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Encarnacion hits walk-off homer, Blue Jays win 7-4

TORONTO (AP) – Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run, walk-off home run in the ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Milwaukee 7-4 on Wednesday, handing the Brewers their third straight loss. Jose Bautista and Juan Francisco also connected for the Blue Jays, who have hit a major league high 113 home runs this season. Facing Will More >

Brewers’ Davis out with strained left shoulder

TORONTO (AP) – Brewers outfielder Khris Davis is sitting out Wednesday’s game against the Blue Jays with a strained left shoulder but is expected to return to the lineup for Friday’s game at Cincinnati. The Brewers are off Thursday. Davis left Tuesday’s loss to the Blue Jays in the seventh inning after aggravating his shoulder and pectoral More >

You’re both out: Managers tossed for arguing calls

TORONTO (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke and Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons were both ejected for arguing separate plays in the eighth inning of Toronto’s 7-4 victory Wednesday. Roenicke was ejected for the first time this season after arguing that Toronto’s Steve Tolleson had swung at a two-strike pitch that hit him in More >

Bucks owners admit errors made in luring Kidd

MILWAUKEE (AP) – New Milwaukee Bucks owners Marc Lasry and Wes Edens admit there may have been errors in the process but they are nonetheless happy to have Jason Kidd as their new head coach. Kidd was formally introduced Wednesday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. He says he’s excited to work with a young Bucks More >

Porcello gets another shutout, Tigers beat A’s 3-0

DETROIT (AP) – Rick Porcello pitched a four-hitter for his second straight shutout, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 3-0 victory over the Oakland A’s on Tuesday night. Porcello (11-4) only had one career complete game before blanking the Rangers on June 26, but is now the first Tigers pitcher since Jack Morris to throw back-to-back More >

Valbuena’s sac fly lifts Cubs over Red Sox 2-1

BOSTON (AP) – Luis Valbuena broke a ninth-inning tie with a sacrifice fly that sent the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Anthony Rizzo started the inning with a single off Koji Uehara (3-2) and went to third on a double by Starlin Castro. Valbuena then lined a More >

Twins lose Mauer to injury but beat Royals 10-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Joe Mauer drove in two runs before leaving with an injury, Eduardo Nunez homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 10-2 Tuesday night. Mauer extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a two-run double down the left-field line in the fourth inning, but was noticeably limping as he ran More >

Angels hold off White Sox to complete DH sweep

CHICAGO (AP) – Kole Calhoun homered and scored twice as the Los Angeles Angels held off the Chicago White Sox 7-5 to complete a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday night. Howie Kendrick added two hits and scored two runs as the Angels won their second straight and moved to within 3 1/2 games of first-place Oakland in More >

Bautista homers as Blue Jays beat Brewers 4-1

TORONTO (AP) – Jose Bautista and Colby Rasmus hit solo home runs, Drew Hutchison struck out a career-high 10 to snap a two-start losing streak and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Tuesday. The Blue Jays ended a three-game losing streak, one shy of their season high, and won for the third More >

Arrieta tales no-hit bid into 8th for Cubs

BOSTON (AP) – Jake Arrieta held the Red Sox hitless until Stephen Drew singled with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat Boston 2-0 on Monday night in the opener of only the second series between the teams at Fenway Park since 1918. Six days after taking a perfect game into the More >