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Phillies beat Brewers behind Williams, Eickhoff, Kendrick

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Williams is sticking to his same, aggressive approach at the plate, no matter how pitchers are pitching to him. Williams homered and had three more RBIs, Jerad Eickhoff pitched six strong innings and Howie Kendrick continued to increase his trade value with two hits and two RBIs as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 on Sunday.

Lance McCullers struggles again in Astros’ loss to Orioles

McCullers, the Astros' All-Star No. 2 starter who had a dominant first half, failed to complete five innings for a third consecutive outing in the Astros' 9-7 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards.. BALTIMORE - If Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow is on the fence about dealing prospects for another frontline starter before the July 31 trade deadline, perhaps Lance McCullers Jr.'s recent performances will sway him.

Kershaw headed to DL after leaving with back injury

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is headed to the disabled list after his latest back injury. The All-Star left his start against the Atlanta Braves after two innings on Sunday because of right low back tightness.

Dodgers lose injured Kershaw, beat Braves 5-4 in 10

Manager Dave Roberts said the All-Star ace was headed to the 10-day disabled list after Kershaw left 21 pitches into his start on Sunday because of right low back tightness. The NL West leaders overcame a blown save by Kenley Jansen to beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Logan Forsythe's bases-loaded single in the 10th inning and gain a split in the four-game series.

Getaway Day: A pair of aces get lost in the shuffle

Baltimore Orioles: Although the O's are coming off a positive week that included a four-game sweep of the Rangers, they still are preparing to enter a week that could be defined by selling off as opp

Yankees win first series in 6 weeks, beat Mariners 6-4

New York won a series for the first time in six weeks when Aroldis Chapman struck out Ben Gamel with a runner on to preserve a 6-4 victory over Seattle on Sunday, their third win in four games against the Mariners this weekend. The bullpen entered Sunday leading the majors with 18 blown saves, but Chad Green, Dellin Betances and Daniel Robertson combined for 4 1/3 perfect innings before Chapman finished in shaky fashion for his 11th save.

Valbuena’s solo homer lifts Angels to 3-2 win over Red Sox

(AP) — Luis Valbuena hit a tiebreaking solo home run in the seventh inning, Mike Trout and Andrelton Simmons also homered and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 on Sunday. Valbuena hit his ninth shot of the season into short right field to leadoff the inning, rounding out a trio of solo homers for the Angels.

Royals beat White Sox 5-4, extending Chicago’s skid to 9

Whit Merrifield, Jorge Bonifacio and Eric Hosmer hit consecutive home runs off Derek Holland in the fourth inning for a 3-0 lead, and Merrifield hit another solo shot in the eighth off Dan Jennings to tie the score at 4. Kelvin Herrera (3-2) struck out two in a perfect ninth, extending the scoreless streak by the Royals bullpen to 18 innings over five games.

Britton gets AL saves record as Orioles beat Astros 9-7

BALTIMORE (AP) — Zach Britton set an American League record by converting his 55th consecutive save opportunity, blanking the Houston Astros in the ninth inning the seal the Baltimore Orioles' 9-7 victory on Sunday. Britton struck out the first two batters and issued a walk before pinch-hitter George Springer bounced into a force play to end it.

Kluber strikes out season-high 14, Indians top Blue Jays 8-1

Cleveland's ace struck out a season-high 14 in 7 2/3 innings and showed no signs of the neck problem that pushed back him back in the rotation with another dominating performance in the Indians' 8-1 victory Sunday. Kluber (8-3) allowed five hits, including Kevin Pillar's leadoff homer in the third, and reached double figures in strikeouts for the ninth time in 16 starts.

Astros’ Ken Giles excited for return trip to Philadelphia

Ken Giles, in his second season with the Astros after being traded in Dec. 2015, pitched in 113 games for the Phillies in 2014-15.. BALTIMORE --- The Astros' series opener against the Phillies on Monday night will signify Ken Giles' first game back at Citizens Bank Park since the finale of his first full professional season in 2015.

Astros’ Collin McHugh implements slider to repertoire

BALTIMORE --- While rehabbing the elbow injury that cost him the first three-plus months of the season, Astros starter Collin McHugh tinkered with a new pitch: a slider. McHugh implemented the pitch to use against right-handed hitters, a complement to the cutter he will throw against lefties.

Astros’ Colin Moran suffers facial fracture, surgery possible

BALTIMORE --- Astros third baseman Colin Moran suffered a facial fracture and a concussion from the freak incident Saturday night in which he fouled a pitch off his face. Infielder Tyler White was recalled from Class AAA to fill the vacant spot on the active roster..

Astros place Colin Moran on 10-day disabled list

The Houston Astros have officially placed infielder Colin Moran on their 10-day disabled list, the club announced on Sunday morning...

LEADING OFF: Quintana-Wacha at Wrigley, Kershaw aims at 16th

Quintana was acquired in a trade with the crosstown Chicago White Sox during the All-Star break, then made a dazzling debut for his new team, striking out 12 in seven scoreless innings at Baltimore last weekend. Arizona holds the top NL wild-card spot, and Lovullo wants his top starters ready to pitch deep into the season.