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Red Sox acquire 3B Nunez from Giants

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Infielder Eduardo Nunez was traded from the San Francisco Giants to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night for minor league right-handers Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos.

The deal was finalized during San Francisco's 11-3 win over Pittsburgh and announced after the game.

"It's exciting," Nunez said while standing outside of manager Bruce Bochy's office. "You're going to go (play) for a championship. That's why we're here. That's the focus right now."

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Dodgers defeat Twins, first to 70 wins

LOS ANGELES (AP) Chris Taylor hit two run-scoring doubles and the Los Angeles Dodgers became baseball's first team to reach the 70-win mark with a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.

Kenta Maeda (9-4) pitched five solid innings for the Dodgers, who have won four straight and 35 of their last 41.

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Royals beat Tigers for 7th straight win

DETROIT (AP) The Kansas City Royals are keeping the pressure on in the AL Central, and manager Ned Yost has no big secrets to offer about their impressive winning streak.

"There's no key to staying in it. You just keep playing good," Yost said. "If there was a key to staying in it, then we would stay in it forever. You just play good. That's all you do."

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Strasburg expected to make next start

WASHINGTON (AP) The Nationals are hopeful that Stephen Strasburg will make his next scheduled start despite exiting Sunday's outing after two innings with pain in his forearm.

The right-hander met with team doctors but did not undergo an MRI, Washington manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday. Team spokeswoman Amanda Comak later told reporters that Strasburg was diagnosed with a nerve impingement that is no longer a problem, without providing further details.

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Encarnacion's slam in 11th lifts Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) Bradley Zimmer didn't care one bit that his mouth was filled with talcum powder.

To the rookie, it tasted like victory.

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Astros blank Phillies but lose Bregman

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Growing up 90 minutes from Philadelphia, Derek Fisher and his friends saw many great moments at Citizens Bank Park. On Tuesday night, with friends in attendance, it was Fisher who provided those moments.

Fisher drove in two runs just hours after arriving in Philadelphia and Charlie Morton pitched seven innings to lead the Houston Astros to a 5-0 victory over the Phillies.

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Brewers back Davies with 3 HRs, top Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) Though Zach Davies showed he's a triple-threat, the starting pitcher's best weapon was the one you'd least expect.

Travis Shaw, Eric Thames and Manny Pina homered, Davies tossed 7 2/3 innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Washington Nationals 8-0 on Tuesday night.

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Bader sparks Cards past Rockies in debut

ST. LOUIS (AP) Harrison Bader started the day in Memphis and ended it sliding across home plate with the game-winning run for the St. Louis Cardinals in his major league debut.

"I don't know if I'd say I dreamed about that moment, because that would be a little weird, but definitely just saw the perfect opportunity," Bader said after doubling to lead off the ninth inning and scoring on Jedd Gyorko's short sacrifice fly in a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

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Frazier hits into triple play, Yanks win

NEW YORK (AP) Todd Frazier got a welcoming introduction from the public-address announcer, a shout-out from the Bleacher Creatures and a warm ovation from his new fans.

Then, with a bunch of family members and friends packed in the stands, he stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded, hoping to do something really special in his home debut at Yankee Stadium.

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