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Cardinals RHP Wacha strains oblique

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha has left Wednesday's start against the Philadelphia Phillies with a left oblique strain.

Wacha exited the game in the bottom of the fourth. He allowed three runs - one earned - in 3 2/3 innings.

Wacha surrendered a two-run homer to Cesar Hernandez and pitched to one more batter before he was replaced by Mike Mayers.

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Cubs closer Morrow on DL with tight back

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs will have to get by without closer Brandon Morrow for at least a little while.

The Cubs placed the right-hander on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday because of lower back tightness, leaving a short-handed bullpen without its most important piece.

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Happ wins 5th straight, Jays top Braves

TORONTO (AP) The better J.A. Happ pitches for the Toronto Blue Jays, the better the chance he finishes the season with another team.

Happ pitched a season-high 8 1/3 innings to win his fifth straight decision, Kendrys Morales hit a two-run home run and the Blue Jays beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 Wednesday for Toronto's seventh win in eight home games.

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Gennett, Suarez HRs rally Reds by Tigers

CINCINNATI (AP) Scooter Gennett hit a tying two-run homer, and Eugenio Suarez also connected on the next pitch - a hit originally ruled a double but changed to a homer on review - as the Cincinnati Reds rallied to a 5-3 victory Wednesday and a two-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers.

The Reds moved ahead in the all-time series 13-11, with two games left at Comerica Park starting July 31.

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Tigers-Royals in Omaha before 2019 CWS

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals will play a regular-season game in Omaha the week the 2019 College World Series opens, The Associated Press has learned.

Major League Baseball and the NCAA have been working to arrange a game as a kickoff event to the CWS, two people close to the situation told the AP on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss details.

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Giants closer breaks hand punching door

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Giants closer Hunter Strickland broke his pitching hand punching a door in frustration after blowing the save and taking the loss in a 5-4 defeat to the Miami Marlins on Monday night.

The right-hander had surgery Tuesday and expected to be out six to eight weeks, manager Bruce Bochy said. An X-ray after the game revealed the break of Strickland's pinkie, similar to what sidelined lefty ace Madison Bumgarner to begin the season after he was hurt in his final spring training start.

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Trout stays hot, Angels hold off D-backs

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) There is never a June gloom for Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout.

Trout drove in two runs, Kole Calhoun and Ian Kinsler added solo homers and the Angels held on for a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.

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Yankees back German with 4 HRs, beat M's

NEW YORK (AP) In their first road test against baseball's top team, the upstart Seattle Mariners were no match for the Yankees' pitching and power.

Domingo German tossed two-hit ball over a career-high seven innings and Giancarlo Stanton hit one of New York's four home runs Tuesday night in a 7-2 victory against the Mariners.

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Escobar sparks Twins past Red Sox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Eduardo Escobar, yet again, gave the Minnesota Twins the go-ahead hit.

Two of them, of course. He's become a doubles machine.

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