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Cubs send slumping Schwarber to Triple A

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MIAMI (AP) The Chicago Cubs are hoping a stint in the minors will help Kyle Schwarber find his swing again.

The 24-year-old Schwarber was sent down to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, giving the slumping slugger a chance to catch his breath after a difficult start to the season.

"We talked to him after the game yesterday and he took it really well," manager Joe Maddon said. "We're doing it to help reset him and get him back to a fresh start. As you would expect he was very professional about it. He understood it entirely."

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Athletics DFA 2-time All-Star Vogt

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Already told he would be cut, catcher Stephen Vogt asked the Oakland Athletics to announce his departure Thursday rather than be a distraction before a game against Houston the previous night.

That was typical for team-first Vogt, designated for assignment as the struggling A's transition toward youth and give Bruce Maxwell a shot behind the plate.

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Angels rally past Yanks, Judge hits 25th

NEW YORK (AP) Cameron Maybin and the Los Angeles Angels turned a little mayhem into a lot of runs.

Albert Pujols lined a go-ahead single that drove in Maybin during a messy, four-run rally in the seventh inning and the Angels overcame Aaron Judge's major league-leading 25th homer to beat the New York Yankees 10-5 on Thursday night.

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Goldschmidt helps Arizona rout Rockies

DENVER (AP) Zack Godley got off to a rough start, quickly recovered and turned in a gem for the surging Arizona Diamondbacks.

Godley shook off a leadoff home run to throw well into the eighth inning, Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Owings hit three-run homers, and the Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 10-3 on Thursday.

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Astros sweep A's, Springer hurts hand

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Josh Reddick will take a three-hit game any time. This one meant just a little bit more to the Houston Astros outfielder, though.

"You always want to do well against your former team," said Reddick, who played in Oakland for parts of five seasons. "I enjoy beating them regardless. Whether I got 0 for 4 or I go 4 for 4. So, it is fun."

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Jeter still short on cash in Marlins bid

MIAMI (AP) Derek Jeter told Major League Baseball on Thursday he doesn't yet have the necessary money to buy the Miami Marlins and is still seeking help from other investors, a person familiar with the negotiations said.

The person described the status of the Marlins' sale talks to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team isn't discussing the negotiations publicly.

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Russell's 4 hits help Cubs pound Marlins

MIAMI (AP) Addison Russell has found a groove after a slow start.

Russell tied a career high with four hits, including a home run, to pace the Chicago Cubs to an 11-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.

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Gomez's 2 HRs power Rangers by Blue Jays

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Carlos Gomez was munching on a doughnut and a piece of watermelon simultaneously before the game, when he predicted he would hit a home run.

Then there was the recording of a rooster call the Texas center fielder wanted played for one of his teammates.

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ChiSox rip Twins after near 5-hour delay

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Playing cards. Kicking soccer balls. Dancing to the music. Watching movies. Just hanging out with the guys.

Whatever the Chicago White Sox needed to pass the time with the uncooperative weather was well worth the wait.

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