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Bauer has leg fracture, out 4-6 weeks

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CLEVELAND (AP) Trevor Bauer isn't going to let a stress fracture in his right leg get in the way of throwing a baseball.

Cleveland's right-hander, one of the leading candidates for the AL Cy Young Award, will be out four to six weeks with the injury, but that's not stopping him from keeping his arm in shape.

Bauer played catch from his knees while wearing a walking boot with an athletic trainer Friday afternoon at Progressive Field, more than four hours before the Indians game against Baltimore.


Scherzer goes 6 scoreless, 1st to win 16

WASHINGTON (AP) Max Scherzer is using all his tools to help keep the Nationals' playoff hopes alive.

Scherzer pitched six scoreless innings, doubled and scored twice as the Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 8-2 on Friday night for his major league-leading 16th win.


Cubs turn record-tying 7 DPs in 1-0 win

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Chicago Cubs tied a major league record by turning seven double plays Friday night, including a game-ending effort by rookie third baseman David Bote on a grounder by David Freese to finish off a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Cubs got six double plays on grounders - five with Cole Hamels pitching - and one on a line drive. The Elias Sports Bureau said the Cubs became the third team in big league history to turn seven DPs in a nine-inning game, joining San Francisco in 1969 and the Philadelphia Athletics in 1942. Both the Giants and A's lost those games.


Ramirez's 37th backs Carrasco's 15th win

CLEVELAND (AP) Carlos Carrasco's stretch of dominant pitching has come at a perfect time for the Cleveland Indians.

Carrasco pitched seven scoreless innings and moved into a tie for the AL lead with his 15th win, Jose Ramirez hit his 37th home run and Cleveland beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 on Friday night.


Nola Ks 11, beats Mets to go 9-0 at home

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Once Aaron Nola got an early lead, he was home free.

Nola struck out 11 in seven impressive innings to stay unbeaten at Citizens Bank Park, pitching the Philadelphia Phillies past the New York Mets 4-2 on Friday night.


Desmond's 5 RBIs lift surging Rockies

ATLANTA (AP) Kyle Freeland commanded all four of his pitches and had his slider working especially well.

It's been a smooth ride for the left-hander since mid-June.


Cards beat Brewers for ninth win in 10

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jack Flaherty got an extra day of rest and a chance to pitch against Milwaukee, and took advantage of both.

Kolten Wong and Marcell Ozuna drove in two runs apiece, Flaherty pitched six shutout innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Brewers 5-2 on Friday night.


Puig appealing 2-game suspension

SEATTLE (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is appealing his two-game suspension for fighting and inciting a benches-clearing incident against San Francisco.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed Friday that Puig was in the process of appealing. Puig was suspended Thursday by Major League Baseball after he took a swing at Giants catch Nick Hundley in the seventh inning of the Dodgers' 2-1 home loss Tuesday. Hundley was fined.


Bogaerts rallies Red Sox past Rays

BOSTON (AP) An early stumble did little to slow down the Boston Red Sox.

Boston scored seven straight runs after falling behind 3-0 in the first and beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Friday night.

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