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Big league ballparks broil as heat wave grips much of majors

At Wrigley Field, misters in the back of the bleachers tried to cool the crowd. At Yankee Stadium, only one player took batting practice on the field. In Cleveland, rules were relaxed on what fans could bring into the park.

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Manfred: Baseballs not juiced, but decreased drag puzzling

Faced with a record onslaught of home runs that has convinced many pitchers that baseballs are juiced, Commissioner Rob Manfred says the sport has been unable to find any changes in the manufacturing process.

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Houston’s Correa out for 4-6 weeks with fractured rib

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa has a fractured rib that will keep him out 4-6 weeks.

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MLB attendance down another 1.4%, 4th straight drop

The Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins drew 12,653 Wednesday night — combined.

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Rizzo’s 2-run HR in 9th lifts Cubs over Dodgers

Anthony Rizzo hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.

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Urquidy dominates struggling Rangers in Astros’ win

José Urquidy threw seven dominant innings for his first major league win and Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run homer, sending the Houston Astros to a 6-1 victory over the skidding Texas Rangers on Saturday night.

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Hendricks masters Cardinals again in Cubs’ win

Kyle Hendricks tossed one-run ball over seven innings to continue his dominance over St. Louis, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday night.

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Astros use big 1st inning to hold off Mariners

Robinson Chirinos homered to cap a three-run first inning, Houston added an insurance run on a baffling play by Seattle’s defense, and the Astros beat the Mariners 4-2 on Monday night for their sixth win in seven games.

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Ryu strong again as Dodgers get past Marlins

Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven strong innings and combined with Kenta Maeda and Kenley Jansen to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 Friday night.

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Child hit by line drive at Astros game, taken to hospital

A young fan was taken to the hospital after getting struck by a foul ball during Wednesday night’s game between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros.

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Dodgers beat Red Sox in 12 innings on Muncy’s RBI walk

The World Series weekend rematch added a flashback to last fall’s epic Game 3.

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