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Giants spoil Hamels' Texas debut

Cole Hamels gave up 5 runs over 7 2/3 innings, as San Francisco rode a multi-HR night from Brandon Belt to a 9-7 win in 11 innings. Belt had just 1 HR in all of July.


Baseball movement not done yet

Yovani Gallardo. Ian Kennedy. And a certain Red Sox infielder. The Baseball Tonight crew discusses the top players who could be dealt before the waiver trade deadline on Aug. 31.


Stanton recovery slower than expected

Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was hoping to return within 6 weeks of having surgery on his fractured left wrist, but the progress isn't going as expected. "Definitely slower," Stanton said. "That's the generation of your whole swing is that turnover [with] your hand and your wrist. I know what a sore wrist feels like, and now with a broken hand and the sore wrist, it takes a little longer."

Final: Giants 9, Rangers 7 (11)

San Francisco scored 3 times in the 8th inning to force extras before Hunter Pence and Brandon Belt each homered in the 11th to end the Rangers' 3-game win streak. Cole Hamels allowed 5 runs over 7 2/3 innings in his first start with Texas. Box score


Two solo homers have Giants in control

Hunter Pence led off the top of the 11th with a homer and Brandon Belt followed with his 2nd shot of the night to add some insurance against the Rangers in extras. Follow live

Final: Athletics 5, Indians 1

Aaron Brooks went 7 1/3 innings in his first start with the Athletics, allowing 5 hits and 1 run to help Oakland end its 3-game slide. Box score


Rockies snap skid at Busch Stadium

Nolan Arenado and Ben Paulsen combined for 5 RBIs in Colorado's 6-2 win over St. Louis, the Rockies' first win at the Cardinals since May 2013.


Longball fuels Astros' win

Carlos Correa (3 RBIs) and Hank Conger (5 RBIs) each smacked two home runs to snap the Diamondbacks' six-game win streak.


Reds hang on to edge Cole, Pirates

Cincinnati got to Gerrit Cole again as Eugenio Suarez knocked in three runs in the Reds' 4-3 win. Thee of Cole's 5 losses this season have come against the Reds.


Suzuki lifts Twins in the 9th

A couple of wild pitches by Seattle closer Carson Smith let Minnesota tie the score and Kurt Suzuki's single drove in the winning run in the Twins' 3-2 victory.


Hamels roughed up in Texas debut

The Giants and Rangers have done fight night justice, trading big innings in a 7-7 tie late. Cole Hamels went 7 2/3 innings, allowing 8 hits and 5 runs in his first Rangers start. Follow live


Rizzo, Cubs keep streaks rolling with win

Anthony Rizzo homered for the 4th straight game and Kyle Hendricks scattered four hits to power the Cubs to their 4th straight victory.


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Gerrit Cole has thrown at least 6 IP in 17 of his 21 starts this season. The 4 times he hasn't have all come vs the Reds, all Pirate losses.

Final: Twins 3, Mariners 2

This was a 2-1 Seattle lead with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th, until a wild pitch scored the tying run. Then Eddie Rosario stole 3rd and came home on a single to give Minnesota a confounding win. Box score


Final: Rockies 6, Cardinals 2

Ben Paulsen homered and had 3 RBIs, while Nolan Arenado added a 2-run shot, as Colorado ended a 3-game losing streak. Box score


Padres jump on Marlins early, cruise

Yangervis Solarte and Matt Kemp each had two hits and drove in a run for San Diego, which has won seven of eight and 12 of 16 after holding off Miami for a 5-3 win.


Duda does in Nationals

Lucas Duda hit two home runs and knocked in all three runs in the 3-2 win that draws the Mets just one game out of first place in the NL East.


Phillies score season high in rout

Ryan Howard recorded 3 hits and drove in his 60th run of the season, and the Phillies hit 3 home runs in their 12-2 win over the Braves. Philadelphia is an MLB-best 12-2 since the All-Star break.