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Indians' Francona hospitalized again

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CLEVELAND (AP) Indians manager Terry Francona has been hospitalized for the second time this month and will miss Tuesday night's game against Texas.

The 58-year-old manager left Monday night's game because he wasn't feeling well. The Indians say he underwent tests at Cleveland Clinic and doctors for now have ruled out major health issues. He will be monitored the next several weeks.

Francona was released from the hospital Tuesday and the team says he will spend the rest of the day at home. He's expected to return to normal duties Wednesday.

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Farrell banned 1 game for poking umpire

NEW YORK (AP) Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has been suspended one game after poking umpire Bill Miller in the chest during an animated argument over the weekend.

Major League Baseball issued the penalty Tuesday and also fined Farrell an undisclosed amount. Farrell was to miss Tuesday night's game against Minnesota at Fenway Park.

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Cy Young winners Scherzer, Arrieta clash

WASHINGTON -- A potential playoff matchup is one term being used to describe the series this week at Nationals Park between the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs and the first-place Washington Nationals.

Chicago manager Joe Maddon, however, has another term for the four-game set that continues Tuesday.

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BoSox's Sale overpowers Twins, wins 10th

BOSTON (AP) The way Chris Sale and the Boston relievers were pitching, the Red Sox didn't need to score a lot.

Sale went 6 1/3 overpowering innings with nine strikeouts, Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer for the third straight game and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Monday in a matchup of two of the AL's top teams.

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Angels win 4-0, end Dodgers' 10-game run

LOS ANGELES (AP) Ricky Nolasco was pitching well while holding the big-hitting Dodgers scoreless. The only thing that stopped him was a liner that hit him in the shin and ended his night.

Still, Nolasco pitched into the seventh inning to pick up his first win in almost two months, Yunel Escobar drove in two runs and the Los Angeles Angels snapped the Dodgers' 10-game winning streak, 4-0 on Monday night.

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Giants snap slide at 5, Rockies' skid 6

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) For a night, the San Francisco Giants delivered the key hits with runners in scoring position. They got contributions from throughout the order, made things happen on the basepaths and did all the little things. Music blared in a victorious clubhouse.

San Francisco finally got Jeff Samardzija back in the win column, too.

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Man accused of stealing Braves golf cart

ATLANTA (AP) Police say an Alabama man is accused of stealing a golf cart at the Atlanta Braves stadium and crashing it.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Marcus Jerry Stephens is accused of stealing a $4,500 golf cart that belongs to the Braves. A warrant says a witness chased Stephens after he crashed the golf cart into a metal pole around 1:40 a.m. last Wednesday. He then fled on foot before he was arrested.

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Hart heading into Brewers' Wall of Honor

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers will induct former outfielder and first baseman Corey Hart into the team's Wall of Honor.

Hart will be honored with a plaque at Miller Park and a ceremony before Friday night's game against the Miami Marlins.

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Chapman holds on as Yanks edge White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) Not much has come easy for the New York Yankees over the past two weeks. Not even the wins.

Jordan Montgomery matched his season high with seven solid innings and closer Aroldis Chapman shut down a ninth-inning rally just in time, lifting the Yankees over the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on Monday night.

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