Record Sale: 8th straight 10-K effort ties mark

White Sox ace joins Pedro as only pitchers in MLB history with such streak

Record Sale: 8th straight 10-K effort ties mark

ST. LOUIS -- White Sox ace Chris Sale entered the record books with his 10th strikeout in Tuesday night's 2-1, 11-inning win over the Cardinals, becoming just the second pitcher in Major League history to strike out 10 or more batters in eight consecutive outings.

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Keuchel fires 8 scoreless as Astros blank Royals

Keuchel fires 8 scoreless as Astros blank Royals

HOUSTON -- Auditioning for the starting nod in the All-Star Game in front of American League manager Ned Yost, ace Dallas Keuchel fired eight shutout innings and got just enough run support from George Springer's two-run homer off the foul pole in the third inning as the Astros secured a series win with a 4-0 win over the Royals on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

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Dee motors to inside-the-park homer

Second baseman tallies first such feat at Marlins Park

Dee motors to inside-the-park homer

MIAMI -- With his blazing speed, Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon was considered the most likely Miami player to log an inside-the-park home run at Marlins Park. On Tuesday night, the projection came true.

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Moreland having charmed time in Baltimore

Moreland having charmed time in Baltimore

BALTIMORE -- Mitch Moreland cracked a small smile as he rounded third base for the second time in Tuesday's 8-6 victory over the Orioles.

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Pujols ties Angels record with 13th HR in June

Pujols ties Angels record with 13th HR in June

ANAHEIM -- Albert Pujols tied the Angels' record for most home runs in a month with his 13th long ball in June leading off the sixth inning of Tuesday night's game against the Yankees at Angel Stadium.

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Stellar Zimmermann leads Nats over Braves

Stellar Zimmermann leads Nats over Braves

ATLANTA -- It did not take the Nationals long to extend their dominance of the Braves and halt the struggles they have had against Shelby Miller. A four-run first inning provided Jordan Zimmermann more than enough support as he led Washington to a 6-1 win on Tuesday night at Turner Field.

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Phil Rogers

Last-minute All-Star Game voting advice

Last-minute All-Star Game voting advice

Come on, Astros fans. Get out to Minute Maid Park and cast those votes. You could get a free Chick-fil-A sandwich if enough of you vote at the game or, should you prefer to cast the maximum 35 votes for Jose Altuve in the privacy of your home, you could win a $1,000 shopping spree with the reigning batting champ.

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International signing period opens Thursday

Teens from around the world eligible to sign with Major League clubs

International signing period opens Thursday

Baseball dreams come true on the second day of July every year.

That date marks the first day of the international signing period and the first day teens across the globe can sign with a Major League club.

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Jesse Sanchez is a national reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @JesseSanchezMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Hendricks leads way as Cubs blank Mets

Hendricks leads way as Cubs blank Mets

NEW YORK -- The Cubs evidently didn't need to increase their offensive output very much to end their losing streak, as one run was enough in their 1-0 win over the Mets on Tuesday at Citi Field. The Mets remained punchless themselves despite the return of infielder Daniel Murphy.

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Papi extends HR mark at Rogers Centre

Hits No. 38 at ballpark, No. 57 against Blue Jays

Papi extends HR mark at Rogers Centre

TORONTO -- David Oritz has always been able to knock the ball out of the park at Rogers Centre. He was at it again Tuesday night as he swatted a solo shot in a 4-3 Red Sox victory over the Blue Jays.

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Gray hospitalized with flu-like symptoms

A's call up Bassitt to make spot start after scratching ace

Gray hospitalized with flu-like symptoms

OAKLAND -- A's right-hander Sonny Gray was hospitalized overnight with flu-like symptoms and scratched from his Tuesday home start against the Rockies.

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Keuchel turns in impressive All-Star audition

Keuchel turns in impressive All-Star audition

HOUSTON -- Though he's constantly reminded about the growing list of accolades he's accruing, ace Dallas Keuchel maintains none of it matters.

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Zimmermann continues dominance in Atlanta

Right-hander goes 7 2/3 shutout innings after scoreless start in previous outing

Zimmermann continues dominance in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Jordan Zimmermann was back to his Atlanta-stifling ways Tuesday night at Turner Field, just six days after he shut out the Braves over eight innings in D.C.

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Beltran removed with apparent injury

Beltran removed with apparent injury

ANAHEIM -- Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran was removed from Tuesday's game against the Angels in Anaheim after sustaining an apparent injury during his fifth-inning at-bat.

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Salazar follows rookie's lead with stellar outing

Right-hander flirts with no-hitter during 7 2/3 strong innings vs. Rays

Salazar follows rookie's lead with stellar outing

ST. PETERSBURG -- Danny Salazar was quick to proclaim his outing in the Indians' 6-2 victory over the Rays Tuesday the best start of his season, but he was equally as quick to give some of that credit to his teammate Cody Anderson.

