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Yanks top A's on game-ending triple-play

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NEW YORK (AP) Yankees manager Aaron Boone knew it off the bat.

"Usually, a triple play sneaks up on you," he said. "Right away, I'm thinking, `That's a triple play.'"

New York turned its record-tying third triple play of the season to strand the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, bailing out closer Aroldis Chapman from a shaky outing and closing down a 2-1 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.

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Schwarber hits 3 homers as Nats top Mets

WASHINGTON (AP) Kyle Schwarber homered three times and tied a major league record with five in a two-game span, leading the Washington Nationals over the New York Mets 5-2 Sunday to take three of four in the series.

Schwarber set a Nationals/Montreal Expos record by homering nine times in a 10-game span, increasing his total to 18 this season with his first career three homer-game. Moved in the leadoff spot on June 12, Schwarber had four RBIs for the second straight game.

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Dodgers hold on, D-backs' skid hits 17

PHOENIX (AP) Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer and passed Mel Ott for 14th on the career runs list, and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended the Arizona Diamondbacks' losing streak to 17 games with a 9-8 victory Sunday.

Arizona trailed 9-2 before rallying with six runs in the eighth, when Josh Reddick, Christian Walker and Ketel Marte had run-scoring hits. Josh Rojas' inning-ending groundout against Victor Gonzalez stranded runners at the corners.

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M's walkoff slam extends Rays' skid to 6

SEATTLE (AP) Shed Long Jr. hit a grand slam with two outs in the 10th inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Sunday for a four-game sweep.

"I knew I won the game. I didn't know it would be a grand slam off the bat," Long said. "It was unbelievable, honestly. Unbelievable. Just a great feeling. It's one of the coolest things you can do in baseball."

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Ohtani hits 23rd HR but Tigers win in 10

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Shohei Ohtani got four hits in the past three games against the Tigers. All four were homers, including a two-run shot in the fifth inning Sunday that put him tied atop the majors with 23 this season.

So when the Angels' fearsome slugger came up again in the 10th inning as the potential tying run, Detroit manager AJ Hinch wasn't at all disappointed when Michael Fulmer walked him on four cautious pitches.

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Keuchel chased early in Houston return

HOUSTON (AP) Dallas Keuchel lost in his first appearance against Houston, and Abraham Toro had a career-high four hits to lead the Astros over the Chicago White Sox 8-2 Sunday for their seventh straight win.

Keuchel, a two-time All-Star for the Astros who helped the franchise win its first World Series title in 2017, won the 2015 AL Cy Young Award with Houston. He went 76-63 in seven seasons with the Astros and left after the 2018 season for Atlanta before signing a $55.5 million, three-year contract with Chicago after the 2019 season.

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Energized Padres finish sweep of Reds

SAN DIEGO (AP) Playing in front of mostly full stands at Petco Park has helped restore the San Diego Padres' badly bruised swagger.

The fans are thrilled to be back in full force. The Padres, who won a wild card playoff series in their empty ballpark against St. Louis in October, are happy they're returned.

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Flores homers twice as Giants rout Phils

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Wilmer Flores had four hits, including two of San Francisco's four home runs, and the Giants routed the Philadelphia Phillies 11-2 on Sunday.

Brandon Crawford hit his 16th homer and Mike Yastrzemski combined with Flores for consecutive homers in the first off Zach Eflin (2-6). San Francisco has 107 home runs, tied with Toronto for the major league lead.

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Dyson sparks KC to series win over BoSox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Jarrod Dyson capped a 10-pitch at-bat with a tiebreaking, two-run double in a three-run third inning off Nathan Eovaldi, and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Sunday for their first series win in nearly three weeks.

"It was a good series win against a good team," Royals manager Mike Matheny said. "We are seeing a lot of components coming together."

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