he will. The O's have Miguel Gonzalez listed as Sunday's starter -- which would be Bud Norris' spot -- and Norris was again available out of the bullpen on Friday with nothing imminent on when, or if, he will make another start.


7/3/2015 | Mets squeak by Dodgers in taut pitchers' duel

The Mets still aren't scoring particularly often, but on Friday night, at least, they managed to score enough. Kevin Plawecki hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, lifting the Mets to a 2-1 victory over the Dodgers on a night that saw Noah Syndergaard hold one of the National League's best offenses to two hits in six innings.


7/3/2015 | Miggy suffers left calf strain vs. Blue Jays

The Tigers stopped their midseason stumble for at least a night with Friday's 8-6 win over the Blue Jays. But they now might have to limp to the All-Star break without Miguel Cabrera. They expect to know more on Saturday, when they get the MRI results back on the left calf strain Cabrera suffered trying to get a running start off first base.


7/3/2015 | Gio outpitches Peavy with help from homer

Left-hander Gio Gonzalez and right-hander Jake Peavy found themselves in a pitchers' duel Friday night at Nationals Park. When it was over, Gonzalez won the battle as the Nationals edged the Giants, 2-1.


7/3/2015 | Reddick, Melvin clear up miscommunication

A's outfielder Josh Reddick said he spoke to manager Bob Melvin about the candid remarks he made in a radio interview Thursday that suggested the front office, specifically general manager Billy Beane, is restricting his playing time against left-handers despite Melvin's desire to keep him in the lineup regardless.




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