|In the Astros' 3-0 win over the Angels, Scott Kazmir allowed three hits in 7 2/3 innings. The southpaw has five games this season in which he has finished with at least seven innings, no runs, and no more than three hits allowed. Those five are the most for an American League pitcher since Pedro Martinez had six in 2002, and are the most for an AL southpaw since Ron Guidry had five in 1978.
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|Bryce Harper homered twice in the Nationals' 7-2 victory over the Marlins. His eighth multihomer effort came with Harper at the age of 22 years and 286 days.
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|Facing a 5-0 deficit after the first inning, the Yankees responded with 21 runs over the final eight frames to defeat the Rangers, 21-5. New York tallied 11 runs in the second inning, three shy of the American League record for most runs in any second inning.
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|With the Cubs down a run and down to their final out in the ninth, Kris Bryant jacked a two-run homer to give Chicago a rousing 9-8 victory over Colorado.
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|In Chicago on Saturday, Cole Hamels threw the 13th no-hitter in Phillies history: a dominating gem that saw the left-hander fan 13 and walk two. With Hamels throwing this no-no, the last 12 have come from a National League team.
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|Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw took a perfect game into the seventh against the Mets and finished with a three-hit shutout bolstered by 11 K's and no walks. Kershaw has fanned at least 11 with no walks in each his past three starts. He is the first Dodgers pitcher since at least 1914 to do this.
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|In the Indians' 7-5 win over the Brewers, Michael Brantley singled twice, doubled, homered and drove in four. Brantley went 2-for-2 with runners in scoring position, lifting his average in that split to .364. That mark is actually down from the heights Brantley has been experiencing in the past two years, when he hit .375 and .376.
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|In Philadelphia, Rays starting pitcher Nate Karns homered off Phillies starter Aaron Nola in the third inning for the game's only run. Nola -- a 22-year-old right-hander -- was making his Major League debut. Dating back to 1914, he is the first Phillies starter in his debut to take the loss in a 1-0 game.
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|The Angels swept a doubleheader against the Red Sox to complete a four-game series sweep against Boston. The Angels have won five straight and 23 of their last 33. Since the start of play on June 11, they own the best record in the Majors and have jumped from third place in the American League West (four games back of first place) to first (two games up).
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|In Washington on Sunday, Zack Greinke limited the Nationals to three hits in eight scoreless innings, and he came away with the victory as the Dodgers claimed a 5-0 win.
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|Mike Trout went deep to become the sixth player in All-Star history to belt a leadoff home run. At 23 years and 341 days old, Trout is the youngest of the sextet, which is also made up of Frankie Frisch (1934), Lou Boudreau ('42), Willie Mays ('65), Joe Morgan ('77) and Bo Jackson ('89).
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|In the Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders at Great American Ball Park, Todd Frazier's 39th home run of the evening made him the champion. Frazier defeated two-time champ Prince Fielder in the first round (14-13), got past Josh Donaldson in the semis (10-9) and then edged Joc Pederson in the final round (15-14). With the title, Frazier became the second player to win the Derby in his home ballpark.
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|The Pirates have nine extra-inning game-tying or go-ahead hits this season, with four of them coming in the past two games. Those nine for the season are tied for the most in the Majors, with the Cubs also having nine. The Cardinals have the next most in the Majors, with eight.
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|In the Dodgers' 5-0 win against the Phillies, Clayton Kershaw went the distance on an eight-hitter and fanned 13 with no walks. Only two lefties since 1914 have posted more than the two career shutouts with at least 10 strikeouts and no walks on Kershaw's resume: Randy Johnson (seven) and Sandy Koufax (four).
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|Albert Pujols and Mike Trout homered in the Angels' 10-2 win over the Rockies, marking the sixth time they've gone deep in the same game this season.
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|Chris Sale (9.0 IP, 6 hits, 2 ER) and Mark Buehrle (8.0 IP, 9 hits, 0 ER) each went the distance as the White Sox defeated the Blue Jays, 4-2, on Monday. This game took an hour and 54 minutes to complete -- the shortest nine-inning game since Aug. 9, 2011, when the Rays and James Shields beat the Royals in one hour and 53 minutes. Sale's streak of double-digit strikeout games ended at eight (he fanned six), but he now has 147 strikeouts on the season -- the most by a White Sox pitcher by the All-Star break. In 1973, Wilbur Wood had 142.
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|On Saturday, 22-year-old Bryce Harper hit his 25th home run of the year. With the homer, Harper became the fourth player to be in an age-22 or younger season and have at least 25 homers by the All-Star break.
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|Francisco Liriano kept the Tigers off the board for seven frames, and the Pirates completed a three-game sweep with an 8-4 victory in Detroit. As a team, Pittsburgh owns an historic 2.91 ERA. compiled a 2.65 ERA.
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|Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco surrendered a single to Joey Butler with two out in the ninth and took his 10th win instead of the franchise's 15th no-no, finishing with 13 strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings.
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|In his sixth Major League appearance, Seattle's Mike Montgomery hurled a one-hit shutout to beat the Padres, 5-0. Montgomery is the 24th pitcher since 1914 to have a shutout (of the nine-inning variety) on one hit or no hits within his first six games, and he is the first to do this Clay Buchholz threw a no-hitter in his second game, on Sept. 1, 2007.
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