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Judge hurts oblique, likely headed to IL

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NEW YORK (AP) Aaron Judge took a swing, winced and then labored to make it all the way to first base.

Quickly, the crowd at Yankee Stadium went silent, realizing this was a most costly hit.

Judge hurt his left oblique and was expected to go on the injured list as the already banged-up New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 9-2 Saturday.

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Mets' deGrom throws, may not need MRI

ST. LOUIS (AP) New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom played catch in the outfield of Busch Stadium and may not need an MRI on his elbow after all.

DeGrom said before the game at St. Louis on Saturday that his elbow soreness likely was from altering his routine during a recent bout of strep throat.

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Yelich homers twice, Brewers top Dodgers

MILWAUKEE (AP) Christian Yelich hit two home runs, pushing his major league-leading total to 13, and Chase Anderson pitched five strong innings in a spot start as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 Saturday.

Ryan Braun added a three-run homer for the Brewers, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

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Twins bash 11 HRs in DH sweep of O's

BALTIMORE (AP) Eddie Rosario and the Minnesota Twins bashed their way into the team record book with a power display that began in the late afternoon and extended well into the night.

With Rosario leading the way, the Twins hit 11 home runs in a doubleheader sweep of the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, squeezing out a 6-5 victory before cracking eight long balls in a 16-7 rout.

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Red Sox beat Rays for first series win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Perhaps the Boston Red Sox will look back at this weekend as the games that got their title defense back on track.

The World Series champions won a series for the first time this season when Andrew Benintendi hit a grand slam and a tiebreaking ninth-inning sacrifice fly and catcher Christian Vazquez picked off Tommy Pham for the final out in a 6-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night.

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Pujols ties Ruth with 1,992nd career RBI

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols has tied Babe Ruth for fifth place in baseball history with his 1,992nd career RBI.

Pujols drove home Andrelton Simmons with a double off Seattle's Yusei Kikuchi in the third inning Saturday night.

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Marlins tag Scherzer in win over Nats

MIAMI (AP) Less than 24 hours after firing their hitting coach, the Miami Marlins broke out against one of baseball's best pitchers.

Curtis Granderson homered and the Marlins roughed up Max Scherzer in beating the Washington Nationals 9-3 on Saturday night to win a series for the first time this season.

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Phils put Segura, Kingery, Arano on IL

DENVER (AP) Shortstops Jean Segura and Scott Kingery and reliever Victor Arano were placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday by the Philadelphia Phillies.

Right-hander Drew Anderson, Lefty Austin Davis and infielder Mitch Walding were recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

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Greinke dominant as D-backs blank Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) Zack Greinke made it look easy in his first victory at Wrigley Field. Then, he got upstaged by a teammate making a memorable major league debut.

Greinke pitched three-hit ball over six innings, Taylor Clarke got a save and a hit after being called up from the minors, and the Arizona Diamondbacks knocked out three home runs in a 6-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

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