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Dodgers closer Jansen comes off DL

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LOS ANGELES (AP) All-Star closer Kenley Jansen has been activated off the disabled list for the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier than expected after being cleared by a cardiologist.

Manager Dave Roberts says Jansen is available for Monday night's series opener against St. Louis.

Jansen hasn't pitched since Aug. 7 and was on the 10-day DL after being hospitalized for an irregular heartbeat on Aug. 9 when the team was in Denver to play the Rockies.

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Kluber tops Porcello, BoSox for 16th win

BOSTON (AP) Greg Allen hit a tiebreaking homer right after Boston pitcher Rick Porcello was struck in the midsection by a line drive, and Corey Kluber tied for the major league wins lead as the Cleveland Indians beat the Red Sox 5-4 Monday night.

Kluber (16-6) pitched into the seventh inning and matched Washington's Max Scherzer and the Yankees' Luis Severino for the most victories in the majors. Michael Brantley and Melky Cabrera also homered to help the AL Central-leading Indians improve to 14-4 in August.

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Rookie Wilson helps Braves down Bucs 1-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) Bryse Wilson was pitching for his high school team in Hillsborough, North Carolina, barely two years ago. Now, he's 1-0 in the major leagues.

Wilson worked five solid innings, becoming the third 20-year-old pitcher to start in his big league debut for Atlanta this season in the Braves' 1-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.

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Shaw, Yelich power Brewers past Reds

MILWAUKEE (AP) Travis Shaw and Christian Yelich homered, Chase Anderson settled in after giving up two solo homers and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for a 5-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.

Shaw's two-run homer off Homer Bailey put the Brewers up 3-2 in the sixth. Jesus Aguilar singled to open the inning and Shaw followed with his 25th homer, lining an 0-2 pitch into the right-field seats.

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Mariners host Astros in AL West showdown

Felix Hernandez's banishment to the bullpen did not last long.

With staff ace James Paxton on the 10-day disabled list after taking a line drive off his left forearm in the first inning last Tuesday in Oakland, "King Felix" will return to the rotation when the Seattle Mariners host the American League West-leading Houston Astros in the opener of a three-game series on Monday night.

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Rays blank Royals, extend shutout streak

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays and their parade of relievers are closing in on some franchise history.

Ryan Yarbrough helped extend Tampa Bay's shutout streak to 23 innings, and the Rays got their only run via video replay in a 1-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.

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Morales homers twice as Jays top Orioles

TORONTO (AP) Two bigs swings from Kendrys Morales made sure the Toronto Blue Jays stayed perfect at home against Baltimore.

Morales homered twice, Marco Estrada pitched 5 1/3 innings to win his second straight start and the Blue Jays beat Baltimore 5-3 on Monday night, improving to 8-0 at home against the Orioles.

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Ex-Indians manager Edwards dies at 81

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) Doc Edwards, a major league catcher who went on to manage the Cleveland Indians for three seasons in the 1980s, has died. He was 81.

His death in San Angelo was announced by his family through longtime friends. Other details were not disclosed.

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Cubs' Darvish leaves rehab start early

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Chicago Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish lasted just one inning in his rehab start with Class A South Bend on Sunday, casting doubt on his availability for the rest of the year.

Darvish, who has been sidelined by triceps and elbow injuries, shook his arm as he left the field after striking out Great Lakes' Romer Cuadrado with a 95-mph fastball for the last out of the first. But he said the first inning was great.

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