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Gomes has pinch-hit homer, Braves beat Blue Jays

Atlanta Braves' Chris Johnson, left, scores past Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin on a hit by Andrelton Simmons Jr. during fifth-inning baseball game action in Toronto, Friday, April 17, 2015. (Aaron Vincent ElkaimThe Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

TORONTO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes had a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, Freddie Freeman added a two-run shot and the Atlanta Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-7 on Friday night

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Scherzer, Harper power Nationals to 7-2 win over Phillies

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer delivers a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, April 17, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer struck out nine over eight innings for his first win with the Nationals and Bryce Harper hit a three-run homer as Washington beat the reeling Philadelphia Phillies 7-2 on Friday night.

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Ovechkin, Backstrom lead Caps past Isles 4-3 in Game 2

New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo (21) scores a goal over Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) and past goalie Philipp Grubauer, from Germany, during the second period of Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series, Friday, April 17, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists and Alex Ovechkin scored once, leading the Washington Capitals and fill-in goalie Philipp Grubauer past the New York Islanders 4-3 Friday night to even their first-round playoff series at a game apiece.

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Dodgers claim pitcher Corcino from Reds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have claimed right-handed pitcher Daniel Corcino from Cincinnati and designated left-handed pitcher Ryan Dennick for assignment.

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Bonnafon, Radcliff forming 1-2 punch for Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Reggie Bonnafon made a strong case to be Louisville’s starting quarterback.

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