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Judge, Andujar HRs help Yanks sweep M's

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NEW YORK (AP) Aaron Boone bristles at the notion his New York Yankees are all or nothing, built entirely on home runs.

"I think it's a silly argument," the manager said. "That does bother me, actually."

Maybe, but it's sure a quick way to light up the scoreboard.


Bumgarner shuts down Padres for 1st win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Madison Bumgarner isn't easily impressed in pregame warmups.

Thursday night was different.


Porcello 1-hits Twins for 7, Red Sox win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) What Rick Porcello did six days ago carried over into an outstanding performance.

Porcello allowed one hit in seven innings, Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi homered, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 9-2 Thursday to avoid a series sweep.


Arenado homers again, has 5 RBIs in win

DENVER (AP) Nolan Arenado should have no trouble getting to sleep now.

Arenado homered for the third straight game and drove in five runs to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 6-4 victory over the New York Mets on Thursday. After hitting .171 while the Rockies lost eight of 10 over the last two weeks, Arenado hit .538 in the last three games.


White Sox take Avisail Garcia off DL

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox have activated right fielder Avisail Garcia from the 10-day disabled list.

Garcia was in the lineup for Game 1 of a doubleheader Friday against the Oakland Athletics after being sidelined since April 23 because of a strained right hamstring. He was batting .233 with four RBIs in 18 games after hitting .330 and driving in 80 runs a year ago.


Suter sharp as Brewers rout sloppy Cards

MILWAUKEE (AP) Brent Suter turned a quick mistake into a big win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

The left-hander pitched seven strong innings, Manny Pina homered and the Milwaukee Brewers capitalized on a season-high four errors by St. Louis in an 11-3 victory Thursday night.


Valbuena's 2 HRs power Angels over Jays

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Kole Calhoun, Luis Valbuena and the Los Angeles Angels seem to be hitting their way out of a long funk.

Valbuena homered twice, Calhoun connected for the second consecutive game and the Angels defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-5 on Thursday night.


Straily banned 5 for throwing at Posey

NEW YORK (AP) Miami pitcher Dan Straily has been suspended for five games for intentionally throwing a pitch at San Francisco's Buster Posey while warnings were in place for both teams.

Major League Baseball also suspended Marlins manager Don Mattingly for one game Thursday and fined Straily and Mattingly undisclosed amounts.


Soto's 2-run double in 8th lifts Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) A teenager among men, Juan Soto has impressed his teammates on the Washington Nationals with his maturity and, even more so, his potent bat.

Soto hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning, and Washington beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 Thursday night in the deciding matchup of a three-game interleague series between neighboring rivals.