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KC's Gordon hits MLB's record 5,694th HR

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(TSX / STATS) -- TORONTO -- It was too little, too late, as it turned out for the Kansas City Royals, but it proved to be an historic moment when Alex Gordon homered in the eighth inning Tuesday night.

It was the 5,694th home run hit in the majors this season, passing the single-season record set in 2000.

The blast provided the final run of the game as the Royals fell 5-2 to the Toronto Blue Jays for their third loss in a row.


Cubs extend run to 7 in Maddon's return

(TSX / STATS) -- ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The crowd was decidedly royal blue in the Chicago Cubs' first game at Tropicana Field since 2008, and the game was much the same way.

Mike Montgomery took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, and the Cubs won their seventh straight, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Tuesday night.


Yankees beat Twins, widen WC lead to 6

(TSX / STATS) -- NEW YORK -- With a runner on and already pitching an hour after he was scheduled to start, CC Sabathia might have become upset watching Joe Mauer and Jorge Polanco bunt for base hits.

Not quite. No anger, no rage, just focus.


Red Sox edge O's 1-0 in 11 on wild pitch

(TSX / STATS) -- BALTIMORE -- The Boston Red Sox could not muster an RBI on Tuesday night.

Instead, they scored a second straight extra-inning victory over Baltimore thanks to defense and pitching.


Brewers blank Bucs again to keep pace

(TSX / STATS) -- PITTSBURGH -- On a night where offense was hard to find, Domingo Santana's solo home run held up as the Milwaukee Brewers eked out a 1-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday.

Santana's solo shot, his 26th of the season, just cleared the short wall near the left field foul pole in the fourth inning. It traveled only 338 feet and was the only damage the Brewers could muster against Pirates starter Trevor Williams (6-9).


Zimmerman, Scherzer push Nats by Braves

(TSX / STATS) -- ATLANTA -- Ryan Zimmerman has suffered through three injury-plagued seasons. Now that he's healthy again, the first baseman is putting up the kind of numbers to which the Washington Nationals have grown accustomed since he joined the lineup for keeps in 2006.

"The last 2-3 years have been a struggle for me," said Zimmerman, who has persevered through fractured thumbs, plantar fasciitis, an oblique strain and a ribcage strain that kept him out of 215 games over the last three years. "It's nice to be able to play."


Altuve, bullpen help Astros beat ChiSox

(TSX / STATS) -- HOUSTON -- With the Astros having already lost Carlos Correa and Jake Marisnick to significant thumb injuries this season, the last thing Houston manager A.J. Hinch wanted to see was All-Star center fielder George Springer putting his hand at risk on a daring play at the plate.

When Springer emerged no worse for the wear, the smiles everyone shared were a bit tenuous.


Hoskins' 2B helps Phillies beat Dodgers

(TSX / STATS) -- PHILADELPHIA -- Though the 2017 playoffs are out of the picture for the Philadelphia Phillies, that doesn't mean they can't show they're capable of hanging with those who will be extending their seasons into October.

Trying to lock down a division championship of their own, the Los Angeles Dodgers are finding that out the hard way.


Marlins top Mets on Realmuto HR in 10th

(TSX / STATS) -- MIAMI -- J.T. Realmuto said it felt strange.

New York Mets closer AJ Ramos, who was with the Miami Marlins for nearly six years before being traded in July, faced his former team for the first time.

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