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Harper homers, Rallies Phils in 17-8 win over Chicago Cubs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper keeps earning those “MVP!” chants in Philly. Harper doubled to start a seven-run, game-tying rally in the fourth inning, doubled in the go-ahead run in the sixth and sealed the Philadelphia Phillies’ 17-8 win over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night with a three-run homer in the seventh. Harper’s NL…

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Cardinals power past Mets 11-4 for 3-game sweep

NEW YORK— After a big night back home, Harrison Bader was munching happily on his postgame meal when it was time to field a few questions. “New York-style pizza is delicious,” he said. “New York-style bagels, New York- style pizza, is just good for the soul.” Bader and the streaking Cardinals are starting to taste…

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Angels beat White Sox 3-2

CHICAGO (AP) — Angels manager Joe Maddon has learned at least one thing about Brandon Marsh in the outfielder’s first season in the majors. “When he hits the ball, he hits it hard,” Maddon said. Sure looks that way. Marsh hit a tie breaking solo homer off Michael Kopech in the eighth inning, and Los…

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Cubs beat fading Phillies, 6-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Gibson retired the first 12 batters. Not a bad start. Then Gibson embodied the Phillies’ late-season malaise and watched 12 straight outs dissolve into three runs allowed in 12 consecutive pitches. The pennant race in Philly has turned into a September slog. Patrick Wisdom and Alfonso Rivas hit back-to- back homers…

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Wainwright wins 5th straight; shuts out Mets, 7-0

By JERRY BEACH Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Wainwright won his fifth straight start in a rare matchup of 40-year -old pitchers, and the St. Louis Cardinals blanked the New York Mets 7-0 on Monday night. Paul Goldschmidt homered and had two RBIs for the surging Cardinals, who have won five of six. St. Louis is tied with San…

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Stafford leads L. A. Rams past Bears, 34-14

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Matthew Stafford’s sec- ond pass for the Los Angeles Rams traveled 53 majestic yards through the air and dropped right into the hands of Van Jefferson, who fell down untouched, stood up and scored. The Rams have bet their future on Stafford being the key…

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Cards beat Reds, 2-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) — J.A. Happ can finally get a good night of sleep. The St. Louis left-hander threw 5 1/3 shutout innings in the Cardinals’ 2-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. Nolan Arenado homered for the second game in a row and Happ combined with four other hurlers on a five- hit…

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Cubs lose to S. F. Giants

CHICAGO (AP) — Wilmer Flores flew halfway across the country knowing he would play in just one game before heading back home. Turns out it was a worth- while trip. Flores homered and drove in three runs, Kris Bryant scored two against his former team, and the San Francisco Giants hung on to beat the…

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White Sox win with walk-off Garcia home run

CHICAGO (AP) — Leury Garcia hit a game-ending home run with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Chicago White Sox over the Boston Red Sox 2-1 Sunday. After Boston reliever Garrett Whitlock (8-4) struck out Eloy Jiménez and Yasmani Grandal to begin the inning, Garcia fell behind 0-2 before hitting a 98…

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Kris Bryant cheered in Wrigley return, Giants win 5th straight game

By MATT CARLSON Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant drew a pair of stand- ing ovations in his return to Wrigley Field, then Evan Longoria and Brandon Belt homered in the seventh inning to send the San Francisco Giants over the Chicago Cubs 6-1 Friday for their fifth straight win. The Giants, who entered 2…

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