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Yanks hit 3 HRs off Kershaw, top Dodgers

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LOS ANGELES (AP) The New York Yankees left Los Angeles feeling good about how they matched up against the team with the best record in baseball.

DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Judge and Mike Ford homered, and Domingo German outdueled Clayton Kershaw for his major league-leading 17th win in a 5-1 victory over the Dodgers on Sunday.

"We played consistent and we have a dangerous lineup," said Judge, who homered in all three games and is one away from 100 in his career.


Braves sweep Mets, win eighth straight

NEW YORK (AP) Josh Donaldson and Dallas Keuchel were playing T-ball back in the days when Chipper Jones and the Atlanta Braves began tormenting the New York Mets.

They've picked up the tradition pretty quick.


Rendon, Nats top Cubs in 11 for sweep

CHICAGO (AP) Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez thinks Anthony Rendon should win all the awards.

"I'll make a case for him right now, yeah," a chuckling Martinez said. "MVP, Gold Glove. My man, Anthony."


Indians 3B Ramirez out with broken hand

CLEVELAND (AP) Jose Ramirez swung and felt something crack.

It was a bone in his right hand. It may as well have been Cleveland's postseason hopes.


Carpenter homers as Cards sweep Rockies

ST. LOUIS (AP) Matt Carpenter knew it was just a matter of time.

The veteran infielder busted out of a prolonged slump with a homer and two singles as the St. Louis Cardinals cruised to an 11-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies after a long rain delay Sunday.


Surging Astros get 7 in 8th, top Angels

HOUSTON (AP) The Astros finally began to barrel up baseballs in the eighth inning, and it seemed like they might never stop.

Jose Altuve's career-high tying 24th home run capped a seven-run eighth after Framber Valdez grinded through six gritty innings, and Houston beat the Los Angeles Angels 11-2 Sunday.


Machado's HR lifts Padres over Red Sox

SAN DIEGO (AP) It took just one swing by Manny Machado in the first inning to give the San Diego Padres all the runs they'd need to avoid being swept by the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox.

Machado hit a two-run home run - his first in more than three weeks - and left-hander Joey Lucchesi pitched five decent innings in the Padres' 3-1 win Sunday.


Cron, Schoop power Twins past Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The first-place Minnesota Twins didn't get many hits off Detroit starter Matthew Boyd, but they certainly made them count.

C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop homered, Martin Perez pitched six solid innings and Minnesota beat the last-place Detroit Tigers 7-4 on Sunday to win two of three in the weekend series.


Marlins rally against Nola, top Phillies

MIAMI (AP) The Marlins used the element of surprise Sunday to beat the Phillies.

They threw strikes.

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