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Happ’s homer in five-run fifth helps Cubs past Cardinals

Ian Happ's two-run home run highlighted a five-run fifth inning, and Jason Heyward added three hits and two RBIs as the Chicago Cubs belted the visiting St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 on Thursday in a battle between National League Central Division rivals.

A's ride four-run fourth to 6-2 win over Giants

The Oakland Athletics strung together four consecutive singles in a four-run fourth inning Sunday afternoon that allowed them to hand the San Francisco Giants their first home series loss since April with a 6-2 win in the battle of interleague rivals in San Francisco.

Murphy drives in two as Nationals knock off reeling Mets

Daniel Murphy continued to haunt his former team Sunday afternoon when he laced a two-run pinch-hit single to spark a five-run seventh inning that lifted the Washington Nationals to a 6-1 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Eight-run inning lifts Marlins past Phillies

Brian Anderson hit a three-run homer as part of an eight-run fifth inning, and the last-place Miami Marlins defeated the visiting Philadelphia Phillies 10-5 in a National League East battle Sunday afternoon.

Jones, O's overcome 4-run deficit to beat Rangers, 6-5

Adam Jones lined a three-run double as part of a five-run third inning as the Baltimore Orioles scored a come-from-behind 6-5 victory over the Texas Rangers iin the final game before the All-Star break for both teams on Sunday afternoon at Oriole Park.


Trump invites Putin to Washington despite U.S. uproar over Helsinki summit

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington this autumn, the White House said on Thursday, a daring rebuttal to the torrent of criticism in the United States over Trump's failure to publicly confront Putin at their first summit for Moscow's meddling in the 2016 election. | Video