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Sale scratched, ChiSox-Tigers suspended

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CHICAGO (AP) Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched from his start against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night and sent home after he destroyed collared throwback uniforms that the team was scheduled to wear.

Matt Albers, who started in Sale's place, confirmed the incident, but the White Sox provided no details after their game against Detroit was suspended by rain after eight innings tied at 3 - the game will resume Sunday before the series finale.

"You probably know what happened," Albers said. "But we're going to keep it in-house."

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Trumbo hits MLB-high 30th HR in O's win

BALTIMORE (AP) In a duel between first-place teams, the most notable performances were turned in by Mark Trumbo, who hit his major league leading 30th home run, and Kevin Gausman, who pitched seven shutout innings.

Chris Davis was the difference-maker, however, in the Baltimore Orioles' 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.

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Cruz has 2 HRs, 7 RBIs as M's pound Jays

TORONTO (AP) Mariners hitting coach Edgar Martinez is away from the team this weekend so he can watch friend and former teammate Ken Griffey Jr. be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday.

Seattle's batters seem be faring just fine without him.

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Williamson stars as Giants end slide

NEW YORK (AP) Mac Williamson had crossed paths with Ivan Nova before.

"Fun fact about Nova. I had TJ the same day he did," the San Francisco Giants rookie said, thinking back to their visit to Dr. James Andrews for Tommy John surgery on April 29, 2014. "How many guys face each other after you have surgery, the same day, the same surgeon? That's kind of cool."

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Glasnow exits, Pirates score 5 in 5th

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates can't feel all that excited about their victory Saturday because of an injury to their top pitching prospect.

Tyler Glasnow was removed with shoulder discomfort before Gregory Polanco and David Freese hit two-run singles during a five-run fifth inning that rallied Pittsburgh over the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4.

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Twins pound out 19 hits, beat BoSox 11-9

BOSTON (AP) The Minnesota Twins are proving they haven't given up.

After opening the season with just 16 wins in their first 56 games, the Twins have started the post All-Star break nicely. They earned their fifth victory in nine games to clinch a winning road trip.

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Stanton has 4 hits as Marlins top Mets

MIAMI (AP) When Giancarlo Stanton reached the dugout after hitting a majestic go-ahead homer Saturday night, Jose Fernandez greeted him with a grin and a flurry of punches to the chest, one slugger pounding on another.

Stanton homered and had his first four-hit game since 2012, driving in three runs to give Fernandez all the support he needed, and the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 7-2.

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Beltre jacks No. 427 as Rangers end skid

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) With the Texas Rangers' defense committing three errors in the first three innings, Cole Hamels had to pitch out of some dangerous situations.

Hamels allowed one unearned run in 5 1/3 innings, Nomar Mazara and Adrian Beltre homered and the Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-4 on Saturday night.

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Drew's RBI triple sends Nats by Padres

WASHINGTON (AP) Stephen Drew returned to the Washington Nationals after a multiday illness sapped strength and pounds, then found enough energy for a timely hit Saturday night.

Drew hit a game-ending RBI triple in the ninth inning to give the Nationals a 3-2 win over the San Diego Padres .

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Nieuwenhuis hits 2 HRs in rout of Cubs

MILWAUKEE (AP) Mired in a 0-for-18 slump entering the game, Kirk Nieuwenhuis broke out in a big way.

Nieuwenhuis hit two home runs for his third career multi-homer game, matched a season high with three hits and set a season mark with four RBIs to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Saturday night.

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