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Strickland breaks hand punching door

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Giants closer Hunter Strickland broke his pitching hand punching a door in frustration after blowing the save and taking the loss in a 5-4 defeat to the Miami Marlins on Monday night.

The right-hander was undergoing surgery Tuesday and expected to be out six to eight weeks, manager Bruce Bochy said. An X-ray after the game revealed the break of Strickland's pinkie, similar to what sidelined lefty ace Madison Bumgarner to begin the season after he was hurt in his final spring training start.

"I'm thoroughly disappointed, trust me. I'm crushed because this guy had just grown as a pitcher and a player and a person," Bochy said. "But I know Hunter, he cares. He cares deeply. He let his emotions get away ... he had a temporary snap."

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Astros going for team-record 13-game run

HOUSTON -- There were moments during the recently completed road trip when Evan Gattis' teammates appeared to relish his run-production exploits more than he did, scenes emblematic of the prevailing fondness for the Houston Astros' bearded designated hitter.

Gattis is among the many catalysts for the Astros, who take a 12-game winning streak into Tuesday's game with the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Dodgers rally by Cubs in 9th to open DH

CHICAGO (AP) Once again, Kyle Farmer came through in a pinch for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Pinch-hitting with two outs in the ninth, Farmer doubled sharply down the left-field line to drive in two runs, and Los Angeles came back to edge the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Tuesday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.

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Kershaw to make minor-league rehab start

CHICAGO (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is scheduled make a minor league rehab start on Saturday as he continues his recovery from a strained lower back. The three-time NL Cy Young Award could be back pitching in the majors soon.

According to manager Dave Roberts, Kershaw will be limited to four innings and 60 pitches when he returns to the mound with Triple-A Oklahoma City at Omaha. If the outing goes well, Roberts hoped the left-hander's next appearance would be with Los Angeles.

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Carpenter's HR lifts Cards over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Matt Carpenter hit a tiebreaking solo homer with two out in the ninth, helping the St. Louis Cardinals edge the Philadelphia Phillies 7-6 on Tuesday night.

Carpenter also had a tying two-run double in St. Louis' four-run seventh. Tommy Pham homered and singled for the Cardinals, and Kolten Wong also went deep.

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Peralta, Aguilar lead Brewers by Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) Rookie Freddy Peralta allowed two hits in six stellar innings, Jesus Aguilar hammered his 14th home run of the season and the Milwaukee Brewers cooled off the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Peralta (2-0) struck out seven without issuing a walk, surrendering only singles to Corey Dickerson and Colin Moran in the fourth but otherwise keeping the Pirates firmly in check.

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Camargo's slam helps Braves rout Jays

TORONTO (AP) Johan Camargo hit his first career grand slam and went 4 for 5 with five RBIs, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Blue Jays 11-4 on Tuesday night to snap Toronto's home winning streak at seven games.

Camargo hit his seventh home run off Jaime Garcia (2-6) in the second, singled in the fourth, hit an RBI single in the fifth and doubled and scored in the eighth. He struck out in the ninth.

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Turner's 4 hits help Nats hold off O's

WASHINGTON (AP) Trea Turner went 4 for 4 with a homer, Anthony Rendon drove in three runs and the Washington Nationals extended their recent domination of the Baltimore Orioles with a 9-7 victory Tuesday night.

Adam Eaton had two hits and two RBIs for the Nationals, who trailed 5-1 in the fifth inning before rallying to make it six straight wins over Baltimore. Washington is 4-0 against its neighboring interleague rival this season, outscoring the Orioles by a combined 20-8.

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Clevinger Ks 10, Indians beat White Sox

CLEVELAND (AP) Mike Clevinger struck out 10 and allowed one run in 7 2/3 innings, and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Tuesday night.

Clevinger (6-2) beat Chicago for the third time this season and was in command after giving up a first-inning run. The right-hander retired 13 straight between the second and sixth while allowing five hits.

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