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Hosmer has 5 hits, Royals win 8th in row

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DETROIT (AP) The Kansas City Royals don't play the Detroit Tigers again until September.

That might be the one thing that keeps them from making a postseason run.

The Royals extended their winning streak to eight games with a 16-2 rout of the Tigers on Wednesday night. Five of the eight wins have come against the Tigers, who they have outscored 40-10 in the last four games, including a 16-4 win on July 20.

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Sale Ks 11 as Red Sox beat M's 4-0

SEATTLE (AP) When Chris Sale woke up Wednesday, he was unaware the Red Sox were on a four-game losing streak.

"I actually fell asleep before the end of it. I woke up this morning and heard the news," Sale said of Boston's 13-inning loss the previous night.

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Nationals' Strasburg headed to 10-day DL

WASHINGTON (AP) One day after expressing hope Stephen Strasburg would make his next start, the Washington Nationals will place the right-hander on the 10-day disabled list.

The official move will take place Thursday and be retroactive to Monday with right-hander Erick Fedde being called up from Triple-A Syracuse. Manager Dusty Baker announced the plan following Wednesday's 8-5 victory over Milwaukee.

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Dodgers rally from 5 down to stun Twins

LOS ANGELES (AP) Justin Turner had a game-winning single with two outs in the ninth off All-Star closer Brandon Kintzler to propel the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-5 comeback victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.

The Dodgers rallied from a 5-0 deficit for their fifth consecutive victory and 28th comeback win of the season. They increased their baseball-best record to 71-31.

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Indians' run hits 6 after late outburst

CLEVELAND (AP) Bradley Zimmer isn't playing like someone who wasn't called up from the minors until May 16.

In fact, the rookie center fielder is a big reason why the Cleveland Indians are playing their best baseball of the season.

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Marlins rough up Darvish in 22-10 win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Dee Gordon homered on the first pitch of the game, and the Miami Marlins kept piling on against Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers.

Darvish allowed a career-worst 10 runs, and Miami added plenty more runs after that - including a 468-foot blast for Giancarlo Stanton's majors-best 33rd homer in the eighth. The Marlins set a franchise record in a 22-10 victory Wednesday night.

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Arrieta helps Cubs move into 1st place

CHICAGO (AP) One after another, the starting pitchers for the Chicago Cubs are delivering every night.

It was Jake Arrieta's turn on Wednesday.

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Nats score 7 in 8th, rally past Brewers

WASHINGTON (AP) The Nationals usually are at their best with Bryce Harper in the lineup. On Wednesday night, Washington found its groove offensively after its All-Star was ejected and the score tied in the eighth.

Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Lind each had two-run doubles in a seven-run eighth inning to help the Washington Nationals rally past the Milwaukee Brewers 8-5.

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Rockies get All-Star P Neshek from Phils

ST. LOUIS (AP) The Colorado Rockies have obtained right-hander Pat Neshek from the Philadelphia Phillies for three minor league players on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old Neshek is 3-2 with a 1.12 ERA in 43 relief appearances for the Phillies. A two-time All-Star, Neshek has played parts of 11 seasons with six teams.

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