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Marlins top Giants with homers inside and out

Marlins top Giants with homers inside and out

MIAMI -- Dee Gordon's first home run of the season was an exhausting one, as the speedy second baseman delivered a three-run, inside-the-park homer that energized the Marlins in their 5-3 win over the Giants on Tuesday at Marlins Park.

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2015 Draft: Signing and Bonus Tracker

Here's a complete breakdown of which 2015 Draft picks from the first 10 rounds have agreed to terms, along with their reported bonuses and starting assignments. The list will be updated through the July 17 signing deadline.

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After long wait, Brigham dazzles in MLB debut

Right-hander delivers three scoreless frames, strikes out four

After long wait, Brigham dazzles in MLB debut

ATLANTA -- Few can understand all that Jake Brigham has experienced while spending the past nine years toiling in the Minor Leagues. But those who were aware of his long journey had no choice but to be thrilled with what he accomplished as he completed three scoreless innings while making his Major League debut for the Braves during Tuesday night's 6-1 loss to the Nationals.

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De ja vu: Rangers hit four more in Baltimore

De ja vu: Rangers hit four more in Baltimore

BALTIMORE -- Red-hot Mitch Moreland turned in his second consecutive two-homer game as part of a second straight Rangers four-homer night, and Texas held off Baltimore to pick up Tuesday's 8-6 win at Camden Yards.

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Cain, Peavy officially scheduled for MLB starts

Veterans to return from disabled list, face Marlins, Nationals

Cain, Peavy officially scheduled for MLB starts

MIAMI -- The crucial trial period for Matt Cain and Jake Peavy, which has been in the conceptual stages for months, finally became imminent Tuesday when Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced the veteran right-handers will make their comeback starts Thursday and Friday, respectively.

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Santana displays readiness for Twins debut

Righty tosses eight scoreless innings in final Triple-A outing, scheduled for Sunday start

Santana displays readiness for Twins debut

CINCINNATI -- Twins right-hander Ervin Santana was impressive in his final tuneup with Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, tossing eight scoreless innings against Pawtucket.

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Homers back Salazar in Tribe's win over Rays

Homers back Salazar in Tribe's win over Rays

ST. PETERSBURG -- Danny Salazar silenced the Rays' bats and his Indians teammates clubbed three home runs in a 6-2 win over the Rays on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.

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Angels want to keep issues in-house

ANAHEIM -- The prevailing sentiment in the Angels' clubhouse on Tuesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after a FOXSports.com report detailed friction between the front office and coaching staff, wasn't anger at what took place. It was disappointment in the fact that it was made public.

"Whoever leaked that story, it's really embarrassing," Angels first baseman Albert Pujols said. "We're supposed to be a family here."

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Flowers sends Sox past Cards on Sale's night

Flowers sends Sox past Cards on Sale's night

ST. LOUIS -- The White Sox capped a history-making night by starter Chris Sale with an 11-inning, 2-1 win to open a two-game set against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Tuesday. Tyler Flowers' two-out solo homer off reliever Miguel Socolovich in the deciding frame snapped a string of seven scoreless innings by the White Sox offense and put an end to St. Louis' six-game winning streak.

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Sox take advantage of Jays in 3rd straight win

Sox take advantage of Jays in 3rd straight win

TORONTO -- David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. homered while left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez tossed six strong innings in Boston's 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.

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Nats cruise following four-run first inning

Robinson's two-run shot off Miller caps key frame

Nats cruise following four-run first inning

ATLANTA -- Before Tuesday night's series-opening 6-1 win against the Braves, Nationals manager Matt Williams talked about the importance of executing and making the most of at-bats against Shelby Miller.

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Ramirez leads Crew's comeback over Phils

Ramirez leads Crew's comeback over Phils

PHILADELPHIA -- The Brewers found an interesting way to win, 4-3, Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park.

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Axford on inactive list to tend to family matter

Rockies closer says son is doing well in recovery from rattlesnake bite

Axford on inactive list to tend to family matter

OAKLAND -- The Rockies placed closer John Axford on the temporary inactive list because he needed to take care of a family matter. But manager Walt Weiss said Axford's 3-year-old son -- who has been recovering from a rattlesnake bite he suffered during Spring Training -- is doing well.

"He has some things to take care of at home, some personal things to address," Weiss said. "His son is doing fine. I know that's what people are thinking. But he's getting better and better every day.

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Lyle Spencer

A-Rod brings game to another level vs. Angels

A-Rod brings game to another level vs. Angels

ANAHEIM -- Alex Rodriguez has had a nice career against the Angels alone: 70 homers, 165 RBIs, 173 runs scored and 251 hits with a .322 batting average and .654 slugging percentage in 201 games.

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Lyle Spencer is a national reporter and columnist for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @LyleMSpencer. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Venable saddened by ballpark fire in Eugene

Padres outfielder played at historic Civic Stadium to begin pro career

Venable saddened by ballpark fire in Eugene

SAN DIEGO -- Padres outfielder Will Venable arrived at Petco Park on Tuesday unaware that historic Civic Stadium in Eugene, Ore., where he played in summer 2005, was destroyed by a fire on Monday.

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