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Carpenter has 3 HRs, 2 2Bs as Cards roll

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CHICAGO (AP) Matt Carpenter hit three home runs and two doubles in just six innings, tying the major league record for extra-base hits in a game, and the St. Louis Cardinals hammered the Chicago Cubs 18-5 Friday.

Carpenter went 5 for 5 and drove in seven runs at Wrigley Field. He led off the game with a home run and was pulled after adding a three-run drive in the sixth.

Carpenter became the 14th player with five extra-base hits in a game, and the first to do it for the Cardinals.

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Machado making Dodgers debut vs. Brewers

MILWAUKEE -- Manny Machado will be at Miller Park this weekend to open the second half, just not in the way the Milwaukee Brewers were hoping for.

The Brewers were among the teams bidding for Machado's services but ultimately the Los Angeles Dodgers won the sweepstakes, sending five prospects to the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday to add the All-Star shortstop for the stretch run.

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Mariners give manager Servais extension

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners will have some continuity in the managerial chair for a change.

Seattle signed Scott Servais to a multiyear contract extension Friday as the club opened the second half of the season in position to potentially end the longest current playoff drought in the four major pro sports.

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Hader apologizes to teammates for tweets

MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader has apologized to his team after years-old racist and homophobic tweets surfaced during the All-Star Game.

Hader spoke with teammates before a home game Friday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was first game for the Brewers since the All-Star break.

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Nationals activate Strasburg, Zimmerman

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals activated right-hander Stephen Strasburg from the 10-day disabled list and first baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 60-day DL ahead of Friday's series opener against the Atlanta Braves.

Strasburg (6-6, 3.46 ERA) started Friday against Washington's NL East foe. The right-hander landed on the DL June 10 with right shoulder inflammation. In 13 starts, Strasburg has 95 strikeouts and 19 walks.

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Tigers' Fulmer hurts oblique, put on DL

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Tigers have put right-hander Michael Fulmer on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

The Tigers announced the move Friday. Detroit also activated outfielder Leonys Martin from the DL, optioned outfielder Mikie Mahtook to Triple-A Toledo and recalled right-hander Victor Alcantara from Toledo.

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DeGrom: Preference is to stay with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) Pitcher Jacob deGrom's first preference is to remain with the New York Mets.

His agent, Brodie van Wagenen, said this week that if the Mets are not interested in a long-term deal for the 30-year-old All-Star right-hander, they should consider trade options.

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Rangers put Mazara on DL, recall Calhoun

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers are going to get another big league look at the top prospect they got in the trade for Yu Darvish last summer.

Outfielder Willie Calhoun was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Friday for his first stint in the majors this season after the Rangers put outfielder Nomar Mazara on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right thumb.

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O's designate RHP Tillman for assignment

TORONTO (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have designated former All-Star Chris Tillman for assignment, offering the veteran right-hander a chance to remain in the organization and pitch at Triple-A.

Tillman, who started the 2016 AL Wild Card game for Baltimore, is 1-5 with a 10.46 ERA in seven starts and hasn't pitched since May 10 because of a back injury. He has not indicated whether he will accept Baltimore's offer or choose free agency.

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