And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — A three run lead and Rafael Soriano on the hill usually leads to an un-tuck fest. Not last night it didn't.
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Yu Darvish can't stop Brett Gardner, blames Gardner's parents Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — Your browser does not support iframes. By the most important measure, Yu Darvish had a good game Monday night. His Texas Rangers beat the New York Yankees. Darvish himself earned a win, pitching seven innings and striking out eight in Texas' 4-2 victory . But here's where Darvish failed: He still couldn't figure out Brett Gardner, the Yankees center fielder and leadoff man. Gardner hit...
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The Grand Slam: Vance Worley shuts out the Giants in exactly 100 pitches Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — A day after Greg Maddux was enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame , Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Vance Worley nearly achieved a "Maddux" — the Internet-recognized feat of throwing a complete game with fewer than 100 pitches. But this wasn't any complete game. It was a 5-0 shutout against the San Francisco Giants , in which Worley gave up four hits and struck out three. He...
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Slumping Reds strike out 18 times in bat-breaking loss to D-backs Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — You want to know what type of game it was Monday night for the Cincinnati Reds? Just watch the video above. There's Jay Bruce — who was 0-for-4 in the game with three strikeouts — breaking his bat over his knee after going down on strikes in the ninth inning of a 1-1 game. Then there's Todd Frazier — who was 0-for-6 in the Reds' 15-inning loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks — breaking his bat...
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Derek Jeter get three hits, passes Carl Yastrzemski, now seventh on all-time list Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — Derek Jeter entered Monday night's New York Yankees game two hits behind Carl Yastrzemski for seventh place on baseball's all-time hit list . In other words, it was a good time for Jeter to crank out three hits and get his ascension over with. Jeter did just that — singling to left field in the first, hitting a ground-rule double to right in the third to tie Yaz, then passing him in the most...
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Worley Tosses 4-Hitter, Pirates Beat Giants 5-0

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Vance Worley tossed a four-hitter for his first career shutout, and the Pittsburgh Pirates pounded Madison Bumgarner early in a 5-0 win over the struggling San Francisco Giants on Monday night.
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Rangers 4, Yankees 2: Gardner Puts on Show, but Yanks Lose Again

NY Times: Bats (By RANDY JENNINGS) — Brett Gardner, who hit two homers, has figured out the Texas ace Yu Darvish, but the rest of the team hasn’t as the Rangers defeated the Yankees on Monday.
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Ahmed Sends Dbacks Over Reds 2-1 in 15 Innings

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Nick Ahmed's RBI single with two outs in the 15th inning sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night and kept their franchise perfect when games go really long.
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Report: Red Sox open to trading both Jon Lester and John Lackey HardballTalk (D.J. Short) — The Red Sox hold some interesting cards going into Thursday's trade deadline.
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Carter Leads Astros Homer-Happy Win Over Athletics

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Chris Carter, Jason Castro, Marc Krauss and Matt Dominguez each hit a home run as the Houston Astros snapped a five-game skid with a 7-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.
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Wada Earns 1st MLB Win as Cubs Beat Rockies

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Tsuyoshi Wada earned his first big league win, pitching seven strong innings Monday night as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-1.
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Darvish 8 Ks as Rangers Beat Jeter, Yankees 4-2

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Yu Darvish struck out eight in seven innings for his 10th victory and J.P. Arencibia had a tiebreaking two-run single for the Texas Rangers in a 4-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night.
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Mets 7, Phillies 1: Creeping Up on .500, Mets Appear to Be Avoiding Any Major Roster Moves

NY Times: Bats (By ZACH SCHONBRUN) — The Mets scored an easy victory over the Phillies, aided by catcher Travis d’Arnaud’s three-run homer and another strong performance by starter Bartolo Colon.
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Marlins Score 4 in 9th to Beat Nationals 7-6

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Jeff Baker hit a two-out RBI single to cap a four-run rally in the ninth inning by the Miami Marlins, who extended their winning streak to five games by beating the Washington Nationals 7-6.
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Cabrera, Dickey Lead Blue Jays Over Red Sox 14-1

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Melky Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and drove in five runs, R.A. Dickey pithed three-hit ball for seven innings and the Toronto Blue Jays romped past the Boston Red Sox 14-1 on Monday night.
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