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Stanton hits 55th HR as Marlins rip Mets

(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

MIAMI (AP) Maybe it was the breather Giancarlo Stanton requested and received, or the move one spot down in the batting order that rejuvenated his home run swing.

Perhaps it was Mets pitching.

Stanton hit his 55th homer - and his first in nine days - while driving in four runs to help the Miami Marlins beat New York 13-1 Monday night.


Chapman 5-out save gets Yanks past Twins

NEW YORK (AP) With the Yankees barely clinging to a late lead in a game with October implications, Aroldis Chapman made fast work of Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins.

Really fast.


Altherr's slam off Kershaw lifts Phils

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Through 10 seasons, 287 starts and more than 1,900 innings, Clayton Kershaw had never given up a grand slam. Until Monday night.

Aaron Altherr hit his second career grand slam, a 418-foot blast to left off Kershaw in the sixth, to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the Los Angeles Dodgers and their ace, 4-3.


Benintendi lifts Red Sox over O's in 11

BALTIMORE (AP) Roaring from behind and then finally winning in extra innings, the Boston Red Sox did more than merely maintain their lead in the AL East.

They showed their mettle, a characteristic that should come in handy during the postseason.


Brewers gain ground by blanking Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) While a few key players in the NL playoff picture took a night off Monday, Brewers left-hander Brent Suter got in a little extra work.

Suter pitched five efficient innings, Ryan Braun homered and Milwaukee beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 to gain ground in its playoff chase.


Pedroia exits after taking foul off face

BALTIMORE (AP) Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was struck in the face by his own foul ball and forced out of Boston's game against the Baltimore Orioles with a bruised nose.

The Red Sox listed him as day to day.


Olson homers again as A's beat Tigers

DETROIT (AP) The Oakland Athletics weren't trying to pull a fast one on the Detroit Tigers.

The effect, though, was much the same.


Tigers P Ferrell hit in head, jogs off

DETROIT (AP) Detroit Tigers pitcher Jeff Ferrell was alert and responsive after being hit in the head by a line drive Monday night.

Ferrell was struck in the right side of the head by a drive off the bat off Oakland's Ryon Healy measured at 102.6 mph.


O's minors P Gonzalez dies in car crash

BALTIMORE (AP) Miguel Gonzalez, a minor league pitcher in the Baltimore Orioles organization, has died of injuries he sustained in a car accident in the Dominican Republic last weekend.

The 21-year-old Gonzalez was signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2014 and pitched for the Orioles in the Dominican Summer League for the past three seasons.

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