Moose exits I-70 tilt with bruised left clavicle

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Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas left Saturday’s game prior to the bottom of the fifth inning and was replaced by Christian Colon. Club officials indicated that Moustakas exited with a left clavicle contusion and is considered day to day.

Sprained toe forces Lyles to exit vs. Giants

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Rockies right-hander Jordan Lyles suffered a sprained toe on his left foot during Saturday’s start against the Giants. He is listed as day to day.

Braves rookie delivers in 11th to sink Brewers

Braves rookie delivers in 11th to sink Brewers

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Shelby Miller bounced back from a rocky first inning and the Braves’ bullpen held off the Brewers long enough for Jace Peterson to give Atlanta a walk-off single for a 3-2, 11-inning win Saturday.

Burnett authoring quite the swan song with Pirates

Burnett authoring quite the swan song with Pirates

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A.J. Burnett walked off the mound at PNC Park after the seventh inning, striding slowly from the third-base line toward the Pirates’ dugout with his glove in his right hand. He quickly raised it above his head, fist-bumped catcher Francisco Cervelli and hugged manager Clint Hurdle.

Hamels continues outstanding run in win

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Cole Hamels pitched beautifully in Saturday’s 8-1 victory over the Nationals at Nationals Park. He allowed five hits, one run, one walk and struck out five in eight innings to improve to 5-3 with a 2.98 ERA.

Sogard breaks out to spark A’s scoring

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“He’s been durable and pretty consistent for us,” said A’s manager Bob Melvin after the Athletics’ 5-0 victory over the Rays on Saturday at Tropicana Field. Eric Sogard backed up his manager’s by gathering two hits and a walk in his four plate appearances, none of which were bigger than his at-bat in sixth inning.

‘Rally banana’ does wonders for Dodgers

‘Rally banana’ does wonders for Dodgers

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In the fifth inning of a scoreless game, Kike Hernandez reached for the first thing he saw in the dugout — a banana — and the Dodgers promptly snapped the streak with a leadoff single by Justin Hunter (who advanced to second on an error in the outfield) immediately followed by an RBI double by Andre Ethier.

Harvey pays the price on tough day for Mets

Harvey pays the price on tough day for Mets

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The final indignity of the Mets’ rotten Saturday occurred in the seventh inning of their 8-2 loss to the Pirates, some time after the worst outing of Matt Harvey’s career had come to an end. Eric Campbell, the replacement for injured third baseman David Wright, fielded a routine grounder and fired it into the stands, resulting in an error and an eighth Pirates run.

A variety of ways to reach Cooperstown

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The Hall of Fame Classic is just a costume party for the big dance — Induction Weekend, coming to Cooperstown, N.Y., again this July. The game is a showcase for players who might have entered the “Hall of the Very Good,” had there been one.

Cherington believes effort is there for Red Sox

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Through the first 42 games this season, there are few denying the Red Sox’s pervasive and persistent woes on offense. Whether the club can recover from the slow start, however, is another matter — one general manager Ben Cherington discussed at length on Saturday.