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Cubs' Schwarber scratched with sore ribs

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CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber was scratched with right rib soreness before Wednesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds.

A Cubs spokesman says Schwarber, who was scheduled to bat second in the lineup and play left field, will have precautionary tests.

Chris Coghlan, originally batting third and playing right field, moved up to the second spot and shifted to left field. Austin Jackson was inserted into the lineup in right field, batting sixth.

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Greinke outduels Bumgarner in 2-1 win

LOS ANGELES (AP) Nothing the San Francisco Giants did fazed Zack Greinke. It was a hole on the mound where he pushes off with his right foot that bothered him.

It grew bigger as the game went on, causing Greinke to tweak his ankle and draw a visit from the trainer and the grounds crew. He ended up leaving a tad early, but still beat Madison Bumgarner and the Giants 2-1 on Tuesday night for the Los Angeles Dodgers' second win over their rivals in the same day.

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Cards top Nats on Moss' walkoff 3-run HR

ST. LOUIS (AP) This is what the St. Louis Cardinals had in mind when they acquired Brandon Moss at the non-waiver trade deadline.

"That's a long way to go," manager Mike Matheny said after Moss hit a three-run walk-off home run with two outs in the ninth inning for an 8-5 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.

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Goins' HR in 10th lifts Jays by Indians

TORONTO (AP) After a remarkable August, Toronto Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion saw his hitting streak end on the first day of September.

Teammate Ryan Goins, however, found a dramatic way to extend his run.

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Yankees overcome Porcello's 13 Ks in win

BOSTON (AP) The New York Yankees capitalized on the few hits they got in between strikeouts.

Brett Gardner homered and Stephen Drew hit a two-run double as the Yankees pieced together just enough offense to overcome Rick Porcello's career-high 13 strikeouts and beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 on Tuesday night.

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Brewers get to Cole early, beat Bucs 7-4

MILWAUKEE (AP) Jimmy Nelson followed up one of his worst starts of the season with one of his best.

And he did it against one of baseball's hottest teams.

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Phils win 14-8, end 10-game skid to Mets

NEW YORK (AP) - Fed up with losing to the New York Mets, Darin Ruf and the Phillies finally did something about it.

Ruf homered and had a career-high six RBIs, powering Philadelphia to a 14-8 blowout Tuesday night that emphatically ended its 10-game skid against the NL East leaders.

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Morrison's 2-run HR gets M's by Astros

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros are second in the majors with 179 home runs.

But on Tuesday night, it was the Seattle Mariners who put on a power display, hitting three homers capped by Logan Morrison's tiebreaking two-run pinch-hit long ball in the eighth inning to get a 7-5 win over the Astros.

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Verlander, Kinsler lead Tigers by Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Justin Verlander may not be pitching like he did in 2011, when he won the AL Cy Young and MVP awards.

But he's been plenty good for Detroit over the last month.

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Sano's HR sparks Twins by sloppy ChiSox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Miguel Sano has been playing with a strain of his right hamstring, a mild injury that's still a concern for the Minnesota Twins.

There's a natural solution to this. Keep hitting the ball into the seats, and Sano doesn't have to run hard at all.

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