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BoSox's Sale overpowers Twins, wins 10th

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BOSTON (AP) The way Chris Sale and the Boston relievers were pitching, the Red Sox didn't need to score a lot.

Sale went 6 1/3 overpowering innings with nine strikeouts, Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer for the third straight game and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Monday in a matchup of two of the AL's top teams.

"When you've got him on the mound, all you need is a couple and he's going to do the rest," Moreland said. "Obviously, tonight was another example of that."

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Angels win 4-0, end Dodgers' 10-game run

LOS ANGELES (AP) Ricky Nolasco was pitching well while holding the big-hitting Dodgers scoreless. The only thing that stopped him was a liner that hit him in the shin and ended his night.

Still, Nolasco pitched into the seventh inning to pick up his first win in almost two months, Yunel Escobar drove in two runs and the Los Angeles Angels snapped the Dodgers' 10-game winning streak, 4-0 on Monday night.

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Down 7, Indians rally past Rangers 15-9

CLEVELAND (AP) The Indians trailed by seven runs and were without manager Terry Francona by the fourth inning Monday night. Coming off a disheartening sweep to a division rival, Cleveland badly need a few runs.

They got them, and then they kept on going.

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Cubs allow 4 in 9th, hold off Nats 5-4

WASHINGTON (AP) After a nail-biting victory over the NL East leading Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon still cringed to consider what could've happened.

He almost found out after the Nationals scored four runs in the ninth before Wade Davis struck out big league batting leader Ryan Zimmerman with runners on second and third to blunt a comeback bid, and Cubs preserved a 5-4 victory in the opener of a four game series Monday night

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Giants snap slide at 5, Rockies' skid 6

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) For a night, the San Francisco Giants delivered the key hits with runners in scoring position. They got contributions from throughout the order, made things happen on the basepaths and did all the little things. Music blared in a victorious clubhouse.

San Francisco finally got Jeff Samardzija back in the win column, too.

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Chapman holds on as Yanks edge White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) Not much has come easy for the New York Yankees over the past two weeks. Not even the wins.

Jordan Montgomery matched his season high with seven solid innings and closer Aroldis Chapman shut down a ninth-inning rally just in time, lifting the Yankees over the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on Monday night.

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Rays acquire SS Hechavarria from Marlins

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays are in the thick of the AL East race and hoping Adeiny Hechavarria can help them stay there.

Tampa Bay acquired the veteran shortstop from the Miami Marlins more than a month before the trade deadline Monday, saying he's a "Gold Glove-caliber" defender who's also capable of making them better offensively.

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Arizona beats Phils for 12th win in 14

PHOENIX (AP) Zack Greinke had a lot of misses by a little bit.

But even when he's not at his best, the Arizona right-hander is still one of the best pitchers in baseball.

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Grichuk, Gyorko power Cardinals by Reds

ST. LOUIS (AP) Randal Grichuk looks good since his return from Triple-A. So does the St. Louis lineup.

Grichuk homered for the second straight game and the Cardinals broke out the bats again for an 8-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday.

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