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Judge's HR nearly leaves Safeco in win

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) The consensus was that any projections on the latest mammoth shot off the bat of Aaron Judge far underestimated the actual distance.

An approximation of 440 feet did seem a little off when the ball nearly left the stadium.

"A little short," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.


Cards get 9 in 8th, Cubs' run ends at 6

CHICAGO (AP) For 11 straight batters in the eighth inning, the St. Louis Cardinals were unstoppable.

It was an emphatic response to a heartbreaking loss.


Szczur's 4th hit lifts Padres over SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) After striking out in a swing at history during the ninth inning, Matt Szczur took a simpler approach in the 11th.

Szczur blooped a tiebreaking single for his fourth hit of the game after coming off the bench, and the San Diego Padres outlasted the San Francisco Giants 12-9 on Friday night.


Sale dominates for 12th win, hits 200 Ks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) A pitcher dreams of starts like this, his team giving him a big early lead before he even throws a pitch. Of course, teams dream of having a starting pitcher like Chris Sale.

The two came together in brilliant fashion on a warm Friday night, with the Boston Red Sox scoring five times in the top of the first and Sale throwing six scoreless innings in a 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.


P Garcia hits slam off Wood, Braves roll

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jaime Garcia maintains a poker face most of the time. But the Atlanta pitcher couldn't stop smiling after the biggest hit of his career.

Garcia launched a grand slam off previously unbeaten Alex Wood to highlight the Braves' 12-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.


Phils hand Brewers sixth straight loss

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Mastering a new pitch has turned Aaron Nola into an ace.

Nola tied a career-high with nine strikeouts in seven sharp innings, Freddy Galvis hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the reeling Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Friday night.


Bucs rout Rockies for sixth straight win

DENVER (AP) A rough first inning could have meant an early exit for Pittsburgh starter Trevor Williams. The rookie settled down, though, and rode his offense to his first win in more than a month.

Williams pitched 6 2/3 strong innings, and the surging Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 13-5 on Friday night.


Martinez hits 2 HRs, Cabrera hurt in win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Victor Martinez has called Detroit home for the last six seasons. He looks just as comfortable hitting at Target Field.

Martinez hit two home runs and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Friday night.


Encarnacion's 4 RBIs lift Tribe by Jays

CLEVELAND (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays know better than any team in baseball what happens when Edwin Encarnacion gets hot.

Encarnacion homered and drove in four runs against his former team as the Cleveland Indians routed Toronto 13-3 on Friday night.

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