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Albert Pujols moved his name up the record books on Wednesday night belting his 584th career home run in the Angels' 8-2 win over the Blue Jays, passing former teammate Mark McGwire into sole possession of 10th on the all-time list.
Grasping for ways to correct their poor and puzzling home record, the Cardinals leaned on two of their most reliable sources on Wednesday. With punches of power from the offense and another dazzling performance from budding ace Carlos Martinez, the Cardinals coasted to an 8-1 victory to even their three-game series with the Mets.
Jose Fernandez put an end to his slump in record fashion on Wednesday night, tossing seven scoreless innings while striking out nine in the Marlins' 3-0 victory over the Royals, snapping their nine-game winning streak.
Padres southpaw Christian Friedrich is happy to share his love of soccer, a central element in his between-starts conditioning routine.
The pair of winners' bracket games to close Wednesday's Little League World Series action provided late-day drama in totally different ways. After Panama edged South Korea in a 3-2 pitchers' duel, New York won a scintillating slugfest, 13-10, over Kentucky in the nightcap, highlighted by an other-worldly performance from second baseman Jude Abbadessa, who went 5-for-5 with six RBIs and three runs scored.
Braves outfielder Jeff Francoeur is headed to the Marlins in a three-team trade that also involves the Rangers. Rangers Minor League shortstop Dylan Moore was sent to the Braves, while Texas received three international signing slots, one from Atlanta and two from Miami.
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre's 2,900th Major League hit was a game-winner. Beltre's two-out double in the eighth inning drove home Ian Desmond with the go-ahead run, and the Rangers held on for a 6-5 victory over the Reds on Wednesday night at Great American Park.
What does Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton do for an encore after making one of the best catches of his career? He goes back to work and takes away another hit with another tremendous defensive effort.
First Albert Pujols, then David Ortiz. Two majestic home runs, two moments to savor and celebrate, eight minutes apart Wednesday night. Two opportunities to be reminded how lucky we've been to watch these guys play baseball. Sometimes, the baseball gods deliver more than we deserve.
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Kyle Hendricks got a big boost from the offense before he took the mound, thanks to a three-run first, as the Cubs beat the Padres, 6-3, on Wednesday at Petco Park to sweep the series and improve to 36 games over .500 for the first time since 1945, when they finished that season at 98-56.
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Masahiro Tanaka threw seven shutout innings and Gary Sanchez homered yet again in the Yankees' 5-0 victory over the Mariners Wednesday afternoon to close the series in Seattle. With its second consecutive win, New York took the three-game set.
Hisashi Iwakuma has a knack for turning in good outings even when he's not at his sharpest. He did so again in Wednesday's game, turning a two-run deficit after two innings into a quality start.