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  • Fan favorite Flores homers in 12th, Mets beat Nationals 2-1

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  • Harper ejected again, Nationals lose to Mets 2-1 in 12

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  • Greinke, Dodgers beat Angels 5-3 with Guerrero’s go-ahead HR

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  • Graveman has quality start in A’s loss to Tribe

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  • Teixeira homers from both sides as Yanks rout White Sox 13-6

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mark Teixeira is on a hot streak, and it doesn’t seem to matter whether he’s swinging right- or left-handed. Teixeira homered from both sides of the plate for the record 14th time,…

  • American League

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