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Indians' Francona hospitalized again

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CLEVELAND (AP) Indians manager Terry Francona missed Tuesday night's game against Texas after his second trip to the hospital this month.

The Indians said doctors for now have ruled out major health issues and Francona will be monitored the next several weeks.

The 58-year-old Francona left Monday night's game because he wasn't feeling well. He spent several hours at Cleveland Clinic and underwent a series of tests.


Scherzer solid as Nats rip Arrieta, Cubs

WASHINGTON (AP) Max Scherzer allowed one run and two hits as the Washington Nationals knocked Chicago Cubs starter Jake Arrieta out in the fifth inning on the way to a 6-1 victory Tuesday night in a showdown of the past two NL Cy Young Award winners.

Scherzer (9-5) was dominant in his six innings of work, striking out six with no walks and retiring 16 of the final 17 batters he faced. The right-hander allowed an earned run in the first inning for the first time since April and his streak of 10-plus strikeout games ended at six, but he was in control almost all night.


Montero blames Arrieta for Nats' steals

WASHINGTON (AP) Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero blamed pitcher Jake Arrieta for allowing seven stolen bases in a 6-1 loss to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.

Montero unloaded on Arrieta for his slow delivery not giving him a chance to throw out baserunners.


Ex-Met Young, who lost 27 straight, dies

NEW YORK (AP) Anthony Young pitched way better than his record showed. Working as a starter or reliever, whether at home or on the road, he often threw well enough to win.

But for the longest time, he never did.


White Sox score 2 in 9th, rally by Yanks

CHICAGO (AP) Jose Abreu got another chance in a key spot for the Chicago White Sox. This time, he delivered.

Abreu hit a game-ending, two-run single off Dellin Betances, and the White Sox stopped a four-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.


Beltre's 450th HR lifts Texas over Tribe

CLEVELAND (AP) Adrian Beltre had an extra reason to celebrate moving up the all-time home run list. This latest shot also won a game.

Beltre hit his 450th career homer, a solo drive in the ninth inning off Cody Allen that sent the Texas Rangers over the Cleveland Indians 2-1.


Span lifts Giants over Rockies in 14th

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Back-to-back wins over the slumping Colorado Rockies won't get the San Francisco Giants back into contention in the NL West.

It did, however lighten the mood in manager Bruce Bochy's clubhouse, and that's a good thing considering how things have gone over the past month.


With Farrell suspended, BoSox rout Twins

BOSTON (AP) Drew Pomeranz wasn't expecting one rain delay, let alone two. But he got through both just fine.

Pomeranz pitched five solid innings, Chris Young hit a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox moved into first place in the AL East with a 9-2 victory against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.


Maeda sharp in spot start, Dodgers win

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kenta Maeda has gone from the rotation to the bullpen to spot starting this month.

Maeda, like many baseball players, was built on routine, but his job has become anything but predictable with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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