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Riddle solved: Wild rally ends Astros' woes vs. A's

Riddle solved: Wild rally ends Astros' woes vs. A's

MLB.com deadspin.com Updated Jul 23, 2013
Matt Dominguez hit a game-tying homer in the ninth and Jonathan Villar scored the winning run after a botched pickoff attempt to give the Astros a wild 5-4 win over the A's on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park.
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  • Yanks rally off Nathan in 9th, edge Rangers

    Yanks rally off Nathan in 9th, edge Rangers

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jul 23, 2013
    Eduardo Nunez hit a tying triple, Brent Lillibridge followed with a go-ahead single and the New York Yankees rallied against All-Star closer Joe Nathan in the ninth inning Tuesday night for a 5-4 victory over the Texas Rangers.
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  • BTS leader's streak ends at 43 games

    BTS leader's streak ends at 43 games

    MLB.com Jul 23, 2013
    Two streaks ended on Wednesday: Mike Trout's 15-game hitting streak, which was baseball's longest active streak, and our Beat the Streak leader's 43-game streak.
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  • Mariners' Wedge in hospital for second night

    Mariners' Wedge in hospital for second night

    ESPN.com Jul 23, 2013
    Eric Wedge will spend a second night in a Seattle area hospital Tuesday as doctors try and determine the cause of dizziness that sent the Mariners manager to the hospital a day earlier.
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  • Washington praises Cruz in Biogenesis wake

    Washington praises Cruz in Biogenesis wake

    ESPN.com Jul 23, 2013
    Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington praised outfielder Nelson Cruz on Tuesday for the way he's handled playing baseball every day while the Biogenesis cloud hangs over him.
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  • Decisions, decisions: High-money clubs could sell

    Decisions, decisions: High-money clubs could sell

    MLB.com Jul 23, 2013
    For win-now teams like the Yankees, Nationals, and Angels, building for 2016 isn't an option. But it's equally difficult to justify acquiring rental talent when the odds against playing in October are so long. With all that in mind, here's a look at som…
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  • Winter acquisitions yet to pay off for trio of clubs

    Winter acquisitions yet to pay off for trio of clubs

    MLB.com Jul 23, 2013
    A series of high-profile offseason acquisitions had three American League teams entering this season hoping to put an end to their respective postseason droughts of varying lengths. Instead, the Angels, Blue Jays and Royals each find themselves below .5…
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  • Yanks, Cubs reportedly talking Soriano swap

    Yanks, Cubs reportedly talking Soriano swap

    MLB.com Jul 23, 2013
    The Cubs have made five trades this month, including Monday's deal that sent Matt Garza to the Rangers. Could Alfonso Soriano be next? The Yankees, meanwhile, have been shut out eight times this season. Might they be serious about turning to a blast fro…
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  • Thomas dazzles with bat, glove to top Angels

    Thomas dazzles with bat, glove to top Angels

    MLB.com Jul 23, 2013
    Samuel Deduno turned in a quality start and Clete Thomas homered, drove in two runs and made a game-saving catch in the eighth inning to lead the Twins to a 4-3 win over the Angels on Monday night at Angel Stadium.
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  • Loss to Cubs has D-backs looking up in NL West

    Loss to Cubs has D-backs looking up in NL West

    MLB.com Jul 23, 2013
    The Cubs traded ace and scheduled starter Matt Garza to the Rangers hours before Monday night's series opener at Chase Field, but fill-in Chris Rusin outshined D-backs lefty Tyler Skaggs in a 4-2 loss to put Arizona in second place for the first time si…
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  • M's power past Cleveland for 7th win in row

    M's power past Cleveland for 7th win in row

    ESPN.com Jul 23, 2013
    Kendrys Morales and Mike Zunino each homered to continue Seattle's July power surge, Aaron Harang pitched seven strong innings, and the Mariners won their season-high seventh straight with a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
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  • Rangers Get Better Now; Cubs Will Have to Wait

    Rangers Get Better Now; Cubs Will Have to Wait

    grantland.com Jul 23, 2013
    The Texas Rangers struck the first major deal before the trade deadline, shipping four players to the Chicago Cubs for veteran right-handed starter Ma...
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  • Video - Astros Score 3 In 9th To Beat A's 00:31

    Astros Score 3 In 9th To Beat A's

    Jul 23
    The Astros plated three runs against Grant Balfour in the ninth inning to earn a walk-off 5-4 win against the Athletics.
  • Video - Yankees Edge Rangers 00:34

    Yankees Edge Rangers

    Jul 23
    The Yankees rallied against Joe Nathan in the ninth inning to beat the Rangers 5-4.

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