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Arizona P Miller considering Tommy John

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PHOENIX (AP) Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller has a partially torn ligament in his elbow and is considering Tommy John surgery.

Miller said Thursday that he has a tear in his right ulnar collateral ligament, but it was not a 100 percent tear. He also has a flexor strain in his elbow.

Miller has been on the disabled list since Monday with right forearm soreness and consulted with three different doctors who came up with similar diagnoses.

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Tanaka outduels Sale, 3-hits Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) New York Yankees starters failed to record a complete game in all of 2016 - the first time in franchise history that's happened.

Masahiro Tanaka ended that slump this season before April was up.

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Cespedes hurts hamstring, headed to DL

NEW YORK (AP) Yoenis Cespedes reached down and golfed a knuckleball on a bounce against the right-center field wall, then while running at third-quarters speed started hopping toward second. He bent over when he reached the base and put hands on both knees.

In a series of setbacks for the New York Mets on Thursday, they scratched Noah Syndergaard because of biceps and shoulder discomfort, lost their top slugger to a strained hamstring that will send him to the disabled list, then watched substitute starter Matt Harvey get whacked.

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Syndergaard scratched with biceps issue

NEW YORK (AP) Star Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard was scratched from his start Thursday against the Atlanta Braves because of what manager Terry Colins said was minor discomfort in his biceps.

Matt Harvey was moved up a day and took the mound on five days' rest - his scheduled turn before Tuesday's rainout. Harvey also pitched on short notice last Friday in place of Jacob deGrom, who missed a start with a stiff neck.

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Manfred: 2 groups in Marlins' bidding

NEW YORK (AP) Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says two groups are still bidding to buy the Miami Marlins from Jeffrey Loria.

Former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are involved in one of the groups. Bloomberg reported Tuesday that the Jeter/Bush group won an auction for the team with a $1.3 billion bid. Manfred said some reports on the sale have been premature.

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Harper homers in 11-run 7th as Nats roll

DENVER (AP) The math is pretty simple for Dusty Baker: His big-hitting lineup plus Coors Field equals loads of runs.

"But I didn't have any idea we were going to score that many," the Washington manager said.

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Urias solid in debut, Dodgers win in 10

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Less than 24 hours after losing to the Giants in 10 innings, the Los Angeles Dodgers turned the tables and managed just their second win in their last nine games in San Francisco.

Run-scoring singles by Andrew Toles and Justin Turner in the 10th inning led the Dodgers to a 5-1 victory Thursday after Los Angeles pitcher Julio Urias made a solid start in his 2017 debut. Urias allowed one run in 5 2-3 innings after being recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City before the game.

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Cards finish doubleheader sweep of Jays

ST. LOUIS (AP) It took a little while for the St. Louis Cardinals bats to get going during Thursday's day-night doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Once they did, they made a big difference.

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Hellickson goes to 4-0 as Phils stay hot

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Just a few bob-and-weaves from the Rocky Balboa statue, the NFL set the stage for the draft that turned a chunk of the city into gridlock for future stars of the gridiron.

Lost in the hoopla just a few miles down the road, "Eye of the Tiger" blared again for Philadelphia closer Hector Neris, the theme song from "Rocky III" and the movie that inspired the statue - and just may be the fight anthem for the suddenly solid Phillies.

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Lindor's 2-run HR lifts Tribe by Astros

CLEVELAND (AP) Francisco Lindor has added game-changing power to his long list of skills.

Lindor's two-run homer in the seventh inning lifted the Cleveland Indians over the Houston Astros 4-3 Thursday night. The 456-foot blast off Chris Devenski (1-1) landed in the visitors bullpen about 50 feet beyond the center field wall.

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