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Williamsburg Post 39 falls in 10th, drops into state losers' bracket; Morehead City overcomes Pilots

BASEBALL:  American Legion: A huge comeback by Williamsburg Post 39 went for naught Wednesday night as Lynchburg Post 16 earned an 11-10 victory in the state American Legion tournament in Winchester. Trailing 10-4, the Wildflowers scored six unanswered runs to force an extra inning. Lynchburg plated one run in the top of the 10th and stopped Post 39 in the ...

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Arrieta helps Cubs stay hot with 8-3 victory over White Sox (Jul 26, 2017)

CHICAGO (AP) Jake Arrieta pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Chicago White Sox 8-3 on Wednesday night to move into first in the NL Central. After a disappointing start to the season, the Cubs (53-47) are roaring again. The reigning World Series champions moved a season-high six games over .500 and a half-game ...

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Hosmer's big day lifts Royals to eighth straight win

DETROIT — Eric Hosmer matched his career high with five hits, including his first major league grand slam, and the Kansas City Royals extended their winning streak to a season-high eight games with a 16-2 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. Hosmer entered with 117 homers but had not hit one with the bases loaded until he connected ...

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Dragons lose despite Siri’s big night

LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Lugnuts overcame a huge night by Dayton’s Jose Siri as they defeated the Dragons 11-7 on Wednesday night.  The game was the opener to a three-game series between the Dragons and Lugnuts and the start of a seven-game road trip for the Dragons. Siri hit the first pitch of the game for a home run ...

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Shades of yesteryear as Jays go back-to-back to walk off A's

Justin Smoak tied the game with a two-run homer in the ninth, and Kendrys Morales followed with a solo shot as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied for a 3-2 walkoff win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. Josh Donaldson started the rally with a leadoff walk off Santiago Casilla (2-5). Casilla then allowed the back-to-back homers, spoiling a stellar start ...

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D-backs pound Braves with 2 HRs from Martinez, inside-the-parker from Marte

PHOENIX — Ketel Marte is still trying to find his hitting stroke since being called up from the minors in late June. He isn’t a regular player and admitted he wished he was doing better than his .220 average. On Wednesday, however, Marte showed bat and speed prowess with a rare inside-the-park home run, helping the Diamondbacks beat the Atlanta ...

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