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  • The Latest: Spieth, Schauffele begin final round

    The Latest: Spieth, Schauffele begin final round

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) - The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 3 p.m. Jordan Spieth and Xander Schauffele, the last pairing in the final round of the British Open, have teed off at Carnoustie where quite a stiff wind is blowing. Tiger Woods has parred his first two holes and remains four shots back from Spieth, Schauffele and Kevin Kisner, who shared the third-round lead at 9-under.

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  • Carpenter homers in 6th straight, Cards top Cubs for split

    Carpenter homers in 6th straight, Cards top Cubs for split

    CHICAGO (AP) - Matt Carpenter has a garden in his backyard that was planted by teammate Adam Wainwright. The infielder is using the fresh ingredients to make his own salsa, and he brought some on St. Louis' road trip for the first time. Apparently, it's one potent mixture.

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  • Dickerson hits 2 HRs, Pirates beat Reds for 8th straight win

    Dickerson hits 2 HRs, Pirates beat Reds for 8th straight win

    CINCINNATI (AP) - Corey Dickerson led off the game by plunking the top of Cincinnati pitcher Anthony DeSclafani's left foot with a sharp grounder. Then the Pittsburgh left fielder really did some damage. Dickerson hit two first-pitch home runs, rookie Nick Kingham overcame another rain delay to pitch six shutout innings and drive in two runs, and the Pirates beat the Reds 6-2 Saturday for their season-high eighth straight win.

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  • A's acquire closer Jeurys Familia from Mets
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    A's acquire closer Jeurys Familia from Mets

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - After three years of missing the playoffs and dealing away fan favorites like Yoenis Cespedes, Josh Donaldson and Sonny Gray, the Oakland Athletics are trying to steer themselves in the opposite direction. They certainly took a significant step Saturday by acquiring New York Mets reliever Jeurys Familia to bolster a bullpen that includes All-Star closer Blake Treinen.

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  • Brewers reliever Josh Hader receives ovation back on mound
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    Brewers reliever Josh Hader receives ovation back on mound

    MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader has received a warm ovation from fans in his first appearance on the mound since his years-old racist and homophobic tweets surfaced during the All-Star Game. The left-hander jogged in from the bullpen after the Brewers scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 4-2 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers. He took a few warmup tosses before being introduced by the public address announcer.

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  • Gray wins consecutive starts, Yanks hold on to beat Mets 7-6
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    Gray wins consecutive starts, Yanks hold on to beat Mets 7-6

    NEW YORK (AP) - Aroldis Chapman had flamed out, throwing three of 19 pitches for strikes and enabling the Mets to cut a four-run, ninth-inning deficit in half. Chasen Shreve to the rescue. Yes, Chasen Shreve.

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  • Lucroy's hit in 11th gets A's by Giants
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    Lucroy's hit in 11th gets A's by Giants

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Jonathan Lucroy singled home Matt Chapman in the 11th inning to give the Oakland Athletics a 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night in front of the largest crowd to watch a baseball game at the Coliseum.

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  • Murphy lifts Rockies to 7th win in row
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    Murphy lifts Rockies to 7th win in row

    PHOENIX (AP) Tom Murphy's two-out, pinch-hit solo home run in the eighth inning lifted the Colorado Rockies to a 6-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.

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  • Alonso's 2 HRs help Indians roll 16-3
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    Alonso's 2 HRs help Indians roll 16-3

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Bartolo Colon's third attempt at making major league history ended unsuccessfully again when his pitchers' duel with Carlos Carrasco became one-sided in the fifth inning.

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