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Yankees pull OF Stanton from rehab stint

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The New York Yankees will have to wait a little longer for the return of the Giancarlo Stanton.

The outfielder took a step back in his return from arm injuries and won't play in any rehabilitation games for seven to 10 days because of left calf tightness.

Shortstop Didi Gregorius moved ahead toward a mid-June return when he went 1 for 3 with a walk as the designated hitter in an extended spring training game Wednesday after taking one day off due to dehydration.

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A's Davis to have MRI on hip; not on IL

CLEVELAND (AP) Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis is undergoing an MRI on his ailing left hip in Cleveland, but the team has opted against placing him on the injured list for now.

On Tuesday night, Oakland manager Bob Melvin and Davis both said the 2018 major league home run leader would be going on the 10-day IL after the injury flared up during a 5-3 win over the Indians.

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Montas pitches A's to sixth straight win

CLEVELAND (AP) After making stops in three cities over 10 days on the road, Frankie Montas and the Oakland Athletics are headed home.

And they're bringing the longest active winning streak in the majors with them.

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Indians DFA veteran OF Gonzalez

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Indians could no longer wait for Carlos Gonzalez to help pull their struggling offense from a season-long funk.

The veteran outfielder was designated for assignment prior to Wednesday's game against Oakland. Gonzalez, who signed a minor-league contract in spring training, batted .210 with two home runs and seven RBIs in 30 games.

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Brewers rally for wild win over Reds

MILWAUKEE (AP) Yasmani Grandal homered during a big rally, then started a bizarre double play on a pitch that got past him and bounced to the backstop, helping the Milwaukee Brewers outlast the Cincinnati Reds 11-9 on Wednesday.

Trailing 6-1 in the third inning, Grandal hit a two-run homer as the Brewers scored five times in the sixth for an 11-8 lead.

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Rangers edge Mariners, sweep 3-game set

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Adrian Sampson and the Texas Rangers like the results of these delayed lengthy pitching appearances, with the right-hander entering after an "opener" gets through the first few batters.

Sampson allowed one earned run over 5 1/3 innings after taking over in the second inning Wednesday, getting his second big league victory in a 2-1 win over the Seattle Mariners. That is the same way he got his first victory five days earlier against the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Keller gets Royals by Cards in DH opener

ST. LOUIS (AP) Brad Keller snapped out of his slump for the Kansas City Royals and kept the Cardinals in their funk.

Keller threw seven-plus innings of two-hit baseball, Jorge Soler hit a three-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat St. Louis 8-2 Wednesday in the first game of a doubleheader. The Cardinals have lost 10 of 12.

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Scherzer, deGrom set to duel in New York

The Washington Nationals headed to the Big Apple early Monday morning with a chance to deliver the final knockout blow to the New York Mets and embattled manager Mickey Callaway. Two Mets wins later, the Nationals are the punch-drunk team that looks as if it could topple over with a slight nudge.

Fortunately for the Nationals, Max Scherzer is on the mound Wednesday night. Unfortunately for Washington, so too will Jacob deGrom.

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Orioles acquire OF Broxton from Mets

BALTIMORE (AP) The Orioles bolstered their outfield defense by acquiring Keon Broxton from the New York Mets on Wednesday for $500,000 in 2019-20 international signing bonus pool allotment.

Broxton was designated for assignment last week by the Mets after batting .143 in 34 games with no homers and two RBIs. The Orioles, however, like the idea of having his glove in center field after experimenting with rookie Stevie Wilkerson over the past month.

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