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Diamondbacks rally twice to beat Dodgers 10-6 (Yahoo Sports)

Arizona Diamondbacks' Yasmany Tomas, right, slaps hands with Paul Goldschmidt (44) after hitting a two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 29, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

After losing seven straight games to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Arizona Diamondbacks appeared headed for eight in a row until they pulled off a pair of comebacks Monday night. Welington Castillo doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and Arizona erased a four-run deficit in a 10-6 victory over its NL West rival. Castillo doubled against reliever Pedro Baez (1-1) to drive in Jake Lamb with none out.


Posted on 30 June 2015 @ 7:20 am

Reddick, Davis, Butler homer for A’s in 7-1 win over Rockies (Yahoo Sports)

Oakland Athletics' Ike Davis hits a two run home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher David Hale in the first inning of their baseball game Monday, June 29, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Josh Reddick and Ike Davis quickly helped the Oakland Athletics put a difficult weekend behind them. Reddick and Davis hit two-run homers in the first inning to back seven scoreless innings from Kendall Graveman, and the A’s snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Colorado Rockies 7-1 on Monday night. ”That was really big,” Graveman said.


Posted on 30 June 2015 @ 6:17 am

Mike Trout powers Angels past Yankees 4-1 with bat and glove (Yahoo Sports)

Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout catches a fly ball hit by New York Yankees' Chris Young during the third inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, June 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Mike Trout showed off practically every aspect of his MVP talent against the New York Yankees, from his early homer to his late stolen base with a couple of jaw-dropping catches in between. Trout and C.J. Cron homered, Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun added run-scoring doubles, and the Angels beat the Yankees 4-1 Monday night for their fifth victory in seven games. Trout hit his 20th homer of the season in the third inning against CC Sabathia (3-8), crushing a drive to the base of the fake rock pile beyond center field.


Posted on 30 June 2015 @ 5:56 am

Altuve helps Astros to 6-1 win over Royals (Yahoo Sports)

Houston Astros' Jose Altuve (27) congratulates Chris Carter (23) on his solo homer against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 29, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Houston’s young hitters were disciplined Monday night against a veteran pitcher struggling with command, and it propelled the Astros to a win over the top team in the American League. Chris Carter and Jose Altuve homered to back a solid start by rookie Lance McCullers in a 6-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals. In a matchup of teams with the best records in the AL, Houston snapped Kansas City’s four-game winning streak.


Posted on 30 June 2015 @ 4:22 am

Reds get up by 8 runs, hold on for 11-7 win over Twins (Yahoo Sports)

Cincinnati Reds' Billy Hamilton (6) steals third base against Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe (24) in the second inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 29, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Billy Hamilton ran the Minnesota Twins into a hole so big they couldn’t get out of it. The speedy leadoff hitter scored three times in the first three innings to help Cincinnati open a huge lead, and the Reds held on for an 11-7 victory over the Twins on Monday night. The Reds sent 10 batters to the plate for five runs and a 9-1 lead in the third inning, when Mike Pelfrey (5-5) failed to retire any of the four batters he faced.


Posted on 30 June 2015 @ 3:47 am

Mitch Moreland hits 2 homers as Rangers beat Orioles 8-1 (Yahoo Sports)

Texas Rangers' Mitch Moreland follows through on a two run home run against the Baltimore Orioles in the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 29, 2015, in Baltimore.(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

The Texas Rangers went 72 games without hitting four home runs before realizing their potential for power against Bud Norris and the Baltimore Orioles. Mitch Moreland homered twice, and the Rangers warmed up for Josh Hamilton’s return with an 8-1 blowout Monday night. ”It’s the type of offense that we know our club can be,” manager Jeff Banister said.


Posted on 30 June 2015 @ 3:45 am

Indians Cody Anderson loses perfect game in 7th inning (Yahoo Sports)

Cleveland Indians starter Cody Anderson pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 29, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Somewhere around the fourth inning, Cody Anderson realized he was chasing perfection. ”I kind of knew that everything was going pretty smooth,” Cleveland’s rookie right-hander said after taking a bid for a perfect game into the seventh inning of his second major league start on Monday night. Anderson, facing the Tampa Bay Rays for the second time in eight days, didn’t allow a baserunner until Grady Sizemore homered against his old team on a 1-2 pitch with one out in the seventh.


Posted on 30 June 2015 @ 3:37 am



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