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Verlander wins 200th, Astros 1 up on A's

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Once they got behind closed doors in the clubhouse, the Houston Astros showered Justin Verlander with champagne.

No, it wasn't for helping them avoid a sweep at the Coliseum. But that was a nice benefit, too.

Verlander pitched just well enough to earn his 200th career win and the Astros hit five home runs, beating the Oakland Athletics 9-4 Sunday to retake sole possession of the AL West lead.

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Cubs' Darvish leaves rehab start early

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Chicago Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish lasted just one inning in his rehab start with Class A South Bend on Sunday, casting doubt on his availability for the rest of the year.

Darvish, who has been sidelined by triceps and elbow injuries, shook his arm as he left the field after striking out Great Lakes' Romer Cuadrado with a 95-mph fastball for the last out of the first. But he said the first inning was great.

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Yankees sweep Jays, lose SS Gregorius

NEW YORK (AP) In a lopsided win, this was not the kind of big hit the New York Yankees hoped to see.

Didi Gregorius hurt his left heel in a collision at first base during a 10-2 romp over Toronto on Sunday, an injury that could sideline the star shortstop for a while.

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Indians OF Martin to leave hospital

CLEVELAND (AP) Indians outfielder Leonys Martin is being released from the Cleveland Clinic after being hospitalized because of a life-threatening infection.

The plan was for Martin to leave the hospital later Sunday, team president Chris Antonetti said.

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Moustakas, Chacin lead Brewers by Cards

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jhoulys Chacin had some extra motivation.

Mike Moustakas hit a two-run double, giving Chacin all the runs he needed to beat St. Louis for the first time in his career with the Milwaukee Brewers' 2-1 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday.

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Turner's 5 RBIs help Kershaw win 150th

SEATTLE (AP) Clayton Kershaw has rarely needed much run support to pull out a win. The Los Angeles Dodgers made sure Sunday he had more than enough for a milestone victory.

The Dodgers scored five runs before Kershaw took the mound, and the three-time NL Cy Young Award winner shut down the Seattle Mariners over seven innings for his 150th career win in a 12-1 rout.

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Pollock's HR puts D-backs over Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) A.J. Pollock is regaining his form right when his team needs him most.

Pollock homered in the ninth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Sunday to stay on top of the NL West.

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Frazier's HR in 11th lifts Bucs by Cubs

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh's pitchers delivered once again, and Adam Frazier rewarded them with one big swing.

Frazier hit a game-ending homer in the 11th inning, and the Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Sunday for a split of their four-game series.

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Urena fires 2-hitter as Marlins rip Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) Jose Urena's previous start ended after one very heated pitch.

On Sunday, he went the distance.

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