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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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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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Contreras, Zobrist return as Cubs beat Mariners

Willson Contreras spiked his bat in celebration as his soaring drive headed for the bleachers. Ben Zobrist sparked Chicago’s lineup from the leadoff spot.

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Verlander pitches 3rd career no-hitter, Astros beat Jays

Justin Verlander pitched his third career no-hitter, punctuating a dominant season by striking out 14 to lead the Houston Astros past the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 on Sunday.

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Cubs rally for 5 runs in 7th to beat Mariners

Kyle Schwarber had a three-run triple to highlight a five-run seventh, and the Chicago Cubs snapped a 24-inning scoreless streak as they rallied for a 5-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday.

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Gurriel has 2 RBIs, helps Astros over Tigers

The Houston Astros allowed 14 hits on Monday night against the Detroit Tigers.

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Cubs scratch Darvish with right forearm tightness

The Chicago Cubs have scratched Yu Darvish because of right forearm tightness.

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Astros fan marks 105th birthday with baseball-themed party

A Houston Astros fan in Texas has marked her 105th birthday with a baseball-themed party including some gifts courtesy of her favorite team.

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Hendricks, Cubs edge Giants for 5th straight win

Kyle Hendricks pitched seven sharp innings and the Chicago Cubs won despite getting only two hits, edging the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Thursday for their fifth straight victory.

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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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Quintana, Rizzo lead Cubs past Pirates at LLWS

José Quintana, Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs put on quite a show.

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