Bucs’ boom keeps pressure on in Wild Card

Bucs’ boom keeps pressure on in Wild Card

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John Jaso and Gregory Polanco hit solo home runs in a go-ahead sixth inning Sunday, and Starling Marte added an insurance shot in the eighth as Ivan Nova and the charging Pirates finished a four-game sweep of the Brewers with a 3-1 win at Miller Park.

Donaldson hits 3 HRs; Blue Jays sweep Twins

Donaldson hits 3 HRs; Blue Jays sweep Twins

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Major League Baseball’s lone Canadian team brought out the brooms on Baseball Canada Day at Rogers Centre, as the Toronto Blue Jays swept away the Twins with an 8-5 victory on Sunday, handing the Twins their season-high 10th consecutive loss.

Clutch hits back Perdomo’s CG as Padres beat Marlins

Clutch hits back Perdomo’s CG as Padres beat Marlins

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Double plays, as they say, are a pitcher’s best friend. Luis Perdomo racked them up in record-setting fashion on Sunday, inducing six of them, in the Padres’ 3-1 win over Miami at Marlins Park.

Puig reportedly placed on trade waivers

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Yasiel Puig has been placed on trade waivers by the Dodgers, MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal reported on Sunday.

Asdrubal exits game with sore left knee

Asdrubal exits game with sore left knee

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Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera was removed from Sunday’s game against the Phillies after he appeared to be jogging gingerly to second base following a single by Kelly Johnson in the first inning. The Mets announced that Cabrera left the game with a sore left knee.

Pedroia taking temporary leave, to miss finale with KC

Pedroia taking temporary leave, to miss finale with KC

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The Red Sox will be without red-hot leadoff man Dustin Pedroia for Sunday night’s rubber match against the Royals at Fenway Park. He will take a temporary leave from the team to tend to a family matter.

O’s reunite with reliever Hunter; recall Drake

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The Orioles added a familiar face on Sunday morning, with right-handed reliever Tommy Hunter rejoining his former club on a Major League contract.

Cespedes, Walker held out of starting lineup

Cespedes, Walker held out of starting lineup

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The Mets have seemingly found their groove in the National League Wild Card race, having won six of their past seven games entering Sunday, but the club may be facing yet another injury-related setback. Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker were both held out of the starting lineup Sunday after past maladies have flared up in the past few days.

Blanco rejoining Phils after rosters expand

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Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said Andres Blanco is the best utility player he has seen in 48 years. Blanco has not played since July 24 because of a broken left index finger. He said Sunday morning at Citi Field that he expects to rejoin the team sometime after the Phillies’ roster can expand Thursday, although it likely will be after that.